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Stray Dogs

A Freeway Detour

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

I stopped, pulled over and walked back to the dog. He was still standing guard on the bridge. As I approached, he began barking, then jumped down behind the bridge and started to run. I turned my back and sat on the bridge to see if the dog would settle down. I was in no hurry.

First City in Iran to Ban Killing Stray Dogs and the Woman Behind It

Negar Mojtahedi | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Negar Mojtahedi

Shooting stray dogs is common practice in Iran. However, now the northwestern city of Tabriz has become the first and only city in the country to outlaw killing street dogs. It's all thanks to the efforts of one Iranian woman who is campaigning for those who can't speak for themselves.

Stray Dogs Impact on Tourism in the Caribbean

Cathy Kangas | Posted 07.10.2014 | Green
Cathy Kangas

It is impossible to measure the economic impact stray dogs have on the tourism industry, but I maintain that Caribbean islands have probably lost millions in first-time or even more important return visitors because of the prevalence of stray dogs.

This 9-Year-Old Built A Nonprofit, No-Kill Animal Shelter Out Of His Garage To Help Stray Animals

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.15.2014 | Good News

Ken, 9, has grown up dreaming about someday having a shelter to help the stray animals that live near his home, but he never dreamed he could reach hi...

Stray Cats and Dogs in Peru

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Kevin F. Adler

For the animals in Mancora, the situation is abysmal:Hungry dogs roam the street, half limping as they go because they were hit by a moto taxi; emaciated cats, always seemingly pregnant, search for anything to eat. This is the daily scene in the market.

Finding Fisht: The Story of Friendship Between a Stray Dog in Sochi and the Man Who Saved Her

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 04.20.2014 | Good News
Dustin Fitzharris

When Denver native Neil Dreher, 36, went to work as an Automation Operator for the Olympics in Sochi last November, he never expected he'd hold the fate of Fisht in his hands.

This Stray Dog Is A Stark Reminder Of Sochi's Extermination Plan

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Sports

A stray dog recently found its way onto a cross country ski run in Sochi. As some point out, video footage of the barking dog mingling with Olympia...

Why This Traveler Will Never Set Foot in Sochi

Laura Lippstone | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Laura Lippstone

Things are said to be so bad in Sochi, the city's given the go-ahead to kill stray dogs ahead of the Olympics because they pose a threat.

Stray Dogs Are Being 'Rounded Up And Slaughtered In Sochi'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

Russia is reportedly slaughtering stray dogs in the run up to the Winter Olympics. The city of Sochi is said to have hired a private company to kil...

Detroit's Abandoned Dog Problem Isn't As Bad As Some Thought

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Though abandoned pets roam the streets of Detroit, claims of 50,000 stray animals are exaggerated, according to a new study. But the city's residents ...

Dog That Was Shot, Tortured With Chemicals, Finds A Home

Posted 12.08.2013 | Green

A tan Chihuahua mix named Henry may always have to wear the evidence of his traumatic past on his face, but he's looking forward to a new life now tha...

Woman Steals 21 Dogs, Keeps Them All In Her Car

Posted 10.15.2013 | Weird News

Twenty one dogs were found in the back of a car in a Honolulu parking lot last Thursday. A woman on a walk heard incessant barking and followed th...

Getting A Handle On Detroit's Huge Stray Dog Problem

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green

DETROIT -- It doesn't matter to Jessie Clarke how many stray or loose dogs are roaming the ruins of Detroit. After the 65-year-old was attacked by two...

How To Deal With The Dog Plague

AP | By ALISON MUTLER | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — They roam the streets of Bucharest, sad-eyed, scraggly mongrels that shelter in demolition sites, rifle through garbage ...

Romanian President Calls For Euthanizing Stray Dogs

AP | Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Romania's president has urged the government to pass emergency legislation that would allow thousands of stray dogs to be euthan...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Meet The People Fighting For Detroit's Abandoned Dogs

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green

Among Detroit's many problems, this one tugs at the heart strings: thousands of wild dogs roaming the streets, many abandoned because their owners cou...

Zimbabwe to Michigan: Dogs From Around the World (PHOTOS)

Sam Wolson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel
Sam Wolson

From Bikita, Zimbabwe to Asunción, Paraguay to Detroit, Michigan, check out photos of dogs from around the world.

PHOTOS: A Haven For Strays In Former War-Torn City

AP | AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 12.06.2012 | Green

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- It's past midnight and a van stops on a hilly Sarajevo street. The side door slides open quietly and four dogs jump ou...

Making the Case for Municipal Spay/Neuter Programs

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Ruth Steinberger

You've heard the expression "It's raining cats and dogs." Well, in many communities throughout the U.S., that rain is a continual flood of tragedy that holds devastating economic and social costs.

Emptying the Shelters: A Reachable Goal

Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M | Posted 01.14.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M

How would any of our newly elected politicians answer the question, "What would you do for the lives and welfare of companion animals?" Who is digging down to the root of social problems like animal abandonment?

WATCH: Chihuahua Adopts Kittens As Her Own

Posted 08.21.2012 | Good News

Harmony, a 10-month-old chihuahua, is a mother of four — but they're not all puppies. CBS Sacramento reports that a pet rescue foundation in Fols...

PHOTOS: Doomed Shelter Dogs

AP | TASSANEE VEJPONGSA | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green

TAOYUAN, Taiwan -- The photographer gingerly places a small, mixed-breed puppy on a platform in his makeshift studio at an animal shelter in northern ...

Hilary Swank On Mission To Save Stray Dogs In Bucharest

AP | ALISON MUTLER | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Thousands of Romanian street dogs have found a friend in Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank. Swank, who won for her portraya...

Animal Welfare, Human Welfare Linked

David Vognar | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
David Vognar

Countries with little in the way of social services also have weak animal welfare systems. Think Russia and Mexico, where dogs roam the streets and are often in the most pitiful health.

Saving The Satos -- Stray Dogs

Cesar Millan | Posted 05.02.2012 | Home
Cesar Millan

Stray and abandoned dogs are reproducing faster than we can find homes for them, and if spaying and neutering doesn't increase dramatically, we are going to see the problem get completely out of control.