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8-Year-Old Boy Embarrassed Of Vitiligo Meets Dog With Same Skin Condition.

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Last surviving rescue dog from 9/11, now 15 years old. Huffingtonpost. Nino makes a comeback. A Dog's Seeing Eye Dog. Lily is a Great Dane that has been blind since a bizarre medical condition required that she have both eyes removed.

A Dog's Seeing Eye Dog

For the last 5 years, Maddison, another Great Dane, has been her sight. The two are, of course, inseparable. Bummer and Lazarus. The Three Bummers.

Bummer and Lazarus

Edward Jump's cartoon shows Bummer and Lazarus begging scraps from Emperor Norton. Bummer and Lazarus were two stray dogs that roamed the streets of San Francisco, California, USA, in the early 1860s. Recognized for their unique bond and their prodigious rat-killing ability, they became a fixture of city newspapers, were exempted from local ordinances and immortalized in cartoons. Background[edit] Detection Dogs and Wildlife Crime. In the Bag The global illegal wildlife trade is booming—and as with all black markets, it’s booming in secret.

Detection Dogs and Wildlife Crime

Illegal products from endangered species roll through the world’s airports, shipping centers and postal systems in a relentless stream: in 2013, smugglers were caught with 583 pieces of chocolate-coated ivory sealed in candy bar wrappers. X-Ray Smell A customs official who wants to check a piece of luggage for illegal wildlife goods has to open it up and carefully pick through the contents.

In contrast, a sniffer dog like Jin Kai can interpret the bag’s contents with a few quick sniffs. Return on Investment. Faith in Humanity Restored. Photographer tells story of doomed shelter dogs. Winners of the Third Annual Dogs of Valor. Deformed puppy, rescued from trash, learns to walk. Sometimes the only humane thing to do is to put a dog to sleep.

Deformed puppy, rescued from trash, learns to walk

A Dog’s Purpose According To A 6 Year Old. May 24, 2011 | 70 Comments » | Topics: Dog, Heartwarming, Writing Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer.

I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. A dying man’s last wish: To see his dog. From KCRG… Yurt used to live with a homeless Cedar Rapids man, 57-year-old Kevin McClain, in his car.

A dying man’s last wish: To see his dog

But a month ago he became ill with lung cancer.Paramedics rushed him to Mercy Medical Center and later to Hospice House. Yurt went to the animal shelter. “In the transition of moving him over from our ambulance cot to the bed, he told me, ‘I have a dog,’” said Area Ambulance Service Paramedic Specialist Jan Erceg. …From the day Yurt and Kevin were separated, he asked to see her (via Bag of Nothing) Gelert. Gelert is the name of a legendary dog associated with the village of Beddgelert (whose name means "Gelert's Grave") in Gwynedd, northwest Wales.[1] The story of Gelert is a variation on the well-worn "Faithful Hound" folk-tale motif, which lives on as an urban legend.


It is classified as Aarne-Thompson type 178A.[2] Can a dog survive with 4 bionic legs? World's Oldest Living Dog Passes Away. Retirement ceremony for military dog finally reunited with Marine he was blown up with in Iraq after a fight to save him from death row. By Laura Cox Published: 15:01 GMT, 7 April 2012 | Updated: 15:01 GMT, 7 April 2012 After years of administrative battle a military dog handler was finally reunited with her loyal friend.

Retirement ceremony for military dog finally reunited with Marine he was blown up with in Iraq after a fight to save him from death row

Former Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey was told in March that she would be allowed to give a home to Sgt. Rex, the german shepherd she spent two military tours serving with. On Friday night the two were brought back together again in an emotional ceremony at Camp Pendleton’s K-9 Unit which marked the end of Rex's ten-year service. Official: Sgt. 'Military working dog Rex has served the United States Marine Corps and his country honorably and is credited for saving numerous lives during the War on Terror,' a marine read. The dog is now officially in Leavey’s care, five years after she left the military and filled out adoption paperwork.

The initial application was denied since Rex could still perform his duties for Camp Pendleton. Loved: Leavey said she is looking forward to taking Rex home and spoiling him. Dogs Experience Sunlight And Grass For The 1st Time. Ever wonder what an animal whose whole life has been dedicated to pharmaceutical research looks like when and if it is ever let out of a cage?

Dogs Experience Sunlight And Grass For The 1st Time

Reports HuffPo: Forty male beagles raised inside a lab in Spain arrived in Los Angeles last week where they will be put up for adoption after being freed from captivity by the Beagle Freedom Project.The rescue mission is the largest yet for the group Animal Rescue Media Education (ARME). A total of 72 dogs were rescued in the effort, 32 of them having already been adopted in Europe, according to NBC Los Angeles.ARME’s Beagle Freedom Project spokesman Gary Smith said the beagles, all between ages 4 and 7, had lived in cages their entire lives. “We’ve been told they lived one per cage in rooms of 10 beagles, but they never had any physical interaction with one another,” Smith told the station. Laika - the first animal in space. Romanian stamp from 1959 with Laika (the caption reads "Laika, first traveller into Cosmos") Laika (Russian: Лайка, meaning "Barker"; c. 1954 – November 3, 1957) was a Soviet space dog who became one of the first animals in space, and the first animal to orbit the Earth.

Laika - the first animal in space

As little was known about the impact of spaceflight on living creatures at the time of Laika's mission, and as the technology to de-orbit had not yet been developed, there was no expectation of Laika's survival. Some scientists believed humans would be unable to survive the launch or the conditions of outer space, so engineers viewed flights by animals as a necessary precursor to human missions.[1] Laika, a stray dog from the streets of Moscow, was originally named Kudryavka (Russian: Кудрявка Little Curly). She underwent training with two other dogs, and was eventually selected to be the occupant of the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2 that was launched into outer space on November 3, 1957.

Sputnik 2[edit] Training[edit] Donnie (dog) Donnie is a Doberman Pinscher dog who came to the attention of science due to his penchant for arranging his plush toys in geometric forms.[1] His owner rescued him from an animal shelter, and at first he was slow to learn, and very reluctant to interact socially with her.[2] He has appeared on the National Geographic Channel’s Dog Genius show.[1][3] On the show, he is shown arranging some of his 80 plush toys into evenly-spaced triangles and lines, and chooses to use, for example, only stuffed frogs or monkeys for a particular design.[4] He is shown creating his arrangements in his large yard in Maryland on remote video cameras without humans being present.

Donnie (dog)

He is even said to create social vignettes with the toys.[4][5] For example, the day after he first allowed his owner to put her arm around him, he placed a large bear with its arm around a smaller frog.[2][6] Dr. Pictures of Donnie and his compositions on University of Michigan website. Sad Story With A Happy End. It pleases me to know that world still has some good souls left! Related Posts Instant Dog Mom Luxurious place for cats Top 10 Animal Dads Headline Grabbing Animal stories of 2013 Animal lover and passionate reader? Animals Before And After Rescue Pictures. Lewis and Clark's dog, Seaman. The final reference to Seaman in the journals, recorded by Lewis on July 15, 1806, states that "[T]he musquetoes continue to infest us in such manner that we can scarcely exist; for my own part I am confined by them to my bier at least 3/4 of the time.

My dog even howls with the torture he experiences from them.