Posts Tagged ‘Puppies’

Puppy born without front legs now uses model airplane wheels to get around

June 23, 2008

This tiny puppy may have been born without front legs but there’s no way that is holding her back.

Hope, the appropriately named two-legged Maltese puppy gets around by using a specially-designed device which features wheels from a model aeroplane.

The energetic pup uses her hind legs to boost her body forward onto her chest and operate the wheeled prosthetic limbs.

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Puppy-throwing Marine is removed from Corps

June 16, 2008

A U.S. Marine videotaped throwing a puppy over a cliff while on patrol in Iraq has been kicked out of the Corps, and a second Marine involved has been disciplined, according to a statement released by the Marines.

Lance Cpl. David Motari, based in Hawaii with the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, is being “processed for separation” and received non-judicial punishment, officials said in the statement Wednesday night. The Marine Corps would not specify what that punishment was because of privacy regulations.

The statement said Motari received the punishment for his role in the “episode which generated international attention.”

The incident appeared on the Internet web site YouTube in March, sparking outrage from animal rights groups around the world.

In the video, Motari is seen throwing the dog off a cliff as it yelps.

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Thailand puppy rescue!

May 5, 2008

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National Pet Week is May 4-10!

May 3, 2008

National Pet Week, May 4-10, celebrates America’s more than 172 million companion animals, and the remarkable role they play in improving the quality of our lives. All across the nation, veterinarians, veterinary technicians and others will use this opportunity to educate the public on how pets improve human health, and how pet owners can return the favor.

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Is your pet’s name popular in California?

May 3, 2008

Searching for the perfect pet name? Want to know whether it’s more popular to name your pug “Popeye” than “Pugsly”? Search this handy database to see names of more than 60,000 dogs and cats licensed in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. What are the unlicensed dogs called? Don’t ask.

Type in your pet’s name to see its popularity among all dogs, specific breeds of dogs, and all cats. Or, search by animal type, breed and most popular names. Results for a name search will include a total for how often the name is used for all dogs and cats, and a break out of dog breeds. (Source: Animal licensing departments in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose)

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Astros and pets pose for calendar to raise money for the Houston Humane Society

April 24, 2008

It was hard to decide which was cuter: Houston Astros pitcher Wesley Wright’s getting instructions on how to cradle the whimpering puppy or the sweet-faced pup that almost fit into his hand.

For comic relief, J.R. Towles’ dog used the grass, which everyone had been warned to stay off, for another kind of relief.

And for some extra drama, 6-year-old Alisia Cruz fell in love with the yellow kitten her dad posed with for the third annual Astros players and pet calendar.

Twenty players signed up for the Monday calendar shoot organized by pitcher Dave Borkowski and his wife, Jill, at Minute Maid Park to raise awareness of homeless animals and the need for spaying and neutering. They also hope to raise about $100,000 for the Houston Humane Society.

The 2009 calendar will go on sale in the fall.

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Don’t let Rover on the bed, warns leading vet

April 22, 2008

Pet owners in Wales are being urged to keep their dogs off their duvets over fears that they may not be man’s best friend after all.

Fred Landeg, who is stepping down as the most senior Government veterinary officer, warns that new and emerging diseases are just as likely to affect household pets as farm animals.

Research commissioned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs identified potential health risks from the daily interaction with dogs, of which 6.5 million are kept as pets in Britain.

Besides the risk of unknown exotic diseases, dogs also carry common food poisoning bugs – campylobacter and salmonella – and 10% of dogs are thought to carry the superbug MRSA.

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All dogs are not created equal

April 15, 2008

[…] Here four proud nominee owners explain why they’re barking mad about their four-legged friends.

Allen Parton, 48, from Waterlooville, Hampshire, owner of Endal, yellow Labrador Retriever, 12, Nominated for Lifetime Achievement Award

“In 1991 I suffered severe head injuries in an accident during the Gulf War.

“For five years I was totally disconnected from the outside world.

“My wife Sandra is involved with the charity Canine Partners, and took me along to one of their puppy classes.

“A tiny little puppy with absolutely no training walked over to my chair and put something into my lap.

“He didn’t get a response, and continued to bring me bits and pieces until I almost disappeared under the pile.

“For the first time in five years I smiled…

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“Regardless Of Outcome, Landmark Trial Highlighted PETA’s Puppy-Killing”

April 15, 2008

Today the North Carolina Court of Appeals vacated the convictions of two PETA employees originally convicted of littering in a case involving nearly three dozen dogs and cats they killed while performing their duties at PETA. In response, David Martosko, the Director of Research at the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom, made the following statement:

“Regardless of the outcome, this criminal trial brought PETA’s disturbing animal-killing program into the light of day. Most PETA supporters had no idea that the group was killing thousands of adoptable animals every year, but PETA can’t keep its actions secret any longer. The facts in this case were undisputed: These employees took possession of nearly three dozen adoptable animals, including puppies and kittens, with the explicit promise that they would try to find them adoptive homes. They killed the animals just a few short hours later, and tossed the bodies in a dumpster that one of them had used on several other occasions for the same purpose.

