International Canine News 10/18/2011
Canine News of Note:
Disabled vets and homeless pets would be brought together for the mutual benefit of both under legislation recently passed by the House and now headed to the Senate.
The legislation would create a pilot program that trains shelter dogs to provide therapy to help treat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other war-related mental health conditions.
Politics, politics, politics! It seems that just about every time I turn on the TV or radio, I am totally inundated with political “doublespeak” that drives me up the wall, grating on my ears like chalk squeaking on a blackboard. Sometimes enough is enough!
It is an animal cruelty case so disturbing the city of St. Louis is promising swift justice: a malnourished dog clinging to life was thrown in a dumpster to die by its presumed owner.
Sunday, Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue, walked an emaciated dog outside his Pine Street shelter. She is skin and bones, but she survived. Now the man who saved her is feeling weak and weary.
Dangerous dogs are increasingly linked to worrying and persistent trends in antisocial behaviour, and so it’s no surprise that so many of us up and down the country are concerned about the problem.