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Groomsmen adopt malnourished dog and ALL her puppies after finding them cowering in a hole in the woods during Bachelor party

A group of groomsmen adopted a malnourished dog and her litter of puppies after finding them in a hole in the woods during one of the group’s Bachelor parties.
The men from Vicksburg, Michigan, had traveled to Tennessee to celebrate Mitchel Craddock’s forthcoming wedding when the dog appeared at the door of the log cabin they had rented.
They followed her into the woods where they found her seven puppies hiding in a hole, covered in dirt and fleas.
Now all of the dogs live with the men in a five-mile radius.


‘I’ll look after you now’: Caring chimp adopts ‘ugly’ kitten found in Russian zoo after staff refuse to take it home because of its ‘strange-looking’ tail

As the age-old adage goes, a dog is a man’s best friend.
And perhaps the felines of the world have now found their soulmates too, if this tender moment between a kitten and a chimpanzee is anything to go by.
Captured on camera at the Irkutsk city zoo in south-eastern Russia, Lea the young chimp plays with Bobby, an unwanted kitten she took in after it was found in the zoo.
The one-and-a-half-month-old kitten was found in one of the zoo’s enclosures.
Employees at the zoo kept the kitten, but decided to put it in quarantine so as not to endanger the other animals.
Lea the chimpanzee, who is five years old, spotted the tiny kitten while she was walking around the zoo with one of her keepers.

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Is that a cat fish? Little feline is spotted swimming a mile out at sea – and she’s doing the doggy paddle!

Curiosity almost killed this cat as it got itself into difficulty swimming a mile out from the shore.
Environmental workers clearing rubbish out at sea could not believe their eyes when they saw the animal swimming way off the coast.
The marine moggy, spotted off Turkey’s biggest city of Istanbul, appeared to have been swimming for a long time in the Golden Horn, the inlet that links the Bosphorus with the city.
A rescue mission was launched to catch the cat, which was visibly tiring and under attack from seagulls.

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What a Dumbo! Adorable newborn elephant takes a tumble down a hill as he tries to keep up with his herd – who rush to help him back to his feet

A safari guide captured the adorable moment a newborn elephant managed to stand alone for the first time – only to topple over and roll down a hill.
The elephant – thought to be just one hour old – was exploring its new surroundings at the Djuma Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
In a particularly heartwarming moment, the elder members of the herd are visibly concerned as they race to the calf’s aid, scooping him up with their trunks.

 

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ANIMAL CRUELTY | Fort Bragg soldier is forced to carry a photo of the eight-month-old puppy he killed by throwing into a freezing lake

Daily Mail
By Associated Press and Zoe Szathmary For Dailymail.com
Published: 19:32 EST, 28 September 2016 | Updated: 19:33 EST, 28 September 2016

A judge has ordered a Fort Bragg soldier to keep a picture of the puppy that he drowned in his wallet while he’s on probation, along with other punishments.

Spc. John Garrett Burrow was ordered Tuesday to keep a photo of eight-month-old Riley, a Lab mix that drowned in November 2014, the Fayetteville Observer reported.

The 24-year-old Burrow had pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty for tying Riley’s feet to his snout with military parachute cord and tossing the dog into a pond.

Riley’s body washed ashore from McFadyen Lake in January 2015, WRAL reported.

Superior Court Judge Jim Ammons sentenced Burrow to 30 days in jail, 24 months of supervised probation, and 100 hours of community service.

Riley had a broken leg and surgery would have been at least $2,500, the Fayetteville Observer reported.
A GoFundMe for surgery funds was created by Burrow and his wife Kelsey, the report said.

They lied to people looking after the couple’s pets that Riley died in surgery and lied to police that Riley ran away, the newspaper reported.
 
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Police Dog Left 13½ Hours in Hot Car: Is Hostility Towards Sheriff Joe Making Everyone Forget Bandit’s Horrible Death?

From Dog Law Reporter
January 2, 2012 |  By
 
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One does not think of these cases as involving more than two or three dogs at most, but the Houston Chronicle reported on December 15, 2011, that 14 bomb dogs were killed after being confined in a truck overnight waiting to be sent to Afghanistan. American K-9 Detection Services, according to the newspaper, is suing Indian Creek Enterprises and Live Animal Transportation Services for negligence in the loss of the German shepherds and Belgian Malinois. The paper reported that an effort to settle out of court for $1.3 million was rejected.