“PETA killed 97 percent of the dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens it took in during 2006. If any other so-called animal protection group had such an abysmal record, PETA would be hitting the streets to protest it. This is a group that claims chickens and lab rats have a “right” to life, but its leaders think nothing of condemning thousands of pets to death out of sheer convenience. PETA raises over $30 million every year, which is more than enough to care for every animal it kills. If there’s a more hypocritical organization in America, I have yet to find it.

“PETA’s employees got off on a technicality, but the damage has been done. The public is giving PETA less and less money, and the group has had to turn to its millionaire celebrity donors to make up the shortfall. This will probably continue unless PETA cleans up its act and stops running a hypocritical angel-of-death program out of its Norfolk offices.”

Public records filed by PETA with the Virginia state government show that the group has killed 17,400 pets since 1998. Copies of these records can be viewed at http://www.PetaKillsAnimals.com.

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Also see THIS article and THAT article for more info.

I couldn’t immediately find a full statement from PETA about this online. How about you?

Profile: Official Roadkill Scraper a Wild Animal Caretaker

April 11, 2008

Scraping roadkill off the asphalt is a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.

That someone is Bill Miller.

For the last eight months, Miller has served as supervisor for the Redlands Animal Shelter, where he has had to clean up roadkill and take care of the wild and stray animals within the city limits.

Though the job has its sad moments, Miller said the rewards make the job worth doing. He said he enjoys animal rescues the most.

“Saving the little kittens stuck in the walls or the dog that’s hanging himself on his chain and you get there in time to rescue him – that’s very rewarding,” Miller said. “It’s like what happens on Animal Planet.”

Miller also has to deal with the wild animals around Redlands. He takes on wild cats, skunks, raccoons, mountain lions, snakes and any other wild critter that might be lurking around the city.

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Puppy needs foster/permanent home ASAP! Take the Kitty Mowmow Save the Puppy Challenge!

March 27, 2008

My friend who provides foster care to cats asked me to pass this on to you, loyal reader of Kitty Mowmow’s Animal Expo.

Do you live within driving distance of Tuscaloosa, AL? Do you know someone who does? And would you or that someone like to give this adorable little puppy, named Galen, a foster or permanent home? Of course you do. 🙂

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This is the Kitty Mowmow Save the Puppy Challenge: Let’s all work together to find a home for Galen! Call all your family, friends, and co-workers to see if they want to help her. Email me as soon as possible at kittymowmowsanimalexpo AT gmail DOT com and let me know that you want her.

Here’s some info about the Galen, given to me by the shelter:

galen-2-pix-1.jpgGalen, meaning “festive party” in Gaelic, is called that because she is such a joyful little thing. She’s a rescued puppy who during her very short life was chained to a fence with very little water or food, in all kinds of weather. When the guy who owned her released her, we took her to be kenneled and she has been there since last Friday. The nice woman who runs the place gave very favorable reports about her behavior. She said she placed a very, very large pillow in the kitchen and Galen climbed on it and slept all night without any barking. She also has had no accidents in the house. This has not changed. Her behavior is still stable, and the woman says she will make a wonderful pet. She said If she didn’t have so many dogs of her own she would keep her. Galen’s birthday was November 1, 2007, so she is just a little over 4 mos.old. She has had the complete series of shots, is heartworm free, and on her 1st heartworm medication, and is solid black. She will be spayed probably before 5 months old.

We need a temporary fostering situation, one that will enable her to say inside a house and continue to be socialized. She’s a terrific puppy. We will provide food,etc. Because of my strained finances involving animal rescue, it would be nice if the charge is low. I should mention that the woman keeping her committed to watching four other dogs over spring break, so she can’t keep galen later than Friday. Too little time to find her another place!!!

Also:

galen-2-pix-2.jpgThank you, thank you for the follow-through on Galen. I had to keep her with the woman who was kenneling her. Fortunately, a couple of people who had planned to keep their dogs with her during Spring break didn’t go away. I say “fortunate,” but it still is costing me an extra $105.00 for one week!!!!! Ordinarily, that wouldn’t be a problem, but we’ve been involved in lots of rescue lately. You know the story. Galen should be spayed like today–at least not more than five months of age. Anyone who fosters her would have to keep her from running around or rough-housing because of stitches. They’re usually removed at 10 days. I’m thinking of taking her to be spayed the end of this week or the beginning of next week, but I wish she had somewhere to go after that. I like [the place and the woman she’s currently staying with], but the $$$ is the problem. It may delay the spaying, if I don’t get a place for her.

Take the Kitty Mowmow Save the Puppy Challenge! Please help the puppy and the animal shelter!  Email me at kittymowmowsanimalexpo AT gmail DOT com if you are interested or need more info.

Nursing puppies are confused!

March 10, 2008

Monroe officials call for calm over puppy video

March 6, 2008

Internet-fueled rage over a video that appears to depict a Marine throwing a puppy off a cliff continued to grow Wednesday, turning the controversy into a community issue in Monroe.

