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Cleveland police rushed to a home in the eastern part of the city to save a dog hanging by its collar over a second-story railing Wednesday, a local FOX affiliate reported.

“He is dying! he is choking! The dog is dying!” a woman who lives on the first floor and saw the dog dangling over the side told 911, according to FOX 8 in Cleveland.

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The owners had apparently left the dog leashed on the balcony and the dog jumped over the railing.

Patrol Officer Michael Phelps, who helped rescue the dog, told the news station the pet was “clawing for its life.”

The body camera footage obtained by the news station shows one officer (reportedly Phelps) jump on the porch and lift the dog up to allow him to breathe, and with the help of several other officers, get him safely down.

The dog was able to walk away on his own and was not injured, FOX 8 reported.

The Animal Protective League is reportedly investigating the incident and the owners plan to surrender the dog and another one they own.

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“I would so love to adopt him. I mean, I can always add another member to my family,” Phelps told the station.

Source: Fox News National

A 12-week-old puppy was rescued after an owl carried her away and dropped her on a golf course in Arizona on Friday, according to a rescue organization.

The puppy Latte suffered puncture wounds from the owl’s talons. The wounds were visible in the dog’s skull, Foothills Animal Rescue said in a release. She is now recovering.

Bonnie Ziegler, a foster mom, had left Latte and three other puppies out for a supervised potty break Friday morning at her home in north Scottsdale, but only three dogs returned, the rescue said. Latte, the fourth puppy, could not be found.

“I didn’t hear a sound and the other puppies didn’t bark. It was as if she just vanished,” Ziegler said, according to the rescue. “We immediately started searching and soon our neighbors joined in. We posted a notice on Next Door (a neighborhood social network app) in the hopes someone might find her.”

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Nearly 12 hours after Latte’s disappearance, golfers at Troon Golf Club found the injured puppy dehydrated and weak under a tree near the 16th hole, the release said.

Ziegler was then contacted by a neighbor who saw the information on Next Door and alerted the foster mom.

Latte did not suffer any broken bones and is good spirits, the rescue said. She is expected to remain in foster care for a few more weeks. She may already have an adopter, but the rescue will make formal announcement if she needs a home.

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The puppy’s veterinary costs amount to about $4,500, and the rescue is seeking the public’s help to cover it.

The rescue is a non-profit organization and cage-free shelter that provides a temporary safe haven for homeless dogs and cats.

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Don’t have a cow, man – unless it’s at Petco.

A man and woman from Texas couldn’t help but laugh as they recently walked their leashed steer into a Houston-area Petco to really see if “all leashed pets are welcome” at the store.

To Shelly Lumpkin and Oliver Browning’s surprise, the African Watusi was welcomed “with open arms,” Browning wrote on his Facebook page on Monday. “The staff members here are always super friendly and courteous to us. We really enjoy coming to this location…our favorite Petco BY FAR!!”

The post has since earned more than 400,000 views.

Oliver is owned and trained by Browning for rodeos and other shows, and although it’s not clear exactly how much he weighs, African Watusi bulls can reach 1,600 pounds, according to the Livestock Conservancy.

Oliver has his own Facebook page, which is updated regularly.

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Florida lawmakers hoping to discourage people from keeping dogs tied up or abandoned during natural or manmade disasters cleared a bill on Monday that would jail or fine those who abandon man’s best friend.

The bill, which was filed on March 1, would make it a criminal act to leave pets chained up during such events — specifically by making it a first-degree misdemeanor.

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“We’ve seen these three hurricanes and seen numerous dogs left tethered to different things,” Republican Sen. Joe Gruters, who sponsored the bill, said during a committee hearing on Monday, according to the News Service of Florida. “We want to give dogs a fighting chance.”

A measure was approved 5-0 by the Senate Agriculture Committee on Monday.

Local counties reportedly already have laws in place to stop dog owners from leaving their pets restrained during storms, but that doesn’t seem to have stopped some Florida locals.

When Hurricane Irma hit Florida in 2017, roughly 40 dogs who were left tied up during the storm — which at one point was classified as a Category 5 — were rescued by Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control.

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"Absolutely unacceptable. People need to be responsible pet owners in this community," Dave Aronberg, state attorney for Palm Beach County, said at the time. "There is no excuse for leaving your pet behind to die. We are going to hold accountable those who we can prove left their dogs behind in the storm."

Under the bill, those who leave their pets unattended or restrained during a disaster would face up to a year in jail or a fine up to $5,000.

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A Wisconsin man was arrested for allegedly throwing away eight puppies in a garbage bag.

Robert Wild, 56, was taken into custody after the Marshfield Police Department found the newborn pups in a trashcan on Feb. 28, the department wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

Robert Wild, 56, was taken into custody after he allegedly admitted to "discarding the puppies," police said. 

Robert Wild, 56, was taken into custody after he allegedly admitted to "discarding the puppies," police said.  (Marshfield Police Department)

Authorities received a call about "the sound of kittens coming from a garbage can." But when investigators arrived at the scene, they discovered that "the sound was coming from 8 newborn puppies which had been discarded in a garbage bag and trash can."

The puppies were rescued and transported to the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter. Police said that Wild admitted to "discarding the puppies."

The animals "are safe and in foster care," but will not be up for adoption until they "grow up big and strong first," the shelter said.

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Police wrote that the department requested the Wood County District Attorney’s Office file misdemeanor charges for the mistreatment and abandonment of animals against Wild.

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Duke the four-term ceremonial dog mayor of a Minnesota town, went to "doggy heaven" this week, his owner confirmed on Facebook.

The Great Pyrenees was 13 years old when he died Thursday. He made national news for being elected the dog mayor of Cormorant Village, Minn., several years ago, during the annual "Cormarant Daze" festivals, a report said.

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Karen Nelson, his "adopted" mother, posted photos of Duke after the dog passed.

"Our beloved mayor Duke went to doggie heaven today. He will be greatly missed," Nelson wrote on Facebook. "We will have a memorial for him in (M)arch or April at the Cormorant town hall. Thanks to all who express their condolences it means a lot of hard times like this."

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Duke was elected to the mayor’s seat of Cormorant Township four times since 2014, acting as the village’s ambassador to the public, North Dakota-Minnesota radio station KFGO reported. Cormorant Village is about 40 miles east of Fargo, N.D.

He "retired" last year due to failing health, the report said.

Source: Fox News National


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