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  • German Shepherd Helps Rescue Children From House Fire in Central Florida

    04/28/2016 12:18:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    The dog, named Maxx, helped crews navigate through thick smoke to find the 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girlA German shepherd helped firefighters find his owners' two young children as flames ripped through the family's central Florida home, authorities said. The dog, named Maxx, helped crews navigate through thick smoke to find the 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl Monday night in their burning home in the Orlando suburb of Longwood, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. Moments earlier, neighbors who saw the fire spreading called 911, broke windows and helped rescue the children's mother, Margo Feaser, a 12-year veteran of...
  • 38 German shepherds rescued from hoarding situation embark on new life (Orange County CA)

    04/12/2016 6:20:27 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 31 replies ^ | 4/12/2016 | Penny Eims
    Over a dozen German shepherds, rescued from an abandoned house in Highland, California, are embarking on a new life with the help of a breed specific rescue agency. The German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County has been hard at work, pulling many of the homeless German shepherds out of the Devore Animal Shelter - on Tuesday, the founder of the organization updated Facebook followers about the rescue effort. The Facebook post states, "Yesterday was another very rewarding day, with 6 more of the dogs from the Devore confiscation being removed from the shelter. The dogs have all been very agreeable,...
  • Crufts viewers criticise 'horrific breeding' of dog voted best German Shepherd

    03/14/2016 5:49:25 AM PDT · by Gennie · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 14, 2016 | Daily Mail
    A row has broken out over a German Shepherd bitch who won best of breed at Crufts - after viewers accused the breeder of animal cruelty. Three-year-old Cruaghaire Catoria was judged to be the best example of her breed at the world-famous dog show on Saturday night. But the dog was said by some viewers to be 'deformed', with an abnormally sloped back and a painful-looking out-of-step gait.
  • Affluent family's purebred shepherd ignored after arrival of new baby

    11/21/2015 11:41:07 PM PST · by Altariel · 43 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 16, 2015 | Penny Eims
    A seven-year-old German shepherd named "Louie," bears the painful evidence of neglect on his once regal body. Louie used to live in an affluent neighborhood with a family which was described as "well off." For a time, the purebred shepherd, who had been purchased for thousands of dollars, was a beloved part of his family's life...everything changed when he was banished to live his life outside after the family welcomed a new baby. Louie's life of being a pampered pet vanished and as he endured life outside, his health began to deteriorate. Of little matter was his fine pedigree or...
  • Beloved K9 gets police escort to be euthanized at Maine clinic

    02/23/2015 2:06:06 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 56 replies ^ | 2/23/15 | AP
    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – A beloved K9 suffering from seizures and arthritis received a final salute and a police escort, with lights flashing, to the Maine vet clinic where he was euthanized. Dozens of officers and firefighters turned out this month to pay their respects to Sultan, a 13-year-old German shepherd who sniffed out drugs and bad guys with the Yarmouth Police Department. Officers gave a last pat or scratch to the dog. Then they provided an escort for Sultan's final trip to a veterinary clinic.
  • Dog diagnosed with cancer and put down - just one month after being saved from dead owner's plan...

    01/29/2015 6:00:43 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 23 replies
    AP/Daily Mail ^ | 11/27/15 | Associated Press and MailOnline Reporter
    (title continued) bury the animal with her" Connie Ley of Aurora, Indiana stipulated in her will that Bela either go to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary or die along with her Bela was rescued by Best Friends Animal Sanctuary of southern Utah after staff drove 1,700 miles to pick him up He was euthanized after vets discovered a fat-growing cancer in his lungs
  • Domestic Disturbance Ends with Fatal Shooting of Burlington Woman

