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'Dead' Fraud Suspect Exposed by Her Poodle
Her Parents Said She
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Her Parents Said She Was Dead. Detectives Followed Her Poodle

Fraud suspect was found alive on Spanish island

(Newser) - A German woman embezzled $1.2 million from her employer, hid out on the Spanish island of Mallorca, and told her parents to say she was dead, authorities say. And she might have gotten away for it, if it wasn't for her giant poodle. The 47-year-old woman was tracked...

America's 'Worst Dog' Has Found His Forever Home

Prancer, described in viral ad as a 'demonic' Chihuahua, has found his 'perfect match'

(Newser) - Is Prancer really the "worst dog in America" ? Not according to Ariel Davis, the 2-year-old Chihuahua's new owner, who answered a viral adoption ad that didn't exactly make Prancer sound like a great catch. NPR notes that while ads trying to adopt out rescue dogs usually...

High School Track Meet Has Surprise Winner
Runner Overtaken by
Dog at High School Meet

Runner Overtaken by Dog at High School Meet

Holly jumped onto the track and sprinted to finish line at Utah sporting event

(Newser) - A high school track meet in Utah notched a relay time over the weekend just short of a Usain Bolt record—but the victor was on four legs, not two. During a 4x200 Grizzly Invitational race Saturday that Logan High School runners seemed set to win, senior Gracie Laney was...

Owner Jumps in Car to Save Dog From Mountain Lion

California woman drove car onto lawn

(Newser) - Police say a California woman acted quickly to save her dog from the jaws of a mountain lion on Wednesday night. The dog's owners heard a noise in their yard in Woodside just before 10pm while their dog was outside. "When they looked out the window, they saw...

Biden's Dog Sent Back to Delaware: Report

3-year-old Major bit a security member, per CNN

(Newser) - The first rescue dog to live at the White House is already out of it. The Biden family's two dogs were returned home to Delaware last week after 3-year-old German shepherd, Major, bit a member of security, CNN reports. It cites sources as saying the dog had showed "...

Woman Shows Up at Police Station With Lady Gaga's Dogs

Cops say individual appears to be 'unassociated' with theft of Koji and Gustav, stolen from dog walker on Wednesday

(Newser) - Koji and Gustav are now safe and sound. Lady Gaga's two French bulldogs, who were swiped from her dog walker , Ryan Fischer, on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, were returned uninjured on Friday evening to a Los Angeles Police Department station by a woman who police believe is "...

Dog, 2 Pups Die After 'Unjust Cruelty' Seen in TikTok Video

2 Florida men arrested after illegal surgery performed by non-vet on pregnant French bulldog

(Newser) - A French bulldog and two of her puppies are dead, and two Florida men have been arrested after a botched surgery that went viral on TikTok. An affidavit cited by the Orlando Sentinel alleges that Larry Colon, 50, forked over $650 to 33-year-old Frankie Huertas-Rivera to perform a C-section on...

World's Tallest Dog Dies at Age 8
World's Tallest
Dog Dies at Age 8

World's Tallest Dog Dies at Age 8

Freddy the Great Dane was also the 'dog with the most love and the biggest heart,' UK owner says

(Newser) - He was born the runt of the litter, but Freddy certainly made up for that over time. The Great Dane from Essex, England, ended up becoming the tallest dog in the world, and that wasn't all that was large about the imposing pooch, who has died at the age...

Ben & Jerry's Workers Love Their Pets. An Idea Was Born

Ice cream maker debuts Doggie Desserts, frozen treats for man's best friend

(Newser) - If your puppy salivates every time he sees you eating an ice cream cone, Ben & Jerry's now has a remedy. Per CNN , the Unilever-owned company on Monday debuted Doggie Desserts , nondairy frozen treats for our four-legged friends that were inspired by the pets of Ben & Jerry's...

