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  • Multi-Millionaire Dog Receives Death Threats (Leona Helmsley's Heir)

    12/04/2007 7:39:00 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies · 178+ views
    Ananova ^ | Ananova
    Multi-millionaire dog receives death threats A dog left £6million by her late owner has been moved to a safe house after receiving death threats. Trouble, a small white Maltese, inherited her fortune from property and hotel billionaire Leona Helmsley. The dog came out significantly better in its owner's will than members of the Helmsley family - two of her grandchildren received nothing. But the so-called Queen of Mean's multi-million dollar trust fund for Trouble may have backfired. The New York Post reports that Trouble's new guardians have received around two dozen death threats directed at the bitch. Two months ago,...
  • Police: Dog Shows Signs Of Rape (Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Offers $2000 Reward)

    11/21/2007 3:37:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies · 348+ views
    MyFoxPhoenix.com ^ | 20 Nov 2007 | MyFoxPhoenix.com
    Police: Dog shows signs of rape It's a crime so disgusting that Sheriff Joe is offering a $2,000 reward to anyone who can help catch these sick criminals. Police say a year-old Russell Terrier was dropped off at a valley animal hospital where vets determined the dog had been raped. Witnesses have described to police who they saw going into and leaving the clinic around the time the dog was dropped off. Anyone with information about this case can call the Sheriff's Department. Note: Click on the MyFoxPhoenix.com link to watch the video news report of this story.
  • Orlando School Uses Extra-Sensitive Dog As Counselor For Students

    11/12/2007 12:53:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies · 350+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 9, 2007 | Susan Jacobson
    Freedom Middle School Orlando school uses extra-sensitive dog as counselor for students Mr. Harv instinctively picks up on body language, facial expressions and tone of voice. Susan Jacobson Sentinel Staff Writer November 9, 2007 When Mr. Harv goes to school, he spends his time playing ball, sitting on students' laps and lying down on the job. It's all in a day's work for Harv, Freedom Middle School's unofficial mascot and Central Florida's only known full-time canine counselor. At Freedom, every day is a dog day. Students greet Harv with hearty "hellos" and a vigorous belly rub. If there's a crisis...
  • Police dog killed on a manhunt

    10/25/2007 7:53:38 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 2 replies · 37+ views
    The Columbian ^ | October 24, 2007 | JOHN BRANTON,
    BRUSH PRAIRIE - The tracking dog Dakota was shot and killed Tuesday as teams of SWAT officers closed in on an armed convicted murderer - who allegedly had told an acquaintance he wanted to "kill a cop." Dakota, a 5-year-old German shepherd owned by the Vancouver Police Department, was shot in the head and killed about 3 ½ hours after police were called to the Lewis & Clark Railway Co. tracks just east of Northeast Caples Road in Brush Prairie. No one else was reported injured during the manhunt, which ended with the alleged gunman's arrest. Police fired no shots....
  • Charged with taunting K-9, man lands in doghouse- attack on 6th amendment

    10/11/2007 5:38:57 PM PDT · by I_Like_Spam · 25 replies · 631+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | October 11,2007 | Linda Wilson Fuoco
    A North Side man discovered the hard way that taunting and threatening a police officer's K-9 dog is a felony offense in Pennsylvania. Kenneth King, 23, of 106 Sherman Ave., has been in the Allegheny County Jail since Sunday because he has been unable to come up with the $100,000 bond set by District Judge Eugene Ricciardi.
  • North Side man jailed for taunting police dog

    10/10/2007 9:04:06 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies · 763+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | October 10, 2007 | Jill King Greenwood
    A dog-taunting charge has put a North Side man behind bars on $100,000 bond. Kenneth King, 23, is charged with taunting Benny, the German shepherd partner of Pittsburgh police Officer Ron Absted, according to an arrest affidavit. Police said King screamed and swore at the dog Sunday afternoon outside a Cedar Avenue gas station and threatened to cut the dog with a knife. "He's never broken the law before, so I don't think he realizes how serious this situation is," said King's mother, Annette Cash, of the North Side. "But to give him a bail that high? People have been...
  • Oklahoma Teen Bitten Between Legs By K9 Cop

