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'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 »

MSU Physicist Charged With 'Crime Against Nature'

He's accused of molesting a basset hound

(Newser) - After the Larry Nassar case and rape allegations involving basketball players , the last thing Michigan State University needed was a bestiality scandal—but here we are. Joseph Hattey, a 51-year-old MSU physicist, has been charged with two counts of "committing a crime against nature," the Lansing State Journal... More »

Owner on the Hook After Her Husky's 'Killing Spree'

Dog killed rabbits, ducks, chickens, a beloved goose in Utah

(Newser) - A Utah woman is facing nearly 30 misdemeanor counts after her 4-year-old husky went on an animal "killing spree." Mackenzie Morton says she found a few dead chickens in a neighbor's yard in Tooele after her dog went missing from her boyfriend's house after dark on... More »

Rescued Dog Kisses New Firefighter Pal

Photo from Wells, Maine, is a hit

(Newser) - It's important to say thanks ( or not ), and a photo of a dog doing just that in Maine is going viral, reports WISN . It seems that the dog got out of a second-story window and became stranded on his home's roof, and concerned citizens called authorities,... More »

PG-Rated Show Dogs Removes Scenes After Parent Backlash

Movie mishandled message on unwanted touching, say its critics

(Newser) - Global Road Entertainment has announced that it is re-editing the film Show Dogs to delete two scenes that parents and others said portrayed sexual abuse followed by inappropriate handling of the abuse, reports USA Today . In both scenes, a Rottweiler named Max has his testicles inspected by dog show judges,... More »

Woman Killed in Attack by 7 Dachshund-Mix Dogs

One of the dogs even went after first responders

(Newser) - They weighed no more than 40 pounds each and reached just up to one's knees, but all together, a pack of seven dachshunds proved a deadly force in Oklahoma. Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant says 52-year-old Tracy Garcia was mauled and killed Thursday night by her neighbor's dogs... More »

Did These Furry Photographers Snap a Selfie?

Dog daycare center pic is getting lots of love

(Newser) - An Ohio dog daycare photo has gone viral for capturing what looks like a group of four-legged friends taking a selfie, the AP reports. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Go Fetch Dog Daycare and Boarding in Loveland originally posted the photo of the group March 30. A black Labrador mix named... More »

Dog Shoots Man in Iowa Home

Richard Remme was playing with his dog on the couch

(Newser) - With best friends like these, who needs enemies? An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing Wednesday. Fifty-one-year-old Richard Remme, of Fort Dodge, told police he was playing with his dog, Balew, on the couch and tossed the dog off his lap. He says when... More »

Stolen Schnauzer Retrieved After Email to Jeff Bezos

A driver delivering dog food for Amazon allegedly dog-napped the pooch first

(Newser) - Richard Guttfield was playing snooker at his $2 million estate in Buckinghamshire, England, when Wilma, his black miniature schnauzer suddenly disappeared. His only clue: The 11-month-old puppy went missing shortly after an Amazon driver had delivered a package of dog food. The businessman wasn’t certain that there was a... More »

He Trained Girlfriend's Pug to Do Nazi Salute, Now Has to Pay

Markus Meechan, 30, fined about $1,100

(Newser) - He says he was just trying to annoy his girlfriend; a Scottish court decided in March it qualified as a hate crime. Now, Markus Meechan will have to pay roughly $1,100 over the video he posted in April 2016 that showed his girlfriend's pug making a Nazi-like salute.... More »

Pooch Once Doomed to Die Wins Bulldog Beauty Pageant

2-year-old Bow-Z won Sunday's 'Beautiful Bulldog Contest' at Drake University

(Newser) - A 2-year-old pup once destined to be euthanized was crowned the winner of Sunday's "Beautiful Bulldog Contest" at Drake University. The 39th annual tongue-in-cheek pageant for English bulldogs, Drake's mascot, is the unofficial start to this week's Drake Relays track meet. This year's champion, "... More »

His Choice Was Between Dogs and College. He Chose the Dogs

Now Matt Nelson says he's making in the six figures by rating man's best friend on Twitter

(Newser) - It started at a North Carolina Applebee's more than two years ago: Matt Nelson presented the idea to his college buddies that people like weird stuff on Twitter, and that dogs were internet gold. Nelson's brainchild led to WeRateDogs , a Twitter handle with more than 6.4 million... More »

Outlander Actor Slams 'Rubbish' United Flight

Graham McTavish says flight attendants joked about dogs in overheads days after dog died

(Newser) - When your airline is accused of mishandling pets, it's probably best not to joke about it, but United Airlines again finds itself making headlines barely a week after a dog died in one of its overhead bins. Per People , the latest incident comes courtesy of actor Graham McTavish, who... More »

United Has to Divert Flight After Another Dog Mistake

Pooch was loaded aboard the wrong plane

(Newser) - Maybe United should stick with two-legged passengers: For the third time in a week, the airline has made a gaffe involving a dog. In the latest incident, a flight from New Jersey to St. Louis had to be diverted to Ohio's Akron-Canton Airport on Thursday because a dog had... More »

Mixup in Denver Sends Dog on Global Adventure

Irgo was supposed to fly to Kansas with his human family, but he ended up in Japan

(Newser) - A dog who was mistakenly flown to Japan is back with his family in Kansas. The 10-year-old German shepherd, named Irgo, arrived at a Wichita airport Thursday night after a flight on a private plane from Japan, the AP reports. Kara Swindle and her two children were flying on United... More »

Streisand: This Is Why I Cloned My Dog

(Newser) - Barbra Streisand revealed this week that three of her dogs are clones, and now she's explaining why. Seems the death of her trusty dog Samantha led Streisand to ease the pain with DNA technology. "I was so devastated by the loss of my dear Samantha, after 14 years... More »

Army Failed Bomb-Sniffing Dogs From Afghanistan: Report

Report finds some dogs abandoned following tour of service

(Newser) - A report finds that the Army failed to do right by some of the more than 200 bomb-sniffing dogs that served with US soldiers in Afghanistan, detecting roadside bombs and saving lives, the AP reports. The Defense Department's inspector general has determined that, after the program ended in 2014,... More »

Emotional Support Dog Bites Child on Flight

Southwest says it will review policies for support, service animals

(Newser) - An emotional support dog bit a young girl's head before a Southwest Airlines flight Wednesday, leading to the removal of a passenger from the plane and a 20-minute delay, CBS News reports. Southwest spokesperson Melissa Ford tells Bloomberg the girl, who is around 6 years old, approached the dog... More »

Dog Owner Dies Trying to Rescue Stranded Pet

Victim fell from cliff in Golden Gate National Recreation Area

(Newser) - The death of a 67-year-old man in Golden Gate National Recreation Area has California park officials reiterating a warning: When a dog gets stranded on a cliff, leave him be. Chances are, the dog will return to safety, while would-be rescuers risk their lives, reports ABC7 . In this case, the... More »

Euthanasia Drug Found in Dog Food, 4 Brands Recalled

Gravy Train, 3 other brands owned by JM Smucker recalled after pentobarbital discovered

(Newser) - Four brands of dog food under the JM Smucker Co. umbrella have been recalled after a DC TV station tested one of the brands and found traces of a euthanizing drug used on dogs, cats, and horses in 60% of the samples. The AP reports that shipments of cans of... More »

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