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K-9 handler sues Allegheny County over compensation
Dateline: Nov 26 2014 at 1:16 pm
A K-9 handler is suing Allegheny County for more than $25,000 as compensation for personal time spent caring for his dog over more than a decade, a suit filed Monday in the Court of Common Pleas st...
Craft show to feature one-of-a-kind items
Dateline: Nov 26 2014 at 1:09 pm
Vyrostek is not charging an admission fee to the event; however, she is asking patrons to make a donation to a few local law enforcement K-9 units. Donations on Friday will go to K-9 Blitz of the J...
Wounded Calif. Police K-9 Goes Home
Dateline: Nov 26 2014 at 1:07 pm
The 2-year-old police dog who was shot and seriously wounded by a gunman who opened fire on officers in a West Covina neighborhood is expected to go home Tuesday. Reiko, a 2-year-old Beligian Malin...
Car collides with dog team, musher injured
Dateline: Nov 26 2014 at 10:00 am
Hendrickson, of Talkeetna, is a well-known presence in the mushing community. She?s a four-time Iditarod finisher who made it into Nome in 36th place twice and in 40th place twice. She runs her own...
Iditarod Musher Hospitalized After Vehicle Strikes Dog Team
Dateline: Nov 26 2014 at 9:55 am
On Tuesday, Iditarod musher Karin Hendrickson was injured when a Talkeetna woman lost control of her vehicle and struck the ATV that Hendrickson?s dog team was pulling. Alaska State Troopers receiv...
Arlington Police Hero Reunites with Dog She Saved
Dateline: Nov 26 2014 at 9:48 am
An Arlington family says a local police officer is their hero after she saved their dog?s life. And on Wednesday, they got to thank her in person. The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand...
Boone County Sheriff's Office K-9, Enzo, put down after biting worker at Tire Discounters
Dateline: Nov 26 2014 at 9:22 am
WALTON, Ky. - The woman who had part of her ear ripped off by a K-9 patrol dog for the Butler County Sheriff's Office says she didn't want the animal to die. Representatives for the sheriff's depar...
Iditarod veteran still recovering from roadside collision
Dateline: Nov 26 2014 at 9:00 am
Karin Hendrickson, a four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race finisher, remained hospitalized on Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle while on a training run along the Parks Highway. None of her...
The Iditarod's Golden Connection
Dateline: Nov 26 2014 at 8:42 am
One of the sponsors of the Iditarod sled dog race has a heart of gold. The Donlin prospect is 285 miles west of Anchorage in the Y-K Delta region. Donlin is two and a half years into the permitting...
Ask Martha: Take exercise outside
Dateline: Nov 26 2014 at 7:32 am
We?re not talking about Iditarod-style endurance events. Even a five-minute microburst of exercise can improve both self-esteem and mood, according to a 2010 study at the University of Essex, in En...
Police Dog Reiko Returns Home After Being Shot in the Line of Duty
Dateline: Nov 26 2014 at 6:52 am
Reiko, a two-year-old police dog, returned home Tuesday night after being shot in the line of duty in West Covina Sunday. A gunman shot Reiko after police arrived at a home in the 1500 block of Eas...
Estimate: $30K K-9 investment lost with euthanization
Dateline: Nov 26 2014 at 6:51 am
The day after WLWT News 5 learned that the Boone County Sheriff's Department had euthanized the K-9 that bit a sales associate at Tire Discounters, WLWT looked into why the decision was made. The K...
Watch a tiny yorkie chase away a burglar
Dateline: Nov 26 2014 at 6:21 am
Lots of people get guard dogs. Popular choices are dobermans, German shepherds, rottweilers. While all of those dogs are probably big snuggly piles of fur when you get to know them, they can defini...
Getting by with a little help from a 4-legged friend
Dateline: Nov 26 2014 at 5:58 am
Since 1975, Canine Companions for Independence has trained and supplied almost 4,600 assistance ... are dogs that don?t quite qualify as guide dogs but find success working in other fields such as ...
Iditarod musher, dog team hurt in crash with vehicle
Dateline: Nov 26 2014 at 5:36 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A veteran Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher is recovering from a broken back and leg after she was struck by a driver who left the roadway and crashed into her team near Willo...
A hero's return! K-9 police dog Reiko has bullet removed from his spine after being shot by murder suspect
Dateline: Nov 25 2014 at 11:32 pm
A California police dog critically injured by an armed murder suspect on Sunday night has been reunited with his handler and is expected to make a full recovery. K-9 Reiko was rushed to the TLC Pet...
Officer's K-9 "Best Friend" Released From Hospital After Surgery for Gunshot Wound
Dateline: Nov 25 2014 at 11:16 pm
A police dog who was shot as he protected his handler during the search for a gunman wanted in connection with a homicide was released Tuesday night from an animal hospital after recovering from su...
