Not every dog who enters service dog training ends up helping people. Some dogs, like Darwin the Labrador Retriever, turn out to be better suited to helping the environment instead.
According to Fox News via the Associated Press, after Darwin was deemed too high energy to be an effective human service dog, Dogs for Conservation, a U.S. based organization that trains dogs to help with wildlife preservation initiatives, adopted him.
They also adopted a shelter dog, black lab Neville, and trained the duo for a new, critical environmental job. These two super sniffing pups are now using their skills to sniff out giant African land snails that are threatening crops in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.
The dogs were assigned a job on Santa Cruz, the most visited of the Galapagos Islands, to hunt the snail, the largest species of land snail, which can grow to up more than 7.5 inches long.
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View from the Street: Who's calling Alan Jones a greenie?
Today in Weird Accusations. As you may recall, yesterday we reflected on the odd sight of broadcaster Alan Jones slamming the Campbell Newman government for breaking an alleged promise regarding mining in the Darling Downs region of Queensland.
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Take it from us in India: the world needs renewables, not more Australian …
Carmichael's coal will be exported to India from Queensland. But India's clean energy industry is already booming – we don't need your coal. A labourer takes a break from shovelling coal at a coal yard on the outskirts of Jammu. Photograph: Mukesh …
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Owners: Dog treats killed our pets
Greenies recommends owners check that the treats are chewed and Joe Roetheli – who launched the brand as a treat that can freshen a dog's breath and clean its teeth – said it was important to pick the correct chew for a particular dog. There are 7 …
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I cannot find a laboratory that will do both IgG and IgE tests for dogs (pets in general). Do you know of a lab that will do both
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When a tornado hit Van, Texas last week, Andy and Brandi Bouchilllon were driving to take shelter in a local school. Suddenly a twister flipped their SUV, lifting it off the ground and spinning it around. Their 2-week-old daughter, Bailey and family terrier, Tater were in the car. When it landed they rushed their daughter to the hospital, not sure what had happened to Tater in all the devastation. The next day they returned to…
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Every year, I start on a new bible reading plan and this year, I would work through what is called the “Legacy Reading Plan”. The twist being that instead of using the Proverbs/Psalms reading plan that is incorporated with this, I instead opt to do the 31 days Psalms/Proverbs plan that had me, on top…
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Tualatin, Oregon (PRWEB) May 12, 2015
Tualatin, Oregon, May 12, 2015 ? The Bright Now!
Through the years, as trends wax and wane and fads flash by almost instantaneously, good old-fashioned denim remains in style – always. Somehow it rises above fashion’s fickle tastes and continues to be the queen of the closest, able to be paired with almost anything and still look chic. And this season is no exception – denim is everywhere, in all different forms and shades. So for this edition of Color Love (I know, it’s been a while), I’m focusing on my favorite denim pieces that I’ve come across lately – all in that classic indigo shade for which it’s known. I’ve especially got my eye on that killer denim vest.
Are you a denim lover like I am? Which pieces are your favorites?
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Hi Barbara, My brother has a 13 year old Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix that has been diagnosed with kidney disease. They want to switch her
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