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Dog caught destroying book about, oops, canine training

This dog knows how to send a message.

The pet’s owner shared footage of the chaos he came home to one morning. While the mess would’ve been bad enough on its own, the dog apparently chose a very appropriate target.

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Apparently, Rev was upset about having to wait to go to the dog park. (Caters)

The video was uploaded to YouTube by the user Eldermisanthropy22, who claims that he came home to the torn-up book after leaving for school early that morning. According to him, his dog wasn’t happy about not being able to go to the dog park until later in the day.

Hilariously, the footage shows the dog standing over a shredded vikynem titled “Guide to a Well-Behaved Dog.”

The footage was captioned, “This is Rev. I had school early this morning, clearly he was mad about having to wait to go to the dog park. Don’t worry we went straight to the park to play and get some wiggles out.”

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Another dog was recently caught on camera, although it seems like his training is going much better.

A California resident caught his dog using his son’s training toilet in the middle of the night. The footage shows the animal properly using the small potty, although he does circle it a few times before doing the deed.

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According to the dog’s owner, he discovered that the training toilet had been used the following morning. Initially, he just assumed that his wife had forgotten to clean up after their son went to the bathroom.

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When he checked his cameras, however, he discovered something amazing.

According to him, “I got home from work at 5 am and noticed poop in my son’s training toilet and thought that’s weird how did my wife miss this? I checked the cameras and this is what I found.”

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The Daily Spike: A Canine Companion is born

Today is incredibly bittersweet. It’s my last day working at Fox News Channel in New York City. I’m moving to Berkeley, Calif., to live with my boyfriend, Chris, which is new and exciting. But I will dearly miss all my friends, who have become more like my family in my 20-plus years at Fox News.

A year and a half ago, some of my colleagues encouraged me to write this blog, and the response to it has been amazing. So first, thank you for reading. But it won’t be ending — I will continue to share updates on Spike, so please keep reading.

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But there’s more: This blog will start to follow a new Canine Companions for Independence service-dog-in-training!

My show’s anchor, Dana Perino, has been incredibly supportive of Spike and Canine Companions for Independence. As a token of their appreciation, Canine Companions gave her the honor of naming a  puppy. Did she pick Jasper? Or Perino? Or W? Or Greg Gutfeld? Nope.

She picked Tyrus, after our favorite Friday guest.

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As a token of their appreciation, Canine Companions gave Dana Perino the honor of naming a new service dog. (Canine Companions for Independence)

Tyrus is one of Spike’s biggest fans, and has done great work with Canine Companions, raising both awareness and money. Tyrus was there for me at the ceremony on the day Spike and I said goodbye, and I could not have had a better shoulder to cry on.

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And puppy Tyrus was born on Wednesday, Sept. 11. He’s a healthy lab puppy weighing about one pound. He also has three brothers and three sisters, and they are all beautiful. The puppies’ mom, Oceana, has been lovingly caring for her pups since delivery.

I will have the honor of raising puppy Tyrus for Canine Companions. Raising Spike in New York City had a lot of challenges: crowds, weather, subways, elevators, loud noises. Raising Tyrus in Berkeley will certainly have its own set of challenges.  But it won’t have 3 a.m. potty runs in the snow.

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You’ll be hearing a lot more about puppy Tyrus in the coming days. Stay tuned!

To learn more about Canine Companions for Independence, visit CCI.org.

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Long Island man who strangled neighbor’s pit bull faces animal cruelty charge

A Long Island man has been charged with animal cruelty in the choking death of Rex, a neighbor’s pet pit bull.

Toquoc Huynh appeared in front of a judge Thursday in a courtroom packed with pit bull lovers wearing t-shirts that said, “Justice for Rex,” according to reports.

“He choked him out, suffocated him and threw him to the ground,” Rex’s owner Dominic Primerano said of Huynh, according to WNBC-TV.

