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Puppy Survives 4 Weeks in Impounded Car

Kia probably ate McDonald's trash, but had no water

(Newser) - A 12-week-old puppy somehow managed to survive for four of those weeks in an impounded car in Kansas City, the Kansas City Star reports. Little Kia is believed to have subsisted on McDonald's trash and cigars that were left in the Buick, which was impounded April 8 for being... More »

Train Narrowly Avoids Puppy Tied to Tracks

'Senile' Calif. culprit won't face charges

(Newser) - A puppy in California is doing fine and is up for adoption after a very lucky escape. A train engineer spotted a man walking away from something left on train tracks in Riverside County and hit the emergency brakes just in time to avoid hitting a 10-month-old poodle-terrier mix that... More »

Keys to Longer Life: Puppy, Spouse

Finding love later in life still counts

(Newser) - The ticket to a longer life: happiness, reports the Daily Mail . In 1940, Harvard researchers reviewed 200 young, white, healthy men; they checked back in on that group every two years. They found that happiness (stemming from factors like marriage, puppies, and friendships) had more of an impact than social... More »

Thief Can't Get Money, Stuffs Puppy in Pants Instead

Pomeranian worth $1K

(Newser) - When a thief walked into a Long Island pet store last month, he was looking for cash—but when he couldn’t open the register, he settled for stealing a Pomeranian puppy … which he stuffed in his pants. The suspect and another man entered the Zoorama Pet Store together,... More »

William Gives Kate a Puppy

Royal pair spotted with a new black Lab, says tabloid

(Newser) - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reportedly have a new bundle of joy, but it's a bit more furry than the one diehard royal watchers were hoping for. Prince William has given Kate Middleton a Labrador retriever puppy, reports the Mirror , likely for her 30th birthday. “The dog... More »

Mobster Asks For Break After FBI Blasts Puppy

Lawyer says the dog has 'never been the same'

(Newser) - A lawyer for an alleged mobster is asking a judge for leniency in sentencing, saying his client's small Maltese puppy was traumatized when an FBI team stormed into his Staten Island home and tossed concussion grenades. The dog was thrown across the room by the blast and "has... More »

DreamWorks Artist Charged With Beating Puppy to Pulp

Young Song faces felony animal cruelty charge

(Newser) - An animator who helped bring lovable creatures to life in movies like Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar 2 has been arrested for what Humane Society workers describe as one of the worst cases of animal abuse they've ever seen. DreamWorks employee Young Song is accused of shooting his neighbor'... More »

Man Faces Charges After Tossing Puppy From Car

But the pooch is fine!

(Newser) - A Chicago man faces charges of animal cruelty after throwing a puppy out of a moving car into traffic, reports the Chicago Tribune . Sergieu Muresan, 26, turned himself in after seeing a warrant for his arrest 11 days after he tossed the pup out a window in a busy Chicago... More »

Puppy-Drowning Girl Gets Off Scot Free

Apparently she's 12

(Newser) - Bosnian police have found the red-hooded girl who posted a video of herself throwing puppies into a river—and they’re not charging her with anything. According to a report in a German newspaper and translated by Gawker , police said the girl was only 12 years old, and hence “... More »

Puppy Found With Severed Jaw

He finds love at NY auto body shop

(Newser) - The horrible news is owners of an upstate New York auto shop found a mangled puppy in the back of a client's van. The good news is the pup has been patched up and the couple is adopting the tail-wagging hound. The malnourished 8-month-old pit bull, Rockford, was discovered huddled... More »

Sideshow Owner Wins $4K in 5-Legged Pup Case

(Newser) - TV judge Jeanine Pirro has handed the freak show world a victory in the case of the 5-legged pup saved from a life on exhibit, the New York Daily News reports. Pirro ruled that the dog's original owner shouldn't have reneged on his deal to sell the animal to John... More »

Soldier KIA, But Adopted Puppy Comes to America

He took in stray in Iraqi war zone

(Newser) - An Army major killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq has left a canine legacy—Laia, a stray puppy who made it back to America, the Los Angeles Times reports. Working on a transition team, Steven Hutchison found the dog loafing around his vehicle after a meeting. “Maj. Hutchison... More »

5-Legged Puppy Has Amputation to Foil Suit

(Newser) - And you thought the story of the five-legged puppy and the Coney Island freak show couldn't get any stranger. The woman who swooped in at the last minute to save Lily from the fate of becoming a public spectacle says the dog has had her fifth leg amputated, the Charlotte ... More »

Puppy Madness Strikes Times Newsroom

(Newser) - Somewhat unexpectedly, the New York Times has a new feature called "The Puppy Diaries," which today's debut installment describes as being "about the challenges and satisfactions of raising a puppy through its first year of life." Even less expected: The author is managing editor... More »

5-Legged Pup Saved From Freak Show

(Newser) - A good-hearted pet lover paid $4,000 to outbid a Coney Island operator to save a five-legged puppy from life in a freak show, reports the New York Daily News. North Carolinian Allyson Siegel, 45, called the owner of the Chihuahua terrier mix when she learned the puppy would be... More »

Oklahoman Skinned Puppy for Belt: Cops

'6- or 7-week-old defenseless' dog was gift from ex-lover

(Newser) - Oklahoma authorities say a woman had her puppy murdered to make a belt from its hide, the Oklahoman reports. Krystal Lynn Lewis, 23, allegedly hired a friend to kill her Jack Russell terrier. Police say he shot the dog 10 times with a .22-caliber pistol. “We're talking about a... More »

Woman Tapes Puppy to Fridge

Abby Toll faces animal cruelty charges after bizarre fight with boyfriend

(Newser) - A 20-year-old University of Colorado at Boulder student faces animal cruelty charges after taping her boyfriend’s Shiba Inu puppy to a refrigerator, NBC 9 Colorado reports. Abby Toll apparently didn’t like Rex, boyfriend Bryan Beck’s dog, and taped up the animal after the two had a fight.... More »

Bo's Winding Path to White House

(Newser) - Art and Martha Stern, the husband-and-wife breeder team that bred Ted Kennedy’s dogs, give theme names to all their litters. The batch they welcomed into the world six months ago had a portentous one: the Hope and Change Litter. One of those 10 puppies is Bo, the newly famous... More »

First Dog Gets a First Name: Bo

Bo Obama to be newest White House resident

(Newser) - The newest Obama will be named Bo, the Washington Post reports in the latest in a series of leaks about the Portuguese water dog the first family plans to introduce to an entranced nation Tuesday. The White House tried to keep a lid on puppy information, but a blog released... More »

Presidential Pup Arrives Tues.

(Newser) - After months of anticipation, the moment the nation has been waiting for is at hand: America's First Dog will arrive Tuesday, says TMZ. The presidential pooch, a Portuguese Water Dog acquired with the help of Ted Kennedy’s family, is a 6-month-old puppy for whom the White House will be... More »

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