Dog of the Day: Hunter the Hero

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Capt. Billy Monahan and Hunter show off the border collie’s well earned medals.

photo by Casey Christie/The Californian

A great story In yesterday’s Bakersfield Californian describes how a local border collie named Hunter was honored for his service as a search dog in Japan after the recent tsunami and in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. The recipient of the American Kennel Club’s 12th annual Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence, in the Search and Rescue Dog category, Hunter works with Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Billy Monahan, who calls the dog “one of a kind.”

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Captain Monahan and Hunter search for survivors in wreckage caused by the tsunami in Japan earlier this year.

photo courtesy Capt. Billy Monahan

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