Family dogs save elderly woman from freezing to death

In Norvell Township, Michigan, two Labradoodles have been credited with saving an elderly woman from freezing to death outdoors. Early Saturday morning, the dogs named Adam and Eva started acting very strangely – a behavior of which their owners were not accustomed. It had been the middle of the night, and the dogs insisted they wanted to go outside.

“Adam never tugged on my clothes before,” explained the dogs’ owners Lonnie and Susan Chester to MLive, “so I was cautious about letting them out because I didn’t know if there was anything out there.”

Just as Lonnie opened the door, Adam and Eva fled out of their home and ran over to the truck outside. Lying next to the truck was an elderly woman in her 80s on the ground; all she wore was her nightgown. When the woman looked up at Lonnie, she told him she was “so cold.”

The couple brought the woman into their home, covered her with blankets and called authorities. That night the temperature hit lows of 9 degrees.

Soon after, the woman’s family arrived at the home asking if someone had found their relative. Had the dogs not been so alert, the ending to this story may have been different. The Chester family doesn’t know what made Adam and Eva react, but the instincts of our canine companions make us value their friendship even more.

Treats for Adam and Eva!

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Police K9 finds abandoned kittens, frozen on dark dirt road

Two kittens, abandoned and left to die in the cold, were discovered and saved thanks to the keen eye, ears and nose of a police K9 in rural Manitoba, Canada. According to CBC News, Hix, a bi-color German shepherd, was with his handler Const. Taylor Burns, an RCMP Officer, when he caught scent of the kittens.

K9 hero

When Hix stopped to stare at the object which caught his attention, Const. Burns followed – he described what he saw, “It looked like a ball of ice that had fallen off a truck. I told him to leave it but he kept standing over it.”

It turns out that the ball of ice was a kitten, nearly frozen to death. After searching, he found one more live kitten and two who hadn’t survived the frigid temperatures. Whoever dumped the kittens had left a blanket and a bowl of food, but the rural location did not lead anyone to the young felines in time to save them all.

The officer was able to get both kittens bundled up and taken out of the cold. On December 5, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba Facebook page recounted the frigid, and unexpected, rescue mission:

Police Service Dog Hix was out for some exercise last night on a country dirt road, when his nose caught the track to a couple of near-frozen abandoned kittens. Both kitties were given a warm place to sleep, food & water and will be heading to the vet for a checkup.

A co-worker has since taken the kittens home and she is hoping to find them a new, loving family.

Good job Hix!

K9 finds frozen kittens

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Rescue dog hailed hero for saving woman from brazen attack

A Missouri woman is singing the praises for her rescue dog, who recently saved her from a man’s brazen attack at her Arnold home. The frightening situation unfolded late Tuesday morning, when a man forced his way into a woman’s home on Kathryn Drive, reported KPLR 11 News.

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, told the news agency, “You don’t think somebody is going to do this to you,” about the man who had pretended to be in need of help after his car supposedly ran out of gas. When the woman told the man that she was unable to help, he reached through the cracked door and punched her, before throwing her to the ground.

That’s when the victim’s rescued dog rushed at the man and scared him away. The woman told KPLR, “I thank God she was here, because I don’t know what would have happened,” adding, “She saved my life. She is the hero; she deserves everything.”

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The police are searching for a 45 to 50-year-old man who is described as Caucasian. The victim stated that the man weighed between 150 and 200 pounds, and had shaggy hair and missing teeth. The man was wearing denim jeans, a black and white baseball cap and a denim coat – anyone with information is asked to call the Arnold Police Department.

(Screenshot via KPLR News)


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Brave dog comes to aid of woman being robbed in street by hooded thug

A woman’s best friend came to her aid in Podgorica, Montenegro on Friday when a hooded thug grabbed the woman while she had been walking down the street from behind with the intention of mugging and stealing from her. In a viral video circulating through social media, a brave, black dog watching the man wrestling the woman to the ground, attacked and can be seen biting the man’s legs and his behind.

