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The Hero Dogs of 9/11


Written by: Phil Monahan

More than 300 specially trained search-and-rescue dogs were deployed at Ground Zero .
Photo via today.com

There’s a great story on Today.com about some of the canine heroes of 9/11, and it focuses on the remarkable experiences of Genelle Guzman-McMillan, who was the last person rescued from the rubble: . . .

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Colorado Dog Protection Legislation Should Be a Model for Other States


Written by: Phil Monahan

Ziggy was killed by police officers responding to the wrong address.
Photo via facebook

We’ve posted before about several high-profile cases of policemen shooting dogs led to efforts in Colorado to ensure that officers are better trained in how to deal with dog encounters on the job. (See here and here.) Animal-welfare activists and law enforcement worked together to. . .

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A Touching Remembrance of the Husband and Wife Behind Dog Mountain


Written by: Phil Monahan

Many dogs are remembered at the Dog Chapel.
Photo via dogster.com

In a sad but ultimately uplifting story on Dogster, Kelly Pulley, writes about a visit to Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. It was created in 2000 by famed artist Stephen Huneck—known for his whimsical dog paintings—and his wife Gwen as a sanctuary for. . .

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Slideshow: How Your Dog Sees the World


Written by: Phil Monahan

You might be surprised by these views of dog vision.
Photo via mnn.com

A fascinating slideshow on the Mother Nature Network offers renderings of what a dog sees compared to what a human sees, based on what we know about their visual acuity. There’s even a search engine tool that allows you to. . .

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Health Alert: Scary Dog Disease Appears in Ohio


Written by: Phil Monahan

This is a disturbing story from southwestern, Ohio, where cases of Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE) may have resulted in the deaths of three dogs. HGE is a strange, uncommon disease that is very difficult to diagnose, and its causes are uncertain. For this reason, state officials want to. . .

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