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Wednesday’s Wacky World of Dog News

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office  / Ofc. Chris Hegstrom
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office / Ofc. Chris Hegstrom

I’ve had so much other stuff to tell you about over the past few weeks, I haven’t been able to share much of what’s going on in the dog news world lately. Without further delay, here’s a roundup of all the news that’s fit to print.

West Valley (AZ) Puppy Mill Bust
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office recently rescued as many as 130 Pugs and French Bulldogs from a puppy mill operation in Tonopah. They received an anonymous tip about conditions in the home and asked the homeowners to take care of the situation. When nothing was done, deputies returned and took control of the dogs without incident. The owners now face animal neglect charges.

According to ABC15, the dogs are available for adoption. For more information or to adopt one of these dogs call 602-876-1212 or email [email protected]. Continue reading Wednesday’s Wacky World of Dog News

AKC Introduces New Bred with H.E.A.R.T. Program

shutterstock_123618256The American Kennel Club (AKC®) continues its long-standing commitment to advance the health and welfare of all dogs with the launch of its new program Bred with H.E.A.R.T. (Health, Education, Accountability, Responsibility and Tradition)

Modeled after the successful Breeder of Merit program, Bred with H.E.A.R.T. is a new way to engage, encourage and recognize all breeders who meet specific health testing standards and who participate in continuing education.
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Leptospirosis Outbreak in Fresno

Officials in Fresno, California are warning dog families that they have seen at least recent nine cases of leptospirosis among dogs in the area. The most recent case appears to have been contracted at the Woodward Dog Park.

Symptoms of this bacterial infection range from general lethargy and refusal to eat to fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Not only do dogs spread the disease among themselves, they can also spread it to humans, where it causes flu-like symptoms.

A vaccine is available for your dog at the low cost of just $6 at the CCSPA.

KFSN-TV provides all the details in the video above.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Tucker Receives Random Act of Huge Kindness

Courtesy Christina Summitt via CNN.com
Courtesy Christina Summitt via CNN.com
From the CNN iReport, which brings us good news: Christina Summitt works three jobs, trying to support her three step-children, as well as her work in dog rescue. Her own dog, Tucker, a Great Dane-Black Lab mix, is never far from her thoughts. He recently swallowed a plastic ball, and she knew he’d need surgery to remove it, but the estimated cost was $2,700.
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