Five dogs, two pigeons and a horse given US medal for wartime bravery

Five dogs, two pigeons and a horse were honored for their service, both domestic and abroad, in a first-of-its-kind ceremony on Capitol Hill Thursday, drawing a standing-room crowd to a U.S. House of Representatives office building. Continue reading “Five dogs, two pigeons and a horse given US medal for wartime bravery”

Director of NJ Animal Shelter accused of prematurely euthanizing more than 236 cats and nearly 100 dogs

Mercer County, New Jersey – The former head of a New Jersey animal shelter is accused of allowing more than 230 cats and nearly 100 dogs to be euthanized prematurely before they could be put up for adoption, violating state law.  Continue reading “Director of NJ Animal Shelter accused of prematurely euthanizing more than 236 cats and nearly 100 dogs”

New K-9 legislation would provide federal funding for retired military working dogs’ medical expenses

The grant program is designed to cover costs incurred from veterinarian appointments, medical procedures, diagnostic tests and medications.  Continue reading “New K-9 legislation would provide federal funding for retired military working dogs’ medical expenses”

LA dog store employee caught forcibly throwing dog by neck across room

Los Angeles, California – The horrifying encounter happened at the Bark n’ B-tches dog boutique in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles. The shop, described on its website as “L.A.’s first HUMANE pet shop,” appears to be crowded with dogs during the video. Continue reading “LA dog store employee caught forcibly throwing dog by neck across room”

Calling for national Dog Aging Project: 10,000 pets needed to help learn about dog longevity

Seattle, Washington-Scientists are looking for 10,000 good dogs to take part in a 10-year effort aimed at tracking their health and identifying factors that can lengthen their lifespan. Continue reading “Calling for national Dog Aging Project: 10,000 pets needed to help learn about dog longevity”

Pets stolen, slaughtered and turned into bar snacks in Cambodia’s dog meat trade

Around three million dogs are being stabbed, drowned, clubbed, hanged and sold on for meat every year in Cambodia.  Continue reading “Pets stolen, slaughtered and turned into bar snacks in Cambodia’s dog meat trade”

Abandoned ‘unicorn’ puppy has tail on his head and he’s completely magical

Jackson, Missouri -A very unique puppy with a tail growing from the middle of its forehead has become a viral superstar after he was abandoned and left in the ‘freezing cold’.   Continue reading “Abandoned ‘unicorn’ puppy has tail on his head and he’s completely magical”