To Eat Dog, or Not to Eat Dog

To Eat Dog, or Not to Eat Dog
Article from The Atlantic:

Gia cay, a Vietnamese substitute for dog meat made from stewed pig’s feet (Elisabeth Rosen)

HANOI, VIETNAM—The practice of eating dog meat has alternately puzzled and appalled many Westerners, launching essays on ethics and graphic exposés on the dog-meat industry in Southeast Asia. China, Korea, and Vietnam are centers of a centuries-old culinary tradition that is shunned in many other parts of the world, with Vietnam in particular The Atlantic
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Hotel Hopes Guests Head Home With a Rescue Dog
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At this hotel, guests get welcomed with a wagging tail or a warm lick to the face.

A dog will bound out from behind the registration desk, clad in an “Adopt Me” vest, as visitors arrive at the Aloft hotel in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, believed to be the only hotel in the U.S. where guests can adopt the dog that greets them when they check in.

But the hotel doesn’t overwhelm road-weary travelers to this mountain tourist mecca, where people come to tour the nation’s largest home, the Biltmore estate; cast a fly-fishing rod; or hoist a beer in what has been dubbed “Beer City USA.” There’s only one adoptable dog at a time, and it’s always on a leash.

The pooches at the Aloft Asheville Downtown hotel are part of an adoption program run by the hotel and Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue. The rescue saves the pets from possible euthanasia at area shelters.

“We feel like we are saving lives,” said Christine Kavanagh, Aloft’s director of sales.

Hotel and rescue workers hope the program not only becomes permane…………………continues on ABC News
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Blind Dog Survives 15-Story Fall With Big Splash

Blind Dog Survives 15-Story Fall With Big Splash
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A blind dog survived a fall from the balcony outside his owner’s California condo — falling 15 stories and landing in hot water at the same time.

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Stray Dog Credited for Christmas ‘Miracle’ Cancer Cure
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Adopting a stray dog while in the midst of battling a disease that was deemed incurable hardly seems like the best timing, yet that’s exactly what Bill Hogencamp and his wife Kathy decided to do.

They believe that decision helped save his life.

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#SaveBela dog gets reprieve from Utah animal sanctuary Owner’s will says …

#SaveBela dog gets reprieve from Utah animal sanctuary Owner’s will says …
Article from CNN:

  • #SaveBela started after the public learned a healthy Indiana dog might be euthanized
  • In her will, Bela’s late owner asked that the dog be put to sleep and laid to rest with her
  • A Utah animal sanctuary has agreed to take the dog

(CNN) — The Internet got its Christmas wish to #SaveBela.

Bela is now being sent to live at a Utah animal sanctuary. The Indiana German shepherd tugged at collective heartstrings last week when it was revealed he could be euthanized due to a stipulation in his late owner’s will.

But Bela will go to Best Friends Animal Society, the group revealed on its blog Tuesday.

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Dog chases ambulance carrying owner in Brazil
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TAGUATINGA, Brazil, Dec. 24 (UPI) — A Brazilian emergency responder captured video of a loyal dog chasing the ambulance that was taking his owner to the hospital.

Celiomar Ferreira do Couto, 42, an emergency responder in Taguatinga, said he took video of the dog chasing the ambulance after the canine’s owner suffered a seizure.

He told Brazilian news outlet Globo the dog’s actions show “the love the animal has for the owner.”

Thew ambulance pulled over after a few moments and allowed the dog to join its owner, who do Couto said was conscious and aware of the canine’s presence.

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Cruelty charges dropped in dog deaths at Ariz. kennel – USA TODAY

Cruelty charges dropped in dog deaths at Ariz. kennel – USA TODAY
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Veteran, his service dog mistreated by airline
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Louise Knott Ahern, Michigan.com 2:11 p.m. EST December 22, 2014

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Officials: Missing Dog Was Dyed to Deceive

Officials: Missing Dog Was Dyed to Deceive
Article from ABC News:

SAN JACINTO, Calif. — Dec 20, 2014, 5:35 PM ET

Coco, a reddish-brown pit bull with white markings, went missing from her Southern California home on Thanksgiving. Nearly a month later, she was found and reunited with her owners ? but she was a different color.

Riverside County animal services officials made the match when they scanned a stray, black dog for an implanted microchip and found she was listed as an 8-month-old reddish-brown pit bull adopted in October from a San Jacinto shelter, the Press-Enterprise reported ( http://bit.ly/1JxnzqH ).

