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  • Directive bans use of gas chambers in N.C.

    from ohmidog!

    Sunday December 14th, 2014 at 05:47 AM

    A simple directive has accomplished what North Carolinas legislature, despite repeated efforts, couldnt and, as of the middle of February 2015, animal shelters in the state will be all but banned from killing unwanted dogs and cats in gas chambers. For those who waged battles to do way with gas chambers in their home []
  • A note to readers of ohmidog!

    from ohmidog!

    Friday December 12th, 2014 at 05:12 AM

    Some regular readers may have noticed that ohmidog! after eight years of trying to stay on top of whats transpiring in the world of dogs has become a little less daily of late. Expect that trend to continue in the weeks ahead. Im scheduled for heart bypass surgery next week, followed by a recovery []
  • Woman used — and abused — her dog to score painkillers for herself

    from ohmidog!

    Thursday December 11th, 2014 at 07:06 AM

    A Kentucky woman has admitted to police that she injured her dog repeatedly to feed her own addiction to painkillers. Police arrested Heather Pereira, of Elizabethtown, during a visit to her veterinarians office and charged her with three counts of animal torture and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. She was being held this week []
  • Despicable Santa: A Santa in Mission Viejo turns away autistic girl and service dog

    from ohmidog!

    Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    A Southern California shopping mall has apologized to the family of a young girl with autism after she and her service dog were turned away by a Santa who was either allergic to the dog, afraid of the dog, or just a most unjolly sort. The Santa on duty during the incident at The Shops []
  • Woof in Advertising: “Henry! Bad boy!”

    from ohmidog!

    Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 at 04:06 AM

    Everyone loves their Nest Dropcam, reads the tagline of this ad. Except this dog. And can you blame him? Not only can Henry bespied upon by the spiffy little wifi camera, but his owners be they at work, out on the town or away on vacation can also verbally reprimand him if they []
  • Should you lease your next dog?

    from ohmidog!

    Monday December 1st, 2014 at 04:00 AM

    Anthony and Françoise Claessens thought they were buying a dog. They took the little bichon frise home, named it Tresor II (after their recently deceased bichon) and only later in the day got around to taking a closer look at the paperwork from the pet store. The contract theyd signed called for 27 monthly payments []
  • Ecuadorian stray becomes global celebrity after bonding with adventure racing team

    from ohmidog!

    Tuesday November 25th, 2014 at 07:19 AM

    That Ecuadorian street dog who befriended a Swedish adventure racing team after they tossed him a meatball is an official resident of Sweden now. Arthur, as the team named him, followed the extreme racers for the last 50 or so miles of the 430-mile race slogging through mud, traipsing through jungle growth, climbing up []
  • German photographer drawing flak for her “flying” dogs photos

    from ohmidog!

    Monday November 24th, 2014 at 05:06 AM

    A German photographer is taking some heat at least on the Internet for a series of photos capturing dogs in mid-air. Dogs used in the photo shoot didnt plummet too far, apparently only a couple of feet or so, after being dropped by their (off camera) owners onto a mattress. Berlin-based photographer Julia []
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