Huynh pleaded not guilty and said he choked Rex to get him to stop biting another neighbor’s golden doodle named Quincy.

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Rex with his owners Elana Greenfield and Dominic Primerano (Facebook)

Rex was killed in July in Hauppauge, L.I., after a scuffle with two unleashed dogs, Huynh’s Shih Tzu and the golden doodle, the station reported.

Huynh left the courtroom to taunts of “murderer” and “animal killer,” according to The New York Times.

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He had no comment for reporters, the paper reported.

Huynh told police in a written statement that he choked Rex to get him to stop biting the golden doodle, the paper reported.

“Rex stopped biting Quincy, but I kept choking Rex so he wouldn’t bite me and told the owner of Rex to get a leash,” Huynh wrote.

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Online petitions asking prosecutors to upgrade the charges against Huynh have received more than 330,000 signatures, the Times reported.

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More than 90 cats rescued from Tennessee home that operated as ‘cat sanctuary’

More than 90 cats have been rescued from a Tennessee home that had operated as a “cat sanctuary,” according to nonprofit Animal Rescue Corps.

The organization responded to a house in Morris Chapel, which is in West Tennesse, on Wednesday and found the cats, which officials said were seriously ill.

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Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) posted on its Facebook page on Wednesday writing that the home previously operated as a “cat sanctuary.”

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“The owner/operator asked for help after illness and unfortunate circumstances left them unable to provide the necessary care,” the post said.

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Fish from a tank were also removed from the home.

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Veterinarians were on scene examining the animals and providing any immediate treatment necessary. (Animal Rescue Corps/ Michael Britt)

Veterinarians were on scene examining the animals and providing any immediate treatment necessary.

The Facebook post said several cats are “suffering from respiratory and eye infections, parasites; as well as other medical conditions.”

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Animal Rescue Corps said several cats are “suffering from respiratory and eye infections, parasites; as well as other medical conditions.” (Animal Rescue Corps/ Michael Britt)

Two cats suffered from a broken leg and one need an emergency blood transfusion, ARC public information officer, Michael Cunningham, told Fox News, adding that the cat is now recovering.

All the animals have been surrendered and were brought to the nonprofit’s Rescue Operations Center in Lebanon, Tenn., which is about 30 miles east of Nashville.  Cunningham said the cats’ owner willingly gave up custody of the animals.

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Once the animals undergo medical treatments and get vaccinations they will be handed over to the organizations “placement parners,”which are rescue groups across the U.S., and then they will be put up for adoption, Cunningham said, adding that he expects that will happen within the next ten to 30 days.

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Miniature horses allowed to fly as service animals, Department of Transportation announces

Giddy up!

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that miniature horses are officially allowed to fly as service animals in all cabins of commercial planes, as part of a new set of guidelines strengthening protections for emotional support and psychiatric service cats, dogs and the tiny equines.

Last Thursday, the agency released its final statement of enforcement priorities for service animals, clarifying the federal government’s policies for what types of animals should always be allowed to travel with their owners.

In recent months, both public and professional organizations, including the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), have urged lawmakers to review the rules for service animal designations during air travel, to combat an alleged culture of “rampant abuse” of protocol. The AFA claimed that the matter was escalating into a “safety, health, and security issue” that was “negatively affecting all passengers.”

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Miniature horses are officially allowed to fly as service animals in all cabins of commercial planes, as part of a new set of guidelines strengthening protections for emotional support and psychiatric service cats, dogs and the tiny equines. (iStock)

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“After reviewing the comments on this issue, we believe that it would be in the public interest and within our discretionary authority to prioritize ensuring that the most commonly recognized service animals (i.e., dogs, cats, and miniature horses) are accepted for transport,” the department’s Aug. 8 update stated.

“We stated that while we will focus on ensuring the transport of dogs, cats and miniature horses, we may take enforcement action against carriers for failing to transport other service animals on a case-by-case basis,” it continued.