Officials believe Coco was stolen and dyed in an act of deception to make it harder for owners Christopher Ingrassi and Heather Lowry to find her, said Riverside County Field and Shelter Deputy Director Frank Corvino. Officials believe the dog escaped from the thief’s property.

“The dye job is not very good,” Corvino said in a statement. “But it would work if someone’s looking for their missing, reddish-brown dog.”

Animal Services spokesman John Welsh said Coco shouldn’t suffer any…………………continues on ABC News

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A New Look to Dye For! Stolen IE Dog Is Reunited With Owner… But Is a …
Article from NBC Southern California:

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An Inland Empire dog owner has been reunited with her stolen pooch… but it is a completely different color. (Published Saturday, Dec 20, 2014)

Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 • Updated at 10:23 AM PST

An Inland Empire, Southern California, dog owner has been reunited with her stolen pooch — but the dog is now a completely different color.

Heather Lowery was overjoyed when she discovered her missing mutt had been identified via a microchip after being found wandering the streets by animal control workers.

However she had to do a double take when she went to the San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus Thursday, because her once-blond pit bull puppy Cocoa had been dyed a distinct shade of coal by t…………………continues on NBC Southern California

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#SaveBela campaign may spare dog’s life

#SaveBela campaign may spare dog’s life
Article from CNN:

  • A deceased Indiana woman asked in her will that her pet dog be euthanized
  • Three weeks after her death the dog, Bela, remains alive
  • Animal lovers have started a #SaveBela hashtag on Twitter

(CNN) — Connie Ley made an unusual request in her will before she died last month in Aurora, Indiana: She asked that her German shepherd, Bela, be euthanized and buried with her.

Three weeks later, however, Bela, who is 9 years old and male, is healthy and very much alive. And there’s a growing movement on social media to defy his late owner’s wishes and spare the animal.

Ley’s attorney, Doug Denmure, told CNN affiliate WCPO-TV that his late client preferred to send…………………continues on CNN
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Here Are The 4 New Breeds Of Dogs
Article from Business Insider:

Four new dogs have been declared “recognized breeds” by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

The announcement came on Wednesday that the Spanish water dog (a farm and fishing dog), the Bergamasco (an Italian sheepdog with a matted coat), the Boerboel (a South African watchdog), and the Cirneco dell’Etna (a Sicilian rabbit-hunting breed) will now be eligible to compete in any AKC-sanctioned dog show. 

Criteria includes having several hundred of the dog breed nationwide.

ShutterstockThe Spanish water dog is a herding dog.The Spanish water dog is an ancient breed of dog with it’s earliest ancestor dating back to the Iberian Peninsula in 1110 AD and some of these dogs can still be found working in the mountain of southern Andalusia herding cattle, pigs, goats, and sheep, Business Insider
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Woman’s will states her dog should be killed, buried with her… or sent to …

Woman’s will states her dog should be killed, buried with her… or sent to …
Article from fox13now.com:

Courtesy: #SaveBella Twitter

AURORA, Ind. – A woman who recently died wrote in her will her dog must be buried with her… or sent to an animal shelter in Utah.

The issue is her German Shepherd, Bella, is still very much alive.

According to WCPO, Connie Lay died Nov. 25 and her attorney, Doug Denmure, said Lay stated in her last will and testament she wanted her dog to be euthanized, cremated and its ashes combined with hers.

However, the will allows for an out; the dog may also be sent to Best Friends Animal Society in Utah.

But, she said if that endeavor prov…………………continues on fox13now.com
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‘Dogs in Cars’ captures joys of being a dog
Article from Houston Chronicle:

For many dogs, happiness is a car ride.

You can watch their delight as their ears flap in the wind; noses inhaling a symphony of smells.

Los Angeles photojournalist Lara Jo Regan captures this simple pleasure in her new book, “Dogs in Cars” (Countryman Press, $ 19.95).

“I used to watch dogs hanging outside of car windows when I was in a traffic jam. It’s mood elevating to see how happy they are,” Regan said. “I call it pooch Prozac.”

To get the shots, Regan created a device made of hiking gear and photo supplies that suspends her by a harness outside of the car so she can snap dogs in their joy-ride wonderment.

She photographed dozens of dogs riding in cars, starting with pets of family members and friends. Then she turned to Craigslist for four-legged models, and she even scoped out Los Angeles dog parks. At one park underneath L.A.’s famous Hollywood sign, Regan approached dog owners in true Hollywood fashion: “‘I can make your dog a star,” she’d say jokingly.

