The Daily Dog

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Witness claims postal carrier shot dog

“Authorities are trying to find out who shot Jack the Chihuahua. “From the way that the neighbor described it, he basically pulled out an air rifle or a BB gun of some kind and just shot at the dog until my dog started yelping,” said Tiffany Gorseth, who said the dog is recuperating at a veterinary clinic from an eye injury. A witness told Greer police that a U.S. Postal mail carrier shot the dog outside the Greer residence on Tuesday, according to a police report of the incident, which occurred sometime between noon and 4 p.m. But Greer police spokesman Lt. Cris Varner said that after an animal control officer spoke with a different witness today, “We do not believe it was a postal carrier.”
Greenville (SC) News

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Wal-Mart quietly pulled dog treats

“Wal-Mart Stores Inc. quietly stopped selling two brands of dog treats in July, after customers voiced concerns that the Chinese products may have caused their pets to fall ill, but no recall has been announced, a company spokeswoman confirmed. The world’s largest retailer started pulling Chicken Jerky Strips from Import-Pingyang Pet Product Co. and Chicken Jerky from Shanghai Bestro Trading on July 26, spokeswoman Deisha Galberth said late Monday.”
Associated Press

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Alex the dog survives 48 hours in storm drain, night of heavy rain

“Alex is one lucky dog. After spending more than 48 hours trapped in a storm drain, the 13-year old Dalmatian was rescued this morning by his owner, Larry Thompson of Genoa in Wayne County.”
Charleston Daily Mail

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Therapy dogs help girls learn lessons of trust

“Each of the troubled girls saw a little of her own sad past in Brando, rescued two years ago from a puppy mill. The dark standard poodle had been kept with 30 other dogs. His hair was tangled and matted, he had infections in his eyes and ears, and he was malnourished. ‘When he got food, he would eat it as fast as he could because he didn’t know he would get fed again – just like me,’ one girl commented.”
Denver Post

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Dog lived in car engine for weeks

“There’s nothing like the growl of an engine on the open road. But if your car starts growling while it’s parked on the drive, you’re bound to be a bit surprised. As was Michelle Daley when she lifted the bonnet of her van and saw her dog, Charlie, who had been missing for two-and-a-half weeks.”
Metro.co.uk

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At Atlanta shelter, Vick jerseys are going to the dogs

“When the bright red jerseys with the bold No. 7 started arriving in the mail, staffers at the Atlanta Humane Society were a bit surprised. Today, however, about a dozen Atlanta Falcons football jerseys bearing the name and number of quarterback Michael Vick have been put to good use – as animal bedding or, even more likely, rags to scrub up the mess that dogs leave behind.”
USA Today