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News: Scituate Animal Shelter: Dog finds a new home, and a job

September 1, 2012 No Comments

By Ruth Thompson Scituate —Animals adopted from the Scituate Animal Shelter (SAS), or any rescue shelter, can make wonderful additions to their forever families. And in some cases, they can wind up becoming an asset to their community as well. Such is the story of “Mack,” a black lab mix adopted from the SAS a ...

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News: Man’s best friend adds positive impact to kids with special needs (VIDEO)

News: Man’s best friend adds positive impact to kids with special needs (VIDEO)

June 20, 2012 No Comments

By Chris Oberholtz, Multimedia Producer By Matt Stewart, Anchor LEAWOOD, KS (KCTV) - Dogs are amazing animals and can do so many things.  Now, one national organization is pairing up service dogs with kids with special needs. An 8-year-old boy from Leawood just brought home his new best friend, and the positive impact it has made in ...

News: Pit Bull Leads Good Samaritan To Stricken Owner In Double Trouble State Park

News: Pit Bull Leads Good Samaritan To Stricken Owner In Double Trouble State Park

June 6, 2012 No Comments

By Patricia A. Miller Lilly, a one-year-old pit bull mix, came to her owner’s rescue in Double Trouble State Park on Friday Credit Courtesy of Berkeley Township police department.   BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Frank Delarosa thought it was strange to see a pit bull running down a sugar sand path near the cranberry bogs at ...

News: Alpha introduces mine search-rescue dog in Va

News: Alpha introduces mine search-rescue dog in Va

June 3, 2012 No Comments

By Michael Felberbaum RICHMOND, VA. We’ve all heard of a canary in a coal mine, but what about a Dutch Shepherd? Meet Ginny: the newest member of coal producer Alpha Natural Resources Inc.’s search-and-rescue team, trained to perform searches in both underground and surface mines. Equipped with an infrared camera and atmospheric gas detector — ...

News: Stray Dog Runs With Cyclists Across China (VIDEO)

News: Stray Dog Runs With Cyclists Across China (VIDEO)

May 29, 2012 No Comments

By Katie Kindelan video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player A stray dog completed a 1,100-mile trek across China, climbing 12 mountains in nearly 25 days.  All it took to get the dog to complete the mission was giving it a bone. The tenacious pup, nicknamed “Xiaosa,” or Little Sa, encountered a team of cyclists in the ...

News: Life-saving bond: Dog sniffs out owner’s tumor

News: Life-saving bond: Dog sniffs out owner’s tumor

May 17, 2012 No Comments

By Lauren Adamson Lisa Hillje and her basset hound mix, Lexie, visit the Mental Health Community Center in Sarasota on Friday. In 2001 Lexi woke Hillje up in the night and stepped on her chest where Hillje found a lump that ended up being cancer. Hillje’s cancer was cured, though four years ago Lexi was ...

News: Oakville police dog recognized for saving woman’s life (VIDEO)

News: Oakville police dog recognized for saving woman’s life (VIDEO)

May 14, 2012 No Comments

By Dominik Kurek Oakville police dog recognized for saving woman’s life. Titan, a police service dog from the Halton Region, was inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame today. After Titan and his unit received a distress call from a woman who attempted to end her life before disappearing into a heavily wooded area, ...

News: Pooches on campus: Colleges host dog visits, create pet-friendly dorms to ease student stress

News: Pooches on campus: Colleges host dog visits, create pet-friendly dorms to ease student stress

May 13, 2012 No Comments

By Associated Press David Goldman/Associated Press - In this May 2, 2012 photo, law students Josh Richey, 22, right, and Lindsay Stewart, 26, play with Hooch, a 19-month-old golden retriever, right, and Stanley, a 4-month-old golden retriever, in between final exams at Emory University in Atlanta. Emory University is part of a small but growing number of ...

News: Pit Bull Struck by Freight Train While Pulling Owner Away from Tracks

News: Pit Bull Struck by Freight Train While Pulling Owner Away from Tracks

May 8, 2012 No Comments

Reposted from mspca.org Dr. Kiko Bracker of Angell Animal Medical Center tends to Lilly before her right front leg is amputated (credit: Angell Animal Medical Center)   BOSTON, May 8, 2012 – Just after midnight on May 3 the engineer of a westward-bound freight train witnessed an extraordinary scene as he barreled toward a railway ...

News: Former Texas shelter dog honored for getting help for owner when fall left her unconscious

News: Former Texas shelter dog honored for getting help for owner when fall left her unconscious

May 8, 2012 No Comments

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Three years ago, Bear was a 100-pound Shiloh German shepherd nobody wanted at a Texas shelter. Debbie Zeisler came to his rescue. She has lost count of the times since then that he has come to hers. On Monday, Bear was honored with the 30th National Hero Dog award ...

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