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Dog Bite Prevention Week May 17 to May 23

on 05/19/2015 - 09:47 pm

Eight hundred thousand Americans see doctors for dog bites every year. Including people who don’t seek medical attention for their bites, the total amount of annual bite victims is approximately four and a half million. About half of those affected are children. Because these numbers are so high, this week is set aside to educate people about dog bite prevention.
 
Here are some tips and guidelines to keeping yourself, others, and your children safe from dog bites
 
Tips for your kids: 
• Teach your kids to be respectful of dogs and observe boundaries.• Never leave kids alone with a dog.• Make sure your kids know not to be rough when playing with dogs ...

The Outback Rejects Johnny Depp’s Dogs

on 05/15/2015 - 11:17 pm

There has been quite a bit of controversy over two tiny terriers recently. These two terriers, Pistol and Boo, are owned by actor Johnny Depp, and their presence in Australia has apparently been a huge deal.
 
The problem started when Depp arrived in Queensland to begin filming the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. He flew in on a private jet and brought his wife, Amber Heard, and their two terriers. Because the terriers were brought in on the jet, proper paperwork wasn’t filed. The planes manifest didn’t mention the dogs. They were essentially snuck into the country. Word got out when a groomer tweeted that it was “an honour” to work on the two dogs. A bio ...

Pit Bull Fights for His Right to Cuddle

on 05/04/2015 - 08:22 pm

There’s a popular mythos surrounding pit bulls that pin them as aggressive, mean, and hard-headed. Sadly, often times this myth leads pit bulls into trouble. Stevie the pit bull, however, is trying to change the sentiment that lingers with his breed. A federal judge rules that gentle Stevie will be allowed to join his human, Anthony, to school every day. Stevie is a certified service animal who is a caretaker of his seven-year-old human named Anthony who has cerebral palsy. Luckily for Anthony, Stevie is able to help him with the small things that most children do not have difficulty doing on their own. However, the last two years, Anthony has been unable to keep Stevie at school in Br ...