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Stray Dogs Are Terrorizing Dallas —Thousands of Them

Nearly 9K dogs are on the streets of city's south, a report finds

(Newser) - In May, a 52-year-old woman in southern Dallas was mauled to death by stray dogs who attacked her like they were "eating a steak," her family told the Dallas Morning News . After that attack, the city commissioned a report on its dog problem, which has found that about... More »

That Olympic Wolf? A Kimmel Stunt

Kate Hansen was in on viral video prank

(Newser) - It seemed like the ultimate Sochi fail, but it was actually a Jimmy Kimmel prank: American luger Kate Hansen claimed to have filmed a wolf roaming the halls of Olympic Village Wednesday, tweeting out the video link, posted to YouTube, along with this caption: "Wolf in my hall?!?... More »

Dog Saved From Dump Climbs Mt. Everest

Rupee thought to be first to achieve feat

(Newser) - Mount Everest has its first known canine climber: a dog who was rescued from near death at an Indian dump. Rupee was adopted by South African golfer Joanne Lefson, who had taken her previous dog, Oscar, around the world (and has written an upcoming book about it). Her latest adventure... More »

Millions of Stray Dogs Terrorize India

They bite millions of people each year

(Newser) - The New York Times today looks at India's problem with stray dogs, which the paper describes as a "menace" in its headline. That's putting it mildly. The details are enough to horrify: Tens of millions of strays occupy the country, and they bite millions of people each... More »

Stray Runs 1,000-Mile China Trek With Bikers

Works tail off running with pack

(Newser) - One little Chinese dog will run for food—and run and run. In fact, the short-legged fluffy white stray ran 1,100 miles with a pack of bikers after one of the athletes shared some of his munchies with the pooch. The crew climbed 12 mountains in less than 25... More »

10K Stray Dogs to Be Shot

Kyrgyzstan says it can't afford to build shelters for them

(Newser) - From bad to worse: Last year, Kyrgyzstan shot 5,000 stray dogs, unable to afford the $300,000 it would have cost to build shelters for them. This year, that figure is depressingly higher: Officials in the capital city of Bishkek say budgetary woes are forcing them to shoot the... More »

Shelter Kills War Hero Dog by Mistake

Mutt saved 50 soldiers in Afghanistan

(Newser) - A dog credited with saving the lives of dozens of US soldiers in Afghanistan was euthanized in an Arizona shelter by mistake, reports the Arizona Republic . Target, a stray who hung around a US military base, became a hero when she and two other dogs attacked a suicide bomber who... More »

Stray Dog Sides With Greek Protesters

Photogenic 'Kanellos'—or perhaps 'Louk'—goes where the action is

(Newser) - You weren't imagining things when you saw a dog trotting around downtown Athens this week as riots raged around him. The tawny shorthaired mutt has turned up in a surprising number of images over the past couple of years, reports the Guardian , which IDs the dog as Kanellos. But Gawker... More »

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