<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Down to Earth With Dagmar]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcsandiego.com/feature/dagmarhttp://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.pngNBC 7 San Diegohttps://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usTue, 21 Nov 2017 23:51:31 -0800Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:51:31 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[San Diego Zoo Shares Adorable Dwarf Crocodiles]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:23:22 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/San_Diego_Zoo_Shares_Adorable_Dwarf_Crocodiles.jpg

NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap takes a look at some of the San Diego Zoo’s adorable dwarf crocodiles on this week’s Down to Earth. The small but mighty creatures share a similar lifespan to humans.

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<![CDATA[Down to Earth with Dagmar: Meet Dagmar]]>Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:48:28 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DM-article-header.jpg

You see her daily, delivering San Diego’s Most Accurate Forecast on NBC 7.   Aside from weather, Dagmar Midcap’s enthusiasm for animals and all things environmental can be experienced through her segments, Down to Earth with Dagmar.  These unique stories are the product of Dagmar’s curiosity for knowledge coupled with her passion for a healthy, environmentally conscious lifestyle.

The Wild…
From stories about protecting endangered wildlife species, to special access that bring you up close with the exotic ; Dagmar’s fascination with animals, both wild and domestic is a constant theme in her story-telling.

Close to Home… 
If you are familiar with Dagmar, you know she speaks about her four-legged family members often.  As an advocate for rescuing animals, Dagmar will often share a range of stories around pet care, from training techniques to taking care of doggie dental needs.

Heath & Science...
A naturalist of sorts in her own lifestyle, Dagmar will share stories on living green and clean.   Science is another topic that piques Dagmar’s interest.   Explaining in terms we can all relate to, for example, how new studies on the rise in carbon dioxide levels will impact our lives and the environment. 

These topics and others that will be sure to inform, awaken and inspire, come along and get Down to Earth with Dagmar!

Keep tabs on Dagmar’s story-seeking adventures, follow her on Twitter: @DagmarNBCSD  Facebook: Dagmar Midcap
 

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<![CDATA[Down to Earth with Dagmar: Photo Gallery]]>Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:43:48 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dagmar-cheetah-blurb.jpgCheck out Down to Earth with Dagmar's photo gallery]]><![CDATA[Making Water From Air]]>Tue, 14 Nov 2017 22:18:30 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Making_Water_From_Air.jpg

A high profile panel discussion featuring leaders in water technology, conservation and innovation will be held Wednesday night to showcase the potential solution to our water troubles. NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap explains on this week’s Down to Earth.

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<![CDATA[Carbon Dioxide Levels Increased at Record Rate in 2016]]>Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:35:51 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Carbon_Dioxide_Increased_at_Record_Rate_in_2016_Record.jpg

A professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography says the increase in carbon dioxide isn’t suprising but that doesn’t mean it should not be managed. NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap explains in this week’s Down to Earth.

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<![CDATA[Encinitas Restaurant Puts a Healthy Twist on Fast Food]]>Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:22:48 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Encinitas_Restaurant_Puts_a_Healthy_Twist_on_Fast_Food.jpg

Plant Power in Encinitas is serving up fresh and healthy options for anyone looking for a quick and easy meal. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap brings you the story on this week's Down to Earth.

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<![CDATA[What To Do with Pets During an Emergency]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:29:05 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/What_To_Do_with_Pets_During_an_Emergency.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap covers an emergency plan for pet owners in case owners need to make a quick evacuation.

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<![CDATA[Innovative Rehabilitation Helps Paralyzed Dogs Walk]]>Thu, 05 Oct 2017 18:48:08 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Innovative_Rehab_Helps_Paralyzed_Dogs_Walk_Again.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap reports how some animal therapists are meeting with success in rehabilitating dogs.

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<![CDATA[Dagmar Takes Flight With the Blue Angels]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:56:19 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Dagmar_Takes_Flight_With_the_Blue_Angels.jpg

NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap takes flight with the Blue Angels just ahead of the MCAS Miramar Airshow.

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<![CDATA[A Closer Look at the SD Zoo Safari Park's 2 New Tiger Cubs]]>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:06:51 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/A_Closer_Look_at_the_SD_Safari_Park_s_2_New_Tiger_Cubs.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap shares how the two tiger cubs recently taken into the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park are helping to raise awareness of the endangered species.

