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Android App 'Dog Wars' Infected with Trojan


A dog-fighting simulator available for Android smartphones has recently been infected with a Trojan — one designed to shames users by sending messages to their phone contacts. READ MORE

Aug 31, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Animal-Assistance Reading Programs 'Buck' Illiteracy


Do you remember your first day of school? It was the beginning of a larger world, fraught with excitement and fear. And whether you easily made new friends or were good at schoolwork (or both), it was still an overwhelming experience. READ MORE

Aug 16, 2011 / 0 comments

 

British Lawmakers Back Ban on Wild Animals in Circuses


LONDON - British lawmakers agreed Thursday to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, in a non-binding decision that will nevertheless embarrass ministers who insist there are legal obstacles to such a move. READ MORE

Jun 24, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Lost Dog Found: Dane Cook Takes to Twitter to Get Beast Back


Comedian Dane Cook took to Twitter Saturday night with a call for help -- a plea to help find his dog Beast on the streets of West Hollywood. READ MORE

Jun 14, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Leona Helmsley's Millionaire Dog Dies


NEW YORK - "Trouble," the pooch who inherited $12 million from hotel mogul Leona Helmsley, has died, heading to the hunting grounds in the sky and leaving a trail of money and legal disputes behind. READ MORE

Jun 09, 2011 / 0 comments

 

New Zealand's Most Famous Sheep Dies


WELLINGTON - New Zealand's most famous sheep, a merino named Shrek that became a celebrity when he was found in 2004 after six years on the loose, has died at a South Island farm, his owner said Tuesday. READ MORE

Jun 07, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Dog, Bless you: U.S. Church Exalts Man's Best Friend


WASHINGTON - Under a hot sun and clear spring skies, Teddy and Logan joined Yoko and Bentley and a few dozen like them on the steps of an 80-year-old church in Washington, and cocked an ear. READ MORE

May 23, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Terrier Uggy Scoops Cannes Award for Top-dog Role


CANNES, France - A wily terrier called Uggy who gives a stunning silent film performance in Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" scooped Cannes' unofficial canine award, the Palm Dog, on Friday. READ MORE

May 20, 2011 / 0 comments

 

World's Oldest Panda, 34, Dies in China


BEIJING - Ming Ming, the world's oldest panda, has died of old age, Chinese state media reported Tuesday. She was 34. READ MORE

May 17, 2011 / 0 comments

 

One-Dog Policy Takes Effect in Shanghai


SHANGHAI - Shanghai dog owners rushed to license their pets over the weekend as the city imposed a new one-dog policy in response to the growing popularity of man's best friend, state media said Monday. READ MORE

May 17, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Dog's Dinner as Table Manners Desert New Belgium Bar


BRUSSELS - Marshall ordered an ice-cream but left in a huff before the waiter dished it up, Smile woofed down the chicken but showed no appetite for the wholesome carrots and apple left on his plate. READ MORE

May 16, 2011 / 0 comments

 

PETA Fights 'Dog Wars' with Their Own App


In an attempt to counter an Android app released by Kage Games which pits dogs to fight against each other, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched their own app. READ MORE

May 09, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Celebrity New York Hawk Dashes Chick Hopes


NEW YORK - One of New York's most closely watched celebrities -- a red-tailed hawk nesting on a Manhattan high rise -- has dashed hopes that three eggs she's been tending will hatch. READ MORE

May 04, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Australian Military Dog Awarded Rare Bravery Medal


CANBERRA - A bomb detection dog that spent a year lost in Afghanistan's Taliban heartland Tuesday became only the second Australian military animal to receive the country's most prestigious animal bravery award. READ MORE

Apr 05, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Eagle Webcam Becomes Internet Sensation


WASHINGTON - Cameras installed high in a tree in Iowa have made an internet sensation of a family of bald eagles, whose nest is streamed online live day and night. READ MORE

Apr 05, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Go Daddy Founder Under Fire for Killing Elephant


SAN FRANCISCO - The founder of website domain hosting firm Go Daddy was under fire on Thursday for an online video showing him proudly killing an elephant in Zimbabwe. READ MORE

Apr 01, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Birds Bring Purpose in Tough S. African Prison


CAPE TOWN - Bursts of birdsong cut sweetly across the harsh prison noises as heavily tattooed, gold-toothed murderer Bernard Mitchell nuzzles the five-week old parrot with motherly kisses. READ MORE

Mar 31, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Katy Perry Kissed a Cat and She Liked It


In a recent interview with More! magazine, singer-songwriter Katy Perry said that she is "obsessed with cats," and is taking on the lofty goal of making it cool and chic to be a "cat lady." READ MORE

Mar 25, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Robert Pattinson Adopts Puppy, Earns Even More Cute Points from Fans


Yep, it's finally happened. Robert Pattinson -- Twilight star and hearthrob to tweens and "cool moms" aplenty -- has finally gotten himself a dog; a puppy to be exact. READ MORE

Mar 24, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Mariah Carey's Dogs to See a Shrink


In preparation for the arrival of her twin babies, Mariah Carey has hired a psychiatrist to help her dogs. READ MORE

Mar 15, 2011 / 0 comments

 
 
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