New addition livens up Colorado fire station

elaine | December 7, 2010

A Denver area fire department has a new team member.  Firefighters at a Westminster Fire Department Station have a new baby; Julep, a half-Labrador half-Golden Retriever puppy. 
Westminster Firefighters Karen Consigny and Kurt Morris recently got Julep, as a candidate for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).  The puppy lives with them at home and at work [...]

Prisoners training dogs that help veterans

elaine | November 10, 2010

Special assistance dogs usually help guide the blind but now some therapy dogs are helping disabled veterans who suffer with PTSD. An interesting twist is that these animals were raised by inmates in some of our nation’s most notorious prisons.

Donations help cover the $30,000 cost to train the dogs. One strong supporter has been the [...]