Video catches clever husky break out of his cage and free 2 other dogs too

It has been labeled the “great escape” at a veterinary office in the east China’s Jiangsu Province. when a clever husky used his teeth and tongue to open his locked cage, and then – yes there was more- freed two of his friends in their locked kennel cages. The closed circuit television video shows the dog using his teeth and then scampering over in the darkness to do the same to help the other dogs gain their freedom.Clever husky 2

According to the Daily Mail, the owner of the shop, Cao Sheng stated he had never seen anything like this before. The cage has a mechanism required to open the lock, and at times it is even confusing for humans, yet the pooch seemed to have figured it all out so quickly. In the seven years, Sheng had been using the kennel cages, there have never been any breakouts.

Wagging his tail at all times and seemingly quite confident he was going to succeed in happily padding out of the veterinarian’s office, the clever husky then started on the door of the room. Since it was password protected, and the fearless pooch hadn’t cracked the code, instead he tried to chew it down; scaring the cats who quietly watched their canine counterpart continue his pursuit of freedom.clever husky 3

So the question remains – did the husky free the other two larger dogs to aid and abet the escape?

“We call the Husky one of ‘the three stupid sled dogs,’ and it is the dumbest. Very few of them can open cages. The whole thing was totally unexpected,” stated Cao to the Daily Record.

As punishment, the “criminal” has been locked up in a sturdier cage that used to hold a fierce Tibetan Mastiff.

Photos of clever husky freezeshots via video and CGTN.

 

 

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Hero dogs protect family from 8.2-foot King Cobra at their home

Four hero dogs circled a deadly 8.2 foot long venomous King Cobra after it slithered into the family’s property in Phitsanoluk, Thailand this week. The dogs circled the deadly snake nipping at it with their teeth while the owner of the dogs yelled out instructions.King cobra attack 2

According to the Mirror,  the woman and her family were terrified, however  had experienced similar horrifying ordeals in the past and stated she was prepared to take her dogs to the veterinarian for anti-venom serum if any of the dogs were bitten. The snakes are quite common in the area and pose a threat to humans if they bite and are not immediately treated with the anti-venom serums. King Cobras can grow to 18.8ft long; while a single bite can be fatal.

King Cobras tend to shy away from humans and eat other snakes, rodents and small animals. None of the dogs were reportedly harmed, and the snake was killed.

Thailand Snakes report King Cobras are found all over Thailand in large fields, on mountains and near homes, however they are not found often. They are tremendously strong and smart animals. It is strongly suggested humans give the snake a large space and do not poke at them with a stick. They are very fast moving. Even juvenile cobras can kill.

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Rat tied up with string and shamed for ‘stealing’ pieces of rice

A convenience store owner decided to shame a tiny rat caught “stealing” pieces of rice in Zhuhai, China. The rat was tied up with string by Lai Tiancai, owner of the store, who then hung a sign around its neck which read: (as if the rat were able to tell his own story)

“I won’t dare do this again,” and “Huh, is the the best you could do? Even if you beat me to death, I would not admit that the rice at your home has been stolen by me.”Rat tied up

The two photos of the rat tied up being shamed were posted on social media, and soon  went viral on Weibo, a Chinese micro-blogging platform, showing the rodent tied up to what seemed to be a trolley. According to the Daily Mail, the owner stated it “was just a rat and this was a small incident,” however most online reactions tended to pity the animal – labeling Tiancai’s action as animal cruelty and a “sick stunt”:

“Heartbreaking – Rats might not be as cute and cuddly as cats and dogs, but they feel pain and suffer all the same.”

“Every ordinary thing has life, why torture a rat? If you were a rat, would you find this cruel after you were killed? Stealing rice is part of a rat’s nature. It did it to survive.”rat tied up 3

More than 6,000 people responded to the photos; not finding them amusing and expressed their disgust at the cruel display. The person who uploaded the photos to Weibo, using the screen name ‘jiu lian shan she zhang‘, notified the Shenzhen Traffic Police asking for an investigation. In response, the police posted three smiling face emojis on their official account.

Isn’t every life valuable? No animal deserves to be tortured – bottom line!

(Photos of rat tied up via Weibo screenshots.)

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Large gator at Polk Nature Discovery Center captures media attention

In Polk County, Florida, an enormous gator has garnered thousands of views and more than 12,000 shares on social media  as he slowly crossed the path of shocked tourists. Of course, it’s not unusual for Florida residents to see alligators wandering freely along swamps, golf courses and occasionally tracking into residential neighborhoods, but just the size of this one has captured the attention of anyone ever doubting these  reptiles could grow to this enormous size.Giant gator

Polk’s Nature Discovery Center’s  purpose as part  of the Environmental Lands Program is to acquire, preserve, protect, manage, and restore endangered and environmentally sensitive lands, water resources and important wildlife habitat.  The area is used for outdoor recreational purposes provided that such uses will not disturb or degrade the environmental quality for which the site was acquired. Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is situated at Polk County’s Circle B Bar Reserve. The facilities at Circle B Bar Reserve were opened November 2008 and act as an information station for its visitors free of charge.

