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Even Some Humanitarian Hounds Are Getting In On The Ice Bucket Challenge

08/30/2014 01:43 pm 13:43:37 | Updated Aug 30, 2014

The ALS ice bucket challenge has taken the world by storm as people have dumped buckets of ice over their heads for an important cause. (To date it has raised more than $100 million for the ALS Association.) Most recently though, the challenge has caught on with some adorable members of another species.

Watch these hilarious (and dog-safe!) spins below -- perhaps you'll even be inspired to get your own furry friend involved.


We love this for two reasons: 1. Ammo the dachshund has a shower cap on. A SHOWER CAP! 2. The owner uses warm water on Ammo, making the challenge completely dog-safe, and a whole lot more pleasant.


An ice bucket challenge in which doggie treats come out of the bucket? No wonder these pooches were completely thrilled to be "splashed!"


Ya know, just another heroic day in the life of this police pooch.

By now, you're probably familiar with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, because of this viral challenge, but did you know that dogs can be affected by a similar condition?

Degenerative myelopathy (DM) affects canines in a similar way ALS affects humans. DM is a progressive spinal-cord disorder that starts out causing weakness in the hind legs, and may eventually lead to paralysis of the dog's entire back end within six months to a year, according to the GA Veterinary Rehabilitation, Fitness & Pain Management clinic. There is currently no cure for DM.

Help support ALS research through the "Donate" button above. And learn more about DM here.

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