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Dogs Were Sent Overseas to Help. A Report Details Their Horrors

State Department probe details serious neglect, terrible conditions for bomb-sniffers in Jordan

(Newser) - A hotline complaint about US bomb-sniffing dogs working overseas jump-started a State Department probe, and the resulting report is a disturbing one. Federal investigators looking into the health and welfare of the canines sent to Jordan—one of several partner nations the US sends specially trained dog to for assistance... More »

Woman Put Dog in Trunk After Shelter Refused Him: Cops

Sara Ann Perry was arrested and charged with felony animal abuse

(Newser) - Imagine lying in a car trunk when it's 85 degrees out. That was apparently the fate of a Florida woman's dog Wednesday after the Brevard County Humane Society wouldn't euthanize the animal and had no room to shelter it, Fox 35 Orlando reports. Bystanders in the small... More »

She Took Her Dog for a Stroll. Then, an Unwelcome Encounter

The incident happened in the Sun City retirement community

(Newser) - A 68-year-old South Carolina woman was walking her dog close to home near Hilton Head Island around 10pm Monday night when things went awry: She was attacked by an alligator. The woman lives in the Sun City retirement community, which features several ponds near the woman's house, CBS News... More »

She Fell Asleep on Her Sofa, Woke Up With No Arms, Legs

Ohio woman contracted serious infection believed to have come from dog lick

(Newser) - A small cut on an Ohio woman's arm and a friendly lick from her dog led to what a GoFundMe campaign calls a "perfect storm"—and to the amputation of all her limbs. Stark County salon owner Marie Trainer's ordeal began May 10, when WJW reports... More »

'World's Smartest Dog' Dead at 15

Chaser the border collie knew 1,022 nouns

(Newser) - A border collie that has been called "the world's smartest dog" died Tuesday at age 15. Chaser, a black-and-white pup given to Dr. John W. Pilley by his wife when the dog was 8 weeks old, learned to recognize 1,022 nouns thanks to Pilley's training. The... More »

'Without Thinking,' Selfless Teen Saves Boy Attacked by Pit Bull

Texas' Grant Brown ran at dog, which chased him

(Newser) - Two children sprinted for safety as a loose pit bull lunged at a 6-year-old boy in the driveway of his Texas home Sunday. Hearing the boy's screams as he lay pinned on the ground in Conroe, neighbor Grant Brown instead ran directly at the dog. "I didn't... More »

Bikers Found 2 Dogs. They Were Barking a Frantic Message

87-year-old stuck in mud along Potomac River rescued after pups ran for help

(Newser) - An elderly man in Maryland may want to give his pups an extra treat or two after their barks for help rescued him from mud-mired danger along the Potomac. Per the Washington Post and NBC Washington , the 87-year-old was near Little Falls Dam in Montgomery County with his two dogs... More »

Soccer Star to Thieves: 'I'll Pay Whatever' to Get My Dog Back

Daniel Sturridge's Pomeranian was taken from his LA home

(Newser) - Soccer star Daniel Sturridge wants his dog back. The 29-year-old former Liverpool striker, who was released by the team this summer, posted a video to Instagram Tuesday revealing that thieves broke through a glass door and into his Los Angeles home, making off with his dog, the Guardian reports. "... More »

He Was Adopted From the Streets. He Just Won a Big Prize

Scamp the Tramp took home top honors in World's Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, Calif.

(Newser) - Scamp the Tramp's looks have made him a winner—but it wasn't a beauty contest. The snaggle-haired, bug-eyed pooch took the top prize Friday at the 31st annual World's Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, Calif., the AP reports. Owner Yvonne Morones of Santa Rosa won an appearance... More »

He Had a Window Seat. The Dog Lunged From the Middle: Suit

Suit says he bled so much after attack on Delta flight 'entire row of seats had to be removed'

(Newser) - A Delta flight Marlin Jackson took in June 2017 from Atlanta to San Diego ended up being a horrific one, he claims—and now he's suing the airline and another passenger for negligence after an animal attack he says caused him "severe physical pain and suffering," as... More »

