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Police dog helps find drunk driver in Ontario
A police dog in Midland Ontario is being celebrated after helping locate a suspected drunk driver.
According to local news reports, police from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment responded to a call last weekend in North Simcoe.
Just before 11 p.m. on May 6th, a motorist discovered a pickup truck that had hit a utility pole in Tay Township.
Police responded but could not find a driver, until Bauer the police dog arrived! Thanks to this good boy, the suspect was located in a bush and was taken into custody.
Brendan Arthur Hrynczak, 22, has since been charged following the incident. Offences include operation while impaired, failure to stop after an accident, possession of cocaine and more.
He is set to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on May 20th.
The world’s tallest dog is two year old Zeus, a Great Dane who stands at 3 feet, 5.18 inches on four legs.
The Guinness World Records recently declared Zeus as the tallest living dog from Bedford Texas.
Zeus received the special recognition after his veterinarian confirmed his height on March 22.
His owner Brittany Davis told CNN that she always wanted a Great Dane named Zeus and that dream came true when her brother got her the pup at just eight weeks old.
At first she was a bit worried about just how big Zeus was going to get, but it didn’t take her long to get over that fear and fall completely in love with him.
“He’s been a big dog since we got him, even for a puppy. He had huge paws,” she said.
On an average day, Zeus eats 12 cups of ‘Gentle Giants’ pet food. On occasion, he indulges in a fried egg and bully sticks. Although, his favourite treat is ice cubes.
Thanks to his crazy size, Zeus has become a celebrity where he lives. He is always given plenty of attention and treats, especially at the Dallas Farmers Market.
If you had a typical North American childhood you grew up watching Mickey Mouse and Disney cartoons. I don’t know about you, but my favourite was always Pluto. It might have been that I bonded with the loveable, mischievous dog or it might have simply been that I loved dogs.
I remember one Christmas, my parents got me a DVD collection of the old Pluto Cartoon series dating back from the 30s. I loved it. (Even as a kid I was a bit of an old soul.) However, one thing that never crossed my mind was what type of dog Pluto was.
And while Pluto might not be as loved or as recognized as Mickey Mouse or Minnie, I’m sure he still holds the hearts of millions of people who grew up with him.
Chihuahua fosters kittens in B.C
Behind every writer is a good… dog. Dogs have been humankind’s faithful best friend for as long as we can remember.
And it goes to reason that these dogs, while they might not be as famous as their counterparts, probably inspired them in one form or another. So here’s to remembering the dogs behind some of the world’s most famous and influential writers.
Mothers Day was recently celebrated, but not all great mothers are human.
The B.C. SPCA recently shared the story of Alice – a 13 year old Chihuahua-Pomeranian who fosters babies that you wouldn’t typically expect, kittens!
Jen MacLellan is Alice’s owner and the pair live on Salt Spring Island where they foster kittens. According to Jen, Alice “definitely chooses cats over dogs.” The pooch helps the kittens adjust when they arrive.
“She loves to kiss and lick them and lets them knead her,” she said.
“She is very patient when they try to nurse and is so tolerant and affectionate. When the kittens start getting a little too aggressive, I often have to remove them altogether because she’s so patient she will let them keep doing it.”
It’s quite uncommon for different species to care for babies of other species, however it is possible “if an animal has a strong maternal instinct,” according to the manager of animal welfare and operations at the B.C. SPCA, Kim Monteith.