On the organization’s Facebook page, the gator referred to as Mr. Humpback was spotted on the Marsh Rabbit Run trail. Some of the reactions from the video viewers included:

Thomas G. LunsfordAt first , i thought this was photoshopped. That thing is ginormous!!
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Kim Joiner
Kim JoinerNo photoshop. He was the biggest gator I have seen out there. I have been going out there for years too.”
Then again, what if one wasn’t prepared for a sight like this. This is what another visitor had to say:
Jamie MurdochThat big boy crossed in front of me last spring!! My heart stopped in my chest for a moment because I wasn’t expecting it and was so close, but boy what an amazing experience that was!!!”
(Photos and video via Polk’s Nature Discovery Center, Kimberly Campbell Wyatt, Sean Buckley and Kim Joiner)

Just in case you doubt the gator’s existence, here’s the short video shot by visitor Kim Joiner:

Python adopts maternal love towards 4 orphaned puppies

In Vadodara, India, rescuers were shocked when they rescued four orphaned puppies that had fallen into a well cuddled up and sleeping next to a six-foot long rock python. The snake, which routinely preys on small animals as rodents, birds and frogs seemed to have bonded with the six-week old puppies rescuers explained.

According to the Times of India, animal activist Neha Patel arrived in the village on Saturday and were told the puppies were trapped in a 70-foot deep well. One of the volunteers climbed into the well using a rope to lower him down and spotted the rare sight.

“The puppies had slipped inside the wall from a narrow passage and were trapped inside for the last four days. The python, who was in the well, could have easily preyed on them, but it rather cozied up to the pups. It was an unusual behavior by the python,” stated Patel.

Fortunately the puppies were all pulled out, and later the snake was rescued. Rock pythons are not poisonous but can injure large animals and humans with their nasty bites. Needless to say, rescuers were amazed by the relationship – it was as if the reptile had been protecting the puppies.

(Photo of snake screenshot via Times of India.)

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Sheriff rescues cat pinned at top of closed garage door

In Donaldsonville, Louisiana, a sheriff’s deputy rescued a cat pinned with the top half of his body in a closed garage door. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office posted the photo of the cat named Bella to their Facebook page drawing gasps from readers and concerned citizens.cat-pinned-on-top-of-garage-door-2

Be not afraid however, because retired Deputy Mike Scott immediately responded to the situation.

“A cat had been stuck between a garage door of a residence and the wall. Never in all my years (34) was I prepared to encounter what I saw upon my arrival,” Deputy Scott posted on Facebook.

Fortunately Deputy Scott has a lot of help from neighbors and friends.

“The neighbors were very helpful as we cautiously removed the upper frame molding that allowed some space for us to remove the cat. With a joint effort with neighbors we were able to remove the cat alive.”

Not long after the amazing rescue, Bella’s owner returned home. He had been buying lumber to repair damage from the recent floods and suspected the cat had been asleep on the garage floor when he left. Miraculously Bella escaped unscathed. How many lives do you think Bella gave up for that situation?

Deputy Mike Scott worked 34 years for the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and retired as a captain over uniform patrol in 2011. After two years of retirement he returned as a part time officer.

“It’s a privilege to be on the streets with these much younger criminal justice professionals,” said Deputy Scott. “I like to be able to assist with taking calls like such so that the younger deputies can stay available for criminal complaints and investigations.”

We’re always glad to honor a few good men Deputy Scott. Thank you for your service.

Photos of cat pinned in garage dog courtesy of Facebook page Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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Game wardens shoot family’s pet deer in the head while they watched

In Ulysses, Kansas, three local game wardens entered the private home of the Mcgaughey family on December 19 and shot a pet deer in the head four times in front of her caretakers. To the family, the doe, dubbed Faline, was tame but free and had followed them home almost two years ago when she was less than a year-old.game-warden-killed-deer

According to the Wichita Eagle, wildlife authorities contend a socialized wild animal can harm people and spread disease to other animals. Mark Rankin, a law enforcement officer for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism stated his officers had acted appropriately and in the interest of public safety. The family, however doesn’t agree and are devastated by the loss of the pet deer and the heartless way she was killed.

“The deer was unlawfully possessed, and there is no permit available to hold a wild-caught deer as a pet in the state of Kansas,” said Rankin.

Faline wasn’t in any way a wild animal that had ever been kept against her will. According to Taryn Mcgaughey, the daughter of the family who fostered the deer, Faline had followed her mom, Kim, home to their six acre farm. Kim and Faline instantly bonded – no matter how strange that may have sounded, but the doe came and went at will, and Kim was assured by a local game warden that as long as the doe was not confined, all was legal and acceptable. As Kim and Faline became even more emotionally connected, Kim would knit collars on the doe so hunters wouldn’t kill her, and the gentle animal would often play with her young son.game-warden-killed-deer-2

“She was house trained. She would come into the house behind me, sleep on the floor while I watched TV,” Kim told the commission on Thursday at a public meeting in the city of Emporia.

