Treats on the Internets

Albemarle police in NC are investigating a couple who ran a rescue out of their former home.  The couple moved from the home last year but the landlord only recently discovered 20 dog carcasses on the property – some in crates, others tied to trees.  A neighbor says she had complained to Stanly Co AC for years about the rescue.  When asked by a reporter about the carcasses, the rescuer stated he thinks someone must have left them there after the home was vacated.  (Thanks Arlene for the link.)

Mall shoppers in Independence, MO were complaining to everyone who would listen about a little dog left in a vehicle for hours with no water.  AC refused to come to the scene because they said it wasn’t hot enough to bother checking.  Police did respond – to detain a woman who had peeled back the rubber seal on the car window in an effort to slide ice cubes in through the crack.  (Thanks Arlene.)

Dogs at the Montclair Animal Shelter in NJ suffered chemical burns on their paws after staff left them in cages that had been cleaned with a solution which wasn’t diluted properly.  (Thanks Clarice.)

A member of the irresponsible public donated $250k to build a new shelter for Morrow Co, OH since the previous one was prone to flooding.  (Thanks Alyssa.)

Florida Man strikes again:  Police chased a man suspected of theft all night long, finally catching up to him when he stopped at a stranger’s home to roll around on the floor with the person’s cats.  (Thanks Valerie.)

Sadly, a St. Bernard is not bringing you brandy if you need rescuing in the Alps.

Europe has a rather surprising history of accusing pigs, rats, weevils and other animals of crimes, jailing them, putting them on trial and executing them for their crimes.

LIFE goes to a cat show, 1952 (Note: The first picture in the series of 18 is a bit rough to look at.)

Stupid airline ad:  Beagle with a job made me get something in my eye.

12 thoughts on “Treats on the Internets

    1. I’m just guessing here but the dog prolly doesn’t operate on his own like they show in the video. I’m thinking a person actually approaches the individual after the dog signals a hit. Plus it’s in the Netherlands and I would bet the Dutch are far less litigious in nature than we are.

  1. The dog left in the car – back in the day, my mother worked the night shift at the hospital. Driving home in the wee hours of the morning, a car in front of her hit a deer. The deer was injured, but alive. The man who hit the deer was distressed – mom said she’d stay with the deer while he went to call police (this was before cell phones, kids). The police came IMMEDIATELY – two squad cars! Seemed a bit much for an injured deer, but the deer was bundled into a vehicle and taken to a wildlife center (where it was sadly euthanized). Why so many cops, so fast? Apparently, they had been told that a naked woman was running around on the highway! For some reason, that got rapid and full response from police…

    The cat show (that first picture – ugh!). At least Persians had faces, back then. These days, their short faces have their eyeballs in line with their nostrils. How this is attractive to anyone, I’ll never know.

  2. My only question re the dog left in the car would be, was the dog in distress? Of course I don’t think it’s a great idea to leave a dog in a car in a public parking lot all day, due to risk of theft if nothing else. But in that one photo, it looked like the dog wasn’t panting. In the article, it didn’t say anywhere that the dog seemed to be in distress, or seemed to be getting overheated. Some people do believe it’s wrong to leave a dog in a car under any circumstances. But in my opinion, if the dog wasn’t in distress, there’s no reason to get all worked up about it.

    1. For one thing, it’s impossible to tell from one photo whether or not the dog was in distress. Furthermore, why would you want to leave the dog in the car until they’re visibly in distress? Wouldn’t it make more sense to get them out *before* that happens? On September 21st, the afternoon high temp in Independence MO was 75F. Depending on whether the car was parked in direct sunlight or in the shade, how much the windows were open, and the color of the car, the temperature could have been anywhere from slightly uncomfortable to lethal. The longer the dog is in the car, the higher the risk. Why wait?

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