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Tiffany Dlesk clinic assisted by faithful volunteers
MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - Volunteer work is often described as a calling, something to keep one waking up and coming to work each day. Jack Lee, a volunteer at the Tiffany Dlesk Spay/Neuter Clinic, has spent much of his life doing what he loves as an educator with Marshall County ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | The Animals Dog Volunteering Feral Neutering Lawrence of Rome Work Animal
Dog park gets 'amazing reception' in Havre de Grace
Havre de Grace elected officials are hailing the new K-9 Cody Dog Park, unveiled this past week by the community center off Lagaret Lane, as a major success. The new park got an "amazing reception," given that it was a soft opening, with many people in attendance over the weekend, Mayor Bill Martin...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Dog German Shepherd Dog Constable Picnic Councillor Police dog Law enforcement City council
State probing after bears kill 2 goats in separate attacks
SHERMANS DALE, Pa. (AP) - State officials are warning pet owners and parents in central Pennsylvania to watch for bears after two goats were killed in separate attacks over a two-day period. WHTM-TV reported ( ) Friday the state Game Commission is investigating the attacks, which happened about 15 miles ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Pet Pennsylvania Dog Hunting Attack Goat Attack! American Black Bear
Dozens of toy poodles removed from Taylorsville home
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say animal control workers removed 56 toy poodles from a Taylorsville house. West Valley Animal Services director David Moss tells the Deseret News ( that a constable was serving papers when he discovered the living room and kitchen packed with kennels for the dogs. ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Utah Salt Lake County Utah Dog Salt Lake City Salt Lake City metropolitan area Deseret News Cruelty to animals The Animals
Health perks of pet ownership
Living with an animal can help people mentally, physically and emotionally.        
136 points by Detroit Free Press | Dog Health care Health Health economics Pet Medicine Dog park Public health
Nevada wildlife officials issue warning about coyotes
The Nevada Department of Wildlife is issuing a warning to Northern Nevada residents about potential conflicts with coyotes. Urban Wildlife Coordinator Jessica Heitt tells The Nevada Appeal that coyote pups leave ...
7 points by Las Vegas Sun | Carson City Nevada Coyote Dog Pet Nevada Gray Wolf Canidae Carson River
Southwest-area couple’s pet shop provides healthy food and treats for pups
Jeremiah Richardson and Christie McLean have made it their mission to spare other pet parents the pain they’ve gone through.
6 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Nutrition Dog Pet
World’s first face transplant recipient dead at 49

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Death Face Face transplant Faces Medicine Dog Lip Surgery
Sit, stay, watch: Dogs on film at the Music Box
Let us consider the ubiquity and popularity of dog and cat videos on the internet. Now let us ponder the remarkably low number of television shows that actually focus on these pets. Animal Planet might be the most confounding example; alongside some pretty decent programs about rescued pit bulls...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Labrador Retriever Dog David Letterman Jack Russell Terrier Dogs Lhasa Apso Guide dog Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy
'Hey, it's the porn dog!'
He struts between desks at the Weber County Sheriff's office, greeted like a celebrity by colleagues who call out, "Hey, it's the porn dog!"
6650 points by CNN | USB flash drive Data storage device Dog Child pornography Child sexual abuse Storage media Memory card Electronic media
Quid pro quo for Fido? Dogs rescued in Louisiana floods now assisting Florida jails
Historic flooding in Louisiana left thousands of people and their pets homeless. While many people found temporary shelters, pets were, unfortunately, prohibited. A Florida program is rescuing the flood dogs and using them to teach inmates life skills. Read Full Article at
56 points by Russia Today | Dog Education Neutering Cat Estrous cycle Skill Working dog Learning
Adopting a shelter pet is good for your wallet and your soul
Adopting shelter pets saves lives and money, but it can also improve your health and wellness.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Dog Neutering Cat Pets Pet Castration Pet adoption AB 1634
Official: Evacuees return after fire caused by burning books
BRYCEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Forest Service officials are letting residents return to their homes after a man burning some books started a 700-acre brush fire.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Emergency evacuation The Shelter Dog Service dog Sit-in Baptist
Detroit dogs: living in the city
-2 points by The Detroit News | Dog breed Dog Pet
National Puppy Day: North Carolina dog gets new prosthetic paws
A North Carolina rescue puppy is celebrating National Puppy Day in style thanks to a new set of prosthetic front paws that restored his mobility.
-1 points by UPI | Veterinarian Veterinary medicine United Press International North Carolina North Carolina State University Medicine United States Dog
DNA test proves suspected Colorado wolf-dog hybrid is just a dog
An animal believed to be a "wolf-dog hybrid" was returned to its home in Colorado after DNA tests proved it was only a dog.
