When officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in Greenwood, Arkansas last Wednesday, a gunfight killed one officer, wounded another, and wounded K9 officer Kina, who had been in her cruiser. The dog escaped the vehicle and ran from the scene. She hadn’t been seen for two days, until someone who was building a new home near the scene of the shooting found her hiding out in the vacant home. The man called police, who responded immediately, keeping Kina contained in a fenced area until her handler arrived.
The video from Channel 5 News will bring a tear to your eye, as the dog bounds to meet her best friend. She had been shot twice, but appears to be healing well. They will need to evaluate her to see if she can function as a police dog after the trauma, but she is physically going to be ok.
Our sympathies to the Greenwood PD on the loss of one of their human officers during the domestic call.
WCAX in Burlington, VT is reporting that Murphy, the Golden Retriever who ran away after a car accident 18 months ago, is finally home with his family.
When Ed Hamel’s granddaughter was in a car accident in 2014, Murphy escaped and ran away. His brain immediately shifted to survival mode. He never left the Waterbury Center area, but he refused to be caught, even running from Mr. Hamel when he saw him.
Neighbors finally built a humane trap and caught Murphy, returning him to his home. Once back in familiar surroundings, Murphy settled back in as if nothing had happened.
I posted a story early this morning about a microchip that reunited a dog with his family after four years. I know I should have my dogs microchipped, and I strongly advocate for everyone to do so, but I haven’t yet gotten around to it.
This 7-year old Jack Russell Terrier, Gidget, is looking to hitch a ride from Portland to Philadelphia. Gidget was happily living with her family in Philly until two days after Easter, when she disappeared. Thank God she has a microchip because when she was found wondering the streets of Tualatin, a suburb of Portland, she was taken to a shelter who scanned the chip and found her family.
The only problem now is getting her back east. The family cannot afford to fly out to get her, and Washington County Animal Services does not have funding available for transportation.
As for Gidget, The Statesman Journal reports she appears to be in good shape. She lost about 5 pounds during her ordeal, but is still in very good health. No one knows how she ended up in Oregon, or how long she was on the streets before she was found.
If you can help with the transport, please contact Washington County Animal Services at 503-846-7041.
The ASPCA has announced the launch of a new app for your mobile device. It doesn’t slice or dice or julienne, but it does have several cool features for dog lovers: Continue reading New ASPCA Mobile App→
I’d call this one lucky dog! After devastating tornadoes ripped through Arkansas and much of the south last week, hundreds are returning to pick through the debris that was once their lives. In the case of Pastor Wade Lentz and his family, the loss of their stuff was only one problem. They also assumed their dog Oreo had been lost to the storm. Continue reading Oreo Returns Home After Arkansas Tornado→
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