We still don’t know the full extent of the tragedy in Oklahoma, but it’s clearly a terrible situation. But as is the case in all such situations, there are small bright spots of hope. Here’s a case in point. This woman, interviewed by a reporter from KFOR-TV, explains how she sped home to make sure her dog was okay and ended up riding out the fearsome storm huddled in the bathtub with just a few pillows to protect her and her. . .Read More
Here’s a great story of a young marine who, after his tour of duty ended, vowed to find the bomb-sniffing dog he served with in Afghanistan. When he discovered that the dog, Casey, was working for the Iowas fire marshal, Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach of Madison, Wisconsin, set in motion the process for reclaiming her. Last week, he thought he was. . .Read More
Keith Eckert says that the noises of dogs fighting in his neighbor’s yard finally got too much for him to bear, so he had to do something about it. “Get a video, get pictures, get as much as you can,” he said. The Edmonds, Washington man posted his disturbing videos online, and local police took notice. On Tuesday, they arrested Rose Adams and removed the dogs from her property. She has not yet been charged, but. . .Read More
Every year, the American Humane Association gives out Hero Dog Awards to recognize those dogs “who unconditionally avail themselves to us in so many important ways, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, providing therapeutic support to children suffering from cancer, or just. . .
Last week The Humane Society of the United States, as part of its seventh annual Puppy Mill Action Week, released “A Horrible Hundred,” which lists some of the worst puppy mills in the nation. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it is meant to. . .
Here’s a low-quality cell-phone video of an incredibly well trained dog. Most folks will consider how great this is for the owner, but think about the dog not having to wait to be taken outside to go to the bathroom. This kind of training could be a breakthrough in dog comfort. What do you think?Read More
Here is a moving video from Tails of Hope about the journey of Arwen, a 10-year-old pit bull mix who was rescued by a team led by Karma Rescue from hoarding conditions.Read More
Here’s another great video from Eldad Hagar, but this one does not show a rescue. Instead, Eldad works with Janie, who came into a shelter after being hit by a car. She was so afraid of being touched that the vets had to sedate her to even examine her. You can see her violent reaction to. . .Read More
This is a beautiful story about a dog who was found frozen into a puddle in a foreclosed home in Nebraska, which resulted in his losing parts of all four legs. Through amazing advances in pet prosthetics, Noki’o is now able to walk and even frolic with his. . .Read More