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Dogs of courage: Desperate owners ?volunteered? their pets during the Second World War
Dateline: Feb 10 2016 at 9:34 am
This is how it happened. By the second year of war there was no official food ration for pets. But some dog enthusiasts backed by sympathetic military commanders devised a scheme whereby petlovers ...
Police say dog was hit 5-10 times with bat
Dateline: Feb 10 2016 at 9:24 am
A 54-year-old Battle Creek man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after Battle Creek police said he beat a dog with a bat and shot it with a pellet gun. David Hursley was arraigned Wednes...
Smith Co. constable's office searching for slain K-9 officer's replacement
Dateline: Feb 10 2016 at 8:49 am
Three weeks after a Smith County K-9 officer was killed, the department is still looking for a replacement. Smith County Precinct 5 K-9 officer Ogar was fatally shot while a suspect was fleeing a t...
K-9 unit tracks down alleged robber
Dateline: Feb 10 2016 at 8:03 am
CLENDENIN, W.Va. ? A Kanawha County sheriff?s deputy and his K-9 tracked down an alleged robber for more than a mile in the Clendenin area Wednesday morning before finding the man and making an arr...
Buchanan County introduces new K-9 deputy
Dateline: Feb 10 2016 at 7:02 am
INDEPENDENCE -- Sheriff Bill Wolfgram on Wednesday introduced the newly implemented Sheriff's K-9 Unit within the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Ben Ward and K-9 Deputy "Koda" began norma...
State police help rescue dog roaming on highway
Dateline: Feb 10 2016 at 4:28 am
Massachusetts State Police are being credited with assisting local police in helping to rescue a dog found wandering on a highway in Lawrence Wednesday afternoon. A Massachusetts State Police troop...
Trail Watch: Sass making a big push; Hall's kennel depth an issue?
Dateline: Feb 10 2016 at 4:23 am
John Schandelmeier is a two-time Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race champion. He will offer race insights periodically during this year?s Quest. He and his wife, Iditarod veteran Zoya DeNure, ...
Controversial tail docking ban could be lifted for working dogs
Dateline: Feb 10 2016 at 1:54 am
The Scottish Government is seeking views on whether or not some exemptions to the ban on docking dogs' tails should be allowed. Scotland outlawed the practice completely in 2007, although exemption...
On the night shift with two cops: a woman and her dog
Dateline: Feb 10 2016 at 12:51 am
Jackson was trained as pup in Schutzhund, the discipline for working dogs required for police-type work. Born in a German kennel called Zwinger vom Waldhäuser Schloss, he?s from a strong line of po...
K-9 Deputy Michael Malinois aka "Mike" heads for retirement
Dateline: Feb 10 2016 at 12:02 am
"I won't say he's ever saved my life but he's extended my years by making me happy and working next to me. " says Deputy Matthew Hricko. You see mike is actually Deputy Mike a narcotics detection d...
Bossier Police K-9 unit visit Sci-Port for session on technology use in law enforcement
Dateline: Feb 9 2016 at 10:48 pm
Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. On Wednesday, February 10, from 9 to 11 AM the Bossier Cit...
Musher has 20 years, 200 races and 50,000 miles under his belt
Dateline: Feb 9 2016 at 10:15 pm
(Courtesy of "I got hooked," he said. A few years later, he and his wife went to watch the Iditarod start in Alaska. "I went up to the Iditarod in 1993 to watch and told my wife i...
Volusia K-9 officer receives top honors
Dateline: Feb 9 2016 at 9:34 pm
DELAND, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Endo isn?t just any ??dog?; he?s a very special and courageous police ?K-9? officer for the Volusia County Sheriff's Office who has made a full recovery after taking a ...
Downtown Rescue Mission encourages you to compete in an ?Urban Iditarod?
Dateline: Feb 9 2016 at 9:04 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) ? The Downtown Rescue Mission is encouraging everyone to have a ?heart for the homeless? and sign up for the Urban Iditarod. The mission describes this 5K as an imitation of...
Daily discrimination for Ben?s service dog
Dateline: Feb 9 2016 at 3:33 pm
Assistance dogs like Joy have the same rights as guide dogs. Mr Willinski said he had gone to police over the incident ... When an assistance or service dog has its coat on it is working, and shoul...
Firestorm hits Benson Animal Shelter
Dateline: Feb 9 2016 at 3:04 pm
BENSON ? The decision to euthanize a dog that had been housed at the Benson Animal Shelter ... hired as a part-time animal control officer and named shelter manager by Police Chief Paul Moncada. As...
