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PET & ANIMAL HEALTH

What Dog Owners Still Don’t Get About Leash Laws

Pet Dog Rescued From Frozen River by New York Firefighters After It Chased Geese Onto Ice NEWSWEEK – A pet dog had to be rescued from a frozen river in Plainville, New York, after it chasing geese out onto the ice and getting stuck. Images taken at the scene of the rescue on Thursday (January 13) and posted by Plainville Fire Department to Facebook showed the small dog, reportedly a Shih Tzu, standing out in the...

Ban Pit Bulls? Wisconsin Mom Dies After Family Dog Rips Her Arms Off

Heather Pingel holds her cousin's baby. (Courtesy of Shannon Pingel)

Men Charged In Prohibited Acts With Dogs

MILTON, Fla. (WKRG) — A Milton man is charged with battery, aggravated assault, and criminal mischief. John Miller, 33, was caught “humping” a dog when the owner confronted him. The complainant said Miller destroyed items in the house and the garage door. He said Miller also grabbed a knife threatening to kill him. Miller is in the Santa Rosa County Jail with a $7,000 bond ... READ MORE.  Alabama man accused of sex with 2 dogs, killing...

Burmese Pythons Beware, Ron DeSantis Is Coming for You

On November 9, the Palm Beach Post reported the first "credible" sightings of Burmese pythons in Florida's Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

Fauci Allegedly Backed Cruel Experiments, Torture on Puppies

HEADLINE USA – COVID czar Anthony Fauci is facing pressure for answers after it was discovered that the the National Institutes of Health may have funded research involving the cruel treatment of several dogs, the New York Post reported. This information was uncovered by a bipartisan watchdog group called the White Coat Waste Project via a Freedom of Information Act request. White Coat Waste found that the U.S. government had granted money to a Tunisian laboratory...

Pet-Store Puppies Carry Drug-Resistant Infection

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – According to a study, strains of drug-resistant Campylobacter jejuni have been circulating since at least 2011 and are associated with illness among pet store customers, employees, and others who come into contact with pet store puppies. The study was published in JAMA Network Open and led by Louise K. Francois Watkins, MD, MPH, a researcher with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC, Campylobacter causes an estimated 1.5...

Vaccine Offers Pig Farms Defense Against African Swine Fever Virus

USDA research highlights a new vaccine candidate that has been shown to prevent and effectively protect both European and Asia bred swine against the current circulating Asian strain of the virus.

Fauci’s Monkey Experiment Did Not Work Out As Planned

"By the end of March, the scientists at [the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases] were experimenting with monkeys and reviewing early data from humans showing that booster shots provided a rapid increase in protective antibodies — even against dangerous variants."

Urgent Action Needed To Keep Chinese Swine Virus Out Of America

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Since the current African Swine Fever (ASF) panzootic began in the Liaoning province of China in 2018, the United States and Canada have kept the pig virus out of North America. But, in July, USDA’s Foreign Animal Disease Diagnosis Laboratory confirmed ASF in pigs from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean region, only 700 miles from the United States. There’s never been any finding of ASF in the United States...

Invasive Species Threaten Environmental, Human Health

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS – Here I am again, flying to another adventure. The first leg of this trip will be to the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area. The air rifle company Gamo has initiated a little expedition here, and it is centered around invasive species in this area, namely the green iguana. Iguanas, Larry? Really? You are going to be hunting iguanas? Well, yes, but hear me out. In case you don't know, southern Florida has become...

FDA Warns Firm After Hundreds Of Dogs Died

FOOD SAFETY NEWS As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company has been given months to years to correct problems. The FDA frequently redacts parts of warning...

Pet Hedgehogs Keep Making Kids Sick

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a cluster of 17 Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to pet hedgehogs. The cluster was detected in July 2020 by PulseNet, the national molecular subtyping network for enteric disease surveillance. The isolates were closely related genetically to each other by whole genome sequencing (WGS) analysis and related to isolates from two previous outbreaks of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to pet hedgehogs. There were 49...

Florida Man Needs 3 Days To Get Iguana Out Of Toilet

Dressed in protective clothing and gloves and with encouragement from his family, a Florida man made multiple attempts to fish an iguana out of his toilet, but it kept swimming back down.

Florida Man Attacked In Boat By Alligator

Newsweek – A Florida hunter has recalled the moment a large alligator leapt out of the water and almost claimed his arm, in what he thinks was an attempt to defend itself. Carsten Kieffer, a firefighter, was hunting alligators with friends at Lake Jesup in Florida in August 2020 when the incident occurred. Spotting one, Kieffer and his companions managed to hook onto an alligator in order to catch it. However, the father-of-two said the animal managed...
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