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Two Baltimore K-9 Officers Perish After Being Left in Vehicle: Reports
Aug 31 2015 at 11:50 pm
Two Baltimore Police K-9s reportedly died last week while on the job outside the now-defunct Baltimore City Detention Center. Dingo the Dutch shepherd and Kojack the bloodhound perished after they ...
North Port aims to step up oversight of K-9 unit
Aug 31 2015 at 11:26 pm
NORTH PORT - Between 2010 and 2014, 37 percent of apprehensions made by the North Port Police K-9 unit ended with an officer ordering his dog to attack, a Herald-Tribune investigation published in ...
Blaine K-9 officer teams recognized for good results at regional trials
Aug 31 2015 at 11:17 pm
Chief Chris Olson recently recognized Blaine?s two K-9 handlers for a job well done at a competition. Blaine police officer Reggie Larson and his K-9 partner Rex scored 688 out of 700 possible poin...
Dog killed, officer critically wounded after police respond to wrong house
Aug 31 2015 at 11:01 pm
(CNN)It started with police going to the wrong house. It ended with a homeowner, an officer and a dog shot. DeKalb County police were responding to a 911 call about a suspicious person Monday night...
Handlers ?Distraught? After Two K-9 Dogs Die in Hot Car After Air Conditioning Malfunctioned
Aug 31 2015 at 10:31 pm
Two working dogs on duty with Maryland law enforcement died last week due to heat exhaustion when the air conditioning in the car they were in malfunctioned. According to the Baltimore Sun, the K-9...
In Alaska: Too Many Fires, Not Enough Snow
Aug 31 2015 at 10:03 pm
The state nearly set a record for number of acres burned this year, while the Iditarod once more had to be moved north. I want to receive updates from partners and sponsors. Alana Semuels 7:52 AM E...
Peoria Police investigating video of officer hitting K-9 partner
Aug 31 2015 at 5:47 pm
A 26-second video shot by a Peoria woman is getting a lot of attention because it shows a Peoria police officer can be seen hitting his K-9 partner. The Peoria Police Department confirms that there...
DeBruin to embark on third Yukon Quest
Aug 31 2015 at 4:16 pm
DeBruin, 52, has been competing in events such as the Iditarod and Hudson Bay Quest every year since 2010, with the exception of 2015. He took a break last winter so that he and his wife Tanya McCr...
Georgia police officer, homeowner shot and dog killed when police show up at wrong home: police
Aug 31 2015 at 3:35 pm
An Atlanta-area police officer and a homeowner were wounded and a dog was killed in a shooting when police went to the wrong home on Monday night, police said. The DeKalb County police officer got ...
Homeowner Injured and Dog Killed After Police Respond to Wrong House
Aug 31 2015 at 3:18 pm
A homeowner was injured and his dog killed when three Georgia police officers responded to the wrong residence after receiving a report of a suspicious person on Monday night, the Atlanta Journal-C...
The four-legged therapist: dogs being trained to assist people with diabetes and autism
Aug 31 2015 at 3:15 pm
Dogs have been trained to guide ... It takes a dog approximately between nine months and a year to be fully trained and ready to join the client. The trainers voluntarily provide their time to prep...
Harris County Fire Marshal hosts K-9 first aid training
Aug 31 2015 at 1:51 pm
In an event co-hosted by the Harris County Fire Marshal?s Office and the North Houston Veterinary Specialists, Houston-area law enforcement and firefighters were invited to learn how perform first ...
With glaciers as backdrop, Obama to use Alaska trip to push climate agenda
Aug 31 2015 at 10:30 am
"People are just beside themselves. They're probably not going to believe it until he's actually here," said John Baker, a Kotzebue resident famous for being the first Alaskan Inupiaq to win the Id...
K-9 dies from illness
Aug 31 2015 at 10:09 am
After dealing with medical issues, K-9 Zorro with the Nueces County Sheriff's Department, died on Friday. "He had faced some serious medical issues of late but those issues finally overwhelmed him ...