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<![CDATA[Ancient Remedy of Acupuncture Could Help Animals]]>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:17:23 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Ancient_Remedy_of_Acupuncture_Could_Help_Animals.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap shares how acupuncture could be helpful in treating pets without invasive medical procedures.

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<![CDATA[Clear the Shelter Event Helps Animals Find Forever Home]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:37:15 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Clear_the_Shelter_Event_Helps_Animals_Find_Forever_Home.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap shares how people can participate in this year's Clear the Shelters event on August 19, for this edition of Down with Dagmar.

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<![CDATA[Community Helps 260 Cats Evacuated in Jennings Fire]]>Sat, 15 Jul 2017 09:51:28 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Community_Helps_260_Cats_Evacuated_in_Jennings_Fire.jpg

In this week's "Down to Earth With Dagmar," NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap reports on how the East County community came together to help 260 cats evacuated from the Friends of Cats animal shelter during the Jennings Fire.

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<![CDATA[Booms & Barks, Animal Shelters Busy After July 4th]]>Thu, 06 Jul 2017 16:42:06 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dagmar_Dogs_Fireworks_Microchip_pkg_1200x675_985428035760.jpg]]><![CDATA[Riding for Rhinos: Cyclist Pulls Giant Replica 2,000 Miles]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:17:54 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/A_Cyclist_Pulls_Replica_Rhino_from_Canada_to_Mexico.jpg

A bike ride that began April 17 in Blaine, Washington, ends this weekend in San Diego. 

Sunday, Matt Meyer will reach his goal--the Mexican border--but that’s only his geographical goal.

His real goal is saving rhinos.

Meyer is cycling from the Canadian border to the Mexican border--the journey is expected to take 60 days and cover 2,000-miles. 

While the trip itself is physically demanding and daunting, what makes it truly unique is that Meyer is pulling a rhino behind him. Not just any rhino, but a giant, life-sized replica rhino that weighs about 350 pounds.   

The rhino is named Lunar and seeing Meyer pulling her down the road, well--she’s obviously an attention getter.

“So when you actually get the visual representation of the species we’re trying to save, it’s 'There it is!' It eliminates uncomfortable conversions with strangers. This is what we’re doing; we’re not doing anything else. We’re trying to save rhinos,” said Meyer.

The aim of the Long Ride to Free Them, or Rhino Ride 2017, is to raise funds and create global awareness for the current poaching crisis on rhinoceros in southern Africa. In doing so, to shed light on this urgent dilemma that involves rhinoceros and other keystone species worldwide.

For more information on how you can donate or help in the fight to save rhinos, click here.

Rhino Ride 2017 is sponsored by Piper and Health Travel, owned by San Diego-based African travel specialist, Chris Liebenberg and Wilderness Safaris/The Wilderness Wildlife Trust.

When Meyer finishes his ride, he’ll head back to South Africa where he works as a safari guide.

But don’t be surprised if you see Meyer and Lunar riding through San Diego in the future.

“The joy that these animals have given me in the wild, I mean I have to give something back and I couldn’t hand over the world to the next generation without rhinos. So if it means me doing it every year, yep I’ll do it," Meyer told NBC 7.

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<![CDATA[Riding for Rhinos, A Cyclists Pulls Giant Replica Rhino 2,000 Miles]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:34:30 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Cyclist_Rhino_Ride_pkg_Dagmar_1200x675_968547395748.jpg]]><![CDATA[Class Program Ends with Students Releasing Trout Into Wild]]>Thu, 01 Jun 2017 18:14:13 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Classroom_Program_Ends_Students_Release_Trout_Into_Wild.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap brings us to Lake Murray, where a classroom program has culminated into releasing baby trout into the ecosystem.

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<![CDATA[San Diego Moves Closer to Environmental Sustainability]]>Thu, 25 May 2017 19:26:30 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/solar-panels-generic-san-diego.jpg

The Center for Sustainability tracks the regional trends through its Quality of Life Dashboard. It shows that Del Mar is leading the way in electric vehicle charging stations, while solar installation and water use have increased and decreased, respectively, around the county. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more.



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<![CDATA[SD's Annual Bike to Work Day Really Does Make A Difference]]>Thu, 11 May 2017 19:03:47 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Bike-Lane-Green-San-Diego.jpg

Thursday, May 18 is the city's annual Bike to Work Day. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap spoke to local cyclists who are encouraging the rest of the city to take part. 

