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Dog Nudged Owner Awake. 'Then I Saw the Flames'

Way to go, Curly

(Newser) - Curly the dog deserves a heck of a treat after saving his owner from a house fire. A Vietnam veteran living alone in South Carolina, Brian Rand was fast asleep early Monday as his Beaufort home caught fire, per CNN . He only noticed when his best friend Curly, adopted from... More »

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 »

This Country's Dogs Are Dying, and No One Knows Why

Authorities in Norway are baffled on the cause of the dozens of dead and sick canines

(Newser) - Norwegian authorities haven't been able to detect the cause behind an unexplained disease that's estimated to have killed dozens of dogs in the country in recent days, officials said Saturday. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority says it had been informed of another six cases of dogs falling ill,... More »

Cops: Man Lied About Finding Injured Dog to Get Free Vet Care

He claimed Dani's muzzle was taped shut

(Newser) - After a "Good Samaritan" brought a dog to a veterinary clinic in Ohio earlier this month, saying he had found her on the side of a road with her throat cut and muzzle duct-taped shut, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones vowed to "work diligently to find who did... 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 »

Scary Warning for Swimming Dogs

Algae in ponds and lakes can be deadly

(Newser) - For dog owners who let their pooches jump into lakes and ponds, a spate of deaths around the US has led to a warning: Beware the algae. It may look harmless, but a toxic blue-green algae is being blamed for fatally poisoning dogs, reports NBC News . The issue got national... More »

Dog Jumps Off 6-Story Building, Doesn't Break a Bone

Incredibly lucky dog crashed through sunroof

(Newser) - Winston the French bulldog is apparently a dog with nine lives. After he came back from a walk Friday, he bolted away from his owner, ran through an open door onto the roof of a 6-story building on Manhattan's Lower East Side, and jumped over the side. Amazingly, he... 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 »

Union Calls for Change After Support Dog Bites Flight Attendant

American Airlines attendant needed 5 stitches

(Newser) - An American Airlines flight attendant needed five stitches after an emotional support dog bit him on the hand, the airline says. American did not disclose what kind of dog was involved in the incident Monday on a flight from Dallas to North Carolina, USA Today reports. The flight attendant's... 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 »

65-Year-Old Arrested After Her 3 Dogs Die in Hot Car

The windows were rolled up and there was no water

(Newser) - A 65-year-old Rhode Island woman has been charged with felony cruelty to animals after leaving her three dogs, including a puppy, in a car during a heat wave. Police in Jamestown say the dogs, a 4-year-old black lab, a 7-month-old black lab and a 4-year-old gray Keeshond—a breed that... More »

Missing Texas Man Was Eaten by His Own Dogs

'The bones were completely broken up and eaten'

(Newser) - A Texas man who had been missing for months was eaten, bones and all, by his pack of dogs, sheriff's deputies said. Medical examiners say DNA testing has determined that pieces of bone recovered from the dogs' feces were those of 57-year-old Freddie Mack, according to the Johnson County... 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 »

Photo of Dogs Goes Viral, and Sparks a Conversation

They're walking through meltwater in Greenland

(Newser) - It's no wonder the photo went viral: The sled dogs appear to be walking on water. The story behind the June 13 image is making the rounds as well. It was taken by Danish scientist Steffen Olsen in northwest Greenland, where the dogs were traversing an ice sheet roughly... More »

Dogs Developed a Muscle to Manipulate Humans

It allows them to move their eyebrows more to create 'puppy dog eyes,' says study

(Newser) - Sure, it may seem as if your dog is just giving you a cute and dopey look, but a new study suggests much more is going on. Your cute and dopey dog is skillfully arching its levator anguli oculi medialis muscle—a muscle that seems to have evolved for precisely... More »

Cops: NH Woman Shoved Her 'Old, Winded' Dog to Its Death

Witnesses say she watched it drown

(Newser) - In what police describe as a horrific case of animal cruelty, a New Hampshire woman has been arrested for allegedly shoving her dog into a lake and watching it drown. Nancy Bucciarelli, 66, was arrested Friday and charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals, the New Hampshire Union Leader reports. Police... 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 »

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