On July 11, 2012, the Arizona Republic reported that an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer responding to an emergency realized that he had left his K-9 in a different car. He returned in time to get the dog to a veterinarian, though the dog was described as being in a life-threatening condition.  KHOU, a Houston radio station, reported online on August 1, 2012, that several officers in the Houston area have been prosecuted for animal cruelty for car deaths of their canine partners.  In one case, an officer may have neglected to give the dog heartworm medication, making it more vulnerable in a hot car.

Examiner.com reported on August 2, 2012, that the sheriff of Mercer County, Ohio, has suspended his K-9 program after losing two dogs in three years, the most recent one being a heat death after his handler left the dog in a patrol car while he was working on a report. The Camden, New Jersey, Police Department lost a police dog to heat in August 2012, which, according to a local news site, may have been due to the air conditioner in the car malfunctioning.Two dogs left overnight in a police car near San Antonio died, resulting in the suspension of a Bexar County Sheriff’s deputy.

On August 22, 2013, the Alamogordo Daily News reported that ten dogs being transported to the Fort Bliss training center died when the air conditioning in the transport vehicle malfunctioned. Dogs can die quickly in the heat, but they will often become quite agitated during the process, so it is not clear why this was not noticed if there was always someone in the front of the vehicle.

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Innocent Dog Murdered by Police

Uploaded on Nov 9, 2009

A news report of a sheriffs deputy in Blanchard in McClain County Oklahoma shot and killed an innocent dog. He thought no one would see it but it was all caught on tape!!!

Residents React To Dog Shooting Caught On Camera

Uploaded on Jul 28, 2010

St. Lucie County residents react to the firefighters who can be heard on a cell phone video laughing about the shooting of a dog.

Caught on Camera: Cop Shoots Dog

Published on Apr 19, 2012

An Austin, Texas man is mourning the loss of his dog after a police officer mistakenly showed up on his property for a domestic disturbance call. The officer shot and killed the dog because he felt threatened while responding to the call, which was actually happening next door.

“I never got an explanation why this mistake was made,” said Michael Paxton. Paxton and his dog, Cisco, an Australian cattle dog, were playing in his backyard on Saturday afternoon. Paxton said he walked around to his truck to get something when he saw Officer Thomas Griffin. According to Paxton, the officer drew his gun and pointed it at Paxton while telling him to put his hands up, but would not tell him why.

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Cop shoots service dog during kid’s birthday party – [Filer Idaho]

Published on Feb 11, 2014

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FILER, ID — An officer took a neighborhood dispute over unleashed dogs into his own hands. After arriving at the dog-owner’s house, the cop immediately started kicking the dog and in a matter of 38 seconds had shot it to death. The community is outraged after viewing the video, showing a questionable use of force that the police chief praised.

After taking a complaint, Officer Hassani immediately hopped in his cruiser and drove up the street, while continuously being recorded by his video and audio monitoring equipment. He approached the Clubb family residence, which was hosting a 9-year-old’s birthday party inside. Hassani saw 2 dogs unleashed in the front yard.

Hassani parked and opened his door, and was greeted by the two dogs. The recording shows that within 3 seconds of him opening his door, one of the dogs began yelping loudly, presumably, as Hassani acknowledges, because he kicked it.

“GIT!!” Hassani shrieked at the dogs, which were now howling at the aggressor in front of their house.

Hassani then moved in defiantly toward the dogs he had just provoked. After kicking a 7-year-old black Labrador named Hooch in the face, he drew his pistol and shot it. It fell to the ground, flopping around pathetically. After several seconds of crying in pain, it went silent.

The officer then went up to the house where he began berating Rick Clubb, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and used his dog Hooch as a service animal.

“You don’t have to yell at me,” Clubb said after Hassani’s hostile introduction. Clubb was then threatened with jail time if he didn’t produce an identification.

Police Shoot, Kill Man’s Dog After Going To Wrong Home, Told “You Can Get a New Dog”

Published on Jan 16, 2013

An Adams County man is in shock after he says deputies shot and killed his dog.

Jeff Fisher said deputies went to his house by mistake. He said when they forced their way through the door his dog Ziggy ran outside and an Adams County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed him.

