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Blind man’s service dog attacked by ‘fake’ service dog

A California man is upset after his service dog was attacked by another passenger’s “fake” service dog on the Sacramento Light Rail.

Michael Kelly is blind and gets around using his certified seeing eye dog Kie, who is trained to remain calm in chaotic situations.

“I didn’t want a cane,” Kelly told KTXL. “When people see me go by with my dog, it’s a totally different vibe.”

The incident happened just over a week ago at the Regional Transit Station at 16th and Q streets in midtown Sacramento. Kelly said just as they got on the light rail a pit bull lunged toward Kie and locked it’s jaw onto Kie’s snout.

“There was a pit bull on his face just latched on,” Kelly explained. “My dog started screaming.”

Kelly said the pit bull’s owner later claimed the dog was a service animal.

When Sacramento police reminded the pit bull’s owner that they were monitoring footage from surveillance cameras, the man admitted his dog was a pet, according to KTXL.

According to Kelly, there’s little police can do about the attack.

“Oh, it’s infuriating,” Kelly said.

The Americans with Disabilities Act was created to protect people with special needs from discrimination.

The ADA makes it illegal for anyone to :

  • Ask about a person’s disability
  • Require medical documentation
  • Require special identification for a service animal
  • Or ask for the service animal to demonstrate the tasks it’s trained to do

“So many people lie about it that it ruins it for those of us that have a legitimate need,” Kelly explains.

As for Kie, Kelly said he went right back to work with a mark on his muzzle.

“He’s blown off this attack very nicely,” Kelly said.

 

Elderly Couple Refuses To Leave Dogs Behind During Flash Flood [Video]

Dramatic video footage has been released showing a Joso City couple and their two dogs rescued from a rooftop by helicopter after vast swathes of eastern Japan suffered under heavy flooding.

The couple and their canines were just some of the many Joso city residents rescued by Japan’s Self-Defence Force (SDF) on 10 September after freak torrential rain caused the Kinugawa River to burst its banks and inundate the area.

Rescuers winched down from a helicopter to lift up the woman and a dog, and then subsequently, the man and the remaining dog, as water gushed through and around their house.

Record-breaking rain prompted authorities to issue “rare weather warnings” for 5 million people in a wide swathe of eastern Japan, with a further 800,000 people advised to evacuate.

Some areas received more than twice their usual monthly September rain in just 48 hours by Thursday, after Tropical Storm Etau cut across the main island of Honshu on 9 September. Rainfall reached 600mm (24 inches) in one part of Ibaraki prefecture, where Joso is located.

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People wait to be rescued from the roof of their homeJiji Press/AFP

Japan’s NHK said two people are missing in the floods. Rescuers were looking for a 63-year old woman after a landslide hit her home early on Thursday, and a man in his 70s, believed to be trapped in his house as it was swept away.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: “The government will work as one to prioritize the safety of the people and do our best to prevent any further disaster.”

Japan has worked to improve its disaster response measures in the wake of the country’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami which left 20,000 dead. The massive tremors precipitated the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the effects of which continue more than four years later.

The Japan Meterological Agency warned of more rainfall of at least 200mm in parts of eastern Japan. The rain is predicted to stop on 11 September.

Ferrari 430 Scuderia Destroyed 1 Hour After Purchase

THE owner of the jet black Ferrari 430 Scuderia is licking his wounds after his $288,000 burst into flames just one hour after he bought it.

A driver in the United Kingdom has destroyed his Ferrari supercar in an accident after owning it for just one hour.

Police in South Yorkshire said the driver was able to walk away with just cuts and bruises after the Ferrari 430 “went airborne and burst into flames” in South Yorkshire on Thursday.

It’s unclear what he paid for the car, but it was one of only 499 ever sold with an original list price of $288,000. These cars currently fetch between $80,000 to $220,000 according to one dealer.

In a statement on Facebook police added: “Officers asked the driver what sort of car he ‘had’ to which he replied ‘It was a Ferrari’.”

“Detecting a sense of damaged pride he then said ‘I’ve only just got it, picked it up an hour ago’.”

 

South Yorkshire Police said when officers arrived, firefighters were already dousing the car which was 50 meters off the main M1 freeway.

The Ferrari 430 Scuderia can reach 60 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds and has a reported top speed of 198 miles per hour.

But in an update Friday, police said they “do not believe excess speed was a contributory factor in this collision.”

Not much you can say, but poor dude.

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Officer Ambushed by 3 Armed Men. He Pressed the Button to Release His K9. All Hell Broke Loose.

Police officer ‘dragged into the woods to be killed by three men’ saved when his K-9 chases after him and sends the attackers running

A police officer who was dragged into the woods by three attackers was saved thanks to his trusty dog.

Deputy Todd Frazier of Long Beach, Mississippi, a K-9 officer, pulled over last Monday night to check on a car when he noticed that the man in the front seat appeared to be passed out and the lights were off.

That is when two men appeared nearby and distracted him as the driver got out and ambushed him. All three men dragged Frazier into the nearby woods.

