Florida woman’s Facebook photo of dog with mouth taped closed sparks outcry

On Friday, Katie Brown of South Daytona, Florida, posted a photo of her chocolate Labrador retriever to which wouldn’t have been notable but for the fact that she had apparently duct-taped its mouth shut.

“This is what happens when you dont shut up!!!” she wrote in a caption.

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In no time at all, the shocking image had gone nuclearas instances of cruelty toward animals often do onlineand as of Saturday afternoon the post was closing in on 200,000 shares. Brown’s own friends appeared to rebuke her for evident abuse, but she neither deleted the photo nor admitted doing anything wrong. “I cant lie i did it for sixty seconds. It was time out and no more barking,” she wrote at one point, later taunting her critics with comments like “You low class.. Me high class” and “This is why i say you have something to say do it direct.”

A separate post was more defensive: “Dont panic everyone it was only for a minute but hasnt barked since… POINT MADE!!!” Brown wrote. Her most recent post sounded more threatening: “I dont know what asshole did thr bullshit of posting my truck on line…. When i figure it out you are done!!!!” it declared. (Brown’s Facebook profile is completely public.)

The South Daytona Police Department told the Daily Mailthat they had received calls about Brown’s post from all over the United States and, indeed, from around the globe. They have so far been unable to locate her for questioning “at the addresses they have listed for her.”

It seems Brown isn’t always so brutal with her pets, however.

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What could have set her off? Was this the first time she did something so extreme to her dog? For now, we just don’t know. Meanwhile, the Internets fury burns on.

Update 9:00pm CT, Nov. 28: Adding grist to the outrage mill is the fact that Facebook has seemingly dismissed complaints about the image. Here’s a screenshot of their auto-response to those who flagged the photo for deletion, courtesy of a reader:

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Update 9:38am CT, Nov. 29: Another reader points out that Brown had previously shared a duct tape meme that seemed to predict her later actions:

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Update 7:49am CT, Dec. 1: Katharine F. Lemansky, 45, was charged on Monday in Cary, North Carolina with the class 1 misdemeanor of animal cruelty. Lemansky, who posted under the Facebook page “Katie Brown,” was staying in Cary when the incident took place.

In a press release, police said they did not remove any dogs from Lemansky because an “animal control officer found the dogs to be very well cared for. It continued:

“The dogs are current on their shots, spayed, and microchipped. They are clean and well-nourished and appear to be comfortable in their surroundings. And there were no signs of injury to Browns muzzle, not even detectable hair loss.”

Photos via Katie Brown/Facebook

Source: http://www.dailydot.com/

Drop everything and watch this puppy being sworn in as a K-9 detective

Just a very good pupper doing a swearing in.
Image: Courtesy of the West York Borough Police Department

Puppies are incredibly high on the cuteness scalelike, well over 10/10, as fans of Dog Rates will be quick to remind you. A puppy being sworn into public service? That’s off the charts, verging onto Internet Hall of Fame levels of wonderful.

A Very Good induction ceremony was caught on camera earlier this month, showing a determined bloodhound pup entering the world of public service.

Detective Prince will serve as a K-9 officer tasked with locating missing persons for the West York Police Department in Pennsylvania. He’s just 13 weeks old, though, so he has some training to do before he starts working a beatmaking sure he’s housebroken, probably a good place to start.

Along with his oath of pawfice office, Prince “signed” some very official documents to join the force.

The pup comes to the department after being donated by The Jimmy Ryce Center, according to local affiliate WBALTV11. The organization provides AKC bloodhounds to police departments across the country for search and rescue, particularly for programs focused on finding abducted children.

Prince has an official Facebook page because duh, so you’ll be able to keep up with his adventures keeping the streets safe and finding lost kids but for now JUST LOOK AT THOSE EARS.

Detective Prince’s induction ceremony reminds us of a more somber moment in K-9 law enforcement history: one of the best memes on the internet, Dog Swearing.

