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Drug-sniffing dogs are a law enforcement hoax, signaling drug alerts even when no drugs are present
Dateline: Aug 29 2015 at 1:08 am
The Free Thought Project and the Chicago Tribune, reported that Lex, a police dog from central Illinois, was at the center of a lawsuit filed by a St. Louis man who is currently serving 20 years in...
City of Lawton releases status on Animal Welfare Division
Dateline: Aug 28 2015 at 5:54 pm
The following is the release sent out by the City of Lawton in its entirety: On January 8, 2015, the City Manager?s office, submitted a request to the Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Exa...
HEMET: Police add teeth to the team
Dateline: Aug 28 2015 at 5:41 pm
The entire cost was paid for by donations. Hemet resident Flois McCloud dreamed of buying a police dog for her local law enforcement agency. But in 2012, she died at the age of 95 before realizing ...
Southington business donates funds to get police dog protective vest
Dateline: Aug 28 2015 at 3:57 pm
SOUTHINGTON ? Police dog Lou will soon be wearing a bullet proof vest thanks to a donation by Sign Pro Inc. and Vested Interest in K9?s Inc. Peter Rappoccio, founder and president of Sign Pro in Pl...
Calif. Deputies Give Veteran K-9 Final Send Off
Dateline: Aug 28 2015 at 3:11 pm
The Placer County Sheriff's Office waved a tearful goodbye Monday to a long-time friend and co-worker. Chopper, the department's longest living K-9, passed away at age 16. "We were his pack," said ...
Rare Illness Sidelines California Police Dog
Dateline: Aug 28 2015 at 3:11 pm
ANDERSON, California -- After only a year and a half on the job, Anderson's police dog Aero is retiring due to a rare muscle wasting disease. "It breaks my heart. He's my partner, and he's kept me ...
Canine First Aid Training for Orange County Sheriff's Department
Dateline: Aug 28 2015 at 11:48 am
The training involved 20 handlers with their dogs who completed a 5 hour course. The course included 3 hours of classroom discussion followed by 2 hours of hands on training working with the handle...
Car Accident Involves Le Sueur County Sheriff's Deputy and K-9
Dateline: Aug 28 2015 at 11:27 am
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating an accident Thursday night involving a Le Sueur County Sheriff's Deputy. According to the Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office, k?9 handler Sergeant Dave Str...
Cops: Man Fled Police, Hit Woman Pushing Her Dog in Carriage
Dateline: Aug 28 2015 at 6:01 am
Authorities say a New Jersey man who was fleeing police in a car hit a 79-year-old woman as she pushed her dog in a baby carriage. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office said Friday 20-year-old Natha...
Phoenix man seeks answers after police shot his 2 dogs
Dateline: Aug 28 2015 at 3:53 am
Phoenix man seeks answers after police shot his 2 dogs Phoenix resident Eric Morgan is searching for answers after neighbors say police shot and killed his two dogs on Wednesday. Check out this sto...
Children's Read & Write: Dogs and mice and bears, oh my
Dateline: Aug 28 2015 at 3:48 am
Will Justin and Max stop it? This amazing story made me happy by teaching me how important it is to have trust, loyalty, and the value of animals. I can count on family, friends, and even a smart d...
New K-9 team joins State Fire Marshal's Office
Dateline: Aug 27 2015 at 10:12 pm
Investigator Sean Plumer and his K-9 named Pal just completed a four-week course at the Accelerant Detection Canine School. Pal has been trained to sniff out tiny traces of potential accelerants li...
Placer County's longest-living K-9 officer dies
Dateline: Aug 27 2015 at 9:26 am
A K-9 officer with years of work experience and impressive distinctions has passed away, the Placer County Sheriff's Office announced. Chopper, who retired in 2011, was owned and handled by correct...
Placer County?s Oldest K-9 Dies
Dateline: Aug 27 2015 at 8:51 am
Chopper, the oldest K-9 in Placer County, died Monday, according to the Sheriff?s Office. The dog lived to be 16 1/2 years old and retired in 2011 before working with a plumbing company as truck se...
Police K-9 Unit Sweeps New Canaan High School for Heroin, Other Drugs in Training Exercise
Dateline: Aug 27 2015 at 7:37 am
The New Canaan Police Department?s newly deployed K-9 unit swept through New Canaan High School?s hallways Wednesday morning, sniffing lockers during a demonstration and training exercise that coul...
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...
Bloat In Dogs
Dateline: 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
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...
CHP K-9 officer who served Santa Cruz County dies
Dateline: Aug 26 2015 at 1:51 pm
SANTA CRUZ >> Rocky, a California Highway Patrol K-9 who served in Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties, died Friday, the CHP said. A 5-year-old Belgian malinois, Rocky helped apprehend a m...
Authorities: Suspect chokes police dog, assaults officer
Dateline: Aug 26 2015 at 1:14 pm
NAMPA ? A Payette man is being charged for mistreating a police dog and assaulting an officer after an incident in Nampa last week, according to the Nampa Police Department. According to a police a...
VFW collecting items for military dogs and handlers at Milford Alive on Sept. 26
Dateline: Aug 25 2015 at 7:12 am
The Frenchtown-Milford VFW Auxiliary 7857 will be collecting items for the military dogs and their handlers at Milford Alive in Milford on Saturday, Sept. 26. Donations will be much appreciated. Th...
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...
Canadian man who built self-sufficient home in the woods from $3,400 shipping containers puts it up for sale for $58,000
Dateline: Aug 24 2015 at 7:00 pm
Though he kept busy with various engineering projects and his bikes, Dupuis also spent some of his time in the winter chopping wood and hanging out with his German Shepherd-Rottweiler mix Beatrice....
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...
Juneau Girl Scout Troop thanks Kirby Day and Princess Cruises
Dateline: Aug 23 2015 at 12:50 am
The girls were greeted by Iditarod Musher Libby Riddles and had an opportunity to speak with her and meet one of her pups. The cruise ship passengers seemed enchanted by the Girls Scouts and their ...
Helping Paws: Canine fire survivor among featured dogs
Dateline: Aug 22 2015 at 7:34 pm
The dogs available for adoption this week include mixes of German Shepherd, pit bull, terrier and wirehaired terrier, as well as a Rottweiler/chow mix named Cache who firefighters rescued from the ...
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...
Ultralight Knives, Convertible Tents And Working With Dogs: What?s New Outside
Dateline: Aug 17 2015 at 8:49 am
It?s the dog days of August, so you?ll want to read this ode to working dogs. And cool down by watching a couple of nut jobs climb an iceberg. And check out the innovations in this new line of ultr...
Working Dog Alliance opens some greyhound eyes
Dateline: Aug 16 2015 at 10:16 am
UNLIKE other investigations over the past few months, the Working Dog Australia (WDA) report to GRNSW on greyhound welfare delved thoroughly into why things were happening, rather than what happene...
Hearing Dogs NZ recipient of $30k Jetstar grant
Dateline: Aug 16 2015 at 10:03 am
One in ten people in New Zealand is deaf or hearing-impaired and Hearing Dogs New Zealand delivers the important service of training assistance ... the dog provides a sense of security for both the...
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...
Iditarod 2015 underway
Dateline: Mar 10 2015 at 6:05 am
ANCHORAGE Alaska ? Nearly 80 mushers turned up at the ceremonial starting line for the 2015 Iditarod. Hailing from as far away as New Zealand and Norway and as close as Wasilla, the racers took off...
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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