Shelter dog is trained to help veteran

OKEECHOBEE — Last year, a dog named Nova was surrendered to Trail of Hope Animal Rescue because her family was evicted and ultimately became homeless. They felt the best thing for Nova was to turn her in to Trail of Hope, where she would have a chance for a better life, and things did turn […]

What is a service dog?

OKEECHOBEE — What is a true service dog? What are they trained to do? What service do they provide? How are they taught to respond in an emergency? What is the difference between a service dog and an emotional support animal? Those are just some of the questions the general public have when it comes […]

Pit bulls and Parolees dogs attend OCI College

OKEECHOBEE — As one chapter ends, a new one begins, and such is the case for the Pawsitive Direction Program at the Okeechobee Correctional Institute (OCI). On Nov. 8, they held a graduation ceremony for the dogs who have completed their training, and Nov. 15, a new group of dogs began their training. This group […]

K-9 Resque seeks volunteer foster families

OKEECHOBEE — Animal lovers in the Big Lake area who have the space, time and love to help save a dog’s life are sought to be foster families for K-9 Resque in Okeechobee. The organization rescues dogs who are doomed to die at shelters that euthanize animals if they are not adopted in a certain […]