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Seizure Alert Dog

September 25, 2020

One girl’s journey to get a service dog ends on a happy note. Addi Lewis, 7, lives with epilepsy. As we reported in November 2019, the Tri-Cities community rallied behind her with fundraising efforts. It costs $20,000 to get a medical alert dog. Generous community donations of roughly $10,000, a $2,500 grant and a $15,000 […]

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Four-Legged Friends On Campus

September 25, 2020

A yellow English Labrador is among the newest members of the Loras College campus community this fall. Toksi, a service dog in training, goes to class with sophomore Ciera Hansen to help her classmates adjust to seeing service animals at the school. That will come in handy as students start to take on an active […]

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PTSD Service Dogs

September 24, 2020

esearch has shown that support dogs can speed up recovery from PTSD. Yet the cost of purchasing a service animal can be out of reach for many veterans. KMOX News discovered one local group that provides support dogs at no charge. Nicole Lanahan sits on a chair and pretends to sob. “Recon,” a German Shepherd […]

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Paws Of War

September 24, 2020

War is hell. And puppies are swell. Take one-year-old Harley, who became best friend to a team of U.S. servicemen during their recent stint inside a Middle East combat zone. When Amjad Kerrish and his fellow Air National Guard fighters were shipping out, they were too enamored of Harley to leave the dog behind. But […]

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Service Dogs

September 24, 2020

September is National Service Dog Month and this week a veteran from Central Texas began training with his own new helper. Rhea Hambright and Beatrice are spending the week training at Service Dogs Incorporated in Dripping Springs. Hambright is a Marine and was injured during the Vietnam War. He and his new service dog are […]

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Service Dog Awareness Month

September 24, 2020

September is Service Dog Awareness Month, a time when we honor the contributions and loyalty of some amazing animals that serve our nation’s military heroes. Bobby Bones, Radio and TV personality, joined us today to share about how he’s teaming up with Purina Dog Chow for their third annual service dog salute campaign. For many […]

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Trainers With Guide Dogs

September 24, 2020

The coronavirus has no boundaries and has the potential to sideline the guide dog business that transforms the lives of those visually impaired and blind. When the virus spread uncontrollably across the country in March, Sylmar-based Guide Dogs of America carefully moved forward with a plan to secure its future against the possibility of shutting […]

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Retired K-9 Mani

September 24, 2020

The Defenders of the 8th Security Forces Squadron hosted a retirement ceremony Sept. 17, to honor Mani, a beloved military working dog. Mani began his career in 2011 here at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, where he accumulated more than 1,500 hours of law enforcement patrols. His last active-duty partner, Staff Sgt. Zachary Kunkler, […]

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Guide Dogs Partnership

September 24, 2020

Countryfile star Adam Henson took time out of a busy day on his farm to meet buddy dog owner Evie Gormley in a new heart-warming video from charity Guide Dogs. Sixteen-year-old Evie, from Aberdare in Mid-Glamorgan and her buddy dog, Uma, met Adam at his Cotswold Farm Park near Cheltenham to chat about sight loss and their shared love for animals. Buddy dog Uma […]

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Jordan And Service Dog Vargas

September 23, 2020

Life for a family in Greencastle, Franklin County has been changed, as they’ve welcomed their first service dog into their home. They say it’s all thanks to the community who helped fundraise. Back in 2017, abc27 brought you to the bingo fundraiser for the Woodruffs. They were thrilled when they hit their $17,000 goal for […]

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Healer Service Dog Makes Difference

September 23, 2020

“The healing power of dogs is incredible,” Jill Kesler said. The Draper art teacher and cancer survivor adopted her English Cream Golden Retriever, Gus, shortly after she was diagnosed. Not only did the then 8-week-old puppy bring some much-needed joy to Kesler’s family, but Gus seemed to intuit when Kesler wasn’t feeling well and would […]

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WCC For Future Service Dogs

September 23, 2020

Maryland Sen. Douglas J.J. Peters (D-Prince George’s) has made serving military veterans a major part of his mission as a public servant. It has won him countless plaudits and awards through the years. Now he’s getting a most unique tribute for his advocacy. Peters himself was deployed in Saudi Arabia from 1990-91 and was awarded […]

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Service Dogs Visit Patients

September 23, 2020

OU Children’s Hospital just got another service dog to help kids battle illnesses. Two-year-old chocolate lab, Litta, just joined the team as part of the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation’s ‘Dogs for Joy’ program. The programs goal is to increase the number of service dogs nationwide. Litta is skilled a teaching kids how to take […]

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Durham K9

September 23, 2020

Police Service Dog Six was No. 1 in nabbing a suspect over the weekend in Oshawa. Durham Regional Police were called around 10 p.m. Sunday to the Simcoe St. and Rossland Rd. area for reports of a man with a gun. Cops say a member of the K-9 Unit located a suspect, who fled on […]

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Pawfficer Sage

September 23, 2020

Entering her second year as Illinois State University’s favorite ‘pawfficer’ from ISU’s police department, Pawfficer Sage and the Community Engagement unit is taking advantage of connecting with students, faculty, staff and community members as much as they can amid the pandemic. Despite the spring semester being cut short and students being sent home due to […]

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Support For Service Dogs

September 22, 2020

September is National Service Dog Month, a month to raise awareness, appreciation, and support for service dogs in the United States. Edmond resident Lee Parker sustained a low spine and hip injury, which causes him to have limited mobility and pain. He applied for a service dog to receive help with practical everyday tasks so […]

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PTSD Service Dogs

September 22, 2020

Science has shown that service dogs can benefit some veterans with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). But the exact role they play in the day-to-day lives of veterans—and the helpfulness of the tasks they perform—is less clear. The new study explores what trained tasks service dogs perform the most often and which ones are the most […]

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Retriever Helps Firefighters

September 22, 2020

Firefighters battling wildfires in Northern California have an unusual friend to help keep their spirits up. Her name is Kerith. She is a two-year-old golden retriever who recently returned home to San Rafael after working the Creek Fire near Fresno. Before that, Kerith and her owner were up at the Woodward Fire near Pt. Reyes […]

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Paws For Ability

September 22, 2020

Life for a family in Greencastle, Franklin County has been changed, as they’ve welcomed their first service dog into their home. They say it’s all thanks to the community who helped fundraise. Back in 2017, abc27 brought you to the bingo fundraiser for the Woodruffs. They were thrilled when they hit their $17,000 goal for […]

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Life-Saving Alert Device

September 22, 2020

Even in a pandemic, Texas A&M is still churning out exceptional aggies doing amazing work to make life easier for others. One team from the engineering school is hoping their project will save the lives of those who need a little help from man’s best friend. “From the minute we saw the options for the […]

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