The announcement doesn’t bind airlines to fly all service miniature horses by law, but does allude to penalties if carriers violate the new rule, CBS reports.

Domestic airlines were given 30 days to review the mandate and revise company rules to better accommodate for service canines, felines and mini equines.

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The announcement doesn’t bind airlines to fly all service miniature horses by law, but does allude to penalties if carriers violate the new rule, CBS reports. (iStock)

“Airlines will not be subject to enforcement action if they continue to deny transport to snakes, other reptiles, ferrets, rodents, and spiders; however, airlines will remain subject to potential enforcement action if they categorically refuse to transport other animals or species of animals,” it continued.

In addition, the policy explained that passengers are allowed to bring up to three animals on a flight, but only one of the transported pets can be an emotional support animal, as per the document.

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According to the American Miniature Horse Association, the animals often stand between 2 and 3 feet tall and weigh between 150 and 250 pounds, with an average life span of at least 30 years.

The Department of Transportation’s new ruling rejects Delta Air Line’s ban of “pit bull-type dogs” as a specific breed following several onboard incidents. In one case, a passenger was left with a bloody face after another passenger’s dog attacked him.

More specifically, the federal government said that airline employees can bar any animal they consider a safety threat but they cannot issue a blanket ban against an entire breed, such as pit bulls.

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More specifically, the federal government said that airline employees can bar any animal they consider a safety threat. But they cannot issue a blanket ban against an entire breed, such as pit bulls. (iStock)

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Traveling in the high skies with animals – whether emotional support, service or companion – has proven to be one of the most controversial travel topics in recent years.

The floodgates arguably first opened in January 2018, when an emotional support peacock named Dexter and his owner were rejected from boarding a United Airlines flight.

A few months later, a French bulldog died midflight after being accidentally placed into an overhead bin by a United Airlines flight attendant for the duration of the trip.

In response, various domestic carriers have tightened the leash on their respective rules regarding the transportation of all animals.

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Fox News’ Dom Calicchio contributed to this report.

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Dog with 6 legs adopted by bullied teen: ‘Now he’s got a best friend’

A cute puppy in England was named after a kangaroo because she hops around on her back paws – as she was born with 6 legs.

Roo, an eight-week-old Labrador-cross, jumps around on her back paws because she was born with two extra front legs, which cause her a little trouble when she walks.

Lauren Salmon, 33, from Orpington, Kent, recently bought Roo from breeders in Essex two weeks ago after her son Luke, 15, spotted the special pup online.

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Roo, an eight-week-old Labrador-cross, jumps around on her back paws because she was born with two extra front legs, that cause her a little trouble when she walks.  (SWNS)

Lauren has now contacted Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick – the specialist who stars in Channel 4’s ‘The Supervet’ – to see if he can help to improve Roo’s mobility, because her extra legs get in the way when she’s walking.

“When she jumps up on us she looks like a kangaroo, hence the name,” Lauren said. “But when she walks, she sort of staggers on her elbows with her bum in the air, like an army crawl.”

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“It’s sad but it’s cute at the same time because she is so full of energy,” she continued.

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Luke Salmon, pictured, recently adopted special pup Roo from breeders in Essex, England. (SWNS)

“We absolutely love Roo to pieces. She’s is just a normal dog to us – just with a couple of extra bits,” the proud mom said. “Her special legs don’t cause her any pain, and it’s easy to see just how full of life she is.”

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“We absolutely love Roo to pieces. She’s is just a normal dog to us – just with a couple of extra bits,” proud mom Lauren Salmon said.  (SWNS)

“She’s full of puppy energy, so we’d describe her as placid but playful. There are not many dogs like Roo out there,” Lauren went on. “I think the breeders kill them off because they’re not worth anything, but to us she’s priceless.”

When Luke and his mom went to pick up Roo, she came “bounding out” of her puppy pen and jumped up at the pair on her hind legs.

