Only On 2: Pet Owner Pushes For New Law After Dog’s Tongue Was Partially …

Only On 2: Pet Owner Pushes For New Law After Dog’s Tongue Was Partially …
Article from CBS Local:

REDLANDS (CBSLA.com)  —  A pet owner is pushing for a new law after her dog’s tongue was partially cut off by a groomer.

It’s a story that is Only On 2.

CBS2’s Crystal Cruz spoke with the pet owner, Crystal Smilden.

The pet owner told Cruz that her dog Smokey’s kisses and licks just aren’t the same.

Smilden says part of the 11-year-old dog’s tongue was accidentally cut off by the groomer.

“I’m holding him and he’s hot and so he’s panting in my face and the smell was so overwhelming. I’ve never smelt so much iron from the blood and that’s when I saw it gone and I just … it was hard [to look at],” Smilden said.

It’s been a week since Smilden picked up up Smokey from Flawless Pet Grooming in Redlands.

She showed Cruz a picture of the dog’s bloody face as well as a photo of Smokey with his tongue visibly cut.

“Once he came out and I saw his snout I was in shock,” she said. “I think it was an accident and an act of negligence.”

The owner of the pet salon declined to talk on-camera but said she’s heartbroken and that this was a first in her 30-plus years in business she’s had such an accident.

Smilden is considering legal action and wants California law changed to require all groomers are licensed, something not currently mandated.

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Ebola patient’s dog crated, handling quarantine well
Article from USA TODAY:
Rebecca Lopez, WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth 6:13 p.m. EDT October 15, 2014

Bentley, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel owned by Dallas nurse Nina Pham, is under quarantine while Pham recovers from Ebola. WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

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Why was one ‘Ebola dog’ saved while the other was euthanized?

Why was one ‘Ebola dog’ saved while the other was euthanized?
Article from Washington Post:

October 14 at 10:00 AM
Demonstrators with pets hold signs in support of Excalibur, the dog of the Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola, outside her apartment. Excalibur has since been euthanized, but the American patient’s dog will live. (REUTERS/Sergio Perez)

The first Ebola infections to take place in Spain and the United States had one unfortunate detai…………………continues on Washington Post
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‘Spartacus’ the dog stabbed: Owner, LAPD speak out
Article from KABC-TV:

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) —

The owner of Spartacus, a pit bull that was stabbed in South Los Angeles, and the LAPD are speaking out about the incident.

After undergoing two hours of surgery, Spartacus left the Pet Care Center on Monday. But he isn’t going home, because the person who stabbed him is still out there.

“He’s lucky to be alive because they did not get the jugular at all, so it appears that it was just a hatchet job, just slicing, slicing, slicing,” said Alex Kyrklund of the Pet Care Center.

Spartacus’ owner said her neighbor hit Spartacus over the head with a shovel and slashed him several times with a knife, apparently because the neighbor just didn’t like pit bulls. The Ghetto Rescue Foundation helped Spartacus’ owner get him to the hospital early Saturday morning.

“He’s hollering at my window, ‘Next time I see your dog, I’m going to kill your dog, I’m going to kill your dog,” said the owner, who did not want to give her name. “This man doesn’t have any scars on him, any marks on him, or his dog.”

Veterinarians at the Pet Care Center say Spartacus was still remarkably loving to humans even though he had just endured such pain at the hands of one.

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Unlike in Spain, Dallas Ebola patient’s dog will be saved

Unlike in Spain, Dallas Ebola patient’s dog will be saved
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Dallas won’t kill dog of Ebola-infected hospital worker
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Jason Gale and Zain Shauk, Bloomberg News 9:56 a.m. EDT October 13, 2014

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Woman hit by car in Brooklyn while trying to rescue dog that was struck …

Woman hit by car in Brooklyn while trying to rescue dog that was struck …
Article from New York Daily News:

facebook Kristin Rendina was struck and seriously injured by a car after trying to help her dog who was just hit.

Her beloved pooch was mowed down before her eyes by a heartless driver who didn’t even stop.

And when Kristin Rendina ran into a Brooklyn street Friday night to try to save her dying dog, the woman was struck by another driver. That driver didn’t stop, either.

The dog died, and Rendina was in critical condition Saturday at Lutheran Medical Center.

“The first car killed my daughter’s dog,” said Rendina’s distraught mother, Maryann DeRosa. “She ran out and she tended to him — and that’s when she gothit.”

Rendina, 31, was walking her miniature pinscher, Pasquolino, and her pit bull, Gino, when the smaller dog was run down by a vehicle heading south on W. Second St. near A…………………continues on New York Daily News
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Pack of dogs ‘didn’t stop’ until one was shot
Article from Detroit Free Press:
Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press 10:10 a.m. EDT October 4, 2014

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Dog Owner Gets at Least 15 Years in Fatal Mauling

Dog Owner Gets at Least 15 Years in Fatal Mauling
Article from ABC News:

The morning walk that would be the last of Pamela Devitt’s life was more than just a routine stroll. It was part of the retiree’s effort to keep fit for her golden years with a young grandson.

The fitness regimen and the plan to move out of state with her husband to be closer to their son’s family ended tragically when four pit bulls attacked, biting her more than 150 times. On Friday, the dogs’ owner saw his future plans evaporate when he was sentenced in Los Angeles County Superior Court to 15 years to life in prison.

The rare second-degree murder conviction in a dog mauling had come because Alex Jackson repeatedly ignored complaints about his dogs from horseback riders, neighbors and a postman. Prosecutors said he was well aware of the danger they posed and did nothing about it.

Devitt, 63, hardly stood a chance when the dogs leaped over Jackson’s fence and attacked her in May 2013, on the home stretch of her two-mile walk in the high desert town of Littlerock, about 60 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

She was unarmed, didn’t have a phone and no one was nearby. By the time help arrived, she had been savaged from head to toe and an arm was severed. She died from blood loss.

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Man loses hands, feet in dog attack in Detroit
Article from Detroit Free Press:
Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press 6:41 p.m. EDT October 3, 2014

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Streetcar dog attack: Pit bull had history of problems with other dogs, report …

Streetcar dog attack: Pit bull had history of problems with other dogs, report …
Article from The Oregonian – OregonLive.com:

The pit bull that attacked a Pomeranian last week aboard a Portland streetcar had past problems getting along with other dogs, according to records obtained Thursday by The Oregonian.

The pit bull’s fate remains up in the air as new details of the Sept. 24 confrontation emerge. It lunged at the tiny dog, latched onto the 13-year-old Pomeranian’s head and shook it as commuters watched in horror.

Multnomah County Animal Services has completed its report on the encounter and released it to the newspaper after a public records request.

The report lists the owner as Erica Montoya of Westminster, Colo., and says that she reported the pit bull known as Baby Girl or Purdy missing from her home this past June after adopting it from the Longmont Humane Society in August 2012.

Longmont officials told Montoya before adopting the dog that it “wasn’t always good with other dogs” but “got along great with kids and people and was even fine with c…………………continues on The Oregonian – OregonLive.com
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Jones Co. investigating dog death
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2:48 p.m. EDT October 1, 2014

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