And taking his dog.
Tony Pulliam said he and his dog Seven were offered shelter by two women during the hottest days of summer. In exchange he offered to paint their basement.
Eventually, though, the women kicked him out and kept his dog, later giving it to a relative.
When he objected and asked for his dog back, “they said, ‘No, you can’t have your dog,’” Pulliam told Fox News in Kansas City.
“I want my dog back” he said. “I don’t function without my friend … I don’t even want to get up in the morning.”
Pulliam met the women while panhandling with his dog at Interstate 435 and Front Street. “They seen my dog and seen how well I was taking care of my dog. They have been helping me out ever since.”
A friend of Pulliam’s, Don Faudel, said Pulliam always took care of Seven.
“He had a raincoat for his dog in the rain,” he said. “I just don’t understand how anybody could decide that anyone is not worthy of owning their dog. He took good care of his dog.”
Faudel and others are trying to find Seven, and get him back to Pulliam.
“As the saying goes, you can’t judge a book by its cover,” said one of them, Brenda Berger. “Just because it was unconventional doesn’t mean he didn’t deserve the dog,” she said.
One anonymous donor has offered a $200 reward for the return of Seven.
Posted by jwoestendiek October 12th, 2012 under Muttsblog.
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He got fired for doing so.
Yesterday township officials, while not offering Bryan Jones his job of 14 years back, decided to let him keep the dog — a three-year-old long-haired Chihuahua.
“Wow cool. I’m just excited now,” said Jones, who has named the dog Chewy. “He’s been doing great. This will be good.”
According to the Herald-News, Jones didn’t think the dog was aggressive, even though a veterinary technician had come to that decision.
On Feb. 27, Jones said, he saw the dog with a “caution: I may bite” sign on its cage. A vet technician said the dog had snapped at a visitor. Jones said he played with the dog that week without incident. Fearing the dog would be euthanized, Jones took it home with him on March 2 without notifying anyone.
On March 5, township Animal Control Director Sarah Gimbel sent Jones a text asking if he had the Chihuahua. He admitted he did. On March 9, Gimbel called Jones and told him to bring the dog back. When told he would be fired if he refused to return the dog, he still declined to do so.
The township will send Jones a letter with his final pay, minus the dog’s adoption fees.
(Photo: Matthew Grotto /Sun-Times Media)
Posted by jwoestendiek March 20th, 2012 under Muttsblog.
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