Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Monday, June 7, 2010

K9 Rescue Dog Dies During Training

A FEMA dog named Win died during training. Very sad. He did his job till the end.


VIRGINIA BEACH -- A rescue dog died during a training accident in Va. Beach.

Win, a seven-year-old Belgian Malinois/Shepherd, lived in Albemarle County and was part of FEMA Virginia Task Force 2.

Win's chest was punctured by a concrete reinforcing wire Friday while he was searching for someone in a pile of rubble. He located the "victim" and laid at her side to finish his search.

When his handler saw Win was hurt, he got the dog to the vet, but the dog couldn't be saved. The injury caused internal bleeding.

Win joined the FEMA team in October 2005 and had been sent to five disasters, including Haiti and Katrina.

Win had been buried at the family farm in Charlottesville.