Tag Archives: rescue

Springfield, MO: City Council tables pit bull adoption proposal

City Council tables pit bull adoption proposal

By Wes Johnson
March 24, 2009

A proposal to let animal rescue groups save salvageable pit bulls from the city pound – and adopt them out at least 100 miles away – was tabled Monday night.[…]

Several people spoke about the proposal, most objecting to the breed-specific nature of the city’s pit bull policy.

Full article retrieved 3/24/09 from http://www.news-leader.com/article/20090324/BREAKING01/90323049/1007/NEWS01

Omaha, NE article: Firefighters Get Dangerous Dog Training

Rescue workers sometimes have to deal with stressed out, territorial dogs. This education program aims to make the entire community safer and more humane.

Firefighters Get Dangerous Dog Training

KETV NewsWatch 7 Cameras Get Inside Look At New Program
POSTED: 8:52 pm CDT October 30, 2008
OMAHA, Neb. — The Omaha Fire Department has a new training program to help firefighters deal with dangerous dogs at rescue scenes. […]

Humane Society workers are showing firefighters how to use a catch pole, a metal rod with a wire loop that can collar a dog behind the ears. It helps rescuers lead the animal somewhere without getting their hands close enough to be bitten.[…]

Full article retrieved 11/1/08 from http://www.ketv.com/news/17852966/detail.html