Sunday, January 15, 2017
Bradley Jean Hubbard, 23 of Pensacola was arrested after being accused of allegedly raping and sexually assaulting a Pit Bull for over 3½ years. He was arrested on Monday at his Pelham Drive address after a family member reported the ongoing sexual assault of the family pet, a pit bull or bull dog mix named "Baby Girl."
Hubbard lived with his father and his father's girlfriend during the period of the offenses, which allegedly had continued for more than three years.
A family member who lived in the home reported the incident, saying she had physically seen Hubbard take the animal to his bedroom and engage in sexual contact with the dog, estimating it to have happened more than 100 times in the past several years. She had been able to witness the attack as Hubbard's bedroom door has a hole in it, as a result of a violent outburst. She also said that she heard the dog cry out in pain during episodes that she said escalated during 2016. She told police Hubbard brushed off questions by saying the victimized animal was in heat.
Hubbard’s roommate told officers she didn’t report it earlier because she “did not want to get Hubbard in trouble.
Sunday, January 8, 2017
A blind British man, Amit Patel who works in London, depend on his guide dog named "Kika" to get him through his busy commute each day. He strapped a Gopro on her vest to record everything she sees throughout the day. Kika is a 3-year-old Labrador.
Mr. Patel lost his eyesight five years ago due to a disorder called keratoconus. Keratoconus is when the shape of one's cornea changes, causing limited sight, blurred vision and glare.
Patel said Kika has changed his life tremendously, Kika have been helping him navigate the sometimes tough streets on London to commute to work. He volunteers at The Royal National Institute of Blind People.
He said "99% of my journeys are absolutely fantastic. There are so many nice people out there, but it's that 1 percent that makes life difficult." There are times they encounter rude people during his commute. He said sometimes people will "budge her," "poke her or push her," and one terrible incident when other commuters told him, "'Oh, that lady just hit your dog with an umbrella.'".
Patel started a Twitter account, @Kika_GuideDog, to raise awareness of the importance of guide dogs. He even recently strapped a Go Pro camera onto Kika so people can see what it's like for a guide dog to do its tough job.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Every New Year it gives you the perfect chance to start something new and fresh. So do your best this year and make the world a better place for yourself and others. Happy New Year to you, your family and furry friends!
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
The United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled on Monday December 19 that cops are justified in killing pets even if those animals are not attacking or attempting to attack them.
Circuit Judges Moore and Clay, and District Judge Hood heard an appeal from the plaintiffs Mark and Cheryl Brown, of Battle Creek, Michigan. The Browns filed a lawsuit against the BATTLE CREEK Police Department, the City of Battle Creek, and officers Jeffrey Case, Christof Klein, and Damon Young for the death of their beloved dogs at the hands of sadistic cops. The killing happened on April 17th, 2013, when police were attempting to execute a search warrant on the home where the Browns were living because a police informant reported another man, Vincent Jones was distributing heroin, cocaine, and marijuana from the residence. Jones was apprehended before police arrived on the scene.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-can-now-kill-dog-barking-getting-way/#EhiGvMuKRoHMBDER.99
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Thursday, December 22, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
Pet owners consider their furry friends as a family member and some are so attached to their pets that they want to be with their friend as much as possible letting them even in the owner's bed.
According to PetMd, the largest website library of pet health information, about 80% of pet owners let their pets on their beds and around 50% sleep in their owner’s beds.
So the question is it healthy to sleep with pets?
According to Derek Damin (Kentuckiana Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in Louisville, Kentucky) pet owners who suffer from pet allergies or asthma should not sleep with their dog or cat or even allow them in the bedroom. They should also use HEPA filter and keep them out of the bedroom to give your nose a few hours a day to recover. They can also take allergy shots to build up a tolerance to the pet dander that causes allergic reactions.
