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Smith College announces monorail over Paradise Pond in April Fools Day hoax
Apr 1 2015 at 2:17 am
he said. The article notes other options on the table to bring ease of transportation to weary Smithies: a local Iditarod team-in-training, a subway and a moving walkway. At the helm of the "projec...
Vine of Maple The Dog playing drums to White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army' goes viral
Apr 1 2015 at 2:15 am
Footage of a dog playing bass drum to The White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army' has gone viral ? with millions watching the animal's rhythmic skills. Maple the dog is a popular star on Vine, with over...
Police K-9 sniffs out more than 250 pounds of marijuana in KCK drug bust
Apr 1 2015 at 2:13 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A major drug bust in Kansas City, Kan., was thanks to an alert K-9. During a traffic stop, K-9 Dax sniffed out 286 pounds of marijuana hidden inside a U-Haul. The marijuana was ...
Kid's best friend: The special dogs that keep children with autism safe and happy
Apr 1 2015 at 2:12 am
A puppy tends to be a beloved addition to any family, but for a family supporting a child with autism an Assistance Dog can make a crucial difference to their happiness and stability. April 2 is Au...
Police: Girlfriend cited dog's role in officer's killing
Apr 1 2015 at 2:03 am
Tyaina Finch told investigators initially that the police officer's yellow Labrador had his service revolver in its mouth, and as she attempted to pull it out, it fired, killing the officer. But De...
Boen cancer takes life of Sheriff?s K-9
Apr 1 2015 at 1:14 am
The Rowan County Sheriff?s Office lost a beloved K-9 to an aggressive bone cancer late last week. The dog, Skylar, had to be put down Saturday following a trip to the veterinarian, officials said. ...
CSPD: Police Dog Sniffs Out Suspect's Hiding Place
Apr 1 2015 at 1:14 am
According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, 31-year-old Christopher Chavez was behind the wheel of a stolen car when an officer tried to pull him over just before 9 p.m. Chavez allegedly s...
Training the K-9 Unit to protect the community
Apr 1 2015 at 1:03 am
QUINCY, IL -- Dogs have been known as man?s best friend since the beginning. They're a companion, a friend, and will be there for you until the end. But for dogs that are part of the K-9 unit, you'...
Local company trains dogs to hunt truffles
Apr 1 2015 at 12:02 am
I don?t know about you, but it took me ages to teach my dog to sit. And six years later we?re still working on stay. So when I randomly came across the Truffle Dog Company while scrolling Facebook,...
Animal rescue groups working to find new homes for 30 dogs after their owner died unexpectedly
Mar 31 2015 at 11:51 pm
OKTAHA, Okla. - Family and friends are mourning the sudden death of a man in Muskogee County known for his love of dogs. Arnold Perkins, 55, died last week and left behind about 30 dogs at his home...
Police Dog Grant Program by Universal K9 Joins Forces with Animal Farm Foundation and Austin Pets Alive to Deliver Tr...
Mar 31 2015 at 11:01 pm
Universal K9 has teamed with Animal Farm Foundation and Austin Pets Alive to provide free, fully trained dogs to national police and sheriff departments. San Antonio, Texas, April 1, 2015 ? Univers...
Suspect unaffected by police Taser, but dogs capture him
Mar 31 2015 at 10:23 pm
A wanted Daytona Beach man recklessly fled from police in his vehicle Tuesday after an officer?s attempt to apprehend him using Taser stuns failed. South Daytona police were called to Banana Drive ...
Retired military dog lives with Texas Marine's family
Mar 31 2015 at 5:44 pm
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (AP) ? The day Bill and Kay Hoffman found out that their 23-year-old son, Alex, was going to be a dog handler for the U.S. Marine Corps, they began praying for the dog that would...
Fayette County Sheriff's office loses third K-9 unit dog; seeks funds
Mar 31 2015 at 5:11 pm
Fayette County Sheriff's office loses third K-9 unit dog; seeks funds By Daniel Tyson REGISTER-HERALD REPORTER Register Herald In the past six weeks, the Fayette County Sheriff?s Office has lost th...
Long awaited police dog arrives
Mar 31 2015 at 4:28 pm
SOMERSET ? Somerset Police Department patrolman Jared Linhares has a new partner that will work with him and Jeck is only 14 months old and weighs 50 pounds. Officer Linhares and Police Chief Georg...
Franconia-based Brewscuits prepare second shipment of care packages for military dogs, their handlers
Mar 31 2015 at 3:17 pm
Franconia >> When Brewscuits sent out its first shipment of care packages for military dogs and their human handlers, it was December and wintertime. Now it?s spring, so the next shipment, schedule...
Rincon trains second K-9
Mar 31 2015 at 2:09 pm
The Rincon Police Department is training a second K-9, a 5-month-old Belgian Malinois named ?Snitch.? Officer Michael Giaquinto is training the dog, which should be ready to detect narcotics someti...
New K-9 Deputy Sworn-in after Donations from a Local Restaurant
Mar 31 2015 at 1:57 pm
A new deputy has joined the Taylor County Sheriff's Department thanks to generous donations from a local restaurant. Employees at a local restaurant got to see their hard-work and generosity come t...
Two Cabrillo teachers set a course for excellent reads
Mar 31 2015 at 12:30 pm
Dwyer's seventh graders are currently reading "Woodsong" (Gary Paulsen). In it, the author recounts his dog sledding experiences, including in the Iditarod. (An annual sled dog race from Anchorage ...
K-9 leads officers to $100K worth of meth
Mar 31 2015 at 11:42 am
WASHINGTON CITY ? Hunter, Washington City?s K-9 officer, again was instrumental in another successful drug bust Sunday when the Washington City Police Department discovered about $100,000 worth of ...