    09/22/2007 5:57:57 AM PDT · by philo · 111 replies · 1,063+ views
    KFOR/NBC News Channel ^ | 9/21/2007 12:53:13 PM | Russell Carter
    Oklahoma Teen Bitten Between Legs By K9 Cop By Russell Carter KFOR/NBC News Channel OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Oklahoma City police are facing allegations of brutality, after a 15-year-old boy claims officers used a K-9 to help arrest him and then bite him between his legs. 15-year-old Mark Adkins is now facing several charges after taking a joy ride in stolen car and getting into a short pursuit with police in southwest Oklahoma city. But along with the charges he's now facing an uphill battle with his health after being captured by a K-9 officer that tore away flesh along...
  • Pictures Of Dogs “Arrested” By The Police (Iranian Police "Arrest" Dogs For "Immodesty")

    09/14/2007 7:02:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies · 2,441+ views
    An Iranian looking at Iran as a foreigner… ^ | September 12th, 2007 | Kamangir
    I remember hearing a short while ago that the Islamic Republic Police had “arrested” dogs, as a part of their “fight against immodesty”. Today, a very good friend sent a set of pictures of the arrested dogs. Clearly, these dogs are not meant to live in the conditions they are being kept, but, anyways, they do not treat human beings anything better.
  • Police Dog Bitten by Snake During Burglary Investigation (VA)

    09/11/2007 8:15:18 PM PDT · by RDTF · 12 replies · 420+ views
    WJLA 7 DC ^ | September 11, 2007 | Not specified
    Prince William County police say a K-9 dog investigating a store burglary in Manassas was bitten by a poisonous snake. -snip- Police say "Koda" was assisting a police officer when he was bitten by a copperhead snake while searching the surrounding area for the burglary suspects. Koda was transported to a local veterinarian hospital and was treated for the bite. Officials say the K-9 will be temporarily off duty and is expected to make a full recovery. -snip-
  • Has A Mythical Beast Turned Up In Texas? (Chupacabra Or Ugly Dog? You Decide)

    08/31/2007 7:31:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 5,790+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 31, 2007 | ELIZABETH WHITE
    Has a mythical beast turned up in Texas? By ELIZABETH WHITE, Associated Press Writer August 31, 2007 Phylis Canion lived in Africa for four years. She's been a hunter all her life and has the mounted heads of a zebra and other exotic animals in her house to prove it. But the roadkill she found last month outside her ranch was a new one even for her, worth putting in a freezer hidden from curious onlookers: Canion believes she may have the head of the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra. "It is one ugly creature," Canion said, holding the head of the...
  • Thieves switch Mexican police dog for mongrel pup[drug dog Rex IV kidnapped]

    08/26/2007 7:44:04 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies · 695+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 26, 2007
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A top police sniffer dog working for an elite Mexican drug squad was stolen during an airport transfer by thieves who left a mixed-breed puppy in its place, the attorney general's office said. Rex IV, a highly trained Belgian Malinois sheepdog with a string of drug hauls behind him, was checked on to a flight from Mexico City this week with seven other police dogs bound for an operation in the northern state of Sinaloa. But when the dogs arrived at Mazatlan airport, Sinaloa, their police handlers discovered a small black mongrel puppy inside Rex IV's...
  • How a Police Dog, Troy the Dutch Shepherd, Led to Michael Vick's Downfall

    08/26/2007 4:46:18 PM PDT · by Shermy · 23 replies · 2,221+ views
    AOL sports ^ | August 24, 2007 | Michael Smith
    One of the aspects of the Michael Vick dog fighting investigation that hasn't gotten much attention is how it all started. So let's explain: It all started with a dog named Troy. Troy is a Dutch shepherd (that's a Dutch shepherd in the photo, but it's not Troy) who joined the police department in Hampton, Va., last year. During a patrol outside a Hampton nightclub in April, Troy alerted his handler that he smelled drugs in the trunk of a car. Police found marijuana in the car, which turned out to belong to Vick's cousin, Davon Boddie. After arresting Boddie,...
  • Chandler police dog left in car dies

    08/13/2007 10:41:08 PM PDT · by yorkie · 93 replies · 2,681+ views
    East Valley Tribune (AZ) ^ | August 13, 2007 | Christian Richardson
    Sgt. Tom Lovejoy, who heads the six-dog K-9 unit, found the 5-year-old Belgian Malinois when he walked out to the vehicle parked at his home, police spokesman Sgt. Rick Griner said.
  • Police Dog Who Helped in 9-11 Recovery Dies (Pentagon)

