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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
Animal control officers found 17 dogs and a cat in “deplorable” conditions Wednesday when they searched an Alhambra home. Feces and urine littered the home in the 100 block of South Meridian Avenue, the Alhambra Police Department said in a statement on Facebook. The animals were removed by officers and transported to a shelter for evaluation, KTLA-TV reported. “The condition of the residence was deplorable with animal feces and urine everywhere,” the department said in its statement.
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OPINION
May 16, 2011
The Navy SEALs who raided Osama bin Laden's compound aren't the only members of the mission to be cloaked in mystery. The military dog the commandos took along is too. The government won't even release his — or her — breed, although most military dogs are German shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Labradors or Lab mixes. We do know the canine was included in the very private meeting President Obama held on May 6 at Ft. Campbell, Ky., with the assault team. Dogs have been rescuing us from calamities for centuries.
SPORTS
March 1, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Lynette Blue says she thinks her prized pet was deliberately poisoned while competing at the Westminster Kennel Club show earlier this month, causing it to die several days later. "The timeline adds up. There's no other scenario we can come up with other than poison," Blue told the Associated Press. Blue said her dog, a 3-year-old Samoyed named Cruz, died on Feb. 16, four days after competing, and that certain symptoms were consistent with dogs who ingest rat or mouse poison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2012 | By Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times
In a cavernous warehouse on a recent weekday, Rose Parade volunteers were busy painting and clipping flowers as they rushed to complete their float in time for New Year's Day festivities. But all activity paused when the star of the decorated stage arrived. With a Marine corporal in tow, Lucca, a German shepherd-Malinois mix, hopped curiously toward a group of excited children. Her head dipped from the weight of her body, no longer supported by her amputated left leg. It's been nine months since Lucca lost her paw to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2009 | Michael Ordona
Disney's family comedy "Old Dogs" stars Robin Williams and John Travolta as aging bachelors, lifelong friends and business partners who have to take care of a pair of kids, perhaps at the peril of the biggest deal they've ever made. Is this light family comedy a surprising place to find the likes of . . . Seth Green? "I don't know, I don't know what people think of me! If you look at my filmography, I'm all over the place," says the Seth Green of "Can't Hardly Wait" and "Rat Race."
TRAVEL
June 13, 2010 | By Rosemary McClure, Special to the Los Angeles Times
A rerun of "Animal Planet" flickered across the TV screen as my roommate yawned deeply, lay down on the floor in front of me and rolled over on his back, his long, gangly legs sticking straight up. "I get the message," I said. "Too much TV. So let's go somewhere. " Darby, my happy-go-lucky wheaten terrier, jumped up and ran to the front door, panting. "I didn't mean right now," I said. "We have to plan it. But you get to pick where we go: North? South? East? West?" He barked four times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Deputies and an animal control officer Wednesday rescued two young dogs that had been locked in a hot car without water for at least eight hours in Lawndale, according to authorities. The animals were spotted in the Jeep Cherokee in 14500 block of Larch Avenue on Wednesday morning by a passerby who called officials, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. One of the dogs was an 8-month-old German shepherd and pit bull mix and the other was a 1-year-old Dachshund and pit bull mix. "As the animal control officer and deputies tried to free the puppies from the hot vehicle, the puppies tried sticking their noses out the windows that were cracked open," sheriff's officials said in a statement.
NATIONAL
January 5, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Arnold des Contes D'Hoffmann, who joined the Department of Defense in 2008, has never been to Afghanistan or Iraq. But numerous of his progeny have deployed to the war zones and are credited with saving American lives. Arnold has a unique job description in the American military: He's a stud. With 149 offspring - and six more expected soon - the Belgian Malinois is one of the more productive males in the breeding program at the military working dog program at Lackland Air Force Base, a sprawling military installation in San Antonio.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Samantha Schaefer, This post has been corrected. See note below.
Murder charges related to fatal dog maulings are extremely rare in the United States and have not been filed in Los Angeles in a long time -- if ever -- officials said. On Thursday, Los Angeles County authorities arrested Alex Jackson, 29, at his Littlerock home and charged him with murder in connection with a pit bull attack that killed an Antelope Valley jogger. “We believe there was evidence that he was aware the dogs were vicious and they have attacked before and he knew of the danger they posed,” Jane Robison, a district attorney's spokeswoman.
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