If you have no allergy from pet or asthma there’s really no big issue with having a dog in the bed according to Damin, who for years shared his bed with his miniature dachshund. It’s fine as long as it doesn’t disturb your sleep. Having pets on your bed also put you in a relaxed state, that can relieve stress giving you a better sleep.
Make sure your pets are clean and healthy since they can transmit illness or zoonotic diseases. It is also advisable train the dogs first before allowing them to sleep in their owners' beds so that it doesn't cause behavioral problems. They may become aggressive if the owners let them sleep on their beds.
Monday, November 21, 2016
It's holiday season again and as you shop for gifts for your family, friends and love ones, don't forget about your pets. Pet owners in the U.S. love buying stuff for their pets. In 2015, pet owners spent $60.28 billion on their pets. This year that number's expected to jump to $62.75 billion. However, majority of that went to food and health care but still the numbers for treats and presents are significant.
In a survey by the American Pet Products Association, an industry trade group shows that there are about 85.8 million cats are being kept as pets in the U.S. and 77.8 million dogs. The most popular pet in household are freshwater fish with about 95.5 million. A total of 65% of U.S. households own a pet. And this holiday season, more than 50% of dog owners and 38% of cat owners plan to buy their pets gifts, according to them.
Here are some great buys for your pets:
1. Furbo pet feeder - it's a robot nanny for your pets, it can chat with them through a two-way microphone/speaker combo. It also send an alert to the owner if the dog starts barking. It can also toss a treat to your dog and play a game of fetch from anywhere.
- Interactive treat tossing: Treat your dog from anywhere with the swipe of a button on the free Furbo iOS/Android app
- HD live video streaming: 120° wide-angle camera with 720p HD, 4x digital zoom and night vision for a super clear look at your dog
- Two way audio: Crisp, built-in microphone and speaker so you can hear them and they can hear you
- Barking alert: Furbo senses when your dog is barking and sends a push notification to your smartphone
- Take photos & videos: Capture special moments to save or share with friends and family
Furbo Dog Camera: HD Wifi Cam, 2-Way Audio, and Treat Tossing $186.00
2. Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Blaster - this is a new fun way to play fetch with your dog! It can shoot a ball up to 50 feet in the air. It also uses special softer balls to reduce the risk of injury and it has a safety release mechanism.
Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Blaster $24.99
3. Dogtra iQPet StarWalk - fitness monitor for dogs that tracks their activity. It monitors your pet's total steps, calories burned, active time, activity type, distance traveled and temperature. It's similar to Fitbit for humans.
Dogtra iQ Pet by StarWalk Dog Activity Tracker $49.49
4. PetNet Smart Feeder - this is a pretty amazing products specially if you occassioally leave your pet alone at home, it make sure that they'll never go hungry. It also measures portions based on a pet's age, activity level and weight. You can rest assured that no matter how hectic your life gets, they're always getting the food they need. It is programmable to schedule up to 12 meals a day with flexible meal portions from 1/8 cup up to 4 cups. It has removable stainless steel bowl which is more hygienic for your pet than a plastic bowl.
PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Feeder $129.95
5. Petsafe self-cleaning litter box - are you tired of scooping cat litter? Yes, it's really awful cleaning after your cats so why not make things easier with this self-cleaning litter box. The crystal litter absorbs urine and dehydrates waste to instantly remove odors. It has a disposable leak-proof tray with lid for quick, hygienic cleanup.
ScoopFree Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box $129.99
6. Kat Pak disposable litter box - If you don't want to spend too much for a self-cleaning litter box then this is a good option. It is made from recycled paper, it's lightweight, water resistant and strong. You don't need to clean it up just throw it in the garbage and replace.
Kat Pack The Eco Friendly Biodegradable Travel Cat Litter Box, 4 Pack $30.52
7. K&H Self-Warming Pet Cot - your furry friends will love to curl up and take a nap on this self-warming pet cot. The self-warming center requires no electricity.
K&H Manufacturing Self-Warming Pet Cot Medium Choc/Fleece 25-Inch by 32-Inch $39.99