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Dog That Tended Baby Giraffe: 'He Stayed Till the End'

Hunter the watchdog immediately took to Jazz, abandoned by his mother, at shelter

(Newser) - When Jazz, a days-old giraffe, arrived at the Rhino Orphanage animal shelter in Limpopo, South Africa, a few weeks ago, he wasn't doing so well. A farmer had found the giraffe, abandoned by its mother and dehydrated and frail, and called the shelter to take Jazz in. What happened... More »

In This State, Thief Is Targeting a Particular Breed

2 French bulldogs went missing in Palm Beach County, Fla.; one has been recovered

(Newser) - Investigators in Florida's Palm Beach County are searching for a dog thief targeting a particular high-end breed. The first French bulldog reported missing was Arthur, sheriff's officials said, per the AP . The tan and brown Frenchie had been inside a kennel in a home that was burglarized Monday.... More »

Woman's Love for Dog Shines Through in Mountain Lion Attack

Pumbaa, who sadly didn't survive, wasn't the only dog attacked this week in Simi Valley, Calif.

(Newser) - They say there's no love like a mother's love, and that applies to fur babies, too. In Southern California, that love shone through from one woman who valiantly fought to save her dog from a mountain lion. HuffPost reports the attack on Pumbaa, a miniature schnauzer, took place... More »

This Pup Is 18K Years Old

But it's not clear whether it's a dog or wolf that was found in Siberian permafrost

(Newser) - Daww. Melting permafrost in Siberia has revealed a well-preserved pup who was born about 18,000 years ago. In fact, the little guy still has his teeth, limbs, nose, whiskers, and eyelashes, reports the Siberian Times . The big question still unanswered: whether he's a dog or a wolf. The... More »

100 People, 2 Helicopters Hunt for Very Special Dog

Flint, a rat-sniffer, got lost on an uninhabited island near New Zealand

(Newser) - If Flint ever wondered, he can't now: People love the heck out of him. The Jack Russell-fox terrier got lost Wednesday on an island between New Zealand and Antarctica and triggered two rescue missions—one lasting seven hours, the AP reports. The rat-sniffing canine, aged about 5, was on... More »

He Got a Big Touchdown. Then, a Headshaking Penalty

Ole Miss player draws unsportsmanlike conduct for 'peeing' like dog, costs team the game

(Newser) - Elijah Moore will probably never get down again on his hands and knees and pretend to urinate like a dog. That's a good guess, anyway, after the Ole Miss sophomore's antics during Thursday's annual matchup over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend between the University of Mississippi Rebels and... More »

She Was Getting Mauled by a Dog. He Grabbed a Toy Soldier

88-year-old Leonard Miller saves young neighbor in Ohio with plastic Christmas decoration

(Newser) - A young girl in Ohio is alive thanks to a quick-thinking man next door and a plastic Christmas decoration. Leonard Miller says he was in his Perry Township home Sunday when his 13-year-old neighbor started banging on his door, yelling that her 10-year-old sister was being attacked by a pit... More »

Dog Takes Over Driving When Owner Steps From Car

Max circles cul-de-sac in reverse, for an hour

(Newser) - Instead of chasing a car in circles, a dog in Florida took the wheel Thursday as humans helplessly watched the car do loops in a cul-de-sac. Max, a black Lab retriever, moved into the driver's seat after his owner mistakenly turned into the cul-de-sac in Port St. Lucie. The... More »

Family: Package Hurled by FedEx Driver Crushed Dog

Yorkshire terrier Cooper was euthanized

(Newser) - A California couple wants FedEx drivers to stop throwing packages after one such parcel reportedly left their dog critically injured. Cooper, a 4-pound Yorkshire terrier, was in the yard of the Venice home of Keiko Napier and Mitchell Galin on Saturday when a box containing a heavy glass bowl and... More »

Pregnant Woman Killed by Dogs During Hunt

French woman told her husband she was worried about 'threatening dogs'

(Newser) - Authorities in France are testing 93 dogs to determine which of them attacked and killed a pregnant woman. Prosecutor Frederic Trinh says the 29-year-old woman died from "bleeding after several dog bites to the upper and lower limbs and the head" after she was attacked Saturday in forest land... More »

Scientists May Want Your Dog for Major New Study

Researchers looking for 10K dogs to participate in study on aging

(Newser) - Can old dogs teach us new tricks? Scientists are looking for 10,000 pets for the largest-ever study of aging in canines. And they hope to shed light on human longevity, too, per the AP . The project will collect a pile of pooch data: vet records, DNA samples, gut microbes,... More »

You've Never Seen a Puppy Quite Like This

Narwhal has an extra tail, between his eyes

(Newser) - An injured puppy found out in the cold in Missouri over the weekend has been appropriately named Narwhal for the tiny "unicorn horn" between his eyes. It's actually a second tail, about a third of the size of his actual tail, that serves no other purpose than making... More »

He Returned From Jail to Find Wife's Mutilated Body

Ohio's Mary Matthews likely killed by her Great Danes

(Newser) - A man was released from jail Friday, only to find his wife had been killed the same day, likely by her own dogs, according to Ohio police. Dale Matthews says he called his son to pick him up from Warren County Jail, where he was held on a warrant for... More »

Lorde Loses Her Muse, Delays Album

Singer reveals her dog Pearl died last month

(Newser) - Lorde has been working on her third studio album, but fans they may have to wait a little longer than expected. BuzzFeed reports that over the weekend, the 22-year-old singer sent a message to her newsletter subscribers, revealing the reason for the delay: the death of her dog, Pearl, who... More »

Trump Tweets Fake Photo of Military Dog Getting Medal

'Conan' is going to visit White House next week

(Newser) - "AMERICAN HERO," President Trump tweeted Wednesday with a faked photo of himself awarding an honor to the dog injured in the raid that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The photo, originally posted by the Daily Wire conservative website, was an altered version of... More »

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 »

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