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When Cats Attack

by on Sep.09, 2016, under Animals, Health

Cats are known for their docile and gentle nature. tiger-dog1 That's why they're so popular as pets. tiger-dog2 But sometimes even the most amenable creature can have a bad day. bill-the-cat And that might explain what happened to Kyla Grover, of Victoria, British Columbia, when she was out with a walking group called Pit Bulls of Victoria B.C. one evening. mag7 A cat, named Baby, charged them. cat-baby   The attack sent one of the dogs to the veterinarian and the pup’s owner to the emergency room. cat-pitbull_3 “The cat is swiping at them and latched onto one of the dog’s faces,” Grover told the Victoria Times Colonist. “I got bit and scratched in the process of trying to separate them.” “I spent the whole night at emergency because cat bites are nasty.” cat-pitbull_1 The Times Colonist reported that the cat’s owner agreed to foot a $222 veterinarian bill for one of the dogs, Bandida, which ended up with a scratched face. cat-pitbull_4 The cat’s owner, 78-year-old Betty Jean Thompson, said that the cat was startled when one of the dogs showed a friendly interest. “She’s kind of a slow sort of thinking cat, but one thing is she is very protective of me,” Thompson said. cat-pitbull_2
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There Be Monsters

by on Aug.27, 2012, under Animals, Crime

Contrary to what children are taught in school, nobody really questioned that the Earth was a sphere since ancient Greeks observed the curved horizon. But early maps warned about uncharted areas. Here be monsters. Monsters are still among us, and they do horrible things. When this Labrador mix was found wandering the streets of Dallas, TX., he was starving and covered with scars. Residents in the Five Mile Creek area of the city had seen the dog near walking around for at least a week before a small group managed to catch him. They could smell his gangrenous foot. Somebody had purposely cut a hole in it. "This was not a random act of cruelty," said Nancy Pinkston, a vice president with Animal Allies of Texas told The Dallas Morning News"That's typically done to create a blood scent so the animal can be thrown into a fighting ring and used as a bait dog for training." When found, the poor dog had a jar covering his head. It was no accident. The jar was cut cleanly and accurately to fit over the dog's head so he couldn't fight back. "He's so broken in spirit," said Ms. Pinkston. "Looking at this dog's eyes, it looks like he's just waiting for someone to hit him."
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Bad To The Bone

by on Aug.27, 2012, under Animals, Crime, Family, Health, Nature

Michelle Busse of Arizona left her pet dog Carmela to fend for herself after she was struck by a car almost a year ago in Peroria, leaving her in agony from a partially severed front leg. Without medical treatment, the three year old Pit bull mix chewed her own leg off. Busse took Carmela to a veterinarian after the accident, but refused treatment for the dog even after being offered a payment plan. She also refused to have the dog humanely euthanized. The three-year-old Pit bull mix chewed off its own leg and was left to walk around on a bloody stump.  Vets who examined the wound said it was infected and the pit bull mix would have been in terrible pain from walking on an exposed bone. Nearly a year after the accident, police received an anonymous report that the dog was suffering without medical attention and investigated. When an animal control officer examined the female dog, she was missing the lower half of her front right leg and was walking on exposed bone and flesh. A vet later removed the infected leg and Carmela is recovering at the Humane Society of Arizona. Busse was charged with felony animal cruelty. Carmela recovered and was made available for adoption.
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