TITLE

Dog Gone

PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Weekly Reader News - Senior;12/17/2004, Vol. 83 Issue 14, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the decision of Augustinian monks to sell Saint Bernard dogs used by the monastery to help rescue people along the Saint Bernard Pass in Switzerland. Reason for the monks' decision to sell the dogs, according to Brother Frederic, an Augustinian monk; Number of lives rescued by the dogs; Equipment used by rescue workers in replacement of the rescue dogs to help find stranded hikers.
ACCESSION #
15372552

 

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