2006_08_k9.jpgIf you'd like a heartwarming story for your afternoon, read how a dog found wandering in Queens is now training to be on the K-9 Unit of the NY State Police. Found when he was tied up in Kissena Park, Duke the dog made such an impression at Brooklyn Animal Care & Control that shelter operations manager pegged him as being perfect for the K-9 Unit. The state police, who have adopted a stray dog for K-9 from Keller before, are interested, so Duke is bulking up and getting ready for the test. Go, shelter animals!

And Brooklyn Animal Recue Coaltion is having its first fundraiser tomorrow night at the Mojito Loco Restaurant and Bar in Williamsburg. The $10 donation includes free appetizers.