AKA: “The mayor of NoDa”
Encountered: At the Smelly Cat Coffee House in Charlotte
Backstory: Charles is a fixture in Charlotte’s NoDa district, where he has lived all his life, except for a month in Philadelphia. He didn’t like it and moved back home. Charles holds several jobs in the neighborhood, including one at the Neighborhood Theater, a music venue he says was once an X-rated movie house. Charles has watched as the one-time mill area made the transition to an eclectic arts district.
I was sitting outside the coffee shop, where two children had stopped to pet Ace, when Charles approached. He came up and shook my hand, then reached into his pocket and pulled out a wad of dollar bills. He handed both of the children a dollar, and told them to put it in their piggy banks.
Roadside Encounters is a regular feature of “Dog’s Country,” the continuing account of one man and one dog spending six months criss-crossing America.
Posted by jwoestendiek August 20th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
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Investigators in Virginia are looking for the person who threw poison-spiked meatballs into the yards of at least three homes in Fairfax County, killing two dogs and making a third ill.
One of the fatalities in the Centreville neighborhood was a five-month-old pit bull puppy; the other, an adult West Highland terrier. The third was taken to a vet for treatment, NBC in Washington reported.
The meat was found around homes in the 15000 block of Olddale Road.
Fairfax County police haven’t figured out what was in the meat, but they are warning all residents, especially those with children and small pets, to inspect their yards for anything suspicious.
Posted by jwoestendiek May 28th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
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A neighborhood in Peru’s capital has passed a law prohibiting families living in apartments from having more than one dog and limiting people in houses to two.
According to an order published in the country’s official gazette on Thursday, residents of Jesus Maria, a middle-class area in Lima, have said there are just too many dogs — and too much barking.
“Neighbors have complained they cannot live in peace, harmony, or good physical and mental health because … noisy dogs disturb the peace,” the order read.
Families with more than the permitted number of dogs will face fines of up to 700 soles ($237), and could have their dogs removed, according to a Reuters article.
But Maria Solano, 70, said she would never let that happen to her two dogs, Boni and Fiama, adopted off the street 5 years ago.
“My dogs are my children,” said Solano, who lives in an apartment in Jesus Maria. “They aren’t hurting anyone. I’d move to another neighborhood before giving them up.”
The order says nothing about children, cats, or other animals.