Wednesday Creature Feature ~ January 15, 2020


Pet Owners in Washington Can Avoid Breed Bans if their Dog Passes Behavioral Test!

Starting Jan, 1st pet owners can avoid bans on breeds if they can prove their pet is well-behaved. House Bill 1026 focuses on their behavior as a ban rather than just the “reputation” of their breed name.

The bill will allow pet owners in Washington to avoid such bans if their dog successfully completes the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen program or a reasonably equivalent test as determined by the city or county. The program includes tests of whether an animal will react aggressively to strangers, being petted, and interacting with unfamiliar dogs.

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Puppies Rescued from Mountain after Living in Sheep Carcass!

In Utah some good Samaritans helped rescue three puppies that were cold and wet in the wild. The rescuers were riding their snowmobiles when they saw a dog.

The Great Pyrenees puppies were found on the top of the mountain. A local search and rescue crew helped get the puppies to safety. They believe the mother was protecting a flock of sheep on the mountain over the summer, typical for Great Pyrenees dogs. The mother was deemed too wild to trust the rescuers, so she was left with 20 pounds of dog food.

“She had found a dead sheep and they had eaten, there was nothing left, just a little bit of wool and a few big bones. I’m sure that’s what she’d been eating on all fall,” Kat said.

They were likely living in the Carcass and those were the only ones that had survived from a much larger litter.

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Robert Irwin Helps Wes Wrangle a Deadly King Cobra! 






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Editor ~ Chelsea Dugger

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