Science teacher feeds puppy to turtle after school in front of students; investigation underway | East Idaho News

March 15, 2018 wpanews 0

PRESTON — A junior high school teacher is under investigation after he fed a puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the situation. Robert Crosland has taught science at Preston Junior High School for years. In a news release, Preston School District 201 Superintendent Marc Gee says his administration became aware of “a regrettable circumstance involving some of the biological […] READ MORE

United Airlines mistakenly flies family’s Kansas-bound dog to Japan | Daily Mail Online

March 15, 2018 wpanews 0

Kara Swindle and her two children flew from Oregon to Kansas City Tuesday on United. They went to pick up 10-year-old Irgo but were instead given a Great Dane. Irgo was in Japan. Kara Swindle and her two kids flew from Oregon to Kansas City, Missouri on Tuesday, as part of their move to Wichita, Kansas They put their dog Irgo on an earlier flight, but when they went to […] READ MORE

Dog Yogi has Very Human Face, Photo Goes Viral |

March 14, 2018 wpanews 0

  His owner says his name is Yogi and she thinks he looks like Dr. Phil One look at this dog and we know what you’re thinking: Did a witch cast a spell on some egotistical prince and turn him into a canine? How else to explain this pup’s extremely human-like eyes and knowing facial expression? The dog, a Shih Tzu-poodle mix (or “Shih-poo”) named Yogi, first attracted mass attention […] READ MORE

Common sweetener can be deadly to dogs | WPXI

February 27, 2018 wpanews 0

Xylitol is now used in an increasing number of products. You can find it in household items such as toothpaste, dental floss and lip balm. It’s also in many foods, including some you might never expect, such as peanut butter. Peanut butter is especially concerning because many dog owners use it when giving their dogs medication or as a treat. The peanut butters that contain xylitol are largely specialty brands that are […] READ MORE

Rescue dog show salutes best underbite and ‘wiggle butt’

February 17, 2018 wpanews 0

2018 American Rescue Dog Show Monday, 8 p.m., Hallmark Channel The mutts of the “2018 American Rescue Dog Show” may not have the panache of a Westminster Kennel Club winner, but they do have unheralded talent. The Hallmark Channel competition features celebrity judges who rate the canines — most already have homes, but several are available for adoption — in quirky categories such as “Best Couch Potato,” “Best in Snoring,” “Best in […] READ MORE

Pet Alert: Euthanasia Drug Found in Wet Dog Food

February 16, 2018 wpanews 0

J.M. Smucker Co. said it has pulled specific shipments of Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy canned wet dog food. “Veterinarians and animal nutritionspecialists, as well as the FDA, have confirmed that extremely low levels of pentobarbital, like the levels reported to be in select shipments, do not pose a threat to pet safety,” J.M. Smucker Co. spokesman Ray Hancart told WebMD in a statement. “However, the presence […] READ MORE

Why is everyone so disappointed with the winner of the Westminster Dog Show?

February 16, 2018 wpanews 0

BY LAURA VITTO A fluffed-up bichon frise named Flynn took home the Best in Show award at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night, but not everyone was cheering him on. To hear the Associated Press tell it, it was a moment of disbelief for those sitting on the sidelines. From the AP’s dog show dispatch: “Fans who had been loudly shouting for their favorites fell into stunned silence when […] READ MORE

2018 Westminster Dog Show Best in Show Winner |

February 14, 2018 wpanews 3

  It’s what all the dogs are barking about: Flynn the Bichon Frise won Best in Show at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night. As always, the competition was fluffy and fierce, but it was Flynn aka GCHP CH Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love, with help from his handler Bill McFadden, who beat out thousands of other canines from 202 breeds to win the coveted […] READ MORE

Humane Society CEO resigns after sexual harassment allegations

February 3, 2018 wpanews 0

  Humane Society of the United States chief executive Wayne Pacelle resigned Friday amid sexual harassment complaints and a backlash by major donors. The announcement of Pacelle’s departure comes one day after the charity’s board voted to retain the chief executive, and two hours after the board chairman dismissed the allegations against him as lacking “credible evidence.” The board named Kitty Block, an attorney who is president of Humane Society’s international […] READ MORE

Humane Society CEO Allegedly Sexually Harassed Staffers

January 30, 2018 wpanews 0

  Wayne Pacelle, chief executive of the Humane Society of the United States, was the subject of an internal investigation into sexual harassment at the nonprofit, The Washington Post reports. Three women alleged that Pacelle made unwanted sexual advances and in several instances hinted that dating him would be a career booster. One woman alleged that he asked to masturbate in front of her after a work event and then warned her […] READ MORE

Dogs can’t speak human. Here’s the tech that could change that.

January 12, 2018 wpanews 0

A pet translator could be available in less than a decade. Recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning suggest the longstanding dream of being able to converse with animals — in a limited fashion — could become a reality. Source: Dogs can’t speak human. Here’s the tech that could change that.

Canines steal show at Kennel Club of India

December 20, 2017 wpanews 0

‘Beauty’ and ‘Josh’, two Belgian Shepherds from the Tata Steel Kennel won the Kennel Club of India Trophy (2016-17) for ‘Best Dog of the Year Obedience Trials’ Source: Canines steal show at Kennel Club of India

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