Pets

What Caused This Pit Bull To Rip Off Woman's Arm?

7/29/2015 9:02am EDT
Nightmarish Dog Attack: Husband's Pit Bull Severs Wife's Arm Aft
One witness described the weekend dog attack in South Carolina like something out of a horror movie.

While a woman recovers in an Intensive Care Unit, residents and the dog's owner are trying to make sense out of Sunday's horrific mauling. What's particularly puzzling is why an American pit bull terrier attacked a man's wife and severed part of her arm on Sunday.

Mahmoud Rizk, 30, the owner of a pit bull named "Tiger," said his wife, Katherine Rizk is in bad shape after being bitten many times and dragged around like a ragdoll, citing a report from the Post and Courier.

"It’s been awful....
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Squeak! Jared Leto Gave Margot Robbie A Really Weird Gift

7/15/2015 11:12am EDT
Margot Robbie Elle
Margot Robbie has a pet rat. But it's not just any old rat. It was a gift from her "Suicide Squad" co-star Jared Leto, who plays the Joker. Robbie plays Harley Quinn.

The actress talks about her pet, named Rat Rat, in the new issue of Elle magazine. She admits the name isn't very original, but she decided to keep the rodent even after some of the crew suggested "killing it."

"If Harley got something from Joker, she'd probably cherish it," the star reasons.

Rat Rat appears to be having a good life. His diet consists of organic berries from Whole Foods.

Fellow co-star Adam Beach, who pl...
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Hero Guide Dog Saves Owner's Life

6/9/2015 4:40pm EDT
Guide Dog Saves Owner: Hero Dog Jumps In Front Of Bus To Protect
A golden retriever named Figo was crossing the street with his owner, Audrey Stone, when a mini-bus zoomed towards the pair, clearly not intent on stopping. What did Figo do? He pushed himself into the path of the bus, taking the hit and protecting his owner from the impact.

Incredible, isn't it? Figo, a service animal, was struck primarly on his right front leg, which was severely injured (according to The Journal News, Figo's leg is in a splint, and he's "on the mend and doing extremely well"). Stone, 62, also didn't come out of the accident unscathed. She ended up with a fractured right...
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These Celebs Are Obsessed With Their Pets!

3/31/2015 7:00pm EDT
10 Celebrities Totally Obsessed With Their Pets
Ah, the life of a celebrity pet. Gourmet food. Luxury beds and baths. Little hand-knit booties in the wintertime, probably. Oh, a solid social media following is almost guaranteed. It's a sweet gig.

Obviously, we can't all be celebrity pets (chances are if you're reading this, you're not a domesticated animal) but we can at least read about them. So let's do just that- click over to the next page to find out about 10 of the most well-treated (and sometimes, the most bizarre) celebrity pets out there.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift was a one-cat woman at the start of 2014, sharing her home wi...
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'Big Bang Theory' Star Kaley Cuoco Denies Nose Job Rumor

12/29/2014 9:20am EST
'Big Bang Theory' Star Kaley Cuoco And Her Dogs Deny Nose Job Ru
Did anyone really think Kaley Cuoco had a particularly large schnoz? Hollywood has its share of oversized honkers, we wouldn't consider Cuoco's one of them.

And yet, after receiving sinus surgery a few days ago, Cuoco's been plagued with rumors that her sinuses weren't what was under the knife- that this "sinus surgery" was really a nose job.

Cuoco is apparently fed up with people talking about her nose, and she's taken to Instagram to put an end to it.

The "Big Bang Theory" star posted a collage of photos of her (nose bandage and all) and her many dogs, along with a caption that will h...
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Justin Bieber Is In The Dog House

12/1/2014 11:03am EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is being blamed for abandoning a puppy named Karma, but apparently the singer wasn't even the owner of the Bulldog.

Bieber reportedly left Karma with a dog trainer in February and never returned to take her back home.

Trainer Trevor Dvernichuk told The Sun newspaper: "This is like taking your kid to school and not picking it back up."

Dvernichuk has reportedly tried to contact the pop star on several occasions to retrieve Karma but never got a response.

However, it appears that Bieber bought the dog for his father Jeremy last Christmas in Ontario, Canada, according to The ...
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These Stars' BFFs Are Their Pets

11/17/2014 9:09am EST
12 Celebrities Who Are Obsessed With Their Pets
Taylor Swift is a cat lover (and future cat lady?), and she names her pets after her favorite TV characters. First, there's Meredith Grey, a gray cat she adopted in 2011. She named her after the "Grey's Anatomy" character. Then there's Olivia Benson, a white cat with folded ears named for the "Law & Order: SVU" character.

Jennifer Aniston is a huge animal lover. She was crushed when her Welsh corgi mix Norman died in 2011 at age 15. She loved Norman so much, she tattoed his name on her foot. The actress currenlty owns a white shepherd mix named Dolly and a pit bull mix called Sophie.
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John Cleese Makes Fun Of Taylor Swift's 'Weird' Cat

10/13/2014 1:35pm EDT
Taylor Swift
During an interview on "The Graham Norton Show," John Cleese made fun of singer Taylor Swift's cat Olivia.

The cat is white and has folded ears. The British host was showing photos of the pair's pets when Cleese, puzzled by the animal's appearance, said, "How did it have the accident?"

"What? What accident?" replied Swift.

The Monty Python star then commented, "Is that a proper cat? That's the weirdest cat I've ever seen in my life."

However, a photo of Cleese's overweight cat was also shown to the TV audience, to which Swift pointed out, "That's a monster."

Towards the end of the cl...
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Katy Perry Introduces The World To Her New Adorable Puppy, Butters

4/17/2014 6:03pm EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry is all about change – now that she has slime-green hair, she's read to be "no longer just a cat lady" by introducing her adorable new dog, Butters!

"Meet my new Prismatic World Tour mascot, BUTTERS! #nolongerjustacatlady..." Perry captioned an Instagram photo of the puppy alongside a tiny teddy bear for scale.

Perry is going to need some moral support, because she starts her humongous Prismatic World Tour on May 7 in Belfast, Ireland. The 104-stop tour won't finish until the middle of December.

Perry told E!, "I'm challenging myself again, pushing my limits as I do, as a Sco...
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Miley Cyrus Gives Away New Puppy Moonie: 'It's Just Too Soon'

4/14/2014 12:07pm EDT
Miley Cyrus Gives Away New Puppy Moonie: 'It's Just Too Soon'
Miley Cyrus has given away her new puppy after owning it for only a few days.

Last week, Miley's mother Tish gave her a new dog days after her beloved Floyd passed away. The singer was noticeably distraught over the loss of Floyd on social media and in concerts immediately following his death.

Moonie, thank you for giving me so much love, comfort, & peace. It's just to soon for me right now ❤️ #missingmoonie pic.twitter.com/bMX9fO3tFk

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 13, 2014

After she received Moonie, Cyrus admitted she didn't know if she was "ready to love again," and it appe...
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