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Abandoned Puppy Found by Rumpke Driver

Photo:  Rumpke
Photo: Rumpke

News from my hometown of Cincinnati: A Rumpke Waste & Recycling driver is a hero after saving a puppy Wednesday morning in Colerain Township just outside Cincinnati.

Rumpke Driver Aaron Kinsel was servicing customers when he noticed a discarded backpack along the roadway. After additional observation, he noticed the bag was moving, so he got out of the truck to investigate. Inside the bag he found a distraught 10-week old puppy.

The female, Boxer-mix is being treated at a local veterinarian’s office. She is suffering from dehydration and a broken leg. Continue reading Abandoned Puppy Found by Rumpke Driver

Ohio Dog Fighter Denied Early Release from Prison

Judge Robert Ruehlman presided today over the early release hearing of Terry Kendrick, who had been convicted of charges related to running a dog fighting ring that was connected to the ring run by Michael Vick.

Kendrick’s original sentence was for 13 years, and he has served 8 years so far at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution. “I’ve learned a lot being away from my family as long as showing what my actions can bring about. You’ll never have a problem with me again,” Kendrick said.

However, prosecutors pointed out how badly the dogs had been hurt. Some were stitched up and made to fight again. Others were dumped and left for dead.

Kendricks’ wife, who stated he was “not a bad person”, and their 12 children were nearly jailed for contempt after they stated (loudly) their disagreement with the judge’s ruling.

Fortunately, the judge was not swayed and ruled that Kendrick should complete the original sentence in its entirety.

Cincinnati’s WKRC provided the video via YouTube.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

All of God’s Creatures

This one touched me. Had to share it with you, even though it’s not about dogs.
When her baby got caught up in a string from a balloon, the mama goose walked up to a police car and began pecking at the door. The officer tried throwing some food out for her, but she wasn’t interested. Just like Lassie when Timmy was down the well, the goose walked a short distance away and looked back, quacking at the officer. He eventually followed her and found the baby.

He was afraid of hurting the baby or being attacked by the goose, so he called the SPCA, but they were busy. His fellow officer, Cecilia Charron, came to the rescue and untangled the baby from the string. Said baby was very anxious to get back to mama! Happily reunited, they swam away from the scene.

Kudos to the officers for helping out this distressed mama and baby.

We’ll get back to dogs shortly.

Until next time,
Good day, and good goose! er…dog!

George Clooney Adopts Shelter Dog for His Parents

Nate ClooneyI grew up not far from Cincinnati, watching Nick Clooney first host the afternoon movie, then the local news. Although I didn’t know the family growing up (they are from Northern Kentucky, as I recall), I have always felt an affinity for George because (well, okay, because he’s gorgeous!) but also because he and I are about the same age and grew up in the same metro area. Now he’s done something to make me love him even more! Continue reading George Clooney Adopts Shelter Dog for His Parents

Update on Carmen, the hero dog

Photo courtesy Cincinnati Care Center Vet
Photo courtesy Cincinnati Care Center Vet
According to the Cincinnati Care Center, Carmen continues to improve. She has not needed to go back on the ventilator and is eating well. They’ve even gotten her up and about for a short therapy session. Love, love, LOVE that they are posting people’s messages on her kennel walls so she knows how much everyone is pulling for her. Check out all the pictures on the Center’s Facebook page. #HopeForCarmen

Here’s what her family has to say about her amazing progress:
Carmen is still doing well. Today she started Physical Therapy and she’s working on being able to stand up on her own again, among other things. Because she’s fully awake and alert, our visits are short. We want her to save her energy for PT. It’s exciting to see her recognize us, try to greet us and give us expressions that show her personality shining through once again. We’re still focused on one day at a time, though with each day that she continues to improve we have more hope that we will see her come home.

Our family continues to be amazed at the amount of donations, support, thoughts and prayers being said for our family and Carmen. We are still trying to find the right words to truly express our appreciation. Thank you, everyone, for your generosity. It is because of your generosity that we can concentrate on providing Carmen with the best care. Thank you!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!