Hero Police Dog Wounded in Shooting Released From Hospital
Dateline: Nov 25 2014 at 10:25 pm
A police dog who was shot as he protected his handler during the search for a homicide suspect was released Tuesday night from an animal hospital after recovering from surgery. Reiko, a 2-year-old ...
K-9 unit returns to Forest City Police
Dateline: Nov 25 2014 at 7:08 pm
FOREST CITY - Drug money will be used to fight crime in Forest City. The Forest City Police Department has bought a dog and will train it for a K-9 unit that should be in operation near the end of ...
'I will be back on the trail next year!' writes injured musher Karin Hendrickson
Dateline: Nov 25 2014 at 10:00 am
Watch the KTUU Channel 2 at 10 o'clock for more on the musher's condition, her dogs and what comes next. Four-time Iditarod finisher Karin Hendrickson suffered a broken back and broken leg after a ...
New ?breed? of Army dog handlers
Dateline: Nov 25 2014 at 8:47 am
Soldiers of the U.S. Army?s Military Police Corps newest military occupational specialty are making history on Fort Leonard Wood. The inaugural company of 31 Kilos, Military Working Dog Handlers, i...
Working Like a Dog: Illustrator Mark Ulriksen's Had a Busy Fall Drawing Pups and Giants
Dateline: Nov 25 2014 at 8:24 am
San Francisco-based artist and illustrator Mark Ulriksen says it's hard to stand out in today's blitz of media. Now out with a new book, Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly, Ulriksen is the ultimate operator. ...
Mundelein considering adding a police dog next year
Dateline: Nov 25 2014 at 7:57 am
"We'll pick from within and then hire a replacement cop for that one," said Trustee Ray Semple, who leads the village board's public safety committee. Police Chief Eric Guenther and other proponent...
Shot in the line of duty, West Covina police dog Reiko is coming home
Dateline: Nov 25 2014 at 7:51 am
The 2-year-old police dog who was shot and seriously wounded by a gunman who opened fire on officers in a West Covina neighborhood is expected to go home Tuesday. Reiko, a 2-year-old Beligian Malin...
Florida man accidentally shoots self in face, dies after threatening to kill dog: police
Dateline: Nov 25 2014 at 7:42 am
A Florida man accidentally shot himself in the face and died after threatening to fire a gun at a family dog Tuesday morning, Pinellas Park police said. Dennis Eugene Emery, 57, fought with his wif...
West Covina Police K-9 Cleared To Return Home After Being Shot
Dateline: Nov 25 2014 at 7:20 am
WEST COVINA ( ? A police K-9 Officer is scheduled to be released Tuesday after being shot by an armed murder suspect Sunday night. West Covina Police Department K-9 Reiko, the department?...
Police: Man threatened dog, fatally shot self
Dateline: Nov 25 2014 at 2:51 am
Dennis Emery was no stranger to the law. He had run-ins with Pinellas Park police 34 times since 2012, and was arrested last month three times in less than a week. But Tuesday morning, police got t...
Two years later, K-9 Enzo is even better
Dateline: Nov 25 2014 at 2:10 am
For nearly 24 hours a day, Wilton K-9 Officer Steven Rangel and his partner, K-9 Enzo, are together ? whether they?re patrolling Wilton in the department?s gray police cruiser or sleeping in bed at...
West Covina police dog shot multiple times by fleeing suspect
Dateline: Nov 25 2014 at 1:29 am
A West Covina police dog is expected to have followup surgery on Tuesday after having been shot by a suspect on Sunday attempting to flee from authorities reported the The two-year-old...
Working With Rescued Stray Dogs
Dateline: Nov 24 2014 at 10:09 am
On any given day, you can find dogs running loose on the Pine Ridge Reservation, some of them wild. Dogs have bitten people and, as we saw last week, even killed a young girl. A group called Light ...
A Bike Ride 1,000 Miles Across Alaska for Fun
Dateline: Nov 24 2014 at 5:28 am
His GT carbon-fiber sport bike for triathlons cost about $1,500. He estimates he spent $2,500 on gear for the Iditarod race, including his Arc?teryx Gamma jacket and Arc?teryx Fury bib pants ($700)...
Millville peace committee working on dog park for city
Dateline: Nov 23 2014 at 10:00 pm
MILLVILLE ? At the last Peace In The City meeting, Pastor Steve Harris found a way to get things moving instead of just talking about them. Clipboards. He had three of them in his hand as he called...
