NYC Woman’s Dog Survives Being Shot in the Mouth by Ex-Boyfriend Who Beat Her …

NYC Woman’s Dog Survives Being Shot in the Mouth by Ex-Boyfriend Who Beat Her …
Article from ABC News:

A year-old pit bull named Honey survived being shot point blank in the mouth by her owner’s ex-boyfriend during an argument at her Brooklyn apartment in New York City, according to Honey’s owner and a criminal court complaint.

Honey’s owner, Asha Stringfield, 24, told ABC News today that she has a restraining order against her 47-year-old ex-boyfriend, Kenneth White, who she said attacked her after he got annoyed about the food she had at her house and jealous about another male friend of hers. The restraining order was confirmed by court documents obtained by ABC News.

White “repeatedly punched” Stringfield in her head and face, grabbed her by the throat, pulled her off the bed by her hair and pointed a gun to her face, asking her to give him “two reasons not to shoot” her, according to a criminal court complaint filed in Brooklyn Criminal Court.

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SF dog critically hurt in Stern Grove coyote attack
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Meet the Dog Investigators Say Helped Catch Ex-Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle

Meet the Dog Investigators Say Helped Catch Ex-Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle
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One of the key players to cracking the case against former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle has a keen sense of smell and four legs.

His name is Bear and he’s a dog trained to sniff out electronic media devices, including a hidden flash drive that Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Debrota said was vital to the investigation. The 2-year-old Labrador retriever helped find evidence at Fogle’s home in Zionsville, Indiana, when authorities raided the house in early July.

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17 Dogs You Should Be Following on Instagram
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Caught on tape: Woman kicked off flight for not putting dog in carrier

Caught on tape: Woman kicked off flight for not putting dog in carrier
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Woman arguing with a police officer about putting her dog in a dog carrier.

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CHICAGO — A passenger on a United Express flight from Salt Lake City to Chicago captured the dramatic moments a woman in her 80s refused to put her dog in a carrier and was removed from the plane by police, reports CBS Chicago.

A United spokesman told CBS Chicago the dog had snapped at the flight crew and prompted the pilot to request the woman place the dog in a carrier. When she refused, the flight returned to the gate, and police officers boarded the plane to remove the woman.

According to rules posted on the United website, any pet traveling in the cabin must be carried in a kennel that can fit under the seat, and remain there at all times.

The passenger who recorded the video uploaded it to YouTube. The video has now been viewed more than a million times. The person who made the video added captions stating the dog had been growling and snapping at the crew, and that the woma…………………continues on CBS News

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Your dog may be “socially eavesdropping” on you
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Dogs may play catch, obey commands and even share the occasional dessert with their owners, but can they understand simple interactions between people?

A new study says yip-yip-yes.

In a recent experiment, dogs tended to avoid people who had snubbed the animals’ owners, the researchers found. This suggests that dogs can read human social situations, an ability known as “social eavesdropping.” [Like Dog, Like Owner: What Breeds Say About Personality]

However, not everyone is on board with the study’s conclusions.

“So far, it is not clear what dogs understand about human interactions,” said Marie Nitzschner, a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, who was not involved in the study. “More research is needed.”

Social eavesdropping

As many dog owners know, the animals eagerly watch people all the time, said the study’s senior author, Kazuo Fujita, a professor of psychology and comparative cognition at Kyoto University in Japan.

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DOG JUDGMENT: Show me your dog and I will rate it between 1 and 10

DOG JUDGMENT: Show me your dog and I will rate it between 1 and 10
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2/10, would not pet – Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Dogs are great! Some dogs, however, are better than others. Let SB Nation’s preeminent dog expert rate your dog in the comments below.

I love dogs. From the Westminster Dog Show to a sled dog nursery in the wilderness of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the strays of Baghdad, I have befriended thousands of dogs, almost all of whom were more likable than the average human. I have lived with dogs in my home for most of my life — large and small, mutt and purebred. Dogs are the best!

I would like to rate your dog on a 10-point scale. In the comments below, please leave the following:

  1. Your dog’s name;
  2. A photo of your dog OR a brief description that includes breed and size;
  3. Your dog’s strengths (“Rarely barks; expressive and velvety ears, etc.”);
  4. Your dog’s weaknesses (“Seeks out the mud puddles, really bad farts, is kind of racist, etc.”).