    08/04/2007 8:32:47 PM PDT · by RDTF · 40 replies · 1,208+ views
    imsurroundedbyidiots ^ | August 2, 2007 | Timothy Watson
    Stryker worked some of the most high-profile cases in our area. After the terrorist plane crash into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 the German Shephard--along with his handler, Park Police Officer Alice Hanan, searched through the rubble brought from the building. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) says Stryker made 108 finds in the disaster’s aftermath. Stryker helped search for missing persons Michelle Dorr, Susan Stottmeister and Chandra Levy. He was also brought in after the water taxi accident in Baltimore Harbor in 2004. The dog also helped in 113 drug arrests that resulted in $152,923 worth...
  • Dogs are essential tools for Border Patrol agents

    08/01/2007 9:10:44 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies · 577+ views
    KENS 5 Border Bureau ^ | 08/01/2007 | Angela Kocherga
    The Border Patrol is beefing up its forces with thousands of new agents, and for some, that also means training their four-legged partners. Dogs play an increasingly important role in border security, and KENS 5 got a look inside the National Canine Facility in El Paso. Clay Thomas and his partner Jacko the dog search vehicles during a demonstration at the canine training facility, and in a matter of seconds, it's clear to Jacko that there's something — or someone — hidden in a truck. Jacko has a proven track record at real checkpoints, having found more than 200 people...
  • PETA'S GOT BETTER FRIENDS THAN MICHAEL VICK (Strange Bedfellows)

    07/20/2007 7:57:37 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies · 1,622+ views
    espn.go.com ^ | July 20, 2007 | Bomani Jones
    PETA'S GOT BETTER FRIENDS THAN MICHAEL VICK Even if Vick wins his legal battle, here's a hint that the PR war will be a bloodbath. In a show of its political clout, PETA sent a letter in conjunction with longtime allies Russell Simmons and Al Sharpton to Falcons owner Arthur Blank, NFL commish Roger Goodell and Vick's corporate sponsors condemning dogfighting. At every turn, people around Vick have anonymously thrown him under the bus. Coincidentally, PETA's friends use their names for the very same reason. Oh yeah, Vick's in bad shape. Really, is there a worse pair of enemies for...
  • PETA workers scheduled for trial

    06/27/2007 4:20:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 577+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 26, 2007
    Two PETA employees accused of stealing a hunting dog and discarding its electronic tracking device are scheduled to go to trial today in Southampton General District Court. Carrie Beth Edwards and Andrea Florence Benoit face grand larceny and petty larceny charges. Southampton County police say they pulled over Edwards and Benoit in a van registered to Norfolk-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and found the dog inside.
  • DEA agents searched PETA's headquarters PETA Kills Animals: The Drug-Laced Update

    06/27/2007 6:28:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies · 1,079+ views
    Yesterday afternoon in Norfolk, Virginia, the Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported that the federal Drug Enforcement Administration has developed a particular interest in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals . On April 18 a dozen DEA agents searched PETA's headquarters for records related to how the group uses--and trains its staff to use--controlled substances. We already know what the drugs are used for: PETA has killed over 14,000 helpless dogs and cats since it started reporting the practice in 1998. But since the animal-cruelty trial of two PETA employees closed three months ago, we have been wondering whether the feds would...
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Judge Reminds PETA That Dognapping Is A Felony

    06/28/2007 12:14:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies · 1,545+ views
    Center for Consumer Freedom ^ | June 27, 2007 | Center for Consumer Freedom
    SPECIAL REPORT: Judge Reminds PETA That Dognapping Is A Felony June 27, 2007 Yesterday, the latest People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) employee to run afoul of the law made her get-out-of-jail-free arguments before a Virginia judge. It didn’t go too well. At the end of a 90-minute “probable cause” hearing in the aptly named town of Courtland, Virginia, PETA worker Andrea Florence Benoit stood charged with the October 2006 felony theft of a hunting dog. And we learned a great deal more about this disturbing case, and just how far PETA will go to substitute its judgment...
  • Wish your pets could talk to you? Well, they do (Interpreting dog talk)

