Category: Dogs

VIDEO: Pit Bull Saves Cat from Hungry Coyotes

Jack the pit bull risked his life to chase away a pack of coyotes attacking his cat friend. The cat did suffer some injuries — a broken tooth and some brain swelling — and is having some trouble getting around at this point. But it looks as though he’ll be alright. The lucky cat’s human companions are dog-sitting Jack while his owner is away in Afghanistan. For now, Jack won’t leave the cat’s...

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Dog Found Still Alive During Newscast of Pet Dumping Ground

In a Texas boneyard where discarded pets are left to die, a news crew caught one dog clinging to life. The Dallas Morning News was following animal rescuer Marina Tarashevska, who visits the pet dumping ground on Teagarden Road in southeast Dallas every morning to sift through the carcasses of dogs tied up in garbage bags and left for dead. Usually, Tarashevska searches for evidence to help build a case against those who dispose of unwanted pets as they do the evening trash. (The dumping ground is filled with decomposing bodies, and the smell of rotting flesh permeates the...

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Meet the Dog Detective who Helped Bust Subway’s Jared Fogle

This feisty black lab may be playful, but it was his serious detective work that helped build a case against former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle, who has agreed to plead guilty to owning and distributing child pornography as well as paying for sex with minors. Bear can sniff out things most humans wouldn’t detect right under their noses. That’s how he was able to locate a hidden flash drive in Fogle’s home, which Bear’s human colleagues may have never uncovered on their own. “Bear is unique because he can sniff out SD cards, thumb drives, external hard drives, iPads...

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A New Facial Recognition App Can Help You Find Your Lost Dog

Detroit Free Press All those cute pictures you have on your phone of your favorite pooch? Well, take another one. It might help you locate him the next time he goes missing. The Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center is now using the Finding Rover app, a facial-recognition technology that helps identify lost dogs with 98% accuracy, according to the county. Here’s how it works: Use a smartphone to take Fluffy’s photo, with special emphasis on his nose and eyes, because those features are the two most important when it comes to identification. Then upload the photo...

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Sign to Save Thousands of Dogs from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

We’re just days away from the summer solstice, which means the bloody Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China is looming. On June 21, thousands of dogs and cats will be slaughtered for their meat in Yulin, China if authorities don’t stop the event. That’s why Last Chance for Animals (LCA) has a petition you can sign right now to tell the Chinese Embassy that the bloodshed must end. Pets are kidnapped from their homes. Stray dogs are run down and thrown into vans, or darted with poison so they collapse. The dogs are trucked for days with no food and water to Yulin, packed...

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Watch: This Dog Can Drive a Car (Really!)

This homeless dog was rescued by the SPCA…and taught to drive. Really. It took months of careful training and encouragement, but Porter overcame his lack of opposable thumbs and learned how to drive a Mini. He’s not half...

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The Difference Between Cat and Dog Owners – Graphic

As someone who’s lived with dogs for the first half of my life and cats for the second, I see myself on both sides of this equation. So I’ll take that cat-person’s intelligence AND the dog-person’s athleticism, thank you very much. In all seriousness, the research does come from some credible sources. So while I hesitate to stereotype anyone by the animal they choose to consort with, this infographic makes for an interesting read. And I bet my cat would agree with these...

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