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Washington State Police Warn Dog Owners of “Tennis Ball Bombs”

Photo: carterse/flikr————————————- Kent, Washington, pet owners are being told to steer clear of any tennis balls they might see lying about as Fourth of July weekend approaches. Police are warning residents about homemade fireworks in general, but “tennis ball bombs,” wherein the insides are removed, replaced with explosive material, then set off with a makeshift…

Fire Safety Reminder Time as Dog Jumps Three Flights to Firefighters

(Photo: Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Firefighters were able to coax a dog to jump from the third story of a fiery apartment building on the evening of June 10.  Stella squeezed through the balcony railings, jumped, and was caught by an Aurora, CO, police officer.  She was take to a veterinary hospital for…

Explorers Are Using “Bone-Sniffing” Dogs to Locate Amelia Earhart’s Remains on a Remote Island

A research team will be using specially trained bone-sniffing dogs on a very remote island in the Pacific Ocean, all in an effort to find the remains of famed female pilot, Amelia Earhart.  The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) are taking four dogs to Nikumaroro, which is believed to be within the area…

“Cones Of Fame!” Artist Helps Healing Dogs Find Homes!

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- For every funny shot wherein someone turns their dog’s medically necessary E-collar (often comically referred to as the “cone of shame”) into a funny martini costume, countless others are overlooked at shelters, simply for having to don them in post-spay and -neuter situations. At One Tail at a Time, the Chicago shelter where art…

Rocket To The Rescue! Border Collie Mix Among The Heroes of Hurricane Harvey

Rocket and partner Mike Stornetta ready for a mission. Photo: Search Dog Foundation ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— A host of volunteers, from all over the country, have made efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, whether members of law enforcement, nonprofit volunteers, animal rescue organizations, military personnel or just random civilians looking for ways to help out….

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