Dogs

October 12, 2019 - 7:09 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A mother and son have been arrested in North Carolina after authorities seized 57 dogs and puppies from two properties. WRAL-TV reports Chapel Hill residents 65-year-old Cynthia Riggan and 35-year-old Taylor Doar have been charged with animal cruelty. The station reports...
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October 09, 2019 - 2:07 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal animal cruelty trial is underway for a South Carolina man accused of raising pit bulls for a dog fighting ring. The State reports the trial of 31-year-old Santerrio "Terrio" Smith opened Monday and will continue Thursday. Smith, of Columbia, and over a dozen other...
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Handler Officer Marshall Mirarchi with US Secret Service dog, Special Operations Canine named Hurricane, as the 10-year old Belgian Malinois receives a PDSA Order of Merit in London, Friday Oct. 4, 2019. Hurricane is the first international animal to receive the honour for protecting the then U.S. President, Barack Obama, and First Family from an intruder who attempted to gain access to the White House in 2014. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
October 04, 2019 - 10:29 am
LONDON (AP) — A retired US Secret Service dog who helped protect President Obama in the White House has been honored in Britain for his bravery. The veterinary charity PDSA Friday gave its Order of Merit to Hurricane. He was accompanied by handler Officer Marshall Mirarchi for the gala ceremony...
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In this Aug. 2, 2018 file photo provided by Dawn Manteufel, Greg Manteufel lays in his hospital bed at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. He lost parts of his arms and legs, as well as the skin of his nose and part of his upper lip from capnocytophaga, a bacteria commonly found in the saliva or cats and dogs which almost never leads to people getting sick, unless the person has a compromised immune system. Manteufel was perfectly healthy when he got sick in June of 2018. Over the last seven years, a team of researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, connected to Harvard Medical School, have tested other healthy people who were affected and developed a theory on why they were affected- a gene change in all the victims. (Dawn Manteufel via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 2:12 pm
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — It's hard to regard Ellie as a menace. When Greg Manteufel is frustrated or feeling down, she sits by him. At night, she sleeps under his covers. At dinner, she's there next to him, knowing he'll throw something her way. She belies the stereotype of the vicious pit bull. "We...
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This undated photo provided by the Benton County, Mo., Sheriff's Office in Warsaw, Mo., shows Tiffany Woodington, whe was charged Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Missouri with 10 counts of felony animal abuse and two misdemeanor counts of animal abuse. Her husband, Steven Woodington, was charged Thursday in Texas with animal cruelty. A second man described as the caretaker also was charged in Texas with animal cruelty. All three are free on bond. face multiple charges after 120 dogs and a cat were found dead in Missouri and about two dozen more dogs died in Texas. More than 200 other animals were rescued from conditions that law enforcement described as "inhumane and unimaginable." (Benton County Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 24, 2019 - 1:06 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A couple who operated an animal rescue face multiple charges after authorities found about 150 dead dogs on property in Missouri and Texas and rescued hundreds more animals who were packed into cages and living in "unimaginable" conditions, law enforcement said. Tiffany and...
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Two boys watch as a Detroit police officer investigates a fatal dog attack on a young girl who later died of her injuries in Detroit on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Police say the owner of three dogs is in custody after the animals killed Emma Hernandez, 9, as she rode a bike. The girl's father, Armando Hernandez, says the man was warned that a fence was too flimsy to hold the dogs. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP)
August 22, 2019 - 7:44 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A man was charged Thursday in the death of a 9-year-old Detroit girl, who was mauled by three dogs despite rescue efforts by neighbors, her father and emergency workers. Pierre Cleveland, 33, was charged with second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and having a dangerous...
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Two boys watch as a Detroit police officer investigates a fatal dog attack on a young girl who later died of her injuries in Detroit on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Police say the owner of three dogs is in custody after the animals killed Emma Hernandez, 9, as she rode a bike. The girl's father, Armando Hernandez, says the man was warned that a fence was too flimsy to hold the dogs. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP)
August 20, 2019 - 1:42 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A man was in police custody Tuesday in connection with the death of a 9-year-old girl in Detroit who was mauled by three dogs despite efforts by neighbors and her own "heartbroken" father, who lamented that "she was gone when I reached her." Emma Hernandez was riding her bike in an...
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A dog dressed as Yoda from "Star Wars" won the cosplay costume contest award at Doggy Con in Woodruff Park, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Atlanta. Cosplay is the practice of dressing up like a fictional character. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith)
August 17, 2019 - 6:11 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's scorching August heat didn't stop Megan Nelson from slipping on a long faux fur coat and dressing up like Cruella de Vil for her first Doggy Con convention, a pet event for costumed canines inspired by the upcoming Dragon Con convention. Doggy Con drew hundreds of dog...
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August 14, 2019 - 6:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Who's a good dog? The American Kennel Club says there are a million of them. The club is announcing Wednesday that a Bernese mountain dog named Fiona recently became its 1 millionth "canine good citizen." That includes dogs past and present. Fiona and owner Nora Pavone (puh-VOHN')...
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August 14, 2019 - 6:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Who's a good dog? The American Kennel Club says there are a million of them. The club is announcing Wednesday that a Bernese mountain dog named Fiona recently became its 1 millionth "canine good citizen." That includes dogs past and present. Fiona and owner Nora Pavone (puh-VOHN')...
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