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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WCNC 6:20 p.m. EDT April 13, 2015

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4-year-old mauled to death by a dog, or dogs, at family home in Goulds

4-year-old mauled to death by a dog, or dogs, at family home in Goulds
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After spending the night at his dad’s South Miami-Dade home, 4-year-old Javon Dade Jr. wandered away Wednesday morning, setting off a panicky search and a call to police.

Twenty minutes later, police made a gruesome discovery: Javon had been mauled to death by dogs in the backyard of the Goulds home, his limp body found in the overgrown grass near a fence.

In the same yard: Two adult female terrier-boxer mixes, an adult male pit bull and three terrier-boxer mixed puppies between two and four months of age.

The young boy’s grandmother, Jocelyn Dade, collapsed, calling Javon a “beautiful child, my Pooka.”

Another woman, who declined to give her name, said she knew the child well as she sat crouched and crying near a chain-link fence several houses down from the incident.

“It’s so sad. I don’t understand,” she said.

Later Wednesday, police were interviewing Javon Dade Sr. to determine whether negligence was involved in the death of his son. Police said any decision on a criminal charge likely would come from the Miami-Dade state attorney.

Though owning a pit bull in Miami-Dade is against county ordinance and can carry a civil fine, it’s not likely to be applied in this case.

“It’s not going to accomplish anything,” said Kathy Labrada, who oversees shelter operations and enforcement at Miami-Dade…………………continues on MiamiHerald.com
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Dog Recovered After Being Stolen From Animal Shelter
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CHICAGO (CBS) — A young dog stolen from a Chicago Heights animal shelter earlier this week has been recovered, safe and sound.

On Wednesday, three thieves went to the South Suburban Humane Society and walked away with a young dog named Cheeser.

WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports things were busy in the lobby, so no one noticed the young woman and two men who casually walked into the kennel.

CEO Emily Klehm said the trio asked a volunteer to show them a 10-month-old pitt bull mix named Cheeser.

Cheeser is safe and sound, according to a social media posting by the South Suburban Humane Society. (Facebook)

“She got him out of the cage for them to see him, and they ended up walking him out through a side door,” Klehm said.

Shelter volunteer Tony Konidaris tried to chase the suspects.

“They must have had a car waiting or something, got in, so it was like a split second thing,” he tells CBS 2’s Mike Parker. “Trust me, it’s probably better that I didn’t catch them.”

On Thursday afternoon, the Humane Society reported on its Facebook page that Cheeser had been recovered.

“After tirelessly focusing all of our energy, with the miraculous power of social media, and the efforts of multiple police departme…………………continues on CBS Local
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Owners have questions after police shoot dog in home

Owners have questions after police shoot dog in home
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Kris Betts, KVUE 11:25 p.m. CDT May 30, 2014

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US Airways Makes Emergency Landing After Dog Keeps Pooping In Aisle
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Truffles, the dog that pooped in the aisle of a US Airways plane (Photo by Michael Adan)

A cross-country US Airways flight had to make an emergency landing this week because a dog kept pooping in the plane’s aisle.

Passengers said they got sick from the stench on the US Airways Flight 598 that was heading from L.A. to Philadelphia on Wednesday, according to NBC Los Angeles. They also said that the pup dropped a deuce at least three times. The plane had to land in Kansas City, Missouri so a crew could clean up the mess.

A passenger on the flight, Steve McCall, told Inside Edition about the stinky ordeal. “About an hour into the flight, I started smelling this terrible smell,” he said. “I look up the aisle way and there’s a dog pooping right in the middle of the aisle. It’s a big dog, three or four fe…………………continues on LAist

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Shelter dog placed in foster home until fate determined in court

Shelter dog placed in foster home until fate determined in court
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The Knox County dog shelter decided to euthanize Fletcher after he nipped a girl while they were playing at the shelter.

For months, Cody Jackson and his 7-year-old daughter have visited Fletch at the dog shelter. The plan was to adopt him after Jackson closed on a house.

But then Fletch got into trouble — nipping a girl on the finger during play time at the shelter — and the dog warden decided to put him down, and now it’s all going to court for a judge to decide.

This afternoon, Jackson, 41, of Mount Vernon, testified on behalf of Fletch, a 2-year-old mixed-breed dog who has been at the Knox County Animal Shelter for seven months.

Local dog lovers and members of the Underdog Society, a Knox County social-media rescue group, intervened and blocked Fletch’s euthanization, scheduled for yesterday. They rallied at the courthouse today while Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge Paul Spurgeon considered the dog’s fate.

Spurgeon ordered Fletch, who was in the courtroom, be placed in a foster home while his future is sorted out.

More than a week ago, Fletch nipped a girl on the hand while the two were playing at the shelter. After a 10-day quarantine, shelter volunteer Justine Kight said, Knox County dog warden Jordan Barnard decided to euthanize the dog.

“He surprised all the volunteers,” s…………………continues on Columbus Dispatch
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It’s Reunion Day For Soldier And His Dog
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ROBIN YOUNG, HOST:

It’s HERE AND NOW. And now news from Afghanistan. The Taliban is claiming responsibility for that attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul last night. Four gunmen came into the hotel, pulled out pistols and started firing. Nine people were killed, including an Afghan journalist, his wife and two children, who were eating dinner. Here’s a spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: At 9 o’clock, they started shooting on some of the personnel of the hotel. We got information right away, and we sent our police commander forces, and there was an operation going on.

YOUNG: The four attackers were eventually killed, and the shooting spree was the latest in a series of high-profile attacks by militants as they step up a campaign of violence ahead of the April 5 elections. Well, that’s the latest news. Our next guest knows a thing or two about violence in Afghanistan. Army Specialist Nathaniel Korpusik served there in 2013, and he had a constant companion, a German shepherd named Zino. Zino detected improvised explosive devices, and he was darn good at it. In fact as a team, Zino and Nate were more successful finding IEDs than many other teams.

But Nate came home without Zino because of course Zino belonged to the military, and until recently he didn’t know what happened to him. And that’s where Carol Clark enters this…………………continues on Here And Now
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Royal Oak woman walking dog attacked by 2 pit bull mix dogs
The attack happened about 3 p.m. Tuesday while the woman was walking her Maltese mix dog in the 200 block of Euclid Street, just east of Main Street and south of 12 Mile Road. “A neighbor assisted the woman, who was yelling and crying,” Royal Oak …
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