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Pit bulls, like these in Oxford, Mississippi, arouse strong passions. To some, they are canine killers that should be banned. To others, they are victims of prejudice and misunderstanding. Who's right? Photo Credit: William Albert Allard via National Geographic

The Truth About Pit Bulls: “The Most Feared & The Most Misunderstood”

(PIT BULLS/BREED DISCRIMINATION) There’s no doubting the contentious divide in perceptions of pit bulls across the globe. To some, these dogs are considered dangerous killers who should be banned outright, whereas others view them as misunderstood victims of breed discrimination. In the newly released book, Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon, author Bronwen […]

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Gghee, a 5-year-old yellow Labrador, ready to sniff a line of suitcases in mid-May at the canine training center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Photo Credit: Ilana Panich-Linsman via NY Times

Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Stay One Sniff Ahead Of Terrorism

(WORKING ANIMALS/BOMB-SNIFFING DOGS) Since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S. government has spent billions of dollars on technologies to emulate the nose and brain of trained bomb-sniffing dogs. But nothing seems to beat the accuracy of a dog’s nose, which can detect just a teaspoon of a chemical in a million gallons of […]

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owen and haatchi, boy and dog, dogs, animals, pets, puppies

A Boy & His Dog: A Fur-ever Friendship

(DOGS/ANIMAL FRIENDSHIP) UNITED KINGDOM — One has a debilitating disease, and one has only three legs. Owen and Haatchi have an incredible friendship, yet one based on very strange circumstances. The bond between the little boy and his Anatolian Shepherd dog is truly inspiring. — Global Animal

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Leif Meisinger, a former Army gunner, says getting Spyder was one of the best things that ever happened to him. He credits his canine companion with helping to ease his PTSD. Photo Credit: Gloria Hillard for NPR

Four-Legged Therapists Help Heal War Wounds

(MEMORIAL DAY/THERAPY ANIMALS) We at Global Animal believe that we rescue an animal and in turn, they rescue us from disconnection. To that end, there’s an organization saving one dog at a time and, in the process, helping soldiers traumatized by war. To all our dedicated soldiers on this Memorial Day. May the sacrifices of […]

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dog named sky uses FIDO vest for service pets

Technology At Its Finest: Helping Our Two-Legged Friends

(SERCVICE DOGS/PETS) Have you ever wondered what your furry friend is trying to say? With the FIDO Project (Facilitating Interactions For Dogs With Occupations), a group from Georgia Tech has developed wearable computer vests for service dogs to aid in communication. For instance, if a service dog senses a blood sugar drop in his/her companion, […]

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Mojo adjusting to Rachel's home. Photo Credit: Rachel Bryant via The Dodo

Can Dogs Have Guardian Angels?

(RESCUE DOGS/PETS) Mojo may have short spine syndrome, but he certainly isn’t short on love. This senior Border Collie mix lost his loving guardian after she fell terminally ill. Given that Mojo is already 10 years old with an extremely rare genetic disorder, finding him a new home wasn’t going to be an easy task. […]

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