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Late Springfield resident donates thousands for new Springfield Police dog, handler
Dateline: Jan 16 2019 at 9:59 am
(WWLP) - The late Kathleen Moriarty has made it possible for the Springfield Police Department to acquire another police dog. Kathleen Moriarity set aside thousands of dollars to fund the purchase ...
Kennel owner says he was working to fix it up before fire: 'I knew every dog's bark'
Dateline: Jan 16 2019 at 9:26 am
For Garrett Mercado, the fire that tore through his dog kennel and home near West Chicago early Monday took a far-reaching toll. More than 30 dogs in his care perished in the blaze, while roughly 3...
HPD's 'T-Rex' K-9 officer to lose leg in cancer battle
Dateline: Jan 16 2019 at 9:03 am
COLLEGE STATION, Texas ? A Houston Police K-9 will head to the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital on Friday where he will undergo surgery to amputate one of his legs, reports The Eagle, ...
City of Harrisonburg working on new dog park
Dateline: Jan 16 2019 at 8:28 am
HARRISONBURG, Va (WHSV) --After the Smithland Dog Park experienced constant flooding and closures this summer, Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department is working to make a solution its priorit...
Texas teen girl's diabetic alert dog shot dead, police say
Dateline: Jan 16 2019 at 8:27 am
The service dog of a diabetic Texas teen was shot and killed on its family?s property Sunday. and police are searching for the killer. Hannah Westmoreland, 15, was found to have Type 1 diabetes whe...
Police: Mayfield woman abandoned dogs
Dateline: Jan 16 2019 at 7:45 am
FELL TWP. ? A Mayfield woman abandoned three dogs by leaving them in a Simpson apartment for weeks after she moved out, investigators say. Mandy Lee Pearson, 28, 608 Hill St., was arraigned Tuesday...
St. Paul police officer indicted for kicking man being attacked by K-9
Dateline: Jan 16 2019 at 6:37 am
MINNEAPOLIS ? A St. Paul police officer has been indicted in an incident where he repeatedly kicked a man who was already being attacked by a K-9, according to the FBI. Brett Palkowitsch, 31, is ch...
St. Paul cop indicted for using excessive force in 2016 K-9 case
Dateline: Jan 16 2019 at 6:09 am
A federal grand jury indicted a St. Paul police officer Wednesday for using excessive force against a man as they tried to apprehend him, the FBI announced. Officer Brett Palkowitsch kicked Frank B...
JSO officer and K-9 back return to work after being shot nearly two years ago
Dateline: Jan 16 2019 at 4:20 am
A Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer is back at work today after being shot in the face nearly two years ago. K-9 officer Jeremy Mason was shot while he was in pursuit of a man who was the suspect in t...
NJ National Guardsman says firm forced him to surrender work dog
Dateline: Jan 16 2019 at 3:00 am
OLD BRIDGE ? A township family has been dealt extra heartache after a K9 handler called to active military duty was forced to hand over his work dog, Mattie. Seamus Fennessy on Wednesday ...
California Sheriff's K-9 Wounded; Gunman Fatally Shot
Dateline: Jan 16 2019 at 2:56 am
ROSEVILLE, California -- A Placer County Sheriff's K-9 was wounded and a gunman was fatally shot during a confrontation on a highway Tuesday night. The sheriff's dispatch center began receiving sev...
Marine reunited with military dog in Virginia
Dateline: Jan 16 2019 at 2:00 am
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) ? A Marine veteran, a military dog, and one special reunion: It happened in Roanoke last week when the non-profit Mission K9 Rescue reunited one military dog with his original h...
Woman Charged For Death Of Dogs In Fairfield: Police
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 11:48 pm
FAIRFIELD, CT ? The former president of a local rescue group has been arrested in connection to the death of five dogs in Fairfield. Heidi E. Lueders, 31, of New Canaan, turned herself in at ...
Child who battled brain tumor celebrates birthday with visit to RCSD K-9 team, fun with Jeep enthusiasts
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 11:28 pm
CHAPIN, SC (WIS) - Back in 2015, Landon Derrick was diagnosed with a brain stem glioma. The young Chapin boy had back-to-back surgeries to have the tumor removed. However, he suffered damage to his...
Portsmouth military family starts petition to fly her dogs to Guam
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 11:17 pm
PORTSMOUTH, Va. ? Military families across the country have come together to sign a petition to fight for their large dogs to fly. The petition has nearly 120,000 signatures, and it is growing each...
The Complete Guide to Different Types of Assistance Dogs
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 11:06 pm
It?s important to clarify the difference between the four major types of assistance dogs: Service dog ... so that should your dog nip, bite, or hurt someone while working as a therapy dog ...
