May 9, 2021
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‘Incredibly intoxicated’ man shot and barbecued his dog: cops

An “incredibly intoxicated” Pennsylvania man shot his dog and grilled the animal in a fire pit in his front yard, authorities said.

Nikolay Lukyanchikov, 48, was arrested Friday outside his Northampton Township home, where cops found a burning fire pit and a couch in flames in the front yard, police said.

“Once the fire was under control, patrol observed an unknown animal badly burned and charred on top of a small metal charcoal grill,” Northampton Township police said in a statement. “It was later learned the animal was Lukyanchikov’s dog.”

Lukyanchikov was “incredibly intoxicated” at the time and unable

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Is ‘Spot’ a good dog? Why we’re right to worry about unleashing robot quadrupeds

When it comes to dancing, pulling a sled, climbing stairs or doing tricks, “Spot” is definitely a good dog. It can navigate the built environment and perform a range of tasks, clearly demonstrating its flexibility as a software and hardware platform for commercial use.

Viral videos of Boston Dynamics’ robotic quadruped showcasing those abilities have been a key pillar of its marketing strategy. But earlier this year, when a New York art collective harnessed Spot to make a different point, the company was quick to deny its potential for harm.

The project, “Spot’s Rampage”, involved fitting a sample

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Bill would end “dog discrimination”

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – At the Canine Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary in Washoe Valley, dogs are given a second chance. Many were slated to be euthanized before they got here. They receive behavioral consultation along with training so they can be matched up with the right family.

There are plenty of success stories.

The manager says wouldn’t it be a shame if the dogs were judged by their breed alone as a measure of their potential.

But when it comes to some insurance companies in our state, that is exactly what was happening.

“For example I rent an apartment, My

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Dog brutally attacked by black bear in Granby | News

GRANBY, CT (WFSB) – A Granby family’s dog is recovering after it was attacked by a bear last week.

A family’s dog was brutally attacked by a black bear — in it’s own backyard.

Now— the family is urging the town to take action to prevent another bear attack.

It’s been a week since the incident— but Valerie Eastwood’s dog is still at an animal hospital.

Tonight— she made a plea to the Granby Board of Selectman

The family says the dog, named Murphy, was attacked after the bear entered their yard over a 5-foot fence around 11 a.m. on

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Grain-free Versus Grain-inclusive Dog Foods: Avoid Confusing Your Customers | Current Issue

The grain-inclusive dog food category is surging, according to manufacturers, though retailers are concerned that dog owners are still being fed conflicting information about the benefits of grain-inclusive diets versus grain-free diets.

“We’ve seen tremendous demand for value-premium grain-inclusive foods over the past year, and we’re ready to grow our product sets and apply our high-meat nutritional strategy to this category,” said Heather Acuff, product development director for Nulo Pet Food, a manufacturer in Austin, Texas.

Nulo saw a sharp increase in sales following the launch of its grain-inclusive lines in 2019. This can be partially attributed to concerns stemming

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How to keep your dog at a healthy weight | Features

The past year of dealing with the pandemic has been challenging for all of us. Our pets have been there with us through all of it, from the good (the extra companionship) to the bad (overeating, binge-watching TV and not exercising regularly). Unfortunately, our altered lifestyles also have taken a toll on our dogs, including their eating habits, activity level and weight gain, which can affect their quality of life.

One study found that with people spending more time at home, treats often were given as a form of love, and more than half of people say they’ve been giving

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