African painted dogs are classified as an endangered species. Right now there are only about 7,000 of them left on the continent. In Zimbabwe, a non-profit is reaching out to communities and hopes to protect the canines.
Published in the journal Current Biology, dogs shed tears on being reunited with their owner after five to seven hours. Researchers also plan to study whether dogs produce tears when reunited with other canine pals.
A photo from 2017, which users claim shows Ukrainian prisoners “caged like dogs” by the ultra-nationalist Azov regiment, has resurfaced. The misleading image actually depicts a Ukrainian soldier imprisoned for alcohol use. Also, users on social media claim that a Jerusalem pub rebranded from “Putin Pub” to “Zelensky Pub”. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
3 Jul 2021
French dog specialists teach members of the Ecuadorian Red Cross, Fire Brigade, Army and Navy how to train dogs to sniff out Covid-19, which in the Latin American country has caused nearly 21,500 deaths and more than 453,000 infections (2,374 per 100,000 inhabitants).
21 May 2021
Cape Verde's Santiago island is filled with stray street dogs and cats. But a group of youngsters are taking matters into their own hands to vaccinate, neuter and look after the animals.
10 Mar 2021
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki assures the world's media that the Bidens' dogs won't be away from the White House for long, saying their banishment to Delaware was planned before a "biting incident" involving one of the hounds, and they will return "soon". She adds that there's no plan to replace them with a cat, yet.
6 Feb 2021
The dogs were trained at the Hanover University of Veterinary Medicine and may help prevent the illness from spreading in large crowds. Dogs have already been put to work at airports and sport arenas around the world.
25 Dec 2020
Members of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra perform a concert for pets and their humans in support of animal rights and to raise awareness of the impact on animals of fireworks, which are a popular Christmas and New Year tradition in Colombia.
8 Dec 2020
Twenty years ago, Wen Junhong took home one abandoned dog. Now, she has over 1,300 rescued canines crammed into a single brick house on the outskirts of the southern Chinese metropolis Chongqing.
19 Nov 2020
Majd Shaar, a veterinarian, along with volunteers treat stray dogs that are brought back to a shelter in Iraq's Arbil. The shelter currently incubates around 250 dogs, where a group of specialists work in the shelter despite facing challenges and difficulties due to the lack of financial support and the lack of a culture of adopting these dogs by the residents of the region.
11 Oct 2020
For them, it may only be a game, but the work they do saves lives. Dogs trained in Bosnia to detect landmines left over from the 1990s Balkan wars are today sent around the world to carry out their dangerous job.
EndSARS protests turn violent in Osun, Abuja, World Bank backs FG on petrol subsidy removal and more
9 Oct 2020
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