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Society
4:54 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Paducah Woman's Dog Wins Award at Westminster

Swede William
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John Null talks with Patience Renzulli about her award-winning dog, Swede William.

  A Paducah woman is currently celebrating an award from the Westminster Kennel Club in New York.

Author and dog trainer Patience Renzulli attended the world’s most famous dog show, where her 7-year-old whippet Swede William took home the Best of Opposite Sex award in his breed – essentially a runner-up placement. That was the end of the line for the whippet, though, as only the Best of Breed winner moves on in the competition.

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Around the Nation
2:26 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Four-Legged Impostors Give Service Dog Owners Pause

Lauren Henderson and her service dog, Phoebe, in Los Angeles. Henderson says she's seeing more dogs in vests that don't appear to be legitimate service dogs.
Lisa Napoli KCRW

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 6:54 am

Lauren Henderson goes everywhere with her service dog Phoebe — to the grocery store, Disneyland, the beach. For Henderson, who used to be paralyzed, her 100 pound, lumbering Saint Bernard is a necessity.

An actor who lives in Malibu, Calif., Henderson uses her dog for stability and balance. And if she falls, Phoebe helps pull her back on her feet.

"She's basically like a living walker," Henderson says.

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Education
3:23 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Murray State Student Tests Treats on Arthritic Dogs

Brooke Broderick sits with April, a labrador mix, as she does some routine tests.
Whitney Jones WKMS

More than half of dogs older than 7 years have arthritis and University of Pennsylvania researchers found up to 80 percent of certain breeds are afflicted with the painful disease. A Murray State University student is testing new treats that aim to actually heal arthritic dogs, not just treat the pain.

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Crime
1:46 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Sheriff's Office Looking for Information on Hazel Dog Shootings

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The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout after a series of dog shootings around Hazel.

Capt. Richard Steen says county residents have officially reported only one case of animal cruelty, but the sheriff’s office has heard of at least three other incidents where the dogs were killed. Steen says the reported incident involved Joe Pat Elkins of Puryear Tennessee and his border collie Levi.

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Arts
4:23 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Divas & Dogs & Other Circus Adventures Comes to Greenville

"Divas & Dogs & Other Circus Adventures" occur Friday, April 26th, at 7 p.m. at the Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall Creative and Performing Arts Center in Greenville, Kentucky. The family show involves a funny clown, a hat stealing dog, a lady who barks, skateboard riding dogs, and more! We speak with David Probus about the show. See more at the Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall website.

Society
9:55 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Kennel Club Donates Small Animal Equipment to Lexington Fire Department

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Lexington firefighters will soon learn how to help some unique patients suffering from smoke inhalation or other trauma.

Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Carl-Howard showed firefighters Wednesday how to use oxygen masks designed for dogs, cats, and other small animals.

The new equipment was donated to the fire department from the Lexington Kennel Club.

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Culture
8:19 am
Tue January 22, 2013

McCracken County Considering Leash Law

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McCracken County may soon get a new leash law.  The county Fiscal Court is considering expanding a nuisance law to deal with wayward dogs.

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Puppies
11:27 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Puppies Sound Good and Need Homes on WKMS

Puppies Sound Good! The Humane Society of Calloway County's Director Kathy Hodge introduces us to pups needing new homes during the first hour.

Bentlee: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/23885905

Bailey: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/23137150

Society
3:31 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Animals Rescued from Cape Girardeau Home

Officials in Cape Girardeau County removed approximately 25 animals from a residence near Millersville, Missouri. The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Department searched the home of Paulette Tidwell after receiving a tip about unlicensed commercial breeding and substandard conditions; as well as a large sale of animals that happened last Saturday. The dogs, cats, equines, and birds were rescued and transported to St. Louis for placement in licensed Missouri shelters.

Animal Health
3:55 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Hopkinsville Veterinarian Says Cases of Distemper in Dogs on the Rise

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The canine distemper virus among Hopkins County dogs is on the rise. Dr. Monroe Slaton of Madisonville Veterinary Clinic doesn’t usually see cases of the respiratory virus which causes fever, loss of appetite and nasal discharge.  He attributes the rise in the rate of distemper to new dog owners neglecting to get their pets vaccinated. Slaton says most of the cases are coming from people who have adopted dogs from animal shelters.  The disease spreads to dogs by air, contact, and water.

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