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K-9 units give church camp look at 4-legged officers
Dateline: Aug 2 2015 at 7:53 am
SNELLVILLE ? It was a day for the dogs at an area church Thursday as K-9 units from local law enforcement agencies teamed up for a demonstration for children at summer day camp. Officers, both huma...
Man accused of decapitating wife, dogs and self-mutilation leaves hospital for jail cell
Dateline: Aug 2 2015 at 6:10 am
PHOENIX ? A man accused of decapitating his wife and their pet dogs before mutilating himself has gone from a hospital bed to a jail cell. Phoenix police identified the man as Kenneth Dale Wakefiel...
Dangerous dog list Wisconsin
Dateline: Aug 2 2015 at 1:02 am
The top ten most dangerous dog breeds compiled from dog bite fatality statistic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are the Staffordshire breeds that include the Pit Bull, the R...
Retired Melbourne police K-9, Diogi, dies Saturday night
Dateline: Aug 2 2015 at 12:32 am
Retired Melbourne police K-9, Diogi, dies Saturday night The Melbourne Police Department saluted Diogi?s service this morning on its Facebook page. Check out this story on floridatoday.com: http://...
Home Country
Dateline: Aug 2 2015 at 12:04 am
He has been a hunting guide in New Mexico and Alaska, made the first solo dogsled trip across Alaska's Arctic Slope, paddled a canoe down the Yukon River, built a log cabin 12 miles from the neares...
Oklahoma K-9 dies of heat stroke after left in hot police car
Dateline: Aug 2 2015 at 12:00 am
For the fifth time in the last two months, a police K-9 officer has died after having been left in a hot vehicle. The latest fatality was Zeke, a police dog who died in Muldrow, Oklahoma after the ...
KFPD says goodbye to long-serving K-9
Dateline: Aug 1 2015 at 5:58 pm
The Klamath Falls Police Department recognized the retirement of one of its long-time K-9s, as well as the distinguished career of his handler, during a special ceremony at police headquarters Thur...
Velda City crowdfunding for K-9 officer
Dateline: Aug 1 2015 at 3:09 pm
VELDA CITY, Mo. - Nearly two years ago, the Velda City police department in north St. Louis County received a drug detecting dog from a training organization in Texas. The Dutch Shepard was saved f...
Retired Military Dogs Lack Health Benefits
Dateline: Aug 1 2015 at 2:54 pm
She knows how to find buried IEDs, how to detect the smells of more than 50 types of chemicals, and how to alert her handler when she finds something designed by humans to kill humans. Flo knows lo...
Virginia Beach's Sheriff's Office works to stem drug, alcohol use with "Candy Crush" K-9 program
Dateline: Aug 1 2015 at 12:05 pm
The 91 weekend inmates at the Virginia Beach Jail looked surprised to be searched by a German shepherd K-9 Friday night. They entered the jail area in a straight line for Friday's "Candy Crush" - a...
Woman facing charges after police shoot, kill dog
Dateline: Aug 1 2015 at 8:53 am
A woman said she's still facing charges after a Clayton County police officer shot and killed her dog. "He just shot the dog and stood there with no remorse, no regrets in front of her and her kids...
Holly Springs K-9 recovers from rare infection
Dateline: Aug 1 2015 at 6:15 am
Holly Springs Police Department has unusually high number of K-9s Storm, a 3-year-old police dog with the Holly Springs Police Department, wants nothing more than to go back to work after being ou...
Sheep Mountain Lodge changes ownership
Dateline: Aug 1 2015 at 4:51 am
Sheep Mountain Lodge at Mile 113.5 of the Glenn Highway has been sold, says former owner Zach Steer. Steer, an Iditarod musher, said the lodge, which includes 11 cabins, a restaurant, guest house a...
'Aggressive' dog shot, killed by police, owner arrested
Dateline: Jul 31 2015 at 10:29 pm
Owego, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A dog is dead and its owner is facing charges after the animal allegedly attacked another dog and several people Friday. According to Owego Police, at approximately 5:40...
Neal Falls' Dog Could Help Cops Solve Mystery Of Alleged Serial Killer
Dateline: Jul 31 2015 at 6:45 pm
Police now say they made another interesting find that could lead to new clues in the case: dog hair. "He was known to [travel] with a dog and there was dog hair all over his car, but there is no s...
Police use dogs, helicopter in search for suspects after shots fired in WVC
Dateline: Jul 31 2015 at 1:06 pm
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah ? Police in West Valley City have one person in custody and are seeking another after an officer heard gunshots and saw a man fleeing the area. According to information from ...
Police: Dog injured after being shot in head in Carlisle
Dateline: Jul 31 2015 at 12:20 pm
CARLISLE?Police say a pit bull was injured after it was found shot in the head Friday. Carlisle Police said officers were dispatched to the 100 block of West Penn Street at 2:50 a.m. Friday for an ...
Woman, Police Officer Attacked By Dog
Dateline: Jul 31 2015 at 7:01 am
A woman and a Sioux Falls Police officer were bit after two dogs got loose on Friday morning. At about 7 a.m. Friday, police said a woman was attacked by at least one dog near 1300 S. Elmwood Ave. ...
