Animal Radio Episode 906
April 13, 2017•80 min
Are Dogs Right or Left Pawed?
Comedian Jo Anne Worley reveals new research that answers the age-old question, "Can dogs have a preferred paw just like humans are left or right handed."
Your Pet's Bucket List
Lauren Watt created a bucket list for her terminally ill dog. She posted it on Yahoo and never expected the response. It went viral. Simon and Schuster asked her to write a book about her dog 160lb Mastiff, Gizelle. She has advice on preparing a bucket list for your pet when the time comes?
Day Care Uses Shock Collar Without Owner's Permission
A Chicago man says he was concerned to find an electric shock, anti-bark collar around his dog's neck when he picked her up from pet daycare. The owner says there was big box on the side of the collar and that box was almost directly on her throat. The owner of the Posh Pet Day Spa stated "it was put on the dog by accident because he and his daughter both use the collars on their own dogs." Apparently the daycare center also sells the collars.
Pit Bull Service Dog Helps Fainter
It's not often that you see the much maligned Pit Bull as a service dog. In fact, while the breed is banned in Denver, the American Disabilities Act makes Rachel McClennan's Pit Bull, Sally, exempt from the ban. Rachel has a neurological disability that makes her faint. Generally, these kinds of service animals can smell chemical changes in a person’s body that indicates a seizure or loss of consciousness may occur, giving the patient time to prepare.
Scammer Asks For Ransom To Return Lost Pets
Can you even imagine losing your pet then getting a ransom note? Detectives in Hot Springs Arkansas are tracking a person who has tried to collect ransom payments from three pet owners who lost their animals. The scam's first victim was a woman who trains horses. Her cat, Orange, disappeared from the racetrack in the middle of February. After five weeks of waiting for a response to all of her lost and found ads and posters, she received a text message from a man claiming to have their cat. Animal Radio News Director Lori Brooks has the story and tips to avoid being scammed.
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