Crete: Motorist accused of running over dog released

A 63-year-old woman accused of a hit and run involving a dog in Crete on Holy Thursday has been given conditional release after testifying to an investigating magistrate.

The Russian national must report once a month at a local police station and pay a bond of €1,500. She is also prohibited from leaving the country.

Woman killed by pack of dogs in northern Athens

A 68-year-old woman was killed by a pack of dogs in a scrapyard lot in Ano Liosia, northern Athens, on Saturday morning, state broadcaster ERT reported.

The woman was attacked by the dogs outside the mobile home where she lived with her 70-year-old partner. The trailer was parked inside a scrapyard, whose owner, aged 76, has been arrested. 

Reindeer racing king crowned in Arctic tournament

Finland crowned its reindeer racing king on April 9 when 14 reindeer and jockeys competed for the title in the season's final match of the increasingly popular Arctic sport.

Wearing skis, helmets and ski goggles and pulled by harnesses attached to the reindeer, Finland's top 14 competitors raced one kilometer around an oval against the clock in the northern town of Inari.

Armed forces’ search dogs awarded for rescuing 78 people

Search and rescue dogs, dubbed the "silent heroes," of the Turkish Armed Forces have been awarded for saving the lives of 78 people from the rubble following the deadly Kahramanmaraş-centered quakes that ripped through Türkiye's south last month.

A total of 29 dogs from the Turkish Armed Forces Humanitarian Aid Brigade were taken to the quake zone with their teams.

French Bulldogs topple Labradors as most popular US breed

The lovable Labrador Retriever is no longer the most popular dog breed in the United States, as French Bulldogs take over the top spot, the American Kennel Club (AKC) announced on March 15.

Labs, which the New York-based registry describes as "famously friendly" and "an enthusiastic athlete," had been the most popular dog breed for 31 years prior to 2022.

Bulgaria: Subhumans Cut the Ears of a Stray Dog in Sofia

A dog, aged only a few months, was found in a helpless state with its ears cut off in the "Hristo Botev" district of the Bulgarian capital, Nova TV reported.

The president of the Respect for Animals Association, Susana Mustafi, explained that the people who found the dog contacted the organization via Facebook on Tuesday evening.