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In the hot summer days, leaving your dog unattended in a car can quickly become lethal; for most people, this may seem obvious, but unfortunately, there are still some owners that simply don’t think about it.   

Police officers from Boynton Beach, Florida, recently rescued a pit bull that was trapped inside a car, whose owner had stepped into a bank, leaving the dog all alone with the windows closed.

A Good Samaritan called 911 to report the situation and most probably saved this dog’s life! The car was off and all the windows were up so the temperature inside the car was easily 110 degrees, if not even more.

After spending several minutes looking for the dog’s owner, they decided to step in and they smashed the car’s window, leading the poor dog to safety and offering him water.

It was at least 10-15 minutes from the time of the emergency call until the dog’s owner showed up. She told the officers that she had just left the dog park with her rescue dog and drove to the bank; the drive-thru was closed, so she ran inside, leaving her dog in the car.

Animal Cruelty Investigator Liz Roehrich cited the irresponsible owner and educated her about the law.

After the rescue, they published a severe warning on their facebook page:

“Repeat after us…it is never OK to leave your pet in an unattended vehicle,” pointing out that such a practice is illegal in Boynton Beach, as it is many other cities around the country.

They added “Investigator Roehrich said most of the time she encounters dogs left in vehicles, the owners are otherwise responsible, loving and good caretakers. They just don’t know the law or they think that it’s OK if it’s only for a minute.”

“We are here to tell you that it is not. Ever. For many reasons…like it’s very hot outside so imagine how your pet will suffer inside a car that’s ignition is off”.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, even in 85-degree weather, a car’s interior can climb past 100 degrees Fahrenheit in just 10 minutes, so it’s extremely dangerous. 

For now, at least 26 states have laws that stipulate the fact that it’s illegal to leave an animal in a parked vehicle.

Also, the Good Samaritan laws offer legal protection to people who intervene in emergency situations, including saving a pet’s life trapped inside a hot car.

Credit video / foto: Boynton Beach Police Department

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Pit bull who faced death in shelter becomes Ohio’s first certified drug detection dog

Leonard the pit bull dog faced death in a shelter. Now, he is Ohio’s first official pit bull police dog

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The Union County Humane Society says that pit bull dog named Leonard was brought to them about seven months ago, but couldn’t be adopted because he showed signs of aggressiveness.

“He exhibited very high hunt, ball, and possessiveness drives; none of which make adoption likely for a family,” they wrote on Facebook.

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Considering this, he was on the list to be euthanized, but director Jim Alloway detected something special in that pup.

“I walked out with a squeegee. He ran up and bit it and then he went running through the yard. I knew it was a special characteristic. He wasn’t being aggressive. He wanted to play,” said Alloway.

Having a background working with police dogs, he saw a completely different kind of future for him and immediately contacted Storm Dog K9 Training.

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Being a stray dog, he had no training and knew no commands, but the team quickly discovered he loved to play so they were able to train him to sniff out drugs, and then rewarded him with a toy as a treat.

“He has quite the work ethic, ” Krishea Osborne, Storm Dog’s Director of Training for Law Enforcement, said. ” He’s got so much play and drive and hunt that he’s a great police dog. He’s constantly wanting to work.”

After several weeks of hard work, Leonard the pitbull is now fully trained and certified and working with Clay Township Police Chief Terry Mitchell.

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“Leonard promises to make a great police dog as well as a loving family companion. He already knows when his vest goes on – it’s time to work,” they wrote.

“After home, when he’s off duty, he’s a big lap dog,. Everyone on the department loves him. It’s been nothing but good.” Chief Mitchell said.

Here’s the full statement from Union County Humane Society:

Leonard pictured in training with Jim Alloway and Chief Terry Mitchell. Photo credit: Facebook / Union County Humane Society

“Leonard is a dog that came to us about 7 months ago. He exhibited very high hunt, ball, and possessiveness drives; none of which make adoption likely for a family. Our director, Jim Alloway, who has extensive background with police dogs, was quick to recognize that there was a perfect home out there for Leonard. We contacted Storm Dog K-9 Training and Mike Pennington (owner and operator) was intrigued. After initial testing, we all knew that Leonard would be an ideal candidate as a narcotics dog.

