estimates that close to one million rescue dogs are imported annually from regions not known for stellar canine health and safety standards. They include dogs from Puerto Rico, Turkey, several countries in the Middle East and as far away as China and Korea. Link.

TUCSON – The death of a police dog during a hiker search is reminding crews the dangers of rescue operations. A Kingman Police Department K9 died over the weekend. Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos said no department dogs are used in hiker rescues … Link.