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Veteran Allegedly Executes Her Own Service Dog

Marinna Rollins, boyfriend Jarren Heng charged with animal cruelty, conspiracy

(Newser) - When volunteers appealed for someone to adopt a 2-year-old pit bull that had arrived at a North Carolina animal shelter, it was with the hope that the dog would find "a real loving forever home." Instead, the dog met a gruesome end last week when he was shot... More »

Therapy Dog Helps Teen Rape Victim Get Conviction

But appeal questions whether canines in court sway jury

(Newser) - A man convicted of raping his teenage daughter is filing an appeal that centers around a dog named Rosie—and its outcome could have have repercussions for courtrooms and victims across the country. The New York Times reports on the unusual case: The traumatized 15-year-old girl testified about the rape... More »

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