The latest coronavirus comes from dogs

World / Science & Health May 21, 2021

The latest coronavirus comes from dogs

by Emily Anthes

Scientists have discovered a new canine coronavirus in a child who was hospitalized with pneumonia in Malaysia in 2018. If the virus is confirmed to be a human pathogen, it would be the eighth coronavirus, and the first canine coronavirus, known to cause disease ...

Aichi city aims to give ‘dropout’ service dogs a second life

National Jan 12, 2021

Aichi city aims to give ‘dropout’ service dogs a second life

The city of Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, is utilizing Japan's furusato nōzei hometown donation system to support a second life for dogs that fail to become service animals. There is currently no public support for such dogs, according to the Japan Service Dog Association. "There are ...

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 ...