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Attacked: Deputy Todd Frazier (above) of Long Beach, Mississippi, pulled over last Monday night to check on a car with the driver passed out in the front seat and was suddenly dragged off into the woods to be killed

Attacked: Deputy Todd Frazier (above) of Long Beach, Mississippi, pulled over last Monday night to check on a car with the driver passed out in the front seat and was suddenly dragged off into the woods to be killed
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Saved: He was able to unlock the backdoor of his squad car from his keychain and release his K-9 Lucas (above), who bit at least one man and scared them off

‘They told him they were going to slit his throat, and they were dragging him toward the woods,’ Chief Deputy Don Bass said according to The Clarion-Ledger.

He said the men then planned on dumping the body after killing him.

When asked if the incident might have something to do with recent gangs stating they would attack any police officers they encountered on sight, Bass said: ‘At this point in time I don’t care.’

Regardless of their motivation, the men were quickly foiled when Frazier managed to unlock the back doors of his squad car using a pop mechanism that he activated on his key chain.

That sent Lucas, Frazier’s police dog, running after his owner and the men.

The dog bit at least one of the attackers before they ran off, jumping into the Town Car Frazier first stopped to inspect and speeding away from the scene.

Frazier suffered a two-and-a-half-inch cut to his forehead from what a doctor believes was a box cutter and multiple other bodily injuries.

He was taken to a local hospital and released.

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Man’s best friend: Frazier is pictured with his K-9 Lucas in this 2012 snap during a search-and-rescue operation

On the mend: Frazier suffered a two-and-a-half-inch cut to his forehead from what a doctor believes was a box cutter and multiple bodily injuries

Bass later conceded the incident may have to do with gangs in the area.

‘We’ve been stressing this for months and months now. It’s no different from last week. We get a BOLO (be-on-the-lookout) from the state alerting us that the Black Gangster Disciples have put out an SOS, or Shoot on Sight, for police officers,’ he said.

‘For a couple of months we’ve been preaching safety because we knew our location between New Orleans and on the I-10 corridor… it’s going to happen here.’

The three suspects remain at large.

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Meet The Dad Making A Sustainable Difference In San Diego

California’s drought may have ended but there is still work to be done. With the EPA running the risk of a full defunding under President Trump, research around water conservation is at risk. This is a critical moment for the people of California to save the valuable natural resource and create a more sustainable water ecosystem.

Californians waste too much water and the toll is being felt statewide. Water conservation may seem daunting but the process is rather simple. Reduce, reuse, and recycle water. If that doesn’t make sense, YouTuber and activist Rob Greenfield’s new video will break down just how easy it is.

Meet Brian Blum, a busy dad who uses water wisely by harvesting rainwater, and reuses it by sending the water from his washing machine and sinks to his garden. His house is run 100% by the solar panels on his roof, and he composts everything he can to increase the fertility of his land and keep waste from the landfill.

Brian wants a world where his daughter grows up experiencing the same beauty he did. His sustainable best practices are simple and routine but they ensure a happy, healthier earth.

Follow Brian’s example by making some small sustainable changes around your home. Save water. Reuse water. Look into solar panels. The earth will thank you for it.

Couple Builds Greenhouse Around Home to Grow Food and Keep Warm

With average January temperatures hovering around 27 degrees Fahrenheit, Stockholm, Sweden isn’t very pleasant to live in when you don’t have heating.

But for Marie Granmar, Charles Sacilotto and their young son, their environmentally friendly house-within-a-greenhouse is a true winter escape.

The “Naturhus” is a living home located near Stockholm, Sweden. Photo credit: Fair Companies

The couple recently gave Fair Companies a tour of their “Naturhus” (or Nature House) that’s surrounded by a 4-millimeter pane of glass that cost roughly $84,000 to install.

The Naturhus was built on the site of an old summer house on a Stockholm archipelago and was inspired by Swedish eco-architect Bengt Warne, who was also Sacilotto’s mentor.

There are many advantages of living in a greenhouse for this family. Sunlight helps warm the home during the day and residual heat is stored in the bedrock below the house. The roof deck can be used for year-round activities such as sunbathing, reading or playing with their son.

The environmentally conscious family is incredibly self-sufficient. They collect rainwater for household needs as well as for watering their plants. Kitchen and garden waste is composted.

Sacilotto, who is an engineer, even built the house’s sewage system. According to Fair Companies, “the sewage system begins with a urine-separating toilet and uses centrifuges, cisterns, grow beds and garden ponds to filter the water and compost the remains.”

And yes, because it’s a greenhouse, they also grow their own food such as tomatoes, cucumbers, figs, grapes and herbs that wouldn’t normally survive during the Scandinavian winter.

You might be wondering: Is it safe to live inside a glass greenhouse?

“It’s security glass,” Sacilotto told Fair Companies. “So in principal this can’t break. If it ever does, it will break in tiny pieces to not harm anyone.”

Take a tour of the Naturhus in the video below.

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