Las Vegas woman accused of leaving dogs in hot SUV while she shopped
Dogs left in SUV Yean Sia is accused of leaving three dogs in an SUV in a Walmart parking lot in Las Vegas last week. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)LAS VEGAS — A Nevada woman is accused of leaving three dogs -- one of which had to be euthanized -- in a hot SUV while she shopped at Walmart, authorities said. >> Read more trending newsYean Sia, 62, of Las Vegas, was charged with three counts of willful malicious torture of an animal, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The customer alerted a Walmart security guard, according to KLAS. According to surveillance video, the dogs were left in the SUV for at least 49 minutes, KLAS reported.wftv.com
2 dogs battling cancer at Orange County shelter need forever homes
Two dogs, both battling cancer, are in need of forever homes as shelter life is not how they should spend their days. Orange County Animal Services put out a plea to the community to help the dogs as the canines battle cancer. Mazi returned to the Orange County shelter on March 9, marking his eighth visit since 2016. Due to his lack of interest in dogs at the shelter, the staff recommended he be in a home without other dogs or a home with calm dogs. He will likely need chemotherapy treatment, shelter staff said.
Bidens’ German shepherds back at White House after Major spends time with trainer
FILE - This Nov. 16, 2018, photo, file provided by the Delaware Humane Association shows Joe Biden and his newly-adopted German shepherd Major, in Wilmington, Del. President-elect Biden will likely wear a walking boot for the next several weeks as he recovers from breaking his right foot while playing with his dog Major on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, his doctor said. (Stephanie Carter/Delaware Humane Association via AP)The president’s youngest German shepherd is out of the dog house and back at the White House. Both of the president and first lady’s dogs returned to Washington after Major spent some time working with a trainer at the Bidens’ Delaware home. Major is the first shelter dog to live in the White House.
Attorney general in Daytona Beach highlighting emergency care for K9s legislation
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Attorney General Ashley Moody and other local leaders were in Daytona Beach Friday pushing legislation to protect police dogs injured in the line of duty. Whether overworked, attacked or injured, house bill 697 and senate bill 388 aim to get them help, fast. As Attorney General, I am dedicated to providing the best means of protection for all our law enforcement officers, including police K-9s. He said it’s another step to protect those dogs after another K9 law that was passed in 2019. The Senate bill passed committees on Thursday and will be heard on the Senate floor next week.
14 dogs from Texas shelters heading to SPCA of Brevard for adoption
When American Pets Alive put out a call that 1,000 dogs needed moving out of the state, SPCA of Brevard stepped up to help. [TRENDING: Where school staff, child care workers can get the vaccine| 80th annual Daytona Beach Bike Week starts | When could Orange County could lift its mask mandate]AdWith the help of Palm Valley Animal Society in Edinburg, Texas, the SPCA of Brevard will be receiving 14 dogs in Houston Friday to bring back to Florida for veterinary care and adoption, the shelter said in a news release. “We are happy to be in a position to assist other shelters in need, regardless of their location,” said Susan Naylor, public relations director for the SPCA of Brevard. “A life saved is precious and worth the effort.”SPCA of Brevard will document these dogs’ journeys on its Facebook page if you want to follow along. If you’re interested in more information you can call 321-567-3615 or to make a donation toward the dogs’ care, visit www.spcabrevard.com.
Lady Gaga’s 2 French bulldogs stolen after dog walker shot
FILE - Lady Gaga, winner of the award for best original song "Shallow," arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The South Korean boy band BTS HAS won a leading four awards including best song for Dynamite and best group at the MTV Europe Music Awards Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 while Lady Gaga took home the best artist prize. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES, Calif. – In Hollywood, police say a man was shot and two small French bulldogs he was walking were stolen. It turns out those dogs belong to Lady Gaga. A source close to Lady Gaga said the singer is offering a $500,000 reward for her dogs.
President Biden’s German shepherds move into White House
The first dogs have arrived at their new home at the White House. (Credit: The White House | Adam Schultz)The first dogs have arrived at their new home at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Bidens’ two German shepherds, Champ and Major, joined the first family Sunday in their new residence, the White House. (Credit: The White House | Adam Schultz) (Copyright 2020 by CNN Newsource - All rights reserved.) President Trump and his family bucked tradition and did not bring pets to the White House.
