Archive for August 2011
A Joplin, MO. family is celebrating the return of a pet lost in the wake of devastating tornadoes that ripped through the area in May. Read more
Hundreds of thousands of pets go missing every year, and according to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, only 15 to 20 percent of lost dogs and only two percent of lost cats are ever returned to their owners. Read more
This is one of the most common questions I get, and one one the most disgusting topics as well. The simple fact of the matter is that coprophagia, for a number of reasons, is a normal canine behavior. Read more
The Metropolitan Police’s Dog Support Unit deployed approximately 40 dogs throughout London during the recent wave of riots. Supporting their handlers, they worked surrounded by fires, violence and looting, and in the melee, one of the first dogs on the scene was injured by a punk who threw a brick at it, fracturing it’s skull and taking it out of commission.
PC Phil Wells, Obi’s handler, said it was incredibly upsetting to see his partner injured. Amazingly, Obi worked for hours without complaint, battling crowds of thugs and helping to restore order until his handler noticed that he was hurt. Fortunately, despite multiple life-threatening skull fractures, the dog was eventually saved by vets who performed emergency surgery.
Obi is now recuperating at home and is expected to be out of action for months – but vets say he is a fighter, and is expected to make a full recovery.
Ty and Buster, Life with Dogs’ travel correspondents, take you for a stroll around the very dog friendly Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. Read more
More than a thousand dogs headed for the dinner table were spared when Thai authorities uncovered a massive dog smuggling operation last week. Read more
Jackson, TN. police say they believe the same man who robbed a kennel last week could also be guilty of a horrible case of animal cruelty. Read more