Monday, May 1, 2017

BFTB NETWoof News May 1 2017

Bentley Basset Hound: “Hello and welcome to BFTB NETWoof News for the first day of May 2017. We have fetched some great stories to start your month off with a smile. What’s our top story, Pierre?”
BFTB NETWoof News reports that prison inmates training shelter dogs is a win/win situation
Pierre Westie: “We have reported on stories like this but believe it is such a worthwhile cause that it deserves our spotlight. Rescue dogs from the Fresno Humane Animal Services are being trained by inmates at the Valley State Prison in California to work as service dogs for military veterans. Three such teams celebrated their first round of training recently. Programs like this save the lives of shelter dogs, teach the inmates a useful skill as well as provide a basis for which the dogs can become invaluable partners to many veterans. I’d love to see this type of rehabilitation be practiced at prisons across America. Does your state have a dogs and inmates program?”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on pup getting stuck in pipe
Bentley: “I’m proud to say that Louisiana does pair prisoners with pups in many rehabilitation classes to help more dogs get adopted. Our city has a program where at-risk teens work to train shelter dogs!
   It seems as if each week we discover another story about an animal getting trapped somewhere. We have two incidents with completely different animals today. Our first is Jet, a puppy who was enjoying a carefree walk with his human in South Yorkshire, England when he discovered a pipe hole. Of course, he decided to go exploring before his person could stop the 16-month-old! The problem was the pipe was an underground maze of tunnels and rescue workers had to be called to rescue the little scamp. The water department finally arrived with a camera and was able to locate Jet. It took a digger machine but the puppy was rescued and his owner promised to keep him on a leash for future strolls!”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on a horse in a sinkhole
Pierre: “Getting stuck is not just a problem for small animals. In Washington, the owners of an older horse named Copper noticed he wasn’t in their yard. They searched the area where he was last seen and discovered a horrifying 15-foot-deep sinkhole. It had appeared overnight and when they peered down into the hole, there was Copper standing stuck in deep mud.
   Knowing it was a dangerous situation for a horse his age, they immediately sprang into action contacting the fire department, a team of excavators and their vet. It was quickly determined the hole was too small for them to raise the horse out. Instead, they dug a ramp into the side of the hole. After two hours of coaxing, Copper made his way up the ramp. As soon as he was on solid ground again, his fellow horses all gathered around to check on him. We applaud the hard work of the volunteers and Copper’s determination.”
BFTB NETWoof News reports on a wild turkey in a house
 Bentley: “One of the biggest fears many people have is coming home to a stranger in their home. That scenario took an unusual twist when a couple returned to find a wild turkey in their living room! They called 9-1-1 and explained the predicament. Opening the door and window to entice the gobbler to leave proved futile. Once the police arrived, amid the laughter, they were able to shoo the turkey out of the door. It was definitely a first for these officers. I think you’ll enjoy the video.
   Will we enjoy this week’s weather forecast, Paisley?”
Paisley, BFTB NETWoof Weather Lab
Paisley: “I can say that we have a nicer outlook than last week although there is still some rain. The northern states will have scattered showers but the northeast can expect nice weather by midweek. Most of the east coast will experience showers or storms. The southern states will be warm and sunny but Louisiana could see storms later this week. The southwest is going to have sunny skies and hot temperatures while the west coast will be nice. The middle of our country will be a hodgepodge of showers and mild temperatures. However, Colorado and Utah could see temps in the 80’s! As always, weather can change quickly during the spring so listen to your local weather stations for warnings and updates.”
Bentley: “I hope the weather doesn’t get too bad down here. Our thoughts are with those who suffered tornadoes over the weekend. Thanks for your forecast, Paisley.
On behalf of the BFTB news team, thank you for making us your go-to source for good news. Please share our report on your social media.
  We have another fun week ahead so stop by to us each day. Don’t forget the two freebies that we offered last week. You can order a free drawing of your dog with PrideBites and fetch a free trial of Dr. Harvey’s new green superfood pre-mix Paradigm!
   Have a wonderful week and be sure to grab yourself some happy.”
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  1. I like the idea with the service dogs for veterans... and I nearly stopped my breath as I read about Copper... wow that was a scary adventure...

  2. We have the prisoner trained shelter dogs here too. Mom actually met a woman who works at the prison that does the training and she couldn't say enough good things about the program. A great idea! Have a fun week!

  3. Oh dear, that poor horse! Imagine a sinkhole just appearing and your precious pet falls into it?!? Oh my. Great news report, Boys. Wishing you a pawtastic week!

  4. Loved the turkey in the house video! BOL LOL!

  5. I love programs like this one, where prisoners can train dogs to serve their country or help someone with a disability gain independence. I think it's great for both the prisoners and the dogs!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  6. Thank goodness they noticed that Cooper the horsie was missing and the story ended on a positive note!

  7. Breaking Bayou News is 87 times better than out local news and your anchor pups are 87 times more adorable and so well spoken
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. Those rehab programs are good for those inmates
    Lily & Edward

  9. We have a cell dog program at the Women's prison that is here in our town. there were a few featured at the shelter fundraiser Mom & I went to recently
    Mr Bailey Hazel & Mabel

  10. Yuppers, That's our state CA! We gots lots of good programs for doggies here that just don't get enough attention! Butts, when they do, they usually gets the poo-poo people who complain abouts spending money on programs like this...which makes Ma yell at the Tee Vees at the idiots. ☺
    Anyhu, It's gonna be hot hot hot here this week!!!! We gots the AC on right nows, and my hinnie is pressed up against the aire vent BOL!!!
    Ruby ♥

  11. Thanks Paisley, our weather is improving. We wouldn't mind a wild turkey but mom might not like it. We heard about the inmate and dog program. Some prisons have cats too!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  12. Momma once saw a wild turkey running down da sidewalk of Massachusetts Avenue (a pretty busy street) in Cambridge - it wuz definitely weird!

  13. I met sister Pauline Quinn who started the first pet prison program for dogs in Washington state many years ago. Wonderful person and program so glad other states and prisons are doing it as well.

  14. I don't know if we have that prison program in our state, but isn't it wonderful! I hope it eventually spreads around to everywhere.
    Those are some crazy stories this week! So glad everyone got out of their tough predicaments.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  15. What a pawsome idea for those inmates! I love that they are helping themselves AND military members. We have a similar training program in Colorado but don't recall if the dogs go to veterans. Great news this week!


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