Monday August 18th, 2014 at 03:00 AM
Since she was a little girl, Tori Sturz loved animals, from her first dog, Sally, to herdonkey, Katie. As a child, these animals were not only her pets, but also loyal andloving companions. As time passed, Tori became exposed to the neglect and abusethat many animals faced everyday of their lives.
It was heartbreaking for her every time she heard a story or saw another animalthat was improperly cared for or abused. She felt powerless despite her achingdesire to change the lives of these...
Monday August 11th, 2014 at 04:45 AM
When was the last time a widely publicized beauty makeover made the world a better place?
The jury is still out on makeovers for people, but shelter animals are having their moment with the Top Shelter Dog In America contest. In collaboration with Wahl and GreaterGood.org, the campaign helps provide makeovers for neglected animals in need of adoption.
Unfortunately, due to limited resources, only half of all pets entering shelters today are receiving the proper grooming they need, Shay...
Monday August 4th, 2014 at 03:00 AM
Tiger Log Cabins has completed a new log cabin for local UK charity West Yorkshire Dog Rescue (WYDR).
The purpose-built visitor centre will enhance the operations of WYDR, a charity that temporarily re-homes dogs in volunteers homes in order to minimise the distress associated with kennel environments. The charity which relies entirely on public donations then works to match them to suitable forever families.
The log cabins design responds to a need for the charity to have a dedicated...
Thursday July 31st, 2014 at 08:19 AM
Olympic silver medalist, Gus Kenworthy, literally flipped out tonight trying to raise awareness for pet adoption at the San Diego Padres game. Gus was in San Diego to throw out the first pitch along side Tucker, an adorable pup up for adoption from the San Diego Humane Society. And he flipped out! Not only did he nail the first pitch, but he wowed the crowd with an on-field back flip after a successful throw.
It was all part of Petcos annual Dog Days of Summer event, where Petco invited 500...
Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 at 03:08 AM
A Jefferson County veteran, who lost both his legs to a bomb blast in Iraq, has a new friend to lean on.
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs spent two years training Bella, a golden retriever, to be a mobility assistance service dog.
On Thursday they held a Passing of the Leash ceremony at Tellico Village Community Church in Loudon.
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs matched Bella with Sgt. Bradley Walker, a U.S. Marine veteran. In 2006, Walker lost both his legs in an IED blast in Iraq. He now uses prosthetic...
Monday July 21st, 2014 at 03:05 AM
Like something out of a 1970s TV show, a persistent family dog led Niagara-area police to a hiding suspect police say broke into the familys home.
The dog, a five-year-old German shepherd named Kaylee, led police to a wooded area at the rear of the home where their suspect was trying to hide.
Without the family dog, we wouldnt have found the guy without a doubt, said Const. Derek Watson of the Niagara Regional Police.
The family was at a funeral their alarm company alerted them to the break-in....
Monday July 7th, 2014 at 03:03 AM
A dog with a bizarre love of surfing uses her skills as a form of therapy.
Golden retriever Ricochet goes surfing with war veterans, children and the disabled to help cheer them up.
She was originally turned down as a guide dog, as she kept chasing birds, so owner Judy Fridono tried to find another way she could help people.
Judy took her to the beach near their Del Mar, Calif., home where Ricochet opted to do more than just doggy paddle.
After proving to be a natural on a board, Judy decided to...
Wednesday June 25th, 2014 at 03:00 AM
WAUSAU, WIS. She doesnt receive a paycheck, Social Security or vacation time, but Phoebe is a valued member of the therapy team at Compass Counseling Wausau.
Phoebes story is compelling, but she has to rely on others to tell it.
Phoebe is a certified therapy dog at the outpatient mental health and alcohol and other drug abuse clinic. Her calm disposition helps her owner, counselor Andy Cameron, work with his clients.
But life wasnt always chew toys and treats for Phoebe.
In July 2012, the shih...
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