KCK K-9 sniffs out evidence in big marijuana bust
Mar 31 2015 at 10:58 am
A K-9 unit in Kansas City, Kansas, made a traffic stop Monday evening that helped to get nearly 290 pounds of marijuana off the streets. The Kansas Highway Patrol spotted a U-Haul truck in the midd...
Suspect bitten by police dog after snatching toddler from laundromat in SW Houston
Mar 31 2015 at 9:35 am
A baby is fine, and a mother shaken up, and now a man in police custody for snatching that child from a laundromat in southwest Houston. It all happened near Clarewood Drive and Fondren at about 2p...
Holland therapy dog taking the pain out of a trip to the dentist
Mar 31 2015 at 7:33 am
HOLLAND, Mich. ? There are all kinds of working dogs. They?re usually guide dogs, police K-9?s and special assistance dogs. But how about a dental dog? Meet Baci, she?s is a certified therapy dog t...
Irvine woman conquers Mount Everest, Iditarod
Mar 31 2015 at 2:13 am
Cindy Abbott knows a thing or two about persevering and reaching goals. In 2010, the Irvine resident joined an elite club of climbers who have reached Mount Everest's summit. Her climb became the s...
Terminally ill woman, blind in 1 eye, conquers Mount Everest, Iditarod
Mar 31 2015 at 1:20 am
Cindy Abbott knows about persevering and reaching goals. In 2010, the Irvine resident joined an elite club of climbers who have reached Mount Everest's summit. Her climb became the subject of a doc...
5 Commons Myths That Fuel Wrongful Stigmas Against Pit Bulls
Mar 30 2015 at 10:52 pm
A dog?s bite force is often determined by several factors. Dr. Brady Barr of National Geographic tested the bite force of the American Pit Bull terrier, the German Shepherd, and the Rottweiler and ...
Guardians of Rescue caring for injured dog saved by NY police officer
Mar 30 2015 at 7:42 pm
This sweet little dog was left for dead in the streets of New York. If not for the kindness of a police officer stopping to help, he'd be dead. Lambchop is now in the loving hands of Guardians of R...
Big dog dilemma for family with military transfer
Mar 30 2015 at 11:38 am
A very big dog and his owner's big heart are making a military transfer hard for the Colorado Springs family. The Duncan family adopted "Jackson" a Great Dane after he had been given up by seven pr...
Watch DOG play the DRUMS to White Stripes anthem Seven Nation Army
Mar 30 2015 at 10:00 am
IF we told you we?d found a video of a dog playing the drums to the White Stripes hit Seven Nation Army we?re pretty sure you?d say we?re barking. Well you?re wrong - and no this is not an April Fo...
Buffalo Grove police dog retired after successful cancer surgery
Mar 30 2015 at 4:06 am
A northwest suburban police dog has retired from from his department post after being diagnosed with cancer, though surgery to remove a tumor was called successful. Saxon had served on the Buffalo ...
Saluting Diesel: Retired military dog finds home in Rehoboth
Mar 29 2015 at 2:44 pm
REHOBOTH - Heather Watson-Fournier recently adopted Diesel, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois dog. But Diesel wasn't an ordinary rescue adoption. Diesel is a war veteran. He served for several years de...
SIMULATION TRAINING Military working dog handlers prepare for medical emergencies
Mar 27 2015 at 5:37 am
3/27/2015 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A new kind of lifesaving training for handlers of military working dogs took place March 23 at Wright-Patterson Medical Center through a simulat...
Southeastern Guide Dogs matches 6 vets with canines
Mar 26 2015 at 2:00 pm
PALMETTO -- Six veterans completed Southeastern Guide Dogs' 12-day service dog training with ... handler and security police first-responder, instant reaction and hyper-vigilance were normal. Searc...
Whitefish Bay native's love of dogs leads to Iditarod race
Mar 25 2015 at 6:00 pm
For someone who grew up in Whitefish Bay, hated Wisconsin winters and doesn't think of herself as particularly tough, Laura Allaway mushed her way across Alaska this month to finish her first Idita...
Former military dog handler wants to say a final goodbye to his PEDD partner
Mar 25 2015 at 2:52 pm
Steve Welch has one wish, and that's to say a final goodbye to his former Patrol Explosives Detection Dog Benny. Steve and Benny bonded deeply during the time they worked for a contractor (Ronco) i...
Fairfax County Animal Watch
Mar 25 2015 at 4:41 am
Rottweiler returned home: Scott Dr., 10900 block ... Canine lobbyist: Center St., 200 block, 1 p.m. March 16. A woman left a German shepherd in the lobby of police station. The dog was transported ...
Lucas County Dogs for Adoption: 3-24
Mar 23 2015 at 8:09 pm
German shepherd, black and white male ... on March 18); stray picked up March 15 by a control officer at 11839 Bailey Road, Providence Township. Rottweiler mix, black and orange female; stray picke...
Help find Rottweiler who attacked small dog in England
Mar 23 2015 at 12:45 am
Also there was a man who was walking two Rottweilers and a German Shepherd. One of the Rottweilers was not on a lead and attacked her dog, Daizee, who was also off lead. The man did not give Sloane...
The Best Race of Iditarod 2015 Didn't Take Place in Front of Huge Crowds or a Television Audience
Mar 19 2015 at 11:34 pm
NOME, Alaska -- Like a man saved from drowning, Paul Gebhardt gasped for breath as he hunched over the handlebar of his sled early Thursday in Nome. The 58-year-old musher nearly collapsed, hanging...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Mar 5 2015 at 5:14 am
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...
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