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Deer Jumps Through DC Library Window

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We have no idea why but every once in a while, a deer will come crashing through a storefront window.

Maybe they see a reflection or they think it's water or something totally different.

All we know is it must be terrifying for both the deer and the people inside.

Usually animal control comes and removes the deer back to the wild but this time the deer was freaking out.

So they had to sedate than euthanize it.

So sad, poor deer.

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Horrendous! German Shepherd's Face Blown Off By Firecracker

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vucko dog face blown off by firecracker

This is incredibly sad and disturbing.

Last month, two drunken teenagers in Bosnia duct-taped a firework to a German Shepherd named Vucko and blew off his face. Horrible.

Poor Vucko wandered the streets for five days after the incident, in agony and unable to eat anything.

Authorities finally picked him up and brought him to a veterinarian's office, but unfortunately he had to be euthanized when vets couldn't perform reconstructive surgery.

As a result of this tragedy, care2 advocacy website has started a petition to urge "Bosnian authorities to hunt down the guilty parties, expose the severity of animal abuse, and create proper legislation that will protect animals."

So very, very sad. We truly hope that justice is served, and measures are taken to stop animal cruelty in Bosnia, and all over the world.

Rest in Peace, Vucko.

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Navajo Nation's Dog Overpopulation Leads To Increasing Attacks

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New Vicious Dog Ordinance

The Navajo Nation, which stretches across Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, has an estimated 445,000 stray dogs.

The growing problem with Navajo dogs is that they are becoming so overpopulated, they are left to fend for themselves, fighting for food and becoming aggressive with other animals and people.

In New Mexico, a 55-year-old man was found lying on the side of the road with a pack of dogs mauling him. Emergency workers chased the dogs away, but the pack, with their ribs sticking out, kept circling around them.

Wildlife and animal control manager Kevin Gleason says:

"They kill everything. Cats, dogs, cattle, sheep, horses. We've also had people severely injured by them. We've had people with horrendous bites. We just had a case … where a man lost 37 sheep to a pack of dogs.

We have that going on all the time. Our officers respond to more than 25 bite cases a month, and 25 livestock damage cases a month.

You look at the Sundance area where that gentleman was killed, we went in and removed 79 dogs after that and it looked like we never touched it."

The saddest part is that animal control just can't deal with the huge number of daily cases.

Dogs are found roaming along highways, restaurants, gas stations, parking lots, or wherever they may find food. Just between last October and April, 2,332 dogs were picked up. Only 79 were adopted and 313 were released back to their owners. The rest were unfortunately euthanized.

Spokesman for Best Friends Animal Society John Polis says that outsiders come into the tribal areas and "step on toes." He adds:

"A lot of people think they should round them up and take them off. But a lot of them are people's pets. Sometimes people take a dog and we tell them you are stealing."

Meanwhile, Lakota Animal Care Project's Virginia Ravndal says:

"We don't have a big problem with (attacks on people) although we do occasionally have dogs that are hungry and will pack up and kill young livestock. Probably a bigger issue for us is disease, starvation and freezing. Mange is a huge problem. And going into South Dakota winters without hair, a lot of dogs don't make it.

Animals are our relations and no one should go hungry, no one should go cold, no one should be sick."

We agree 100%. These animals deserve a second chance. As well as the Navajo Nation, which deserves to have more programs to help with overpopulation and socializing the "Rez Dogs."

For more information about Virginia's Animal Care Project, CLICK HERE< /strong>.

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Chinese City Bans Dogs As Pets

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Chinese City Bans Dogs As Pets

SO TRAGIC!!!

Officials in Jiangmen, China, are banning residents from keeping their pet dogs!!

In one week, owners can begin taking their dogs to drop-off centers, where they will either be adopted by residents of rural areas or euthanized. THAT'S HORRIBLE!!

The ban targets dogs in densely populated sections of Jiangmen, a city with a population of 3.8 million. Any owners who wish to keep their dogs must apply for a license. But it seems that only people who plan to use their dogs to provide security for valuable warehouses or businesses will be granted licenses.

"Our aim is not to kill all the dogs in the city's urban areas, but we hope to create a better environment for the city by banning the keeping of dogs. And we hope dog owners and residents can understand and cooperate with law enforcement personnel,"

said a police officer, who did not want to be named.

According to sources, 42 people in Jiangmen died form rabies last year.

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Unknown Illness Shuts Down Animal Shelter

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doggie Illness shuts down shelter

This is kinda scary…

The Caldwell County Animal Control shelter is temporarily closed to the public until an unknown K-9 illness affecting the dogs can be identified and treated.

Symptoms of the illness include drooling, neurological problems and seizures.

Sadly, eight dogs have already been severely infected and euthanized as a result, with 10 other dogs euthanized due to their proximity to the sick dogs.

"We are working closely with Dr's Dan and Beth Jones of Lenoir Veterinary Hospital to determine the cause of the illness. We have sent blood and spinal samples to the North Carolina state lab for testing and so far have confirmed that the disease is not rabies,"

said Greg Greene, Director of Caldwell County Animal Control.

The only good news: the illness does not appear to affect cats.

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Chuck Actress Promotes Adoption

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Check out Chuck actress Yvonne Strahovski's new ad for PETA's "Adopt, Don't Buy" campaign.

Here's what Strahovski had to say about the need to find homes for pets:

"There's something like 7-8 million animals that are homeless, and half of those dogs get euthanized, and it's really sad. I come home from a hard day at work, and I see these two happy faces when I walk in the door. It's unconditional love."

Awww. We completely agree with her and wholeheartedly support the "Adopt, Don't Buy" campaign!

Thanks for supporting the cause, honey - and looking hawt while doing it!

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