The video begins with a woman walking down the street. A thug wearing a yellow hoodie catches sight of the woman and begins to follow her. He grabs her from behind knocking her off balance, and then tries to grab her purse. Suddenly the dog sprang into action and attacked the would be robber and chased the low-life away. And as if the dog wasn’t done with the creep, he chased the man and bit him on the ankle one last time.

The video continues to garner thousands of views, and tons of praises for the pooch who is believed to have been a stray. Surely someone will want to adopt him now?

The video was posted on the Facebook group called Podgoricki Vremeplov, a group living in Podgorica and has since gone viral.

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‘Atta dog!’ Sheriff’s Office praises family dog for tackling fleeing suspect

A Florida family’s dog is getting high praise from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. The dog, a black mixed breed named Georgio, tackled one of two suspects who were fleeing from the police on Thursday night.

According to Click Orlando,  Mario Figueroa was getting ready to enjoy a fire in his backyard when the men ran through. Figueroa told the news station, “All of a sudden I hear the dog tackle a guy in the yard, a gentleman runs by me and I hear one of them say, ‘Get the dog off me.'”

On November 10, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office posted video of the take down and a few words about the “good boy” responsible for the tackle:

WHO’S A GOOD BOY?

Even the pets of Volusia County have our backs. Watch as this very good boy defends his yard against intruders.

The fleeing suspects in this video were driving a Camaro with a stolen tag last night. They also were carrying several baggies of heroin, cocaine and about $2,000 in cash between them. They’re in the Volusia County Branch Jail this afternoon.

Figueroa has high praise for his rescued dog:

“Yeah, he took him down like a professional police dog. He’s pretty awesome. Georgio just took care of me. He’s a wonderful dog.”

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Senior German shepherd hailed as hero for protecting owner under attack

A man is hailing his senior German shepherd a hero after the dog came to his aid while he was under attack from a violent man wielding a weapon. According to MSN, the 10-year-old German shepherd struggles to get around because of arthritis and other age-related maladies, but when a man attacked his owner, he did his utmost to thwart the attack.

On the night of November 3, a man with a large piece of wood had rushed into 57-year-old Decha Kieow Ngaam’s motorcycle repair shop in Samut Prakan, Thailand. Nobody rushed to Ngaam’s aid except for his senior shepherd, Beer. Beer was not able to do a great deal, but surveillance video shows the senior dog biting at the attacker’s leg and barking furiously.

Eventually, the thug, identified as 27-year-old Surasak Kanthana, decided that enough was enough and he fled. Later, Ngaam commented on his dog’s heroic act of bravery, “Nobody else came to help me. Beer is old, he has arthritis and other ailments. But he was there for me when I was in danger. He could have been badly hurt if the man had hit him. But Beer put his life in danger for me, he is super hero.”

The authorities identified the man in the video – Kanthana admitted that he was high on drugs and alcohol at the time that he attacked Ngaam.

(screenshot via MSN)

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New York State Police K9 Will killed while performing his duties

The New York State Police are mourning the loss of K9 Will who was killed in action on Monday. While Trooper Shaun Smith and K9 Will had been helping in the execution of a search warrant at a home in the town on Greig in Lewis County, a dog from the home ran and began an attack on Will.

According to Breaking 911 News, Trooper Smity fired one round from his gun striking the leg of the pit bull that had been attacking will. Apparently the bullet ricocheted off the gravel driveway and struck Will in the stomach. He was rushed to the Countryside Veterinary Clinic and underwent surgery but did not survive.

K9 Will was a three-year-old Belgian Malinois and had been working with the New York State Police since April 2017. He had been named after fallen hero Trooper William G. Doyle who had been shot and killed by an escaped prisoner from a mental institution in 1967.

Rest in peace Will and William. An investigation is currently underway.

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When a wildfire began burning property in Oroville, California, rancher Megan Brown had moments to wake her mother, and gather her dogs to evacuate. One dog, a two-year-old Great Pyrenees named “Luna,” refused to abandon the piglets that she was raised to protect.

