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Yearbook Features Student's Furry, Four-Legged Friend

Service dog Alpha lets Andrew Schalk know when his blood sugar levels are off

(Newser) - A Virginia high school student who attends school with a service dog found himself side-by-side with his canine in the school's yearbook photos, the AP reports. Andrew Schalk has Type 1 diabetes and uses his dog, Alpha, to alert him when his blood sugar levels are off. The black... More »

Veteran Accused of Executing Service Dog Found Dead

Cops suspect suicide in death of Marinna Rollins

(Newser) - A veteran in North Carolina accused of laughing as she executed her own service dog has been found dead in what police suspect was a suicide. The Fayetteville Police Department says 23-year-old Marinna Rollins was found dead in her apartment around 3am Sunday morning, the Fayetteville Observer reports. Rollins and... More »

Blind Woman: I Was Kicked Off Flight, Called a 'Danger'

American Airlines says it's investigating her claims

(Newser) - American Airlines may have violated the Air Carrier Access Act after allegedly kicking a blind woman and her service dog off a flight and calling her a "danger," the Portland Press Herald reports. Sue Martin, 61, and her husband had booked seats in a bulkhead row on a... More »

A Supreme Court Victory for a Girl and Her Dog

Ehlena Fry was told she couldn't bring her service dog Wonder to school

(Newser) - Eight years after little Ehlena Fry was told she couldn't bring her dog Wonder to school with her, the Supreme Court has given her family some measure of vindication. In an 8-0 ruling Wednesday, the Supreme Court instructed a lower court to reconsider its ruling against Ehlena and Wonder,... More »

Service Dog Takes World's Cutest Yearbook Photo

Presley and 7th-grader Seph Ware are inseparable

(Newser) - The cutest yearbook photo ever was just taken by Presley at Good Hope Middle School in Louisiana. In fairness to everyone else's not-quite-as-cute yearbook photos, Presley is a 5-year-old golden doodle. She's also a service dog for seventh-grader Joseph "Seph" Ware, who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular... More »

A US Man Was Kidnapped by Dolly Parton- Loving Pirates

But a Rottweiler named Beaux saved his life

(Newser) - Louisiana's Daily Advertiser has a fascinating profile of Wren Thomas, who spent 18 days as the prisoner of crack-smoking, Dolly Parton-loving Nigerian pirates. Or as the paper calls it: "one of the world's most mind-blowing stories." While Wren was working an offshore oil job in Nigeria... More »

Veteran Wants Military Burial for Dog Shot by Cyclist

Matthew Bessler doubts cyclist had to open fire

(Newser) - A US military veteran wants his service dog to receive burial with military honors after it was shot dead by a cyclist in Powell, Wyoming, USA Today reports. Matthew Bessler says Mike, his 10-year-old Belgian Malinois, was a combat dog who did bomb detection in Iraq before transitioning to civilian... More »

Hero Guide Dog Throws Self at Bus to Save Owner

Witness: Bigo tried to shield Audrey Stone from vehicle by taking impact himself

(Newser) - Here's hoping Bigo gets a well-deserved treat this week. The service dog was crossing the street with his owner, Audrey Stone, yesterday in Brewster, NY, when a mini school bus came toward Stone, who's legally blind, reports the Journal News . Bigo literally leapt into action, flinging himself toward... More »

Boston Victim Booted From TJ Maxx Over Service Dog

Sydney Corcoran says she was told to fit service dog in cart

(Newser) - A New Hampshire teen who survived the Boston Marathon bombing says she was forced to leave a Nashua TJ Maxx because she couldn’t cram her service dog, Koda, into a shopping cart, reports NewsCenter 5 . Sydney Corcoran, 19, who sustained shrapnel wounds and now suffers from PTSD, says a... More »

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