To give you a better understanding of what pain or reward DOG JUDGMENT may bring you, here are some of the dogs I have lived with during my life and the scores I would give them:

  • Stella (Rottweiler mix): 9.5
  • Gizmo (corgi): 8.5
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‘Buddy’ Is a Smart Collar That Keeps Your Dog Safe, Fit, and Stylish
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Believe it or not, smart dog collars are a thing. Yep, soon Fido will be nearly as connected as you are. Take the Buddy collar by Squeaker, for example.

Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, this ambitious doggy wearable is designed to keep your pet safe, healthy, and active — and add a little bit of style — all in one device.

To prevent your pooch from developing a paunch, Buddy tracks your pup’s activity throughout the day. The data collected and displayed on Buddy’s connected Android or iOS app includes how many steps your dog has taken, how far it’s walked, and the number of stairs climbed. So if your pet is starting to get a bit of wide load, you can figure out how much more activity it should get each day.

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Here Is the Biggest Reason You Love Your Dog

Here Is the Biggest Reason You Love Your Dog
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Dogs’ Gaze: The Reason They Bond With Us TIME
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5 things to know about dog flu
Article from KOKI FOX 23:

The large outbreak of dog flu in the Midwest has triggered fear among dog owners across the country. Over 1,000 dogs have become ill, and several dogs have died.

Barkpost breaks down the dog flu outbreak by responding to the most common questions pet owners have.

What is dog flu?

Dog flu, also known as canine influenza, causes primarily respiratory issues. Symptoms, which may take up to 10 days to appear, include coughing, sneezing, fever, nasal discharge, lethargy and loss of appetite. Most dogs contract a mild form of the virus and only require supportive care to recover.

Is it contagious?

Yes, just like with human influenza, dog flu can be spread by close contact. Two particular strains of dog flu are suspected in the Midwest outbreak: H398 and H392. The latter, a newer strain, is believed to be responsible for more serious symptoms and even deaths, according to the Associated Press.

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Land of 10000 Stories: Elevator riding dog is nursing home ‘angel’

Land of 10000 Stories: Elevator riding dog is nursing home ‘angel’
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Land of 10,000 Stories: Nala ‘works’ at the nursing home visiting all of her friends.

Boyd Huppert, KARE 3:27 p.m. EDT April 13, 2015

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Local doggie daycare’s temporary closure prompts dog flu concerns
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Retriever shot in head with arrow, wanders for 2 days

Retriever shot in head with arrow, wanders for 2 days
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DNA testing for dog feces on the rise in Seattle area
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Frustrated with dog owners who refuse to clean up after their pets, an increasing number of apartments in Seattle are opting to use DNA testing to identify the culprits.

The Seattle Times reports that a company called BioPet Vet Lab from Knoxville, Tennessee, is providing its PooPrints testing kits to 26 apartment and condo complexes and homeowners associations in the region.

Erin Atkinson, property manager at Potala Village Apartments in Everett says the messes are all over.

“There was poop inside the elevators, in the carpeted hallways, up on the roof,” Atkinson said. “They’re lazy, I guess.”

That’s why, since February 2014, tenants have been paying a “one-time fee of $ 29.95 for DNA testing.”

BioPet says in the past five years, the DNA test has been used in nearly 1,000 places around the country, and it’s especially popular in Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles and other large cities.

The marketing took a little longer to reach the Northwest, but King-Snohomish-Pierce counties are opportune sites. They are home to about 811,000 dogs. Seattle has 50 percent more dogs than kids, the Times said. One study said the average dog poop weighs one-third of a pound and t…………………continues on Fox News
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Riders Say Dog Viciously Attacked Horses In Trabuco Canyon

Riders Say Dog Viciously Attacked Horses In Trabuco Canyon
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TRABUCO CANYON (CBSLA.com) — Three women are trying to track down the owner of a dog that attacked their Icelandic horses during a ride Friday in O’Neill Regional Park, a popular hiking spot nestled in Trabuco Canyon.

Rider Sandie Weaver tells CBS2/KCAL9’s Laurie Perez that at around noon a large dog was running off leash when it came up and started biting the horses’ legs. She thinks it was a boxer-pitbull mix and weighed around 95 pounds.

She says the attack was unprovoked and went on for at least three minutes, with the riders trying to beat the dog off with crops while it bit the horses on the legs and neck.

Weaver says her horse, “Aska,” tried to fend off the dog as best it could but eventually whipped around to run up the hill, and she was thrown to the ground dangerously close to a cliff.

