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UPDATE III: Charges Dropped Against Man Who Saved Dog from Hot Car


Written by: Phil Monahan

Michael Hammons will not be facing prosecution for breaking a woman’s car window to help a dog.
Photo via 11alive.com

We’ve posted several times about the case of Michael Hammons, a Desert Storm veteran who broke a car window to free a dog trapped inside on a hot day. (See here, here, and here.) The woman who owns the car demanded that police arrest Hammons, and he has been living. . .

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Video: Nearly 40 Sick Dogs Rescued from Chicago Suburb


Written by: Phil Monahan

One of the incredibly matted dogs rescued last Thursday awaits the grooming shears.
Photo by Abel Uribe, via chicagotribune.com

Last week, police responding to a well-being check at a dilapidated home in Glencoe, Illinois, made a horrifying discovery: thirty-nine dogs living in deplorable conditions. It took nine hours for. . .

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UPDATE II: More People Step Up to Help Man Who Broke a Car Window to Save a Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

Michael Hammons, moments after breaking a car window to save the dog inside.
Photo via 11alive.com

Last week, we told you about Michael Hammons, a Georgia man who broke a car window to save a dog locked inside on a hot day. For his trouble, he was arrested, at the insistence of the. . .

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“Fospice” Gives Terminally Ill Shelter Dogs Chance at a Happy Ending


Written by: Phil Monahan

Biscuit, a hefty 13-year-old Pit Bull, found a loving home for his final days.
Photo via goodnewsnetwork.org

Here’s a beautiful story about a program that helps to find short-term forever homes for terminally ill shelter dogs, where they can live out their final days surrounded by love. Foster Dogs NYC. . .

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Video: Family and Dog Reunited After Four Years, 900 Miles


Written by: Phil Monahan

Kelly Booker, left, and his 10-year-old son Azzah, shower affection on their long lost dog, Lilly.
Photo via chicagotribune.com

Here’s a wonderful story about a lost dog found, a triumph of technology, a community of Good Samaritans, and a family made whole again. After Lilly disappeared from her Denver home . . .

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