-1 points by UPI | Gray Wolf Dog United Press International Jackal Wolf-dog hybrid DNA Fox Canidae
‘He didn’t have a face’: Father of boy mauled by pit bull breaks down
The father of a 5-year-old Brooklyn boy who was horribly mauled by his dad’s pit bull broke down in tears Sunday as he recalled waking to find his young son on the living room floor, choking on his own blood. “He didn’t have a face,” father Joel Rivera sobbed of son Jeremiah, who has been...
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Chicago Police officer shoots dog that bit child on South Side
An on-duty Chicago Police officer shot a dog Saturday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
4 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Police Chicago Police Department Police brutality Dog Chicago
Lakewood couple indicted in stabbing death of dog
Charles Hobbs and Cassandra Biddulph face charges of having weapons while under disability, receiving stolen property, endangering children, cruelty against companion animal and cruelty to animals. Hobbs also faces a charge of domestic violence. LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- A couple accused of stabbing their dog to death in Lakewood has been indicted on multiple charges in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Charles Hobbs, 30, and Cassandra Biddulph, 33, both of Lakewood, are charged with cruelty to a companion animal. Hobbs is due in court to answer to the charges on Tuesday. Biddulph's arraignment date is March 2. WEWS News 5 reported the charges stem from an incident that happened just before 10:30 p.m. Feb. 10 on Idlewood Avenue. Police responded to a call that a woman had been shot at, according to the news station's report. Officers learned that a dog had been stabbed to death, and that Hobbs and Biddulph claimed the dog had bitten their daughter, according to the news report. Police found no evidence that the child had been bitten, according to WEWS. In addition to  cruelty against a companion animal, Hobbs is charged with animal cruelty, domestic violence, having weapons while under disability, receiving stolen property and endangering children, according to court records. Biddulph faces the cruelty against a companion animal charge as well as charges of animal cruelty, endangering children, receiving stolen property and having weapons while under disability, according to court records. If you'd like to comment on this story, visit Saturday's crime and courts comments section.
495 points by The Plain Dealer | Violence Pet Dog Domestic violence Electric charge Cuyahoga County Ohio Crimes
Essay: Things I learned covering the Westminster dog show
I grew up with dogs (and a cat), as well as a mother who loved dogs -- especially Siberian huskies. We had an illustrated book of dog breeds on the living room bookshelf, and I pored over it so often that from a pretty young age I could tell you whether the burly pooch walking down the street was a Saint Bernard or a Bernese mountain dog or a Great Pyrenees.
1 points by The Denver Post | Dog Dog breed Conformation show Bitch Bloodhound Norwegian Elkhound Dog health Kennel club
Film inspires Bloomfield Hills girl to compete in Iditarod
Thanks to 'Balto,' Bloomfield Hills teen is obsessed with mushing        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Sled dog Dog sledding Dog Dog sled Alaska Dogsled racing 1925 serum run to Nome
Life imitates art: Michigan girl heads to Iditarod
Thanks to 'Balto,' Bloomfield Hills teen is obsessed with mushing        
975 points by Detroit Free Press | Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Sled dog Dog sledding Dog Dog sled Alaska Dogsled racing 1925 serum run to Nome
Waterloo Alley Cat Project throws cat-tastic benefit party this weekend
The Waterloo Alley Cat Project is throwing a cat-tastic benefit this weekend. CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Waterloo Alley Cat Project is throwing a cat-tastic party this weekend. On Saturday, Feb. 18, the local rescue group/animal charity is holding its Eighth Annual Fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. at the historic Slovenian Worker's Home, 15335 Waterloo Road in Cleveland. This year, the group has added a $1,000 Grand Prize Raffle to the festivities, along with basket raffles and silent auction items. Music will be provided by Ace Molar, featuring Todd Meany from WJW Channel 8. Admission is $20 per person. All money raised goes to help Waterloo's community cats. Donations of cat food and cat supplies will be accepted at the door and are greatly appreciated. Since 2009, WACP has made it its mission to humanely care for all of the feral and stray cats within a target area around Waterloo Road, making sure these cats remain safe, healthy and cared for by a group of trained volunteers. Cat overpopulation is a constant struggle in the area, and the Waterloo Alley Cat Project works to maintain and control the population of feral cats. WACP has cared for hundreds of cats through spay and neuter programs and providing shelter and food. To donate to the group, please make checks payable to Northeast Shores Development Corp., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that acts as fiscal agent for the Waterloo Alley Cat Project. Please write WACP in the memo line of your check and mail to: P.O. Box 19246, Cleveland, Ohio 44119.
76 points by The Plain Dealer | Neutering Cat Castration AB 1634 Dog Cats Domestication Waterloo Road London
Business Q&A: Paws ‘n’ Play, Arvada
Longtime local pet shop gets a new owner ready to continue the legacy.
