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Puppy Shot and Killed on Family’s Front Porch

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WNDU in Indiana is reporting on a tragic case of “he said / she said” in Hamlet. When a police officer stopped by the house to ask a few questions about a car parked nearby on the street, the homeowner stepped out on the porch with his five-month old Boxer puppy.

The police officer said the “pit bull” charged him, while the family says he simply barked before the officer pulled his gun and started shooting at the dog. After five shots, the dog still wasn’t dead, so the family asked the officer to please put him out of his misery. A final shot to the head took care of it.

Although the officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the police department, neighbors aren’t so sure. They’ve posted signs supporting the family and mourning the loss of the dog.

Obviously, none of us were there and don’t know what really happened. It’s just sad all the way around.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Parker the Lab goes from frying pan to fire

Parker the dog made big news in Ontario, Canada yesterday when he was rescued from inside an SUV on a day when temperatures climbed into the ’90s (that’s 33C for those of you reading this in Canada).

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Toto, the Official State Dog of Kansas?

A Cairn Terrier
The Cairn Terrier which famously played Toto in The Wizard of Oz, may soon be the official state dog of Kansas.

A new bill is being proposed to designate the Cairn Terrier, the dog breed that played Toto in The Wizard of Oz film, as the official state dog of Kansas.

Rep. Ed Trimmer is proposing a bill to designate the Cairn Terrier as the official dog breed of Kansas at the urging of Kansas native Brenda Moore, chairwoman of the South Central Kansas Kennel Club. Moore feels the designation is important to her state.

There was a previous attempt to designate the Cairn Terrier as state dog in 2006 and although it scored thousands of signatures, no politicians took up the cause.

Let’s click our paws together three times for a new Kansas state dog!

Obama Aide Takes Gibe at Romney Over Dog Car Roof Incident

Axelrod Obama BoTweet
Screenshot of Axelrod's tweet taking a dig at Mitt Romney.

Senior Obama strategist David Axelrod took aim at Mitt Romney over the incident where Romney strapped his dog to the car roof on 12-hour drive.

Axelrod tweeted a photo of Obama riding with Bo in the back of his armored limousine with the caption “How loving owners transport their dogs.”  Clearly this was meant as a dig at Romney, and probably a well-deserved one considering the act of cruelty where Romney somehow thought it was a good idea to strap his dog’s kennel, with the dog inside, to the roof of his car for an entire 12-hour drive.

The tweet’s timing coincided with the launch of a Facebook page called Pet Lovers for Obama‘ – where pet owners are encouraged to upload photos of their pets wearing Obama 2012 gear. 

You can see the original Axelrod tweet here.