According to Modern Farmer, Megan and her mother, Sharon, spent a sleepless night not far from their home – as they watched the flames, they were filled with despair that Luna and the two dozen (plus) pigs perished in the fire.

Amazingly, when the pair was able to return to the property the next morning, they found that Luna was still very much alive, as were the pigs that she was determined to save. Luna had kept the pigs safely out of harm’s way, “standing like a statue,” outside of the barn, and she was smiling at her owner when she returned. In a Facebook post, Brown wrote:

When I was able to get back on the ranch the morning after it burned, this smile greeted me at the pig pen. I won’t lie. I cried. #luna #verygooddog#guardiandog

The pigs’ faithful guardian was treated to a fair amount of spoiling after the danger passed – amazingly, Brown’s home did not burn down thanks to the efforts of the firefighters. Brown told Modern Farmer, “We lived and we shouldn’t have. The firefighters saved my bacon—literally—and my home. They went above and beyond. They deserve recognition for a job really well done.”

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Devoted dog refused to leave goats – entire herd found safe

A devoted dog proved himself to be a hero to a herd of goats left behind in the devastating wildfires which swept through Sonoma County, California.  When Roland Hendel and his family were forced to leave their rural property, his dog Odin, a Great Pyrenees, refused to give up his guardian duties.

Hendel explained to ABC 7 News, “He was determined to stay with the goats and I had to let him do it.” Hendel managed to get his other dog and cats to safety, but there was no way to get the eight rescued goats off of the property. Hendel feared that his faithful dog and beloved goats were doomed. In a YouCaring fundraiser, the despair was voiced, “I was sure I had sentenced them to a horrific and agonizing death.”

Days later, when the raging fire was gone, Hendel was able to return to the property, which was completely destroyed. Amazingly, Odin and his goats were found alive. The joyous discovery is recounted in the family’s fundraiser:

We found a burned, battered, and weakened Odin, surrounded by his 8 goats, and several small deer who had come to him for protection and safety. Odin was weak, and limping, his once thick and beautiful coat singed orange, his whiskers melted. Even now as i write this, I am crying tears of gratitude and awe at his bravery and devotion.

Odin has been reunited with his family, and his canine sister, Tessa, and he is recuperating from the trauma of the fire that he miraculously survived. His family lost everything, but they are doing what they can to rebuild before winter arrives. The family explained the devastating loss:

 Our pumphouse was destroyed, and we have no fresh water supply for them. All structures on our property were decimated, including the barn we had lovingly rebuilt for them earlier this year. And winter is coming.

We have been overwhelmed with offers for help and assistance from our extended family of friends and loved ones. We would like to ask that you all direct this compassion to Odin, Tessa, and our goats, so we can re-establish a fresh water supply and rebuild their barn before the winter.

Find the fundraiser at this link.

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Police K9 dies unexpectedly while pursuing child abductors

A working K9 with Ohio’s Green Township Police Department died unexpectedly while pursuing suspects wanted for abducting a child. Dino, a seven-year-old German shepherd/Belgian malinois mix, was assisting his handler, Corporal Tony Leidenbor, just before midnight on September 25 when he suffered a “medical event” and collapsed to the ground.

In a Facebook post, the Department wrote:

Just after beginning a track for the suspect, Dino collapsed and stopped breathing. He was rushed to Grady Veterinary Hospital .

The veterinary professionals were unable to revive the K9.

According to the New York Post, the police had been in pursuit of armed “masked gunmen” who had stolen a woman’s money and a child before fleeing in an SUV. The men ditched the vehicle after being pursued by officers, leaving the abducted child behind – one suspected was arrested and three more are still being sought.

The Department commented on the impact of this unexpected loss of their K9 “family” member:

Dino has been with the department since 2011 and was very much a part of our police family. He had a reputation as an outstanding police canine and very much loved his work. He will be sorely missed.

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