Happy news about animals
-A southwest Ohio couple that adopted a Saint Bernard to save the dog say their new pet saved their home from burglary a few hours later.
Rubert “Lee” Littler says he was taking Hercules outside Wednesday night when the 135-pound dog started growling.
Then Hercules charged after a man who was running out of the basement of the home.
The dog bit into the man’s ankle as the would-be burglar climbed a fence and got away.
Police said the home’s phone and cable lines had been cut.
Police are hoping six german shepherd puppies could become new Gages.
After police officers Bruce Lamb and Constable Mitchel Alatalo were shot and Lamb’s dog Gage killed, The Press launched an appeal to help fund new police dogs in July last year.
The appeal raised more than $17,319, with most of the money used to bring in frozen semen from two dogs in the Netherlands.
One of the police’s german shepherd brood bitches, Venus, gave birth to a litter of six male dogs and three females on October 30.
The father is a Dutch dog called Wolff van Tikerhook.