Police: Irate Eagles fan attacked girlfriend, put dog in microwave
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 10:54 pm
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) ? Police say a woman upset about the Philadelphia Eagles? loss to the New Orleans Saints got into an argument with her girlfriend and put the friend?s dog in a microwave....
K-9 captures, bites suspect after chase in South Side
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 9:40 pm
A man was arrested on Ward and Goforth after a chase on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. A man was arrested on Ward and Goforth after a chase on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Caption Close A man was arrested on W...
Authorities: Man who shot Duluth officer, killed police K-9 died by suicide
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 8:52 pm
Authorities on Tuesday said the man found dead inside a residence in Duluth killed himself following a shootout that injured a police officer and left a K-9 dead. Taylor Joseph Turek, 27, died of a...
Jardo, retired Newport Beach police dog, is laid to rest as his longtime handler remembers him as ?a really big star?
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 5:10 pm
A Newport Beach police detective has laid to rest his former partner, a loyal four-legged member of the force, the Police Department said. Jardo, a 14-year-old retired police service dog, was eutha...
Drunken Eagles fan, upset over playoff loss, attacked girlfriend, stuck dog in microwave, police say
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 4:45 pm
A hotel getaway turned sour last weekend when a Philadelphia Eagles fan, furious over the team?s 20-14 playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints, attacked her girlfriend and put the girlfriend?s dog i...
Man ?growled like a dog? after golf cart police chase: deputies
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 2:15 pm
A contractor from Missouri who was staying at an upscale resort in Florida ?growled like a dog? while being arrested after a wild police chase that began when he was spotted unconscious in a ...
Man tracked down by K-9 after dragging officer with vehicle
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 11:49 am
Man tracked down by K-9 after dragging officer with vehicle Jason Wayne Romines II faces charges including aggravated assault, felony evading arrest, driving on a suspended license and theft, recor...
2 dogs killed during armed robbery at Lexington home, 2 suspects arrested after leading police on chase, foot pursuit
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 11:11 am
Fort Bragg Soldiers participate in Carolina Hurricanes Military Appreciation Game
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 6:04 am
RALEIGH, N.C. ? At the end of a bright, red carpet, a military working dog and a young military policeman drew the attention of hushed fans and veterans to center ice. The canine dropped the ceremo...
Mattie, a bomb detection dog, at risk of being taken from Old Bridge family
Dateline: Jan 15 2019 at 1:31 am
Mattie, a bomb detection dog, at risk of being taken from Old Bridge family The family of an Old Bridge military veteran, who works with his K9 partner Mattie for a security company is at risk of h...
TSA phasing out pointy-eared working dogs
Dateline: Jan 14 2019 at 7:17 pm
(KPLC) - The next time you go through airport security, you may be greeted by a cute, floppy-eared working dog. The Transportation Safety Administration is increasingly replacing pointy-eared dogs ...
Man, police dog wounded in shooting with officers in North Richland Hills
Dateline: Jan 14 2019 at 11:13 am
A man and a North Richland Hills police dog were injured Monday night in an officer-involved shooting, officials say. Officers were dispatched about 7:15 p.m. to help Watauga police after a family ...
Colorado war dog memorial marker stolen
Dateline: Jan 14 2019 at 7:03 am
The memorial was set to be the only permanent tribute to working military dogs in the country, right here in Colorado Springs. Those plans are now on hold after the marker for the future site of ...
PETA activists protest Iditarod at Detroit auto show
Dateline: Jan 14 2019 at 6:48 am
Moments after she began smashing the windows of a late-model Chrysler Town & Country minivan outside the 2019 Detroit auto show, police had the white, floppy-eared dog in handcuffs. In a move remin...
Military dog drops puck before Hurricanes game
Dateline: Jan 13 2019 at 12:51 pm
The Carolina Hurricanes had a special guest drop the puck before a game against the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Helen, a military service dog, did the honors alongside Specialist Devin Pruitt....
Large field set to compete in Eagle Cap Extreme
Dateline: Jan 13 2019 at 10:20 am
As of Monday, 25 sled dog teams are registered for the 15th running of the event. That includes seven competitors in the Iditarod-qualifying 200-mile race and another seven, including local veterin...
Neb. first responder fights city over use of PTSD service dog
Dateline: Jan 13 2019 at 6:58 am
After talking to his captain, he went to see the Employee Assistance Program counselor. In those sessions, he felt anxious about his participation and worried notes would be shared with his superio...