May the justice system have mercy on Greg’s soul.

Prince doesn’t bring that determination and intensity quite yethe looks like he’d more likely snuggle a perp into submissionbut by the time he’s completed eight months of doggy police academy training and grows into his ears, the pup should be ready for a long, productive life on the force.

WATCH: Why get a puppy when you can have a snuggly lizard instead?

Source: http://mashable.com/

Drop everything and watch this puppy being sworn in as a K-9 detective

Just a very good pupper doing a swearing in.
Image: Courtesy of the West York Borough Police Department

Puppies are incredibly high on the cuteness scalelike, well over 10/10, as fans of Dog Rates will be quick to remind you. A puppy being sworn into public service? That’s off the charts, verging onto Internet Hall of Fame levels of wonderful.

A Very Good induction ceremony was caught on camera earlier this month, showing a determined bloodhound pup entering the world of public service.

Detective Prince will serve as a K-9 officer tasked with locating missing persons for the West York Police Department in Pennsylvania. He’s just 13 weeks old, though, so he has some training to do before he starts working a beatmaking sure he’s housebroken, probably a good place to start.

Along with his oath of pawfice office, Prince “signed” some very official documents to join the force.

The pup comes to the department after being donated by The Jimmy Ryce Center, according to local affiliate WBALTV11. The organization provides AKC bloodhounds to police departments across the country for search and rescue, particularly for programs focused on finding abducted children.

Prince has an official Facebook page because duh, so you’ll be able to keep up with his adventures keeping the streets safe and finding lost kids but for now JUST LOOK AT THOSE EARS.

Detective Prince’s induction ceremony reminds us of a more somber moment in K-9 law enforcement history: one of the best memes on the internet, Dog Swearing.

May the justice system have mercy on Greg’s soul.

Prince doesn’t bring that determination and intensity quite yethe looks like he’d more likely snuggle a perp into submissionbut by the time he’s completed eight months of doggy police academy training and grows into his ears, the pup should be ready for a long, productive life on the force.

WATCH: Why get a puppy when you can have a snuggly lizard instead?

Source: http://mashable.com/

Policeman Shoots And Kills Beloved Pet Dog After She Ran Up To Greet Him

A mother and daughter were left mourning when a Police Officer shot their dog dead when she ran up to greet him.

The Officer knocked onto the owner’s house to tell them that their car door was open when their 40-pound bull terrier, Duchess, ran up to greet him. That’s when he shot her three times.

Gillian Palacios and her daughter were visibly distraught in the security footage and photos taken afterwards.

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The footage backs up the mother’s claim that thedog wasn’t being aggressive and wasn’t barking at the time. The family go on to say that they were in no trouble with the police and are clueless as to why their dog was shot for running into their garden.

The police officer has not been identified but has been places on administrative leave.

He claimed the dog was charging after him when he shot her. Afterwards, he told the family Animal Services would come around to pick up the dog.

A Florida City police spokesman, Officer Ken Armenteros said:

“We dont have the luxury of hindsight. We have to use the information that is given to us in a split second.

So, the officer has to make that decision with the information that he has available.”

We wishGillian and her daughter our sincerest condolences.

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Watch: Alaska Cops Chase Bear for 2 Hours

Police chased down a black bear as it roamed the streets of Anchorage, Alaska.”>

In what may be the most amazing video ever posted by a police department, cops spent two hours last week driving after a young black bear as it ran through the streets of Anchorage, Alaska.

Sometimes it can be extremely difficult to catch an eluding suspect, the Anchorage Police Department wrote in a Facebook post that, awesomely, included an edited dash cam video of the chase.

The department said no person or creature was injured during the pursuit, which lasted from 6 to 8 p.m. last Thursday, and wildlife officials have relocated the fugitive bear.

The video, meanwhile, has been viewed over a million times.

Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/21/watch-alaska-cops-chase-bear-for-2-hours.html

Police cat who loves naps is the cutest rookie in the Australian force

Troop cat Ed modelling a uniform made for him by a policing volunteer.
Image: NSW POLICE FORCE/FACEBOOK

Police dogs are known for their speed, agility, and efficiency, but there are some jobs that a canine can’t do, which is why a cat called Ed is the latest recruit keeping critter based crime in check.

The New South Wales arm of the Australian Police Force had a pest problem in the stables that cosily house their horse troops. That’s how a cat, internationally renowned for their disdain for human interaction and utter annoyance at being disturbed mid sleep, came to be the first feline recruit to law enforcement it is no surprise that the police force in the Australian state of New South Wales decided to induct a felon-hating feline into the force.

The cop cat who goes by theEd leads the charge of maintaing a vermin free stable for the horses of Sydneys Mounted Police.

Speaking with ABC Radio 702 Sergeant Kylie Riddel said Ed was called in for duty after he was adopted by a friend of an officer, to keep the rodent population in check at the troop horse stables.

The characterful cat has got a pretty good deal, with Riddell telling 702 “He (Ed) struts through, past all the constables while they’re being given their daily duties. After that he patrols the stables while the grooms are mucking out. And usually after that, it’s nap time.” Riddell told the radio program.

Troop cat Ed is testament to the fact that even the smallest and constantly tired can make a difference in the community.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/09/15/police-cat-nsw/

Her Dog Gave Birth To Puppies, But It’s What She Named Them That Makes Them Special

Tracey McMenamy is more than a dog lover. She is a foster parent for the rescue organization Operation Paws for Homes and the wife of a police officer who has been on the force for 12 years.

McMenamy says that dogs give her comfort. Her husband’s profession is a source of pride but also fear. This year already, 16 cops have been killed while on the job. That’s a worrying number.

Wanting to pay tribute to those fallen officers, when her rescue dog gave birth to a large litter, McMenamy named the puppies after the heroic men and women.

What a thoughtful way to show respect. I’m sure it’s a real comfort for those families who lost their loved ones and a wonderful way to find homes for all these adorable puppies.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/puppy-names/

Officers Save Puppy Who Was Trapped In A Drain

Puppies have a knack for getting themselves into lots of trouble.They have a natural desire to seek out adventure, and their tiny bodies and boundless energy often get them into some interesting situations.

This was exactly the case for an adorable little puppy found in St. Lucie, Florida. Deputies from the St. Lucie County Sherriff’s Officewere serving civil process paperwork to a home in Fort Pierce when they heard something strange.

The officers could hear a little whimpering noise. It sounded like an animal, but upon first glance they couldn’t see anything.

Concerned, they began to assess the neighboring property, and the whimpering grew louder. That’s when they came across a little puppy. He had managed to get himself trapped in a collapsed septic drain and he was drowning.

The officers worked quickly to free the helpless pup.

Scroll down to find out what happened to the sweet little dog the officers found, and let us know what you think of this story in the comments!

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After following the sound of little whimpers, several officers found this sweet puppy trapped in a collapsed drain, soaking wet.

Quickly, they removed the little guy from the water.

Officer James Gettings was on the scene when they found the puppy.

Both Gettings and the dog would soon find out their meeting was much more than chance.

The officers got the puppy all cleaned up, after several baths, and began to search for his family.

Despite their efforts, no one came forward to claim him.

Instead of taking him to a shelter, Gettings took his new friend home.

Officer Gettings decided on the name Puddle quite appropriate if you ask us!

It didn’t take long for Puddle to get comfortable in his new forever home, and it certainly didn’t take him long to get into some more mischief.

It seemslike he’s already acquainted himself with Gettings’ home and shoes!

Puddle is one lucky pup and it’s good to know his new human will be there to get him out of any more future shenanigans.

Let us know what you think of Puddle’s sweet story in the comments, and don’t forget toSHARE with anyone who’s ever rescued an animal!

Read more: http://www.littlethings.com/officers-save-trapped-puppy/