    01/07/2015 8:52:20 PM PST · by Altariel · 9 replies
    KBUR (Burlington, IA) ^ | January 7, 2015 | Mack Morris
    Burlington police aren’t saying anything, but one of their officers shot and killed a local woman late yesterday(Tues) morning in front of her house, after responding to a report of a domestic disturbance. The victim has been identified as 34-year old Autumn Steele of 104 South Garfield. The officer who shot her has not been named by the state Division of Criminal Investigation, which is now in charge of the case. A story in today’s(Wed) Hawk Eye says Steele had just been released from the county jail, after being arrested Monday afternoon for allegedly attacking her husband Gabriel. The newspaper...
  • Cranford, New Jersey police officers come to rescue of choking dog

    12/26/2014 8:40:35 AM PST · by Altariel · 13 replies
    WABC ^ | December 23, 2014 | WABC Staff
    CRANFORD, N.J. (WABC) -- Three New Jersey police officers sprang into action to save a choking dog. On Friday night, Cranford police received a frantic 9-1-1 call reporting a choking dog in the field adjacent to Walnut Avenue School. During a game of catch, Leo, a Great Dane/Shepherd mix weighing over 140 pounds, began choking and couldn't breathe when a tennis ball became lodged in his throat. Officer Robert Jordan encircled the dog with his arms and attempted to clear the dog's airway using abdominal thrusts. Officers John Rattigan and Brian Trotter arrived and assisted in the rescue. When the...
  • Dog Saves Atlanta Family from Road-Rage Gunfire

    11/30/2014 9:55:39 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/30/14 | Michael Pearson
    (CNN) -- Witnesses are crediting a family's German shepherd with shielding its owners from gunfire in an Atlanta road-rage incident (video also)
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: NEMO ~ November 17, 2014

    11/16/2014 5:07:53 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 78 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~Nemo Info from here and here               In March 1965*, military working dogs were approved for use in Vietnam. By July 17th, forty teams had been deployed to three bases - Tan Son Nhut, Ben Hoa and DaNang. This was only the beginning, by the end of the year there were 99 dogs in the country. By September 1966 more than 500...
  • Muslims' war on German shepherds is on, hacks our rescue website

    11/11/2014 2:03:10 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 90 replies
    11/11/2014 | self
    The German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County's website has been continually been hacked. Our cyber security experts have determined the hackers are from Yemen. The a-holes have been posting Arabic characters and deleting photos and adoption applications. So far we have determined no personal or financial has been stolen. Regardless, we've elected to shut down the website and build a new one. The hacking activity has been reported to authorities.
  • Soldier’s hero dog ‘stolen’ by military

    11/09/2014 8:34:42 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11-9-14 | Maureen Callahan
    Where’s Matty? On July 20, 2013, Spc. Brent Grommet returned from Afghanistan with his military working dog, a Czech German shepherd named Matty. The two had gone through basic training together, deployed together and were injured together when a roadside IED detonated. Grommet slept on top of Matty’s crate as they flew back to the United States. Upon landing at an Air Force base in New Jersey, the two were separated — standard operating procedure. Grommet wasn’t worried, though: According to Army regulations, if he wanted Matty, he had the sole right to adopt his military working dog. This right...
  • SEE IT: German Shepherd throws tantrum when she has stop swimming

    09/23/2014 8:46:36 AM PDT · by Gennie · 28 replies
    PIX11 ^ | September 21, 2014 | Alyssa Zauderer
    Bella just wasn’t ready to go home. A YouTube video posted by Laura Gibbs shows her German Shepherd Bella’s hilarious reaction when her owner tries to get her out of the water. Bella’s cries that she didn’t want to leave were ultimately successful.
  • German shepherd who chased bear away from his family surrendered to shelter

    08/11/2014 9:09:04 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 56 replies ^ | August 11, 2014 | Cheryl Hanna
    What a way to repay a loyal four-year-old German shepherd who protected his family by chasing a bear away; his reward - the family surrenders the dog to New York City Animal Care and Control citing allergies as the reason they are signing Duke's death sentence.
  • German Shepherd, Missing Since Pit Bull Attack, Found (Video)

