10 charged in Elizabeth dog-fighting ring; 17 dogs seized, authorities say

10 charged in Elizabeth dog-fighting ring; 17 dogs seized, authorities sayArticle from NJ.com:Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park said 10 people were charged with operating a dog fighting operation in Elizabeth. She said 17 dogs were recovered, some injured. (NJ Advance Media file photo) ELIZABETH — Ten people were arrested this weekend when police broke up a dog-fighting ring and found 17 dogs kept in a city home, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park said today. Nine city residents and a man from Irvington were arrested Saturday night after police raided a house on Magnolia Avenue and stopped a […] Continue Reading…

Driver who intentionally struck pregnant dog with vehicle sought

Driver who intentionally struck pregnant dog with vehicle soughtArticle from KPRC Houston:HOUSTON – Veterinarians are working to save a dog and her six to seven unborn puppies. Suki was hit by a car near the intersection of Vivian Road and Bentley Street, in an area off the North Freeway dubbed the “Corridor of Cruelty.” It’s an area known as a dumping ground for animals who have no owners. Volunteers with the rescue group Corridor Rescue Inc. were in the area feeding dogs on Thursday when they said they saw cruelty at its worst. Suki was in the street, […] Continue Reading…

Rescued Korean Meat-Farm Dogs Taken to Shelters for Adoption

Rescued Korean Meat-Farm Dogs Taken to Shelters for AdoptionArticle from NBC Bay Area: NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox Nearly 60 dogs are recovering at the San Francisco SPCA after a long flight from South Korea. The dogs were rescued from a meat farm outside of Seoul, where dog meat is considered a delicacy. Bob Redell reports. (Published Friday, Mar 20, 2015) Updated at 10:57 PM PDT on Friday, Mar 20, 2015 Most of the 57 dogs rescued […] Continue Reading…

New Study to Investigate Whether Dog Saliva Can Help With Allergies

New Study to Investigate Whether Dog Saliva Can Help With AllergiesArticle from ABC News: World News Videos | US News Videos Copy It turns out that man’s best friend might could also hold a key to lessening those pesky allergic reactions. Researchers from the University of Arizona are launching a new study to see if ABC News
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Video Shows Medford Man Allegedly Tossing Girlfriend’s Dog

Video Shows Medford Man Allegedly Tossing Girlfriend’s DogArticle from Boston.com:By John Waller @jd_waller Boston.com Staff | 03.17.15 | 8:05 PM A Medford man is facing three felony animal-cruelty charges after his neighbor filmed him allegedly abusing a dog on three separate occasions, according to a Medford Police statement. Police identified Ryan Baker, 32, as the person throwing the dog in the above video, which police released Tuesday. Police also have video from the neighbor of Baker dragging the dog by its leash, punching it, and kicking it. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below […] Continue Reading…

Police Announce Arrests in Case of Dog Tied to Train Tracks

Police Announce Arrests in Case of Dog Tied to Train TracksArticle from ABC News: Cabela, a 1-year-old mixed breed dog who was rescued after being shot and tied to railroad tracks in Tampa, has captured a nation’s heart, while police have announced four arrests in connection with the dog’s abuse. “Cabela was shot because she wouldn’t fight,” said Andrea Davis, a Tampa Police spokeswoman. A photo of the bloodied dog in a police officer’s arms was widely circulated earlier this month. Police have received thousands of messages in the case, including adoption offers, via phone calls, emails and […] Continue Reading…

Dog walker loses woman’s pit bull after meltdown

Dog walker loses woman’s pit bull after meltdownArticle 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 […] Continue Reading…

Rabid dog may have exposed other animals at Zilker Park

Rabid dog may have exposed other animals at Zilker ParkArticle 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 […] Continue Reading…

Girl, 2, Mauled To Death By Dog In West Mifflin

Girl, 2, Mauled To Death By Dog In West MifflinArticle 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 […] Continue Reading…

Two people hospitalized after dog attack

Two people hospitalized after dog attackArticle 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 […] Continue Reading…