A family affair: Dog Glaccolo finds a home

| Jan 25, 2015

A family affair: Dog Glaccolo finds a home

Glaccolo (center front), a papillon first featured here in October, was being fostered by the Seshiyama family, which in itself bode auspicious. Charmer that she is, the little dog soon worked her way into the heart and home of Michiko Ota, mother of Reiko ...

Tokyo's K-9 cops featured on doggy calling cards

Jan 19, 2015

Tokyo's K-9 cops featured on doggy calling cards

In a bid to elevate awareness of police dogs and to promulgate law-enforcement messages, officers in Tokyo are distributing collectible cards for their canine partners. The cards bear the dog’s name and photo, with crime-fighting slogans on the back. “People sometimes turn down our ...

More abandoned dogs reported in three prefectures

Nov 13, 2014

More abandoned dogs reported in three prefectures

Amid a rash of dog abandonment cases across the nation, 80 additional instances have been reported since October 2013 in Saitama, Yamanashi and Saga prefectures, according to local communities and animal welfare groups. Officials in Saitama Prefecture said 46 abandoned dogs of various breeds, ...

Nov 5, 2014

Nearly 30 more dead dogs found in bizarre dumping case

Officials in Tochigi Prefecture said Wednesday the number of bodies in a bizarre dog dumping case had reached nearly 70 animals, days after police launched a criminal investigation. Authorities said they had found almost 30 more dead dogs, following the discovery last week of ...