    08/09/2014 11:10:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, August 6 | Kale Williams
    A 3-year-old German shepherd named Max that went missing following an attack by a pit bull named Red in Sacramento is back home with his family, FOX40 reported. In footage captured by a passing motorist’s dashboard camera, Red can be seen nipping at Max as the pit bull’s owner, Mike Lindstrom, tries to pacify the dog on Sunday afternoon. Red at one point turns his aggression toward his owner, pouncing on him and knocking him to the ground.
  • Inseparable Rescue Dog and Baby Make an Adorable BFF Pair (with lots of great pix)

    07/06/2014 12:00:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Mashable ^ | July 6, 2014 | Dennis Green
    Little Carter has what everyone wishes they had as a kid: a real-life teddy bear in the form of an extremely affectionate and loving pup. Toby, a rescue dog, is sweet and affectionate to the toddler. The pair are undoubtedly best friends and have been pretty much inseparable since before they ever even met.
  • Puppy Drives Car Into Massachusetts Pond, Owner Says

    06/02/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Sudbury Star ^ | Monday, June 2, 2014
    A 3-month-old German shepherd puppy is being blamed for driving a family car into a Massachusetts pond. The dog's owner, John Costello, said he took the dog for a walk around Bolivar Pond in Canton on Sunday, then got into the car and started it in preparation for the ride home. That's when the puppy jumped in with him. "The dog just jumped into the car and hit the gear shift ... when she slammed it into drive she fell on top of the gas pedal,"
  • Mountain Lion in Fontana Kills German Shepherd(Southern CA)

    03/05/2014 8:03:55 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 60 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 5, 2014 | Adolfo Flores
    Authorities are searching for an “aggressive” mountain lion that killed a German shepherd in a Fontana backyard Wednesday and kept returning to the home despite being shot at by police. About 3:30 a.m. a resident in the 4100 block of Fox Borough Drive heard his dog crying out and went outside to find a large mountain lion standing over his dead 100-pound German shepherd, the Fontana police said in a statement.,0,6377684.story#ixzz2v9UKdfWZ
  • Puppy love: Dangerous dog is tamed after falling in love - with a goose

    02/15/2014 10:29:55 AM PST · by chrisinoc · 21 replies
    Daily and Sunday Express (UK) ^ | November 29, 2013 | none
    A DANGEROUS rescue dog which was on the verge of being destroyed has been saved after it fell in love - with a goose. Rex the German Shepherd was so vicious it would take two people to feed him - one to distract him and the other to throw a bowl of food into his enclosure. He would bark and growl at anything that passed and would even try to poke his head through his run to eat wild rabbits which roamed past. But when introduced to Geraldine the goose the dog immediately mellowed and the two became inseparable.
  • Vicious Dog Drama In Pontiac; Cops Shoot German Shepherd In Early Morning Showdown (2nd Dog Sought)

    02/09/2014 11:10:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    Deadline Detroit ^ | February 7th, 2014
    A German shepherd suspected in a series of vicious and unprovoked attacks on people in Pontiac this week died in a face-off with Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies in Auburn Hills early Friday, Eric D. Lawrence reports in the Free Press. The dog was one of two now-dead German shepherds that authorities said had terrorized residents and emergency workers Wednesday and Thursday. In one attack Thursday morning, the dogs bit and dragged a 56-year-old Pontiac woman down a city street. She was rescued by a passing motorist. The Oakland Press reports a sheriff’s deputy shot one of the dogs when both...
  • Buffalo firefighters save dog from deep sinkhole in MLK Park

    02/02/2014 7:50:27 PM PST · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | Feb 2, 2014 | Sandra Tan
    Mattie Moore was taking her usual two-hour walk around Martin Luther King Park with her dog early Sunday morning when her foot and leg suddenly fell through the ground. Holding herself above ground with her elbows, she slowly crawled out to safety. But as she struggled to escape what turned out to be a deep sinkhole... her dog saw her distress and came running back to her. “He thought something was wrong,” she said. “He comes up behind me and falls right in.”
  • St. Pete police shoot German Shepherd while trying to apprehend a man

