Mom investigated after letting 8-year-old daughter walk dog alone

CHICAGO – The mom of an 8-year-old in suburban Chicago is railing against a “crazy waste of resources” that ended in what CBS Chicago describes as a “legal nightmare.” The Chicago Tribune details how on Aug. 2, Corey Widen’s daughter took the family dog, Marshmallow, for a walk around their Wilmette neighborhood. Shortly after the girl returned, Widen found local police at her front door, asking how long her daughter had been out and how old she was. The cops, who’d been called by […]

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Cameras catch man shooting, killing 2-month old puppy outside Kansas City home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Surveillance cameras captured a man shooting and killing a two-month-old puppy Tuesday in Kansas City. The dog was loose in a yard when it was shot. “I was walking up the street with my two puppies,” Michael Jackson, the dog’s owner told WDAF. “They didn’t want to go all the way up the street, so they ran down the street. So when they ran back down the street, I walked up the block a couple of […]

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Dog left to die in Dallas appears to be ‘reaching out for someone to save his life’ in photos

DALLAS — After a 9-month-old pit bull found on the side of a Dallas road was taken to a local shelter and put on the euthanasia list, workers snapped photos of the visually-impaired dog appearing to reach out for someone to save him. The pit bull named JJ was found as a stray on Dowdy Ferry Road in Dallas, which is known as a place where people leave dogs and many end up getting hit by cars, The Dodo reported. But JJ, […]

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Man cited after breaking window to free dogs locked in car at Ohio Walmart

PARMA, Ohio – Surveillance video released by police in Parma, Ohio shows how a Cleveland man went from hero to the wrong side of the law in the span of just minutes after police say he used a hammer to rescue two dogs left in a car. “I wanted to get that puppy out of there and make sure that he was okay,” said Richard Hill. “So at that point I decided to grab a hammer and went ahead and […]

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Dog owner ‘horrified’ after video shows pet being kicked at Michigan animal boarder

KENTWOOD, Mich. – An animal boarder in Michigan is under fire over a video showing an employee intentionally kicking a Newfoundland puppy, according to WXMI. Kara Nicole posted the video on Facebook Monday night, saying that her puppy, Newton, is the one being kicked at Camp Bow Wow. As of Tuesday afternoon, the video had over 340,000 views. Camp Bow Wow in Kentwood did not answer calls from WXMI, but the corporate office did send this statement, saying that the […]

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‘Hit him with a vengeance’: Man’s limbs amputated after dog lick leads to blood infection

WEST BEND, Wis. – A Wisconsin man needed multiple amputations after contracting a blood infection  from being licked by a dog – probably his own. One month ago, Greg Manteufel was a long way from a hospital bed. “He loves riding his Harley,” Dawn Manteufel, Greg’s wife, told WITI. Dawn said her husband was perfectly healthy, but what they initially thought was the flu landed Greg in the emergency room. “It hit him with a vengeance. Just bruising all over […]

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Weatherford man arrested for breaking dog’s neck, owner arrested for abandonment

WEATHERFORD – A man in Weatherford has been arrested and is facing an animal cruelty charge after allegedly breaking the neck of an abandoned dog. Police say 25-year-old Kyle Rufus Childers was seen dumping the animal’s body in a trailer park dumpster and telling a resident the dog had been bothering him, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Childers was booked into the Parker County Jail on Saturday. The owner of the dog, 29-year-old Anthony West, was also arrested on a charge […]

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Dallas advocates push for designated Animal Cruelty Unit

DALLAS — Dallas animal lovers are pushing for big time change in the city. Lauren Babis helped to create this group, Just Save the Dog. “I feel very good about it,” she said. In a nutshell, they believe people in the area are getting away with abusing and neglecting animals. “We don’t really have anyone overseeing the problem, and managing it, and prosecuting it,” says Babis. They want a city to designate an animal cruelty unit in the Dallas Police […]

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Abandoned dog fights to walk on broken legs: ‘It looks so amazingly painful’

RICHMOND, Va. – A Virginia non-profit is asking for donations to get a Boston Terrier mix walking on four legs again after he was abandoned in May. Susie Gorman with the animal rescue FLOP, which stands for For the Love of Poodles, is currently fostering a three-year-old dog named Sparrow. “If I was him I’d probably be a little bit grumpy,” Gorman told WTVR. “I think being young he should be able to run around just like the other dogs.” […]

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Video shows veteran reunited with service dog missing after thieves stole SUV

INDIANAPOLIS – A Marine veteran’s missing service dog was safely found on Wednesday, according to WXIN. Indianapolis police asked the public to help find 2-year-old Wrigley on Tuesday after the Toyota 4Runner that he was in was stolen from a Flying J truck stop on the south side of Indianapolis. “He’s trained to sense oncoming seizures and migraine headaches,” Lana Whitner told WXIN. “He’s my lifeline right now.” The vehicle was later recovered on the east side, but police say Wrigley, […]

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