Leonard is now fully trained and will be certified next Tuesday in Ohio. He is with his new handler and Chief of Police in Clay Township Ohio, Terry Mitchell. The bond they share is already evident and pronounced. Leonard promises to make a great police dog as well as loving family companion. He already knows when his vest goes on – it’s time to work. He also may have found some favorite spots on the couch to relax.

We couldn’t be happier about this story and Leonard’s future.”

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Nine-year-old missing Pit Bull dog gets reunited with his owner after 4 years

Shiny, a nine-year-old Pit Bull, vanished four and a half years ago in North Carolina. Now, he finally gets reunited with his owner

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Shiny, a nine-year-old Pit Bull dog was living with Michelle Davis in North Carolina for most of his life. But when he was 5 years old, he managed to dig a hole under the fence, and simply disappeared!

“He liked to dig and play in the dirt. He liked to do that because he liked to visit the neighbors for biscuits” said Davis.

At first, his mommy didn’t panic, but soon, she realized that he was actually missing. At that moment Davis and her husband started a frantic search. 

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They search the entire neighborhood and also send pictures to every vet and shelter in the area, but everything was in vain.

“I would just yell for him until I had no voice left,” she said.

It was actually not the first time when Shiny vanished, he was dog-napped before! But that time, he was eventually dumped because he wasn’t a good fighter, and miraculously found his way back home.

Now, it was a different situation and Davis somehow felt it:

“I had given up hope of ever seeing him again. He’s a mama’s boy, and I knew he would come home if he could.”

But miracles do happen and after 54 months of missing, Davis’ husband got a call from “Mendocino County Animal Shelter” in Ukiah, California. Somehow, Shiny ended up nearly 2000 miles away from his home. The good news was that he was happy and healthy.

After the first missing, Davis micro-chipped Shiny, and that’s how the shelter managed to find them.

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Just a few days later, they found a volunteer – Karen Shaver, to drive Shiny halfway to meet up with his long-lost mommy.

Karen worked with rescue organizations for more than a decade, and she instantly knew she wanted to be part of this heartwarming reunion.

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“It was a great experience to find a dog and the owner actually wanted him back,” said Shaver. “Especially after all this time.”

There were laughs, tears, tail wagging and lots of hugging and kissing; who would want to miss that?

“It’s like we’re finally together again!” said Davis. “I can’t wait to get him home.”

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A pregnant pit bull mamma named Winter just had a baby shower, and the internet is going completely crazy about it!

Pit Bull dog Winter gets a romantic baby shower on the beach, and the internet goes crazy about it. She is wearing a blue tutu, and the cuteness level is sky high

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Her owner Gisselle O. Suarez shared three pictures from the romantic beach party on her twitter account, with the caption “Yes, we did throw her a baby shower” and the post instantly went viral!

If you want to see why just look at these amazing pictures!

The expecting pit bull is wearing a blue tutu for her party, and looks incredibly pretty!

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Winter is totally in love with the gifts she received; especially with that plate of yummy sandwiches! ?

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Winter loves the presence of her favorite humans and tries to be the soul of the party! ?

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It’s a tradition, especially in America to throw a baby shower for moms-to-be. It’s a time to celebrate the miracle of life and shower the mama with gifts for her and the baby to come.

Usually, it’s a human mom that gets this special treat, but this is not the case. The family decided to throw Winter the pit bull dog a baby shower of her own!

Winter was wearing an adorable blue tutu, and she was all smiling in the presence of her favorite humans; and around a platter of sandwiches, LOL.

People simply couldn’t handle this extreme level of cuteness and started to express their admiration for this unique and creative idea:

But there were also many users quickly reminded Suarez about the importance of spaying animals to prevent overpopulation:

Please SHARE this article if you think this might be the sweetest thing you’ve ever seen! 🙂

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