Archive for October 4th, 2012
Suzie may have survived an 11-mile ride in the grill of a Toyota Camry from Taunton to East Providence, but that Rhode Island tale now has some competition.
In California, a 25-pound dog stowed away in the engine compartment of a Chevy Silverado, surviving a 110-mile journey from Chino to San Clemente.
“The dog is doing very well, not affected by the long ride down there,” Kim Cholodenko, general manager at the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter, told KTLA-TV.
Jaime Magaña, a 52-year-old building-restoration supervisor from Chino, said he had no idea a dog was along for the ride Monday when he took the company vehicle to San Clemente.
When he stopped there for lunch and turned off the ignition, he could still feel movement in the truck. He also saw fur protruding above the left front tire.
He opened the hood to find a dog.
“When I opened the hood he looked at me like thank you very much,” Magaña said. “I didn’t want to pull him out. … maybe something was broken.”
Magaña slowly removed the dog from the engine compartment, gave him some water and dialed 911.
Local officials are nicknaming the dog “Chevy” and are trying to locate an owner.
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The event takes place, rain or shine, at the Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown. The entrance fee is $10.
DogFest features adoptable pets, games, contests, vendors, prizes, and plenty of opportunities to learn more about dogs.
Baltimore Humane Society veterinarians will be on hand to answer any questions about your pet’s health, as will Deb Winkler, a certified behaviorist and trainer.
Games include bobbing for bones, a treasure hunt, musical sit and stay, a 20-yard dash, dog bowling and agility contests. You and your dog can also compete in contests for best dancer, kisser, wagger, trick, mutt and costume, and awards will be given for best owner-dog lookalike, tallest dog, smallest dog and biggest dog.
There will also be a canine swim party, paw print artwork, humane education and canine nosework demonstrations.
Retractable leashes are not permitted at the event.
The sheriff’s department in Cabell County, West Virginia, is investigating the disappearance of more than 100 dogs from homes in the area, and detectives suspect many of them may have been taken by the same person.
Stranger yet, their yet to be charged suspect is an animal rescuer.
WSAZ reports that “Sheriff’s Detective William Templeton has built a pretty extensive theft case surrounding more than 100 dogs and some cats” and that “all of the evidence is pointing toward one woman.”
Given no charges have been filed, given a shortage of facts, we won’t name the organization, and we’ll also point out the possibility that, as opposed to outright thefts, whoever is taking the animals may see what she’s doing as rescuing dogs being kept chained or otherwise neglected.
But the sheriff’s department sees a crime, at least one, and maybe 100. Templeton says he knows who the suspect is, and he plans to file charges eventually in the theft of one family’s dog.
Jim Daniels said his dog Max, a Yorkshire terrier, went missing several weeks ago.
“A lady come up and took him off the leash and went back to a red car,” Templeton said.
Daniels said he has since recovered Max, but details on how that transpired weren’t included in the story.
Neighbors witnessed the “dognapping” and recognized “the thief” as a neighbor who lives just a few houses down from him, WSAZ reported. Daniel described the woman as “a dog fanatic who runs a dog rescue operation.”
“…This girl is bootlegging dogs. She’s stealing them and selling them,” Daniels said.