    06/23/2007 8:38:25 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 4 replies · 269+ views
    PMSNBC ^ | 06/19/07 | Kim Campbell Thornton
    ...Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could talk, like Dr. Doolittle, to the animals? Of course it would, but take heart: We actually can talk with them, in a manner of speaking. Human vocabulary may elude our pets, but they all communicate in consistent ways. By learning to read their tails, ears, fur and vocalizations, we can become fluent in such foreign tongues as Siamese and Persian, Pekingese and Bernese.
  • Man who fed puppy to boa gets 90 days in jail

    06/16/2007 8:16:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 104 replies · 2,731+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 14, 2007 | AP
    Man who fed puppy to boa gets 90 days Arizona man could have been sentenced to up to a year on cruelty charge The Associated Press Updated: 3:38 p.m. PT June 14, 2007 PHOENIX - A man who coated a 3-week-old puppy in cooking oil and then fed it to his pet boa constrictor was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in jail and two years probation, prosecutors said. Joseph Beadle, 40, pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge in March. He has served 51 days of his jail sentence while the case was pending. Beadle, of Glendale, faced up to...
  • Sniffer dogs sacked for lewd behaviour

    06/10/2007 8:54:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 2,294+ views
    News.Scotsman.com ^ | Mon 11 Jun 2007 | ETHAN MCNERN
    Mon 11 Jun 2007 Sniffer dogs sacked for lewd behaviour ETHAN MCNERN TWO Thai strays who became ace sniffer dogs at an airport near the notorious "Golden Triangle" opium-producing region have been fired for urinating on luggage and sexually harassing female passengers. The pair, Mok and Lai, had been plucked from obscurity under a programme initiated by King Bhumibol Adulyadej to turn strays into police dogs, the Bangkok Post said on Sunday. They won plaudits from police for their work in sniffing out drugs at northern Thailand's Chiang Rai airport, near the border with Laos and Myanmar. But so many...
  • Animal cruelty case yields 'doggone' dismissal - Police State America

    06/06/2007 8:28:14 AM PDT · by rednesss · 65 replies · 1,628+ views
    Times Argus ^ | June 6, 2007 | Peter Hirschfeld
    Animal cruelty case yields 'doggone' dismissal June 6, 2007 By Peter Hirschfeld Times Argus Staff CHELSEA – A woman facing jail time for "staring" at a police dog had charges against her dropped Monday after an Orange County prosecutor viewed videotape of the alleged crime. Jayna Hutchinson, now of Lebanon, N.H., was scheduled for a jury trial this week on a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals. A Vermont State Police sergeant said Hutchinson was intoxicated and stared at his police dog in a "taunting/harassing manner" last July while officers were in the process of investigating a reported melee outside...
  • K9 Team Brings Special Skills to the Fight (WOOF! WOOF!)

    06/05/2007 5:17:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 532+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Amanda Morrissey
    Staff Sgt. Chuck Shuck and his K9 partner, Sgt. 1st Class Gabe, both with 178th Military Police Detachment, 20th Military Police Battalion, take a break to hydrate during a cordon and search operation in the village of Shukran, near Forward Operating Base Q-West. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Amanda Morrissey  More Photos K9 Team Brings Special Skills to the Fight Dogs also keep morale high for combat soldiers in Iraq. By Spc. Amanda Morrissey5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SHUKRAN, Iraq, June 4, 2007 — For just about every cordon and search operation in Iraq, there is a special two-soldier...
  • Two drug-sniffing dogs missing from kennel

    05/14/2007 8:08:35 PM PDT · by RDTF · 13 replies · 767+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 14, 2007 | AP
    <p>Two drug-sniffing dogs have disappeared from a kennel in their handler's back yard in East Baltimore, according to the Division of Corrections.</p> <p>They were last seen Saturday in the kennel at their handler's home in the Sinclair Lane and Shannon Drive area. The lock on the kennel had been broken off over the weekend.</p>
  • Devil Dogs take a bite out of Anbar insurgency (WOOF! GRRRRR!!!!! CHOMP!!!)