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<![CDATA[Ultrasounds Could Help Save Northern White Rhino Population]]>Thu, 04 May 2017 18:48:33 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Northern+White+Rhinos+0630.jpg

Veterinary doctors are using ultrasound technology to inspect the reproductive organs of Southern white rhinos so that they can be used as surrogate mother's for frozen Northern white rhino eggs fertilized by salvaged Northern white rhino sperm.



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<![CDATA[Julian Group Aims to Erase Negative Stereotypes of Wolves]]>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:00:29 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/wolf+education+project+0427.jpg

Wolves have always been thought of as wild, dangerous and savage, but the Wolf Education Project is trying to show the lighter side of the species. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap howls with wolves in this edition of Down to Earth with Dagmar.



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<![CDATA[San Diego's Oldest Equine Sanctuary Competing for $25k Grant]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:34:11 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/horses+of+nir+na+nog+0420.jpg

Horses of Tir Na Nog is competing with other non-profit equine organizations for a $25,000 grant, which would cover a third of its annual feed bill and most of its annual vet costs. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more on this edition of Down to Earth with Dagmar. 



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<![CDATA[Helping Horses, San Diego's Oldest Equine Seeks National Grant]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:33:43 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/horse+tir+nanog.JPG

San Diego’s oldest equine sanctuary needs your help to secure a national grant worth $25,000.

A nationwide competition between non-profit horse organizations  will take place on “National Help a Horse Day” Saturday, April 26th.

As part of the competition, The Horses of Tir Na Nog in Guatay is hosting an open house this Saturday and Sunday. 

Amy Pat Rigney, the facility’s administrator of horses, say’s winning the $25,000 grant would have an enormous impact.

“It would pay for 4 months worth of food, about a quarter of a our annual food bill, or it would cover the majority of our veterinary bill for the year. So it’s a huge percentage of what we do,  it would be wonderful to have that money come into San Diego and to have it go to San Diego’s horses that other folks have let down  and yet the community has rallied to care for over the years.”

The Horses of Tir Na Nog has helped over 80 horses since opening in 2003. The sanctuary takes in neglected and abused animals, then helps with their recovery and provides a place for the animals to live out the rest of the lives.

“We have the fun job. We get to see them recover their health, gain weight and the spark comes back,” says Pat Rigney.

The Horses of Tir Na Nog has placed the last two years in this competition, but never won.

This weekend’s open house has a theme, “Horses and their Heroes.”  Pat Rigney says in keeping with the theme various rescue heroes from organizations will be attending such as CAL FIRE, animal services, border patrol and San Diego County Sheriff.

The Horses of Tir Na Nog open house is Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th from 10am to 1pm at 26920 Olde Highway 80 Guatay, CA 91931.  Visit horsesoftirnanog.org for more information.

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<![CDATA[Helping Horses, San Diego's Oldest Equine Seeks National Grant]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:50:07 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/horse+tir+nanog.JPG

The Horses of Tir Na Nog in Guatay is hosting an open house this weekend as part of a national competition between non-profit horse organizations.  At stake is a $25,000 grant, which would be a game changer for the local facility which continually struggles to make ends meet. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more on how you can help.

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<![CDATA[The Need for Mead: How a Cocktail Can Help the Planet]]>Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:25:18 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mead+drink+0406.jpg

Mead is often referred to as the world's oldeest alcohol. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more on the beverage's resurgence in San Diego.



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<![CDATA[Achilles Heel in Effort to Save Species in Africa: Batteries]]>Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:20:44 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/6PR_VO_RHINO_BULLET_KNSD1NFZ_1200x675_843885635827.jpg

African Wildlife Veterinarian Dr. Will Fowlds talks to NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap about why batteries are so important in their fight, and how not having enough of them is a huge problem. 

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<![CDATA[Rhinos are Heading Toward Extinction: Conservation Leader]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:38:15 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/6PR_VO_RHINO_BULLET_KNSD1NFZ_1200x675_843885635827.jpg

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap spoke with Dr. Will Fowlds, a world-renowned veterinary surgeon and global leader in rhino conservation, about why we are losing the fantastic beasts at such an alarming rate.

