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Corrections officer charged in death of K-9 left in hot car
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 5:27 pm
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) ? A Pennsylvania corrections officer has been charged after a drug-detecting police dog in his care died last month after it was left in a hot vehicle for 2 hours during a tra...
Police: Boy, 13, charged in shooting that hurt him, girl
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 5:19 pm
Authorities are investigating who it belongs to. Corrections officer charged in death of K-9 left in hot car A Pennsylvania corrections officer has been charged after a drug-detecting police dog in...
Murfreesboro Police: Dogs found on patio in distress, large amounts of feces
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 1:31 pm
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.--Two dogs "in distress" were saved by Murfreesboro Police after an apartment contractor noticed they had been stuck on an outdoor patio all day Monday. According to the incident...
Police say starving dog likely was abandoned
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 1:30 pm
EAST WINDSOR ? A German shepherd mix that was found emaciated on Abbe Road last week is on his way to recovery. The dog, whose owner has not been identified, has been staying at the dog pound on Sc...
Dogs from Israel arrive in St. Helens looking for a home
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 12:21 pm
They are very versatile working dogs, capable of learning a great deal, and excelling at the highest levels of competition. Consistency is key to teaching them.? Another charity, Wings of Rescue, t...
Elusive dogs evade Calistoga police
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 11:10 am
12:33 a.m.: Officers responded to a report of a vehicle accident on Foothill Blvd near Madrone. Upon arrival, it was determined to be a non-injury accident with only one vehicle involved. Officers ...
Capobianco Trail: Cadaver Dogs Alert Searchers to Wooded Area
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 10:27 am
The team stayed in the area for two hours between noon and 2 p.m. Walden and her dog P?haku decided to searched one half of the area, beginning at the upper roadway and working makai. Gajate and he...
Philly Police Shoot Dog That Was Reportedly Attacking People
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 9:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) ? Philadelphia Police opened fire on a dog that was reportedly attacking people in Hunting Park this morning. Police say they responded to a report of a person screaming that a d...
Community shows support as officers honor Janesville's K-9 Hardy
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 8:06 am
Law enforcement across Dane and Rock counties, as well as community members, came together Tuesday to honor K-9 Officer Hardy. Sgt. Dean Sukus is the K-9 unit supervisor for the Janesville Police D...
Omaha police K-9 injured by suspect returns for duty
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 8:01 am
OMAHA, Neb. (OPD Press Release) - An Omaha police K-9 is back on duty after he was struck by a suspect holding a metal pipe. Tuesday, a veterinarian gave Tye a checkup and released him. He'll retur...
New K-9 officer joining University of Mississippi
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 7:54 am
University of Mississippi Police Department is getting a new officer, but he has four feet and is covered with fur. One-year-old Dios, the university?s new K-9 officer, will be sworn in at a campus...
Supply of T-shirts for fallen K-9 can?t keep up with early demand
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 7:29 am
KINGMAN ? Amigo has plenty of amigos. Arizona Going Blue, a citizens? group that supports law enforcement officers and first responders, is raising money to build a permanent memorial for Kingman P...
Georgia K-9 Helps Nab Home Invasion Suspect
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 6:31 am
BRUNSWICK, Georgia -- Bob the police dog helped nab an alleged armed robber, who stands accused of entering a man's home before dawn Monday morning and threatening him with a hand gun, according to...
Worcester police dog to receive bulletproof vest
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 4:45 am
One police dog in Worcester will soon receive body armor protection, thanks to a non-profit based out of East Taunton, officials said. K9 Elmar is expected to receive the bullet- and stab-proof ves...
Pet of the day: Missy
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 3:08 am
Meet the Current-Argus pet of the day, Missy. Missy is a 1-year-old Rottweiler and German shepherd mix. Her animal ID is 25281658. Missy, like many other shelter dogs, is waiting for a permanent ho...
7 Things Dogs And Humans Have In Common
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 2:35 am
They have assisted with a variety of tasks and some still do so today. Dogs have helped by herding, hunting, pulling loads, guarding and protecting, assisting police and military and being noble co...
Veteran makes donation to K-9 program
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 2:33 am
The La Porte County Sheriff?s Office received a donation to its K-9 program from a local Vietnam veteran. On Friday, Bill Lutz and his daughter Jennifer Bye went to the sheriff?s office to present ...
Growing number of women on Canadian police forces no match for ?old boys? club,? researcher finds
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 2:23 am
London police have acknowledged the lack of diversity in their service and ... who is working on a follow-up study and seeking more officers, male and female. Several participants described women-o...
Paying Tribute to Military Dog Remmy
Dateline: Aug 30 2016 at 12:50 am
BELLAIRE -- There's a void in the office at Dewitt Marine. Remmy, the affectionate, tennis ball-loving Dutch Shepherd, often joined his owner Doug Davis at work for the more than four years they we...
Petplan Finds Working Dog Breeds Are More Prone to Injury and Cancer
Dateline: Aug 29 2016 at 9:36 pm
As America recognizes the contributions of its workers on September 5, Petplan pet insurance is marking Labor Day with a celebration of the working dog. From Boxers to St. Bernards, Portuguese Wate...
Dog Keeps Hospital Patients Safe by Sniffing Out Superbugs
Dateline: Aug 29 2016 at 2:19 am
The working dog has close to a 100% detection rate and has passed all his exams, which means he will soon be working at the hospital full-time. ?There?s an analogy that we can perhaps smell a teasp...
Man gets prison time for brandishing sword, using dog as police shield
Dateline: Aug 29 2016 at 2:16 am
BAY CITY, MI ? A 40-year-old man who drunkenly attacked his son with a sword and then tried to use his dog as a shield against police is heading to prison. Jeffrey M. Gwizdala on Monday, Aug. 29, a...
