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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1999
Regarding "Capturing Canines" (Nov. 14), on stray dogs, I was dismayed to see that there was little mention of the cause of the epidemic. In fact, the only "advice" given was how to avoid dog bites, not how to be a part of the solution. In order to stem the tide of stray dogs and the dangers related to them, people must spay and neuter their animals without exception. The pet overpopulation issue is a result of ignorance by thoughtless pet owners who allow unaltered animals to roam the streets.
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SPORTS
February 23, 2014 | By Stacy St. Clair
BARANOVKA, Russia - Nestled into a hill overlooking the Black Sea, the PovoDog shelter provides sanctuary to more than 120 strays who were lucky enough to escape the life-threatening streets of Sochi. Some have matted fur and bald patches. A few look emaciated. And all face uncertain futures when the Olympic flame is extinguished Sunday. "We have the world's attention now," said Nadezhda Mayboroda, a private tutor who set up this makeshift shelter a few weeks ago. "When the Games end, there will still be dogs in Sochi that need help.
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SPORTS
February 4, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia -- An Olympic official has responded to new reports of stray dogs being euthanized at the 2014 Sochi Games, saying the animals are instead being "relocated. " Animal activists protested last year when it was learned that the local Sochi government planned to catch and dispose of strays, which are common on the streets of this Black Sea resort. At the time, authorities responded by promising to send the dogs to a shelter instead. On Tuesday, Aleksandra Kosterina, the head of communications for the Sochi organizing committee, questioned reports that dogs were indeed being killed.
SPORTS
February 13, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- Gus Kenworthy does not have any names selected for the potential new additons to his household. “Dude, I don't have them yet,” Kenworthy said. “I can't name them until I've got them.” Kenworthy, who won a silver medal in the men's slopestyle freestyle skiing event Thursday, was talking about the now-famous lost dogs of Sochi. The stray animals became an early international story when athletes and journalists started to arrive in Russia before the Olympics.
WORLD
October 8, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
A Romanian law that calls for the killing of any stray dog captured and unclaimed for more than two weeks has stirred vehement protests throughout Europe and the United States. Animal rights advocates have denounced the legislation upheld by the Romanian Constitutional Court late last month as "inhumane and ineffective" and unlikely to rid the capital, Bucharest, of its tens of thousands of abandoned and desperate canines. The political campaign waged by Bucharest city officials to get legal authority to euthanize the strays was spurred by the Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2003 | Li Fellers, Times Staff Writer
When she was homeless and her possessions filled a shopping cart, Yvonne Michelle Caldwell had a regular routine. She would put her three stray mutts -- Bebe, Mimi and Peewee -- in a baby stroller and take them for a stroll past the 77th Street Division of the LAPD. Caldwell's former life -- a steady job, a brand-new car and money saved for her first home -- was gone.
NEWS
February 6, 2014 | By Carla Hall
We expect cities hosting the Olympic Games to take extreme measures to be presentable and safe for the world to descend on, but Sochi's mass killing of stray dogs is appalling.  Many European cities have a problem with roaming cats or dogs: a stray, unsterilized population of animals left to fend for themselves. And I understand officials of the Russian city that sits on the Black Sea, just south of the Caucasus Mountains, worrying about stray dogs wandering onto snowboarding courses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1999
Wilshire Division police officers teamed up Monday with personnel from the city's Department of Animal Services to round up stray dogs as part of Operation Dog Pack. The roundup is scheduled to move throughout the city. Officials estimate that as many as 44,000 dogs--about 40% of them powerful pit bulls--are roaming the city's streets. A spokesman said areas where the problem of stray dogs is especially severe include South Los Angeles, the east San Fernando Valley and Harbor area.
WORLD
August 25, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities on Borneo island hunted down and shot about 200 stray dogs after a boy, 6, was mauled to death by the canines, Malaysian police said. Mohammed Nasran Nasir's body was found surrounded by a pack of wild dogs in Semporna, said Ariffin Ibrahim, the town's police chief. Police and other enforcement agencies tracked the dogs over the last week, shooting about 200 dead. "We have no choice .... The dogs are very fierce and a threat to children," Ariffin said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
A 12-year-old Portola Middle School student was treated for dog bites Wednesday after she was attacked by a pack of stray dogs while walking home from class, authorities said. The attack--by four German shepherds and a pit bull--took place around 3 p.m. in the 18700 block of Linnet Street near Mecca Avenue, said Portola Principal Stephen Lawler. The sixth-grade girl was surrounded by the aggressive canines and bitten twice in the upper thigh, said Los Angeles School District Police Sgt.