9 points by The Denver Post | Property Quantification Ownership The Best Part Dog Food Healthy and Happy Debut albums
Cage-escaping Siberian husky leads 'prison break' attempt at veterinary hospital
Ben HooperFeb. 15 (UPI) -- A Siberian husky at a Chinese veterinary hospital staged a "prison break" by escaping from its cage, freeing two other dogs, and trying to chew through a door.
22 points by UPI | United Press International Pet Tibetan Mastiff Sled dog Siberian Husky Dog Veterinary medicine Dentistry
Rumor the German shepherd wins Westminster best in show
Rumor was crowned America’s top dog Tuesday night        
-2 points by The Detroit News | German Shepherd Dog Dog American Kennel Club Rin Tin Tin Dog breed Madison Square Garden Dog breeds originating in Europe Hip dysplasia
Rumor comes out of retirement and wins Westminster’s Best in Show
Rumor was crowned America’s top dog Tuesday night when, a year after a near miss on the very same green carpet, she came out of retirement to win best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.
32 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | German Shepherd Dog Dog American Kennel Club Rin Tin Tin Dog breed Madison Square Garden Dog breeds originating in Europe Hip dysplasia
Rumor the German shepherd wins best in show at the Westminster Dog Show
While every canine is a good boy (or girl!), Rumor is the official Top Dog.The 5-year-old German shepherd won the coveted Best in Show title on Tuesday night at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.As part of the title, Rumor, a.k.a. GCH CH Lockenhaus’ Rumor Has It V Kenlyn, and her handler Kent Boyles pawed off with a fancy silver bowl and beautiful blue ribbon.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Dog breed Madison Square Garden American Kennel Club New York City Dog Dog breeds English-language films Manhattan
Second German shepherd ever to win Westminster Dog Show
Rumor the German shepherd has become America's top dog.
5072 points by Daily News | Dog American Kennel Club German Shepherd Dog Madison Square Garden Dog breed Green Bay Packers Dog breeds Progressive retinal atrophy
German Shepherd Rumor wins Westminster Kennel Club's Best in Show
The German Shepherd earned top honors in the prestigious annual dog show.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | American Kennel Club Breed Groups Dog breed Dog shows and showing Dog breeds Dog Conformation show Madison Square Garden
My Turn: Let the coyote do what it does
I applaud the Monitor’s editorial “A bad coyote bill” (Monitor opinion, Feb. 8). Rep. John Klose, who sits on the House Fish and Game Committee, suggested extending nighttime hunting of coyotes, and exhibits a profound misunderstanding of the role of predators and a personal disdain for coyotes. Fis...
46 points by Concord Monitor | Hunting Predation The Pack Dog Breeding season Deer English-language films Cougar
Life with Westminster dog show's big breeds
They're pets that need a few accommodations, like a minivan with the seats pulled out, a bed that can approach the size of a twin mattress and a household that doesn't mind when an animal that weighs in triple digits wants to "share" the sofa.But owners of some of the Westminster Kennel Club dog...
1102 points by Chicago Tribune | Dog Dog breed Westminster Kennel Club Conformation show Pet Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Giant dog breed Kennel club
A look at how well Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show entries dine
It’s not a stretch to say some of these dogs might eat better than some people do.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Westminster Kennel Club Conformation show Strip steak Steak Dog American Kennel Club Cooking Kennel club
Insurance company cancels woman's policy over Facebook dog picture
Ben HooperFeb. 14 (UPI) -- A North Carolina woman said her insurance company canceled her policy after workers looked at her Facebook and misidentified the breed of her dog.
206 points by UPI | Dog breed Dog Dog health United Press International
Organized crime is taking over the French Bulldog puppy trade
Crime lords are ditching drug trafficking in favor of puppy-smuggling — and are raking in nearly $40,000 a week, The Sun can reveal. French bulldogs are the criminals’ favorite money-spinners and are trafficked from disease-infested breeding dens in countries like Romania to meet the huge demand in the United Kingdom. This bat-eared breed is set to take...
1002 points by New York Post | Illegal drug trade Dog Smuggling Puppy Dog breed French Bulldog Dogs Gang
Some Westminster show dogs are show-business dogs, too
They’re show dogs with star power.Sprinkled through the more than 2,800 dogs competing at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club show are furry faces that viewers might have glimpsed in movies and TV shows, stage productions, magazine pages and ads for everything from phone services to pharmaceuticals....
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Dog Entertainment Denzel Washington Bill Pullman Kennel club Cruelty to animals Conformation show Richard Drew
Woman, terrier attacked by 2 escaped dogs in Riverside
A woman and her dog were attacked by two dogs that escaped from a neighbor’s yard earlier this month in west suburban Riverside.