    05/11/2007 6:00:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 436+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Zachary Dyer
    Devil Dogs take a bite out of Anbar insurgency May 11, 2007; Submitted on: 05/11/2007 01:18:26 AM ; Story ID#: 200751111826 By Cpl. Zachary Dyer, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (FWD) Lance Cpl. Melissa Losacker, a military working dog handler, and her canine partner, Karo, search recently vacated cans aboard Al Asad, April 23. The service members and their dogs at the Al Asad Military Working Dog kennel assist in making sure no drugs or explosives are brought onto the base. Cpl. Tara Parrish, a military working dog handler, motivates her dog, Paco, during aggression training outside the Al Asad MWD...
  • Pols barking for pooch crackdown [Seatbelts for Dogs?]

    05/03/2007 8:57:05 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 27 replies · 731+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 3 May 2007 | Renee Nadeau and Neal Simpson
    Bay State dogs may soon end up on a shorter leash if state and local legislators get their way. From lap dogs to pit bulls, none of the state’s pooches will escape the latest round of canine crackdowns. “You can’t allow people to be afraid all the time,” said Avril T. Elkort, vice chairwoman of the Canton Board of Selectmen, where a new ordinance limits residents to one pit bull per household. “It was a public safety issue.” Canton animal control officer Ellen Barnett objected to the new regulation. “The problem I had with it is that it was too...
  • Working dog teams search, patrol together

    02/22/2007 6:01:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 201+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Jasmine Reif
    2/22/2007 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNEWS) -- Ensuring the safety of everyone at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing here rests upon a group of Airmen and their highly trained four-legged partners. The 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Section has several certified teams made up of handlers and their explosive detecting dogs who inspect every vehicle entering the base. The teams also conduct foot patrols, perform random anti-terrorism measures and conduct searches on base. "MWD teams are vital to all aspects of installation security," said David Aviles, the 379th ESFS MWD section kennel master. "Nothing is able to enter the base without MWD searching...
  • Canine troops get treats

    01/19/2007 4:14:49 PM PST · by csvset · 15 replies · 491+ views
    Valley Press ^ | January 19, 2007 | CHRISTINE BERWICK
    Vet staff helps out soldiers, dogs serving overseas This story appeared in the Antelope Valley Press on Friday, January 19, 2007.By CHRISTINE BERWICK Valley Press Staff Writer For the military canines in Iraq and other foreign lands, it's the little things from home that mean the most. Nail clippers, for instance. Or little toys that go "squeak." And at Smith Veterinary Hospital in Lancaster, the staff is working to make sure America's four-legged soldiers - and their human companions - get the encouragement and support they need. The veterinary hospital started "adopting" individuals in canine units in the spring through...
  • K-9 Prayer Request

    10/11/2006 10:00:07 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 37 replies · 508+ views
    Self ^ | 10/11/06 | Self
    OK, I know this is really stupid, but my best friend is in need of good thoughts and prayers.His name is Pepper and he is a year old Cocker Spaniel. We rescued Pepper when he was only a week old. He was so infested with tics and fleas that he was anemic and could not walk. After a few days of TLC and a trip to the vet he took over as head of the pack in this house. He is so smart that I sometimes forget that he is a dog. I only had to take him outside one...
  • Tiny drug dog sniffs out big career

    08/03/2006 11:55:06 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 26 replies · 1,062+ views
    CNN.com ^ | Aug. 2, 2006 | AP
    CHARDON, Ohio (AP) -- Though she's only a 6-pound Chihuahua-rat terrier mix who looks like she belongs in Paris Hilton's purse, Midge has the will, skill and nose of a 100-pound German shepherd.
  • Revealed: the man who killed 10,000 dogs

    07/16/2006 4:42:30 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 265 replies · 3,845+ views
    timesonline.com ^ | 7/16/06 | Daniel Foggo
    THE secret slaughter of at least 10,000 racing greyhounds by one man has been exposed by an undercover investigation. For the past 15 years David Smith, a builders’ merchant, has been killing healthy greyhounds no longer considered by their trainers to be fast enough to race. He buries them in a one-acre plot at the back of his home in Seaham, Co Durham. Last week The Sunday Times covertly filmed Smith on two consecutive days receiving greyhounds from trainers before killing them with a bolt gun, dumping them in the plot and covering over the “graves” using a mechanical digger....
  • K-9 dog dies for love of partner

