In 1925, the city of Nome, Alaska was facing an epidemic of diphtheria. The only way to bring in medicine was a relay-style “race” against time; hence, Balto’s epic journey into history began.
Each year, the event stirs up controversy among those most passionate about man and woman’s best friend.
by Dr. Patrick MahaneyHave you ever heard the call of the wild? Well, I did on a recent trip to Park City, Utah, during Sundance 2011. I had the great opportunity to experience the instinctual prowess of sled dogs.Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies, and similar mixes made up the members of this close knit canine pack. […]
The 2011 Iditarod begins March 5.Like dog fighting, dog sled racing is not a sport in which an animal chooses to take part. The conditions are brutal – unbearable cold, grueling physical demands, sleep deprivation. Yet each year, about a thousand dogs are forced to train for and participate in Alaska’s Iditarod. And each year, […]