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Charger Recovering at ICU

Charger is recovering in the ICU at the Ontario Veterinary College after his back surgery yesterday.   He will remain in hospital for a few days to monitor him closely for any complications and looking for him to be able to use his back legs better.  He will also need weeks of rehab after he is discharged home.  
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Tribute for Axel

We are heart broken to announce the loss of recently registered Ned’s Wish Hero, PSD Axel. Axel came to Ned’s Wish from the Ontario Provincial Police, where he served as a Drug Detection dog in the North Bay area. Axel retired in 2018 and just passed over the rainbow bridge on November 27, 2022. Axel had an accomplished career, detecting illegal drugs and then assisting in numerous drug seizures in schools. In his retirement, Axel loved to swim and duck his head under water to grab sticks or rocks, and of course, he loved to retrieve balls. Rest in Peace
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Tribute for Beatrix/Binx

We are very sad to announce the loss of PSD Beatrix, who was also lovingly called Binx by her family. Binx joined the Ned’s Wish family on September 4, 2020 at the age of 10. When Binx retired, she fell in love with her family’s farm and was happy to frolic in its vast fields. Binx was a good mom not only to her pups, but also had a special connection with the baby calves. You will be dearly missed Binx, rest in peace sweet girl. Beatrice family sent the following: Binx came to live with us when she retired
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Nicky Wilmot Gratitude

“Heaven’s the place where all of the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.” Meet Nicky Willmot and her K9 Initiative!(I know we have HOWLED about Nicky a few times, but she continues to have such an enormous impact on the Ned’s Wish community, we needed to HOWL some more!) Here is a reminder of why Nicky does what she does! “I do custom pet portraits, and two years ago, I painted two police dogs for twin K (police officers in my area) as a surprise gift. When I saw how it affected them, I started branching out across
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Tribute for Ejay

It is with profound sadness that we share with you the news of the passing of our fallen hero PSD Ejay #972. Ejay served for five years in Strathcona County before being posted in Lethbridge for his remaining career. Ejay was described by his family as a rock for them and will be dearly missed by us all. From his Handler/Family He was an amazing dog and we were so lucky to have him.  I think of all the times on calls that we went on and all the good work he did it amazes me. Getting to hang out
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Tribute for Brando

With profound sadness, we regret to announce that our beloved hero Brando passed away on September 12, 2022, after a short illness.  Brando was one of our Ned’s Wish ambassadors, attending many of our events as a meet and greet dog, and helping us show the public how amazing our heroes are.  Brando was special to each of us in a different way, and will be sorely missed.   From Brando’s Handler: If there was ever a dog living his best life it was Brando, and he deserved it. Brando and I partnered under tough circumstances for both of us.  Brando
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Retired Hero Dag Has Recovered!

Ned’s Wish wanted to take a moment to show appreciation to the incredible community of supporters and donors who came together and supported this hero on his road to recovery! Dag’s medical bills exceeded $18K and because of all of you, Ned’s Wish was able to cover them all! HIGH PAWS ALL THE WAY AROUND! Retired Hero Dag will now be able to spend his hard earned retirement enjoying his kong and practicing the art of healing!
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Tribute for Dave

Ned’s Wish wants to honour the life of our Legendary Hero, Retired PSD Dave, Reg # 927. While PSD Dave was Alberta bred in Innisfail as part of the RCMP program, he served most of his career in British Columbia.  Dave was born on January 15, 2011 and was a giant of a dog with a huge personality.  Dave and his handler were trained and specialised in both the Marine Operations & Emergency Response Team (ERT) and they were routinely deployed on drug interdiction & maritime assault missions.   Where Dave’s story becomes extra special is when he tracked down an
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Tribute for Dux

Ned’s Wish would like to honour the life of the late PSD Dux, Reg # 0941, who passed away on September 8, 2022.   Dux had a phenomenal ability to track, he could find your lost car keys at the bottom of a gross city sewer, if needed.  Dux also had the explosive profile, he was of the rare number of dogs to have located a live explosive device in Prince George, BC. Dux also attended Canada’s 150 celebration on Parliament Hill and the G7 in Quebec. On his last shift, Dux tracked and found a lost hiker, who then donated
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Tribute for Red

It is with deep sadness that Ned’s Wish would like to pay tribute to PSD Red Reg #924. Red was born and raised at the Trail Runner Kennels, in Big River, Saskatchewan.   Red worked as a narcotic detection dog in Saskatchewan and he and his handler were responsible for seizing over ten million dollars of narcotics during his service.   Thank you for your service and thank you for keeping so many drugs off the Canadian streets.   Rest in peace dear Red! In the memory of…If you would like to donate in the memory of Red or other heroes like himClick
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Tribute to Elvis

Our thoughts go out to Elvis’ family in Nova Scotia.  Rest in Peace Sweet Elvis!  Thank you for your service.   Elvis family shared this with the Ned’s Wish family: We were heartbroken today to say goodbye to our sweet Elvis following complications after emergency intestine surgery. Before he passed our family was able to gather and be with Elvis, so he was surrounded with love when he left us. Elvis was a much loved family member who brought a lot of joy (and hilarity!) to our lives.  Our family will always be grateful to Al Hamilton, Elvis’ handler who retired
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Tribute to Darby

Police Service Dog (PSD) DARBY “DARK” Reg #947 PSD DARBY was born at the Police Dog Service Training Center (PDSTC) in Innisfail Alberta on October 9th 2011. She graduated from PDSTC on November 1st 2013. She was posted in Bathurst NB with the Northeast Police Dog Services, where she worked for almost 6 years and officially retired on July 19th 2019. While working in Bathurst, she was involved in several investigations where she apprehended suspects running from police, located missing people, saved lives of people suffering from mental illnesses, and located drugs hidden in areas that would not have been found by members. When DARBY retired,
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Tribute to Falk

In July shortly after retiring, one of our heroes, PSD Falk Reg # 980, passed away with his handler at his side.  Falk hadn’t been feeling very well for several weeks prior to his passing and was rapidly losing weight and couldn’t keep his food down.   His handler and veterinarian tried different treatments for the most common causes,  to no avail.  Unfortunately he worsened suddenly and ended up in an emergency hospital, where he stayed overnight for hydration, testing and further consultation with specialists.  He was diagnosed with protein losing enteropathy which can happen for a variety of reasons.  In
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Thank you, Comox & Campbell River RCMP!!!

What’s a little competition amongst friends RIGHT!? and when we say little…. We mean HOWLING HUGE!!! The Comox Valley RCMP and Campbell River RCMP had a fundraising challenge to honour the year anniversary of PSD Gator’s passing who was killed in the line of duty. Youth, local businesses, first responders & community members of all ages  came together over the months of June, July and August and raised….. DRUM ROLL PLEASE….. $7665.00 for our “Cause for Heroes with Paws” https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/news/competition-between-campbell-river-and-courtenay-comox-rcmp-raises-money-for-retired-heroes/ Thank you to Comox Valley RCMP and Campbell River RCMP Detachments (We Love You Both Equally…. No Competition There) and to everyone in both communities who participated in this
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Happy International Dog Day

Did you know that August 26 is known as the International Dog Day! It is widely known that dogs are a hooman’s BEST friend, so WHY not celebrate them! People have a long history of cohabitation with dogs.  Today, dogs’ contribution to our society goes beyond providing comfort and companionship.  Dogs put their lives on the line to assist law enforcement agencies track down dangerous criminals, and innocent victims, evidence, human remains, bombs, drugs and provide safety to the victims of crimes. We at Ned’s Wish would like to recognise their contribution and their devotion to the work they do