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.