    06/23/2006 5:37:26 AM PDT · by Dysart · 51 replies · 673+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 6-23-06 | BILL TEETER
    GRAPEVINE -- Darby, a Grapevine police dog, died Thursday morning because he could not stand to be away from his handler.The 8-year-old German shepherd escaped from a Corinth boarding kennel and veterinary clinic and ran to the home of his handler, officer Brian Hintz, Grapevine police Sgt. Bob Murphy said.Hintz dropped off the sable-colored dog at the boarding kennel because he was going out of town for a few days, Murphy said.When Hintz found Darby at his Corinth-area residence, the dog was in physical distress. Hintz immediately took Darby back to the veterinary clinic, where he died. The death may...
  • New dogs learn old tricks -- in Dutch

    06/16/2006 9:18:10 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 4 replies · 366+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 15, 2006
    LONDON (Reuters) - Dog handlers in a British police force are having to take language classes -- to communicate with their latest recruits. Finding it increasingly hard to find suitable German Shepherds in Britain, some British police forces are bringing in dogs from continental Europe. But there's a problem. Although the latest arrivals possess all the attributes needed for police work, they only respond to commands in their native language. Dog handlers at Avon and Somerset police for example, which has recruited three dogs from the Netherlands, have been given a sheet of practical commands in Dutch. "We have learned...
  • Military working dog, Marine stick together through battle, injuries (ARF! ARF! ARF!)

    02/07/2006 3:24:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 621+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Cpl. Micah Snead
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Feb. 7, 2006) -- On Jan. 5, a suicide bomber tried to interrupt Iraq's rebuilding process at a police academy in Ramadi, but honor, courage and commitment by Iraqis and Marines alike was the only lasting result from the attack. The bond between one Marine, Cpl. Brendan N. Poelaert, a military working dog handler with 5th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment Provisional Military Police Battalion, and an East Kingston, N.H., native, and his MWD, Flapoor, a 4-year-old Belgium Malinos, came through the carnage unscathed, even if the pair did not. Poelaert, an Exeter High School graduate, joined the...
  • Gone to the dogs: Depot K-9 expecting large anti-terrorism role (WOOF-WOOF GRRRRRRRRRR!)

    01/13/2006 5:30:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 576+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 13, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Kaitlyn M. Scarboro
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (Jan. 13, 2006) -- The Department of Defense authorized the retirement of Jaco, a military working dog for 10 years, and his adoption by former handler Sgt. Jerrod M. Glass, Jan. 8. Jaco was a member of one of seven military working dog teams stationed here as a first line of defense in the protection of depot personnel and resources through explosive and narcotic detection in support of the depot's anti-terrorism efforts. In correlation with the recent retirement of the explosives detecting canine, Jaco, and Hertha, a narcotics detecting military working dog, the K-9...
  • Latest fatal chase spurs call for discussion (criminal jumps off bridge after car chase)

    12/14/2005 3:59:33 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 19 replies · 840+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 12/14/05 | Bryan Dean & Jesse Olivarez
    A broken tail light. A police pursuit. Another death. Less than 24 hours after a Monday morning chase by Oklahoma City police turned fatal, another chase ended with one of the men in the car jumping from a bridge at the Fort Smith junction of Interstates 35 and 40. Donny R. Tannehill, 31, died early Tuesday, according to the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department.
  • Peterson teams among 'top dogs' at K-9 trials (WOOF-WOOF)

    12/02/2005 4:10:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 445+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 1, 2005 | Tony Davis
    12/1/2005 - PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFPN) -- Two 21st Security Forces Squadron teams placed near the top in the tactical obedience and top agency areas at a national competition for working dogs. This is the sixth consecutive year squadron’s military working dogs and their handlers from here competed at the Tucson Area Police K-9 Trials in Tucson, Ariz. “Peterson teams have always done well at the trials. This year was no different,” said Master Sgt. Mark Dedrick, the squadron kennel master. He said Staff Sgt. Jesse Frank and Staff Sgt. Jesse Tames lead the way. After qualifying at...
  • Wounded vet wants Air Force dog