She Saved a Stray. Then, What Norway Hasn't Seen in 200 Years

Birgitte Kallestad died of rabies 2 months after she played with pup in the Philippines

(Newser) - What should have been a feel-good story has since turned tragic. The BBC reports on the turn of events that started in the Philippines in February, where 24-year-old Birgitte Kallestad was on vacation with friends. Per a statement given to the Daily Mail, via the New York Post , Kallestad and... More »

No One Could Find Missing Hiker. Then They Heard Barking

But the story doesn't end well

(Newser) - A Washington state hiker went missing Thursday and might have stayed that way if not for his loyal dog, CNN reports. The Pierce County Sheriff's Dept. says it went looking for a 64-year-old man after his wife reported him missing from their Eatonville-area home. "The missing man reportedly... More »

Left to Die by Side of Road, Dog Has Happy Homecoming

Cedar went missing in Florida 2 years ago, was found abandoned in Colorado

(Newser) - Cedar is home again, much bigger and on the mend. The German shepherd disappeared two years ago from the backyard of her home in Southwest Ranches, Fla., when she was just 4 months old, reports WSVN . The Peterson family heard nothing about Cedar until this month, when a deputy across... More »

Oil Rig Workers Spot, Save a Tired Dog at Sea

'Boonrod' was 135 miles off the coast of Thailand

(Newser) - Oil workers about 135 miles off the coast of Thailand saw something in the water that shouldn't have been there: a tired dog, swimming. The pooch made it to the rig, where workers eventually hoisted him to safety, reports the Bangkok Post . It's not clear how the dog... More »

Pilot's Fatal Mistake? Letting Dog Sit in Passenger Seat

NTSB says pet likely hit controls, caused 2017 crash of small plane

(Newser) - A man's decision to let his dog ride in the passenger seat of his small plane ultimately doomed him, the NTSB says in a new report on a 2017 plane crash. The single-engine airplane flown by Jerry Naylor, 90, a former commercial pilot, crashed into a cornfield 50 yards... More »

She Thought Her Dog Died in a Fire. 2 Days Later: 'We Got Him!'

Rebel hid under a desk in Kayla Blake's apartment; he suffered just a burn on his nose

(Newser) - Kayla Blake thought she'd lost Rebel forever. Per WHSV , the fifth-year psych major at James Madison University got a call Thursday morning informing her that her apartment building in Harrisonburg, Va., was on fire. She says she became "hysterical," as Rebel, the dog she'd adopted three... More »

Some Call This Debt Solution 'Pragmatic.' Others, Cruel

Edda the pug was put up for sale on eBay after family couldn't pay its bills

(Newser) - A family of five in Germany that fell on hard times had one prized possession: their 1-year-old purebred pug, Edda. But after not being able to pay their bills, including an almost $90 annual dog tax levied by the city of Ahlen, a debt collector came up with what a... More »

Firefighters Revive Lifeless Dog With CPR

California's Dicky is doing fine now

(Newser) - The video starts rough but ends happily. A firefighter rushes into a burning home in Sacramento County, Calif., finding a lifeless dog beneath a bed—but then, hope. After firefighters began administering CPR and providing oxygen through a special pet mask outside the home, the dog named Dicky stirred to... More »

A Puppy Was Set to Be Euthanized. Then, a Very Surprised Vet

The drugs didn't work on this pit bull mix, apparently

(Newser) - A happy ending in the form of a forever home has come for a puppy in Iowa, after an animal shelter tried to put him down and failed. Kylie Jo Mitchell, a worker at the no-kill shelter where Rudolph—a pit bull mix estimated to be about 8 months old—... More »

The Dog Was Yipping Around the Deputy's Feet. Then, a Shot

Deputy Keenan Wallace has been fired from the Faulkner County Sheriff's Department

(Newser) - A Chihuahua who was shot in Arkansas isn't dead, but a deputy's career with the Faulkner County Sheriff's Department is. Deputy Keenan Wallace has been "relieved of his duties" after an expletive-filled video showing him shooting a dog named Reese's after responding to a call... More »

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