    01/25/2014 10:46:19 AM PST · by Arthurio · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | 1-9-14
    <p>ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - An investigation is underway into the shooting death of a German Shepherd by a St. Petersburg police officer.</p> <p>Police say officers were trying to stop Kenneth McNeal, 21, who they say was trespassing in Williams Park while walking a dog, which was on a leash. When McNeal ignored officers' verbal directions to stop so they could question him, they tried to physically detain him. Police say there was a struggle, then McNeal let go of the leash and the dog tried to bite one of the officers.</p>
  • Czechs Honor Army Dog for Afghanistan Service

    01/07/2014 4:53:30 PM PST · by Innovative · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | AP
    Like many military victims of a Taliban attack in Afghanistan, Athos was treated by American doctors in the field, flown to the U.S. Ramstein base in Germany for his recovery, then awarded for his bravery back home.
  • Hero Dog Discovers, Saves Abandoned Baby

    11/04/2013 5:32:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Hot1015 ^ | Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
    A stroll in an English park has a dog hailed a hero, and quite possibly saved the life of a baby. According to the Birmingham Mail newspaper, a German shepherd named Jade was walking with its owner when the dog ran and laid down next to a bag discarded in shrubs. When the owner inspected what his pet had found, he discovered a newborn baby girl. He ran to a friend's home to call the authorities, saying he didn't touch the bag so he wouldn't contaminate any evidence. According to reports, the hospital where the baby was taken has nicknamed...
  • German Shepherds Seized from Apple Valley Animal Rescue

    10/10/2013 8:00:30 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 11 replies
    Victor Valley Daily Press ^ | October 9, 2013 | Staff
    APPLE VALLEY • Town animal control officers seized 26 dogs while removing three dead dogs and dozens of dog crates Wednesday afternoon from an animal rescue organization located in an Apple Valley home, according to a town news release. Acting on a complaint to the Apple Valley Animal Services Department, authorities cited the owner on suspicion of cruelty to animals, exceeding animal limitations and disposition of dead animals
  • Cop finds dog (German Shepherd) tied up, giving birth (w video)

    10/04/2013 6:12:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 4, 2013 | CNN
    At CNN (link above) there is a video of the dog and interview with the lady police officer who saved her.
  • German shepherd shot by Jackson County animal control officer

    09/12/2013 8:45:51 AM PDT · by Altariel · 39 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | August 26, 2013 | CHRISTINA STEUBE
    A woman said her 4-year-old German shepherd, Belle, was shot Friday by an animal control officer without provocation, though officials say the dog is dangerous. Belle is recovering at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, and will be released when her owner comes to pick her up, animal shelter director Bill Richmond said Monday. Belle was shot in the abdomen at about 3:30 p.m. Friday, said owner Connie Hinman. Animal control officers went to 1012 Gum St. on a call of a white German shepherd running loose in the neighborhood of Ocean Estates. Richmond said officers told Hinman to capture her...
  • German Shepherds Trying To have Dinner Together

    08/08/2013 6:56:52 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 33 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 8, 2013 | Odin Parker
    At least one of the German shepherds needs to learn table manners.
  • Three Army dogs die after being given poisoned flea-killer by mistake (UK)

    07/21/2013 6:18:01 AM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 19, 2013 | Daniel Johnson
    Eighteen Alsatian bomb-sniffers were poisoned with an anti-tic treatment which is meant to go on the animals’ backs. " A source told The Sun that the dogs died in “horrific circumstances" after the lethal toxin was put in their food at the Army kennels in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Fifteen of the canines made a full recovery but three died. The RSPCA called for an urgent investigation.
  • Leander police officer shoots dog at wrong house