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<![CDATA[Take Flight Inside San Diego Zoo's Butterfly Jungle]]>Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:28:15 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sand+iego+zoo+safari+park+butterfly+jungle.jpg

The jungle is only on display for 5 weeks and is one of the park's most popular attractions. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap went to check it out.



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<![CDATA[Falcons, Hawks and Scare Tactics Abate Birds at Landfills]]>Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:30:40 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/birds+landfill+trash+abatement+down+to+earth.jpg

 The trainer uses lures to put falcons and other predatory birds in the air over landfills and airports scaring away seagulls and other birds that dig into and spread trash. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has a closer look at the predator-prey relationship keeping our community clean. 



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<![CDATA[Catching San Diego's Record Rains is a Tall Order]]>Thu, 02 Mar 2017 20:50:02 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Lake-Poway-030117.jpg

California's reservoirs have been a constant focus during the recent stormy season, but the state's aquifers are at the most risk. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more.



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<![CDATA[Ocean Beach Man's Business is Recycling Broken Surfboards]]>Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:05:31 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DTE+mark+sanchez+reecos+upcycled+surfboard+0223.jpg

Although business is booming for Mark Sanchez' Reeco Upcycled Surfboards, he said he'd gladly trade his gig for an industry-wide, eco-friendly manufacturing approach. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more.



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<![CDATA[Youngsters Learn Mosquito Biology at St. Patrick's School]]>Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:27:54 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-543392276-Mosquito.jpg

Students at St. Patrick's School in North Park spent the day learning about mosquitoes and how they live with the help of the American Mosquito Control Association. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap is here to tell you all about it.



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<![CDATA[Catching Up With Walter The Dog, Terminally Ill Shelter Dog]]>Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:52:12 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DTE0209_1200x675_874010179959.jpg

Ocean Beach residents Jessica and Jay saw Walter The Dog on the news as he was being pampered during Last Chance at Life Rescue's 'Best Day Ever". They liked him so much they went and adopted him. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap checked in with Walter The Dog at home with his new family.

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<![CDATA[Zoo Staff Extracts Bullet from Torso of Wallis the Rhino]]>Thu, 29 Dec 2016 20:31:56 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/6PR_VO_RHINO_BULLET_KNSD1NFZ_1200x675_843885635827.jpgSan Diego Zoo Safari Park staff noticed a wound in Wallis’ side when she arrived at her new home last November, and after various forms of treatment failed one zookeeper developed a wild theory. NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap has the story.]]><![CDATA[Animal Art with Nature]]>Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:24:48 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dagmar_Animal_Art_Lady_pkg_1200x675_834550851703.jpgFrom yard waste to works of art. A San Diego woman is taking palm fronds and turning them into artistic animals. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has the story.]]><![CDATA[What to Consider Before Buying a Pet for Christmas]]>Tue, 20 Dec 2016 19:52:06 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DowntoEarthDagmar6pm_1200x675_838184515748.jpgWhile animals can bring joy and delight to the holidays, finding a forever home requires time and effort. NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap offers insight on how to make sure you pick the right pet for your family this holiday season.]]><![CDATA[Expanding Interstate 5 and the Impact on the Environment]]>Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:41:31 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dagmar_Freeway_Expansion_Environment_1200x675_820487235816.jpgWhat will be the environmental impact of the North Coast Corridor Project? Could the expansion of the freeway and railway actually benefit the San Elijo Lagoon? NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has the story.]]><![CDATA[Experience Hands-On Interaction at Escondido EcoVivarium]]>Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:51:29 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ecovivarium+1122.jpgNBC 7's Dagmar Midcap visited the EcoVivarium in Escondidio where unique hands-on interaction with animals is forging growth and confidence in children.

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<![CDATA[Recycling Cell Phones Could Help Fate of Endangered Bird]]>Thu, 03 Nov 2016 19:44:47 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/red+crested+turaco.jpgNBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more on how recycling your old cell phones could help this beautiful bird.

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<![CDATA[Dogs Dress Up in Halloween Costumes to Lift Patients' Moods]]>Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:00:14 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/212*120/Halloween+dogs+1027.JPG

There was a Batman. A Nemo and a Dory. A Woody from Toy Story. An old lady with curlers and many more costumes, costumes on dogs. Therapy dogs.

