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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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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
Article from WABC-TV:

GRAND CONCOURSE (WABC) —

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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Cops: Woman, disabled girl and dog found slain in Waukegan

Cops: Woman, disabled girl and dog found slain in Waukegan
Article from Chicago Tribune:

The bodies of a woman, disabled girl, and dog were found dead in their Waukegan home around 6:15 p.m. Sunday. (Posted June 9, 2014)

A Waukegan man has been charged with killing his wife and disabled 17-year-old daughter before injuring himself by cutting his wrists, authorities said.

Anthony Marcus, 53, was ordered held this morning at Lake County Jail on $ 5 million bail, according to Cynthia Trujillo-Vargas, a spokeswoman for the state’s attorney’s office.

Police found the woman, girl and a dog dead in a Waukegan townhome after police got a 911 call from a man who said he had just killed his family and was going to kill himself, authorities said.

Authorities have not released the identity of the child but Trujillo-Vargas identified the dead woman as Sun Marcus, 50.

When officers arrived at the home in the 4100 block of Continental Drive, they found “what they believe to be a suicide note” on the porch, Waukegan Police Cmdr. Joe Florip said. Th…………………continues on Chicago Tribune

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Teach your dog to be well mannered
Article from WOODTV.com:

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) Sixty-two percent of Americans own some kind of pet, and among those pet owners, seven in ten own a dog. That means there’s a pretty big need out there for dog training and products to help take care of your dog. A spot that covers all of that, plus doggy daycare, agility training, and a whole lot more, is The Well Mannered Dog Center!

Training at the Well Mannered Dog Center is important because it teaches your dog leadership and safety and also makes them a comfort in your home. The Well Mannered Dog Center is branching out by partnering with the City of Wyoming to do dog classes in August and September. That schedule is still being set. They’re also working with Bryce Lichtig of Lichtig’s Canine Academy, which has a system for dogs that are a little more difficult to handle.

One thing to consider this time of year is heat stroke, which is common in dogs. Some signs to look out for are dry skin, a bright red tongue and pale gums, a temperature of more than 103 degrees, thick saliva, or even collapse or coma.

The Well Mannered Dog Center has everything you need to keep your dog healthy at their Forget Me Not store. You can find health items such as dietary supplements f…………………continues on WOODTV.com
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Mother dog found shot to death in cage while nursing puppies: sheriff

Mother dog found shot to death in cage while nursing puppies: sheriff
Article from New York Daily News:

Angels & Outlaws Second Chance Bully Ranch These 10 puppies were discovered in a crate along a Springton, Texas road Wednesday morning while nursing off its dead mother after it was shot in the head, according to the Parker County Sheriff.

If they had been old enough to fully open their eyes, they’d have seen their mother lying in a pool of blood.

Authorities in Texas are hoping to cage the person, or people, responsible shooting a mother dog in the head and leaving its body in a crate to nurse its blood-spattered puppies.

The extremely disturbing scene was reported to deputies Thursday morning by a school bus driver who saw the dog lying inside the bloody cage along a Springton road, according to the Parker County sheriff.

When animal control officers arrived they discove…………………continues on New York Daily News
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The Story Behind That Video of Whisper, the BASE Jumping Dog
Article from Mother Jones:

You just watched a video of four-year-old Whisper, the world’s first wingsuit-clad, BASE jumping dog. She was strapped to her owner—Adidas-sponsored, Santa Barbara-based free climber and BASE jumper Dean Potter—when she took a dive from a 13,000-foot mountain peak in the Swiss Alps. The footage was captured with a GoPro camera. The YouTube video, posted on Tuesday, currently has more than 450,000 views and has received enthusiastic coverage from USA Today, the Daily Beast, Glenn Beck’s Mother Jones
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Ancient Dog Burial Site Found

Ancient Dog Burial Site Found
Article from ABC News:

Archaeologists on Friday announced the discovery of “an exceptional” old burial site under an apartment building in Mexico City containing the remains of 12 dogs, animals that had a major religious and symbolic significance to the Aztec peoples of central Mexico.

Previously, the remains of dogs have been found accompanying human remains or as part of offerings, experts with Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said in a statement. But this is the first time a group of dogs has been found buried together at one site.

“This is definitely a special finding because of the number of dogs and because we have found no connection to a building or with the deceased,” said archaeologist Rocio Morales Sanchez.

Aztecs believed dogs could guide human souls into a new life after death on earth, and could guard pyramids and other monuments when buried under them.

The dogs were buried at around the same time in a small pit between 1350 a 1520 A.D., the heyday of the Aztec empire.

The team of archaeologists determined when the dogs were buried through ceramics and other items found in nearby pits under the apartment building in the populous Mexico City borough of…………………continues on ABC News
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‘Trigger-happy’ cop kills disabled man’s service dog
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Tarek Hassani’s dashboard-mounted camera shows moments leading up to and following shooting that left a dog dead

When Officer Tarek Hassani responded to a call of dogs running wildly through a Filer, Idaho, neighborhood on Feb. 8, a pair of Labradors – one yellow, one brown – barked and bounded around him like agitated guard dogs.

The video camera on Hassani’s squad car reveals the stunning events that happened next.

