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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... More »

Meet America's New Top Dog

Siba is first poodle to win Westminster since 2002

(Newser) - Primped and poised, Siba the standard poodle owned the ring. Even with the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanting for a popular golden retriever, the statuesque Siba strutted off with best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night. Adorned with black puffs and pompoms, the 3-year-old Siba... More »

City Repeals 31-Year Ban on Pit Bulls

Denver City Council scraps the measure

(Newser) - For the first time in 30 years, it will be soon be legal to own a pit bull in Denver. The City Council on Monday repealed a ban on the dogs enacted after a series of attacks in 1989. Shira Hereld cried at the decision. "I am over the... More »

Her Dog Vanished in 2017. Then She Saw the Beer Can

Monica Mathis says she has no idea how Hazel got from Iowa to Florida

(Newser) - Monica Mathis has no idea how Hazel, missing for more than two years, got from Iowa to Florida—but Mathis is now excited to welcome her home to Minnesota. Hazel is Mathis' dog, a terrier mix who vanished from Mathis' yard in 2017. "She was an escape artist, she... More »

CEO Takes Out $6M Super Bowl Ad About His Dog

David MacNeil hopes viewers donate to veterinary research

(Newser) - WeatherTech's unofficial mascot, Scout, appeared in the auto accessories company's 2019 Super Bowl ad . And the 7-year-old golden retriever is back for 2020, both because of and in spite of an aggressive cancer treatment carried out at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. Scout's owner,... More »

Jury Awards $400K in Dog Semen Case

Richard Weiner and Brad Barcroft won their case in Oregon

(Newser) - Semen, worth $400,000? In this case, yes: An Oregon jury has awarded two men the eye-popping sum over dog semen that was allegedly damaged or destroyed. Richard Weiner and Brad Barcroft, both dog breeders, had accused the International Canine Semen Bank of mishandling the frozen semen of prized Labrador... More »

Dog Leads Rescuers to Neglected Animals

Georgia woman charged with animal cruelty

(Newser) - Animal rescue volunteers in Georgia say they went out to help a stray dog in Spalding County—and came back with six dogs and 10 puppies. The volunteers say that the stray mother dog, Clover, led them to a property where numerous dead or distressed and malnourished animals were in... More »

Dog Attack May Have Revealed Dogfighting Ring

Deputies found 14 dogs at the South Carolina property where woman was mauled

(Newser) - A 71-year-old woman was helping to take care of a family member's 14 dogs when one of them attacked her—and in investigating the mauling, police think they've uncovered an illegal dogfighting ring. Deputies responded Saturday to a 911 call from the York County, SC, property and found... More »

Spotify for Dogs Is Now a Thing

Music streaming service now offers podcasts, custom playlists for dogs, cats, and other pets

(Newser) - The real question is: Will the fish be able to hear it? If you've ever worried that your dog or cat might get lonely while you're at work, Spotify has come up with an official solution, per Reuters : pet-geared playlists and podcasts. After the company's research revealed... More »

Secret Service Agent Kills Dog on Walk With Owner

Agency says dog was 'unrestrained and aggressive'

(Newser) - A New York City neighborhood was rocked Monday when an off-duty Secret Service agent fatally shot a dog wearing a leash. A couple was walking the female Belgian shepherd in Brooklyn's Windsor Terrace residential area when they encountered the unidentified agent around 9:45pm, per the New York Daily ... More »

1 Woman Killed, 1 Injured in 'Vicious Dog Attack'

The owner could be charged with negligent manslaughter

(Newser) - Tragedy struck north Houston on Saturday when a woman was killed and another badly injured in what police say was a "vicious dog attack," the Houston Chronicle reports. Three pitbulls likely attacked the women at around 5am on the street, leaving one dead in a ditch and covered... More »

Woman Hires Plane, Offers $7K Reward for Missing Dog

Jackson was taken from outside SF grocery store

(Newser) - "I just want my precious little boy to come back in my arms where he belongs," says a San Francisco woman who has gone all-out in an effort to find her dog, which was stolen from outside a grocery store on Saturday. Emilie Talermo has raised more than... More »

How Infectious Is That Puppy in the Window?

30 people infected with Campylobacter bacteria this year linked to puppies, says CDC

(Newser) - Take extra precautions if you plan to have a puppy under your Christmas tree. The CDC is investigating a multi-state outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant infection believed to be linked to puppies from pet stores. Thirty people in 13 states were infected with Campylobacter jejuni, a bacteria found to be resistant... More »

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 »

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