Rebecca Tan, The Washington Post Published 11:43 am PDT, Monday, July 30, 2018 When a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the central Italian town of Amatrice two years ago, Fabiano Ettore and his German shepherd, Kaos, were among the first to join in the rescue efforts. Kaos, who was just over a year old at the time, worked for days with other dogs to find survivors of the quake, which killed 241 people and destroyed most of the town, The New York Times reported. Months after the Amatrice earthquake in August 2016, Kaos also helped with rescue efforts after an earthquake in the town of Norcia and took part in other missing-person searches, the Associated Press reported. On Saturday, Kaos, hailed as a "hero dog" by Italians, was found dead. Ettore, who found the dog's body in the garden of their home in Sant'Eusanio Forconese, said in a Facebook post that Kaos has been poisoned. "I have no words," he wrote. "I can't understand such a horrible act." Recommended Video: Now … [Read more...] about ‘Hero dog’ who helped rescue Italian quake survivors is found dead. His owner says he was poisoned.
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Bryce Airgood Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jul 27, 2018 A puppy in a high chair. People sneaking dogs into restaurants using strollers and purses. In one case, a bar customer pouring beer and whiskey into a bowl for his furry companion; in another, a dog reported defecating 6 feet away from a couple trying to enjoy breakfast. These are a few of the 24 complaints alleging dog-related incidents at Oakland County food establishments since January 2016, according to county data. Under state law, dogs are generally forbidden from bars and restaurants unless they're service animals. But as people increasingly seek to include their dogs in their social lives, counties in southeast Michigan are making exceptions, and state legislation is proposed to accommodate dog owners. Meanwhile, although the number of complaints in Oakland County is relatively low considering the roughly 4,700 food … [Read more...] about Dining with dogs in southeast Michigan: What you can and can’t do
As if we didn’t need more excuses to enjoy America’s beloved culinary pasttime, it’s National Hot Dog Month and National Hot Dog Day is July 18. So why not grab one of our favorites in St. Paul and the east metro? These are all “weiners” in our book! THE BULLDOG Burgers and comfort fare are on the menu, but the hot dogs are definitely the stars. There are almost a dozen all-beef hot dog variations — from Chicago and stuffed cream cheese to mac and cheese to bacon-wrapped ones — so many, in fact, that it’s difficult for regulars to get bored. Tip: Opt for the truffle oil and Parmesan cheese-laced tater tots for your side. You won’t be disappointed. Multiple locations, including 237 E. Sixth St., St. Paul; thebulldoglowertown.com; 651-221-0750. Hot dogs, $8 to $10 CHICAGO’S TASTE AUTHORITY The Dubnecay brothers grew up in the Windy City and know a thing or two about Chicago dogs and Italian beef sandwiches. They even get … [Read more...] about Where to find hot dogs in the east metro that hit it out of the park
Dog-friendly patiosNote: Dog-friendly dining is outdoors and can depend on several factors, including the weather, how busy the restaurant is and who is working. Call ahead if you need to know for sure whether they can accommodate you. Please send additions or changes to [email protected]* means it has received the city's dog-friendly patio variance (available in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Carrollton, Fairview, Arlington, Flower Mound, Frisco, Lewisville, Euless and McKinney). The rules: Dogs must stay off furniture, be leashed and under control and wear a rabies tag. They cannot eat off the establishment's dishes; they may be given water in a disposable container."Winterized" means the patio is tented and/or uses heat lamps when it gets chilly.Click here for a Google Sheets version of this list. Many thanks to pack member Stephanie Meeks for putting it together.Alcove Wine Bar*: 2907 State St., Dallas, 214-871-2200AllGood Cafe: 2934 Main St., Dallas, 214-742-5362America Gardens: … [Read more...] about Dog About Town: Parties, Pilates and more things to do with your pooch
HARD-LINE Italy has now threatened to ignore SOS calls from migrant rescue boats stranded in the Mediterranean. Interior minister Matteo Salvini said he supported plans for Italy’s maritime authorities to snub distress alerts from vessels - and also suggested setting-up migrant camps in Libya. Salvini said the Libyan coastguard, which the Italian navy helps to train, was capable of patrolling its coastal waters, the Times reports. Asked what he thought of claims that the minister of transport was preparing to issue orders for migrant SOS calls to be ignored, Mr Salvini said: “If that was the decision, it would have my full support.” The minister,who has come to dominate Europe’s first populist government since it was formed three weeks ago, put forward the migrant centre proposal during meetings in Tripoli yesterday with his Libyan counterpart, Abdulsalam Ashour. Salvini has already banned charity ships from delivering migrants to Italian ports, … [Read more...] about Now hardline Italian minister Matteo Salvini ‘backs plans’ to IGNORE distress calls from migrant rescue vessels stranded in the Mediterranean