The Daily Shep News – 18 August 2016
Welcome to the first edition of The Daily Shep News!
Our aim with these short roundup type pieces is to bring our readers some of the most pawsome and pawful news about German Shepherds from around the world and on the internet. Without further ado…
Kiri Blakely for DailyMail.com: “Almost two dozen dogs were found living in an overheated car with a mentally ill woman…The pooches are now mostly in foster care, with two dogs remaining at Petchester Veterinary in Eastchester…Bruno, the full bred German Shepherd, who is the biggest of the bunch, is already up for adoption through Adore-a-Bullie Paws and Claws….’Bruno is just awesome. He cried for everyone that we were handling. He was like the papa bear to all of them’.”
Ilkeston Advertiser reporting on a disabled German Shepherd who was given the chance to walk again via a special harness: “Eleven year-old Amber developed canine degenerative myelopathy – which caused hind leg weakness until the point where she could no longer walk….Barrie [the 79 year old owner]said Amber’s decline was quite gradual until the point where she lost all mobility so he and Carole [the owner’s wife]ordered the harness which was specially made to fit Amber’s measurements.”
(P.s. there is an awesome little video in the article on the Ilkeston Advertiser link of Amber walking if you want to watch it 🙂 )
Cindy E Harnett of the Times Colonist reports that a German Shepherd has gone missing in Lantzville, British Columbia, Canada: “Nanaimo RCMP Const. Gary O’Brien said the theft of the two-year-old German shepherd, called Jaeger, is believed to have occurred on or about July 30, from a residence on Alger Road in Lantzville…Nanaimo RCMP ask anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jaeger to contact Const. Mike Penton at 250-754-2345. To share information without giving your name, contact Crime Stoppers at nanaimocrimestoppers.com or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).”
An adorable video of two best friends – a German Shepherd and the Postman.
Jennifer Bell of The National: “Kita, an eight-year-old German shepherd, has been saving the lives of canines in need for six years…She was registered at her local veterinary clinic when she was two years old, giving her first blood donation to another German shepherd who had a bleeding tumour in the abdomen….More animal donors such as Kita are desperately needed, and her owner encouraged others to register….“This is such a lifesaving procedure and the more blood donors there are, the less often the donors need to be used,” Ms Al Qubaisi said.”