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Couple Likely Gave Monkeypox to Their Dog

WHO's Rosamund Lewis says it's first apparent case of human-to-animal transmission

(Newser) - What appears to be the first known human-to-pet transmission of monkeypox has surfaced in France. A nonexclusive, cohabiting couple developed symptoms of the virus, which has been appearing mostly in men who have sex with other men, a few days after sleeping with other partners, reports CBS News . Twelve days...

Man Accused of Stealing Lady Gaga's Dogs Arrested, Again

James Howard Jackson, 19, was mistakenly released from custody in April

(Newser) - Update: The man charged with stealing Lady Gaga's dogs and shooting her dog walker has been recaptured after he was accidentally released from custody in April. Authorities blamed a clerical error for the release of James Howard Jackson while awaiting trial. He was re-arrested Wednesday, the AP reports. Our ...

Good Boy! Dog Leads Rescuers to Stranded Man

Authorities said Saul the border collie acted in 'true Lassie fashion'

(Newser) - A border collie in California was treated to a fine dinner and extra beef jerky after helping a search and rescue team locate his owner—a hiker who took a very hard fall in Tahoe National Forest last Wednesday. According to KCRA, the 53-year-man tumbled 70 feet off a ridge,...

A Yelp, Then a Surprise Find: 'Oh My God, It's Lilah!'

State trooper rescues missing golden retriever from rural drainage pipe in upstate NY

(Newser) - A missing golden retriever named Lilah, discovered deep inside a culvert pipe in upstate New York, couldn't be lured out by her owner with peanut butter dog treats or cheese. In the end, State Trooper Jimmy Rasaphone decided to crawl about 15 feet into the pipe under a rural...

A Bloodhound Wins Westminster for First Time

Trumpet is crowned top dog

(Newser) - A bloodhound named Trumpet won the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Wednesday night, beating a French bulldog, a German shepherd, a Maltese, an English setter, a Samoyed, and a Lakeland terrier to take the trophy. The 4-year-old became the first bloodhound to win Westminster. Winston, a French bulldog co-owned...

Researchers: Dogs Can Detect COVID Better Than Some Tests
Scientists Find Much Cuter
Way to Sniff Out COVID
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Scientists Find Much Cuter Way to Sniff Out COVID

Canines trained to smell for virus correctly IDed 97% of positive cases, 100% of asymptomatic ones

(Newser) - Suspect you have COVID but don't feel up to dragging yourself out to an urgent care for testing? Sometime in the future, you may be able to simply call your dog over. At least, that's what researchers are hoping after they found that dogs trained to sniff out...

After Girl, 7, Mauled to Death by Dog, 4 Family Members Charged

Olivia Floyd died after Rottweiler attacked her in Va.; grandparents charged with murder

(Newser) - A family tragedy around the horrific death of a 7-year-old Virginia girl has been compounded by the arrests of her grandparents and parents. Earlier this year, WHSV reported on a dog attack in Augusta County, Va., in which Olivia Grace Floyd was killed. Police who arrived at a Waynesboro residence...

Woman With Dementia Saved by 4-Legged Hero

Sherry Noppe's dog, who never left her side after she got lost in woods, barked till they were found

(Newser) - Texas' Sherry Noppe, recently diagnosed with dementia, disappeared after taking her dog for a walk on May 3 in the Houston suburb of Katy. Thankfully, the 63-year-old was reunited with family just in time for Mother's Day after said black Labrador "saved her life," daughter Courtney Noppe...

Meet Patron, Ukraine's Latest War Hero

President Zelensky awards Jack Russell terrier a medal for his mine-sniffing work

(Newser) - A very special awards ceremony was held over the weekend in Kyiv to honor the nation's newest hero amid the Russian invasion: a 2 1/2-year-old dog named Patron, reports the BBC . A medal was bestowed upon the Jack Russell terrier at a Sunday news conference by none other than...

Bystander Reported a Wolf Pack. The Reality Was 'More Hilarious'
Bystander Reported
a Wolf Pack. The Reality
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Bystander Reported a Wolf Pack. The Reality Was 'More Hilarious'

Park County Sheriff's Office says 'pack' was actually a bunch of escaped Saint Bernards

(Newser) - People tend to see what they want to see. For one particular person along a Colorado roadway, what they apparently wanted to see was a pack of wolves, but what they actually spotted in the wild was something else entirely. A video emerged earlier this week titled "Pack of...

