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Four-Legged Help

July 27, 2020

At his age, Alex Carpenter’s life could be in danger and he and other people around him may have no idea. At 2 years old, he was diagnosed with diabetes, and now at age 3, he still doesn’t understand the symptoms or warning signs that his blood sugar is running too low, nor does he […]

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K-9 Thor Wears Mask

July 27, 2020

Police K-9s are mostly known for sniffing out narcotics and tracking down suspects or missing persons, but Bluefield’s K-9s are making time for public health promotions and birthday party appearances. Bluefield Police Department K-9 Thor recently did his part against the COVID-19 pandemic by doing what many humans don’t like to do: Put on a […]

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Cooper Retires

July 27, 2020

Marion’s most beloved police officer will retire at the year’s end. While he’s known for his affection for children and love of a good game, this officer also produced results as a crime fighter. He is credited with about 120 arrests in his four years of service to the MPD, as well as helping remove […]

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Guide Dog Graduates

July 27, 2020

Fromm Family Food is helping guide dog and service dog graduates from Southeastern Guide Dogs receive premium dog food free of charge through Southern Guide Dogs’ Alumni Support program. In addition Elanco, veterinary practices and individual donors are providing monthly preventatives, vaccinations and yearly wellness visits to graduates free of charge. The contributions are saving […]

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Assistance Dogs Train

July 27, 2020

A slight paw to the leg could be the lifesaving alert people living with type 1 diabetes need. It’s in the realm of possibility, now that SA charity Australian Lions Hearing Dogs is training canines to sniff out and alert to low blood sugar levels, or hypoglycaemia. As one of the hundreds of thousands of […]

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Service Dog Tasks

July 27, 2020

The most important task for service dogs of veterans with PTSD is interrupting episodes of anxiety. A study by researchers at Purdue University found that of all the tasks service dogs perform for their veteran owners with PTSD, disrupting anxiety was the most helpful. “We found that veterans with PTSD service dogs rated all of […]

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Perfect Pawtners

July 27, 2020

You make your way around the drive-through at the Auburn Way S McDonald’s. You order, pay, and get your warm bag of food. Little do you know, there was an adorable, alert Labrador Retriever also working the drive-through you just got your tasty McNuggets and fries. Meet Joell Nylund and Andy: McDonald’s employees who happen […]

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Service Dog Event

July 27, 2020

The term “service dog” is new to some and part of the daily vocabulary for others, and getting the word out about how service dogs can help humans is the goal of an upcoming event. Service dogs can help so many people in a number of ways: the veteran with PTSD, the 20-year-old girl with […]

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Kane’s Tale

July 27, 2020

For children, police stations can be scary. That’s where facility dog Kane comes in. For five years, the nearly eight-year-old yellow lab— who partners with Moose Jaw Police Service Victim Services co-ordinator Donna Blondeau — has been comforting both children and adults alike. While his work with adults — including members of the police service […]

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Service Dogs

July 27, 2020

Science has shown that service dogs can benefit some veterans with PTSD. But the exact role service dogs play in the day-to-day lives of veterans — and the helpfulness of the tasks they perform — is less known. A recent study led by Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine shows what trained tasks service dogs […]

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Firefighter Dog Hallie

July 24, 2020

With four paws and fur, Hallie has become the newest fixture at the Forsyth County Fire Department headquarters. The Australian Labradoodle joined the fire department this summer to enhance the agency’s outreach program. Once fully trained, Hallie will be used to teach children about fire safety and also serve as a emotional support animal for […]

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Canine Firefighter

July 24, 2020

A Charlottesville-area organization is training a canine to help a firefighter with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “PTSD and other mental health disorders are fairly common in the fire service, and truly in any public safety,” Interim Fire Chief of the Charlottesville Fire Department Emily Pelliccia said. Pelliccia has 25 years of experience in public safety […]

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War Dog Monument

July 24, 2020

North Conway Public Library recently held an unveiling of a new monument to grace the entrance to the building, which is still in the process of a major renovation. The construction project, which includes an addition that will double the size of the building, along with extensive renovations of the interior, is expected to be […]

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Service Animals

July 23, 2020

If the past three months without a service dog have been a challenge for Ann Moxley, the next year seems poised to be a struggle. The Victoria resident, who lives with physical disabilities, used to rely on her faithful companion Gretzky for a variety of household tasks. She fondly recalls times when Gretzky would pick […]

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Loving Canines Of America

July 23, 2020

Guide Dogs of America, a non-profit organization that empowers the blind and visually impaired to live with greater confidence, mobility and independence, recently announced their merger with Tender Loving Canines in an effort to provide even more services to Veterans, Individuals with Autism and facilities in need – ultimately transforming lives through partnerships with service […]

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Pups Are Training And Graduating

July 23, 2020

Four soon-to-be Seeing Eye dogs are ready to move on to the next phase of their training after spending almost a year in Saskatchewan. Indy, Percy, Wallace and Lulu are four black lab puppies who have spent the last 11 months doing the basic Seeing Eye dog training with the Canadian Institute for the Blind […]

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Family In Need Of A Service Dog

July 23, 2020

  Getting a service animal for those with a medical disability can be difficult, and the lack of resources is causing the Redmond parents of a 5-year-old boy to exhaust all of their finances. Jaeden Thomas loves dinosaurs and playing in his backyard. He was diagnosed around age 3 with autism and ADHD, as well […]

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Freedom Service Dogs

July 22, 2020

As part of our Serving Those Who Serve project, Fox31 News is proud to join forces with the Freedom Service Dogs to help train puppies to be future service dogs to vets in need. There are currently 80 veterans on the wait list for a new service dog, so there is an increased emphasis on […]

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Zoo Program Trains Service Dogs

July 22, 2020

 The Memphis Zoo is full of wild animals, but a domesticated one is calling the zoo home for a few months. A Memphis Zoo curator is helping train a dog who will eventually go on to be a service animal. But like the saying goes, it takes a village. Several people in the Mid-South have […]

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Service Dog Scrappy

July 22, 2020

A PTSD service dog named Scrappy who was reported missing last week in Memphis has been found safe. Scrappy’s owner, Randy Holmes, said he was driving through construction traffic on U.S. 78 south of Shelby Drive in the afternoon of July 14 when his companion disappeared. Police said the windows were rolled down, but Scrappy […]

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