The dogs can be heard barking and growling. They leap around the police officer. The cop draws his gun. He kicks out wildly at the dogs, only stirring them up more. Then, as he makes his way around a vehicle in the driveway, Officer Hassani pulls the trigger.

The brown L…………………continues on WND.com
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Area group reunites war-zone dogs with troops back in U.S.
When the Army 307th Military Police Company pulled up to a police station in the Shinwar district of Afghanistan in October 2011, a little white-and-brown spotted dog appeared. The soldiers, especially Sgt. T.J. Homan, began caring for the stray. The …
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Mystery Photo Found In Stray Dog’s Collar Baffles County

Mystery Photo Found In Stray Dog’s Collar Baffles County
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An old, wrinkled photo of what appears to be a military man has everyone searching for answers.

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Group Walks Reveal Who’s the Big Dog
Article from Discovery News:

The paths dogs take on group walks reveal their personality traits as well as the leaders of the pack, according to a new study.

Amazingly, researchers can describe most major traits of a dog sight unseen.

“We showed that it is possible to determine the social ranking and personality traits of each dog from their GPS movement data,” study co-author Máté Nagy of Oxford University’s Department of Zoology said in a press release.

PHOTOS: The Earliest Dogs

Researchers analyzed data from GPS devices that were attached to harnesses worn by the dogs, according to a study published in PLoS Computational Biology this week.

“On individual walks it is hard to identify one permanent leader, but over longer timescales it soon becomes clear that some dogs are followed by peers more often than others,” Nagy said. “Overall, the collective motion of the pack is strongly influenced by an underlying social network.”

Dogs that consistently took t…………………continues on Discovery News
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PD: Burglar trashes Phoenix home, repeatedly stabs dog
Police are looking for a burglary suspect who allegedly trashed a Phoenix home and stabbed the family's dog numerous times on Wednesday. The dog eventually had to be put down. The residents of a home near 59th Avenue and Dobbins Road came home …
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Dog rescued in Texas but lost near Midway is found safe

Dog rescued in Texas but lost near Midway is found safe
Article from Chicago Tribune:

A dog rescued in Texas and bound for a home in Elkhorn, Wis. that disappeared after it slipped out of its harness near Midway Airport last week was found Tuesday night and is on its way to Wisconsin.

Madison, a Doberman rescued earlier this month, somehow got free of her harness near Midway Airport Friday afternoon, and had not been seen since Saturday night, said Lauren Kelliher, vice president of Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus, which helped coordinate the dog’s travel to Wisconsin.

“We are just so happy,” said Kelliher.

Larissa Gavin, who found Madison and arranged a flight in a private jet to Midway, said that the woman who found Madison Tuesday night went to a grocery store this morning and saw a flier about the missing dog, then called Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus to say she had Madison.

Gavin had been “hoping for a miracle” since the dog she rescued early this month disappeared.

Gavin had been driving around a neighborhood in Houston on Jan. 5 with the founder of a rescue group, stopping to offer food to dogs and talking to people about bringing their dogs in during the cold weather, when they happened upon three unleashed puppies, Gavin said in an email last week.

The two found the puppies’ mother, Madison, nearby, and three days later were able to take custody of the dogs and take them to to a veteri…………………continues on Chicago Tribune
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Mysterious photo found in dog’s collar
Article from CNN:

An old black-and-white photo was found tucked inside the collar of a stray dog in South Carolina.
An old black-and-white photo was found tucked inside the collar of a stray dog in South Carolina.
An old black-and-white photo was found tucked inside the collar of a stray dog in South Carolina.
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Lancaster mourns death of dog control officer
But David R. Horn was the kind of dog catcher who would take home a stray pup that couldn't find a home, return the mischievous ones to their owners and delight in teaching children how to take care of pets. So it came with shock and sadness to the …
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Dog Rescued After Being Found Frozen to Ground

Dog Rescued After Being Found Frozen to Ground
Article from KTLA:

A Sheltie mix named Peanut was expected to make a full recovery after deputies found him frozen to the ground in sub-zero temperatures in the backyard of a home in Jasper, Ind.

Peanut was found frozen to the ground in sub-zero temperatures in his owner’s backyard.(Credit: Dubois County Humane Society/Facebook Page)

“About five ’til 11:00 last night, our department received an anonymous call about some dogs that were being left outside,” Stuart Wilson with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office told 14 News.

When deputies arrived they discovered two dogs, one outside on a leash and another inside a dog house.

“A barrel-style dog house. But it was not, certainly not appropriate for the temperatures we had last night. The dog, its stomach and feet and tail had frozen to feces that…………………continues on KTLA
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Dog Missing For 2 Years Rescued While Treading Water 2 Miles Offshore
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When fisherman spotted Baby, she was paddling 2 miles offshore in Tampa Bay, her nose rising just above the water.

We may never know how long the small pooch was treading water — but we do know she’s been missing for two years. At about 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, fishermen rescued Baby off the St. Petersburg shorline.

“We’re assuming she fell overboard at night and nobody even knew it,” Suzy Johnson, one of Baby’s new caretakers, Huffington Post

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Dogs left in cold across Valley
Police in Boardman and Hubbard checked on dogs out in Monday's dangerous cold, and humane agencies said they've been dealing with a lot of calls. In Boardman, police went to a home on Annawan Lane at 4 p.m. where they found a beagle-mix in the …
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