Sen. Scott calls for study on use of canines to screen airport travelers for COVID-19
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – COVID-19 detecting dogs are being trained in North Florida, and they may have a future with the Transportation Security Administration. U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is one of the lawmakers asking for more information about using canines in airports to detect COVID-19. Scott and U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., on Monday announced the Fly Safe Canine COVID Detection Act. It directs the TSA to conduct a feasibility study on the use of canines to screen travelers at airports for COVID-19. We asked him what he thinks about the Senate bill on using canines in airports and how it could work.
Jacksonville Humane Society offering free adoptions this weekend
All rights reserved)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Winter blues got you feeling down? We have an event that will warm you right up! The Jacksonville Humane Society is hosting free pet adoptions on Saturday, Jan. 16 - Monday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.All animals will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Click here for more details on hours of operation, available pets, and any other additional information. Jacksonville Humane Society: 904-725-8766 -- Additional fees may apply -- 8464 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216In case you haven't heard...👂 📣 All pet adoptions will be FREE in honor of our "Warm the Winter Blues" free adoption... Posted by The Jacksonville Humane Society on Thursday, January 7, 2021
149 cats, dogs adopted during Black Friday weekend
Published: November 26, 2020, 10:40 am Updated: November 30, 2020, 11:14 amJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Great update: 149 animals have new homes after the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) and Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) hosted a Black Friday event offering free adoptions. JHS told News4Jax that 92 cats and 57 dogs were adopted from Nov. 27 through Nov. 29. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Those interested in viewing JHS’ adoptable pets can visit www.jaxhumane.org. Visitors to can also help the pets in our community by bringing a bag of dog or cat food as a donation. For more information, visit www.
Campaign pups throughout the years: These 11 photos will make you crack a smile
We found the following 11 photos from Getty Images, and we thought they were worth a share. (Getty Images)Pierre, a 5-year-old basset hound, apparently is a loyal fan of then-President Johnson -- and was happy to pose with a campaign button. (Getty Images)A dog wears a campaign sticker for Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign stop at the Buttercup diner on March 3, 2020 in Oakland, California. This photo was taken in front of the White House as the pups wore campaign buttons for Lyndon B. Johnson for President. (Getty Images)In Honolulu, Hawaiian women are seen casting their votes during a presidential election -- and even a dog doesn't dare peek.
Nassau Humane rescues 20 dogs living in 'squalor’ at Puerto Rico shelter
The Nassau Humane Society has taken in more than a dozen dogs rescued from Puerto Rico. Nassau County Humane Society has taken in more than a dozen dogs rescued from Puerto Rico. “The shelters become full very quickly.”Nassau County Humane Society has taken in more than a dozen dogs rescued from Puerto Rico. Nassau County Humane Society has taken in more than a dozen dogs rescued from Puerto Rico. He along with 20 other pups were of 300 dogs rescued from a crumbling Puerto Rico shelter that has more than 800 dogs.
Chicago veterinarians refuse CDC’s request to deport 15 French bulldog puppies abandoned in O’Hare warehouse
The dogs were discovered at O’Hare International Airport after they were shipped to the United States from Russia in August, and federal officials say their paperwork was forged to get around limits on the number of dogs any one person can import. They’ve been in the care of Chicago French Bulldog Rescue, which is fighting their being sent back abroad.chicagotribune.com
US congressman Mike Quigley joins effort to halt deportation of French bulldogs found abandoned in O’Hare warehouse
When questioned why the sick dogs were required to be shipped back to Jordan, Hubbard said, "Dogs that are imported into the United States must be vaccinated against rabies at 12 weeks of age or older and must wait 28 days after initial vaccination before entering the country. Dogs coming from countries and political units with a high risk of rabies need a valid rabies vaccination certificate. "chicagotribune.com
Jacksonville veteran pleads for return of lost dogs that were adopted
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. A Jacksonville veteran is pleading to get his dogs back after learning his canine companions, which were missing, had been adopted. William Ptak said his 5-year-old French poodle named Mignon and his 9-month-old Pitbull mix named Cerbere are his whole world. Im still looking for the dogs.William Ptak's French poodle named Mignon (Special to WJXT)Ptak searched local shelters and the Jacksonville Humane Society but was unsuccessful at finding his dogs. Ptak returned to the Humane Society and learned two different families adopted his dogs. The Humane Society said it only holds stray animals for seven days.
Pug in North Carolina may be 1st dog in US to test positive for coronavirus
A North Carolina family’s pug may be the first dog in the United States to test positive for the coronavirus, according to researchers. Three members of the McClean family -- Sam McClean, wife Heather and their son, Ben -- contracted COVID-19 last month. He is believed to be the first dog in the country to test positive for the virus, according to the university. Federal officials announced last week that two cats tested positive for the novel coronavirus in New York. Two dogs under quarantine in Hong Kong also tested positive for the virus, according to officials there.
Good or gross? Health inspectors find both in area restaurants
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - If you're looking for something good, greasy or just plain gross, we found it all in this week's Restaurant Report. Two restaurants were found with platefuls of violations. At the Crafty Crab on 103rd Street in the Cedar Hills neighborhood of Jacksonville's Westside, according to state regulators' records, nine live roaches were spotted inside the restaurant. After three follow-up inspections, the Crafty Crab fixed all the problems and reopened with a perfect report. More were found throughout the kitchen during each follow-up inspection, according to state records.
Bomb-sniffing dogs are helping to speed up security lines
The U.S. bomb sniffing dogs spiked after the 9/11 attacks - there are currently about 1,000 working in the U.S. The K-9s are specially selected, trained for nearly a year, and then serve for about 8 years. The demand around the world has increased, U.S. law enforcement has seen the market for available dogs tighten. Kris Van Cleave has more.cbsnews.com