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Photo of Dogs Goes Viral, and Sparks a Conversation

June 18, 2019 |

It’s no wonder the photo went viral: The sled dogs appear to be walking on water. The story behind the June 13 image is making the rounds as well. It was taken by Danish scientist Steffen Olsen in northwest Greenland, where the dogs were traversing an ice sheet roughly 4…
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Dogs Developed a Muscle to Manipulate Humans

June 18, 2019 |

Sure, it may seem as if your dog is just giving you a cute and dopey look, but a new study suggests much more is going on. Your cute and dopey dog is skillfully arching its levator anguli oculi medialis muscle—a muscle that seems to have evolved for precisely…
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He Took Care of a Man’s Dogs. Then, Tragedy

May 11, 2019 |

Ryan Hazel had been taking care of these dogs for roughly a year—but on Thursday they turned on him. The Massachusetts 14-year-old lost his life when four dogs he was tending apparently attacked him in an open yard, CBS Boston reports. “This was clearly a terrible tragedy for the…
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There’s a Bridge Where Dogs Keep Leaping to Their Deaths

March 27, 2019 |

As far as nicknames go, it’s an unfortunate one: Dumbarton, Scotland’s Overtoun Bridge is known as the “dog suicide bridge,” and it’s a nickname earned under grim circumstances. The New York Times visits the bridge, which since 1895 has stood 50 feet above a gorge and which has seen hundreds…
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3 Barking Dogs at NJ Mansion Cause a Ruckus

March 21, 2019 |

What constitutes excessive barking? A wealthy New Jersey suburb may soon be able to tell you. Saddle River, one of many municipalities to ban excessive noise by dogs, will soon vote on whether to define what that means: A proposed ordinance would forbid continuous barking or yelping over 20 minutes…
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80K People Beg School Not to Kill 4 Dogs

March 4, 2019 |

Half a dozen labradors lost several teeth and then their lives as part of a controversial lab experiment in Sweden—and animal rights activists are howling, the Local reports. “These dogs could have been able to live their lives,” says Malin Gustafsson of the Animal Rights Alliance. “It is impossible…
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DA: Driver in Fatal Crash Had Dog’s Xanax in System

January 31, 2019 |

Marika Stone was cycling with two friends on the afternoon of Dec. 30, 2017, when the Bend, Ore., dentist was struck and instantly killed by a GMC Sierra that crossed the center line as it drove toward the group. Now, the trial has begun for the driver, who is charged…
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Oregon woman had dog’s Xanax in system when she struck and killed cyclist, prosecutors say

January 30, 2019 |

An Oregon woman had her dog’s Xanax medication in her system when she fatally struck a cyclist with her SUV in December 2017, according to reports.  
FOX News

Man Dies After Rescuing Dogs From High Surf

January 11, 2019 |

A man who went into rough seas at San Diego’s Ocean Beach to rescue his two dogs managed to save the animals at the cost of his own life. Authorities say Gregg Owens, who was visiting the city from Henderson, Nevada, saved the dogs after they were swept away by…
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