The dog, which was saved from a kill shelter, was shot by a police officer in Vernon Township who was called after neighbors reported an aggressive dog on the loose. The dog was described by friendly as some neighbors, but is seen charging at the officer before the shots were fired. NBC 4 New York’s Ida Siegal reports.
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Two city officials say an Alabama animal shelter’s outdated equipment allowed two pit bulls to fatally maul 29 cats.
WTVY-TV reports the dead cats were found Thursday by workers at the Dothan Animal Shelter.
Shelter Director Bill Banks says the dogs forced their way out of a pen. They then pushed hard on a galvanized bar attached to a chain link fence, knocking it out of a clamp which allowed them access to the cats.
Dogs were shaped during the course of domestication both in their behavior and in their anatomical features. Here we show that domestication transformed the facial muscle anatomy of dogs specifically for facial communication with humans. A muscle responsible for raising the inner eyebrow intensely is uniformly present in dogs but not in wolves. Behavioral data show that dogs also produce the eyebrow movement significantly more often and with higher intensity than wolves do, with highest-intensity movements produced exclusively by dogs. Interestingly, this movement increases paedomorphism and resembles an expression humans produce when sad, so its production in dogs may trigger a nurturing response. We hypothesize that dogs’ expressive eyebrows are the result of selection based on humans’ preferences. Continue at Source: Evolution of facial muscle anatomy in dogs
A new study shows that dogs are more likely to avoid people exhibiting unhelpful behavior towards their owners.
A report in the journal ‘Learning and Behavior’ says dogs not only understand when you are upset but also want to help you feel better.