Treats on the Internets

Two days in a row!  So treatsy!

Tyler Kelly, a former marine who relies on his dog Thor for emotional support in coping with his PTSD, says King George Co AC in Virginia told him death was the only option for his beloved pet after the dog was accused of killing a neighbor’s chickens and attacking a calf.  He’s hoping to save Thor’s life:

“If they do put him down, they’re going to be killing a part of me too,” Kelly said.

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The AVMA is among those who filed an amicus brief in support of a boarding kennel being sued by dog owners who allege the company’s negligence resulted in the death of their dog Lola, who had been adopted from a shelter  The owners are seeking to recover the $67,000 they paid to vets trying to save Lola:

In its brief, the company summed up its view of Lola like this: She was free, she never generated revenue, and the [owners] didn’t do anything that increased her value to the public.

“The mixed-breed dachshund had no special training or unique characteristics,” the kennel argued, “other than that of ‘family dog.’”

Shame on the AVMA and all the other supporters of this company who make a living off the fact that pets are valuable family members which cause their people to shell out money for their care.  The Supreme Court of Georgia is considering the case.

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A Mississippi man was caught on video dragging his dog behind his pickup truck. He pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor cruelty charge and will not serve any jail time. The dog survived and is recovering at a veterinary clinic.

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A SC man who allegedly shot his two dogs then fled the state has been arrested in Arkansas.  One dog survived the shooting.  The other, who was tied to a tree, died.

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What if you know your dog doesn’t like to be hugged but you can’t always stop yourself from doing it anyway, even when you try sooooo hard? (Asking for a friend)

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4 Comments

  1. Hugging – would it be possible to teach the dog to hug the person?

    Or find a modification behavior that they both enjoy?

    I mean… I don’t like to be hugged, either, so I kind of feel for the dog on this one. Especially when someone comes at me with open arms yelling, “I’M A HUGGER!!!!” **shudder**

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  2. vida

     /  April 14, 2016

    I have one dog who hates hugs, she will however lap sit or offer her paw. I am not a hugger of people so I can sympathize. Maybe she’s on the spectrum too, like me?

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