But in reality, all of the dogs featured in her book are stars.

How to photograph your furry friend

Lara Jo Regan advises leaving it to a professional to snap photos of your furry friend hanging out of a car window – if in fact you allow your pet that potentially dang…………………continues on Houston Chronicle

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“Mass Grave” Found at Indiana Dog Rescue

“Mass Grave” Found at Indiana Dog Rescue
Article from NBC Chicago:

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Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 • Updated at 9:22 PM CST

The owner of a dog rescue in northwest Indiana has been accused of animal neglect after police found a mass dog grave and several dogs in “deplorable conditions” at the rescue.

Police began investigating Paws Here Foundation, Inc., in the 22900 block of Harrison Street in Lowell, Indiana, in October after volunteers told police that dogs were being neglected, police said in a statement.

A detective spoke with the rescue’s owner, Kenneth D. Wilson, about the allegations and Wilson said he would address the concerns, according to authorities.

After “a reasonable amount of time,” the detective said she saw no imp…………………continues on NBC Chicago

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Norman Bridwell, Creator of ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Books, Dies at 86
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As a boy, Norman Bridwell fantasized about having a dog big enough for his loving owner to ride. His 1963 book led to dozens of titles and inspired an animated television series and a movie. Credit Charles Sykes/Associated Press

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Meet the rescue dog playing Sandy in ‘Annie’

Meet the rescue dog playing Sandy in ‘Annie’
Article from New York Post:

Arriving at her film premiere in a chauffeur-driven Mercedes, walking the red carpet with producers Will Smith and Jay Z — it’s a dog’s life for Marti, the golden retriever-chow mix who stars as Sandy in the new “Annie.”

Marti plays “Sandy the Dog” in the upcoming film “Annie.”Photo: Sony Pictures

The 6-year-old female was rescued from the Adopt-a-Dog shelter in Armonk, NY, by trainer Bill Berloni.

He says film director Will Gluck had a series of requirements for the new Sandy: she had to be female, able to spin in circles on cue and look different from the scruffy Sandys of the past. Berloni cast terrier mixes for both the original Broadway show and the 2012 revival. (The 1982 “Annie” movie starred an otterhound.)

Marti was the 16th dog to audition, and, with her fluffy chow hair trimmed down, she scored the role.

Since “Annie” wrapped, Marti has made her theater debut in the off-Broadway play “The Open House.”

“Hopefully, she’ll work a little bit more before she retires,” Berloni says.

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Jeremy Hill jumps into the dog pound and gets rejected!
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Ailing dog Dasher dies after Queens car-throw: ASPCA

Ailing dog Dasher dies after Queens car-throw: ASPCA
Article from New York Daily News:

BluePearl Veterinary Partners Dasher, a female Rottweiler seriously injured after being jettisoned from a car, was treated for a week at Blue Pearl Veterinary Associates in Forest Hills, but was so badly injured she needed to be euthanized, the ASPCA said Monday.

Dasher, the dog tossed from a car in Queens last month, didn’t make it, officials said Monday.

The six-year-old female Rottweiler was so badly injured she needed to be euthanized, according to the ASPCA.

Her case had outraged animal lovers from all over.

“After thorough examinations by multiple veterinary specialists and round-the-clock efforts to improve her delicate condition, Dasher was not responding to treatment,” the ASPCA said in a statement. “Due to several serious medical complications that were causing significant disc…………………continues on New York Daily News
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Controversial petition to euthanize “Dino” the guard dog
Article from wwlp.com:

WARE, Mass. (WWLP) – There’s controversy surrounding a petition to euthanize a guard dog that has bitten more than a dozen people.

“Dino” can be found in a dog pen surrounded by signs warning people not to trespass behind the Villa restaurant on Main Street in Ware .

“This dog is doing its job all its doing is protecting its owner and its family and its property from people breaking into it.” The restaurants owner and 2nd floor resident Stephen Kolenovic got Dino to protect his property, and says that’s exactly what the dog is doing.

There have been 12 or 13 people that have been bitten by Dino, but in each case they were inside his fence, and none were ever charged or fined for trespassing.

Most recently a man was bitten by Dino, who claimed he was just trying to get through the property.  But after reviewing his surveillance cameras Steve Kolenovic believes the man was trying to steal some tools.

“I would love to see this guy charged, said Kolenovic about the man who he said was bitten while on his property. “And I understand Chief Healey has concerns but I think that his concerns are a little misguided because we have bigger concerns in this town than…………………continues on wwlp.com
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