Twice in one week! Maybe I’ll get a raise – or a pay cut, depending on your perspective I guess.
A Topeka police officer, previously jailed for killing a person while responding to a false alarm call, encountered a 26 pound dog while responding to another false alarm call last month. Josie was the beloved pet of an elderly couple who rescued her off the streets as a puppy 6 years ago and kept her in the yard by means of an invisible fence. When the officer entered Josie’s backyard, he says he felt like he was in imminent danger of attack so he shot her to death. The police department attempted to hide the officer’s identity but failed to redact his signature at the bottom of a public record. (Thanks Clarice for the link.)
At the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, researchers have discovered a way to get more accurate results when performing quick tests to monitor blood glucose levels in diabetic dogs and cats. Their findings may inspire further research to see if the same benefits are applicable for human diabetic patients.
At Camp Rudder in the Florida panhandle, Army Ranger students are trained to identify and handle reptiles which are housed at the school.
A woman was pulled over by police on the Autobahn in Germany with a Shetland pony on a bed of straw in her hatchback. She said she was driving 300 miles to meet the owner. She was escorted to the nearest police station where the pony was let out and given water. The police contacted the owner who showed up to collect the pony in a proper trailer.
Not to be outdone, a motorist was stopped by police in England for having 2 bald tires. And of course they wanted to inquire about the sheep in the car. The man explained that some people take their dogs with them on car rides and he takes his sheep. They were on their way to a drive-through to get some food. And off they went.
If you’re in Arkansas and need your teeth cleaned, this place might be good. (Thanks Clarice.)
I love the animation in this video (if you don’t like the music, you can always watch it on mute).