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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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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.
NEWS
April 4, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Rumor , a hotel just a few blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip, is admittedly going to the dogs with its Yappy Hour, a cocktail party to which guests are encouraged to bring their four-legged friends. Judi Perez, an executive with the Siegel Group, the hotel's parent company, got the idea while lamenting the fact she couldn't bring her dogs when heading out for a drink. For the last two years, she has invited both people and their pets to join her at the once-a-month bash.
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
October 7, 2001
Regarding Carole Wade's letter ("Fur Flies Over Hotel," Sept. 9): She certainly is justified in complaining about the barking dogs in the hotel room adjoining hers at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara. But the conclusions she draws are myopic. To say that "dogs do not belong in hotel rooms" because a few of them create a disturbance is also to say that humans do not belong there because most noise in hotels is the result of human activity. What is really at issue here is human behavior.
NATIONAL
November 5, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
The 2-year-old Pennsylvania boy who died at the Pittsburgh Zoo over the weekend bounced two times on a protective netting after falling off a railing and into an African painted dog exhibit, where the dogs then attacked and killed him, the zoo's chief executive said Monday. Barbara Baker, who has been with the zoo since 1990, occasionally looked distressed during the morning news conference as she answered questions about Sunday's tragedy -- what she said is the first visitor death in the venue's more-than-100-year history.
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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