Japanese health officials find 164 dogs crammed into tiny house

National Nov 4, 2020

Japanese health officials find 164 dogs crammed into tiny house

Japanese health officials have found 164 emaciated dogs crammed into a tiny house in one of the country's worst cases of animal hoarding, an animal rights activist said Wednesday. The parasite-infested animals were found in a 30 square-meter (323 sq. foot) house in the city ...

Runaway police dog found after search on Hyogo's Mount Nagusa

National Oct 27, 2020

Runaway police dog found after search on Hyogo's Mount Nagusa

A police dog that ran away during an operation to locate a missing woman on mountain in Hyogo Prefecture was found Tuesday after an extensive search. The 2-year-old German shepherd, nicknamed Kureba-go, was discovered at around 9:40 a.m. nearly two days after escaping on Mount ...

Wasao, popular 'ugly-cute' Akita dog, dies at age 13

National Jun 9, 2020

Wasao, popular 'ugly-cute' Akita dog, dies at age 13

Wasao, an Akita dog who earned nationwide popularity for his unique looks, has died at age 13, believed to be equivalent to around the early 90s in human years, a support group said Tuesday. The big, white furry canine with a squinty-eyed face died Monday. ...

Japan confirms first case of rabies in 14 years

National / Science & Health May 23, 2020

Japan confirms first case of rabies in 14 years

The local government in the city of Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, has announced that a person who traveled from the Philippines had developed rabies — the first case in Japan in 14 years. The municipal government said Friday that the patient, whose sex, age and nationality ...