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PET & ANIMAL HEALTH

Man bitten by gator he mistook for dog

NORTH PORT, FL — A 49-year-old man was bitten by an alligator in North Port early Tuesday morning after mistaking the reptile for a dog, authorities said. Around 12:30 a.m., deputies were called to the Warm Mineral Springs Motel, 12597 S. Tamiami Trail, regarding "an animal problem," Douglas Johnson, creative communications specialist with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, wrote in an email to Patch. Deputy Jeffrey Mendez was already at the scene for a separate call...

One dead in 38-state backyard poultry outbreak

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – An outbreak of Salmonella infections traced to backyard poultry flocks has sickened 219 people, resulting in 27 hospitalizations and one death, according to an update from the CDC. Of those sick, one-fourth are children younger than 5 years old. Epidemiologic data show that contact with backyard poultry is making people sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The outbreak has been detected in 38 states and the CDC’s investigation...

A Possum Walks Into A Bar ….

An Alaskan living in New York City has become somewhat internet famous for wrangling a possum out of a local bar. Yeah. That’s right. An Alaskan versus a possum. And it was caught on video.

Yellowstone Tourist Gored To Death By Bison

WHAT'S UP TODAY – A 25-year-old woman was gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park on Monday morning, officials said. A bison was walking near a boardwalk at Black Sand Basin, just north of the Old Faithful geyser, when a tourist approached it, coming within 10 feet. The wild animal then gored the woman and tossed her 10 feet into the air, according to a press release from the National Park Service. The unnamed woman,...

Growing up with a dog might protect against Crohn’s disease

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY – A recent study suggests that having a pet dog or a larger family in early life may protect against Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers observed that individuals who owned a dog as a child were less likely in later life to have increased gut permeability, which is an early indicator of Crohn’s disease. The study also reports that owning a dog and having a larger family size were...

Bald Eagles, Wild Horses Suffer Mass Die-Offs

By JOSH FUNK Associated Press | May 5, 2022, 4:12 PM AP, OMAHA, Neb. -- Bird flu is killing an alarming number of bald eagles and other wild birds, with many sick birds arriving at rehabilitation centers unsteady on their talons and unable to fly. “It’s quite a sight to see an eagle with a six-foot wingspan having uncontrollable seizures because of highly pathogenic avian influenza,” said Victoria Hall, executive director of the University of Minnesota's...

Martha Stewart’s Killer Dogs [RIP Princess Peony]

PAGE SIX – Martha Stewart was in mourning after her four dogs tragically killed her “defenseless” cat, which they mistook for an intruder. “burying the beautiful and unusual Princess Peony,” the lifestyle guru wrote in a post to Instagram Sunday. “the four dogs mistook her for an interloper and killed her defenseless little self.” She added, “i will miss her very badly. RIP beauty.” Stewart, 80, included a photo of Princess Peony’s burial in which three men...

“Rattlesnake Roundup” Rattles Animal Rights Activists

Activists say that a huge rattlesnake roundup this weekend in Texas is barbaric.

Owning A Dog Could Be Key To Healthy Aging

Dog owners had a significantly reduced risk of becoming disabled compared to individuals who had never owned a dog.

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...
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