Memoir about much more than mushing
Dateline: Aug 28 2016 at 11:11 pm
Q: Why dogsledding? A: I grew up in California and I always read dogsledding books. My mom was in love with the idea of Alaska, and she read me books about the Iditarod. When I lived in Norway when...
Cops are Programmed to Kill and the Growing Epidemic of Police Shooting Dogs is Proof
Dateline: Aug 27 2016 at 6:00 pm
Almost two years after the firestorm that took place in Ferguson, Missouri, when a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager and militarized police descended in a brutal show of force to ...
Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon event to salute first responders, military heroes
Dateline: Aug 27 2016 at 6:00 pm
Helen Woodward Animal Center?s Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon marks its 11th year on a very important date ? 9/11. Paying tribute to the wonderful first responders and their working dogs who keep peop...
Deputy fired after K-9 left for days in hot car dies, reports say
Dateline: Aug 26 2016 at 7:06 pm
An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy has been fired after his K-9 partner died of what investigators believe to be heat exhaustion, according to multiple reports. Sources told KFOR the dog, K-9 Officer Bak...
Man?s best friend, an undeniable force for good, is never off the clock
Dateline: Aug 26 2016 at 6:45 pm
Members such as Officer Sullivan favor both the trusted German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois breeds to get the job done, despite the well-known aggression within pit bulls, Rottweilers and Doberman...
10 Photos That Prove The Military Wouldn?t Be The Same Without Dogs
Dateline: Aug 26 2016 at 10:24 am
In honor of military working dogs, here are 10 awesome photos of the military?s four-legged warriors. Dogs have been a staple of military life for ages, but in recent years, military working dogs h...
Musher shares her Iditarod experiences
Dateline: Aug 26 2016 at 1:56 am
Cumberland Iditarod musher Monica Zappa will speak on Monday at 5 p.m. at the Thomas St. Angelo Public Library in Cumberland. She is a 3-time Iditarod finisher and will share her experiences of wha...
Pack Leader: Marine Military Working Dog Handler
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 10:11 pm
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. - A Marine looks down at his dog and confidently commands him to sit. The four-year-old German shepherd complies, looks to his handler for approval and awaits the ne...
Weekly Dose of Fat ? Show #107 ? Bill Flemming Iditarod 1000 Racer and Owner of the Trek Store in Anchorage
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 6:00 pm
This photo is of Paul?s Sonder Vir Fortis from the new bike division of British outdoor online retailer Appkit. Paul says: This is my first fatty (I?ve been dreaming of owning a fatbike for about 1...
Running with Sled Dogs
Dateline: Aug 24 2016 at 1:32 pm
On March 17, the twins finished the Iditarod, the epic 1,000-plus-mile Alaskan trek from anchorage to Nome. Kristy finished 39th (of 71 finishers), just 13 seconds ahead of Anna. It was Kristy?s se...
Still waiting: Dog that escaped Bluecut Fire flames remains at Apple Valley shelter
Dateline: Aug 24 2016 at 9:33 am
Town spokeswoman Kathie Martin confirmed Wednesday that the German Shepherd-Rottweiler mix ? nicknamed Blue ? has yet to be claimed by her owner, one week after leaping into the arms of Cal Fire Ba...
Information On Military Working Dogs
Dateline: Aug 24 2016 at 7:23 am
Primarily tasked with the responsibility of fishing out hidden bombs, fire arms and drugs, these are well trained dogs that also ensure that their human counterparts safely get out of dangerous war...
Lawrenceville pet store owner to help Louisiana flood pet victims
Dateline: Aug 24 2016 at 7:06 am
Tom Wargo, owner of Daffy?s Pet Soup Kitchen and Pet Assistance Service Team, is working with the Louisiana ... He said when they approach some dogs, the animals may be afraid or suddenly panic and...
Monument would honor all military dogs, handlers
Dateline: Aug 22 2016 at 11:34 pm
If the nonprofit Guardians of Freedom Memorial has its way, there will be a monument built in Herkimer County to honor military working dogs and their handlers. The memorial would feature a bronze ...
What stronger German shepherd or a rottweiler?
Dateline: Aug 22 2016 at 6:09 pm
Mostly depending on the dog but overall, the German Shepherd. They have been proven to have a stronger bite pressure and they are more athletic and strong than a rottweiler which is also very stron...
Assistance Dogs Northwest helps out, one canine at a time
Dateline: Aug 22 2016 at 3:09 am
Jenna Clark, a quadriplegic islander who had been eagerly waiting for her service dog ... Assistance Dogs Northwest was born. ?This is something I?ve wanted to do since I was little,? Maurer said a...
8 Things That Can Push Your Insurance Rates Through the Roof
Dateline: Aug 22 2016 at 1:50 am
Common no-no pets are Akitas, pit bulls, Rottweilers, and German shepherds, although you should check with your insurance company before heading to the breeder or shelter. While this restriction mi...
Iditarod winner King changes mind on Murkowski. One reason? Donald Trump
Dateline: Aug 19 2016 at 7:29 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) The Latest on the Alaska U.S. Senate race (all times local): Jeff King, a four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, is changing political teams when it comes to A...
Dateline: Aug 18 2016 at 8:48 pm
Hip dysplasia (CHD) Like most large, heavy breeds, the Labrador has a problem with Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD ... of dogs die within a month or weeks of the symptoms of Distemper/parvo Virus. ?www.s...
What is the temperment of a Rottweiler/German Shepherd?
Dateline: Jul 24 2015 at 10:00 am
Raised right, it is the best dog you'll ever own. I had one growing up and I have another one right now. Here are a few awesome things about my Rotty/German Shepherd mix and also a few things to lo...

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