News Updates From The Dog World

by Craig Daniels on May 23, 2009

The river Garnock with the old ICI Explosives'...
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Over and over I see stories in the news about dogs saving people with heroic feats, but today I wanted to share with everyone a story of rescue that ended in tragedy. It seems a couple perished trying to save their dogs, our hearts go out to their family. ” A couple who leaped into a swollen river yesterday to rescue their dogs during a day out with their baby daughter have both died. Darren Greenan and Laura Frey jumped into the river Garnock at Kilwinning in Ayrshire after the fast-flowing current swept their two dogs away early yesterday afternoon.” Read More

Another story in The Guardian caught my eye and got me wondering. If we turn our pets into overweight animals that can hardly get around, should animal control step in and take the pet from us?  “A man was found guilty today of failing to ensure the welfare of an animal after his dog was found to be dangerously overweight. Taz, a five-year-old border collie, was taken into the care of Brighton and Hove city council after his owner, Ronald West, ignored repeated orders to improve the animal’s diet.” This is a question to ponder for all animal lovers, Read More Overweight Pets

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