Louisiana village bans pit bulls & Rottweilers, orders to collect them for disposal by Dec. 1
Dateline: Nov 23 2014 at 5:00 am
"If that's what the ordinance says, then that's what it says,? he said. Lemoine said he owned a German shepherd, but he considered pit bulls and Rottweilers particularly ?vicious.? "They're going t...
Police investigating dog shooting
Dateline: Nov 22 2014 at 1:09 pm
Felicia Rowe reported Friday morning that her 13-month old German shepherd-Rottweiler mix dog was shot and run over at the bottom of their driveway on Eastman Road. Police said it happened Thursday...
Military family reunited just in time for the holidays thanks to kindness of stranger
Dateline: Nov 22 2014 at 2:40 am
The dogs belong to her daughter Candace Mitchell and her husband ... It turns out Steinlage is a veteran himself. He spent a year in the Army. "We say support your troop, but when we say support yo...
Everyday Hero Dogs honoring Military Working Dogs
Dateline: Nov 21 2014 at 5:45 pm
Join in the ?Everyday Hero Dogs Honoring Military Working Dogs? photo contest. A ?Hero Dog? can help honor Military Working Dogs! Not every dog can be a Military Working Dog, but our canine compani...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Dateline: Nov 21 2014 at 5:27 pm
The term dysplasia means abnormal. Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is abnormal formation of a dog's hip joint. The cause of CHD is unknown however there are many theories, one being that CHD can be pass...
Dog shot, run over in Grafton
Dateline: Nov 21 2014 at 8:24 am
It happened on Eastman Road. Police say someone shot and ran over Jane, a 13-month-old German shepherd-Rottweiler mix at the end of her driveway. She was rushed to a nearby animal hospital and is e...
New bomb-sniffing dogs working Sea-Tac security
Dateline: Nov 21 2014 at 4:53 am
SEA-TAC AIRPORT, Wash. -- Brand-new screening measures are in place at Sea-Tac Airport ahead of the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel rush. TSA is now using specially-trained bomb-sniffing canines a...
Working Like A Dog
Dateline: Nov 21 2014 at 12:42 am
Slobbering, barking and scratching notwithstanding, the trend of welcoming dogs into the workplace is growing. Best behavior is required, of course. And I mean the people. As founder and CEO of Pri...
Cyclist Prepares For Iditarod
Dateline: Nov 20 2014 at 9:11 am
Most of us have heard of the Iditarod; the world famous sled dog race that spans more than 1,000 miles of Alaskan wilderness. A Sioux Falls man has been invited to race in the Iditarod on his bike....
Soldier Reunited With His Army War Dog
Dateline: Nov 19 2014 at 5:56 am
Soldier Brent Grommet was a specialist in the Army and worked with a bomb sniffing canine partner, a German Shepard named Matty, his war dog. They worked together in Afghanistan finding bombs until...
Army specialist reunited with dog that saved his life
Dateline: Nov 18 2014 at 8:24 am
Herculaneum, Mo. (KTVI) ? A Missouri soldier has been reunited with the dog that saved his life. Army Specialist Brent Grommet and a German Shepherd named Matty worked as a bomb detection team in A...
Iditarod Fast Facts
Dateline: Nov 18 2014 at 5:01 am
Here's a look at what you need to know about the Iditarod, the most well-known dogsled race in the world. It is named after the Iditarod Trail, an old mail and supply route, traveled by dogsleds fr...
Tulsa Pets Could Cause Problems For Owners And Their Insurance
Dateline: Nov 17 2014 at 3:22 pm
Banned breeds include Akitas, Alaskan malamutes, chows, Rottweilers, huskies, German shepherds and more. For AAA Insurance, some of the full breed dogs mean an automatic denial of coverage, even if...
Dateline: Nov 16 2014 at 8:59 pm
This handsome boy is Zeus, a two-year-old German shepherd-Rottweiler up for adoption at the Cape Breton branch of the SPCA. His caregivers say Zeus is smart, loving and wants to be with people. He ...
Ice-T And Coco Honor Military Dogs
Dateline: Nov 13 2014 at 4:40 am
Reuniting military dogs with their veteran soldiers is just one of the many programs underwritten by American Humane Association, the country?s oldest child & animal welfare organization. ?The thou...
Dogs of War Get Heroes' Salute at New York Veterans' Day Parade
Dateline: Nov 11 2014 at 4:37 am
New York's Veteran's Day parade honored all veterans, even the canine ones. For the first time in the parade's history, six military dogs marched alongside the soldiers they served with. Dogs like ...
Common dog diseases (Video)
Dateline: Nov 5 2012 at 10:02 pm
There are several common dog diseases that are found in the Milwaukee area. Most can be cured if caught early, some can be life threatening. Last year, Milwaukee had an outbreak of distemper. It fo...

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