The 3rd annual Halloween Pet Parade at Sharp Grossmont Hospital was a testament to the power of the pooch because these dressed up dogs paraded through the cancer treatment center, immediately uplifting the spirits of the patients.

“When they come around, they put a boom in everyone’s heart, especially people who are really, really sick,” said cancer patient Jim Warren.

Jeremiah Osbourne, who’s battling stage two testicular cancer said: “It’s really uplifting. Everybody in here has a smile on their face and that’s not usually the case.”

The therapy dogs in all their costume glory parade around, cuddling and comforting the patients.

“People who have cancer here and who are going through chemotherapy really appreciate these wonderful dogs. It brightens our day and our blood pressure even goes down after seeing the dogs. It’s wonderful,” said one cancer patient named Barbara.

Therapy dog handler Liz Reynick says, “We come in and the patients see the dogs and big smiles come on their faces. If we can bring a smile to their face for just a few moments, then it’s all worth it.”

The therapy dogs have names like “Hope” and “Miracle”, and in places like a cancer treatment center where people routinely ponder life and death, those dog names really mean something.

“These dogs mean so much to us” says cancer patient Mike May, “It’s a perfect partnership.”

The power of the pooches, dressed up for Halloween, bringing smiles and hope to a place where those are often lacking.



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<![CDATA[Breakfast with a Herd of Elephants at San Diego Zoo]]>Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:19:27 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/elephants+dte+1020.jpgIn the latest edition of Down to Earth with Dagmar, NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap received a special invitation for a breakfast party with a heard of elephants at the San Diego Zoo.

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<![CDATA[Dagmar Midcap Meets a Bull Elephant]]>Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:02:15 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dagmar_PKG_Bull_Elephant_1200x675_790160451551.jpgElephants are big and smart. Just how big and how smart? NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap found out first hand when she got a close look one of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park's bull elephants.]]><![CDATA[Sweet Honey Bears Battling Habitat Loss, Facing Endangerment]]>Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:54:31 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Honey+Bear+1013.jpgSeed distribution and pollination are two of the Honey Bears' important duties in the rain forest. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap is here to tell you all about them.

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<![CDATA[Wild Vulture Population Dwindling in Africa and Asia]]>Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:24:41 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Capture58.PNGSome vulture species in Asia are experience 50 to 99 percent decline, according to San Diego Zoo Safari Park staff. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more on the important role vultures play in the ecosystem.

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<![CDATA[Great Elephant Census Gives Chilling Detail of Population]]>Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:32:13 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Rabat+Zoo+Elephant.jpgMicrosoft founder Paul Allen funded the Great Elephant Census, a research project on elephant population in Africa. Warning: The results are terrifying. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more in the latest edition of Down to Earth with Dagmar.

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<![CDATA[Carved Torrey Pine Becoming San Diego's Next Big Photo Spot]]>Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:44:13 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/del+mar+hawk+0915.jpgThe "Del Mar Hawk", or "Sunset Seat" is the new cool spot to pose for a photo. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has the shot in the latest edition of Down to Earth With Dagmar.

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<![CDATA[Sand Sculpting as an Art Form]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:45:38 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Sculpting-With-Sand-Dagmar.jpgWhat's more natural than making art from sand? In preparation for this weekend's Sand Sculpting Challenge, NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap take's a look at how these master sand sculptors are getting "Down to Earth."

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<![CDATA[Saving the Northern White Rhino]]>Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:32:47 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Northern+White+Rhinos+0630.jpgThe San Diego Zoo stores cell lines, sperm, eggs, embryos and reproductive tissue of Northern White Rhinos. NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap has more in the latest edition of Down to Earth With Dagmar.

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<![CDATA[Pit Bull Walk Aims to Educate Skeptics About the Breed]]>Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:32:24 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DagmarPitBulls6PM0714_1200x675_725559875731.jpgPit Bull Rescue San Diego organizes the walk in effort to change public perception about the misunderstood dogs. Dagmar Midcap has more in the latest edition of Down to Earth with Dagmar.]]><![CDATA[Local Non-Profit Helping Pet Owners Facing Financial Stress]]>Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:31:33 -0800https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/FACE+foundation+0804.jpgThe Face Foundation gives financial support to pet owners who can't afford treatments for their beloved animals. NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap has more on the pet-friendly foundation that just helped save its 1,500th life.]]>