« News for August 18, 2006 | Main | Headlines »

Big bowl of dog news

  • Dog attacks, kills woman in Coral Springs: Unidentified breed of dog blamed for attacking, killing a woman, possibly the owner.
  • FEI recalls 340,000 bendable dog, cat toys: Fun Express Inc is recalling 340,000 dog and cat toys due to elevated levels of lead.
  • Dog that bit Williston girl found: Dog bit girl then left with owner who may or may not have known about dog bite. Owner tracked down to confirm dog had current rabies vaccinations.
  • Shelters asking cities to enforce dangerous-dog laws: Animal shelters in the Kansas City, MO area are asking communities to consider alternative approaches to outright breed bans against pit bulls, such as requiring spaying and neutering.
  • Cop shoots dog after neighbor reports bite: A followup to yesterday's article about Lobo who (allegedly) attacked a neighbor and was shot as a result by police officers, requiring the amputation of a leg.
  • John, I Said Your Dog has Bees, not Fleas: Yellow Labrador Retriever abandoned or poorly treated by owner John Shaver, including an open tumor which had been colonized by bees. Shaver has been charged with animal cruelty.
  • Another Potentially Dangerous Dog Shot By Officer: Pit Bull shot and wounded by police officer after it charged him and his K-9 while investigating a burglar alarm.
  • Pet lovers support frozen dog owner: Sherida Baksh had her pompek Tammy frozen after it died. She wants to have a necropsy performed in Las Vegas, NV (US) to determine whether the veterinarian was at fault.
  • SPEARS: 'I WANT TO BE BURIED WITH MY DOG': Britney Spears was quoted as wanting her dog Lucky to be buried with her, mimicking the ancient Pharoahs of Egypt. Lucky was unavailble to comment.
  • Suicidal man cuts himself, police dog : Man attempting to commit suicide slashes K-9 dog and police officer with knife. Unidentified K-9 is recovering from one half-inch wound to neck. Man is recovering from his self-inflicted wounds.
  • Dog dies saving family from blaze: Zak a mixed-breed dog woke up the family as smoke and fire swept throught their home. Zak died from smoke inhalation. The fire was due to an unattended chip pan.
  • City accused of cutting corners on dog park: Although Salt Lake County allocated $400,000 (US) to the city of West Jordan for a dog park, the city has budgeted only $217,000 (US) for the park, excluding a number of amenities such as lighting, benches, and paved walkways for disabled users of the park. Salt Lake County has the final approval on the park.
  • Scared dog gets rooftop rescue: Black Labrador mix nicknamed Rufus discovered on roof near Bronough Street overpass in Tallahassee. Police and Fire officials guess that the dog either jumped from the street or was thrown from a car and landed on the roof. The fire department's 100 foot ladder truck was required to reach the roof and rescue the dog. Rufus is now at the Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center.
  • Dog attacks again, sending teen to hospital: Mel, an Akita, was loose in a neighborhood when a neighbor, Evan Talaber walked up to him to lead him back to his home. Mel attacked Talaber leaving a large gash in his thigh. Mel mauled two other children in the neighborhood in 2005. As a result the owner, Terrance Jackson signed Mel over to the Northampton County SPCA
  • Dog injury prompts RSPCA warning on utes: Border collie badly injured from fall from moving ute (SUV). RSPCA advises owners to tether dogs securely with a short lead so they cannot fall off or get off the moving vehicle.
  • Dog Owners Think Fiesta Island Plan Bites: Fiesta Island is a man-made 480 acre wasteland in the middle of one of San Diego's major destination zones. Currently the entire island is available as an offleash area for dogs and is mostly used by dogs and their owners except during the "Over the Line" events. San Diego parks have proposed a dramatic change in use for the island which would slice the island into "leash free" zones. The city wants to overhall the island to make it more attractive to others.
  • Paris to present TV dog show: Paris Hilton will allegedly emcee a new television show America's Cutest Pup for Women's Entertainment. The casting call does not mention Paris. Auditions are occuring around the country (US) in September and October.
  • Voodoo Worshipper Sentenced For Killing Girlfriend's Mom, Dog: Pierre Carrenard of Brooklyn, NY sentenced to consecutive terms of 25 years to life for killing a woman, two years for killing a dog, and a year for slashing a teenager.
  • Dog's death at pound leads to new safety rules: Caesar, a six year old St Bernard, died of heat exhaustion on August 2nd, 2006 at the South Kingstown dog pound. Caesar had been found wandering and had an expired set of tags. The town is revising its policy of allowing dogs to remain outdoors at the pound when the temperature exceeds 85F as a result of Caesar's death.
  • Controversial Guide Dog to Be Retired: Miden, an 8 year old guide dog for Bob Jardine, mauled Buddy, a 10 pound Maltese in June 2006. As a result Miden was classified as a vicious dog and required to wear a muzzle. Miden will be retired as a guide dog and will instead live with Jardine as a pet. It is implied in the story that Miden is a German Shepherd but it's not explicitly stated.
  • RSPCA investigates NSW dog squad: The RSPCA is investigating the NSW police dog squad for the use of electric shock collars. The collars are illegal in the Australian states of New South Wales, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The NSW Police claim to be exempt from the laws governing collars.
  • Dog rescued from burning house in Harker Heights: An unnamed Harker heights dog was rescued from a fire in the family home.
  • Hundreds of Dogs Competing for Best in Show: About Connor, a three year old Australian Shepherd competing at the Capital City Cluster Dog Show in Topeka, KS (US).
  • Second clash over HCA dog training turns confrontational: Residents and dog owners are clashing over the Horseshoe Hunting Retriever Club's use of the Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve for training. Residents complain that the training is in contradiction to the park's designation for passive recreational use.
  • Love triangles' leave dogs feeling jealous
  • Great Plains Assistance Dogs Foundation gets $1 million gift: The Great Plains Assistance Dogs Foundation received a $1,000,000 US gift from the estate of Dorothy Rich. The association has a normal budget of approximately $275,000. Half of the money will be used to create an endowment for the organization. Rich willed nearly $5 million to another dozen assistance dog programs throughout the US.
  • Feds Charge Dog Trainer in Prison Escape: A prison volunteer, Toby Young and the president of Safe Harbor Prison Dog Program used a dog crate to assist the escape of John Manard. Young was sentenced to 21 months in prison after reaching a plea agreement. Prision officials have indicated that they intend to continue the program, which uses inmates to train dogs to be adopted by families.

« News for August 18, 2006 | Main | Headlines »

About dogist

dogist is published nearly daily by Artific Industries. More about us here.