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Rotterdam police use dogs to comfort victims in questioning
Apr 13 '17 11:10

The Rotterdam police is launching an experiment next month in using two service dogs to comfort victims or witnesses of serious crimes, such as sex offenses, while they are being questioned by the police, ANP reports.

Twix and Kyara are the two Polish lowland shepherds who will soon be comforting victims, should they want it. "For solace and to take the sharp edge off", the police said on Wednesday. "Five to twenty minutes with a dog relieves stress", a police spokesperson said to ANP. 

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Feb 23 '17 14:45

In an effort to reduce the number of serious dog bites a year, the Netherlands may soon compile a list of "high risk" dogs for which stricter rules will apply, according to advise the council for animal affairs RDA sent to the government, RTL Nieuws reports.

The list of high risk dogs is still being prepared. For the list experts assess dog breeds on how likely they are to bite and what the impact of a bite can be. The owners of dogs on the list will be subject to stricter rules and measures.

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Jan 16 '17 08:47

A woman in Wernhout, Brabant shot and killed two "pit bull like" dogs on Sunday after the dogs attacked her husband, the dogs' owner. The woman shot the dogs to free her husband from their jaws, the Volkskrant reports.

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Nov 29 '16 09:33

A 69-year-old mother and her 43-year-old daughter were the at a crossing on Sionsweg in Nijmegen on Monday. The victims lived together in a home on Breedweg near Groesbeek, the Gelderlander reports.

Local residents told the newspaper that they had a very reclusive lifestyle, with very little contact with neighbors. They had four or five dogs and five or six cats. 

Nov 28 '16 13:35

Two persons and multiple dogs were killed after being. According to the police, the pedestrians and their dogs were crossing the rails at Scheidingsweg after the barriers were already down. "This happened deliberately, so it looks like suicide", a spokesperson for the police said to AD.

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Apr 4 '16 15:15

Police officers broke open a car in the Efteling parking lot in order to rescue a dog left in the baking sun. Another dog was found in a different car parked at the amusement park a few hours later

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Mar 7 '16 11:19

The animal police and the National Animal Protection Inspectorate rescued 11 dogs and three cockatiels from a very filthy house on Brouwerstraat in Etten-Leur on Friday.

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Dec 2 '15 07:21

A Rotterdam man was seriously injured at his home on Rhijnauwensingel when his two dogs attacked him. A woman who tried to help was also injured. According to the police, the pit bulls were confiscated and put down.

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May 22 '15 14:29

Several dogs were brought to the Veterinarians practice in Purmerend on Thursday after they had swallowed fishhooks hidden in sausages. Residents fear the dog hater, who had left fishhooks in sausages last year too, has returned, AD reports.

Feb 2 '15 15:21

Sniffer dogs will be used to detect network failures In North Brabant and Limburg for Netherlands energy provider Enexis by the end of 2015, the company announced last week.

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Aug 29 '14 13:34

Employees at the University of Maastricht have received anonymous death threats. The university came under fire earlier this week after it announced that it would be testing pacemakers on several dozen labradors.

Apr 18 '14 13:45

A suspicious A suspicious briefcase was discovered on Friday morning in front of the Albert Heijn on the Van Schevichavenstraat in Nijmegen.

Mar 31 '14 10:32

There is too much demand at the animal food banks in The Netherlands. The foundation Collection Bank Animals Netherlands told Metro that the number of people paying weekly visits to the animal food bank has doubled in the last three months.

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Feb 14 '14 07:34

A 66-year old dog hater from Arnhem has been apprehended as it appears he may have tried to poison several dogs.

Feb 13 '14 17:09

The bodies of dike surveyors, Zuiderzeeland (Flevoland) and Groot Salland (Overijssel) are going to more strictly enforce the rules on the Flevoland dikes, when it comes to unleashed dogs. The holes the dogs dig in the grass costs the surveyors thousands of euros annually.

Jan 6 '14 16:04

Police removed ten malnourished and badly kept dogs from the care of a man in Oss on Monday; it was the umpteenth time.

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