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Roo, pictured, playing with a toy at home. (SWNS)

“It was love at first sight for Luke and for Roo from then on,” Lauren recalled. “Luke is like a protective father. They never leave each other’s sides and she even sleeps in his bed.”

Luke, a student, suffers from psoriasis and has been bullied because of the disorder which leaves the skin covered in flaky red patches.

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“It was love at first sight for Luke and for Roo from then on,” Lauren recalled. “Luke is like a protective father. They never leave each other’s sides and she even sleeps in his bed.” (SWNS)

“Luke feels like the odd one out because of his condition, and now he’s got a best friend to match,” the teen’s mom said. “I think Roo will reduce Luke’s stress and that should help his skin.”

The animal loving family also have a Jack Russell, two cats and two supersize French Lop rabbits at home.

For now, at just eight weeks old, Roo is too young to go outside and meet the rabbits.

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 A cute puppy in England was named after a kangaroo because she hops around on her back paws – as she was born with 6 legs. (SWNS)

Lauren said when the pup finally goes out to play it will be “quite a sight” because the rabbits will “dwarf” the young pup.

After her injections, Roo’s first outing will be for a charity event at Lauren’s workplace.

“She will probably be the star attraction,” Lauren, a care worker, said. “Who would be able to walk by and resist her?”

This story was originally published by SWNS.

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The Daily Spike: A good luck letter before Canine Companions training

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Dear Spike,

One week from today, we will part ways. You are heading to professional training at Canine Companions for Independence, aka doggy college, and I couldn’t be prouder.  You’re a very special dog – unlike those civilian dogs we pass on the street every day, you are a service dog in training. You are learning to become a life partner of a child, adult, or veteran with a disability, or you may work in a facility that helps many people. How cool is that?

That’s why we’ve been going to puppy training classes and working on all those commands.  That’s why I ask you to ‘sit’ and ‘down’ and ‘heel’ all the time. That’s why I ask you to walk backwards or put your front two paws up on a counter.  That’s why I ask you to lay so quietly and nicely next to my desk at work all day.

You know how I say “dress” and we put on your vest and leash? That’s your uniform you wear when you are working.  Remember how it took you a really long time to figure out how to “speak” on command? That was a tough one, but you figured it out.  I know it’s been hard, but there’s a reason we ignore the other dogs on the street – it is all part of your focused training as a Canine Companions service dog.

 THE DAILY SPIKE: THE POWER OF SERVING

We’ve had a lot of fun together, too. Remember learning how to swim with that pretty black lab in the Long Island Sound? You were a little timid but as soon as you saw Gibson having such a good time you jumped right in. Remember flying to Buffalo for the first time to see your grandma who has that mean, chubby dachshund? I know, I know. I didn’t tell you, but that waddling dog bit me a couple years ago, so now we both don’t like him – but don’t tell Grandma!

Traveling to Buffalo also meant you saw your first Buffalo Bills game! And you also saw the Brooklyn Nets, the Yankees, and the Chicago Cubs play, too. We went fishing in Canada, rode a tractor in Maryland and even placed a bet at the Kentucky Derby. We took some of your fellow Canine Companions pups in training to see the New Year’s Eve Ball in Times Square.

You were on TV a bunch of times with a really nice lady named Dana Perino. I know how much you love her, the way you get all excited after sitting in the control room and then meeting her after the show. You especially enjoyed when we got to hang out with her dog Jasper, one of your best friends who can be really hard to keep up with!

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I know people like to see puppies and dogs on TV, but you always had a special message when you went on TV with that nice lady. You were creating awareness about what it’s like to have a disability. You showed millions of people that a service dog can help someone be more independent, and perhaps even save their life. This is what you were born to do, Spike.

Here we are today, now at the point where I’ve taught and shown you all I can. It’s best for your training if we don’t see each other, and yes, that makes me sad. But it’s for a good reason. You are going to have a new best friend at Canine Companions – a professional trainer who will teach you so much more.