7 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Labrador Retriever Dog Dog breed Veterinary medicine Pet Retriever Leo White Jess Robbins
Rumor has it: German shepherd scores at Westminster dog show
NEW YORK (AP) — She's no longer a Rumor at America's top dog show.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Dog breeds Dog breed American Kennel Club Madison Square Garden Progressive retinal atrophy The Intelligence of Dogs English Springer Spaniel Dog
PHOTOS: 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
The 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. There are 2874 dogs entered in this show with a total entry of 2908 in 200 different breeds or varieties, including 23 obedience entries.
172 points by The Denver Post | Dog Dog breed Dog breeds New York City American Kennel Club Lhasa Apso Pembroke Welsh Corgi Coat
2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
The 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show runs Feb. 11-14, 2017, in New York.
2152 points by Chicago Tribune | Dog breed Conformation show Chicago Westminster Kennel Club Dog breeds Kennel club Chicago Tribune Dog
Peters dog wins big at Westminster
With a name like Grand Champion Dunhill Steeler Nation, you’d expect the bearded collie to be a winner. Today, he won Best of Breed at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.
28 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Conformation show Westminster Kennel Club Dog shows and showing Dog breed Dog American Kennel Club Kennel club Puppy
Sarah heals her wounds with the help of wolves
Sarah learned how to manage her PTSD with the help of wolves.       
283 points by USA Today | Psychology The Animals Therapy Wolf Loneliness Present Dog Gray Wolf
Every dog has its day but it will be hard to beat Preston the puli
The 141st Westminster Kennel Club show is back in town, and for owners who spend well over $100,000 a year to present their prize pooches to the fans who shell out $40, buy a hot dog and shout for their favorites, it’s way bigger than the Super Bowl, the World Series and March Madness.
329 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Dog breed American Kennel Club Dog breeds Madison Square Garden Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Dog Dog shows and showing Conformation show
Students raise $2,000 for SPCA in 'Kindness for Paws' art show at White Marsh Mall
Elementary and middle-school students in Maryland raised more than $2,000 over the weekend in the fourth annual "Kindness for Paws Art Show," the Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said Sunday. Students sold their drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures of dogs and cats...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Middle school Baltimore County Maryland Cruelty to animals John Stricker Dog High school Elementary school Cat
Cats at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show? Sort of, in a first
Dogs from petite papillons to muscular Rottweilers showed off their four-footed agility Saturday at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, tackling obstacles from hurdles to tunnels. And next door, so did some decidedly rare breeds for the Westminster world: Cats. For the first time, felines sidled...
75 points by Chicago Tribune | Kennel club Predation Theobromine poisoning Dog agility Dog breed Dog American Kennel Club Neutering
Harris County offers first free spay and neuter event
Animal shelter spays 200 pets to raise awareness of overpopulation of strays Other less-suspecting dogs scampered as far as their leashes would allow, sniffing and jumping in blissful ignorance. [...] the felines, always enigmatic, quietly judged the situation from within their mesh carriers. The 200 slots filled up far quicker than expected, organizers said, and some people showed up without appointments hoping their animals could join the lineup. In the adjoining rooms, dogs in kennels clamored for attention from anyone who walked by. White, who fosters as many as 12 dogs at a time, put two small puppies up for adoption Saturday, adding to the roughly 270 animals that the shelter typically houses.
1055 points by The Houston Chronicle | Dog Neutering Cat Unincorporated area The Animals Castration The Shelter Veterans Stadium
Catering to pets is big business for builders, designers
Dear Gail: This is more of just a general question versus a decorating problem. I’m just curious what trends you’re seeing in pet products for our homes. — Stephanie
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Dog Pet Rooms Stairway Want Dining room Positron emission tomography That that is is that that is not is not is that it it is
The Westminster Dog Show is now going to include cats
The cats won't compete in the actual show, but will be part of a "Meet the Breeds" event on February 11.       
13769 points by USA Today | Dog breed Conformation show Kennel club Dog American Kennel Club Dogs Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Man accused of attacking homeowner, killing small poodle
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque-area man faces multiple charges accusing him of going on a rampage in his neighborhood, including allegedly killing a small poodle by throwing it into a yard where two larger dogs killed it. The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department says deputies learned of the dog's death ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | English-language films Dog Bodily harm Albuquerque New Mexico Legal terms New Mexico Albuquerque metropolitan area United Kingdom
Cats and dogs strut their stuff at the NY Pet Fashion Show
This feline fashionista paraded down — what else — the catwalk at the annual New York Pet Fashion Show at the ­Hotel Pennsylvania. The glamorous model, named Princess Pussywillow, channeled the children’s book “The Cat in the Hat.” Canines also got their chance to put on the dog at Thursday’s affair. Yorkies Gia, Pia, Mia...
95 points by New York Post | The Animals Cat Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Dog New York City Nina Simone Mammal Eric Burdon