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By Nayana Davis On Jan. 6, Mars was discovered lying in a pool of his own urine and was shivering from the cold, according to a news release from the Baltimore County Department of Health. He was rescued on Orems Road by an area resident. Read more here

By Michael Wood CALGARY — When the lab cross had come to the Calgary Humane Society, he was thin, timid and marred with gaping wounds where a ligature had been wrapped so tight it carved into his flesh. It’s been almost a month since that shocking discovery, one that outraged animal welfare officials and prompted […]

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-A southwest Ohio couple that adopted a Saint Bernard to save the dog say their new pet saved their home from burglary a few hours later. Rubert “Lee” Littler says he was taking Hercules outside Wednesday night when the 135-pound dog started growling. Then Hercules charged after a man who was running out of the […]

Police are hoping six german shepherd puppies could become new Gages. After police officers Bruce Lamb and Constable Mitchel Alatalo were shot and Lamb’s dog Gage killed, The Press launched an appeal to help fund new police dogs in July last year. The appeal raised more than $17,319, with most of the money used to […]

By GARY WEITZMAN Hamlin was a dog nobody wanted. One of a litter of four unplanned and unexpected puppies, he was born in a backyard in West Virginia to a mother of no specific breed. We decided he’s a “mixed hound,” but that’s really anybody’s guess. His owner placed a free-to-good-home ad on Craigslist and, […]

Who said you need two legs to dress up for Halloween? From a Dachshund hot dog to a Samba-wearing Chow Chow, CTVNews.ca takes a look at the costumed canines from around the world. woof woof (click here to see the pictures)

By KERRY MCQUEENEY He must have thought it was the chase of his life. And it very nearly did cost him his life when Ben the springer collie-cross tumbled 120 feet over a cliff – and survived. The one-year-old dog was in hot pursuit of a deer when he plunged over a cliff at Durlston […]

The lamb raised alongside springer spaniel who thinks he’s a canine: By JESSICA SATHERLEY A sheep that was rescued as a lamb and brought up with a springer spaniel is now convinced he is a sheep dog. Jack is so sure he is a canine he fetches sticks, wears a collar and a lead, jumps […]

by Laura S. On a Tuesday afternoon, there’s no better spot than the garbage dump. The smell of rotting trash and mud on my boots are quickly overpowered by the yearning to begin a rescue operation. You see, garbage dumps offer a place of survival for dogs and cats who have no home, no food […]

It looks like Emma Watson has fallen in love! The actress held tight to a fair-haired puppy while walking through London with a friend on Monday. Watson carried the pooch inside her cardigan, frequently gazing down at her furry companion More here and photo also

by Patti Lawson Hurricane season is upon us once again, and all dog owners should have a disaster plan in place for their pets. I’ve never been through a hurricane with my dog, but I did experience a house fire with her, and it was horrific. I’d never even considered having a plan in place […]

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By DAILY MAIL REPORTER A teenager who suffers from the sleep illness narcolepsy has had her life transformed by a specially-trained dog. Kelly Sears, 19, from Chadwell Heath, Essex regularly falls asleep without any warning and is often let with nasty cuts and bruises as she tumbles to the ground. But the teenager’s life has […]

San Gabriel Valley Humane Society: Abigail Meet adorable Abigail. She’s a sweet Dachshund/Chihuahua mix puppy, only 3 months old. Her breed mix makes her absolutely irresistible. Abigail is the smallest of three siblings (her brothers are John and Quincy, who are also at the shelter). She is very sweet and lovable, and would be the […]

by Kat Baldwyn A TERRIFIED puppy was found running into the grounds of a factory after it was cruelly tossed from a car in Birmingham. RSPCA animal welfare officer Boris Lasserre and two passing police officers managed to rescue the lurcher-type pup after it was thrown onto Montpelier Road, Erdington, in December. He was underweight […]

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The Saskatchewan SPCA removed 29 dogs from a rural property near Bulyea on Thursday after receiving a number of complaints about the care of the animals. The 27 adults dogs and two puppies have been transported to the Saskatoon SPCA for care. According to a SPCA media release, animal protection officers conducted a number of […]

By Niyati Rana There has been a new addition to the list of Indian things being exported to foreign countries. Guess what it could be! It is our stray dog. Thanks to the efforts of an organization, Adopt An Indian Desi Dog (AAIDD), stray dogs or desi dogs are gaining popularity among foreign couples in […]

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BY ELAINE O’CONNOR Playing with sweet, fuzzy baby chicks is an Easter ritual for many children. But this year, the children from one Kelowna family had to make it past one over-protective hen-mother to do so: the family dog. Sue Paull, owner of Eco Turf Farms, said this year her three children had to make […]

Police seized 50 poodles during a drug raid in Centerton, AR on Thursday. The animals, which were being kept in a filthy single-wide trailer as part of a breeding operation had matted fur, unclipped nails and parasites, but seemed “sociable” according to authorities. Despite the mess, Benton County sheriff deputies opted against filing animal neglect […]