Her friend Helga Thordarson, of Trabuco Canyon, was atop her horse, “Tyr,” who was able to put a stop to the attack when it kicked the dog in the mouth. The horse suffered cuts to its legs.

The attack has left Weaver, who was fortunately wearing a helmet, badly bruised and with a possibly fractured wrist, she says.

The horses were treated by a veterinarian, who says during attacks like these it’s important to locate the dog and check for rabies.

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Joyful reunion after family finds dog lost in accident
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The Franklin County family who lost their dog following a rollover car accident has been reunited with their 1-year-old German shepherd, Georgia.

Karen Love and her husband were bringing Georgia home to Atlanta when they were involved in a crash on Interstate 85 southbound near the Franklin-Banks county line. 

“All of a sudden Dan just said, ‘He is going to hit us’” Karen Love said.

The Loves’ SUV rolled over, and over and over.

“I know it happened, but it happened so fast the next thing I knew I was upside down,” Karen Love said.

A group of good Samaritans pulled the couple out of the truck, both unhurt. They held the driver of the offending vehicle, who was later charged with DUI, until highway patrol troopers arrived. 

After they took in what was happening, the Loves say their son Eric’s dog, Georgia, was nowhere to be found.

Saturday, they made the announcement on Facebook:

“Words cannot express the joy I have at this moment. My deepest appreciation goes out to everyone who has thought about us, prayed for us, looked with us, and now celebrates with us!

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Officer shoots dog near elementary school

Officer shoots dog near elementary school
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –

A dog that had been roaming near Crystal Springs Elementary School on Friday was shot by a police officer at a home near the school, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Administrators at the Westside school on Hammond Boulevard called police about the dog, a pit bull, which had gotten loose from its home on Crystal Springs Road and was seen near the school bus stop.

The officers responding to the call found the dog and kept an eye on it while they waited for animal control to arrive. The dog walked down the sidewalk, and they followed it to its home.

When officers tried to approach the dog near the back fence, the dog turned and attempted to bite one officer’s hand.

“The officer took one step back, drew his service weapon, fired one round in a downward direction and apparently shot the dog in the upper jaw,” JSO Lt. Richard Elkins said. “The dog ceased the attack at that point in time (and) the officers withdrew.”

The owner of the dog is wondering why her dog had to be shot in the first place.

Susan Smith describes her pit bull as a big gray baby.

“He’s a big baby. A big baby. He thinks he’s about 5 pounds,” said Smith.

Brutus, 7, may not be small, but Smith said he’s never gotten out and never hurt anyone, whic…………………continues on WJXT Jacksonville
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A child and an adult who suffered dog-bite wounds were both taken to the hospital
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When a dog pounced on a boy and began biting him, the child’s relatives and a neighbor rushed to the boy’s aid, witnesses say.

They beat the dog with a skateboard, broom and belt — anything they could find — to stop the animal Saturday afternoon. Yet the canine was difficult to fend off. The attack sent the boy and an adult relative, both of whom suffered bite wounds, to the hospital.

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‘Abandoned’ Dog Chasing Pickup Truck to Be Up for Adoption Soon

‘Abandoned’ Dog Chasing Pickup Truck to Be Up for Adoption Soon
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Woman accused of demanding money for dog’s return in Durham
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DURHAM (WTVD) —

From the social media hashtag #BringBellaBack to criminal charges, the return of a missing Maltese-poodle ends with some courtroom drama.

“It was rainy and cold. She was terrified when we brought her home,” explained Kerry Wilgen. “She just curled up on the couch and went to sleep.”

An exhausted Bella was on the move for more than a week. She traveled as far away as Charlotte, according to data on her microchip.

Bella’s owners say the person who took her personally returned the dog, but not without some encouragement.

Amanda Shamese Bynum, of Carrboro, is charged with extortion, felony conspiracy, and larceny of a dog. She allegedly contacted Bella’s family and demanded hundreds of dollars for her return.

The dog had wandered away from its yard while its owner was unloading groceries.

Eyewitnesses say a driver stopped at a nearby intersection, picked up the dog, and then drove away.

Days later, a distressed Bella could be seen wearing a dog costume inside a pet store on Bynum’s social media page, according to her owners.

It would take a Good Samaritan to ensure a happy reunion.

“She’d seen the dog twice, told the woman to bring the dog back and when she realized the dog hadn’t been brought back, she dropped off the note,” explained Wilgen.

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