Not only can dog leashes save the life of your pet, they can also save the lives of strangers. Charlie Shannon of Martin County, Florida found that out this week when helped rescue a man who was attacked by an alligator, and he did it using his dog’s leash!
Margolis alleges that she dropped her four-year-old Maltipoo, Charlie, off for grooming. The next call she received from Healthy Spot was to inform her that Charlie was dead from strangulation by noose used to tether dogs during grooming sessions. Here’s what allegedly happened.
After speaking with the woman for over an hour, Morton revealed his plan to help. He offered to pay for her rehab with the reward money instead of calling the authorities.
Aisha Nieves, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was head over heels for her Pit Bull-Rottweiler mix, Kovu. But that all changed in 2019, when a car struck the fence outside her home while she was at work. When she came home, she couldn’t find Kovu anywhere.
Tragedy struck the town for Surfside, Florida after the residential condo, Champlain Towers, collapsed leaving several people dead and more than 150 people unaccounted for. Now, dogs are working to locate trapped victims and serving as therapy animals to victims’ loved ones.
Chunk, a Golden Retriever who had been missing for 16 days, was found by New Jersey State Police swimming “about 75 yards from shore” in Barnegat Bay on the Jersey Shore. Chunk got spooked during a game of weekend fetch with his humans and darted off in the woods.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed 20 bills, including one to protect dogs from neglect and abuse. The proposed Safe Outdoor Dogs Act, “would have made it illegal to chain up dogs and leave them without drinkable water, adequate shade or shelter.” The bill also called for the ban of “tethering dogs with heavy chains.”
On June 19, 2021, the Biden family announced the passing of their dog, Champ, who’d been with the family since 2008. “Our hearts are heavy today as we let you all know that our beloved German Shepherd, Champ, passed away peacefully at home,” President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden said in a statement.
In 2019, the sudden death of a fourth-grader named Sable shook the town of Mason, Ohio. The child’s parents started the Shine Like Sable Foundation and gifted a therapy dog, Shiner, to the Mason Early Childhood Center in an effort to help the community heal.