    06/19/2013 8:28:12 AM PDT · by Altariel · 58 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | June 18, 2013 | Esther Robards-Forbes
    A dog was shot and severely injured by a Leander police officer Monday night after the officer attempted to serve a warrant at the wrong address, according to the dog’s owners and a statement from the Leander Police Department. The dog, a German shepherd named Vinny that works as a therapy dog, was shot in the neck and is recovering at the home of his owners in Liberty Hill. Renata and James Simmons, the dog’s owners, are baffled and distraught by the actions of the officer. According to the statement from LPD, Warrant Officer Woodson Blase arrived at the Simmons’...
  • Muslims throw stuff at a guy walking two German Shepherds. Then they get what's coming to them

    05/29/2013 10:10:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 157 replies
    youtube ^ | april 23, 2013
  • Fears missing dogs are victims of 'ritual execution'

    03/27/2013 1:22:30 PM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    DailyMail ^ | March 21, 2013 | Daniel Miller
    Fears have been raised over the mysterious disappearance of around 30 dogs in southern Idaho after a missing German shepherd was found with its head crushed in a suspected ritual killing. Animal control officials raised the alarm after dogs of various sizes, breeds and ages mysteriously began to vanish. 'The dogs seem to vanish into thin air,' said Debbie Blackwood, director of the animal shelter in Twin Falls, Idaho. Officials say some 30 dogs have gone missing in recent months in Twin Falls and nearby communities in an agricultural region in south-central Idaho known as the Magic Valley. A man...
  • Dallas police investigate after German shepherd rescued from abandoned pool

    03/27/2013 1:19:19 PM PDT · by Altariel · 2 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | March 1, 2013 | Christina Rosales
    <p>Dallas Animal Services (DAS) was called to a house located in the 1600 block of Bonnie View this afternoon for a report of a dog stranded in a pool.</p> <p>DAS Officers discovered a dog found stranded in the pool of what appeared to be an abandoned home, along with a few other deceased animals. The house appears to be vacant and the fence was not secured allowing access to the pool which was not properly cared for, perhaps due to the house possibly being vacant. The building and yard have been secured and an investigation is underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident and how the animals ended up in the pool.</p>
  • Hillsboro(OR)Police Officer Rescues Injured German Shepherd from Train Tracks

    03/22/2013 9:08:55 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 11 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | March 21, 2013 | Rebecca Woolington
    Hillsboro Officer Megan Hewitt was on a traffic stop on Northwest 185th Avenue when she heard a dog cry out. She looked toward the sound and saw an SUV headed down the roadway and a black German Shepherd running. The officer suspected the dog may have been struck. Hewitt, who had pulled a motorist over near Northwest Heritage Parkway, told the driver she needed to deal with the dog.
  • Abused German Shepherd Takes Flight Home Following Specialized Surgery

    01/04/2013 6:45:27 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 33 replies ^ | January 4, 2013 | Penny Eims
    Six months ago, Thor, a German shepherd mix, was enduring a painful life of abuse. On Thursday, he was flying home in first class courtesy of Alaska Airlines following specialized surgery on his jaw which took place in California. Life has changed greatly for the young dog.
  • Pasadena (CA) Man Pleads to Charge He Killed Dog with Hammer

    10/05/2012 6:50:17 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 24 replies
    Glendale News-Press ^ | October 5, 2012 | Bill Kisliuk
    A Pasadena man on trial for beating a neighbor’s dog to death with a hammer pleaded no contest to the charge in the middle of trial on Friday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Young Song, 42, a former animator at Glendale-based Dreamworks Animation, pleaded to a felony count of cruelty to an animal and a misdemeanor theft charge after jurors saw a videotape of the April 2011 incident.
  • Illinois police officer goes to wrong house, shoots family's dog

    09/22/2012 9:42:59 AM PDT · by Altariel · 117 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 20, 2012 | Penny Eims
    A dog, confined within his own yard, was shot and killed by an Eldorado, Ill. police officer who had mistakenly arrived to the wrong house to investigate a report of a stolen ladder. According to Wednesday's publication of WSIL TV, the shooting took place on Sunday evening, when an officer arrived to the home of Jason Robershaw. Robershaw claims that he heard a knock at his back door, followed by gun shots. Those shots took the life of his 6-year-old German shepherd, "Smokey." The grieving owner describes the horrific scene outside of his back door:
  • Sheriff defends deputy who responded to wrong house, killed tethered dog