Spike, you need to listen to everything they say – focus and follow all the instructions! Be a good boy and study hard. You will be working all day long and it may be tiring at first, but stick with it. Go to bed early and have all those sweet puppy dreams you have every night where your legs move as if you are chasing squirrels.

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While I want nothing more than for you to be a really successful service dog, it’s also possible that you weren’t meant for that job. So you also need to know it’s OK if you go through all this training and just want to be a civilian dog. You will figure it out, and I’ll be proud of you no matter what.

I will be really sad next Friday, but I will also be so proud of all we have accomplished together. So, after you get your cap and gown and matriculate, after the crowds disappear and we have to say goodbye, just remember – I love you so, so much. You are the best boy, Spike. You have been my best friend and partner. You have changed my life. And I can’t wait for you to change someone else’s.

Love,

Jennifer

P.S. – If you want to help Spike and his classmates provide independence to people with disabilities go to cci.org/spike

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Tesla issuing fix for potentially dangerous ‘Dog Mode’ flaw

The dogs of Tesla owners can soon chill out.

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The automaker has addressed a potentially dangerous design flaw in a feature designed to keep parked car cabins cool when pooches and other pets are left alone in them.

A prominent Tesla owner tweeted to Elon Musk on Wednesday about the issue with “Dog Mode,” which he found would turn the air conditioner off if you manually adjust the fan after engaging it. He said he was alerted to the problem when he checked his Tesla app and saw that the temperature in the vehicle had reached 85 degrees.

Musk responded that Tesla was fixing it, and on Friday an over the air update started rolling out that reconfigures the system so that users are only able to adjust the temperature setting once the mode is activated.

Tesla said it is distributing the update as quickly as it can, and advises owners to connect to Wi-Fi for the most reliable delivery.

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Tennessee veteran who lost leg to IED adopts three-legged puppy

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A dog found in the woods in Tennessee with a severed leg was adopted by a veteran this week who also lost a leg.

Joshua Ferguson, who lost his leg after an IED explosion, adopted a three-legged pup named Scooter on Thursday from the Humane Society of Dickson County in Dickson, Tenn., Nashville’s WTVF-TV reported.

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“He makes it easier for me to remember, hey it’s still a beautiful day,” Ferguson said of his new pet. “You realize really just how tremendous a journey life is.”

The dog was found in the woods with a badly severed leg in June by fishermen at Johnson Creek near Burns, Tenn., WTVF reported. Animal doctors believed the dog might have gotten his leg stuck on something in the forest and gnawed it off in order to break free to find food. Scooter’s leg was amputated at the Animal Medical Hospital.

Ferguson said he was one of five soldiers in a truck that rolled over an improvised explosive device. He lost his leg in the explosion, but all five in the truck survived. To his condition, he said: “There’s silver linings to anything, you can find something, and even if you can’t, somebody’s had it worse! So stop complaining.”

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The veteran said he’s blessed to be alive and now to have his new pet. “It’s impossible to not smile around him,” Ferguson told the station. “Everybody’s so happy to see him, then they notice he’s got 3 legs. ‘He’s happy you were overjoyed to see him, don’t pity him!'”

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Cops catch driver doing 90 mph with dog in lap

At least its head wasn’t hanging out of the window.

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Police in Kent, U.K., caught a 32-year-old driver doing 90 mph and tailgating with an unsecured dog sitting in his lap, SWNS reported.

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“You’d have to be completely barking to let your dog sit on your lap when driving on the M20, but to do it at 90mph whilst tailgating other motorists and trying to hound them out of your way is crazy,” Kent police tweeted with a photo of the pooch waiting on the dash of the VW minivan for them to finish writing its owner up.

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“He was issued with a Traffic Offence Report for careless driving. This means he is under investigation and could face a fine or a driver training course,” police added.

According to The Sun, U.K. law makes riding with an unrestrained pet an offense that can carry a fine of up to 5,000 pounds ($6,100).

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