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Courthouse and hospital working dogs in Hawaii
Dateline: Oct 4 2015 at 9:19 am
A courthouse facility dog is expertly trained for use in the legal profession, placed with a handler to provide emotional support to individuals in the legal system. They are used in child advocacy...
Police Investigating Dog Bite
Dateline: Oct 4 2015 at 7:46 am
Police are looking for the owner of a pit bull after it attacked and bit a woman on Oxford St. in London. The London Police Service says on Saturday between 3pm and 4pm, a 49-year-old woman was wal...
Guide dog takes Mercury reporter for a walk
Dateline: Oct 4 2015 at 1:47 am
It costs the Guide Dogs charity 50,000 to train and support a working dog during its lifetime. Emma Yard, reporter Sarah Robinson and guide dog Vesey. Reporter Sarah Robinson put on a blindfold an...
Can you give Bailey a home? Big-hearted dog has spent the last year at Coventry RSPCA
Dateline: Oct 3 2015 at 11:01 pm
The stunning German Shepherd-Rottweiler cross was bought to the RSPCA Coventry & Nuneaton Animal Centre by an inspector after being abandoned by his previous owner. Early one morning at the end of ...
Police dog chases down three men in Plymouth after tools are stolen from van
Dateline: Oct 3 2015 at 10:50 pm
THREE men were chased down by a police dog in Plymouth after a van was broken into and tools stolen. Police officers and a dog were called to reports of men running away from Carnock Road, in Penny...
Training dogs to use cash machines
Dateline: Oct 3 2015 at 6:37 pm
When you see someone with an assistance dog, what do you think? Do you see just another kind of working dog, or an appreciative owner who can do so much more with a faithful friend by their side? W...
Mysuru city police dog squad gets three new members
Dateline: Oct 3 2015 at 1:52 pm
The Mysuru city police have strengthened its dog squad by adding three more dogs and they will be taken to Bengaluru for an extensive training. After the recent demise of Shyam (Labrador breed), wh...
Officer won?t face charges after K-9 died while trapped in hot car
Dateline: Oct 3 2015 at 10:28 am
CONYERS, Ga. ? Former Conyers police officer Jerahmy Williams will not face charges for the death of his K9 partner, Zane. According to the Rockdale County District Attorney, a grand jury met Frida...
England rugby captain's girlfriend tells of abuse after Wales match
Dateline: Oct 3 2015 at 9:59 am
The 27-year-old classical singer has since taken Robshaw?s dog, a German shepherd-rottweiler cross, to her home for protection, and has asked a friend to stay. The abuse is believed to have been mo...
Girlfriend of England rugby captain tells of 'abuse' after Wales defeat
Dateline: Oct 3 2015 at 6:17 am
Robshaw's dog, Ricom, - a rottweiler/german shepherd mix - adds extra protection. The Sun says that "disgruntled fans" have found out where the couple live and have shouted abuse from the street ou...
Pet Tales: A salute to a fallen K-9 and the others that serve
Dateline: Oct 3 2015 at 1:37 am
K-9 Officer Dirk was brave and loyal and loved his job. ?He had my back. He was the coolest partner,? said Glenn Bogert, who worked with the 100-pound German shepherd in the Pittsburgh Bureau of Po...
New K-9 is a chance for a community bond
Dateline: Oct 2 2015 at 10:14 pm
Hello everyone, I hope you had a good week. You may have heard that we are in the process of obtaining a new police dog for the department. Our previous dog was retired due to his age and the fact ...
Naked man in Irvine attacks woman, 75, and takes her dog, police say
Dateline: Oct 2 2015 at 8:10 pm
Irvine police have arrested a man suspected of assaulting a 75-year-old woman and her dog. Craig Andrew Ledbetter, 51, of Irvine was taken into custody Tuesday after police received a report about ...
Janesville K-9 Officer Retires
Dateline: Oct 2 2015 at 1:36 pm
JANESVILLE (WIFR) ? After almost a decade of serving and protecting families, a Stateline Police Department holds a retirement ceremony for one of its four-legged officers. After seven and a half y...
Local soldier reunites with former military dog after more than a year
Dateline: Oct 2 2015 at 10:04 am
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) COLORADO SP...
From San Juan shelter stray to K-9 drug detection dog, rescue dogs are awesome
Dateline: Oct 2 2015 at 8:19 am
A stray dog who had been rescued from the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico when he was just three- months old and brought to the Sterling Animal Shelter in Sterling, Massachusetts, has a new life a...
New Evesham PD K-9 has a name with special meaning
Dateline: Oct 2 2015 at 6:12 am
EVESHAM The Evesham Township Police Department welcomed its newest member of the K-9 unit recently. EZ, a 16-month-old German Shepherd, joined the ranks. The dog's name was selected after a committ...
Bainbridge Island mourns police dog Rusty
Dateline: Oct 1 2015 at 6:00 pm
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND ? Islanders are saying their final farewells to Bainbridge Island?s furriest, and possibly friendliest, police officer. Rusty, a retired police dog, was euthanized Thursday becaus...
Saps needs dogs to fight crime
Dateline: Oct 1 2015 at 4:36 pm
German shepherds (Alsatians), Malinois (Belgian shepherd), Rottweilers, Jack Russells, Labradors and Border collies between the ages of 10 months and two years would be suitable, Traut said. ?Dogs ...
New York Police Will Document Virtually All Instances of Force
Dateline: Oct 1 2015 at 2:06 pm
Officers will now be required to check a box on the new two-page form any time they use force ? including a hand strike, a takedown, a baton blow, a bite by a police dog ? or encounter ... against ...
