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Military Working Dog Wearing Doggles In Afghanistan

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A military working dog picture of what appears to be the German Shepherd dog breed. The working dog is assigned to the U.S. Soldiers of Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jason Brace This military dog is sporting a pair Doggles, his very own equipment to protect his eyes, because a CH-47 Chinook helicopter will take off, kicking up dust and debris. The military working dog and the Soldiers of Alpha Troop were conducting an air assault operation, in Parwan province, Afghanistan, May 11, 2010. Be sure to click the picture of the Military Working Dog above to see the large size image and the rest of our Military Working Dog Pictures. We could love to see your pictures uploaded to that album too. Oh, please, please, please...

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Meet Shania – Labrador Retriever Rescue Picture

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Say hello to Shania, a sweet, beautiful Labrador Retriever puppy rescued by the amazing folks at Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue (SCLRR). Note please the satellite dish around her head and the scary scar on her leg. At the time this picture was taken this little girl was just a few days past major surgery on her leg to correct a condition that nearly cost her life. Only 8 months old or so, Shania began to limp and show serious signs of leg pain and weakness. The veterinarian informed the prior owner that both rear legs required surgery to correct a luxating patella. This is a condition Ansel, the inspiration for DogExplorer, also suffered. He too had this surgery. The bill for Shania? The estimate was some $8,000 which was beyond the means of her prior owners. They asked...

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Oregon Service Dog Non-Profit Rescue Holds 20th Annual Fundraiser

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Oregon dog lovers near Medford should mark their calendars for an event to raise funds for Dogs For The Deaf, a non-profit that rescues dogs and trains canines as service dogs for clients with autism, hearing loss and others with special needs. According to their Facebook fan page, Dogs For The Deaf rescues dogs from throughout Oregon, Washington and California. They also place dogs with applicants needing assistance dogs across the United States and Canada, completely free. The 2011 Dog Walk takes place at Hawthorne Park, Medford, Oregon, Saturday, June 4, 2011, from 8:30 am through 1:30 pm. It features a theme of the Roaring Twenties. Dogs For The Deaf says the 2011 Dog Walk benefit will feature KRWQ’s Judi Austin & Larry Neal, agility course demonstrations, a kids’ zone, continental breakfast and hot dog lunch, thousands of dollars...

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Help ASPCA Save Pets In Joplin Missouri

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In the wake of the devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri, dogs, cats and countless other pets have been injured or separated from their owners. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) says they are in position and helping to arrange food, shelter and reunions between the animals and their owners. You can help them assist the animals hurt by the Joplin tornado as you’ll see in a moment. The Need According to a statement issued by the ASPCA, many of the dogs and cats rescued so far are suffering from lacerations, broken bones and eye injuries that appear to have been caused by the storm. In an update, the non-profit explained that more than 350 animals have been sheltered so far at a location normally operated by the Joplin Humane Society. It added, by 26...

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Kroger Pet Food Recall

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In a press statement issued on December 18, 2010, Kroger said it has issued a recall on some Kroger pet food sold in some of its retail stores because the products may contain aflatoxin, which poses a health risk to pets. According to the company, Kroger stores in the following states are included in this recall: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. The retailer said the pet food recall also includes Dillons and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri;...

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