Dog walker loses woman’s pit bull after meltdown

Dog walker loses woman’s pit bull after meltdown
Article from New York Post:

It’s every dog owner’s nightmare.

An East Village woman entrusted her beloved pooch to a neighborhood dog walker while she was on a business trip — and he lost the pet in the cold, she told The Post on Tuesday.

Bogle was in London on business when the incident took place.Photo: Chad Rachman

“I’m absolutely devastated. I want my dog back. I seem like I’m holding it together, but I’m not. I’m on the verge of a complete breakdown,” said Morgan Bogle, 33, who owns a vegan fashion company.

Bogle said she trusted her longtime dog walker to care for her sweet pit bull mix, Sugar — a rescue animal she adopted in The Bronx four years ago — while she flew to London on business last week.

But the man flipped out while she was away, kicking the front door of her apartment Monday while shouting and swearing, witnesses said.

“He was screaming, ‘F–k you! Let me in the f–king house now!’ ” a witness said, adding that Sugar was nowhere in sight.

“He seemed manic . . . I told him, ‘You’re acting like a lunatic.’ He was muttering stuff, but it wasn’t coherent…………………continues on New York Post
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Dog owners sue Purina, say food poisons, kills pets
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Associated Press 4:23 p.m. EST February 25, 2015

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Rabid dog may have exposed other animals at Zilker Park

Rabid dog may have exposed other animals at Zilker Park
Article from KXAN.com:

AUSTIN (KXAN) – A dog confirmed to have rabies spent about three hours at Zilker Park earlier this month, animal public health officials warn.

The black and white Border Collie mix is 9-10 months old and played fetch with its owner near the sand volleyball courts. The dog did not drink from any public watering areas. However, it may have sniffed other dogs with nose-to-nose contact.

The dog was not vaccinated against rabies according to animal control officials. It started to show symptoms on Feb. 12, several days after the park visit on Feb. 8. Animal Services determined the dog was infectious when it was at the park.

Officials with Austin Animal Services say the virus can only be transmitted through oral fluids into wounds, cuts, or membranes like the mouth, nostril or eyes.

The Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services says the dog was contagious and was later put down. Symptoms of rabies can take 3 to 8 weeks to develop. During that time the virus travels through the animal’s nerves to the spinal cord and brain, then to the saliva. However, the illness can be prevented after an exposure through one or more vaccinations.

Animal Trustees of Austin offers affordable care and vaccines, including the rabies shot.

“There’s just really no excuse not to have it ,and legally you have to,” said Marissa Kilgore, a vet-tech and…………………continues on KXAN.com
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Lawsuit Claims Beneful Dog Food Kills Pets
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A new lawsuit claims that Beneful dog food may be killing its customers’ four-legged friends.

Complaints about Beneful date back several years, ABC News
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Girl, 2, Mauled To Death By Dog In West Mifflin

Girl, 2, Mauled To Death By Dog In West Mifflin
Article from CBS Local:

WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA)- Police are investigating a deadly dog mauling that left a 2-year-old girl dead in West Mifflin.

The attack took place around 8:45 p.m. Sunday at a home on Fleetwood Drive.

A pit bull bit Taylynn Devaugh, 2, of Forest Hills.  She was rushed to Jefferson Memorial Hospital, where she later died from her injuries.

Little Taylynn DeVaughn was a lively toddler. Her father says she was his little pride and joy and loved her family a lot.

But now, she’s gone after a pit bull mix mauled her at her mom’s sister’s boyfriend’s house on Fleetwood Street in West Mifflin.

“She’s just a lovely person, loves everybody,” said Cory DeVaughn, Taylynn’s father.

He says the whole family was at the house Sunday night. He said he was cooking dinner in the kitchen when all of a sudden, the dog attacked his daughter.

“I came out of the kitchen. He dropped her and she was gone, bleeding from here,” Cory said.

When police and paramedics got to the scene, they transported her to Jefferson Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead around 9:30 p.m. On Sunday. The dog was taken to a local kennel where it will be quarantined for a minimum of 10 days. It’s unclear why the dog attacked Taylynn.

“For me to go through this, to hear last night and see her at the hospital, just not her, couldn’t believe it was her and…………………continues on CBS Local
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Santa Cruz County horror: 2 dogs stuffed in sandbags, tossed from car
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Two people hospitalized after dog attack

Two people hospitalized after dog attack
Article from Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Two people were hospitalized Friday after a woman was attacked by neighborhood dogs in front of her northeast valley home, Las Vegas police said.

Police responded and fatally shot one of the dogs.

The call came in about 9:50 a.m. of four dogs that knocked down a 65-year-old woman in her front yard in the 900 block of Looking Glass Lane, near Bonanza Road and Sloan Lane.

Police said the woman suffered lacerations to her face and both arms and was taken to University Medical Center with severe injuries.

A next-door neighbor, who police said tried to intervene with a baseball bat, was bitten in the arm and also taken to University Medical Center. His condition is not known.

Two patrol officers each shot once at one of the dogs, police said. The dog died.

All of the dogs belonged to a neighbor who lived a few houses down from the woman. It was not immediately clear whether the owner will face any charges.

Police described the dogs as “pit bull and mixed breed.” Clark County Animal Control has placed the remaining three dogs in its custody.