Some dogs can be trained to detect coronavirus from sweat, study says
Dogs may be able to be trained to detect COVID-19, according to a study published on Thursday. Detection dogs, like those that sniff drugs or explosives at airports, are taught to sniff for certain infections and diseases. Now, some countries are exploring the possibility of using those types of dogs as a rapid, reliable and relatively cheap way to pre-screen people for COVID-19. Six dogs had their sniffing abilities put to the test and performed dozens of trials, with a success rate of 76-100%. The study was published Thursday in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE.
Do students with dogs have higher grades? Seminole student has research project published
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A Central Florida student is one of 32 students globally to have her research project published in The Journal of Student Research. Lyman High School graduate Andrea Woehr spent her senior year compiling research on whether students with dogs had higher GPAs. If they spent more time with the dog did they feel they had less stress,” Woehr said. She said by the time she learned her work had been published, she kind of forgotten about having submitted the paper. I was like, oh, and then I just happened to do a double-take and I was like this is really published kind of thing!”The Journal of Student Research is an Academic, Multidisciplinary, and Faculty-reviewed Student Journal.
Campaign pups throughout the years: These 11 photos will make you crack a smile
We found the following 11 photos from Getty Images, and we thought they were worth a share. (Getty Images)Pierre, a 5-year-old basset hound, apparently is a loyal fan of then-President Johnson -- and was happy to pose with a campaign button. (Getty Images)A dog wears a campaign sticker for Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign stop at the Buttercup diner on March 3, 2020 in Oakland, California. This photo was taken in front of the White House as the pups wore campaign buttons for Lyndon B. Johnson for President. (Getty Images)In Honolulu, Hawaiian women are seen casting their votes during a presidential election -- and even a dog doesn't dare peek.
Petco to stop selling electronic shock collars
Petco is pulling electronic shock collars from its stores and online site. The retailer has also started a petition to have the collars regulated and used only by certified training professionals. Shock collars are supposed to serve as a training tool for pet owners. But animal rights activists argue that the collars also cause animals pain and distress. Shock collars accounted for roughly $10 million of Petco’s sales in 2019.
Chicago veterinarians refuse CDC’s request to deport 15 French bulldog puppies abandoned in O’Hare warehouse
The dogs were discovered at O’Hare International Airport after they were shipped to the United States from Russia in August, and federal officials say their paperwork was forged to get around limits on the number of dogs any one person can import. They’ve been in the care of Chicago French Bulldog Rescue, which is fighting their being sent back abroad.chicagotribune.com
US congressman Mike Quigley joins effort to halt deportation of French bulldogs found abandoned in O’Hare warehouse
When questioned why the sick dogs were required to be shipped back to Jordan, Hubbard said, "Dogs that are imported into the United States must be vaccinated against rabies at 12 weeks of age or older and must wait 28 days after initial vaccination before entering the country. Dogs coming from countries and political units with a high risk of rabies need a valid rabies vaccination certificate. "chicagotribune.com
Dog-killing cane toads are back as rains draw them out
The yellowish brown cane toads, also known as bufo, marine or giant toads, are making an appearance in South Florida after the recent heavy rains stirred them up from their burrows and gave them plenty of water to breed in. The cane toads can also cause environmental damage. Cane toads also compete with native frogs for food and breeding areas. And much like other invasive species such as the voracious Burmese python, cane toads do well in Central and South Florida’s urban environments. As it turned out, cane toads can’t jump very high, so they couldn’t eat the beetles that lived in the upper stalks of the plants.
SPCA finds foster-to-adopt homes for 8 dogs abandoned and left in a crate in Brevard County
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – The SPCA of Brevard County said they have found foster-to-adopt homes for the eight dogs that were abandoned and left in a crate outside the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department Animal Services building. Six of the eight dogs have left the adoption center and are with their new families. This is the first step in... Posted by SPCA of Brevard Adoption Center on Thursday, January 2, 2020Two of the dogs will stay at the adoption center until they are stronger. We couldn’t have done it without the help of our amazing community,” The SPCA posted on Facebook. As of... Posted by SPCA of Brevard Adoption Center on Thursday, January 2, 2020Officials with Animal Services are attempting to identify the person who dropped the animals off at the shelter.
Bomb-sniffing dogs are helping to speed up security lines
The U.S. bomb sniffing dogs spiked after the 9/11 attacks - there are currently about 1,000 working in the U.S. The K-9s are specially selected, trained for nearly a year, and then serve for about 8 years. The demand around the world has increased, U.S. law enforcement has seen the market for available dogs tighten. Kris Van Cleave has more.cbsnews.com