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5-Day-Old Florida Girl Killed by Family's Pit Bull While Sleeping in Bassinet
PEOPLE confirms that a 5-day-old Florida child tragically died on Sunday after being attacked by her family’s dog.
A Citrus County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman tells PEOPLE the fatal incident occurred when the animal — a pit bull — attached the girl as she slept in her bassinet.
‘Daddy’s Girl’ Toddler Killed in Attack by Family Dog
A Pennsylvania family is mourning the loss of a 19-month-old girl who was mauled to death last week by their dog.
Nora Sharp was attacked by the dog outside their Windsor Township home on Nov. 4. She was rushed to a nearby hospital and died from her injuries, the York Daily Record reports.
Husband Finds Wife Mauled to Death by Pet Dog at Home: Gone for '15 Minutes' and 'She Was Dead'
The longtime owner of a large mixed-breed dog that police initially identified as a pit bull was mauled to death by her pet in her Washington, D.C., home on Sunday evening, PEOPLE confirms.
Cargill ground beef recall after E. coli outbreak kills 1, sickens 17
More than 132,000 pounds of possibly tainted ground beef sold nationwide is being recalled in an E. coli outbreak that has killed one person and sickened 17 others, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.
Cargill Meat Solutions, a division of the nagribusiness giant Cargill, is recalling approximately 132,600 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of carcasses that may be contaminated with E. coli, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, or FSIS, said in a statement.
Needle found in mango in latest chapter of Australia fruit crisis
Measles cases have hit a record high in Europe. Blame austerity.
Puppies to blame for drug-resistant infection in 118 people
Celebrated food researcher to step down after research is questioned
8 Things You Should Know Before Adopting a Mini Pig
Like the tiny dogs in designer purses popular in the '00s, mini pigs are having a bit of a moment. But contrary to what you might think when you see one on your Instagram feed — wearing a tutu, snacking on a carrot, or generally looking adorable — pigs aren’t pink pups that oink instead of bark.
Pigs come with their own unique set of needs, behaviors, and quirks, which, for many new enthusiastic owners, comes as a big surprise. "I’d estimate that 90% of mini pigs that are bought or adopted are given up within two years," says Richard Hoyle, director of The Pig Preserve, a pig rescue sanctuary in Jamestown, Tennessee.
This Couple Said Their Dog Faked A Cough So They Would Stay Home With Him (It Worked)
Last Thursday, Longhurst said she came home for lunch and heard Sully making "this weird combination of coughing, choking, clearing his throat sound." She was alarmed and called her husband, who returned home from work immediately.
It’s Official! California Is the First State to Ban the Pet Store Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs
Cat, dogs, bunnies and more received a big break this week.
California’s Assembly Bill 485 has passed, making California the first state to ban the sale of commercially-bred pets in pet stores statewide.
“This landmark law breaks the puppy mill supply chain that pushes puppies into California pet stores and has allowed unscrupulous breeders to profit from abusive practices,” said Matt Bershadker, President and CEO of the ASPCA. “We’re proud to be part of the coalition that worked alongside Assembly member Patrick O’Donnell to pass this critical animal protection bill, and thank the California legislature and Governor Brown for sending the clear message that industries supporting animal cruelty will not be tolerated in our society.”
Why Are Dogs So Friendly? Science Finally Has an Answer
To Bridgett von Holdt's 11-month-old English sheepdog Marla, the entire world is a friend she has yet to meet.
“She’s hypersocial. I even had her genotyped,” von Holdt admits, somewhat sheepishly (sorry).
Von Holdt’s interest is no casual curiosity. The Princeton evolutionary biologist and colleagues have spent the last three years studying the underlying genetic basis for social behavior in dogs and wolves. (Read why dogs are even more like us than we thought.)
Studies have shown that dogs are more sociable than wolves raised in similar circumstances, generally paying more attention to humans and following our directions and commands more effectively. (See "Can Dogs Feel Our Emotions? Yawn Study Suggests Yes.")
Von Holdt’s background in evolutionary genetics made her wonder about the potential genetic basis for these differences.
Parents convinced Hatchimals are cursing at kids
This year’s hottest Christmas gift has a potty mouth.
Videos posted on YouTube show Hatchimals appearing to say “f–k me” as they sleep, their eyes glowing wildly.
“Apparently some hatchimals are swearing and saying things like f*ck me & ours happens to be one that has the potty mouth,” one person posted with a YouTube video of a Hatchimal that sounds like it was breathing heavily.
Sarah Galego posted a video of a Hatchimal making sounds that would have made Justin Bieber turn red.
“I don’t expect everyone to hear it as clearly as I do,” Galego said in a YouTube video uploaded Wednesday. “But when you’re here in person it’s obvious. Not to mention when its hatching it says that phrase at least 100 times.”
“I’m pretty sure it says ‘fuck me,’” Nick Galego told CTV Vancouver.
Your dog smells you -- better than you think
(CNN)One of the cheeriest genres of YouTube video compilations is that of dogs greeting soldiers returning home.
Whether their owner's deployment was long or short, the dogs erupt into that singular, irrepressible doggy celebration: bounding, tails wagging maniacally, rolling on their backs, whimpering and grinning, weaving between the soldier's legs. There is little doubt that the dogs remembered, loved and missed their people.
In some of the videos, though, this recognition is at first in doubt: As the (often-uniformed) person arrives or enters the home, the dog barks, approaching guardedly, tail down and ears back. They do not know this person.
But then comes a magical moment of transformation. Watch the nose. Each dog lifts his nose in the air, catching a whiff on the breeze. Or sniffs one offered hand, then the other. In an instant, the stranger is transformed -- into the person the dog knows and longed to see.
Californians can now break strangers' windows to save pets in hot cars
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Californians who see an animal trapped in a hot car can now break a window to set them free without fear of prosecution under a bill signed over the weekend by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Rescuers can break into the car as long as there is no other way to free the animal, for instance if the animal appears to be in peril, the car is locked and law enforcement is not arriving quickly enough.
The rescuer must stay at the scene until law enforcement respond to the situation.
The bill was introduced after a series of incidents in which dogs died after being left in closed cars on hot days. Many of those cases have led to criminal charges.
CBS San Francisco reports Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang co-sponsored the so-called “hot dog” bill.
College football star ‘suspended indefinitely’ over animal abuse investigation
A Missouri State football star was suspended indefinitely after allegedly punching a dog three times and breaking its jaw, according to reports Sunday.
Bears quarterback Breck Ruddick, 20, hit the 42-pound Australian shepherd so hard, the pooch, Luca, lost teeth and was rushed to a vet with a shattered jaw, the Daily Mail reported.
The player was suspended Friday for “conduct detrimental to the team” just hours after a Facebook post detailing the attack emerged, the paper reported.
This wonder drug could make your dog live longer
Want to extend Fido’s dog years? Soon there could be a pill for that.
University of Washington pathologist Matt Kaeberlein is testing an anti-aging drug called rapamycin, which could add up to three years to a canine’s lifetime.