CHICAGO (STMW) – A firefighter performed CPR on a puppy and dog pulled from a fire Friday afternoon in the Bucktown neighborhood, bringing both back to life. Chicago Fire Dept. firefighter Tammy Rodriguez responded to the fire on the back porch of a home at 1834 N. Wood St. about 3 p.m. and pulled two […]

Duluth firefighters rescued three people from a burning building this morning. The fire at 611 N. Seventh Ave. E. was reported at 4:49 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from the upper windows of a two-story home. One person was on the porch roof while two others were hanging from a second-story […]

It’s a universal truth that dogs are man’s best friend, but they’re pretty darn loyal to their own as well. Case in point: this tear-inducing video, via the website Jezebel, showing a dog, shivering and disoriented, remaining loyally by the side of a stricken fellow canine amid the devastation of the Japanese tsunami: Read more […]

Feb 20, 2011 (Times Record – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) — He’s only been a Fort Smith firefighter for one week, yet he’s already booted veteran firemen out of one fire station’s recliners. Mudd, an 8-week-old Dalmatian puppy, is the newest “member” of Fire Station No. 4 on Towson Avenue, and the tiny, tail-wagging […]

By DOUG DAVISON, Houston Herald Last August, The Animal Shelter of Texas County (TASTC) began its “Healing Paws” program in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC) South-Central Corrections Center in Licking (SCCC). Some of the results have been noteworthy, while others are downright remarkable. Healing Paws is TASTC’s offshoot of the “Puppies for […]

By Meghan Kalkstein PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Humane Society seized more than 30 animals Wednesday that were living in deplorable conditions at a breeding facility in Canby. Among the 35 dogs, a duck with a deformed leg was also rescued. Several of the dogs are pregnant, most are malnourished and many are fighting a […]

By Ashok Selvam The tale of the puppy taken last week from a Hoffman Estates pet store appears to have ended with a happy, wagging tail. Thanks to two anonymous tips, Hoffman Estates police made two arrests Monday night and recovered Max from a home in Niles. Hoffman Estates police Sgt. Greg Poulos said police […]

Animal Cruelty Complaints Led Investigators To Home By Taylor Dolven BENT COUNTY, Colo. — More than 40 small dogs were removed from a Bent County home Wednesday night in response to animal cruelty complaints. “These dogs were living in unsanitary conditions with inadequate shelter,” said Duane Adams, associate director for the Colorado Humane Society & […]

BY KAREN PEARLMAN LA MESA — Oreo is proving to be one tough cookie. The 8-year-old terrier-beagle mix has been at the Pet Emergency & Specialty Center in La Mesa since Friday after being poisoned with a strychnine-laced ball of meat. The dog, who belongs to La Mesa residents Irwin and Jeannene Smith, has been […]

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On Nov.12, Yani, a pitbull puppy, was brought to the Humane Society of Berks County’s Veterinary Services Department with a badly fractured front right leg. The puppy’s owners could not afford the surgery necessary to correct the break. Humane Society staffers decided to perform the procedure – a full amputation of the broken leg – […]

By: Sylvia Strojek EDMONTON – She was a young, homeless single mom trying to raise a family of five, but true to the spirit of the season there was room for one more. Esperanza had been badly injured when she was hit by a car, but the young shepherd-cross with the thick white coat was […]

By Jeffrey Alderton — FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — Taking care of 130 cats at Dawn’s Cat Sanctuary at Dawn View is tough on the best day. But it’s become even tougher since an electrical fire disrupted the operation early Sunday morning. Dawn Billmyre has operated the cat rescue since 2004. She even built four additional […]

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According to vets, Christmas is one of the most dangerous times of the year for pets. In 2008, the PDSA alone treated 15,600 ill and injured pets over the Christmas period. With the average vet bill currently standing at almost £300, there could be a sting in the tail for owners too – so it […]

By Sylvia Lerman, DDO I read the piece about vicious dogs being more dangerous than street hockey with a great deal of interest. I am the owner of the dog that was killed. Regardless of the fact that I am indeed friends with the person whose dog attacked mine I absolutely tried to do the […]

A dog airlifted to safety Friday in a dramatic rescue from the storm-swelled Los Angeles River was reported doing well hours later at an animal shelter. The male German Shepherd mix was rushed to the shelter freezing and shivering after a firefighter was lowered from a helicopter to pluck him from the swirling waters. It […]

By Sue Hewitt FROM death row to comfort, what a difference a new home has made for little Ellie Mae. The Maltese cross had only days to live when the Sunday Herald Sun featured her among six death-row dogs last week. Now all six have new loving owners and have beaten the clock which gives […]

Credit: grafficartistg4 What can I say: he is what puppies are about: cute, “huggable”, so sweet looking, such a nice fur baby!

Momo competed against golden retrievers and German shepherds to win a place as a contract police dog A chihuahua named Momo (Peach) has passed the exam to become a dog in the police force in western Japan, in what seems to be a first. The 3kg (6.6lb) dog is set to become part of a […]

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