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Shelter Dog Finds Home After Wise Leap Into Truck

UPS driver was on his break when dog jumped in, didn't want to leave

(Newser) - Jason Coronado was delivering packages in his job as a UPS driver on Oct. 5 when Ernie, a pitbull-terrier mix, hopped into his truck—and didn't want to leave. "Usually dogs aren't a big fan of the big brown truck," Coronado tells WKBW , but Ernie seemed... More »

Most Popular Dog Name Holds Firm for 9th Year

Well-balanced 'Bella' on top again

(Newser) - Shout "Bella" in a dog park and there's a good chance a new friend will come running. According to Nextdoor.com , Bella is the most popular dog name in the US ... as it was in 2017 and 2016 . At Quartz , Jane C. Hu sets out to explain our... More »

Thousands of Dogs Will Soon Be Without Homes in Florida

Greyhound racing has been officially banned, will phase out by end of 2020

(Newser) - Amendment 13 needed just 60% of Tuesday's votes to pass in Florida, but more than 5.3 million voters, or 69%, cast their ballots in favor of it—meaning by the end of 2020, legal dog racing in the Sunshine State will be no more, NBC News reports. It'... More »

Hunter Says He Was Shot by 'Good Dog'

He left shotgun with dogs in backseat of pickup

(Newser) - When Sonny "Tex" Gilligan was shot in the back, he initially thought he was being fired on from outside his vehicle. Then he remembered the shotgun he had left in the backseat of his pickup with Charlie, his 120-pound Rottweiler mix, and two other dogs. The 74-year-old, who was... More »

Australia Seizes American Basketball Star's Pet Dog

He's the latest to run afoul of quarantine laws

(Newser) - An American basketball player who flew into Brisbane with his French bulldog placed inside his hand luggage has run afoul of Australia's quarantine laws. Brisbane Bullets recruit Lamar Patterson was briefly detained after landing in Brisbane on Thursday with his dog, Kobe. The 27-year-old Patterson, who played for the... More »

Puppy Yanked in Theft Caught on Video

Chipper is now back with his owner

(Newser) - A puppy is back with its owner after being stolen from its yard in broad daylight in a dognapping that was caught on surveillance video. Matt Ivy shared the footage from Saturday in a desperate attempt to get 10-week-old Chipper back; in it, two men can be seen pulling up... More »

She Was Walking Her Daughter's Puppy. Then, a 'Pop'

Miami man accused of shooting Chihuahua to death with sniper rifle

(Newser) - An evening stroll with her 8-year-old daughter's puppy ended in tragedy Saturday for a Florida woman. WPLG and the Sun Sentinel report that a 19-year-old Miami man was arrested Saturday and hit with felony animal-cruelty charges after cops say he trained a sniper rifle on an 8-month-old Chihuahua, then... More »

Woman Helps Save 27 Animals After Florence, Gets Busted

Tammie Hedges was charged with administering antibiotics to sick animals in temporary shelter

(Newser) - A North Carolina woman who runs an animal rescue nonprofit took in dozens of abandoned cats and dogs in the wake of Hurricane Florence, cleaning their wounds and giving them antibiotics to help them heal. On Friday, however, Tammie Hedges was arrested, with Wayne County officials accusing her of being... More »

100-Plus People Infected by Pet-Store Puppies: CDC

Agency links antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections to pet-store pooches

(Newser) - Eighteen states, more than 100 people sick, 26 hospitalizations—and an unknown number of puppies as the likely infection-spreaders. That's the word out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has tied contact with puppies at six pet-store companies to the outbreak of human diarrheal infections from... More »

At Least 47 Dogs Died After PetSmart Grooming

NJ Advance Media inquiry questions safety procedures at chain

(Newser) - A new investigation is raising questions about the safety of dogs at PetSmart. The nine-month probe by NJ Advance Media uncovered 47 dogs' deaths shortly after routine grooming—sometimes just a 15-minute nail trimming. In a lengthy response, the chain insists it has the "highest safety standards in the... More »