Suspect kicks deputy, hits K-9 with rock after traffic stop
Dateline: Jul 31 2015 at 5:56 am
A 50-year-old Missouri man kicked a sheriff's deputy and hit his K-9 partner with a rock after a traffic stop Thursday afternoon, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office. Deputies respondin...
Va. man refuses to put down 12 military dogs
Dateline: Jul 31 2015 at 5:55 am
Greg Meredith was ordered to put down 12 former military dogs left in his care He refused, choosing to reunite the dogs with their original handlers 2 more dogs are left Rescue worker Greg Meredith...
War dogs abandoned at kennel are finding their way home to former handlers
Dateline: Jul 31 2015 at 4:27 am
CHESTERFIELD ? After being abandoned at a kennel in Chester, 12 military dogs are getting a second chance at a home. The dogs, left by a military contractor, have been cared for at Mt. Hope Kennels...
New tripods highlight Iditarod Trail
Dateline: Jul 30 2015 at 3:10 pm
KNIK ? One of the Mat-Su Borough?s most recognizable vistas has an updated look, thanks to Jon Brautigan and the Knik-Fairview Community Council. Look to the left as you go down a hill and drop int...
IRS spotlights tax benefits, services for people with disabilities
Dateline: Jul 30 2015 at 8:14 am
Low and moderate income workers and working families often qualify for the Earned ... or hard of hearing Cost and maintenance of a wheelchair Cost and care of a guide dog or service animal Within l...
Iditarod winner invests in treadmill to keep dogs in shape
Dateline: Jul 30 2015 at 6:28 am
The warm summer taking over Alaska might not evoke images of the state?s most famous dog sled race, but Iditarod winner Dallas Seavey is focused on the cold journey ahead. KTVA-TV reports that Seav...
Caring For 12 Military Dogs Has Put This Kennel Owner $150,000 in Debt
Dateline: Jul 30 2015 at 4:25 am
The United States has a lousy record of taking care of its veterans, canine or human, once they?ve done their job. This isn?t a new thing: The Civil War and World War I both left traumatized, impov...
Military dog finds forever home with former handler
Dateline: Jul 27 2015 at 10:16 pm
A military dog that served the U.S. in Afghanistan is getting a new forever home. He's been reunited and adopted by the soldier he worked with. The adoption was made possible by the United States W...
Military working dogs go head-to-head in challenge
Dateline: Jul 27 2015 at 3:39 pm
Their skills can save lives and get law enforcement officials out of out of the hairiest situations. On Monday, we got to see some of the best military working dogs in action. "When I got him, he w...
Dog trainer Brad Griggs teaching dogs in French and German
Dateline: Jul 27 2015 at 10:08 am
?It?s particularly big among those with German breeds such as rottweilers and german shepherds,? Mr Griggs said. ?The actual word is insignificant, it?s just a cue. ?I?ve taught commands in German ...
Military dogs back from overseas, needing new homes
Dateline: Jul 27 2015 at 6:16 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) CHESTER (WW...
Military Working Dogs Abandoned At Kennel Over A Year?Need New Homes
Dateline: Jul 26 2015 at 6:00 pm
War veterans are often welcomed home as the heroes they are. Parades and other celebrations usually mark their return to the United States. However, 12 military, bomb-sniffing dogs were brought to ...
Veterans are needed to adopt retired military dogs
Dateline: Jul 26 2015 at 2:42 am
HERNDON ? A Herndon couple who adopt retired military dogs are searching for combat veterans to place newly acquired animals in good homes of kindred spirits. Mike and Anne Gibbs, owners of K9 Hero...
Military working dogs abandoned at kennel for over a year
Dateline: Jul 26 2015 at 1:22 am
In February 2014, twelve dogs who had served time in the Middle East, working as bomb-sniffing dogs to protect American troops, were brought to a kennel in Chester,Virginia, reported Friday's PR Ne...
How it feels to get attacked by a military working dog
Dateline: Jul 25 2015 at 6:49 am
It is one thing to admire a 125 pound Belgian Malinois Military Working Dog from a distance. It is quite another to let it attack you for an Air Force training exercise. Freelance writer Justin W. ...
Number of dogs put down by Avon and Somerset Police revealed
Dateline: Jul 24 2015 at 10:00 am
The figure covers a six-year period between 2008-2014. In total, there were 17 dogs put down by the force between these years. Of these, 13 were German Shepherds, one a Springer Spaniel. one Rottwe...
Netflix teaches Working Dog new tricks
Dateline: Jul 22 2015 at 8:39 pm
The US-based streaming service has bought the US, UK and ANZ rights to the highly acclaimed "Utopia," the Aussie political comedy made by Working Dog Productions. According to the Sydney Morning He...
Canine Corner: Can powerful dogs be sweeties too?
Dateline: Jul 21 2015 at 9:09 pm
But some people are less certain about petting a Rottweiler, or a German Shepherd, or an American Staffordshire Terrier (often called a ?Pit Bull?), even if they are just puppies. I don?t know how ...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Dateline: Jul 15 2015 at 1:03 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...
Army veteran kicked off North Wildwood boardwalk by police because of service dog
Dateline: Aug 11 2013 at 8:23 am
NORTH WILDWOOD ? An Army veteran was kicked off the North Wildwood boardwalk and issued a summons Thursday because he was walking with his service dog, according to local police and ... to identify...





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