    11/20/2005 8:46:31 AM PST · by Valin · 60 replies · 1,699+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / Wash. Post ^ | 11/20/05 | Donna St. George
    Washington -- They had trained together for three years in the military and were deployed overseas side by side. In June, they arrived in Iraq, where they worked as a team scouring houses and villages for hidden explosives. Then, one afternoon, riding back from a mission, a roadside bomb went off under their humvee. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jamie Dana was critically injured -- bleeding internally, her lungs collapsed, her spine fractured, her pelvis broken. In her last moment of consciousness, she asked in desperation about her comrade. "Where's Rex?" she pleaded. When no one answered, she grabbed a medic's...
  • A best friend remembered (Long Beach PD K-9 killed in the line of duty)

    10/12/2005 12:16:45 PM PDT · by StoneColdGOP · 75 replies · 1,663+ views
    Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | 10/12/2005 12:00:00 AM | By Tracy Manzer, Staff writer
    LONG BEACH — Everyone who saw the raw anguish on Officer Mike Parcells' face as he carried his mortally wounded K-9 partner Ranger to a waiting team of veterinarian medics last week felt his pain. That moment captured on film and played out on TV sets throughout the country clearly showed the dogs that comprise the Long Beach Police Department's K-9 Detail are more than just animals trained to look for dangerous suspects, explosive materials or drugs. But does the dogs' amazing capacity for sniffing out what humans may never find outweigh the emotional toll of losing these trusting animals...
  • Long Beach Police Kill Suspect Who Fatally Shot Police Dog

    10/04/2005 11:53:43 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 53 replies · 1,265+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 3, 2005 | Times Staff Write
    A paroled armed robber who shot and killed a police dog died in a hail of police gunfire in Long Beach this morning. The suspect, identified only as a known street gang member with a long criminal history, had fired a gun at officers during a foot pursuit before the final confrontation, Long Beach police said today. "The shooting appears to be justified, but that will be determined through multiple investigations," said police spokesman Sgt. David Cannan. The 4-year old dog had been on the force for two years. "Ranger was doing exactly what he was trained for," Cannan said....
  • Katrina evacuee would like his dog back (Nevills REFUSES to return Shuma to owner of 14 years)

    09/24/2005 11:02:05 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 365 replies · 5,416+ views
    The Examiner ^ | September 24, 2005 | Andre Riley
    A chance meeting at an Independence animal shelter has left a relocated Hurricane Katrina victim without his longtime pet. John Wyrick, who moved to the area from Mississippi following the hurricane, had taken his German Shepherd to the shelter approximately two weeks ago after learning he would not be able to keep it at a temporary residence. He released his pet of 14 years to a stranger while searching for a place to live. After finding a home, he has learned he can't have his dog back. Wyrick met with an unidentified woman visiting the shelter, said Amy Wells, shelter...
  • Marine's K-9 honored: 'One of their own'

    05/08/2005 9:27:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies · 1,251+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Sunday, May 8, 2005. | Chief Warrant Officer PETER ZORBA Squadron HMM-764 "The Moonlighters"
    Dear Friends and Family, Weather is beginning to climb up into the 100s now. With the heat comes the dust and sandstorm season here, so many of our days are spent working and living in an orange haze of diffused sunshine, wind, heat and dust that gets everywhere and covers everything (aircraft, equipment, skin, teeth, weapons, even the food in the chow hall). We're all glad to be at the two-month mark, though it feels more like our ninth. Hard to believe we were home at all sometimes … that we haven't been here, doing what we do, day after...
  • Beagle Brigade sniffs out contraband vegetables at LAX

    02/20/2005 1:20:21 PM PST · by Ramonan · 6 replies · 531+ views
    L A Daily News ^ | February 20, 2005 | Andrea Cavanaugh
    Snuffling among the bags coming into Los Angeles International Airport, Hunter went right to work, searching for hidden contraband. Almost immediately, he sat down next to a bag and pointed at it with his nose to alert his handler. With a little prodding, the passenger, who had just disembarked from a flight from Taiwan, produced the forbidden item. An apple. It's not your typical contraband, but then Hunter isn't your typical search dog. About a foot tall, with floppy ears and a sweet disposition, he's a member of the Beagle Brigade, a team of dogs and handlers charged with patrolling...
  • Ceremony to salute canines in combat

