According to a recent report, the Houston Police Department has shot and killed 187 dogs since 2010. The department authorizes officers to use any force necessary if they feel threatened by an animal and the officials have defended their officers actions. We take a closer look at why HPD is targeting man's best friend.
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Bella and Beavis played ball together, shared living quarters, ate together, etc. They lived and loved together for quite a while. Beavis died this morning, and Bella has been in mourning for hours.
Jacob, a high school senior takes his service dog Thor to school to help with focusing his attention.
Jacob, was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome at a young age. In school he was unable to make friends and threw fits because of his autism. Kristi, his mother sought to find a solution - and came Thor, Jacob's service dog who helps him keep his focus and calm him down when he gets frustrated. Jacob, now is able to make friends through his friend, Thor.
Kids all over the world are comforted by their favourite teddy bear - who goes everywhere they do. But they'd all trade places with Mark and Dawn Dumas who have a REAL teddy bear in the form of 18-month-old grizzly bear Billy. Just like stuffed bears who are always by their kiddie owners' sides, Billy even follows Mark to the local PUB near Vancouver, Canada. At 5ft on his hind legs, it's easy for Billy to get his paws up onto the bar - or the pool table while Mark and wife, Dawn 51, play a game. At home Billy splashes in the pool with Mark, 61, playing with his toy inflatable ball. After a swim, he joins the couple in their living room to watch TV or have a play-fight with youngster Billy on the carpet. But Mark his work cut out for him while wrestling with Billy for fun - because the cub weighs in at a whopping 250lbs (18st). Fortunately Mark has the right skills. As an animal handler Mark trains critters of all shapes and sizes for work in movies and TV commercials. He's been teaching Billy a variety of complex behaviours to perform on cue for the silver screen, like pretending to roar and rearing up on his hind legs. Billy's outings alongside Mark began when the bear was just six-months-old and the pair went to the beach, just after Billy joined them from a conservation centre in Ontario.