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Archive for May 16th, 2009

“Husky” refused to leave his mother’s side

Husky, the shepherd mix who was all over the news this week for standing by his mother’s side after she was struck by a car, diverting traffic and, for a while, police officers who were trying to lend a hand, paid a visit to his recovering mother yesterday.

Chile, his mother, suffered a broken leg. Surgery was performed yesterday and her outlook is good. Husky is back home with his owner Andrew Harris, of the Bronx.

Husky stood by his mother’s side on the Major Deegan Expressway until help arrived. Rescue workers took Chile to the veterinary hospital. Husky apparently found his own way home.

Report of dogs thrown on highway was fraud

A humane officer for the Humane Society of Parkersburg in West Virginia made up the story that someone threw seven puppies and an adult dog out of a moving truck on I-77, investigators said Friday.

Steven Whitehair made up the story to get publicity for the humane society, said Sgt. Shawn Graham of the Wood County Sheriff’s Department.

Whitehair reported to authorities that the agency received an emergency call from a witness who said a man was throwing dogs out of a truck going north on Interstate 77 between Rockport and Mineral Wells the morning of May 8, according to the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

Whitehair also told authorities he was cleaning the mess when the alleged perpetrator returned to the scene and confessed, however, investigators could not locate the man.

“A lot of Whitehair’s statement just didn’t make any sense,” Graham said.

Whitehair, in his original report, said the unidentified suspect got into a dispute with his girlfriend about the dogs, and then threw the dogs out of the car.

Whitehair will be charged with obstruction and possibly false reporting, Graham said.