“(He went to the door) to see who it was and the police officer shot him three times,” Fisher said. “They killed my dog for no reason.”

Fisher said Ziggy was his best friend and can’t believe he’s gone.

“I called the dog, he turned to come back to me and the police officer opened fire,” said Fisher.

Ziggy was an 8-year-old Blue Healer/Border Collie mix.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the address on reports of a business alarm going off.

A spokesman said he can’t say more until the investigation is complete but did release this statement, “It’s our goal at the Adams County Sheriff’s Office to complete a thorough investigation of this incident, be able to answer any questions that people who have concerns about this incident may have and to do right for the owner of this dog.”

Fisher said he wants that deputy to be held accountable.

“I’m on the ground crying hysterically and the police officer says, ‘You need to calm down, you can get a new dog,'” said Fisher.

Fisher said he rents space from the neighboring business where the alarm was sounded.

The attorney representing Fisher believes that animal shootings are out of control.

Jennifer Edwards referred to the elk in Boulder and the dog in Commerce City that were recently shot and killed by law enforcement.

“Something has got to be done about it. They’re taking our family members and I don’t care that they’re the furry family members they’re family members no less,” said Edwards.

Edwards wants answers and reform on how law enforcement deals with animals. She believes a lawsuit is likely.

Fisher said he just wants his friend back, “I don’t have kids. That’s my son.”

Arizona Police Abuse Disabled Girl + Kill Her Service Dog on July 4th Vacation

Uploaded on Jul 21, 2010

Boycott Arizona. ROSA MARIA’S Story – “On July 4th, 2009, I was driving alone with my service dog of almost 8 years of age, Dunkin’, in the rear seat towards the middle. I was pulled over on I-17 after being tailed for about one mile. The cop was very close to the rental car I was driving which was a gray Toyota corolla. The vehicle was due back on Sunday and I had planned on returning it, then utilizing the airport shuttle to catch my early flight back to New York’s La Guardia airport with Dunkin as my travel companion.
I pulled over to a safe spot on the shoulder of the road and the cop opened the door and drew out a shot gun. He actually AIMED it at me. I could see his eye aiming and it made no sense. I was shouted at and told to keep my hands where he can see them. This seemed very strange and not at all common for being pulled over. I could hear shot gun cocked and I realized that something was not right. I obeyed his shouts to keep my hands up and I allowed Dunkin to continue sleeping in order to keep us both calm. I was ordered to get out of the car, walk backwards without looking, and was very confused… I was going further and further away from Dunkin’.
I was shouted at to kneel, yelled at and then immediately cuffed and put in the back seat of a cop car. I immediately told him that my service animal is in the back of the car and to please be careful with him as he is license in NY state and is official for my Multiple Sclerosis. The car was overwhelmingly hot and my MS symptoms began as I tried breathing for fresh air. It was getting hotter and now he was drawing a weapon to the vehicle. I was very frightened that they would kill Dunkin’ as they looked like they would do so with the weapons drawn so intently.
The cop opened the rental car door which was nearest the I-17 traffic. Dunkin’ rested soundly on that side of the vehicle. When the door was opened, the cop let him get out of the car onto oncoming traffic. Dunkin’ got out of the vehicle confused. He ran into oncoming traffic, looking for me. His mission is to look for me, wherever I may be. As cars swerved and missed him… I screamed. I prayed and screamed at the top of my lungs for my companion’s safety. The cop S.D Soto (who was the one who aimed at me through his shotgun, also cuffed me) walked to the front of the car passenger area. He pulled out Dunkin’s fluorescent orange service vest and read the insert in his pocket which states that he is a service animal and he is protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. S.D Soto Read the facts, read my rental agreement (which was located on the passenger seat area) and continued to ignore my pleas for help and air conditioning.
At this point a red headed cop was on the scene too, along with a thicker sized blonde-red headed cop. I will never forget their faces. One wore shades, the other had glasses and piercing blue eyes. They completely ignored my existence and did not check on me. Someone chased Dunkin’ and I told them that he would ONLY come to me. I begged and pleaded to allow them to let me call for him. S.D Soto told me to shut up and I was annoying him. He said that he would gag me next, if I said another word and did not cooperate.”
More of Rosemarie’s story at
http://justicefordunkin.blogspot.com/
and http://www.facebook.com/JusticeForDun…