Meet Helen. She is a military working dog from Fort Bragg. She did a great job helping out with the puck drop today.
Dateline: Jan 13 2019 at 2:19 am
Alabama's Deionte Thompson declares for NFL draft Fizdale says Kanter has flu, not sick from burgers Report: Dolphins looking to rebuild, land QB in 2020 draft Report: Athletics trying to dissuade ...
Pride on the line: Lincoln medic fights city over use of PTSD service dog
Dateline: Jan 12 2019 at 7:00 pm
Ravndal sought treatment, eventually becoming the first Lincoln firefighter to use a service dog. But he never returned ... he went to see the Employee Assistance Program counselor.
Regal Offers US Military Members Free Tickets To Sony Pictures' A Dog's Way Home
Dateline: Jan 11 2019 at 3:34 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Regal announces an exclusive opportunity for active duty and veteran U.S. military to see Sony Pictures' A Dog's Way Home for free at their local ...
Von Miller ?can play even better than he?s played,? Broncos coach Vic Fangio promises
Dateline: Jan 10 2019 at 11:36 pm
The new guy on the Iditarod sled didn?t waste any time asking his lead dog to start pulling even harder. ?I think Von Miller can play even better than he?s played in his career,? new Broncos coach ...
Iditarod, anyone? How about luging? Winter family fun abounds in-state and out
Dateline: Jan 8 2019 at 12:00 am
When temperatures drop and cold winds are blowing, it takes a lot of incentives to get your family off the couch. So, if enticements such as building a snow fort or putting on ice skates aren?t eno...
This Adorable Dog Sledding Team Won Our Hearts on Twitter
Dateline: Jan 7 2019 at 9:55 pm
We don?t usually root for anyone specific to win the Iditarod because they?re all good dogs. However, when the 2019 race kicks off in Anchorage, Alaska on March 2, we are throwing our full ...
Working dogs find a place in sun again
Dateline: Jan 6 2019 at 9:27 pm
Working dogs are regaining their place on rural properties as graziers struggle to find and pay workers willing to tackle the remoteness and tough conditions. In Queensland, a resurgent wool indust...
What makes your dog different?
Dateline: Jan 6 2019 at 2:26 pm
German Shepherd, Siberian husky, Dalmatian ... Labrador because this breed was meant to work for most of the day and you may have an aloof Rottweiler because this guarding breed was bred to be wary...
Meet 20 pups who are training for the Iditarod, the world's longest and most popular dog sledding race
Dateline: Jan 4 2019 at 6:52 am
In the world of competitive dog sledding, it's crunch time. In less than three months, the famous Iditarod race will begin. The Iditarod is one of the most popular and longest dog sledding races in...
Why Twitter Is Obsessed with This Adorable Pack of Sled Dogs
Dateline: Jan 4 2019 at 5:19 am
Recently an Alaskan sled dog racer named Blair Braverman posted a thread to introduce the world to the BraverMountain Varsity Team?a few extremely good boys and girls who are training to compete in...
Army working dog handler found dead in his off-post home
Dateline: Jan 4 2019 at 3:59 am
A Fort Wainwright, Alaska-based soldier was found dead in his home on Wednesday, according to a Friday release from U.S. Army Alaska. Sgt. Jorden Williams, 25, was discovered in his home in North P...
Woman's Charismatic Pack of Sled Dogs Deserve Their Own Reality Show
Dateline: Jan 4 2019 at 12:52 am
An adorable pack of sled dogs preparing to race in the 2019 Iditarod is taking the Internet by storm. After musher Blair Braverman began sharing photos and bios of each of the 20 dogs she has in ...
Musher?s Twitter thread shows the world how much character her 20 sled dogs have
Dateline: Jan 3 2019 at 4:53 am
That?s because Blair, 30, is the driver of a dog sled. She is gearing up for the Iditarod race in March, which will see her cross the wilderness of Alaska. To do so she?ll need a team of 14 capable...
TSA thinks floppy-eared working dogs at the airport have a more welcoming face for passengers, children
Dateline: Jan 3 2019 at 4:39 am
Since Transportation Security Administration chief David Pekoske took the job as the nation's top transportation cop, his agency has pushed the message "Better Security Faster." Perhaps they ...
When a 'service dog' gives birth at Tampa airport, controversy takes flight
Dateline: May 31 2018 at 7:12 pm
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...
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...
Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options
Dateline: Jul 17 2017 at 8:02 pm
354-6312. This gorgeous girl is Gilda, a 5-year-old, black and tan Rottweiler and German shepherd mix. Calm and affectionate, Gilda is a big couch potato in need of a couch. She is ready to ...

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