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Peoria Police investigating video of officer hitting K-9 partner
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 5:27 pm
The woman who recorded the encounter had originally pulled out her cellphone when she heard police at her neighbor's house. You can tell what she captured shocked her. "He's kicking that dog! What ...
Homeowner Injured and Dog Killed After Police Respond to Wrong House
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 5:25 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...
Georgia police officer, homeowner shot and dog killed when police show up at wrong home: police
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 5:16 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 ...
North Port aims to step up oversight of K-9 unit
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 5:15 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 ...
Atlanta-Area Cop Critical, Dog Killed When Police Go to Wrong Home
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 4:52 pm
A metro Atlanta police officer was in critical condition after he, a homeowner and a dog were shot when police responded to a call at the wrong house, authorities said. The homeowner's condition wa...
Officer, resident, dog shot after police mishap
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 4:50 pm
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, the...
DeBruin to embark on third Yukon Quest
Dateline: 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...
The four-legged therapist: dogs being trained to assist people with diabetes and autism
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 9:21 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...
Officer whips, kicks K-9 in video, police investigating
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 9:18 am
PEORIA, Ariz. -- A disturbing video from a viewer shows what appears to be a Peoria, Arizona Police officer whipping and kicking his own police dog. The viewer, who wishes to remain anonymous, said...
Buxton police seize 18 dogs from home after receiving complaints
Dateline: 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...
K-9 dies from illness
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 8:39 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 ...
With K-9?s Help, Police Cite Lakeview Avenue Man, 26, for Marijuana Possession
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 7:29 am
Police last Monday night cited a 26-year-old Lakeview Avenue man on minor drug charges. At about 8:12 p.m. on Aug. 24, an officer on Lakeview and Route 123 spotted a motorist traveling with an air ...
Former Kendall County K-9 Passes Away
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 6:22 am
Ari, the former Kendall County Sheriff?s Office K-9 deputy, has passed away, according to the Kendall County Sheriff?s Office Facebook page. Ari was assigned to Deputy Greg Shadle of the Patrol div...
Working Dogs of Red Hills Region
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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...
Programs seek to help young adults with autism gain independence
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 2:13 am
Paul Wehman, director of the Autism Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, is working ... done in a police department. Put these guys in charge of shredding, and they love it.? Joshua Leonard ...
Fundraiser planned for ailing Redlands Police Department K-9 Chewy
Dateline: 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...
Phoenix police shoots owner's 2 dogs but won't let him bury his dear pets
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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...
Acadia clamping down on dog activity in the park
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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'
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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...
Shiny-coated dogs capture city hearts at annual canine show
Dateline: Aug 23 2015 at 10:46 am
Dachshund and Rottweiler turned up. There were participants from Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, besides Tamil Nadu. Mani from Salem arrived with a Saint Bernard, German Shepherd...
Saturday essay: Brinkley Helen
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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...
Can you still call yourself an adventurer if you use a GPS safety beacon?
Dateline: Aug 19 2015 at 11:55 pm
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Mushers during the Iditarod in 2015. Photograph: Jill Homer is an independent business that facilitates race tracking by renting out Spot units and provi...
Up holland man found safe and well after missing person appeal
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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...
Choosing a Healthy Puppy
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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...

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