Turlock Police resurrects K9 Unit
Dateline: Feb 9 2016 at 2:02 pm
James Silveira, who is overseeing the unit. The cost covers the purchase of the two dogs, a five week handler course for the officers, outfitting a police car, and the various equipment and trainin...
Prosecutor: Man who shot Covington K-9 cop should face stiffer charges
Dateline: Feb 9 2016 at 12:20 pm
Winter Weather Advisory issued February 9 at 2:53PM EST expiring February 10 at 10:00AM EST in effect for: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Owen, Pendleton,...
Ohio police believe dog bite killed 3-day-old baby
Dateline: Feb 9 2016 at 8:30 am
?The baby was here in the basket, and I woke up, and it was horrifying,? the mother said. ?He was--his head was just covered in blood.? Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to shar...
Lucas County Dogs for Adoption: 2-9
Dateline: Feb 9 2016 at 12:16 am
Rottweiler, black and orange female ... surrendered Feb. 4 by Casie Zimmerman, South Main Street, Martin. German shepherd, black and tan male, unlicensed; aggressive/ unsafe; surrendered Feb. 5 by ...
Borough mayor faces lawsuit over mushing dispute
Dateline: Feb 8 2016 at 11:06 pm
WASILLA ? A former Iditarod trainee at Vern Halter?s Dream-A-Dream Kennel has sued the Mat-Su borough mayor, claiming he breached a contract to train for the 2016 Iditarod. Court documents show Gwe...
Dog causes chaos after getting stuck on the tracks at Manchester train station
Dateline: Feb 8 2016 at 4:37 pm
Woof! Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Joe said: ?I train German Shepherds at Bolton German Shepherd Club and we look after Rottweilers so once I realised he was just a bit of a nervous dog...
Birmingham-born filmmaker captures thrilling Iditarod tale
Dateline: Feb 8 2016 at 12:20 pm
Iditarod champion Lance Mackey is the subject of the documentary "The Great Alone." (Photo: Arctic Film Camp) The Iditarod is a grueling 1000-plus-mile dog sled race between Anchorage and Nome, Ala...
Police investigate Springfield family?s dog found shot, killed
Dateline: Feb 8 2016 at 7:33 am
A Springfield family is looking for answers after their female pit bull named Coco was found shot to death in their backyard. The McDonald family found Coco shot and their two other dogs injured in...
Police: Dog owner laughed as animals attacked woman
Dateline: Feb 8 2016 at 7:27 am
THIBODAUX, LA (WGNO) ? Thibodaux police say they charged 46-year-old Lance Clemons of 909 Lagarde Street with three counts of Dogs Roaming City Streets and three counts of Dogs Required to be Vacci...
Woman says company refused to allow service dog
Dateline: Feb 8 2016 at 2:45 am
When Kimberly Pearson retired from the Army in 2012 after serving in Iraq as a combat medic, she said she made the decision to enlist the help of a large breed of service dog to help her with balan...
A large black and brown pooch was seen running across the tracks from as early at 4am on Monday morning
Dateline: Feb 8 2016 at 12:36 am
Joe Hodgkinson from Bolton said: ?I train German Shepherds at Bolton German Shepherd Club and we look after Rottweilers so once I realised he was just a bit of a nervous dog we just took our time a...
New MTA K-9 facility will open this spring in Dutchess County
Dateline: Feb 7 2016 at 4:00 pm
Two retired Metro-North train cars and a platform, nine former city buses and a post-blast debris pile that can simulate a search for explosives in rubble are some of the features of the largest K-...
KSN Investigates: Loopholes on a leash
Dateline: Feb 4 2016 at 8:08 pm
KSN News reached out to service dog trainers and a local long-time guide dog user and we found out that the fraudulent ... a volunteer puppy raiser with Canine Companions for Independence. ?They ar...
Fake assistance dogs cracked down on in B.C., but problem continues across Canada
Dateline: Feb 4 2016 at 12:47 am
Guide ... service dog users to apply for government-issued ID. If their dogs are still refused access after showing the ID card, the police can be called and the officer can issue a fine to the off...
The Worst Dog Breeds for Apartment Living
Dateline: Feb 3 2016 at 4:00 pm
If you work from home and can give your beagle long walks, you could possibly make it work; however, if you plan to leave the dog at home all day, you can probably count on frequent complaints from...
Pit bulls generate plenty of barking between supporters, detractors
Dateline: Feb 3 2016 at 8:14 am
"Any big dog can ? a German shepherd, a Doberman ? any of those large-breed dogs can attack and kill somebody." Rep. Rodney Moore, D-Mecklenburg, filed a bill in 2013 that would have required permi...
