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  1. OU lab electrocutes dogs to death in medical “research.” I live in OK and go to this school. I want a full federal investigation. Not sure where to go to make my voice known. http://www.newson6.com/story/23640690/ou-lab-under-fire-for-electrocuting-dogs-for-medical-research#.UlVrJ1DhcqQ.facebook

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  2. vida

     /  October 9, 2013

    Lollypop farm is offering half price adoptions on dogs all month. For anyone in the area looking for a pet give them a try. https://www.facebook.com/lollypopfarm?hc_location=stream

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  3. Arlene

     /  October 9, 2013

    Helping dogs can now get you a visit from the cops. http://www.swaylove.org/san-bernardino-city-police-harass-shelter-dog-networkers.

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  4. Janet Gill

     /  October 10, 2013

    A lawful protest of HCAS, together with a continued donation drive of toys and blankets to benefit the fabulous animals at HCAS, is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 11-4 at Hillsborough County Animal Services, 440 N. Falkenburg Road Tampa, Florida 33619. If you care about the animals incarcerated at HCAS, then you must attend this protest! Please bring signs or placards (PG rated, please) of protest against the current policies, director, and/or staff at HCAS for their treatment of animals while at the shelter. The public is also encouraged to bring donations of toys and gently used, clean blankets. Thank you!

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  5. Arlene

     /  October 10, 2013

    How can this be? Bones is found buried and no charges are filed? WTH…..http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2013/10/09/No-charges-will-be-filed-in-death-of-Bones.html#OUxzlKhMRklzXl7s.01

    Something is very wrong here!

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  6. Clarice

     /  October 10, 2013

    “We should have done something proper. How do we shoot a dog and leave a damn dog in a field?” the officer asked. “And you wonder why these people say the (expletive) they say about us.”

    http://fox2now.com/2013/10/09/dog-left-for-dead-after-allegedly-shot-by-police/

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  7. Debby Ledbetter

     /  October 10, 2013

    The colors are great on you!

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    • Clarice

       /  October 10, 2013

      I was waiting to find out which rescue was going to pull him and then I would donate. This poor dog could have lived and known love and kindness. Everyone in my dog group is sad and angry about this.

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    • db

       /  October 10, 2013

      That poor, poor pup. He deserved so much better than he got. So many people were trying to get him out of that killing place and into a safe one. OOPS killing? The killers seem to think as long as they say “sorry” and go on killing, it’s okay. Well, it is NOT okay and this poor dog has paid with his life.
      Shame on the people who are responsible for this atrocity!

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  8. Clarice

     /  October 10, 2013

    The director of Hillsborough Animal Services released a statement to the media Thursday saying JoJo, a one-year-old male German Shepherd was mistakenly euthanized the day he was to go home with his newly-adopted family.

    http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/article/339479/8/Dog-mistakenly-euthanized-on-day-of-adoption

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    • Janet Gill

       /  October 10, 2013

      Clarice,

      It is time for the dog and cat groups to come together as one unified animal group to protest the horrific mess that Ian Hallett has made during his tenure as Director of Hillsborough County Animal Services, almost two years after the County pledged its goal of Save 90. Mr. Hallett is killing our dogs and cats faster than the rescues can save them! It is time for him to go. To that end, I sincerely hope you will join our protest of Mr. Hallett, his killing policies, and HCAS. We are organized, we have had enough, we are not backing down, and we will prevail! Consider this your personal invitation to join us:

      A lawful protest of HCAS, together with a continued donation drive of toys and blankets to benefit the fabulous animals at HCAS, is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 11-4 at Hillsborough County Animal Services, 440 N. Falkenburg Road Tampa, Florida 33619. If you care about the animals incarcerated at HCAS, then you must attend this protest! Please bring signs or placards (PG rated, please) of protest against the current policies, director, and/or staff at HCAS for their treatment of animals while at the shelter. The public is also encouraged to bring donations of toys and gently used, clean blankets. Thank you!

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      • Clarice

         /  October 10, 2013

        I do not live in Florida, so I can only be with you in spirit. There are certain shelters that when I read the name of the shelter or the name of the director, I expect bad news. Hillsborough and Ian Hallett are on that list. Please keep us updated.

  9. whitetabby4

     /  October 11, 2013

    Here is a Great Story:
    On Sept. 10th a cat escaped in the Walmart Parking lot from her owners truck who is on a cross country trip and not from the area (from Vermont). Her dad is traveling and he left the window open a little too much and she jumped out. Her name HEIFER, she is 10 years old, spayed female. She is super friendly but not knowing where she is, I’m sure she is very scared. The word went out like wildfire on our UPAWS Facebook page, Lost and Found Paws of the U.P page and media links. Search parties, live traps, flyers etc. and our community spread the word and searched. But week after week no luck. The dad stayed as long as he could searching but had to leave. But our community still searched. Well, one month later…a lady comes to UPAWS with a cat she found in her yard. After much back and forth with pictures & videos to her mom in Vermont…YES!! It was Heifer!! She was found 6 miles up the highway (busy 4 lane hwy) almost by UPAWS!! Her family is driving from out east to pick her up today!! The power and compassion of our community amazes me and brings me to tears!
    HEIFER LINK https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=645841742116738&set=a.180494718651445.42350.180470615320522&type=1&theater

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    • What a great community effort. I think she knew where she needed to get to, she just took her time getting there.

      On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 10:56 AM, YesBiscuit!

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    • mikken

       /  October 11, 2013

      That is excellent. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    • db

       /  October 11, 2013

      Thanks for sharing this wonderful story. And thanks to the community for caring enough to search for her. What a wonderful testament this is to the compassion of the people and to UPAWS. Makes me want to move to the UP just so I can work with you.

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  10. has anyone else seen this picture? Article says it takes 25 minutes of torture in a gas chamber to kill a dog.

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  11. Clarice

     /  October 11, 2013

    300 lb probation officer shoots 12 lb dog because he feared for his life.
    http://www.mysouthwestga.com/news/story.aspx?id=956749#.UliS-lDnsbD

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    • I saw this. Guess the fat **** was too fat to move quickly back to his car. What an idiot.. I’m so sorry this owner’s dog was murdered….

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