Review-Journal photographer Bizu Tesfaye contributed to this report.

Contact reporter Cassandra Taloma at ctaloma@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her…………………continues on Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Abused dog found trapped inside nailed-shut dog house in South Los Angeles
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SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) —

Living under a piece of plastic on 83rd Street and Grand Avenue, Willis Rollins, a homeless man, thought he had seen it all: piles of trash, abandoned mattresses.

Then earlier this week, he spied a dog house left in a lane of traffic. What was inside left him disgusted.

“It’s inhumane,” Rollins said.

The dog house had been nailed shut. It sat for three days until a curious LAPD sergeant from 77th Street Station alerted a rescue group, Ghetto Rescue FFoundation. When they peered inside, two plaintive eyes looked back.

“He was just cowering in the back. His head was down. He was pushed so far into the wall. It was almost like he was trying to run, but there was nowhere else he could go. He just looked like a defeated dog,” said Alison Featherstone, who helped start the group.

The dog is a 3-year-old shepherd-chow mix, a muscular 57 pounds. Video shows the dog resisting an animal control officer, who had to pull hard to remove the dog from his crude refuge. Surprisingly, he didn’t nip, much less bark.

“He didn’t growl. He didn’t do anything,” Featherstone said.

His wounds reveal a painful history. His legs were bitten and some of the wounds were infected.

“They actually had to sedate him to shave him and clean the wounds,” Featherstone said.

The Ghetto Rescue FFoundation (GRFF) is a coaliti…………………continues on KABC-TV
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Westminster Kennel Club Show: Top 5 Dogs to Look Out For

Westminster Kennel Club Show: Top 5 Dogs to Look Out For
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It’s going to be dog-eat-dog at Madison Square Garden today, where more than 2,711 dogs representing 192 breeds and varieties will be competing for various awards at the Westminster Kennel Club Show. But only one pooch will win the top honor, Best in Show, Tuesday night.

That special canine won’t be winning any prize money, but there’s rich breeding potential and a lifetime of prestige that comes with the title.

Dog Lovers All Over World Log in to Watch Westminster Show
Dogs Ready to Have Their Day and Nights at Westminster
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Was dog mauling in Metamora murder?
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By L.L. Brasier, Detroit Free Press 9:30 a.m. EST February 16, 2015

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Seen At 11: Yale University Studying The Brain Of Man’s Best Friend

Seen At 11: Yale University Studying The Brain Of Man’s Best Friend
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork)  – Everybody thinks their dog is smart, but is your best friend ready for the Ivy League?

Hundreds of dogs are being enrolled at Yale University to find out just how intelligent they really are, CBS2’s Maurice DuBois reported.

At Yale University, dogs are captivated by a performance much like a puppet show for dogs. In one scene a rat puppet helps a hedgehog up a hill, in another, the rat knocks the hedgehog down. But what are they actually thinking? That’s what Yale researchers are trying to find out.

“Similar studies have been done with human infants, and what you find is that human infants — they don’t like the guy who was mean. And so we’re doing the same thing with dogs to try to see — do dogs morally evaluate as humans do?” Professor of Psychology Laurie Santos said.

Santos is the director of the Yale Canine Cognition Center where all they do is study dogs; the goal is to learn everything they can about the dog’s mind.

“Dogs are just fascinating. We love them, they live in our home. Anyone who hands out with a dog is constantly wondering: ‘What are they thinking? Do they love me?’” she said.

To figure all this out, in addition to the puppet show, re…………………continues on CBS Local
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Joey the ‘Extremely Nimble’ Two-Legged Dog Gets Forever Home
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Joey the Chihuahua has only two legs, but he gets around on them just fine.

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Humane Society offers reward after one dog shot, another killed

Humane Society offers reward after one dog shot, another killed
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Chula Vista Police Kill Dog After Attack Sends Two Men to Hospital
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Two men were sent to the hospital after they were bitten by a dog Sunday afternoon, according to Chula Vista Police Department.

Police and firefighters arrived to the 2400 block of La Costa Avenue around 2 p.m. after reports of two men being attacked by their dog in their own yard, Chula Vista PD said. The dog had began to attack one of the men. The second man tried to pull the dog away and was also bitten.

Both men repeatedly attemped to pull the dog away, police said. Firefighters then stepped in to attempt and restrain the dog with emergency equipment.

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Motorcyclist killed in collision with dog

Motorcyclist killed in collision with dog
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KTVB, KTVB.COM 1:36 p.m. MST February 6, 2015

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Facing 1000 Miles Of Frigid Winds With Loyal Dogs And Willpower – NPR
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Saturday marks the start of the annual Yukon Quest International Sled Dog race, a 10-day journey from Whitehorse, Yukon, to Fairbanks, Alaska, 1,000 miles away.

It’s not so much a race as a test of survival.

This year, veteran musher Lance Mackey is back on the trail. He’s considered the Michael Jordan of the dog mushing world — an athlete who fought his way to the top.

In the dog mushing world, 44-year-old Lance Mackey is like Michael Jordan. The sled dog racing veteran returns to the Yukon Quest this year.Facing 1000 Miles Of Frigid Winds With Loyal Dogs And Willpower – NPR

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