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JJ Krawczyk: From shelter dog to savior for girl with rare illness

Posted by: An American Humane Association 2014 Hero Dog JJ the dog can detect whether a little girl named KK is about to have a life-threatening reaction. Workers with the group Eyes Ears Nose and Paws saw potential in a shelter puppy named JJ — and sure enough, JJ’s nose had special talents. JJ got paired with a 5-year-old North Carolina girl named Kaelyn Krawczyk, also known as KK, who has a rare disorder called mastocytosis. Ordinary activities can trigger sudden and potentially life-threatening reactions in KK — but if JJ is nearby, the dog can sniff out trouble and alert KK’s parents that their daughter is about to have a reaction. JJ is so good at detecting the presence of mast cells

Harrowing Coast Guard Rescue of Dog

Posted by dogguardblog on February 4, 2015 in DogGuard NBC News: Dog Days of Winter: Rescuers Save Pups from Icy Waters in Michigan, Massachusetts. (Click on this link to see the video) http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dog-days-winter-rescuers-save-pups-icy-waters-michigan-massachusetts-n299596 Coast Guard crews rescued a dog from an icy Michigan recently, after the dog jumped into a channel and fell through a sheet of ice. Meanwhile, in Massachusetts, fire officials rescued a black Labrador puppy who also fell into frigid waters Tuesday afternoon. Luckily for the Michigan lab, she took the plunge near a Coast Guard station. Members of the Coast Guard Station at Frankfort, Michigan, were

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