Yorkie Stolen 11 Years Ago Reunited With Owner

Rex, found wandering streets of Stoughton, Mass., is now back home with his long-lost family

(Newser) - It was a joyful, if unlikely, meeting Wednesday in Stoughton, Mass., as a woman from the Boston suburb of Quincy was reunited with the Yorkshire terrier that had been stolen outside of her home 11 years ago. Boston 25 notes that Rex, who used to live with his owner, Marzena...

Dogs' Breed Affects Personality Less Than You Think

Researchers find a relatively low correlation

(Newser) - New research makes the case that every pup is truly an individual. Many of the popular stereotypes about the behavior of golden retrievers, poodles or schnauzers, for example, are not supported by science, according to the study published Thursday in Science . “There is a huge amount of behavioral variation...

World's Oldest Living Dog Has a Familiar Name

Chihuahua TobyKeith was verified as 21 years, 66 days old on March 16, a Guinness record

(Newser) - This TobyKeith drinks out of a bowl, not a red Solo cup, but he's now drawing as much attention as the country music star he was apparently named after. The Florida chihuahua has just made his way into Guinness World Records as the oldest living dog, confirmed on March...

'Life-Changer' Program Frees Inmates to Train Shelter Dogs

Canine CellMates' Beyond the Bars pretrial diversion program underway in Atlanta

(Newser) - A dog's love can change lives, as Susan Jacobs-Meadows, founder of Canine CellMates, well knows. Since 2013, the nonprofit has boosted spirits by placing shelter dogs inside the cells of some 400 male inmates at Atlanta's Fulton County Jail, who agree to train them for adoption , Today reports....

Charity on Dogs in Ukraine Shelter: 'They Died a Terrible Death'

UAnimals says more than 300 dogs perished at Borodyanka site after no food, water for a month

(Newser) - As the world recoils at the images of death emerging out of Bucha, Ukraine, Ukrainian officials fear civilian massacres in Borodyanka might be even worse. An animal rights group now announces another apparent horror in the settlement northwest of Kyiv: hundreds of dogs found dead in a shelter, neglected since...

10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in US
10 Most Popular
Dog Breeds in US

10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in US

Labs are still king, but poodles are gaining

(Newser) - Labrador retrievers are still tugging hardest on US dog lovers' heartstrings, but poodles just strutted back into the American Kennel Club's top five most popular dog breeds for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, per the AP . The club's annual popularity rankings came out Tuesday, drawn from...

Suit: First She Threw His Phone, Keys Off Balcony. Next, His Dog

Florida man sues ex-girlfriend, accusing her of fatally hurling his pug Bucky 7 floors down

(Newser) - A Florida man is suing a woman he had been seeing after he alleges she hurled his pug off a seventh-floor balcony, killing it. In a Monday news conference , Eric Adeson explained that he and Shelley Nicole Vaughn, 46, lived in the same Clearwater apartment building, had dated off and...

Smelling Your Dog's Poop Could Net You Big Bucks

Plant-based dog food firm Omni is offering more than $6K for someone to do just that for 2 months

(Newser) - One lucky dog owner will soon have the chance to earn an easy $6,700, though "lucky" and "easy" may not be entirely accurate. UPI reports on a unique job plopportunity, courtesy of plant-based dog food manufacturer Omni, in which the selected human will be paid that chunk...

Her Dog Was Declared Dead 7 Years Ago. Then, a Call

Zoey was found wandering around a rural property in Calif., after being reported missing in 2010

(Newser) - It started earlier this month with a call about a stray dog, and ended with a "special weekend" 12 years in the making, per KCRA . NBC News reports that on Feb. 10, the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office received a call that a dog had been dropped off...

Biden Recalls Time He Put a Dead Dog on Republican's Doorstep

He shares anecdote from his days as a county councilman in Delaware

(Newser) - President Biden's critics are having a field day with a weird anecdote he shared at the National Association of Counties 2022 Legislative Conference earlier this week. The president, looking back to his days as a county councilman in Delaware in the early 1970s, told the Washington conference Tuesday that...

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