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Man held people hostage inside Baton Rouge apartment, killed their dog, police say
Dateline: Jul 18 2018 at 9:02 am
A Baton Rouge man was arrested after he held a man and woman hostage inside a Cedarcrest Avenue apartment and killed the woman's dog on Tuesday, according to a Baton Rouge police report. Daniel Phe...
Pit bull shot, killed by veteran after attacking service dog at Florida animal clinic, police say
Dateline: Jul 18 2018 at 8:55 am
An Army veteran shot and killed a pit bull that was attacking his service dog at a Nassau County animal clinic, WJAX reports. A witness told officers that James Strickland, a 70-year-old Army veter...
A police dog named Buster shows the way during big meth bust in Fresno
Dateline: Jul 18 2018 at 8:34 am
A narcotics-finding dog named Buster won high praise Tuesday when he found 30 pounds of methamphetamine brought to the central San Joaquin Valley by Mexican drug traffickers. Officers from the Fres...
Teen following Police Commands Is Brutally Attacked By Georgia K-9
Dateline: Jul 18 2018 at 8:29 am
ROSWELL, Ga. -- 11Alive investigators have uncovered another video the Roswell Police Department kept quiet. This one stayed hidden for nearly two years. Exclusive video shows a police dog repeated...
Monroe County Sheriff's K-9 Unit receives donation from Mayo Clinic
Dateline: Jul 18 2018 at 7:23 am
Mayo Clinic Health Systems presented a donation to the Monroe County Sheriff's K-9 Unit this afternoon. The Monroe County Sheriff's department and members of the May Clinic Health Systems gathered ...
Sebring Police Association raising funds for K-9 program
Dateline: Jul 18 2018 at 7:07 am
That phrase often is cited when it comes time to consider where to buy a house, or even where to open a business. But it?s an important factor in Sebring Police Department?s decision to seek fundin...
Teen following police commands is brutally attacked by Roswell K-9
Dateline: Jul 18 2018 at 7:05 am
ROSWELL, Ga. -- 11Alive investigators have uncovered another video the Roswell Police Department kept quiet. This one stayed hidden for nearly two years. Exclusive video shows a police dog repeated...
Police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies
Dateline: Jul 18 2018 at 6:00 am
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) - A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media. Cape May Patrolman Michael LeSage found Bean the pug in a yard on Sunday. He tells Th...
Colorado Springs Police K-9 Dies After Spinal Injury
Dateline: Jul 18 2018 at 3:22 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- The Colorado Springs police K-9 Unit bid farewell to a furry friend and officer, Remme, after he was injured early Friday. While scampering in a yard about 2 a.m. duri...
Police: Md. man dragged dog behind pickup truck as punishment
Dateline: Jul 18 2018 at 1:48 am
The dog, a German short-haired pointer mix named Rebel, suffered lacerations in the incident and was treated several days later at an animal hospital. (Courtesy Anne Arundel County police) WASHINGT...
Police Are Using Racist Jim Crow-Style K9 Attacks Against Black People
Dateline: Jul 18 2018 at 1:22 am
Specifically, African Americans have found themselves confronted by armed police with K9 attack dogs during encounters over the last year. Witness: Vineland police shot and killed unarmed black man...
St. Pete Police K-9 Ruger receives donation of bullet-proof vest
Dateline: Jul 18 2018 at 1:15 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Thanks to a charitable donation, K-9 Ruger is equipped with a bullet and stab protective vest. The charitable donation came from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K...
Tasmanian woman marks 50 years of guide dog help, says hardest thing is saying goodbye
Dateline: Jul 17 2018 at 2:04 pm
Merran Thurley has had the assistance of guide dogs ... but when you're in a very close bond with a dog as a working partnership, they're sort of in tune with what's going on." But in saying farewe...
Dog struck by arrow near busy Chicago park; police and residents baffled
Dateline: Jul 17 2018 at 10:39 am
CHICAGO (WBBM/CNN) ? A stroll near a busy Chicago park turned dangerous when an arrow came out of nowhere and struck a dog. Quincy and her owner Stephanie Hatfield were walking near Jensen Park ove...
That's no thug, that's a pug. Police take 'pug shot' of dog on the run to find owners
Dateline: Jul 17 2018 at 10:20 am
For dog lovers, this might be one of the most ?arresting? stories of the year. A pug met police in Cape May, New Jersey, over the weekend and wound up behind bars ? and with a pug shot. Here it is....
