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paw: paw clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped.
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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat" ~ Warren Eckstein

Dog's Head Stuck in Wall: Rescued

An 8-month-old German shepherd named Rebel lived up to his name Monday afternoon after getting his head stuck inside an 18-inch-thick brick wall while his owner was away. The pup somehow squeezed his head through a retaining wall in his owner’s yard in Desert Hot Springs, but it was not certain what led him to poke through.

A friend of the dog's owner discovered the pup in distress, whimpering and crying for help. She tried to help the dog but was unable it to free. She then immediately called the animal control officers for help.

The animal services immediately checked the dog’s breathing to make sure his airways were not restricted, then began the rescue, pulling from one side of the wall and pushing from the other. The rescue lasted for 30 minutes, the team manage to rescue the dog without breaking down the wall and risking further injury to the animal.

Kroger Pet Food Recall: Toxin Alert

The Kroger Co. are recalling selected packages of pet food sold in some of its retail stores because the products may contain aflatoxin, which poses a health risk to pets. Aflatoxins are naturally occurring mycotoxins producted by many species of the Aspergillus family of fungus, and are considered as among the most carcinogenic substances known. Aflotoxins are a common cause of otomycosis, a fungal ear infection that can cause pain, temporary hearing loss, and, in severe cases, damage to the ear canal and tympanic membrane.

Consumer who purchased certain brands of cat food, kitten food and dog food from Kroger stores between Oct. 23-Dec. 18 are being asked to check the product code.

The recall involves certain bags of Pet Pride Cat Food, Pet Pride Kitten Food, Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food, Kroger Value Cat Food and Kroger Value Chunk Food. The company advises customers: if you bought a contaminated bag of pet food, stop using it immediately and return it to where you purchased it for refund or exchange. They also advise buyers who consumed affected products to monitor their pets for symptoms of illness, including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, yellowish tint to the eyes and/or gums, and severe or bloody diarrhea. If any of these symptoms appear, they recommend consulting your veterinarian immediately.

Family dog kills Infant

December 20, 2010 at Houston in Caruso Forest in Northwest Harris Country, A three months old baby was mauled and killed by her family's pet dog.

It happened Sunday afternoon when the mother left her daughter Janet in the swing while she had taken one of their dogs to the bathroom. While Alva is in the process of giving the dog a bath, she heard some barking from the room she had just left. Alva went into that room and didn't see a dog but found her only child on the floor, lifeless and bloodied. The infant's hands were mangled and head was crushed. They tried to revive her by bringing her to an area hospital but the baby didn't make it, she died an hour later.

The child's parents keep nine dogs including Rottweilers, Chows and large mixed-breeds that was kept in their backyard. Because of so many dogs, the authorities don't know exactly which of the animals was the dog that mauled the child. To determine which of the animals did that horrible deal, they took all of the animals to the Animal Control for further observation and investigation.

Pet franchises are on the move according to Franchise Direct report

The pet business is exploding. Experts estimate that pet owners will about $47 billion in their animals this year in America. Many businesses are reaping the rewards of this boom, a new report from Franchise Direct states.

Franchise Direct is one of the leading franchise opportunity websites on the internet. They have great expertise when it comes to examining the state of the franchise industry. They have published many exclusive studies on franchising, and their pet franchising report examines the Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs) of 17 different pet franchises, across seven different subcategories.

The industry owes its explosion in part to the fact our love for pets continues to grow. Consider America, where 62% of US households own at least one pet. Today, you’ll find a pet in 71.4 million American homes, which is an increase of over 20 million pets since 1998. In line with the rise in pet ownership is the growth of niche pet franchise markets. Pet owners now spend lavishly on expensive pet hotels, vet care and upscale pet products. But the best indicator of the strength of the pet industry is this: when then US economy went into recession in 2008, consumer spending on pets remained steady.

Pet franchises make up a diverse and growing industry. Businesses from pet supply retailers to dog-sitting franchises are all now franchised. In a developing industry like the pet industry, consumers rely upon established names, and so they regularly turn to franchises.

As for the pet franchise market, pet food continues to drive the pet economy. Yet, as pets live longer, owners are also investing more on vet care, grooming, supplies and medicine. Pet franchises have been created to work with nearly every niche in the industry.

Many entrepreneurs choose to own a pet franchise with no previous experience working in the pet industry. While anyone can be successful with a pet franchise, we find that people who love animals especially love this field. Their passion for pets drives them to better things both in life, and ultimately, in business. As the Franchise Direct pet franchise report outlines, pet franchises are in a robust state and primed for expansion.

About Franchise Direct: Franchise Direct ( is one of the world's leading portals for franchise and business opportunities. Started as a single website for the promotion of franchises in the US market in 1998, Franchise Direct now operates a suite of six multilingual sites targeting North America and Europe.

Great Dane Snatches Infant and Ran

OMG! Recently, A 3-year-old and 170-pound Great Dane named Zack from California snatches a six month old baby (Jasmine Magluyan) from her mother's arms and dropped it off in the ground after running 100 feet.

The attack happened about 2:30 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of Laurel Lane, when the mother visited a neighbor and was talking on the front porch with her daughter on her shoulder when the huge dog rushed out the door, grabbed the child and ran off.

The animal ran approximately 100 feet with the baby hanging from her right side before dropping her in the street. Jasmine's mother together with it's neighbor ran to chased the dog.

After the incident, the baby was airlifted to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center where she was listed in guarded condition. She underwent treatment for broken ribs, a perforated liver, a collapsed lung, a broken clavicle and a multiple puncture wounds to her back.