Buxton police seize 18 dogs from home after receiving complaints
Aug 31 2015 at 9:07 am
Buxton police removed 18 dogs from a man?s house on Chicopee Road after receiving complaints about the dogs? living conditions. The department?s animal control officer initially went to the house W...
Working Dogs of Red Hills Region
Aug 31 2015 at 5:05 am
For centuries people have known that dogs possess heightened senses that exceed human ability. Dogs have been used to herd, hunt, track, rescue, assist, guide and comfort, in addition to serving as...
Cop Appears To Whip, Stomp Police Dog On Video
Aug 31 2015 at 4:28 am
A Peoria, Arizona, cop was caught on video apparently whipping and stomping on his police dog. A woman who requested anonymity when she sent the clip to KPNX said she recorded the video on Saturday...
Dogs of Western resentment bark as Chinese WWII parade passes
Aug 31 2015 at 3:51 am
The dogs of Western resentment bark and the Chinese military parade passes. On show in Beijing there may be new intercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach hypersonic speeds up to over 5-6,0...
K-9 Credited With Uncovering Marijuana Grow in Placentia
Aug 31 2015 at 3:39 am
A police dog named Habo was being credited with helping authorities in Placentia uncover a marijuana grow at an industrial suite on Monday morning. At approximately 7 a.m., detectives from the Spec...
Fundraiser planned for ailing Redlands Police Department K-9 Chewy
Aug 30 2015 at 9:44 am
REDLANDS >> Officer Patrick Estrada is waiting on the edge of his seat for lab results of his partner?s currently undiagnosed medical condition. His partner in the Redlands Police Department is Che...
Editorial: Cheers to aiding students, retiring police dog
Aug 30 2015 at 8:29 am
To a back-to-school giveaway that is a huge help. Local students are now prepped and ready for school to begin ? their shoulders equipped with backpacks full of school supplies. Christ Episcopal Ch...
Phoenix police shoots owner's 2 dogs but won't let him bury his dear pets
Aug 30 2015 at 3:52 am
The heartbroken owner of two dogs who were shot by Phoenix police officers on Wednesday, continues to search for answers as to why he can't have the remains of his dogs back to give them a proper b...
Helping Paws: Terriers, shepherds and a wheaten
Aug 29 2015 at 8:59 pm
The dogs available for adoption include mixes of border collie, corgi, dachshund, German Shepherd, pit bull, retriever, Rottweiler, wheaten terrier and wirehaired terrier, Dogs that are adopted fro...
These Pit Bull War Heroes Might Even Not Be Allowed In Military Housing Today
Aug 27 2015 at 5:47 am
Some of America's most beloved wartime canines wouldn?t even be allowed to live on many military bases today. The first type of dog named on every single one of these lists? Pit bulls. The policies...
High energy, intelligent dog to die at shelter; would make a great working dog
Aug 27 2015 at 4:31 am
Search and rescue teams take note, Clyde is a dog who would be a GREAT addition to any working group. In spite of being at the shelter for months, he has retained his sweet personality and greets e...
Bloat In Dogs
Aug 27 2015 at 2:12 am
It occurs primarily in larger breed dogs with deep narrow chests, such as Greyhounds, Great Danes, German Shepherds, Saint Bernards, Rottweilers, Pitbulls, Boxers, Bulldogs, Labs, Collies, among ma...
Acadia clamping down on dog activity in the park
Aug 26 2015 at 2:00 pm
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK ? For 15 years Meg Burden used the carriage trails and winter roads of Acadia National Park to teach young people leadership and cooperation skills working with sled dogs in he...
Letting go: A first-time puppy-raiser for The Seeing Eye watches from afar in Morristown
Aug 25 2015 at 3:46 am
Established in 1929, The Seeing Eye is the oldest guide dog school in the world. The nonprofit provides specially bred and trained dogs to guide people who are blind and offers lifetime assistance ...