Patriots, Dog Lovers Prepare Packages for Military Pups
Dateline: Feb 3 2016 at 12:57 am
A group of volunteers gathered in Washington, D.C., last week to pack gift boxes for military dog teams stationed overseas. More than forty people met at the D.C. headquarters of the American Human...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Dateline: Feb 2 2016 at 9:17 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...
Former Geauga resident seeks funds for Iditarod run in Alaska
Dateline: Feb 2 2016 at 8:54 am
Growing up on a 5-acre farm in Hambden Township, Miriam Osredkar had ample opportunity to explore nature and fuel a passion for the various pets that roamed her family?s property. ?It was not a wor...
Guide dog is attacked in Shrewsbury town centre
Dateline: Feb 2 2016 at 5:36 am
Andrea Jones, engagement officer at Shrewsbury Mobility Team for Guide Dogs, said: ?It is an issue, nationally there are about 11 dogs a month attacked. ?We are working closely with the dog and own...
Guiding Eyes pups keep retired WPD officer busy
Dateline: Feb 1 2016 at 11:00 pm
When I retired from the Westlake Police Department in 2014 ... are first acclimated to the area and then to their potential guide dog. The team trains every day to get the dog and person working to...
Retired officer gets to keep K-9 partner
Dateline: Feb 1 2016 at 10:46 pm
Woman in tears after officer does this ... (CNN)If ever a story deserved a happy ending, it would be this one. A police officer in Marietta, Ohio, has been allowed to keep his K-9 partner. Officer ...
Deputy dog to retire
Dateline: Feb 1 2016 at 2:42 am
I've been keeping weight off of him and keeping him in shape, it's helped him keep acting young in his career, being a working dog." Hess, who weighs 68 pounds, specialized in tracking people and d...
Start Layering! Iditarod Qualifier Needs Volunteers For UP Race
Dateline: Jan 31 2016 at 10:58 pm
MARQUETTE (WWJ) ? The UP 200 , a qualifier for the Iditarod, begins Friday, February 12 and they still need about 100 volunteers. Volunteer coordinator Ann Sanford says people go the UP for the sle...
Charity Reclaims Service Dog After Veteran Brandon Garrison's Lie
Dateline: Jan 31 2016 at 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON -- A Kansas City military charity has reclaimed a service dog it donated to a veteran after he lied about trying to save a fellow soldier's life in Afghanistan. The group Food Industry S...
Why so many people give up on their dogs, and why you shouldn?t
Dateline: Jan 31 2016 at 4:00 pm
So why, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, do 3.9 million dogs end up in American shelters each year? Part of the problem is that the large, high-energy wor...
Birmingham native brings Iditarod documentary home
Dateline: Jan 31 2016 at 2:12 am
Following this screening, 100 showings are scheduled, included dates in Southfield. ? Iditarod racing was in Lance Mackey?s blood, but after a rough battle with cancer, he thoug...
Volunteers Send Care Packages To America?s Dogs On The Front Line
Dateline: Jan 30 2016 at 12:19 pm
The American Humane Association (AHA) is sending much-needed Superbowl cheer to servicemembers and military dogs overseas. AHA is partnering with the Military Working Dog Team Support Association t...
Police ask public for tips in investigation of Point Woronzof double homicide
Dateline: Jan 29 2016 at 1:45 pm
A dog walker discovered ... according to an Anchorage Police Department press release on Friday. ?Police have started to receive some information and leads regarding this case, and we greatly appre...
Princess finds forever home after nearly 2 years at Moncton SPCA
Dateline: Jan 28 2016 at 12:46 am
It?s been a long, uncertain journey for Princess, an eight-year-old German shepherd-Rottweiler mix who was dropped off at the SPCA a little more than a year-and-a-half ago. ?We?ve had dogs be adopt...
Military working dogs go amphibious (5 PHOTOS)
Dateline: Jan 26 2016 at 4:00 pm
In a pool somewhere in Southwest Asia, a group of military working dogs last week underwent their annual water-based aggression training, just in case. Although coming across large bodies of water ...
Vom Corvinus Rottweilers and German Shepherds
Dateline: Nov 21 2015 at 8:00 am
CZECH SHEPHERD The Differences Between East and West German Shepherd Lines and The American German Shepherd Lines. You might be thinking:Is there any difference? Start thinking temperament, confirm...
canine health
Dateline: Dec 2 2013 at 8:00 am
Canine hip dysplasia is a painful genetically inherited disease that affects one in four dogs. As in humans, the hip bone is made of a ball and socket. Hip dysplasia in dogs is a combination of man...

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