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Man Adopts Shelter Dog, Is Killed by It Within Hours

Rottweiler mauls Tennessee man just 5 days after coming off the streets

(Newser) - A Tennessee man whose ex-wife says "related to dogs better than to people" was killed by a stray dog he adopted, the same day he took it home from an animal shelter, the Jackson Sun reports. Anthony Riggs, 57, left the Madison County Rabies Control facility on Thursday with...

Family: Town Plans to Take, Kill Our Pit Bull

Moreauville family says Zeus is therapeutic, but he risks being put down

(Newser) - One family in Moreauville, La., says its beloved dog has never bitten or attacked anyone. In fact, the family with six children calls Zeus something of a therapy dog for daughter O'Hara Owens, who is in a wheelchair and suffers from severe neck problems that also have her in...

Dog Rescued From Roof— After 3 Days

Ohio officials apparently didn't take reports seriously

(Newser) - It took Ohio firefighters about an hour over the weekend to pluck a Rottweiler off the third-story roof on which he'd been stranded—but it took three days and several calls from neighbors before officials apparently took the reports seriously, reports the Youngstown Vindicator . "It sounded like they...

Rottweiler Comes Back From the Dead

Owner's glad he waited before burying 11-year-old dog

(Newser) - A Detroit man tried to have his dog euthanized, only to find her the next morning in the garage where he’d left her body—standing on all fours. "Are you still my dog?" he said to her. "It was like a scene from Pet Sematary," he...

Rottweiler Kills Fla. Toddler

Boy was attending a birthday party outside Tampa: cops

(Newser) - A 20-month-old Florida boy is dead after he was attacked by a Rottweiler during a birthday party last night at an aunt's home. Dallas Walters dropped a cookie, and when he reached to pick it up, the dog pounced. No charges have been filed, said a rep for the sheriff's...

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