When Franklin, Massachusetts police noticed toys were missing from their donation box, they never dreamed it would be their own dog who was stealing them! Golden Retriever Ben Franklin is a therapy dog who apparently thought all toys were his because he’s such a good boy! Officer Cusson investigated and was able to catch Ben on camera, in the act. He subsequently posted the video on the PD Facebook page, making the dog an Internet sensation!
Here in Stark County, Ohio, we are very fortunate to have the Children’s Network, a place where children of abuse can prepare for trials and work through their trauma. Founded in 1987, the Children’s Network Child Advocacy Center of Stark County (The Network) is a community partnership of caring professionals from child protective services, local law enforcement agencies, prosecution, victim advocacy, mental health, medical and support services. These professionals work together in one location to help children and their families cope with exposure to violence, sexual abuse and severe physical abuse by offering comprehensive, coordinated services in the investigation and prosecution of these cases and the treatment and aftercare services available to these children and their non-offending family members.
And The Network is very fortunate to have Sheba, a therapy dog who helps calm children as they try to put their shattered lives back together. Isn’t she beautiful?
Today’s post features the winner in the Therapy Dog category. “Gunther,” a Rottweiler owned by John Hunt of Blackwood, New Jersey. “Gunther,” officially known as Bang’s Aleutian Sky CD RE THDD CGCA CGCU, is a six-year-old Rottweiler, certified by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs and owned by John Hunt. In 2016, John Hunt and Gunther deployed as a therapy dog team to Orlando, FL to provide comfort to the grieving victims and families of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. Continue reading 20th Annual ACE Award Winner: Therapy Dog Gunther→
Meet Chief! You may remember him from a viral photo that was on social media during March Madness. Now, he has graduated from UMBC, along with his human, Erica Haschert. ” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>WBAL-TV reports they will soon be starting work at the Department of Defense.
Congrats to Erica, Chief, and all those who are graduating!
Every day in my email, I get a list of news from around the world regarding dogs. I don’t like to post the gory stuff about dog fights and abuse, so many times I use other resources to find something to post. In an unusual coincidence (or perhaps due to the impending holidays), my news listing was full of so much good news today, I had trouble picking just one story, so here’s a round-up. Continue reading Good News Monday→