Two Week Old Puppy Left in Florida Car

A two week old puppy was recently found left in a sweltering car in Pensacola, Florida. Luckily, police were able to rescue the puppy before it was too late.

The puppy was returned to the owner because the puppy needed to ween from its mother. However, police are still inquiring as to how the puppy actually ended up in the car.

Regardless, people need to STOP LEAVING THEIR PUPPIES IN CARS

We are getting sick and tired of hearing about these stories year after year.

Given all of the coverage throughout the years, its almost impossible for someone to be doing this by accident.

It has to be a deliberate attempt by any owner to rid themselves of the responsibility of having a dog.

This truly needs to stop.

If you cannot or do not want to take care of your dog, bring them to the local animal shelter or rescue organization

There is someone out there who can care for the puppy.

Please, please, please… let’s not have any more innocent dogs die.

Dog Chases Mouse and Gets Stuck in Car

A dog was recently found trapped in a car in Maryland after it was reportedly chasing a mouse.

The dog, Tobacco, was going for a run with his owner when he happened to see a mouse scurrying about. Naturally, he wanted nothing more in life than to catch that mouse.

Tobacco ran after the mouse and actually got close to catching it. That was until the mouse decided to go under a car and into the chasse.

Tobacco, being the stubborn pooch that he is, decided it would be a great idea to try and chase the mouse into the chasse.

Sadly, he was way too big to fit into there. As a result, he got stuck.

The local fire department had to rush to the scene in order to get Tobacco out.

Normally, this would have been pretty funny for all involved (except the dog). However, given the recent heat wave that has been plaguing the area, it was only a matter of time before the dog would have been in great danger.

Luckily the fire department was able to rescue the dog very quickly.

We can safely report that Tobacco is happy as ever!

Long Beach Police K9 Dies from Friendly Fire

In an extremely unfortunate event, Credo, a K9 police dog from the Long Beach Sheriff’s Office, was killed in an act of friendly fire.

Credo had been a member of the Long Beach police force for over 3 years. He was an extremely talented and loyal police dog – often displaying his great acts of bravery and heroism when he was working.

He has been credited with helping solve well over 20 crimes. This makes him one of the most decorated police dogs in Long Beach Sheriff’s Office history.

In addition to being an exemplary K9 police dog, Credo was a loving member of the Addelson family. George, Maria, Bethany, and Erin are going to deeply miss Credo. George was Credo’s partner on the force.

They’ve spent nearly every waking moment together for the past 3 years. They were truly one with each other.

When Credo wasn’t working, he loved going for runs, fetching tennis balls, swimming in the lake, and chewing sticks. He was particularly good at chewing sticks and was depended upon by the Addelson family during the Fall to help with yard cleanup.

Credo is going to be greatly missed.

Tennis Ball Bombs – Big Threat This Weekend

With the 4th of July weekend upon us, there is a looming threat of tennis ball bombs being used to harm dogs.

I know that this may sound a bit ridiculous, but the story is completely plausible.

CBS News first broke this story.

People aren’t intentionally creating the tennis ball bombs with the intent of harming animals. Rather, they are taking fireworks, poppers, and firecrackers and stuffing tennis balls with them and launching them.

Typically, these balls will explode by the time they land. However, sometimes the flame on the wick gets extinguished due to the wind. This creates a dormant tennis ball bomb laying on the ground.

dog tennis ball 2The rather unsuspecting animal could then walk up to the tennis ball, clamp down on it, and set the fireworks off.

How often do unsuspecting dogs chew on random objects that they find out in the wild?

Quite a bit. and it’s often hard to prevent!

So what can you, the dog owner, do to prevent this from happening to your dog?

Well, first things first, you can make sure that you are watching your dog at all times. This should be a given – treat your dog as if they are a child.

However, this isn’t always possible. This is why some dog owners opt to place their dog in a dog playpen when they’re having people over. Joe Hughes from Best Dog Crates and Beds recommends that every owner should have a dog playpen (check out their dog playpen reviews here). Having a dog playpen ensures that your dog is going to be confined to an area of your choosing. This way you can make sure that your dog is not going to be getting into any trouble. Dog playpens not only provide safety for your dog, but also everyone else that’s at your party. Remember, dogs can be a bit rambunctious at times. This is particularly true when there’s a lot of stimulating events going on at once. Dog playpens ensure that your dog has a very safe, happy area where they can be.

Also, it’s a good idea to keep your dog on a short leash when you’re walking around your neighborhood. While we all love to think that we live in a very safe, quiet neighborhood and that our neighbors aren’t malicious, we need to take all of the precautions that we can.

Remember, unless you live in a gated community, anyone can access your neighborhood.

Be safe, be smart this weekend