Archive for December 2012

After 22 days, jazz makes her way home in time to ring in the new year

A fox terrier that had been missing for 22 days is back home and her owners are thrilled. On December 7th, Jazz heard gunshots and thunder, and she bolted. Read more

Desperate search to find a missing dog has a happy ending

A South Carolina man’s Christmas wish has come true; his stolen dog has been returned to him. The dog was stolen along with his SUV from a Walmart parking lot in Travelers Rest on December 14th. Read more

Community rallies to help find puppy stolen on Christmas eve

A Milwaukee couple is heartbroken after their 4 month old pit pull puppy was stolen from them on Christmas eve. The puppy, named MacGyver was adopted from the Wisconsin Humane Society by Sara and Cory Malchow and they were set to celebrate their first Christmas together. Read more

Family won't let financial hardships stop them from saving their dog

The Lukens family has fallen on hard time financially. One thing they won’t give up on despite their financial burdens is there dog Charlee. Read more

Humane program working with juvenile detention center to stop animal cruelty

The Humane Society of Huron Valley is reaching out to at-risk youth to educate them about the proper care of animals and hopefully stop the cycle of animal cruelty. The humane society was able to start the program in October thanks to a $44,000 grant from the James A. and Faith Knight Foundation. Read more

UPDATE: Thor finally able to open his jaw after successful first surgery

After flying to Sacramento and receiving his first surgery Thor is able to do things he hasn’t in months or possibly ever, like hold a tennis ball and even smile. Read more

Light boxes helping dogs with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter can be a rough season for many. The colder days and fewer hours of sunlight can take its toll. Some vets believe that humans aren’t the only ones who can suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Your four-legged companions can also be suffering from SAD and may benefit from a light box, a common treatment for humans with SAD. Read more

Disabled dogs inspiring hospital patients

Kandu and Lucy both are missing their front legs. Thanks to the efforts of their loving family they are able to get around quite well. Twice a month the dogs visit the Yampa Valley Medical Center to inspire and uplift the patients there. Read more

Dog runs to owner's work to alert him of house fire

Dogs fleeing the scene of a fire or car accident is fairly common. When firefighters in St. Louis rescued Colby from a house fire he ran. However, Colby ran for a different reason than most dogs. Colby ran straight to his owner’s work to alert him to the fire at their home. Read more

Firefighters save a litter of puppies

On Friday firefighters and Richmond, Virginia came to the aid of six puppies that were trapped in a crawl space in an abandoned home. Read more

Rose Parade float to honor military working dogs and their handlers

The Rose Parade held in Pasadena, California on New Year’s Day is seen by millions worldwide. This year’s parade will feature a float honoring military working dogs and their handlers. Read more

Man leaves $1.5 million to animal shelters

Sylvester Czopek is making a big difference for five animal shelters in Illinois. He passed away over a year ago at the age of 84, but before his death he set up a trust that will give $1.5 million to animals. Read more

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