Monday, February 1, 2010

Treats on the Internets

Baltimore Co police documents portray dog groomer as a "nurse" to dogs used in alleged dogfighting ring

18 year old in NC charged with dogfighting, aspired to be the "next Michael Vick"

21 dogs seized in VA from man with previous cruelty convictions in and out of state

Owner of a dog who died at ASPCA veterinary hospital files suit after allegations the Vet kicked the dog

AVMA threatens Veterinary Information Network News Service with legal action over investigation

VA businesswoman produces raw food products for pets with ingredients from local farms

Lovely piece in the NY Times about two dogs who lived in an apartment building on the Upper West Side


Heather Houlahan said...

It looks to me like the groomer/vet tech is being sweated to give evidence against her drug-dealer boyfriend.

What better way to put the pressure on than accuse her of dogfighting?

If she'd previously had three pibbles, and her boyfriend moved in with three more, I can easily see a problem arising with the dogs fighting. I'd be surprised if they didn't.

I have skin staplers here, too.

Vaccines are not dog fighting paraphernalia.

Susan said...

The AVMA story surprises me not at all. The human medical community is even MORE clandestine regarding their accreditation and peer review process - in fact, it is protected by law. This makes it a two edged sword - you may never know the actual history of your doctor's performance, and you cannot use it at a trial, and a doctor can be railroaded out of his job and have no recourse to his good history to back up his version of events. No other profession gets these protections; why should doctors and vets have it?

Social Mange said...

Thanks for the heads-up about the Vick emulator. More fodder for the cannon aimed at the Ed Block Foundation

Heather Houlahan said...

I nailed it on that groomer -- it was a frame-up:,0,2521578.story

Heather Houlahan said...

Comment not posting?

I nailed it:,0,2521578.story

YesBiscuit! said...

Thanks for the link. I love the "ok maybe they weren't used in fighting but they were used to protect nickel bags by playing rough!"

Anonymous said...

It really cracks me up. She worked at a vets,she worked at a day care; even her SoBo dog daycare employer is nonplussed about the presence of drugs. He has not commented on whether or not the "dog fighting paraphernalia"she is alleged as having in her possession are in fact from his place.