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Remembering Military (War) Dogs

Remembering Military (War) Dogs

Share A military or war dog can be a soldier’s greatest asset and the enemy’s worst nightmare. They are loyal, intelligent, and they have an average accuracy rate of 98% in sniffing out bombs, gas, drugs and enemy forces. It’s no wonder that most of...
The Canine Heroes of Memorial Day

The Canine Heroes of Memorial Day

Share This Memorial Day, anyone who loves dogs should give a shout-out to Laura Miller and Dave Nielson, a retired Ranger. They are co-founders, along with Chuck Yerry, of the SOFK9Memorial Foundation. When thinking about those who have sacrificed their lives to keep...
Memorial to Honor 5,000 Military Dogs

Memorial to Honor 5,000 Military Dogs

Share It’s a funny line so it always gets chuckles when Mike Voorhees says it. Voorhees spent months in the jungles of Vietnam as an Army dog handler and when he returned home from war he became a chaplain. “I have one distinction no other pastor can say....
Police Dog Charger is No. 1

Police Dog Charger is No. 1

Share Last weekend, Cst. Andrew Crowe and PSD Charger competed in the United States Police Canine Association trials at Stockton University in New Jersey. Competing against 40 other K9 teams in the tracking event, Cst. Crowe and PSD Charger finished first overall....
Spokane Police Arrest 16-Time Convicted Felon on Burglary Charges

Spokane Police Arrest 16-Time Convicted Felon on Burglary Charges

Share SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane Police PACT arrested 16-time convicted felon, 45-year-old William H. Lister, on burglary charges. Police began a burglary investigation on Lister on May 8, after they received information that Lister was committing burglaries in...
Airport Enlists Newest Security Agent

Airport Enlists Newest Security Agent

Share Beamer, a 19-month-old female yellow Labrador retriever, is the Gainesville Regional Airport’s new explosive-detection team member. Gainesville Regional Airport’s staff describe her as bright, beautiful and wicked smart. The only complaint – she drools a little....
Nonprofit Rescues Service Dogs to Rehabilitate, Find Homes

Nonprofit Rescues Service Dogs to Rehabilitate, Find Homes

Share EWISBURG — Don’t forget about those four-legged veterans. Mike and Anne Gibbs, owners of the Herndon-based K9 Hero Haven, a nonprofit organization that rescues retired service dogs, rehabilitates them and places them with combat veterans or retired police...
RPSO Deputies Arrest Burglary Suspects After Pursuit, Canine Track

RPSO Deputies Arrest Burglary Suspects After Pursuit, Canine Track

Share ALEXANDRIA, La. (RPSO) – On Wednesday, around approximately 4:15 p.m., an off-duty Sheriff’s Office sergeant returning home from a shift noticed a suspect exiting a house on Cody Lane off of Twin Bridges Road. When confronted, the suspect jumped into...