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Shelter Fire in Orlando

Photo:  Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando
Photo: Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

Sorry – no Friday Funny this week – this is more important.

From the Facebook page of the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando:

We are heartbroken to share that Pet Alliance’s Orlando location was damaged by a devastating fire last night. We are very sad to report that we lost 23 cats to the fire, but firefighters and staff were able to save ALL of the dogs.
All of the saved animals will be transported to the Sanford location for assessment and care. We appreciate the community’s outpouring of support. If you wish to make a donation you can do so on our website. We will let the community know what other help we need as we move forward.

UPDATE: After last night’s devastating fire at our Orlando location, we were able to save a total of 45 cats and 26 dogs. This includes four additional cats that shelter staff discovered this afternoon. We are heartbroken to report that we lost 13 cats and there are 4 still missing. Staff will be setting up traps at the location in the hopes of locating the missing 4. Continue reading Shelter Fire in Orlando

LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs in Surfside, Florida

As workers continue to pull human remains from the pile of rubble in the Surfside, Florida, condo collapse, the Lutheran Church has sent in their comfort dog team to give families and workers a big hug.

From the Twitter feed of We Rate Dogs:
LCC Comfort

A little more about Lutheran Church Charities’ K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry: Continue reading LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs in Surfside, Florida

Miami-Dade Search and Rescue Dogs Help in Surfside Condo Collapse

A team from Miami-Dade’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force runs to board a U.S. Marine helicopter in response to a devastating earthquake in Turkey in 1999. Photo from Miami Herald Archives
A team from Miami-Dade’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force runs to board a U.S. Marine helicopter in response to a devastating earthquake in Turkey in 1999. Photo from Miami Herald Archives

By now, you’ve no doubt seen video of the building collapse in Surfside, Florida. What you may not know is how experienced the Miami-Dade Search and Rescue teams are. This isn’t their first rodeo, so to speak.

As part of Miami-Dade’s Fire and Rescue, the nine FEMA-certified canine teams have responded to disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, bombings, and aircraft crashes all over the world. Continue reading Miami-Dade Search and Rescue Dogs Help in Surfside Condo Collapse

Prayers for K-9 Lemon

Photo courtesy Pasco PD
Photo courtesy Pasco PD
From the Facebook page of the Pasco (Florida) PD: GET WELL SOON, K9 LEMON! We had a medical emergency [last week] involving #K9Lemon. He suffered a stomach-flip, which can strangulate intestines and result in death if not operated on immediately. Fortunately, Officer Josh Madsen (K9 Lemon’s driver) recognized the problem and got him to the vet for emergency surgery. Continue reading Prayers for K-9 Lemon