    09/04/2012 11:23:27 AM PDT · by Altariel · 45 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 30, 2012 | Terese Seaberg
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that it would not be pursuing disciplinary action against a deputy who fatally shot a tethered dog earlier this week.Richard Woodruff was inside his Spartanburg, S.C. home Monday morning when he heard barking followed by a gunshot. The man rushed outside to check on his 8-year-old shepherd mix, Diamond, who had been playing out front while tethered to the porch railing."I ran outside and I see this guy standing over my dog holding a gun," Woodruff told Channel 7 news. "'I said, 'Why did you shoot my dog?' And his response to me...
  • Man faces animal cruelty charge after abandoning dog on mountain

    08/18/2012 11:45:21 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 132 replies ^ | 8/18/12 | Annie Rose Ramos
    Washburn and his wife were incredulous at how this dog, tucked into a tiny nook between rocks, could have ended up where it was. The whimpering dog was, as Washburn said, "in awful shape." He was convinced it would have died if left without food or water for much longer. The couple tried to coax the dog up out of the rocks and down the mountain but it was clear the dog was too injured and weak to move. "We knew we weren't going to be able to get her out by herself," said Washburn. "Her paws were completely raw...
  • Hiker climbs 13,000ft to rescue Missy the German Shepherd after owner left it to die

    08/17/2012 11:47:30 AM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 87 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 8-16-2012 | Emily Anne Epstein
    Two Denver hikers are locked in a bitter battle over the fate of a German Shepard named Missy, who was abandoned by one and then rescued by another at 13,000 feet. Scott Washburn found the dog bloodied and near-death atop Colorado's Mt Bierstadt and then organized a search and rescue party to save her. He wants to keep the dog, alleging that Anthony Ortolani lacks the ability or compassion to care for the creature, which went without food and water for eight days. But Mr Ortolani says he didn't abandon the animal, an oncoming storm forced him to choose between...
  • Slain Marine's service dog dies.. Sad Story..

    04/20/2012 8:26:49 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 19 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 4-20-12 | cakid1
    Lex a bomb-sniffing military dog " that made national headlines when he was adopted by a fallen Marine's family has died of cancer." Back in 2007 " .. a rocket explosion in Iraq killed Cpl. Dustin Lee and injured his canine partner, Lex. The German shepherd, struck with shrapnel and whimpering from his own injuries, stayed by Lee's side on the battlefield. Medics had to pull Lex away" from the body of Lee. According to AP.. " Lee and Lex had worked closely together, scouring roads for explosives and sleeping together at night. When Lee died, his family spent months...
  • Abandoned Dog Turns from Fear to Love....

    04/20/2012 7:00:37 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 16 replies
    Godvine ^ | 4/18/12 | N/A
    Extremely scared and alone, Duke had no idea that this man was saving his life and giving him hope. But he soon realized that and turned from fear to love....what a beautiful outcome. (need to see video; no text)
  • Retired Marine Finally Reunited With Her Old Service Dog

    04/09/2012 11:30:39 AM PDT · by khelus · 4 replies
    A retired Marine has finally been reunited with her old military service dog after a six-year bureaucratic battle to adopt him. Cpl. Megan Leavey, 28, served with her four-legged German shepherd partner Sgt. Rex through two tours in Iraq, completing hundreds of missions searching for roadside bombs until an insurgent explosion took them both out of service in 2006. . . Rex was diagnosed with a kind of nerve paralysis earlier this year, permanently taking him out of service and prompting Leavey to take up a new adoption campaign. It became a race against the clock to get final approval...
  • Marine Handler Takes Her Faithful Dog Home (my title)