And all was well until Faline went missing in December and the family posted on Facebook asking for help to find the doe. That afternoon the game wardens arrived at Kim Mcgaughey’s workplace  and issued her a ticket for keeping a wild animal. Immediately Kim called three zoos to help place the deer, but before anyone could respond the wardens came to her home, petted Faline on top of her head and repeatedly shot her dead.

Local wildlife organizations have questioned why Faline had to be killed; stating experiences like this can help raise wildlife awareness and the chances of the doe spreading disease were very low. Meanwhile, the family insisted Faline could have been relocated to a wildlife sanctuary, and the gentle deer who thought she was a dog and who would knock her head on the family’s home and bleat to come in, is dead after one of the ranger’s who shot her stated when Kim asked if he was going to shoot the doe in the head stated:

“Yeah, I am…. it’s the most humane way to shut her down – to solve the problem.”

Rest in peace Faline. Photos of pet deer courtesy of Taryn Mcgaughey.

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Baby camel running loose winds up to be a llama

A camel and a llama are both members of the  Camelidae family, but interestingly enough are very easy to tell apart. Camels have one of two humps on their backs. Such was the news from Oconee County Georgia Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday afternoon as reports began to fly in about a camel on the loose. Sheriff officers, convinced it had been a slow day as to President Elect Trump’s tweets and rising developments, perhaps there was more time for the media to scramble around for news? According to the organization’s Facebook page, the initial report of an errant camel began in the afternoon:oconee-county-georgia-sheriffs-office-2

“Around 4:00PM, dispatch notified me that someone had reported ‘a baby camel running loose in Epps Bridge Road. Our deputies are not trained in South American camelid identification, but they quickly determined that the animal in question was actually a llama.”

And within moments, the brave officers were able to corral the animal although a bag of carrots helped indeed. The llama’s owner was found, and soon the family arrived with a van to take him home.

“We do not know at this time whether it just wanted to go for a stroll or if it was concerned about the weather forecast this weekend and was attempting to buy bread and milk,” the sheriff’s office posted on Facebook, “but I asked and it refused to answer questions. Perhaps this is because I don’t speak Spanish nor any of the native Peruvian languages.”

Actually, Chief Deputy Lee Weems, it is never a slow day for animal rescue, cruelty or neglect, but it’s always a pleasure to find compassionate and kind officers dedicated to helping all citizens – whether human or animals. The rescue community sends you their best for being heroes to those who cannot speak.

(Photos of llama courtesy of  Oconee County Georgia Sheriff’s Office.)

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Dog gets hind leg stuck in airport escalator

In Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, sheriff officers and firemen came to the aid of a small dog who got its hind leg caught in an escalator on New Year’s Eve. The three-year-old dog was flying back to New York with his family when it walked onto the escalator, and its paw got caught.

According to Abc10News, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles stated the owners tried to free the small terrier, but the dog bit both of them. Sheriff deputies tried to free him, but didn’t have the right equipment to help, and called the fire department. The pup was not seriously hurt. The dog’s owners refused medical treatment.

And here’s one more reason to keep a dog safely in their airline approved carriers while in the airport. And how about another suggestion – take the stairs or the elevator? Use common sense and save your dog the pain the little pooch must have endured.

(Photo of dog gets hind leg stuck screenshot of AbcNews)

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South Korea airport shoots and kills passenger’s dog

In Seoul, South Korea, a passenger’s small dog was shot and killed by airport staff on Monday after the pooch escaped from his kennel while being boarded. The dog belonged to a Thai Airways passenger and ran onto the runway.thai-airways-dog-killed-dog-cover

According to the Bangkok Post, killing the dog was part of protocol since he could have endangered lives of aircraft and passengers. In a follow-up report about the tragic end for the little dog, an unnamed airport official stated:

“It seemed that airline workers didn’t properly close the dog’s cage, allowing it to escape just before being boarded. Our staff first ran after the dog trying to capture it, but they couldn’t. The dog had to be shot to prevent it from causing a serious safety accident.”

Thai Airways International has apologized to the dog’s owner. The incident involved one of three dogs that belonged to two passengers who had been boarding Flight TG657 from Seoul to Bangkok on Monday. The dogs had been in three separate cages, and they were reported to have been securely locked with yellow tape to ensure the kennels were not opened from the outside. It is unknown how the dog escaped.

The airport has three standard procedures used to deal with these emergencies. In the THAI statement:

“The first one was to try and catch the escaped pet with a net, the second is to shoot it with an air gun, and the last one is to shoot it with a real bullet.”

The owner of the dead dog  has been identified as Mukda Som. On her Facebook page, she said she is grieving the death of her dog, and the airline has offered her less than 10,000 baht ($278.) in compensation for the dog’s death. Rest in peace Lion.
(Photo of South Korea dog shot via Facebook page of Mukda Som)