SWAT team, K-9?s and bomb squad drill at Strawberry Crest High to prevent next mass shooting (w/video)
Dateline: Jul 17 2018 at 9:40 am
DOVER ? Carlos Gonzalez, the head of custodians at Strawberry Crest High School, sat in his golf cart Tuesday morning as the Hillsborough County sheriff?s aerial unit circled in a helicopter above,...
UTPD adds fourth K-9, grows its officer/dog teams
Dateline: Jul 17 2018 at 8:55 am
UTPD adds fourth K-9, grows its officer/dog teams UTPD has added a fourth dog to its force, expanding its number of K-9 officers and dogs to four teams. Check out this story on https:...
"High grade" marijuana found by deputy K-9 during St. Landry Parish traffic stop
Dateline: Jul 17 2018 at 5:38 am
OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY)- An Abbeville man has been charged after St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office K-9 detected drugs in his vehicle, the department said. On July 13, Keiffer Williams, 35, was stopp...
Iditarod adds four new board members amid criticism
Dateline: Jul 17 2018 at 1:24 am
The Iditarod announced Monday it had added four new members to the Iditarod Trail Committee board. The move comes as a response to growing criticism of the race?s leadership team. The new members a...
Animals can provide emotional support and service, but the two jobs are distinct
Dateline: Jul 16 2018 at 11:43 pm
Professional animal trainers emphasize that there is a clear difference between ESAs and service animals; while an emotional support dog from a program like K9s From Carrie or Dogs Way may spend we...
If you saw Amazon dogs on Prime Day, you were not the only one
Dateline: Jul 16 2018 at 9:55 pm
The dogs of Amazon are dogs that belong to Amazon employees, with the retailer being a dog-friendly working environment. I?m sure some Amazon employees would be a lot happier to receive other perks...
Phoenix Police Department's K-9 unit getting new cameras to boost safety
Dateline: Jul 16 2018 at 9:47 pm
PHOENIX - Last year, the Phoenix Police Department said their teams of K-9s and their handlers were called to roughly 10,000 scenes. Every single day, they work the streets in 17 teams tasked with ...
A plan comes together; Scout provides K-9 course for Sheriff's Office
Dateline: Jul 16 2018 at 2:00 pm
An Eagle Scout project two years in the making is now complete, an effort by multiple people under the leadership of Scout Emery Benson. Benson, 16, said he got the idea to build a K-9 agility cour...
Aiming to reduce conflicts, Iditarod Trail Committee names new board members
Dateline: Jul 16 2018 at 10:39 am
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Iditarod Trail Committee announced Monday the addition of four new board members. The news comes as the ITC has been working towards removing any conflicts of interest from t...
Amazon down on Prime Day: Site not working as people shown dogs instead of deals
Dateline: Jul 16 2018 at 6:21 am
Amazon has stopped working on the site's most important day of the year. As Amazon Prime Day began, shoppers took to the site to check out the time-limited deals that run through 16 and 17 July. Bu...
ITC announces 4 new board members
Dateline: Jul 16 2018 at 4:50 am
?We are excited to have such a talented group of individuals join our board of directors, said Iditarod CEO Stan Hooley. "I am confident their perspectives, experience and skill sets will be of gre...
Iditarod adds 4 new members to board of directors
Dateline: Jul 16 2018 at 4:35 am
The board of directors of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has four new members, including a former Olympian. The Iditarod Trail Committee announced Monday that former Olympic cross-country skier N...
Military spouse finds joy in training dogs
Dateline: Jul 15 2018 at 7:18 pm
A Pleasant Hill native has found her passion ? thanks to her two dogs ? after moving from England to Maryland with her husband. Lauren Dittmer, an intern for Warrior Canine Connection is training d...
Hard-working dog
Dateline: Jul 15 2018 at 3:49 pm
Cpl Stephen Swanson and Dani have been on many working adventures, searching for bodies deep in Biche?s forests or climbing Debe?s hills. DEEP inside Camp Cumuto lives Dani, a muddy-brown Belgian M...
Dog helps man escape burning home in Warwick
Dateline: Jul 12 2018 at 10:26 pm
The homeowner was out of town when flames broke out, but the woman's dog - Noca, a 10-year-old German Shepherd, Rottweiler mix - was still in the house and alerted the homeowner's roommate, who mad...
Better Care for Working Dogs
Dateline: Jul 11 2018 at 5:28 am
Fifteen law enforcement K9 handlers recently participated in a tactical medical K9 handler course conducted by Valkyries Austere Medical Solutions & Consultants of Anniston Ala. The course was cond...
