Monday, August 31, 2015
Miss Babe Ruth the black Labrador retriever of Greensboro, N.C. is an adorable ball-fetching dog which worked for the Class A Greensboro Grasshopper has been in her job since August 2, 2006. She retrieved both bats and balls for players and umpires to the delight of fans. She is officially retired last night after 649 consecutive games.
The baseball team gave her a retirement party last night. She wore an orange dog tuxedo she even arrived in a red convertible, and got the red carpet treatment.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Check out this high-tech smart dog collar that keeps your dog safe and healthy. The "Buddy" collar which is created by Squeaker can track your dog's activity throughout the day. The collar is connected into the owners smartphone using Android or iOS app. It shows your dog's activity like distance that the dog walked, or number of stairs climbed is collected by the collar. You can also measure your dog’s food intake to see if you’re overfeeding it or not.
Using the app you can also set up a geofence, where you can place an area which your dog is allowed to play and run. If your dog goes outside the area, the device will send you a text message. It also gives you GPS information so that you can always track your dog’s location.
Squeaker is looking for funds on Kickstarter for this new product.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
An man was arrested by authorities after a photo of a dog buried alive in France was posted on social media. The dog which is a French mastiff was rescued last Saturday August 1 when a man who is walking his own dog saw the buried dog in Carrieres-sur-Seine, west of Paris.
He posted on his Facebook page, the picture of the buried dog with the message, "Only her head was visible and it was difficult to see given the amount of earth covering her."
According to authorities, the dog was buried with dirt and stones and the hed was attached to a sack of gravel to keep the dog tied down.
The man who discovered the dog called the emergency services and began to free the animal. The dog, "shocked and dehydrated" was rushed to a veterinary clinic nearby.
Police traced the owner which is a 21-year-old male and he was taken into custody. He denied burying the dog, saying that the animal had run away. However, investigators doubt him since the dog is more than 10 years old and suffers from arthritis. It's difficult to imagine her running away.
He will be put on trial for animal cruelty and could be sent to prison for 2 years and be forced to pay a fine of up to 30,000 euros ($32,600).
* Stupid cruel people should just kill themselves.....what did this amazing dog have done to you to deserve this. May you rot in prison!