Saving pups from 'Dead Dog Beach'
Aug 24 2015 at 11:26 pm
One even flew by private jet to Bermuda, Beckles says. During our visit, 23 dogs are flown to New York. The transport operation is done with military precision: Beckles, Aguirre-Hernandez and a gro...
War dog demonstrates his skills at Morris Animal Inn
Aug 24 2015 at 6:00 am
Staff Sgt. Rowan is a 9-year-old German Shepherd who served in Army combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as a bomb and explosive sniffing canine and is a recipient of the U.S. Military Dog Ser...
Four-legged detectives: Dogs sniff out water pollution
Aug 23 2015 at 9:26 pm
But Crush and the seven other dogs working for Environmental Canine Services are playing a unique and valuable role for local governments, as detectives helping protect public health and the enviro...
Using historical dog licences to trace your Irish ancestors
Aug 23 2015 at 6:38 pm
Findmypast is working in partnership with IrishCentral to share fascinating insights into your Irish ancestors. Click here to get a special half price subscription, and discover your Irish roots to...
Saturday essay: Brinkley Helen
Aug 21 2015 at 1:23 pm
But not long after her 2003 adoption, the bouncing 4-month-old mix of black Lab, German shepherd, Rottweiler and, surely, black bear was dubbed Brinkley Helen. She required two names to cover the h...
As Mat-Su population booms, new school named for 'Father of the Iditarod' opens
Aug 20 2015 at 1:35 pm
KNIK -- A new school named for Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race co-founder Joe Redington Sr. is part of a boom in Mat-Su school construction to accommodate the region?s burgeoning population. The $65 m...
Former military working dog, abandoned at kennel, reunited with handler
Aug 20 2015 at 9:41 am
A highly trained explosives dog, who once served with the 101st Airborne in Afghanistan, was abandoned at a boarding kennel in Virginia before being reunited this week with one of her former handle...
Up holland man found safe and well after missing person appeal
Aug 19 2015 at 11:46 pm
He is described as white, 6ft 3in tall, stocky build with mousey receding hair and a moustache. He was believed to have his two dogs with him, a Rottweiler and a German Shepherd.
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Aug 18 2015 at 5:30 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...
School named for Iditarod legend Joe Redington Sr. opens in Wasilla
Aug 18 2015 at 12:00 am
Joe Redington Sr. first laid claim to his homestead in the Wasilla area in 1948, near present-day Mile 12 of the Knik-Goose Bay Road. On Monday, a new junior-senior high school named for the late m...
Guide Dog and Service Dog Act changes target fraudulent pooches
Apr 20 2015 at 1:17 am
Laura Watamanuk, executive director of the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society, says public perceptions of service animals are often ... by many of Canada's more traditional working dog teams. Alan Con...
Choosing a Healthy Puppy
Mar 10 2015 at 10:11 pm
There are not many bone diseases that are visible on puppies under four months old. Such bone diseases could be Canine Hip Dysplasia and Patella Luxation. For breeds that are prone to these disease...
Warm winter forces Iditarod dog sled race to move north
Mar 8 2015 at 3:00 pm
(CNN)An unseasonably warm winter has left parts of Alaska's Iditarod trail without snow, exposing grass and gravel and forcing the famous dogsled race to move 225 miles north. Opening ceremonies in...
Iditarod 2015: Daily Results, Updated Schedule Info and More from Opening Week
Mar 7 2015 at 12:56 pm
The annual Iditarod, without question the most prestigious dog sled race in the world, is upon us once again. Dogs and mushers are tasked with making the trek from Anchorage to Nome in sub-zero tem...
Army veteran kicked off North Wildwood boardwalk by police because of service dog
Aug 11 2013 at 8:23 am
NORTH WILDWOOD ? An Army veteran was kicked off the North Wildwood boardwalk and issued a summons Thursday because he was walking with his service dog, according to local police and ... to identify...
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