    04/07/2012 3:11:11 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 16 replies
    MailOnline UK ^ | April 7,2012 | Laura Cox
    After years of administrative battle a military dog handler was finally reunited with her loyal friend. 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.
  • (Vanity) German Shepherd Needs Good Home Quickly (Help a FReeper out -Mod)

    03/30/2012 7:26:44 PM PDT · by pops88 · 197 replies
    Self | 3/30/12 | Pops88
    I just sent the following to someone involved with animal rescue, and wanted to share with Freepers. It's been a very hard day here : I found out last night my family has to move overseas in the next 5 days because of my husband's job. I have a highly intelligent, well trained, well behaved, 4 year old German Shepherd. If I can't find a foster or permanent home, he will have to be euthanized. I've worked with him extensively. He's obedient and knows many commands, but he's not been able to be socialized to other people or animals. From...
  • Rex the Hero (Military) Dog to Live with Old Friend

    03/19/2012 8:12:11 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 10 replies
    OC Register ^ | March 19, 2012 | GREG HARDESTY
    Sgt. Rex, a German shepherd trained for military work, is on track to move back in with a former handler and fellow war veteran. The retired military working dog, subject of a Morning Read in The Orange County Register earlier this year, made national news last week when a senator stepped forward to cut through red tape to get Rex released from Camp Pendleton as soon as possible.
  • Must be the lynx effect! German Shepherd who has become best pals with wild cat cubs

    03/18/2012 5:54:38 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 26 replies · 2+ views
    Could it be the LYNX effect? The age old feud between cats and dogs seems to have been put to one side as Lilica the German Shepherd becomes inseparable from her feline friends Liza, Viki and male Muro. But what makes this friendship even more unusual is as well as being cats, the cubs are also wild lynxes. Lilica is helping to teach the little cubs how to fend for themselves in the wild as part of a conservation project in the National Park Velka Fatra, Slovakia. The animals met through a scheme in the country called ‘Return of Lynxes’...
  • Loyal Dog Leads Rescuers to Owner's Car Wreck Scene

    03/13/2012 10:59:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 | Brian Hamacher
    German shepherd leads firefighters to scene of owner's fatal crash in DavieA dog whose owner was involved in a late-night car wreck on State Road 84 in Davie helped lead firefighters to the man, officials said. Gregory Todd Travers, 41, lost control of his car, slammed into a bridge support and rolled over on the darkened stretch of road Saturday night, Davie Battalion Chief Robert Belizaire told the Sun-Sentinel. As firefighters searched the scene for Travers' car, they stumbled upon his German shepherd, Simon, limping on the side of the road, Belizaire said. Simon helped lead the firefighters to Travers'...
  • Unique German shepherd too frightened to look at the camera

    03/13/2012 1:41:19 PM PDT · by Altariel · 110 replies ^ | March 12, 2012 | Penny Eims
    San Antonio, TX When I woke up this morning to a slew of emails, I had the sinking thought, "it is going to be one of those days". One of the days where there are multiple requests to feature dogs in need - multiple dogs who desperately need a chance. How does one pick and choose a certain dog to feature? Trust me, it isn't easy. But this one photo of a young, uniquely colored German shepherd a the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services facility touched my heart. This dog is so frightened that he cannot stand. He...
  • Marine Seeks to Adopt Military Dog [Red Tape: IED Dog May Be Put Down Before Marine Can Adopt]

    03/10/2012 9:26:39 AM PST · by bimboeruption · 22 replies
    My Fox New York ^ | 3-10-2012 | MYFOX NEW YORK STAFF REPORT
    A former Marine is hitting bureaucratic red tape in her quest to adopt the military service dog she served with in Iraq before it is put down. Former Corporal Megan Leavey, of Rockland County, wants to take in a German shepherd named Sergeant Rex. They hunted for IEDs on Iraq during two tours of duty. They were both severely injured in Iraq when an IED exploded near them. The dog is 10 years old now and can no longer serve. "This is not (the Marines) first priority," Leavey admits, "A lot of times it gets lost in the shuffle." But...