Here, again, the television show “Portlandia” shows us how abrasively sanctimonious some dog lovers can be.
Portlandia, an original short-based comedy series starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, is in its third season on IFC. It airs Fridays at 10 p.m., 9 p.m. central time.
Posted by jwoestendiek April 16th, 2012 under Muttsblog, videos.
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A pit bull in Missouri was dragged behind a car, tied to a pole and set on fire.
And if that weren’t horrendous enough, KFVS News called it, “a case of alleged animal cruelty.”
Bollinger County Sheriff Leo McElrath said the charred animal carcass found on County Road 318 near Marble Hill was in such bad shape, investigators almost couldn’t determine it was a dog.
Deputies buried the dog (and with it, I’d guess, the evidence its body might have provided) where they found it.
McElrath said a man came into the department Saturday morning to report seeing a dead animal tied to a post.
“It made my deputies sick to even find this kind of thing,” said McElrath. “It really upset all of us to think someone would treat a dog like that.”
“I was shocked to hear that something of this magnitude happened in Bollinger County,” said Marilyn Neville with the Bollinger County Stray Project. “I just still can’t believe it, I can’t believe it happened in this county.”
Neville urged residents to take extra cautions with their pets on Halloween.
A Facebook page has been set up in the unknown dog’s memory.
Posted by jwoestendiek October 27th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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A Sheboygan, Wisconsin woman has been cited for animal neglect after leaving her overweight dog outdoors in single-digit temperatures, where it froze to a sidewalk but survived.
Shelter workers say Jiffy, who remains in their custody, was left in frigid weather last week but the “morbidly obese” (120 pounds) border collie was protected by layers of insulating fat.
Police issued 59-year-old Alice Bigler an ordinance violation for animal neglect. A misdemeanor animal neglect charge could be filed Dec. 22, when Bigler is scheduled to appear in court.
A number for Bigler was disconnected. It wasn’t immediately known whether she had a lawyer, the Associated Press reported.
Meanwhile, also in Sheboygan, police arrested a 37-year-old man Tuesday, who is accused of abandoning a sickly pit bull by leaving it tied to a pole in an alley. A nearby resident saw the dog and called authorities, according to another Associated Press report.
According to police, the dog was extremely underweight and had frostbite on its front paws, front legs and left ear. The dog is expected to recover.
Posted by jwoestendiek December 11th, 2008 under Muttsblog.
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