Vietnamese health official resigns after backlash over drowning, burning of couple’s dogs due to COVID-19
A health official in Vietnam, who allegedly led the slaughter of COVID-19 patients’ pets, recently resigned after facing public outrage.
Public outcry: Dr. Do Kim Chi, head of the medical station at the Khanh Hung Commune in Tran Van Thoi District, Ca Mau province, sparked heavy criticism for deciding to cull 15 dogs and one cat owned by a married couple who tested positive for COVID-19 last weekend, reported Tuoi Tre News.
South Korea’s first honorary rescue dog saved 90-year-old owner by laying next to her for 40 hours in freezing rain
When an elderly woman with dementia went missing in South Korea, leading to a team of police, firefighters and volunteers to search the area, it was Baekgu the dog that saved the day. In acknowledgement of his noble deed, the 4-year-old dog has been appointed as the country’s first honorary rescue dog.
The search: Baekgu’s owner, a 90-year-old woman, was reported missing on Aug. 25, according to CNN. Security footage from a local farm showed her leaving her village with a small white dog.
A 67-year-old Asian man in Harris County, Texas, suffered critical injuries after falling victim to two loose pit bulls that viciously attacked him during a morning walk last week.
What happened: The victim, who has not been identified, was strolling in the 4300 block of Queens Retreat Drive when the pair of pit bulls crossed the street to attack him. He tried to back away, but he was immediately helpless.
Leo, a 10-year-old Yorkie, is now back in the care of his owners after being stolen from a car during a trip to San Francisco last week.
Safe and sound: Leo and his owners, Jacqueline Zavala Lee and Refugio Zavala, were reunited on Sunday after someone informed the SFPD that the dog they bought in Oakland, Calif., matched the description of the missing canine, according to KRON4.
A tourist from Texas allegedly punched a man in Florida’s Okaloosa County after his children pet the tourist’s dog.
The incident: Wade Anton, a 54-year-old tourist from Forney, Texas, reportedly made racist comments toward a woman and her children of Asian descent at around 4:15 p.m. at Okaloosa Island’s John Beasley Park on Thursday, telling them to “go back where they came from,” according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
A canine from the Philippines, who lost her snout saving two girls from being run over by a motorcycle in 2011, passed away around 7 p.m. on Monday.
A heroine’s sacrifice: Kabang, a local mixed-breed dog, earned global recognition after sacrificing her own safety to save the daughter of her owner Rudy Bunggal and the girl’s cousin in December 2011, Inquirer reported.
An adorable female husky has gone viral on Thai social media after his owner posted CCTV footage of the dog sleeping as the local police department conducted an “armed robbery” training exercise in his jewelry store last week.
Worawut Lomwanawong told Bored Panda his city’s police department picked his store as a case study for a security test on how to react to an armed robber entering his store to steal his jewelry. The robber for this exercise was a police officer dressed in plainclothes.
A golden retriever has become internet famous after a video showing him refusing to leave his owner’s side while he sleeps using a ventilator went viral.
Mao Mao the dog and his owner, Shao, 56, live in Xinxiang in Henan Province, according to MailOnline.
Kokoro, the viral toy poodle from Japan whom fans likened to an Ewok from “Star Wars” and the late painter Bob Ross, has passed away.
Editor’s Note: A previous headline for this article stated it was a man who saved the dog when it was a woman who first spotted it. The headline has been corrected.
A stray dog stuck in a pool of molten rubber was saved from certain death after a group of do-gooders stepped in for a dramatic rescue.
A Chinese army dog has gone viral for not letting his retiring handler go by wrapping his paws around him to stop him from leaving the barracks.
The heartbreaking moment, captured at a military base at an undisclosed location, sees a 3-year-old golden retriever dog named Da Mao chasing after his trainer, Jia Chuan, as he is leaving the base, according to state-run media CCTV via Daily Mail.
A stranded dog in the Philippines was rescued by a Marikina resident who swam across 6-foot deep floodwater when Typhoon Vamco, or Typhoon Ulysses, made landfall.
The rescue: The unidentified man risked his life and stepped into muddy floodwater to save the distressed dog that was stuck inside a nearby building.