The DogChannel Newswire (01-29-10)

Dogs of war saving lives in Afghanistan; dog drifts 75 miles on ice floe; and other news.

Posted: January 29, 2010, 2 a.m. EST

Owner Claims Dog Rescued From Swollen L.A. River
Turns out Vernon is actually Spikey. The German Shepherd mix rescued by firefighters last week from a swelling Los Angeles River has been claimed, animal control authorities said. A family friend of an elderly woman went to claim the dog, whom firefighters had named Vernon, after the city where the dog was rescued, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Dog Drifts 75 Miles on Ice Floe
A frightened, shivering dog was rescued after floating at least 75 miles on an ice floe down Poland's Vistula River and into the Baltic Sea, officials said Thursday. Now his saviors just have to figure out who really owns him, The Associated Press reports.
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‘Dogs of War’ Saving Lives in Afghanistan
For the US Marines patrolling the dusty footpaths of southern Afghanistan, a bomb-sniffing black Labrador can mean the difference between life and death. These "dogs of war" have saved countless lives and their record for finding hidden explosives has won them a loyal following, AFP reports.
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Dog to See Owner for First Time in Years
A 12-year-old dog will see his owner for the first time in two years after his vision was restored at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Bobo, who lost his vision to cataracts, underwent surgery on Tuesday, TV station WCVB reports.
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sk   nh, CT

1/31/2010 8:35:07 PM


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Bernie   Malden, MA

1/31/2010 8:16:07 PM

75 miles! That's insane!

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s   sawyer, MI

1/31/2010 3:24:03 PM

I'm glad Spikey was OK!

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

1/31/2010 12:30:27 PM

Thanks for the Newswire!

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