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'Sick as a dog': Pet owners warned of dog influenza
US Army WWII hero dog receives posthumous medal
DIY tips for exterior storm windows
Phoenix family dog found hanged to death inside mobile pet groom
$3.18 million Newton home with Boston views tops biggest sales
3 family members, puppies escape Bessemer house fire
Duke, dog abandoned in Patterson Park, becomes national celebrity, teaching moment for pet owners
2018-01-19 06:16:25 A local dog named Duke became a celebrity this past weekend after his owners abandoned him in Patterson Park. On Saturday morning, the white American bulldog was tied to a tree and left with food, his crate, a few of his favorite toys, and a note indicating that the canine was looking for a new home. The community quickly rallied around him, according to Bailey Deacon, the communications director for the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter   Read More ...
8 horses, donkey on Northeast Side being taken into custody
2018-01-18 05:05:08 By Vincent T. Davis, Staff Writer. Updated 8:05 pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Animal Care Services officers seized eight horses and a donkey as part of an animal cruelty investigation at a Northeast Side property Wednesday afternoon. ACS field supervisor Joel Skidmore said the agency started an investigation after receiving a 311 phone call two weeks ago about skinny, malnourished horses in the 12500 block of Old O’Connor Road   Read More ...
Children escape Kelso home fire by jumping out window
2018-01-17 06:54:03 Two children escaped a Kelso house fire by jumping through a window, while a black terrier survived by hiding under a couch. The Daily News reports that five others, including four adults and one teenager, also fled the Monday morning fire, which gutted a one-story home. Longview Fire Battalion Chief Troy Buzalsky says two occupants were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, but no one was seriously injured   Read More ...
Family finds dog dead, hanging in mobile pet grooming van in Phoenix
2018-01-17 05:21:57 A Phoenix mother said she and her children are traumatized after they found their family dog, Max, dead of an apparent hanging in a mobile pet-grooming van. Amanda Wohland said she and two of her children discovered Max hanging from the loop used to keep a dog in place on a grooming table. The woman who had been grooming him was in a fetal position on the floor of the van, she said   Read More ...
Family finds dog dead, hanging in mobile pet grooming van
2018-01-17 05:05:13 PHOENIX — A Phoenix mother said she and her children are traumatized after they found their family dog, Max, dead of an apparent hanging in a mobile pet-grooming van. Amanda Wohland said she and two of her children discovered Max hanging from the loop used to keep a dog in place on a grooming table. The woman who had been grooming him was in a fetal position on the floor of the van, she said   Read More ...
US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal
2018-01-16 09:42:00 LONDON (AP) — A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain’s highest honor for animal bravery on Monday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the U.S. soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier by the throat and pulling the gun from its mount   Read More ...
'Sick as a dog': Pet owners warned of dog influenza
2018-01-16 04:42:41 OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — The flu season has been an active one for Oklahoma. With the death toll on the rise, doctors are urging you to get your flu shot. But what about our four legged friends? The flu concern now spreading to dogs, making dog owners worried. Coughing, sneezing and poor health might sound like flu symptoms humans would get, but experts at BluePearl Emergency and Specialty Care Pet Hospital critical care specialist, Jesse Bullock, said dogs are exposed to getting the flu as well   Read More ...
S.C. Senate bill aims to get tougher on pet owners
2018-01-16 03:46:51 AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) – It's an issue that's never been regulated by state law -- dog tethering. But a new South Carolina law is hoping to crack down on cruelty to your four-legged friends. "It is not an object to just be disregarded and put out in the yard and to heck with it...that's no longer something society ought to stand for anymore," CEO of SPCA Albrecht Center, Barbara Nelson said   Read More ...
Pet Owners Warned Of Dog Flu
2018-01-16 00:21:27 There is canine influenza, more commonly known as the dog flu, and the symptoms are similar to what humans get. But it’s not the same virus. The flu is now widespread across the country and so are respiratory infections and colds. Victoria Roldan has a cold, as she suffers from a sore throat, ear infection and coughing. With so many people sick with contagious ailments, many are asking, “Can my pet catch it too?” “Flu is seen year round in pets,” said Dr   Read More ...
Local vet offers advice for pet owners on how protect their dogs - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-15 22:48:47 Many of us have been using a little bit more hand sanitizer and soap as we all keep a close eye on the flu this season as the virus continues to spread, but did you know dogs could also catch the flu? It's flu season for us humans and as we all work to stay healthy by keeping our hands clean and paying attention to the possible symptoms of the virus, we can't forget about our furry friends because they too can catch the flu   Read More ...
US Army WWII hero dog receives posthumous medal
2018-01-15 22:18:51 LONDON — A US Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain’s highest honor for animal bravery on Monday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to US soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier by the throat and pulling the gun from its mount   Read More ...
Puppy tied to fence overnight tried to bite off its foot to esca
2018-01-15 21:09:32 (Meredith) – A 1-year-old German Shepherd reportedly tried to bite off its own foot while tied to a fence outside a New York animal shelter. Animal control officer Feraz Mohammed found the dog, named Buddy, when he arrived to work Saturday morning, WPIX reports. He told the news station Buddy had a wire wrapped around its hind leg, just above the ankle   Read More ...
