Ohio Hunter Charged Under New Felony Law With Intentionally Killing Two Dogs

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An Ohio man has been charged with fatally shooting two dogs he said were interfering with his deer hunting. Michael Chedester, a forestry supervisor for American Electric Power in St. Clairsville, has been charged with two felonies under “Goddard’s Law,” which makes intentionally harming a companion animal a felony. It went into effect in Ohio … Read more

Roadside Encounters: Sonny Barger

Sonny Barger

Name: Sonny Barger Breed: Hell’s Angel Age: 72 Encountered: At The Buffalo Chip, a bar and restaurant in Cave Creek, Arizona Backstory: Sonny (at right, that’s me on the left) was a founding member of the Hell’s Angels, helping establish the Oakland, California, chapter of the club in 1957. I ran into him this week after I stopped to buy … Read more

Good Newz, Bad Newz: Michael Vick’s House To Become Rehabilitation Center For Dogs

An animal rescue group says it has been able to raise enough money to make the down payment on Michael Vick’s former home in Virginia, which they plan to turn into a center for rescued dogs. It will be called Good Newz (a play on Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels) Rehab Center for Chained and Penned Dogs. The group Dogs … Read more

The Neuticles Story: How Fake Dog Testicles Made This Missouri Man A Millionaire

Just in case you didn’t get enough of dog testicles yesterday, today we bring you the story of a man who built an empire atop them — specifically, silicone prosthetic implants that can make a neutered dog feel “whole again.” Neuticles are nothing new. Gregg Miller came up with the idea well nearly two decades … Read more

If the Guardians of Rescue Look Familiar …

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If some of the bulging biceps, shaved heads and never-ending tattoos you see on Animal Planet’s new series, “The Guardians,” look familiar, that may be because they are. The Guardians, when it comes to both personnel and concept, is a reincarnation of Rescue Ink, the National Geographic Channel program that featured burly and biker-esque “heroes” … Read more

Days out … Dads Inn … Y not?

We didn’t know the whole story behind this, but sometime this summer a motel changed names in Lansing, Michigan. With the simple switch of one gigantic yellow plastic backlit letter, what was once a Days Inn, became Dads Inn. We guessed that the Days Inn franchise shut down, leaving a multi-story motel vacant. We guessed that some … Read more