Month: February 2013

Loaded guns and dogs are a bad combination

Just as guns should be kept safely away from children, they can be equally dangerous to have lying around near dogs. Gregory Dale Lanier found this out the hard way when he was shot by his dog while driving his truck down a Florida street on Saturday.

Family of slain dog awarded $51,000 in damages

Justice has finally been served to the family of Rosie, who was needlessly shot and killed by Des Moines police in 2010. Though it will not bring back their beloved dog, a judge has awarded $51,000 plus attorney’s fees to Charles and Deirdre Wright.

Dog Helps Save Woman Having a Seizure

A Montrose, Colorado woman is crediting her dog Tiger with saving her life this past weekend. Patty Jensen and Tiger were out for a walk along the Uncompahgre River when she began having her seizure. Tiger immediately sprang into action taking care of Patty until help arrived.

Mailman Rescues Dog Impaled on a Fence

Kory Cantrell is used to being chased and barked at by dogs as a mail carrier, but while delivering mail the other day Cantrell heard a dog in distress. Without hesitation he went to find the dog. What he found was a 110-pound yellow lab named Wyatt stuck on a fence after he had tried to jump it. Two neighbors were desperately trying to lift Wyatt off the fence, but were unable to without Cantrell’s help.