    02/18/2005 8:38:52 AM PST · by 82Marine89 · 29 replies · 780+ views
    Press Enterprise ^ | 17Feb05 | JOE VARGO
      MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE - His name was Ken. He was smart and assertive, and he was Mike McKelroy's best buddy in Vietnam. When the last of McKelroy's three tours ended in 1969, he returned home and continued his career in the Marines, eventually retiring after 23 years as a master sergeant. His canine partner was not as fortunate. Ken was euthanized, the fate of nearly all U.S. war dogs that served in Vietnam. Terry Pierson / The Press-Enterprise Retired Marine Mike McKelroy of Riverside, who was the handler for a war dog named Ken in Vietnam, stands...
  • Hunters help border agents nab illegals, drugs

    12/17/2004 4:58:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 791+ views
    TUCSON - A Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle flown out of Fort Huachuca as part of a U.S. Border Patrol test program helped stop four groups of drug smugglers and aided in the apprehension of 43 illegal immigrants in separate incidents between Monday and Wednesday. Andrea Zortman, a spokeswoman for the agency's Tucson Sector, said all the marijuana seizures happened in Santa Cruz County, while the apprehensions of illegal immigrants occurred in Cochise County. An agent using a night-vision scope spotted nine people carrying bundles around 10 p.m. Monday that the agent suspected was marijuana, Zortman said. Because the group was...
  • Suit Case Terror Dry Run - Identical empty suitcases found about New York

    07/09/2004 1:14:14 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 47 replies · 2,530+ views
    NYPOST ^ | July 9, 2004 | AL GUART
    Police fear five empty suitcases left at Penn Station, New York FBI headquarters and other security hot spots in early April were a test by terrorists bent on a Madrid-type attack on commuter rails, The Post has learned. A confidential Metropolitan Transit Authority police bulletin, titled "Possible Surveillance Testing Tactics," reveals K-9 cops are on edge over a "suspicious packages pattern" they encountered between the last week of March and the first week of April. "During the past week and a half, the K-9 Unit has responded to approximately five calls for unattended/suspicious packages which they cleared," the confidential bulletin...
  • IRAQ: Military Dogs Get Bulletproof Vests ( Mindset of the Journalists showing )

    05/10/2004 10:34:48 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 344+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 10, 2004 at 10:01:42 PDT | LOUIS MEIXLER
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - On dangerous missions, Sgt. Darren Smith straps a bulletproof vest around the furry chest of his partner, a bomb-sniffing dog named Kastor. Patrols and checkpoints in Iraq have become so risky that the U.S. Army is issuing bulletproof vests, not just to its soldiers, but also to bomb-sniffing dogs to protect them too from roadside bombs and drive-by shootings. "We need to protect our dogs just like we protect our people," said Staff Sgt. Jarrod Zaleski, the Army kennel master in Iraq. "This is still considered a war situation." The U.S. Army has some 30 dogs...
  • NY'ER: Photos show dog attacking a naked Iraqi detainee

    05/09/2004 7:37:15 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 298 replies · 680+ views
    NY'ER: Photos show dog attacking a naked Iraqi detainee Sun May 09 2004 08:43:02 ET In “Chain of Command,” in the May 17, 2004, issue of The New Yorker, Seymour M. Hersh describes new photos he has obtained of a dog attacking a naked Iraqi detainee at Abu Ghraib prison on December 12, 2003. The photos, which had been in the possession of a member of the 320th Military Police Battalion, show the Iraqi with his hands clasped behind his back, “leaning against the door to a cell, contorted with terror, as the dogs bark a few feet away,” Hersh...
  • Dog Handler Pleads Guilty To Deception [Fake Evidence Used in "Hate Crime"]

    03/11/2004 6:55:04 PM PST · by 11th Earl of Mar · 9 replies · 185+ views
    AP ^ | 3/11/04
    Today: March 11, 2004 at 16:35:40 PST Dog-Handler Pleads Guilty to Deception By BREE FOWLERASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT (AP) - A once-celebrated trainer and handler of cadaver-sniffing dogs pleaded guilty to federal charges that she planted bones and other evidence in cases she worked. Sandra M. Anderson, 43, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that included obstruction of justice and making false statements. The charges carry up to 30 years in prison, but under federal sentencing guidelines Anderson likely will receive between 18 months and two years in prison. No sentencing date was set. Prosecutors said Anderson faked evidence in several cases...