6 Trapped Dogs Rescued Just in Time in North Carolina

Video out of Leland goes viral

(Newser) - Not all the news in the wake of Florence is grim. A viral video posted by freelance reporter Marcus DiPaola shows him and another person rescuing six dogs from rising water in a locked kennel, reports the Daily Dot . The dogs are clearly thrilled with the development. "We got... More »

Cops, DCFS Called After Mom Lets Girl Walk Family Dog

8-year-old was gone for '5 minutes,' mom says

(Newser) - The mom of an 8-year-old in suburban Chicago is railing against a "crazy waste of resources" that ended in what CBS Chicago describes as a "legal nightmare." The Chicago Tribune details how on Aug. 2, Corey Widen's daughter took the family dog, Marshmallow, for a walk... More »

Man Has Limbs Amputated After Getting 'Lick of Death'

Greg Manteufel likely contracted dangerous bacterial infection from a dog

(Newser) - A Wisconsin man has lost his hands and legs after he likely received "the lick of death" from a dog, People reports. Per a GoFundMe created for Greg Manteufel, the 48-year-old house painter from West Bend started feeling sick on June 27; he and his family initially thought he... More »

'Hero' Dog Saved Humans. One Allegedly Killed It

Poisoning suspected in death of rescue dog Kaos

(Newser) - "Keep up your work up there, keep looking for the missing and saving lives." It's an unusual message for a deceased dog, but an appropriate one for Kaos, a German shepherd credited with helping find survivors buried in Italy following a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that killed nearly... More »

Gang Puts Big Bounty on Head of a Dog

Drug-sniffing Sombra has been relocated in Colombia because Urabeños clan is after her

(Newser) - A drug-sniffing Colombian police dog with nearly 250 arrests under her collar recently tracked down more than 10 tons of coke from a major drug gang. The gang's reaction: a bounty on the pooch's head that may be up to $70,000. The Telegraph reports that Sombra (Spanish... More »

To Beat the Heat, North Koreans Dine on Dog

Spicy dog soup a favorite based on belief that 'heat cures heat'

(Newser) - In North Korea, summer is not a good time to be a dog. With the country sizzling, North Korea's biggest brewery is pumping out twice as much beer as usual, Pyongyang residents are queuing up to get their "bingsu"—a syrupy treat made with shaved ice—and... More »

Owner 'Devastated' Over Death of 'World's Ugliest Dog'

Zsa Zsa of Anoka, Minn., passed away in her sleep Tuesday

(Newser) - With her lolling tongue and sad eyes, Zsa Zsa took home the top prize at the world's ugliest dog competition in California last month. It was a short-lived title: Her owner, Megan Brainard, says the 9-year-old English bulldog died in her sleep Tuesday morning, the Star Tribune reports. "... More »

Deaf Puppy Falls Down Deep Hole, a City Responds

Toffee is safe and sound after 31-hour ordeal in Huntsville, Ala.

(Newser) - Puppy love overtook an Alabama city last week, and Toffee is now safe because of it. Per CBS News , Toffee is a 7-week-old deaf puppy that was being fostered in Huntsville when she ran into a bit of trouble: She fell down a 50-foot hole in a yard and stayed... More »

Uproar After Billionaires Surrender Sick Dogs to Rescue

U-Haul's Joe Shoen wrapped up in dispute with animal rescuer

(Newser) - When Shelly Froehlich learned a cancer patient hoped to send six Rottweiler puppies and their mother to her animal rescue in Arizona, she says she quickly agreed and, assuming financial hardship, waived a $600 surrender fee. It was a move she quickly came to regret after getting familiar with the... More »

'Absolutely Never Do That': Man Goes After Black Bear

It had attacked the man's dog, which jumped out of a car window

(Newser) - "Our message is: Absolutely never do that." That's what Canada's Jasper National Park is trying to communicate loud and clear. The "that" it's referring to is a May 16 incident in which a man jumped onto a black bear in an attempt to rescue... More »

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