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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

The Barking Lot (06/04/11)

The Barking Lot

The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of this just in
Written by my lovely wife, Jennifer and me.  It opens with the weekend dog walking forecast followed by the main blog from dog lover, Jennifer. Then it
s DOGS IN THE NEWS and our close. Enjoy!

THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors. 

TODAY:  Isolated thunderstorms. High of 85.  "A-"

SUNDAY:  Mostly sunny. High of 75. "A"

Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:

I have written many blogs about hero war dogs, past and present.  Kevin’s Dogs In The News segment has been filled with several articles about the dog that was part of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.  Die hard dog lovers and supporters of our troops alike will be glad to know there is another movement to recognize the bond between soldiers and dogs.

From Memorial Day to Independence Day, Dog Bless You, a non-profit community created by founder Charlie Annenberg Weingarten, will celebrate dogs and soldiers in America through a new campaign called Dog Bless USA.  Now through July 4th, will pair up to 100 companion and service dogs with veterans who live with PTSD.

Everyone knows the power of the internet, and particularly the power of Facebook.  There are dog-focused pages too numerous to count, and so many rescue efforts and fundraisers have enjoyed success thanks to a simple click on the “Like” button.

Regular readers of This Just In/The Barking Lot know that Kevin and I are strong supporters of our military, and how much we appreciate the daily sacrifices these men and women make so that we may enjoy our freedoms and liberties.  So I am very, very happy and proud to pass along one more piece of information that could help our veterans who deserve so much.

Please take a moment to “Like” this organization on your FB page.  Such a simple way to help make a difference.
---Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer.

Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week. We've got a bunch, so let's get to them.

War veteran dog adoptions rising but they are still not officially recognized.

Paying tribute to dogs of war.

Wisconsin puppy mill law prompts fears of dogs being dumped 

Green Bay Police Department raises funds to keep dogs cool while in squad cars.

Family 'too distraught to speak' after
gator kills dog.

Man denies drugging rival dog at dog show. 

Rescued dogs euthanized.

Blind woman refused guide dog in ambulance.

Whatever happened to... Michael Vick's dogfighting compound?

License fee nothing compared to cost of losing your dog.

Dogs help children read with confidence. 

Hero dog runs door to door to get help for stricken owner.

Neglected dog bounces back, now ready for adoption.

Colorado dog found in Salinas heads back home.

Police canines compete for top dog. 

Officer rescues couple’s dog from frigid waters.

Little dog helps make big impact with rescue workers in Joplin.

For working dogs, retirement can be challenging.

How Peebs keep dog owner grounded. 

Stem cell therapy gives dogs new pep in their step.

Understanding Dog Behavior: A New Science.





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We close as we always do with our closing video, released just this week.

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