A small dog that spent a decade tormenting a crocodile on her owner's property in Australia has been eaten by the animal she taunted for so long. Owner Kai Hansen, who often had guests and even television crews at his house south of Darwin to watch Pippa the terrier chase the crocodile into the water, watched in horror as she tested the reptile's patience too far and was dragged into the water. Video posted on Facebook by Australia's ABC network shows the final encounter, and Hansen -- who admitted after the incident that it was "something that had a high probability of happening sometime" -- can be heard screaming in horror along with other onlookers. Pippa runs toward the crocodile, as she had done countless times before, but this time as she gets close to the animal's head it lunges and quickly disappears into the Adelaide River with Pippa in its jaws. Hansen told ABC that he didn't blame the crocodile, saying it was only "doing what crocs do." Crocodile fatally mauls pastor … [Read more...] about Crocodile eats small dog after years of torment
Jun 07, 5:52 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Alex Perry 06/01/18 AT 3:48 PM A dispute between neighbors over alleged dog defecation ended in three people being hospitalized with gunshot wounds, according to police in Washington. Henry Castro, 62, is being accused of shooting Shawna Umphrey, 19, and Michael Bretches, 43, on Wednesday night in the southern Washington city of Yakima.Bretches’s cousin Carl Stone reportedly witnessed the incident and gave his account to KIMA Action News. According to Stone, Bretches and Umphrey were outside in their yard when Castro, their neighbor, approached them about a problem he had.Castro allegedly thought his neighbors were allowing their dog to poop in his yard, per Stone. After that, the situation escalated into violence.Victims' family members say neighbor shot them over dog poop dispute >> https://t.co/36iEnjEUYF … [Read more...] about Dog Poop Dispute Results In Man Shooting Neighbors, Self
Jun 07, 6:14 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Suman Varandani @suman09 06/07/18 AT 5:10 AM Dogs could trigger a flu pandemic among people in the future, a new study revealed Tuesday, raising concerns among dog lovers. Researchers found flu strains can jump from pigs to dogs and could affect humans as they spend a lot of time with their pets. Influenza affecting dogs are different from the human strains and when these new strains jump to humans, the immune systems — which have no experience of these unknown pathogens — fail to protect the body."The majority of pandemics have been associated with pigs as an intermediate host between avian [bird] viruses and human hosts. In this study, we identified influenza viruses jumping from pigs into dogs," study author Adolfo Garcia-Sastre said."In our study, what we have found is another set of viruses that come from swine that are originally … [Read more...] about What Is Dog Flu And How Can It Affect Humans?
DOG owners are being warned to take care after a cocker spaniel nearly died when she was bitten by an adder. Teacher Rachel Tait, 26, was taking Millie for a walk when the snake struck and bit her on the face. By the following morning her face had swelled up as a huge abscess formed. Adder bites can cause fatal blood clots and organ failure in dogs but luckily Rachel got her seven-year-old pooch to the vet in time. She is now speaking out to warn other owners amid a wave of adder attacks on dogs across the UK triggered by a hot spell following the long, hard winter. Rachel said: "I very nearly lost her. She had been bitten by an adder either in the fields or possibly around the cliffs above the beach. "I had no idea it had happened, there was no crying or whimpering or anything from her, the problems only really began the next morning. MOST READ IN UK NEWSKING OF CLUBS Nightclub tycoon Peter Stringfellow dies aged 77 after secret cancer battle MERRYMAKING MOGUL What was Peter … [Read more...] about Dog owners warned over snake attacks on their pets after adder attacked a cocker spaniel in North Yorkshire
Link at Dogs Trust Snetterton. Picture: DOGS TRUST SNETTERTON Archant One-year-old Link is described as a handsome dog who often has a big smile on his face by staff at Dogs Trust’s Snetterton rehoming centre, where he is currently staying. A spokesman for the centre said he “adores people and dogs alike” and that he is now looking to live in a rural setting, with a big garden to run around in. The spokesman added: “Link can live with children that are over 14. “He loves other dogs and could potentially live with a four-legged friend. “He is already house trained and loves going out but he can be a bit worried in new circumstances. “However he will quickly come around once he trusts you. “Link is a handsome dog with a big smile on his face, who loves his treats and is always eager to go for a walk. “He will make a fantastic companion.” If you think you can give Link a new home, contact Dogs Trust Snetterton on 0300 303 … [Read more...] about The link to your heart? Loving Link the dog is looking for a new home