US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal
2018-01-15 20:39:16 London - A US Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain's highest honour for animal bravery on Monday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the US soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier by the throat and pulling the gun from its mount   Read More ...
U.S. Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal
2018-01-15 20:26:30 LONDON — A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery on Monday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the U.S. soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier by the throat and pulling the gun from its mount   Read More ...
US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal
2018-01-15 19:00:45 LONDON | A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II has been posthumously awarded Britain’s highest honor for animal bravery. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier and pulling the gun from its mount   Read More ...
US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal
2018-01-15 18:12:01 LONDON (AP) — A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery on Monday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the U.S. soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier by the throat and pulling the gun from its mount   Read More ...
US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal
2018-01-15 17:38:52 London — A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II has been posthumously awarded Britain’s highest honor for animal bravery. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier and pulling the gun from its mount   Read More ...
US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal
2018-01-15 17:18:43 A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II has been posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier and pulling the gun from its mount   Read More ...
Mobile rescue dog injured in 'vicious' hit-and-run to undergo tail amputation
2018-01-14 23:06:15 A Mobile Fire-Rescue search and rescue dog named Nero will have to undergo surgery after being struck by a pickup truck while taking part in training exercises. "Nero has a long road to recovery but for now, he is home surrounded by family," said Steven Millhouse, public information officer for the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department. According to Millhouse, veterinary staff said Nero suffered fluid and blood in his abdomen, severe road rash and multiple lacerations   Read More ...
Scientist Reportedly Working On ‘Pet Translator’ That Could Translate Dog’s Barks Into Human Language
2018-01-14 21:04:19 Pet owners often talk to their furry friends in human language, and while there may be times when our pets seem to understand what we’re saying, you can’t really be expected to understand the exact message your dog or cat wants to convey when they bark or meow. But that might change in about a decade or less, as a leading animal expert hopes to come up with a “pet translator” that converts a dog’s barks and growls into human language   Read More ...
Thousands in damage in mobile home fire in Union Co. - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-14 12:47:36 A mobile home caught fire in Union County early Sunday morning. Officials say the home located on Apple Drive caught fire due to an electrical fire caused by a power strip plugged into an outlet. Monroe Fire Department estimated between $10,000 to $15,000 dollars in damage. More >> A mobile home caught fire in Union County early Sunday morning. Officials say the home located on Apple Drive caught fire due to an electrical fire caused by a power strip plugged into an outlet   Read More ...
DIY tips for exterior storm windows
2018-01-14 12:15:25 Dear Jim: I think exterior storm windows would be good, but they are expensive. Will they improve window efficiency much? What is a low-cost simple design I can make myself? - Dennis F. Dear Dennis: Installing exterior storm windows can be a wise choice for some homes, but they are not an alternative to replacing old, leaky defective primary windows. You must make sure your existing primary windows are reasonably airtight and in good condition before considering installing storm windows   Read More ...
Phoenix family dog found hanged to death inside mobile pet groom
2018-01-14 05:03:56 PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Sean and Amanda Wohland are in shock and disbelief after their dog Max was found dead inside a pet grooming van. "We looked in the van and the dog was hanging by its neck off the table," said Amanda Wohland. "You could tell it was dead ." The Wohlands had hired a pet groomer from Roaming Rovers to come to their Phoenix home Wednesday afternoon to give Max a wash and trim   Read More ...
At home: Midtown industrial loft provides creative home for artist and developer
2018-01-13 17:08:38 For local artist Karen Jones and her husband, developer Jimmy Powell, home is a nontraditional space where they can each express their creativity and passions. The couple currently lives in an enormous second-floor loft of a historic Midtown building that they own and are in the process of fully rehabbing into multiple residences. Built in 1902 for Washington University in response to the World’s Fair exposition as its new temporary dental school location, the building was designed by renowned St   Read More ...
Spy Camera Pointed at Toilet in Mall Bathroom Recorded Children, Police Say
2018-01-12 20:01:58 (BALTIMORE) — Authorities say a man set up a spy camera that recorded both children and adults in the family restroom of a Baltimore-area mall. The Baltimore Sun reports a patron at White Marsh Mall found the camera pointed toward a toilet Dec. 23, and the incident was made public Thursday, when Baltimore County police released footage of the suspect, who caught himself on video while setting up the camera   Read More ...
Tempe Police: Puppies stolen from Arizona Mills Mall
2018-01-12 05:41:37 TEMPE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Tempe Police officials said Thursday that five French Bulldog puppies have been stolen from a pet store at the Arizona Mills mall the night before. Surveillance cameras caught two men breaking through the back door and taking the dogs within 2 minutes, which means they knew what they were after. According to Tempe Police, two men took the puppies out of the mall in a large gray trash can   Read More ...
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers free admission through Sunday
2018-01-12 03:41:34 Is it worth it visiting a garden in January? Yes. And now through Sunday, it’s especially worth it because Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is offering free admission. The Garden Shop and Garden Café are closed for the season, but there’s plenty to see inside and out. It’s during winter that you can see the bones of a garden — the interesting shapes and forms of bare trees and evergreens   Read More ...
