News for September 3, 2006
Story about Sam a Labrador Retriever who adopted an orphan deer Bluebell.
About Duke, an abandoned German Shepherd who is being adopted and put into the training course for the New York State Police Canine Unit.
Source: NY Daily News (US): New leash on life (August 30, 2006). Via: "Shelter Dog Training For K-9 Unit" http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2006/08/30/shelter_dog_tra.php
An Edmonton, AL police dog, Sam faces euthanasia after biting two boys at a police union event while under the control of his handler.
In this week's installment of The Hunt, a couple seeks an apartment friendly to them and their 158 pound (72kg) English mastiff, Chief.
Bebe, a Bichon Fresé, became the first dog to be protected by an order of protection.
Lollipop, a four year old beagle became the 10,000th dog to be saved through the Oregon Humane Society's Second Chance program. The program works with other shelters in the Portland, OR area to relocate dogs to the OHS shelter if the dog has not been adopted, the shelter is overcrowded, or needs a change of scenery.
In 2003, Lucky died from poisoning, alleged to have been caused by plates of food laced with antifreeze. The alleged poisoner, Patricia Vajgrt, argued that Lucky was frequently loose and could have been poisoned elsewhere besides the plates of food in her garden. The Court of Appeals rejected that argument, and held up her conviction, but reduced the damages awarded to solely cover the costs of Lucky's medical bills and euthanasia.
An unidentified man, upset at his neighbor's dog's constant barking, faked a letter to the family on the letterhead of the local SPCA.
Michael Oakley was walking one of his Alsatians when he was attacked by Ron Smallshire, suffering 31 stab wounds. Smallshire allegedly attacked Oakley because he thought the Alsatian was attacking his collie.
Prada, a Staffordshire bull terrier was stolen by two thieves from an unidentified 13 year old boy. Bull terriers have become a target of thieves, and this is the fourth incident in the Harrow, UK area.
Another Staffordshire bull terrier, this time in Bromley, UK, is the target of abuse. The dog was emaciated and covered in cigarette burns. The dog was taken to the RSPCA to see if he could be rehabilitated.
Reports on findings that a dog contracted Avian Flu after eating infected ducks. Advice to ensure that dogs are not left alone in public places where infected birds exist.