K-9 who survived officer shooting euthanized
Dateline: Oct 1 2015 at 1:54 pm
A retirement party for Fond du Lac K-9 officer Grendel at the FDL Police department. Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Patrick Flood/Action Reporter Media. Action Reporter Media Grendel in 2011. (Photo: Post...
Police: Woman taped dog's mouth shut, posted photos on Facebook
Dateline: Oct 1 2015 at 5:32 am
A North Carolina woman was charged with animal cruelty after she taped her dog?s mouth shut to keep it from barking, according to police. (Photo: Courtesy of the Rowan County Sheriff?s office) A No...
Nome's Iditarod and the Lost Continent of Beringia: Alaska's Wild West on the Looney Front, Part 2
Dateline: Oct 1 2015 at 12:03 am
After its gold rush days, Nome won everlasting fame as the destination of the original Iditarod dog mushing race, although it was not called that back then. In 1925 a diphtheria epidemic raged in t...
Storied police dog Grendel euthanized after health decline
Dateline: Sep 30 2015 at 9:25 am
Retired police dog Grendel, whose health had deteriorated, was euthanized Wednesday after a storied career in Fond du Lac. Grendel was the loyal partner of Fond du Lac Police Officer Ryan Williams,...
Local soldier to reunite with military dog after 21 months apart
Dateline: Sep 29 2015 at 2:29 pm
A local soldier is planned to reunite with his military K9 battle buddy Thursday, after nearly two years apart. U.S. Army Specialist Caleb French will be reunited with a Tactical Explosive Detectio...
Iditarod legend Lance Mackey wins the audience in 'The Great Alone'
Dateline: Sep 28 2015 at 1:25 pm
The Milwaukee Film Festival held its second and final screening of Spotlight Presentation "The Great Alone" last night, September 27. The documentary follows Iditarod racer Lance Mackey during his ...
Four-time Iditarod champ lands in Medford
Dateline: Sep 24 2015 at 7:55 am
MEDFORD-- Four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey flew in to the Medford airport on Wednesday night. He and his lead dog are going to a film festival in Fort Jones, California on Thursday. Mackey ...
Iconic sled dog racer, Lance Mackey, brings his story to Duluth
Dateline: Sep 23 2015 at 9:48 pm
Mackey is a four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race as well as a four-time winner of the Yukon Quest. Jason Rice the Director of Beargrease "This is a very raw honest look at the life ...
Former Military Dog Enjoys Retirement in the Company of His Kitten Friend (VIDEO)
Dateline: Sep 23 2015 at 12:48 am
This friendly retired military dog isn?t quite sure what to do with this kitten, but he?s definitely curious. While we don?t know this hero dog?s name, we can assume that after all his years of ser...
Soldier reunited with his military dog in Cleveland airport
Dateline: Sep 23 2015 at 12:02 am
A Cleveland veteran had a special reunion this week, after his military canine was sent to join his side again. They're now settling in for the good life together. Army Specialist John Nyerghes and...
Rex the retired police dog gets offers of sanctuary
Dateline: Sep 22 2015 at 4:39 pm
Rex, the recently retired police dog who was present when camper James Boyd was shot in March 2014 during a police standoff, and who previously was a working dog with the military, is being conside...
Military dog, soldier reunite in Cleveland
Dateline: Sep 22 2015 at 9:44 am
CLEVELAND -- Technically, he's a TED dog. A tactical explosive detection dog. But to a young soldier, he is his world. They had each other's backs in Afghanistan. Army Specialist John Nyerghes, of ...
The Great Alone
Dateline: Sep 22 2015 at 4:27 am
The documentary, directed by Greg Kohn, follows Lance Mackey?s pursuit of his dad?s records in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. As we countdown to the opening of the festival, Urban Milwaukee will...
Lucas County Dogs for Adoption: 9-22
Dateline: Sep 21 2015 at 10:02 pm
Dachshund, black and tan male; stray picked up Aug. 28 by a control officer at 2921 Douglas Rd., Toledo. German shepherd/Rottweiler mix, sable and orange male; stray picked up Sept. 2 at 2921 Dougl...
Big dogs on bus a bone of contention
Dateline: Sep 21 2015 at 6:52 am
Currently, small dogs and ?working? dogs are allowed on the city bus. A suggestion that the privilege be expanded to include big dogs, as long as they are leashed and ride outside of ?peak hours?, ...
It?s National Service Dog Month
Dateline: Sep 11 2015 at 3:32 am
Animals enrich our lives in many unique and special ways, but the service dog is an invaluable companion for individuals with disabilities. While many types of animals provide many types of aid, no...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Dateline: Sep 4 2015 at 11:07 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...
Guide Dog and Service Dog Act changes target fraudulent pooches
Dateline: Apr 20 2015 at 1:17 am
Laura Watamanuk, executive director of the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society, says public perceptions of service animals are often ... by many of Canada's more traditional working dog teams. Alan Con...
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...
5 Surprising Facts About the Iditarod Dog Sled Race
Dateline: Mar 10 2014 at 8:47 am
Iditarod race founder and musher Joe Redington, Sr., created the long-distance race named after the trail to keep Alaska dogsledding alive and to help the Iditarod Trail become recognized as a hist...
canine health
Dateline: Dec 2 2013 at 8:00 am
Parvo is a disease that strikes fear into the hearts of ... The most common places a mosquito... Canine hip dysplasia is a painful genetically inherited disease that affects one in four dogs. As in...

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