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
Article from CBS News:

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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Woman hit by car in Brooklyn while trying to rescue dog that was struck …

Woman hit by car in Brooklyn while trying to rescue dog that was struck …
Article from New York Daily News:

facebook Kristin Rendina was struck and seriously injured by a car after trying to help her dog who was just hit.

Her beloved pooch was mowed down before her eyes by a heartless driver who didn’t even stop.

And when Kristin Rendina ran into a Brooklyn street Friday night to try to save her dying dog, the woman was struck by another driver. That driver didn’t stop, either.

The dog died, and Rendina was in critical condition Saturday at Lutheran Medical Center.

“The first car killed my daughter’s dog,” said Rendina’s distraught mother, Maryann DeRosa. “She ran out and she tended to him — and that’s when she gothit.”

Rendina, 31, was walking her miniature pinscher, Pasquolino, and her pit bull, Gino, when the smaller dog was run down by a vehicle heading south on W. Second St. near A…………………continues on New York Daily News
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Pack of dogs ‘didn’t stop’ until one was shot
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Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press 10:10 a.m. EDT October 4, 2014

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Pennsylvania woman fights Ohio rescue over dog

Pennsylvania woman fights Ohio rescue over dog
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Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 1:43 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A Pennsylvania woman’s fight to get her dog back from a central Ohio rescue group has turned into a full-fledged legal battle and Internet war.

Veronica Covatch, 53, of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, has been trying to get her 5-year-old sheltie back since April, when she said the dog escaped from her friend’s back yard in Columbus, Ohio.

Covatch said her dog, Piper, was picked up by Franklin County Animal Control and then turned over to Central Ohio Sheltie Rescue in Columbus in April, even though Covatch said a microchip in her dog would have shown she was the owner.

The sheltie rescue group and its director, Penny Sanderbeck, argue that the dog rightfully belongs to them and is accepting applications from anyone interested in adopting her.

Covatch filed a complaint against Sanderbeck and the rescue group last month in Franklin County Municipal Court. This week, Judge David Tyack ordered Piper returned to Covatch as the case works its way through the court, but Sanderbeck was able to keep the dog after posting a $ 10,000 bond, according to The Dispatch.

Covatch said she’s not giving up on Piper, a champion show dog worth tens of thousand…………………continues on Philly.com
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Firefighter credits dog with saving his life
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Andrew Ford, FLORIDA TODAY 1:06 p.m. EDT August 17, 2014

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NYC woman killed trying to save her dog

NYC woman killed trying to save her dog
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NEW YORK – A woman was fatally struck by a garbage truck Wednesday morning as she ran to save her beloved dog, CBS New York reported.

Jackie Haeflinger, 58, was run over and crushed in the horrific accident, which took place around 10 a.m. in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.

Haeflinger was walking Violet, an 8-year-old Boston terrier, when the dog somehow got off her leash. Violet ran into the street as the garbage truck was backing up.

Witnesses said the truck driver apparently did not see Haeflinger or hear his partner trying to get him to stop.

“It just happened so fast. I’m getting off my bike, and then turned. She’s reaching trying to grab her dog and she’s under the truck before you know it, and it was done,” witness Ed Sanders told CBS New York.

The confused little dog, who was not hurt, was found on the sidewalk only a few feet away from where her owner’s body lay in the middle of 15th Street.

Haeflinger’s friends were in shock.

“We’ve been friends for 35 years,” Robert Gioria said, putting his head in his hands.

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Family dog dies after being viciously attacked by pit bull in Bay Ridge
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A bloodthirsty pit bull that twice lunged at Labradors owned by a Bay Ridge family escaped a third time last week, fatally mauling one of the beloved pooches.

Anita Bolognese’s jaw dropped as she watched the pit bull charge her 4-year-old black Labrador Fiona outside of the family’s Harbor Lane home on June 26 and then rip into the defenseless dog’s neck while tethered to a metal fence.

“That dog needs to be destroyed,” said Bolognese, 53, who vowed to file a lawsuit against the pit bull’s owner, Ted Hamway, who lives directly across the street from the devastated family. “Because it destroyed me and my family and my dog.”

Mark Bonifacio/New York Daily News Anita Bolognese, pictured in her Bay Ride home, is devastated by the tragic death of the Bolognese’s precious dog Fiona. New York Daily News

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Hawaii Woman Adopts Shelter Dog for $85, Posts it on Craigslist for $200 an …

Hawaii Woman Adopts Shelter Dog for $ 85, Posts it on Craigslist for $ 200 an …
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A Jack Russell terrier that was adopted from the Hawaiian Humane Center appeared in a for sale ad on Craigslist only one hour after the adoption, an act that Internet posters doggedly flagged, leading to a return of the animal to the shelter.

Sally Mae, a 10-year-old Jack Russell terrier, was adopted from the Hawaiian Humane Society after the organization made a video of her and posted it on YouTube. The organization posted a picture of the pooch and her new owner on its official Facebook page.

“We got notices from our fans on Facebook only an hour or two after the adoption, saying that a woman has posted a Craigslist ad, wearing the same cloth as the woman in our Facebook post,” Jacque Vaughn, community relations director at the Hawaiian Humane Society told ABC News.

The Craigslist ad, titled “Jack Russell,” claimed that the dog was five years old, while in fact, Sally Mae is 10. The dog had to be sold because “my boyfriend& I is [sic] too caught up with work since we have 2 jobs each and she needs a family that’ll give her that attention. Please.”

The time stamp of the ad proved that it was posted only an hour or two after the adoption, according to Vaughn.

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Here’s What the World’s Ugliest Dog Looks Like After a Makeover
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Cops: Woman, disabled girl and dog found slain in Waukegan

Cops: Woman, disabled girl and dog found slain in Waukegan
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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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Woman Reunited With Dog, TV Snatched on 1st Date

Woman Reunited With Dog, TV Snatched on 1st Date
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A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.

The woman called police early Saturday to say that her dog, Violet, had been tied by its leash to the TV, and both were left in the front yard of her Dover home, the Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1eNpgE1) reported. Violet appeared to be in good health.

Authorities say the pair met on a dating site and went out for the first time Thursday night. After returning home, the woman said she became occupied in another room, leaving the man alone. When she returned, he was gone — and so were her dog, valued at $ 4,000, and her TV, worth about $ 3,000.

The woman said she knew the man only as “Joel” and believed he lived in Elizabeth. Police said Saturday that they know the man’s identity and that charges could be filed, though the investigation is ongoing.

Police said the man used the woman’s cellphone, so they dusted it for fingerprints. They also checked other locations that the short-lived couple visited on their date.

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Information from: Daily Record (Parsippany, N.J.), ABC News
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Dogs get their day: Easter egg hunt draws dozens of hounds
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The Easter Bunny poses for pictures with Henny LaLinde and her dog Nacho… (Mark Randall / Sun Sentinel )

April 19, 2014|By Susannah Bryan, Sun Sentinel

OAKLAND PARK — It was no place for a bunny — not even a human dressed as one.

But there was Mr. Cottontail, pleased as pu…………………continues on Sun-Sentinel

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