Threats keep building toward the family of a man many believe is the Marine in the video, and from across the globe Internet vigilantes are calling the workplace of the man’s mother in Monroe and threatening acts of vandalism unless the mother is fired.

The business owner on Wednesday said there is no way he would terminate an employee over anger that others feel toward one of her adult children.

The Herald is not identifying the business because of safety concerns for its employees.

Targeting the family is wrong, City Councilman Mitch Ruth said.

“Certainly, the family members were not involved in the incident, whatever the incident was,” Ruth said. “I view this as a community issue as a whole.”

Ruth said his city e-mail address has been sent many “abusive, profane and harassing” messages accusing the city of tolerating animal cruelty. He urged people to calm down and let the U.S. Marine Corps complete its investigation about the video.

“The city of Monroe has no jurisdiction over this issue.” Ruth said. “If the act depicted in the video did occur, it’s very disturbing at any level. But it has nothing to do with the image of the community.”

The Marine from Monroe is stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, where the investigation of the video is being conducted.

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Monroe, WA family threatened over video of Marine tossing pup

March 5, 2008

A Monroe family received threatening telephone calls this week after a video apparently showing a Marine throwing a puppy over a cliff in Iraq surfaced on the Internet.

Since it was first posted early this week, the video has become an Internet sensation, gaining widespread attention from news sites, bloggers and animal-rights activists. Hundreds of people have left comments on various Web postings of the video. Some posters have included the Snohomish County home address and telephone number of the alleged puppy-thrower, as well as the names of his family members.

“We learned about the … video and one of our deputies went to check on the family,” said Rebecca Hover, spokeswoman for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. “They said they had received threatening phone calls earlier.”

The U.S. Marine Corps said it is investigating, but would not confirm the man’s identity. In the video, a person off-camera uses the Marine’s last name.

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For more animal-esque music, news, and issues, tune in to Kitty Mowmow’s Animal Expo online at www.thecapstone.ua.edu, Sunday nights 8-10 central.

‘Puppy Torture’ Video Sparks Outrage, Military Investigation

March 4, 2008

A shocking video that appears to show a U.S. Marine tossing a puppy off a cliff has sparked fierce controversy and outrage online, leading to a military investigation.

An official statement released Tuesday by the Marines calls the YouTube video “shocking and deplorable” and said it violates “the high standard we expect of every Marine,” while some in the blogosphere label the clip an obvious fake.

If proven true, the video would be the latest black eye for a military already tarred by the infamous photos of prisoner abuse taken at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Fake or not, the clip is already sparking widespread condemnation.

“It was a horrific shock,” said Stephanie Scroggs, director of communications for the SPCA International in a phone interview Tuesday. “It was very disheartening to see that video.”

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For more animal-esque music, news, and issues, tune in to Kitty Mowmow’s Animal Expo online at www.thecapstone.ua.edu, Sunday nights 8-10 central.

Laugh at thrown puppies… and the world laughs with you?

March 4, 2008

I am saddened and appalled at a few of the responses to the video footage of a soldier throwing a puppy off a cliff. If you visit this page (you must have a Facebook account to do so) you see the video that has been edited to read “do it faggot” while the soldier holds the dangling puppy. Someone has commented, “that video made me laugh.” Before the “soldier throws puppy” video was removed from YouTube, several viewers left similar comments.

Most humane, intelligent people feel that torturing and killing a small, helpless animal is deranged and evil. Overwhelmingly, the public’s response leads me to this conclusion. However, some public comments on the video suggest that a small but nonetheless significant percentage of the population is amused and delighted with another living, feeling being’s suffering.

I do realize that, perhaps, some people may believe these videos are fake, and therefore laugh as if they were watching SNL. I would argue that laughing at imagined violence is a short step away from laughing at real violence – and perhaps we would benefit from ascertaining whether or not the violence is genuine before laughing at it.

I also acknowledge that some people making offensive comments are probably just trying to agitate others.

My greatest concern, in all of this, is that our modern western society (and since I am in America, I especially direct this toward the US) is losing our ability and desire to empathize with other living creatures, both human and non-human.

People do not have as much contact with animals today as our agrarian, horse-drawn forebears did. We don’t have pets because of allergies, dirt, expense, and nuisance, or we avoid animals entirely out of ignorance, fear, or harmless disinterest.

According to studies, we also have less meaningful contact with others. We are a lonely, busy society that has an unhealthy tendency toward sitting behind our video games and televisions shows and movies and desks and computers (like myself, blogging away). We are increasingly losing touch with our neighbors, as we spend more time pursuing our own interests and careers and less time forming meaningful relationships with others.

What I’m trying to say is, we need to be careful. Laughing at someone else hurting an innocent creature leads to hurting one yourself. We can not afford to allow ourselves to degenerate into a callous, uncaring people, unconcerned with the value of life. We must educate ourselves and others on ways to save life, not to destroy it – or at the very least, we must send the message that those who indiscriminately threaten life, no matter how irrelevant that life may seem, will be made to suffer repercussions.

For more animal-esque music, news, and issues, tune in to Kitty Mowmow’s Animal Expo online at www.thecapstone.ua.edu, Sunday nights 8-10 central.