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US Police Canine Association Partners with AKC

BigStock Photo
BigStock Photo

From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Police Canine Association is the newest organization associated with the AKC. The United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) is the largest and oldest police dog certification organization in the United States.

“AKC is honored to collaborate with the USPCA,’’ said AKC President and CEO Dennis B. Sprung. “They protect our citizens, strive to educate the public on many important dog-related topics, and are an integral part of communities. We are very proud to be affiliated with them as the nation’s oldest and largest Police K-9 organization.’ Continue reading US Police Canine Association Partners with AKC

RIP K-9 Aches

Photo credit:  Joe Albert
Photo credit: Joe Albert
From the Police K-9 Association here in Ohio: It is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our own K-9 ACHES. [long A: A-keys]

Recently, Aches (4.5 years old) had fallen ill. After dedicated care at home, and travel to Columbus for expert advice, it was determined that he had an inoperable tumor on his spine.

Aches was one of the rare and special K-9s in that he was 100% work; however, when he was at home he was 100% a family dog. He leaves behind his dedicated partner, best friend, and Dad, Investigator McGilton, as well as his loving momma and his human sister. Continue reading RIP K-9 Aches

Contraband Sausages

Kody and his haul.  Credit:  CBP
Kody and his haul. Credit: CBP

From Customs and Border Protection: NEWARK, N.J. — An arriving passenger was ‘sniffed’ out by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection K-9 at Newark Liberty International Airport trying to import swine meat into the United States.

On January 8, CBP agriculture specialists conducted a canine examination of luggage originating from Kosovo, when K-9 Kody alerted his CBP handler to a suspicious suitcase. The arriving passenger claimed the suitcase and declared that he had “homemade sausages”. Continue reading Contraband Sausages

H.R. 4305: Vets and Dogs

Photo from Lackland Military Dogs
Photo from Lackland Military Dogs

If you follow this blog fairly regularly, you know I have a soft spot for dogs and veterans. The US House of Representatives has now passed a resolution (#4305) that includes both. Here’s the bill summary from the congressional website:

Puppies Assisting Wounded Service Members for Veterans Therapy Act or the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement a pilot program to assess the effectiveness of addressing post-deployment mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder through a method where veterans train service dogs for veterans with disabilities.

Read the full text, if you’d like, then call your Senators and ask them to make sure the bill comes up for a vote in the Senate.

Let’s get this bill passed, as it helps both the dogs and the vets.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Let’s Hear It For K-9 Lalo!

You gotta love a story with a happy ending. WBTW, Channel 13 in Myrtle Beach, recently brought us the story of Lalo, a Bloodhound who was instrumental in reuniting a family when the K-9 found a 9-year old who had wandered off to a friend’s house without telling anyone.

Lalo’s partner, Deputy Timothy Davidson, says the dog gets quite the workout as they have similar situations crop up almost weekly.

Great job Lalo and Deputy Davidson! Thank you both for your service.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!