Find out what’s been happening in the dog world.
A dog responsible for detecting hundreds of cases of cancer – including her owner’s – has been awarded the Blue Cross Medal. Read more
“I can travel, I can go out to eat, I can do things that I couldn’t do before,” said Dawn. Read more
“Officer Renn was an avid dog lover, and the addition of this K9 will be a powerful reminder of the work that Officer Renn did throughout his career,” said Mayor Greg Ballard Read more
“This was more indicative of a diseased animal,” Lt. Eastman said. “They don’t like to be around human beings so something is very wrong with this coyote.” Read more
“[It’s] unknown if he’s in a ring, but by looking at his dog and what he was doing, that’s what people do when they train dogs to fight and kill other dogs,” said officer Joe Gomez. Read more
“It’s a shocker, but I’m glad that they’re all here,” Brandon Terry said. Read more
“So, basically, either I would have to quit my job and go to school full time with my son, or I would have to hire a dog handler to attend school with John and Kai. Neither are an option for me,” said Mrs. McDonald. Read more
A puppy living alone near an abandoned house in Detroit, Michigan was rescued and has found a good home.
Stewart’s rescue was not the most dramatic one, but it has made all the difference for him.
The Michigan Humane Society, the organization that rescued Stewart, answers many calls in the course of a year for the homeless, abandoned and stray dogs, who are well known to populate run down sections of Detroit and are often found living in or around the city’s many abandoned homes. As is often the case, Stewart’s plight was called in by a neighborhood resident who wanted to get the puppy some help.
MHS writes about Stewart, saying: “A life on the streets is not an easy one for a puppy. Stewart was never sure when his next meal would be, or where he could find shelter to sleep.
“There are many dangers – other dogs, wild animals, cars, people… so Stewart was understandably a little nervous when two MHS rescue drivers approached him one day.
“They set down a can of food for him, but the still-anxious puppy grabbed it and walked away, trying to hide in the abandoned house nearby.
“Eventually, they were able to pick him up, and he started to wag his tail and lick their faces… like he knew they were there to help.
“Now, Stewart has a bright life ahead of him. He has a new loving family, he will live in a warm house with a soft bed and will always be fed and cared for.”
Watch Stewart’s rescue here:
“The situation in Cyprus is quite dire for dogs – many are dumped, poisoned or even shot and there are no laws criminalizing this, so there are so many sad stories.” Read more
“Hundreds of people had walked by her before we arrived and they did nothing to help her. They chose to not stop and see Layla’s despair and abandonment, and to not take action.” Read more
Rocky’s owner told shelter workers that he had no idea why his dog had chewed his limb off, but animal control officers are investigating. Read more
An elderly woman and her pet were saved from drowning in a frigid river by a brave man and area firefighters. Read more