Sad News from Tennessee

August 3, 2017

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at approximately 0500 hours, the City of Crossville Police Department assisted the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, who were attempting to stop a stolen semi-truck, which was traveling down a secluded dirt road off of Genesis Road. With City and County law enforcement in pursuit, the semi-truck wrecked in the woods and the suspect/driver fled on foot.

K9-Lt. Bart Riden and Police K9 Cain gave chase. K9 Cain made contact with the suspect, identified as Dustin Dixon – 28 – Crossville, TN, hiding in the woods. [Read more]

How Many Dogs Have to Die?

August 3, 2017


I don’t understand how this is a hard concept. You don’t leave dogs in parked cars. Never. Or at least not in the summertime. I know I rant about this every summer, but apparently people still don’t realize that hot cars can kill a dog very quickly. On an 80-degree day, especially if it’s humid, your car interior can heat up to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes. [Read more]

A Hero’s Sendoff

August 2, 2017

Cena

Photo: Joel Bissell/Muskegon Chronicle via AP

When Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung learned his black Lab, Cena, had terminal bone cancer, he knew he had to give the dog a sendoff fit for a hero. Cena was DeYoung’s service dog, but their relationship goes back much further than that. [Read more]

Yes, Narcan does work for dogs

July 31, 2017

Narcan, the nasal spray that blocks opioid receptors in the brain and revives overdose victims, has become somewhat controversial as people question giving addicts several chances at escaping death when they refuse to get help with their recovery. Some municipalities are requiring those who are given the life-saving drug to perform community service in payment for the dose they receive from first responders.

Fortunately, the sheriff department in York County, Maine, didn’t give it a second thought when Addie, a mere dog, accidentally overdosed after fishing some oxycontin out of a purse in her home. [Read more]

Brandywine Valley SPCA New Castle, DE Fire

July 9, 2017

Video from ABC6 in Philadelphia.

More details from the Fundly page: NEW CASTLE, DE (July 9, 2017) – Fire broke out at the Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) New Castle Campus at approximately 12:15am after a vehicle crashed into the building. First responders contained the fire, and emergency personnel, BVSPCA staff, and neighbors worked quickly to move 100 animals to safety. [Read more]

Wow! Brisco to the Rescue!

July 8, 2017

Brisco

From the Miami Gazette: When Greg Bannerman retired from the Marine Corps, he adopted Brisco to help him with his PTSD. He never dreamed the dog would become a superhero. [Read more]

Dogs in Hot Cars

June 13, 2017

Photo courtesy WPVI.

Photo courtesy WPVI.

For those of you who are still suffering under a heat wave or are expecting a hot summer. It has happened again. Police in New Jersey had to rescue a dog (and a two-legger!) who had been accidentally locked in a hot car. WPVI, 6-Action News, the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia reports on the scary incident. [Read more]

The Mayor of Cormorant

June 4, 2017

Duke Cormorant MNMeet Duke, the 3-term Mayor of Cormorant Village, MN. I don’t know much about Duke, other than that he’s a Great Pyrenees, but he sure looks cute on his Facebook page!

And I really like the idea of a canine mayor, maybe even a canine President. I mean, could he do any worse than the current occupant of the White House?

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Megan Leavey Movie

May 31, 2017

I’m looking forward to the premiere of this movie on June 8th. Here’s the text that accompanies this trailer on YouTube: MEGAN LEAVEY is based on the true life story of a young marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Palm Dog Awards at Cannes

May 30, 2017

From the Palm Dog twitter feed (@PalmDog2017)

From the Palm Dog twitter feed (@PalmDog2017)

Who knew this was a thing? The top award at the Cannes Film Festival is the Palm D’Or, so as a take-off on that, they created an alternative award called the Palm Dog in 2001. It is awarded to the best performance by a canine (live or animated) or group of canines during the festival. The award consists of a leather dog collar with the term “PALM DOG”. [Read more]

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