Reported pet deaths at 8,500, FDA says

Reported pet deaths at 8,500, FDA says

Consumers have reported the deaths of as many as 8,500 dogs and cats as a result of tainted pet food, federal officials said Thursday.

In the two months since reports of a few pet deaths led to a massive U.S. pet food recall, the Food and Drug Administration said about half of the calls to its hot line were from owners of deceased cats and dogs.

Officials said the agency had not confirmed those reports but added that the numbers of allegations were likely to rise as it caught up with a backlog of calls reporting sick or dead animals.

N.Z. Guide Dogs Face Dangerous Attacks from Humans & other dogs

Attacks a common threat to guide dogs
By MICHAEL FIELD - The Dominion Post

Leo is one tough and loyal old companion. Three times in the past 18 months, the West Auckland guide dog has been savaged by pit bull terriers.

Once, guiding his handler Petrus Tuerlings along the street, somebody shot at Leo with an air rifle, hitting him the leg.
Leo, an 11-year-old great dane-pointer cross guide, is a survivor and for the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) a symbol of the war-zone their guide dogs work in.

Cops save dogs from stew pot

Cops save dogs from stew pot

The Philippine Star

At least 112 dogs were saved Thursday from ending up as a tasty dish of “azucena” after policemen intercepted an alleged delivery run along EDSA in Balintawak, Quezon City.

The police operation came after the Network for Animals-Philippines (NFAP) tipped the Quezon City Police District-Anti-Carnapping Unit (QCPD-ANCAR) of an alleged delivery of 112 dogs to Baguio City from Rosario, Batangas.