NEWS
February 6, 2014 | By Carla Hall
We expect cities hosting the Olympic Games to take extreme measures to be presentable and safe for the world to descend on, but Sochi's mass killing of stray dogs is appalling.  Many European cities have a problem with roaming cats or dogs: a stray, unsterilized population of animals left to fend for themselves. And I understand officials of the Russian city that sits on the Black Sea, just south of the Caucasus Mountains, worrying about stray dogs wandering onto snowboarding courses.
SPORTS
February 4, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia -- The hardest part about covering the Winter Olympics, by far, is getting here and staying healthy. The coverage breakdown is 95% logistics and 5% throat lozenges. Writing about Bode Miller, comparatively, is a breeze. Every easy time-zone venture (Salt Lake, Vancouver) is offset by a Lillehammer, Nagano, Turin or, now, Sochi. I have always approached the Winter Olympics with the mentality that I am a contestant on "The Amazing Race" without any chance of winning a million dollars at the end. You stand no chance if you can't embrace the adventure.
SPORTS
February 4, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia -- An Olympic official has responded to new reports of stray dogs being euthanized at the 2014 Sochi Games, saying the animals are instead being "relocated. " Animal activists protested last year when it was learned that the local Sochi government planned to catch and dispose of strays, which are common on the streets of this Black Sea resort. At the time, authorities responded by promising to send the dogs to a shelter instead. On Tuesday, Aleksandra Kosterina, the head of communications for the Sochi organizing committee, questioned reports that dogs were indeed being killed.
WORLD
October 8, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
A Romanian law that calls for the killing of any stray dog captured and unclaimed for more than two weeks has stirred vehement protests throughout Europe and the United States. Animal rights advocates have denounced the legislation upheld by the Romanian Constitutional Court late last month as "inhumane and ineffective" and unlikely to rid the capital, Bucharest, of its tens of thousands of abandoned and desperate canines. The political campaign waged by Bucharest city officials to get legal authority to euthanize the strays was spurred by the Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather
An uncle and grandmother of a 2-year-old boy mauled to death by a group of pit bull-mix dogs in Colton could eventually be charged with murder, police said Tuesday. Marco Zamudio, 23, and Eustulia Zamudio, 42, were arrested on suspicion of child endangerment resulting in death hours after 2-year-old Samuel Zamudio, of Rialto, was attacked Monday afternoon in a backyard in Colton by five dogs, described as pit bull mixes. Marco was responsible for taking care of his nephew at the time, said Colton police Det. Ray Mendez. Eustulia was the homeowner and the dogs belonged to her, he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2013 | By Elena Howe
In a night of unexpected winners, Italian documentarian Gianfranco Rosi's study of the denizens of a famous highway circling Rome, "Sacro GRA," was awarded the Venice Film Festival's highest honor, the Golden Lion Award, Saturday. The Silver Lion Award, the prize for directing, went to Greece's Alexandros Avranas for his story of the apparent suicide of an 11-year-old girl, “Miss Violence.” The film was also awarded a special jury prize. The Grand Jury Prize, a recent addition to the festival's awards, was given to Taiwan's "Stray Dogs," directed by Tsai Ming-liang.
NEWS
January 23, 1996 | SANDRA G. BOODMAN, THE WASHINGTON POST
Severe dog bites resulting in hospitalization or death occur most frequently in children younger than 5 and usually involve large dogs, particularly German shepherds, which are known to the child, according to a study published recently in the journal Pediatrics. The study, conducted by doctors at Harborview Hospital in Seattle and Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
NEWS
October 23, 1987 | United Press International
This capital city's 2.6 million stray dogs have contributed to the spreading of 57 diseases in the city of 19 million people, a National University study said Thursday. The medical school at the university said that in poor and heavily populated areas, stray dogs outnumber humans 16 to 10. Their littering contributes to spreading diseases in areas where people already lack hygiene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2013 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
By most measures, the man known to his neighbors as "Victor" didn't have much. Until a late-night fire claimed his life a little more than a week ago, home was a cramped space in an auto repair shop in a tough South Los Angeles neighborhood. But he loved the stray dogs he had taken in, who had become his family. Victor knew a lot of people in the neighborhood, said community activist Leticia Cervantes, who met him while walking her own dogs and became his friend. "He was very polite, very nice," Cervantes said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer and Kate Mather
Residents in the Antelope Valley town of Littlerock say a fatal mauling by a pack of pit bulls earlier this month wasn't the first time homeowners there have encountered the aggressive animals. Kimberly Eslick, 29, lives with her family near the intersection of Ave. R-8 and E. 113 th St. She said they moved into the house about three years ago and said they see stray dogs all the time. Pit bulls used to sleep on their front porch and now there are dogs everywhere, she said. “There's stray dogs running all over, all the time,” said her mother-in-law, Carolyn Eslick, 54. PHOTOS: Pit bulls kill 63-year-old woman Kimberly Eslick said her cat was killed by one of the dogs.
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