Fortney: From Iditarod to stock dogs, former Calgarian loves a working canine
Dateline: Jul 11 2018 at 1:32 am
She?s the first Canadian woman to have finished the Iditarod, the 1,600-kilometre Alaskan dog sled race that takes the mushers and their dog teams over treacherous mountain ranges, desolate tundra ...
Retired military dog saved lives in war zones, could win prestigious award for it
Dateline: Jul 10 2018 at 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (WJLA/CNN) ? A retired military dog who works as a bomb-sniffer at a D.C. train station is nominated for a prestigious award. Summer, the retired yellow Lab, saved thousands of lives...
As Heard on Morning Line: the Iditarod National Historic Trail!
Dateline: Jul 10 2018 at 8:11 am
Todays guests on Morning Line featured the executive director of the Alaska Trails, Steve Cleary, and Public Affairs/Partnership Staff Officer from the Chugach National Forest, Alicia King. They sp...
New daycare centre offers peace of mind to the working dog owner
Dateline: Jul 9 2018 at 8:40 pm
Registered veterinary nurse Celine Sanders, and her husband Ian noticed the increased demand for dog sitters and the lack of purpose-built centres for dog daycare in the county. Mrs Sanders, a form...
Local Pet Resort Raises Funds To Help Military Dogs Find Suitable Homes For Their Retirement
Dateline: Jul 6 2018 at 4:26 am
A Houston based pet resort is contributing to help dogs that have worked for the U.S. military find suitable homes for their retirement and also to reunite them with their handlers. Military dogs w...
Military Working Dogs are an Airman of a different breed
Dateline: Jul 5 2018 at 11:56 pm
The 88th Security Forces Squadron kennel?s newest military working dog, Staff Sgt. MWD Kerry, showed new Air Force recruits how he assists his handler, Senior Airman Shawn Toepperwein, 88th Securit...
Service dog helps veteran with PTSD (Part 2)
Dateline: Jul 5 2018 at 2:44 pm
reliving troubling images from deployments as a security forces military working dog handler and later as a logistics specialist. Kaono?s wife, Alessa, said she felt helpless, with no idea how to h...
Fireworks Dogs: Working to reunite lost pets with their families
Dateline: Jul 5 2018 at 11:36 am
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) ? Thousands of San Diegans enjoyed the Fourth of July fireworks across the county, but pets did not. Several dogs were spooked by the loud noises and bright lights. On Thursday, ...
Assistance dogs should not be approached, Hawkesbury owners say
Dateline: Jul 5 2018 at 11:00 am
Assistance dogs are highly trained disability support service animals ... ?Same as a medical assistance dog, and someone having an epileptic fit, or a guide dog. You shouldn?t approach any assistan...
Mitch Seavey says he will race as Iditarod chief of drug testing resigns
Dateline: Jun 30 2018 at 10:03 am
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Iditarod Trail Committee's chief of drug testing, Dr. Morrie Craig, has announced his resignation Saturday. The move is welcome news to three-time Iditarod champion Mitch Sea...
Longtime sponsor of Iditarod cuts ties with Alaska race
Dateline: Jun 27 2018 at 5:20 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? The maker of Jack Daniel?s whiskey has dropped its long-running sponsorship of Alaska?s Iditarod sled race, the company said Wednesday. The move by Louisville, Kentucky-bas...
When a 'service dog' gives birth at Tampa airport, controversy takes flight
Dateline: Jun 1 2018 at 5:33 am
But people who are trying to trump the process and get their pets on an airline, it makes people look at me funny with my dog and question if it?s really a service dog." Standards set by the Intern...
PEOPLE Explains: What Is the Difference Between Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals?
Dateline: Feb 1 2018 at 11:35 am
In addition to this, if most emotional support animals are allowed on planes, how different are they from service and assistance animals like guide dogs ... other representatives from service dog a...
Abuse of service animal laws a growing concern for local guide dog owners
Dateline: Nov 27 2017 at 8:11 am
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a service animal is defined as ?a guide dog, signal dog or other animal individually trained to do work or provide assistance to an individual ... who hav...
Everything Pinoys need to know about assistance dogs
Dateline: Aug 21 2017 at 12:02 am
Julia Mosen and her assistance dog Kerry. Dogs have been a human companion since time immemorial. But there are more to dogs than pets. We all know about explosive-sniffing dogs, police ... she was...

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