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K-9 unit searches roadside after bust
Dateline: Mar 31 2015 at 2:21 am
State police troopers with dogs scoured an area east of Plank Road in search of contraband that may have been tossed out a window just before a traffic stop on Interstate 80 westbound near milepost...
Irvine woman conquers Mount Everest, Iditarod
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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...
Dogs attack and injure 2 children and 2 adults in Norfolk
Dateline: Mar 31 2015 at 12:58 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Police say three dogs are under quarantine after they attacked and injured two children and two adults in Norfolk. Norfolk police say a 10-year-old boy was taken to a hospital f...
Barney, the Tacoma police dog, went from stray to star
Dateline: Mar 31 2015 at 12:16 am
Barney just wanted to play ball. That desire and his rabid refusal to let go of the tennis balls tossed for him are what landed the black Lab mix with the Tacoma Police Department as a narcotics do...
Phoenix Man Shoots and Kills Neighbor's Dog, Police Say
Dateline: Mar 30 2015 at 11:18 pm
A Phoenix man went into his neighbor's yard and shot at his dog at least five times, killing the animal, police say. According to court documents obtained by New Times, 27-year-old Rickey Sierra en...
5 Commons Myths That Fuel Wrongful Stigmas Against Pit Bulls
Dateline: 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 ...
Australia's most decorated CANINE who went missing in Afghanistan while working as an explosive detection dog has die...
Dateline: Mar 30 2015 at 9:05 pm
Australia's most decorated canine war hero, who was at one stage missing in action for nearly 14 months in Afghanistan, has lost her battle with brain cancer. Sarbi, who worked as an explosive dete...
Guardians of Rescue caring for injured dog saved by NY police officer
Dateline: 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...
Franconia-based Brewscuits prepare second shipment of care packages for military dogs, their handlers
Dateline: Mar 30 2015 at 3:06 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...
Big dog dilemma for family with military transfer
Dateline: Mar 30 2015 at 11:31 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...
More than 100 dogs removed from Champaign County property
Dateline: Mar 30 2015 at 11:09 am
Shelters across Southwest Ohio are working to take care of more than 100 animals removed from a home after one of the largest dog seizures in Champaign County. The Champaign County Sheriff?s Office...
Sheriff's department misses K-9 officer
Dateline: Mar 30 2015 at 9:26 am
Submitted photos. K-9 Officer Forrest passed away Saturday at home. The Clay County Sheriff's Department has lost a K-9 officer and Chief Deputy Josh Clarke has lost a friend. Forrest, Clarke's par...
K-9 Team Played Important Part in Finding Body of Missing Student
Dateline: Mar 30 2015 at 7:42 am
the body of a 20- year-old man who was found dead on south padre island yesterday morning is now back in his hometown of killeen. south padre island police say they're working closely with killeen ...
Mount Laurel police ready to restore K-9 unit
Dateline: Mar 30 2015 at 7:05 am
MOUNT LAUREL ? It?s a tale of misfortune and good fortune. For more than a decade, the Police Department has been without a K-9 unit. But that could all change before the end of the year, if all go...
Buffalo Grove police dog retired after successful cancer surgery
Dateline: 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 ...
Indianapolis police officer saves dog hit by a car
Dateline: Mar 30 2015 at 3:11 am
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 30, 2015) ? An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer saved a dog after she was hit by a car on Indy?s near northwest side, and thanks to the officer?s action...
Bossier Sheriff's Office receives a donation of $750 in supplies and money to the K-9 unit
Dateline: Mar 30 2015 at 2:38 am
?It was really fun because they help keep us safe, and we're helping the Sheriff's Office save money,? said Adrianna Byrd, 3rd grader. The fundraiser was part of the Helping Hearts program in which...
IMPD police officer saves dog with life-threatening injuries
Dateline: Mar 29 2015 at 11:42 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) ? The quick action and compassion of a local Indianapolis cop changed the life of a small dog that had been struck by a car. ?Holly? shortly after she was rescued (Photo courtes...
Saluting Diesel: Retired military dog finds home in Rehoboth
Dateline: 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...
Purple Heart returned to family in ceremony by dog who dug it up
Dateline: Mar 29 2015 at 8:44 am
Dogs are barred from the hallowed resting place for U.S. military veterans and heroes that is the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. But on Sunday, Smuckers, a mixed-breed Labrador-golden retr...
Frisco gets new K-9 unit, a German shepherd named Cali
Dateline: Mar 28 2015 at 9:47 am
Frisco Police Officer Jacob Sample is still breaking in his new partner while they patrol the streets at night. But the rookie already has made some good drug busts ? and captured many hearts. Cali...
Dog shootings raise call for police training
Dateline: Mar 28 2015 at 4:04 am
The fatal shooting of a Pacific Beach pit bull named Burberry by a San Diego officer earlier this month led thousands to clamor for local officers to receive better training in dealing with animals...
Army veteran sues Ford for not allowing service dog to accompany him to work
Dateline: Mar 27 2015 at 11:56 am
STERLING HEIGHTS (WXYZ) - An Army veteran and former Ford employee is suing the company after he was not allowed to bring his service dog to work with him. Bradley Arndt is a 44-year-old veteran wh...
SIMULATION TRAINING Military working dog handlers prepare for medical emergencies
Dateline: 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...
In a Word: Iditarod
Dateline: Mar 26 2015 at 5:30 pm
It?s what we talked about in the parking lot of the Thai restaurant in Seattle, waiting for our ride back to the hotel. My first time on the west coast was the in-person interview for KNOM. ?So wha...
Southeastern Guide Dogs matches 6 vets with canines
Dateline: 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...
Ohio cop who forgot K-9 in hot car found guilty of animal cruelty (VIDEO)
Dateline: Mar 25 2015 at 9:54 pm
This man failed man?s best friend. An Ohio cop was found guilty Wednesday of companion animal cruelty for accidentally letting his police K-9 die of a heatstroke in his cruiser last September. Sgt....
Whitefish Bay native's love of dogs leads to Iditarod race
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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...
Retired military dog lives with Texas Marine's family
Dateline: Mar 25 2015 at 8:39 am
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...
Williams: Choosing a dog trainer
Dateline: Mar 25 2015 at 7:15 am
8. Look for extensive multi-breed experience. A trainer who only has experience working with German shepherds and Rottweilers for law enforcement or the military might not be the best fit for you a...
Fairfax County Animal Watch
Dateline: 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 ...
Grayling High School graduate competes in 2015 Iditarod race
Dateline: Mar 24 2015 at 11:26 pm
A 1995 Grayling High School graduate competed in the 2015 Iditarod in Alaska, filling in for a friend who was injured in a training accident. Bryan Bearss was among 78 mushers who started the 2015 ...
Lucas County Dogs for Adoption: 3-24
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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
Dateline: 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...
Military Working Dogs participate in Marine C-IED training
Dateline: Mar 19 2015 at 2:46 am
Marines patrol the path led by military working dogs, trained to detect Improvised Explosive Devices using scent bags that contain partial ingredients used in making IEDs. The dogs detect danger ar...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Dateline: 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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