Atlanta dog takes fatal bullet for his family

Atlanta dog takes fatal bullet for his family
Article from KHON2:

ATLANTA (WXIA/CNN) – They say all dogs go to heaven. That will be especially true for one German Shepherd in Atlanta.

Police say the dog protected his family from gunfire.

Witnesses said the shooting began with road rage and ended with the gunman following the SUV to a strip mall on Ralph David Abernathy.

“About five minutes later, they pulled back through they just rolled right up. You know what I’m saying? They pulled the gun out and started clapping,” said one of the victims, who asked not to be identified.

The Chevy Suburban was full of children as bullets flew through the windows, leaving shattered glass inside the SUV and on the ground.

“They had hit the back of his car. Which the dog had jumped in front of the bullet I guess to save one of the children or the wife,” said the victim, who was uninjured.

It was the family’s dog could be seen in surveillance video trotting past one of the nearby shops after the shooting occurred.

“The dog took the bullet for the kids so the kids would be safe,” said one of the people who saw the scene play out.

The dog was mortally wounded in the gunfire and ran behind the building where he died.

“They were fired upon and their family was terrorized and they survived that only to find that their pet is now gone. It’s sad for the whole family, especially…………………continues on KHON2
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Couple shocked at ‘dog lease’ deal
Article from U-T San Diego:

After Anthony and Françoise Claessens picked out a purebred bichon frise puppy and got it home, they were more than a little surprised to look closely at the financing paperwork.

They had leased a dog.

The contract required regular service and maintenance and allowed the finance company to “inspect the pet at any reasonable time.” At the end of 27 months of $ 95.99 payments, they would still not own the dog, which they named Tresor.

“I have never heard of leasing a dog in my life,” Anthony Claessens said. “We were under the understanding we were purchasing a dog… I feel that we were swindled.”

The store, Oceanside Puppy, and finance company WAGS Financing of Reno, Nev., say that’s not the case.

“We call it puppy payments, and you can make payments via lease or via traditional loan program,” said David Salinas, who owns the shop on Oceanside Boulevard. “Just like any other transaction, whether you buy a car or a puppy, or jewelry, the transaction is the same when you make a payment.”

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Officers come to rescue of dog found abandoned, tied to sign on Bronx street

Officers come to rescue of dog found abandoned, tied to sign on Bronx street
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Police are searching for the person who abandoned a dog on a street in the Bronx.

A warning before you watch the video: Some may find the video of the dog disturbing.

He was found tied to a street sign. And it was bad enough that someone had abandoned this dog, but wrapped so tight around his nose was a muzzle, cutting off his circulation.

“We called the cops. He was bleeding. I never expected someone to be that cruel to an animal,” said a woman named Alice, who didn’t want to be otherwise identified or appear on camera.

She was able to take video of NYPD officers who came to the rescue and began to cut away the choking muzzle.

“You’re a good dog. You’re so good. You’re a good boy,” said a woman named Shawnee, who talked to him as others tried to keep him calm while an officer worked to cut away the muzzle.

“He was so sweet. He was so loving. He wasn’t like, angry about what was happening to him. He just wanted relief,” Shawnee said.

“It looked like he had a tough time trying to cut the dog free?”, we asked. “Yes, he had a tough time. He was there like five minutes or so,” said Alice.

They even needed something sharper that still wouldn’t injure the dog. They got the first piece, then the second.

Injured, but now relieved to be free, the dog never showed any signs of aggression or fear. Sha…………………continues on WABC-TV
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SEE IT: Houston family rescues dog with jug stuck on head
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click2houston A Houston family rescued a stray dog that had a plastic jug stuck on his head. click2houston The family shot a video of them carefully removing the jug with a pair of scissors. click2houston ‘He’s a cutie!’ her son exclaimed when he finally got a clear look at the animal’s face.

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This dog was a real jughead.

A Houston family rescued a stray dog that was seen roaming their property for months with a plastic jug on his head.

Audra Bohannon told TV Station KPRC they believe the 5-month-old German Shepherd placed his head into the container used as a pet feeder trying to get some food. The resident said she felt guilty every time she saw him because she believed the jug came from her barn.

“Every night I went to bed thi…………………continues on New York Daily News
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FRENCH VALLEY: Toddler recovering after dog attack

FRENCH VALLEY: Toddler recovering after dog attack
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FRENCH VALLEY: Toddler recovering after dog attack

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Authorities impounded this 6-year-old Labrador mix, Saturday afternoon, Nov. 15, after it was identified by a witness as the dog who attacked a toddler in a French Valley park on Friday.


A toddler is recovering after underg…………………continues on Press-Enterprise
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Texas woman sues owners of dog killed by her pit bulls
Article from Fox News:
Published November 16, 2014

A Texas woman whose four pit bulls entered her neighbors’ yard through a hole in the fence and killed their 10-year-old beagle is suing them for $ 1 million.

Emerald White says in her lawsuit filed this week in Galveston County district court that she was “seriously injured” on Oct. 27 trying to stop the attack and retrieve her dogs. She says she suffered “multiple serious bite and scratch-type injuries” and accuses her neighbors of failing to securely confine and restrict their dog, Bailey.

White also contends she’s feeling “conscious pain and suffering and now suffers also from fear, anxiety and trepidation.”

Bailey’s owner, Steve Baker, told The Galveston County Daily News that everyone was telling him to sue White but that he didn’t because it wouldn’t bring Bailey back and the police declared her dogs dangerous.

“The police took the action I wanted and declared those dogs dangerous and awareness was raised, so I decided to let it go,” Baker said. “Now they’re suing me for $ 1 million — I just can’t believe it.”

Each of the animals must be registered with Texas City annually as a dangerous dog. A sign must be p…………………continues on Fox News

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Soldier’s hero dog ‘stolen’ by military

Soldier’s hero dog ‘stolen’ by military
Article from New York Post:

Where’s Matty?

On July 20, 2013, Spc. Brent Grommet returned from Afghanistan with his military working dog, a Czech German shepherd named Matty. The two had gone through basic training together, deployed together and were injured together when a roadside IED detonated.

Grommet slept on top of Matty’s crate as they flew back to the United States. Upon landing at an Air Force base in New Jersey, the two were separated — standard operating procedure.

Grommet wasn’t worried, though: According to Army regulations, if he wanted Matty, he had the sole right to adopt his military working dog. This right is colloquially known as Robby’s Law, and was signed by President Clinton in 2000.

Spc. Grommet and Matty

Grommet had already filled out the adoption paperwork in the Middle East and handed it over to K2 Solutions, the private firm that then contracted with the Army on canine issues — and who took Matty for an examination.

But Brent Grommet never saw Matty again. He says a Lt. Col. Richard Vargas absconded with Matty, and the military has done nothing to make it right………………….continues on New York Post
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Delta loses Tampa passenger’s dog
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Courtney Robinson, 11:32 p.m. EST November 7, 2014


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