She Hung On 'for Dear Life' to Try to Save Stolen Puppy

Alize James clung to hood of getaway car after couple swiped dog from Texas pet store

(Newser) - Alize James loves "all types of animals," and she proved just how much on Nov. 4. That's when the worker at BullyKamp, a pet shop in Houston, says a man and woman entered the store and, after checking out different dog breeds, decided to buy a bully...

Amid Landslide's Destruction, a Piece of Joy

Healthy Dalmatian rescued from the rubble in Norway

(Newser) - Three people remain missing after the worst landslide in modern Norwegian history, which has so far killed seven, but there is a sign of hope. Late Monday, six days after the landslide took out nine buildings containing more than 30 apartments, leaving a 2,300-foot-long and 1,000-foot-wide ravine in...

Man Attacks Bear With Dog in Its Mouth

Buddy the pit bull is recovering

(Newser) - What do you do when you see a black bear trying to make a meal of your beloved dog? Kaleb Bentham of Grass Valley, Calif., had a chance to find out how he would react to such a scenario when a 350-pound bear clamped its jaws on the head of...

Pregnant Woman Killed by 'Her Lover's Dog'

Elisa Pilarski was killed while walking the dog in France

(Newser) - Looks like investigators have solved the grisly killing of a pregnant woman in France, the Guardian reports. A source close to the investigation says Elisa Pilarski, 29, was killed in Retz forest near Paris in 2019 by her partner's dog Curtis, which she was walking at the time. When...

New German Law Makes It Mandatory to Walk Your Dog

It also bans leaving dogs alone all day

(Newser) - Germany is bringing in a new law that aims to make unwalked dogs and lonely puppies a thing of the past. Under the "Hundeverordnung"—Dogs Act—owners will be required to walk or otherwise exercise their dogs at least twice a day, for a total time of one...

Chris Evans to Incredibly Brave Boy: 'Pal, You're a Hero'

The 'Captain America' actor has a special message for 6-year-old Bridger Walker

(Newser) - Not many 6-year-old boys get a congratulatory video from Captain America. But then, not many stand between their little sister and an angry dog—an act of bravery that earned young Bridger Walker 90 stitches to his face, CNN reports. "Captain America here, so I read your story, I...

Woman in Park Incident Gets Dog Back

Rescue group returns pooch to Amy Cooper after input from law enforcement

(Newser) - The white dog walker who called police on a black birdwatcher who'd asked her to leash her dog in Central Park has been reunited with the dog. Though Amy Cooper surrendered her pooch to a rescue group in the aftermath of a viral video of the encounter , which some...

Woman Apologizes for 'Unacceptable' Reaction to Black Man in Park

Man who asked Amy Cooper to leash dog records her calling cops, saying he's 'threatening' her

(Newser) - A video taken in New York's Central Park over the weekend has gone viral, leading to accusations of racism against an investment exec. Per NBC New York , a woman posted the clip on Twitter showing her brother, Christian Cooper, in a confrontation with Amy Cooper (no relation) Monday after...

Home Sought for Pup Who Lost 'Everything She's Ever Known'

Che-Che's owners died from the coronavirus in New Jersey

(Newser) - A dog from New Jersey whose owners died from the coronavirus is looking for a new forever home. People reports on the story of Che-Che, a 9-pound toy poodle who was brought in earlier this month to the Monmouth County SPCA after the tragedy involving her owners. "Che-Che was...

The 'Most Famous Dog' in America Is Dead at 18

Marnie was beloved for her curious look and lolling tongue

(Newser) - You know Marnie, the lovable Shih Tzu on Instagram with a curious face and wagging tongue? Well she died this week at 18, and TMZ reports that her LA owner has posted a touching message online. "It is with much grief I share the news that Marnie passed away...

A 3-Year-Old Went Missing. Good Thing Buddy Was There

Buddy's the family dog who protected the boy in the woods until he was rescued

(Newser) - Get those treats ready, because Buddy surely deserves them. First Coast News reports a 3-year-old boy who went missing in Florida this week is now "safe and sound," and it's partly because his family's dog was with him the whole time, keeping watch over him. Fox...

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