Paralyzed therapy dogs bring joy to disabled patients

Behind Jim and Bettye Baker’s Seagoville home sits the kennel for Oak Hill Animal Rescue, the pet organization the Bakers founded to save animals from being euthanized.
Since it opened in 2006, the Bakers said they have found homes for at least 500 dogs.
So when a veterinarian called them about an ailing pit bull pup named Chili, the decision to adopt her was a no-brainer.

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Dog protects toddler lost in South Dakota woods, authorities say

3-year-old boy who wandered away from his western South Dakota home and became lost in the woods was protected by his dog, authorities say.

The boy was missing for about an hour Monday before police found him unharmed about a quarter mile from his Custer home, Custer County Sheriff Rick Wheeler told the Rapid City Journal.The protective pit bull would not let rescuers near the boy, until the boy’s father was able to take the dog home.

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Missing Canton Girl Found in Wooded Area

Van Zandt County sheriff credits family’s pit bull with keeping her safe

A 3-year-old Canton girl who wandered away from home Thursday afternoon was found safe six hours later.

Van Zandt County Sheriff Pat Burnett Jr. said Zoey Smith was found just after 7 p.m. in a wooded area nearly two hours away, holding on to the collar of the family’s pit bull named Brownie.

“The dog helped her stay safe, I think,” he said.

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Rescued pit bull rescues 4-year-old boy suffering blood sugar crash

Less than a week after rescuing a pit bull that would have been put down, a Minnesota mother says the dog returned the favor by detecting a dangerous drop in her son’s blood sugar, rescuing the young boy from a life-threatening situation.

Read more: Rescued pit bull rescues MN boy suffering blood sugar crash – KMSP-TV

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