Police said the Great Dane is a licensed dog and has had his shots. Therefore, Zack has been quarantined for 10 days at the Inland Valley Humane Society while officers investigate, and may be euthanized if it is declared dangerous. If the owners chose not to voluntarily put down the dog, a hearing would have been scheduled within the next few weeks. Today, even though the dog has had no history of aggressive behavior, his owners have decided to have the 3 year old great dane put down.

Jasmine was in stable condition today.

Tortured Dog, Accused Denies Charges

Despite of being mistreat by it's owner, Lacey a seven pound mixed-terrier dog received an overwhelming donations from as far as the UK and Australia. The money will be used for Lacey's surgery and medication. The said dog was discovered tied to a tree in the yard. A veterinarian says the little dog was hit repeatedly in the mouth with a golf club, sprayed in the eyes and ears with bleach, and left untreated for up to four days.

Robert Gonzales, the dog's owner was accused of beating and burning his own dog. was arrested by the Bakersfield Police on three charges one for alleged animal abuse of a seven pound mixed terrier, two for felony charges for the possession of a controlled substance and three for the possession of a prohibited weapon and might face 18 months to three years behind bars if convicted. In an interview, the suspect denies the allegations and called those "false allegations" and asserted that he is being described as "a person that I am not." He said the dog, Lacey, was accidentally injured when she tipped over a bucket of bleach in his garage on Nov. 29. He also says that he never hit his dog and added that the accusations came from his next door neighbors, who happen to be the parents of his ex-girlfriend. A relationship, he says where there are a lot of unsettled issues, finger pointing and lies.

In the current case, the dog was taken to Coffee Road Animal Hospital for surgery on her left eye, which had ruptured, and her right ear, which had been burned. Kern County Animal Control has found a rescue home to care for Lacey, which will be her foster home. Lacey is slowly recovering and will undergo more surgeries ahead.

Cat lost because of Katrina, Found

Five years after one hot, muggy, post-Katrina, a gray and white cat has been reunited with its family in Mississippi. A seven-year-old Russian blue and tabby cat has found his way back to his loved ones after Hurricane Katrina separated them. Scrub was about two years old when he disappeared, he got away because they had taken to leaving the doors and windows open because it was hot and there was no electricity after the hurricane. Scrub started going outside but one day didn't come back.

Jennifer Noble Scrub's owner, received a message from Humane Society of South Mississippi. She thought that the shelter had the wrong cat as she listened last week to a message left on her husband’s office answering machine.

The Humane Society of South Mississippi says Scrub was identified by an implanted microchip. It's the power of microchipping that made the cat return, there is no other way that cat would have found its family. A microchip is literally a computer chip the size of a grain of rice, designed to be safely kept under an animal’s skin. Each chip has a unique ID number on it, and is easily injected between the pet’s shoulder blades.

The cat has returned with good health, only a few scars and a slightly feral side. He still has his moments where he gets a little jumpy, but not as docile as he used to be. He also got a little bit of wild in him. After Scrub settled in with the family a bit, Noble said she knew for sure it was the same cat.

Terrier Attack: Causes plane to divert

It was a terrier, not a terrorist, that caused a US Airways flight to be diverted Monday morning to Pittsburgh. A spokesman for US Airways has confirmed that a dog got loose on board a plane, and the captain decided to divert to Pittsburgh.

Mandy, a 12-pound Manchester terrier, burst from her carrier in the passenger’s compartment when sedatives began wearing off. The 89-year-old owner of the dog had sedated the animal before the flight that made Mandy became agitated. The owner brought the dog out from under her seat to try to calm her down. When a passenger whose seating next to them tried to calm her, she bit it and broke out of her cage. One of the planes attendant tried to grab Mandy down but was bitten instead.

Though the injuries were minor, it prompted the pilot to divert the Newark-to-Phoenix flight to Pittsburgh as a precaution to make sure everything was okay and also to treat those who are injured. After being treated they then got back on the plane to continue their journey. However, separate transportation was arranged for Mandy and it's owner.

Now, is it time for airlines to add a "beware of dog" warning to their flight safety instructions? What do you think?

Gothic kitten groomer wants to reopen shop

Remember the woman who attempt to sell pierced cat on line? The Sweet Valley woman who was convicted of animal cruelty and sentenced to six months of house arrest. This past week Crawford asked Judge Tina Polachek Gartley if she could reopen her grooming shop called Pawside Parlor, which has been closed since April, part of the sentence handed down by Luzerne County Judge Tina Polachek Gartley after a jury found Ms. Crawford's practice of piercing kittens' ears and necks and docking their tails constituted animal cruelty.

Ms. Crawford filed a petition in October to relax her probation, saying she has struggled to find work since her conviction and that reopening her business would allow her to support her family, pay court costs and serve as a role model for her daughter. On the other hand, she has been worrying about restarting her animal-grooming business though a lot of her customers don't want to take their animals anywhere else.

Prosecutors did not oppose Crawford's request, since she has met the requirements of her probation and left it to the judge's discretion.

Leona Lewis: Attacked by evil cat

Europe's Sexiest Vegetarian in 2009 and PETA's Person Of The Year for 2008, Leona Lewis described the feline as "evil". While promoting her Labyrinth tour, Leona told in an interview that she was frightened by a cat. The feline jumped on her and started viciously scratching her legs because she doesn't know what to do, she got up and shook her leg. The animal then refused to let go and dug its claws in deeper when she tried to shake it off. “It was an evil cat. I don't like evil cats,” Leona added.

Despite of the incident, the pop star is known to be a huge animal lover. She is a public supporter of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), a vegetarian and a committed campaigner for several animal charities and devotes a lot of her time and energy to the WSPA - World Society for the Protection of Animals.

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