Werewolf cat named new breed at American Kennel Club
2018-01-11 20:11:57 Beware the werewolf cat. The International Cat Association announced Wednesday it had recognized the Lykoi cat -- a feline also known as the werewolf cat because of its black and golden-rimmed eyes and black and slightly gray sparse coat on a lean body. “If you walk up on it around 2 a.m…they can kind of frighten you,” cat breeder Anthony Hutcherson told NBC New York   Read More ...
On Gardening: Florida Sunshine, gold lantern to the woodland garden
2018-01-11 12:07:27 If the frigid winter has you crying for some Florida sunshine, you are not alone. In the past few months, I have moved to Hamilton, Ga., and have been furiously planting hollies, camellias, conifers, and a few other select evergreens to start giving the bones to my new landscape. After days on end of high teens and low 20s, I couldn't be happier with Florida Sunshine a selection of the native Illicium parviflorum that was introduced by Plant Delights Nursery   Read More ...
American Kennel Club Adds Two New Dog Breeds To Its Roster
2018-01-11 01:33:03 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club’s pack. The club announced Wednesday that it’s recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon Vendeen. They’re the first breeds added to the roster since 2016. They’re eligible for many dog shows this year but can’t compete at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show until next year   Read More ...
These 2 Dog Breeds Were Just Added to the American Kennel Club Roster
2018-01-10 23:01:35 (NEW YORK) — A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club’s pack. The club announced Wednesday that it’s recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon Vendeen. They’re the first breeds added to the roster since 2016. They’re eligible for many dog shows this year but can’t compete at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show until next year   Read More ...
Meet the 2 dog breeds added to American Kennel Club pack
2018-01-10 21:07:30 NEW YORK -- A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club's pack. The club announced Wednesday that it's recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon Vendeen. They're the first breeds added to the roster since 2016. They're eligible for many dog shows this year but can't compete at the prestigious until next year   Read More ...
Dog meet dog: American Kennel Club adds 2 breeds to roster
2018-01-10 20:11:04 NEW YORK (AP) - A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club's pack. The club announced Wednesday that it's recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon Vendeen. They're the first breeds added to the roster since 2016. They're eligible for many dog shows this year but can't compete at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show until next year   Read More ...
Dog meet dog: American Kennel Club adds 2 breeds to roster
2018-01-10 17:38:56 NEW YORK (AP) — A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club's pack. The club is announcing Wednesday that it's recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon Vendeen. They're the first breeds added to the roster since 2016. They're eligible for many dog shows this year but can't compete at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show until next year   Read More ...
American Kennel Club adds 2 breeds to roster
2018-01-10 17:37:29 New York — A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club’s pack. The club is announcing Wednesday that it’s recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon Vendeen. They’re the first breeds added to the roster since 2016. They’re eligible for many dog shows this year but can’t compete at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show until next year   Read More ...
Dog meet dog: American Kennel Club adds 2 breeds to roster
2018-01-10 17:17:52 NEW YORK (AP) - A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club's pack. The club is announcing Wednesday that it's recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon Vendeen. They're the first breeds added to the roster since 2016. They're eligible for many dog shows this year but can't compete at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show until next year   Read More ...
Dog meet dog: American Kennel Club adds 2 breeds to roster
2018-01-10 17:12:27 NEW YORK (AP) — A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club's pack. The club is announcing Wednesday that it's recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon Vendeen. They're the first breeds added to the roster since 2016. They're eligible for many dog shows this year but can't compete at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show until next year   Read More ...
Iowa family relieved when dog pulled from house fire
2018-01-10 14:38:03 A Marion family is relieved after their dog was rescued from a fire. Iowa family relieved when dog pulled from house fire A Marion family is relieved after their dog was rescued from a fire. WEBVTT RHEYA: NOW TO MARION.A FAMILY SO RELIEVED AFTER THEIRDOG WAS RESCUED FROM A FIRE. THAT'S BECAUSE EVERYONE THOUGHTTHE DOG HAD DIED. THE FIRE STARTED TUESDAYAFTERNOON   Read More ...
Electrical wiring in TV cabinet starts 2‑alarm Santa Rosa house fire
2018-01-10 03:03:04 An electrical issue in a television cabinet sparked a two-alarm fire that badly damaged a large hillside home Monday night, according to a Santa Rosa Fire Department inspector Tuesday. The fire started in the master bedroom of the Stonecrest Court residence, said fire inspector Kemplen Robbins. The flames destroyed three rooms of the 3,600-square-foot home but firefighters stopped them from spreading to lower levels of the five-level home   Read More ...
Concerned pet owners say the Canine Flu can kill
2018-01-10 00:14:11 Veterinarians across the country are urging pet owners to get their dogs vaccinated with the newest drug designed to fight both strains of the highly contagious Canine Flu. Since 2005, more than 2,000 dogs have tested positive and at least 46 states have reported cases of the rare influenza.   Read More ...