Via Stephen Green, who really should be linking this blog sometime
I know I run my share of Bad Cop stories, so how about a good one for a change? This isn’t a new story, but it’s new to me — so here you go:
The Baltimore Humane Society honored Officer Dan for compassionate service this week for his actions in rescuing a Pit bull after responding to a call about a “vicious” dog on the loose this past May.
For those that don’t know his story, Officer Dan arrived on the scene and and saw a Pit bull being chased by kids who were throwing glass bottles at him. He called the dog over to him, and the Pit bull came over, sat next to him and began licking him affectionately. After taking the dog to the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS), he ended up adopting the dog a few days later and named him Bo. The Baltimore Police Department interviewed Officer Dan this week and he recounts his and Bo’s first meeting in detail (see the video below).
Officer Dan told WBALTV News, “I’ve always been a dog-lover. I’ve had dogs all my life, so coming across him was no problem,” Officer Dan said. “He didn’t need to be like euthanized or anything like that. He just needed somebody to basically love him.”
I have never bought into the vicious Pit Bull line of thinking. Since I adopted, initially against my wishes a Staffordshire Terrier named Dugal, I have been amazed at thew idiots who are scared of him because he is a “Pit Bull”. Nope, sorry, different breed. Staffordshires are well known for being great family dogs, and Dugal is. Yes he is protective of the house, and my niece, and he does like to sit in your lap, and at 90 pounds of muscle, he can be a load. But he is a great dog, even when Savannah dresses him up
H/T Donald Douglas
Wow, this guy was lucky, a raccoon can do some damage, surprised he did not get bitten, raccoons, while cute can be nasty little guys but, he stuck up for his dog.
I have several raccoons that come up in our backyard, they are fascinating to watch, I worry about letting my sisters dog Rebel, out at night, he is a little dog, but, my new dog, Dugle, a Staffordshire Terrier, is a pretty good bodyguard, sends the raccoons running.
Dugle, is a great dog, very protective of my little niece Savannah, and loves attention, Staffordshires are very loyal, loving family oriented dogs. they look a lot like pit bull, but are not. Dugle is about 90 pound of muscle, and boy can he eat. Here is a picture of a Staffordshire that closely resembles Dugle.
Just think. Someone, somewhere, thought that this would be a good idea.
First kittens, then puppies and hamsters and now goldfish?
San Francisco’s Animal Control and Welfare Commission is recommending that the City ban the sale of goldfish, tropical fish and guppies in its borders,according to Matier and Ross.
The recommendation to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is part of the commission’s ongoing efforts to discourage “impulse buys” of animals.
The commission’s ban would cover pet stores and breeders in the City. It comes after more than a year of study and findings that aquarium fish are often mass bred under inhumane conditions or stripped from the wild.
However, the ban is only a recommendation and not likely to be passed by the full board of supervisors to become law.
Only a recommendation, for now that is. Seriously, politicians, at all levels of government spend way too much time in session, and this is one of the things that lead to these inane laws.
Apparently, some Islamists think dogs are “unclean”. Do I really need to say anymore about what that says about Islamists? No, I did not think so.