Black Cop Who Dumped His Emaciated Dog in Trash Arrested


Blacks seem to commit animal abuse at a much higher rate than the general population. It’s another form of cultural enrichment that diversity brings to your town and mine.

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A police officer who allegedly dumped his emaciated dog in a trash bag in a Philadelphia park has been arrested.

Michael Long, an 11-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, is accused of leaving the pit bull for dead in Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Valley Park last November. Long, 33, surrendered to police on Thursday.

A dog walker alerted the SPCA after seeing the pup’s nose sticking out from a trash bag. Photos taken shortly after she was found show her cowering on the ground, with her rib bones visible through her fur.

The SPCA took in the 3-year-old dog, who has been renamed Cranberry.

They learned she had a microchip, which they say led them to Long.

Following months of treatment, Cranberry was adopted, the SPCA told

“Cranberry is doing wonderfully now,” spokesperson Gillian Kocher said. “She is in her new forever home, has recovered completely physically and has the same sweet and loving personality that she has always had.”

She was adopted by a man who followed her story on the news, Kocher said.

“He was so touched by her story that he came in to make a donation and met her,” she said. “He returned twice while she was recovering, and when she was ready to go home, he made it official.”

Following the investigation by the SPCA, Long surrendered himself to the Philadelphia Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit on Thursday.

He is charged with two misdemeanors for animal cruelty, one misdemeanor for possession of an instrument of crime, and a summary charge of animal cruelty, police said.

“He has not acknowledged any wrong doing in this case as of this time,” Kocher said.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross has suspended Long for 30 days with the intent to dismiss at the end of the 30 days, police said in a statement. He was assigned to the 18th District.

This story was posted on the web about a month ago. Long should be gone soon.

Paladin Pays Tribute to a Friend Who Died Monday


Dog Lady’s menagerie is down by two, after her “roof cat” and one of her rescue dogs died on Monday.

Two or three years ago, Dog Lady took in an old, battered and scarred pit bull. She named him Kelsey.

We don’t know anything about his history other than that he was homeless when she took him in. Some of her rescues can be adopted out, but as old, toothless, and scarred as Kelsey was, there was no chance of that. The thought ran through my mind that the local Mexicans had him and used him for pit bull fighting in his youth. There’s a lot of that and cock fighting among the Mexican population.

He was also bowlegged, perhaps indicating that as a pup he was starved. Kelse was a nice fellow, but he didn’t react well if there were other dogs around his food.

I could see him going downhill the last month, as he was less interested in the treats I brought. He would still take bites of hot dog though. But he struggled the last few weeks to get up from the ground and amble over to the fence where he was penned up. I would push bites of food through the fence mesh to him. Even when he didn’t want any food, he would still come greet me at the fence. He enjoyed my company and I enjoyed greeting him.

I will miss my canine friend.

Dog Lady also lost her orange cat that stayed on the roof of her house because he was afraid of the dogs. He may have been poisoned by the people at the thrift shop next door. He had wandered around on their turf for years because of his fear of dogs and everybody there loved him. Then new, anti-cat management took over. Dog Lady had a big blowout with them when they threatened to have animal control confiscate him.

Dogs and cats enrich our lives more than most things. Kelsey and Nino will be mourned and missed.

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Heartbreaking! Girlfriend of Slain White Cop Believes He was Going to Propose


Nick Smarr, pictured, and his friend and partner Jody Smith, were both gunned down by an angry, out-of-control Negro on Friday.


The heartbroken girlfriend of a slain cop, who was killed along with another officer in a Georgia shootout, reveals that her boyfriend was possibly going to propose, according to reports.

Officers Nick Smarr, 25, and Jody, 26, who had been friends since childhood, were both shot and killed by 32-year-old Minquell Kennedy Lembrick on Wednesday morning when they responded to a domestic disturbance call.

Smarr’s long-time girlfriend, Rachel Harrod, 21, told that the two had planned to make a trip to Disney World on Sunday where she thought she would have the moment of her dreams.

“I had a feeling about it,” she told the paper. “I’d always dreamed of getting a ring at Disney World.”

Sadly, she won’t be able to have her moment.

“We didn’t quite make it,” she said.

Earlier this year, Harrod’s younger brother was killed in an auto accident, according to reports, and Smarr helped her in those hard times.

‘I never met anyone who loved so much,’ she said, ‘and loved so hard,’ Harrod told AJC.

Smarr died at the scene while fellow officer and best friend Jody Smith was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition and later died.

Smarr’s funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Georgia Southwestern State University Storm Dome.

Cop killer Lembrick later killed himself.

Feds Murder Beautiful Coyote Family Living Near La Guardia in NYC

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H/T to commenter D who created the images for this post.

New York City has room for almost one million foreign born on welfare but no room for 10 harmless coyotes. The government lied when it said that it would be impossible to rehome the critters.

New York Daily News

A family of coyotes living near LaGuardia Airport were captured and euthanized, officials said Tuesday.

Workers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture had been staking out the critters for several days in the area around the airport. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said the coyotes posed a hazard to their workers and local residents.

“Last night, five coyotes were located and euthanized to help keep airport travelers, workers and nearby residents safe after the coyotes became acclimated to humans, increasing the possibility of an attack,” the agency said in a statement on Tuesday. “The actions were in accordance with the law for handling such situations.”

The news was heartbreaking for Frank Vincenti of the Wild Dog Foundation, who had been tracking the family since they first appeared this summer.

At one point he counted as many as eight pups and three adults.

“I heard the father howling and barking last night,” said Vincenti. “I saw one pup running through the Rikers Island parking lot (on Hazen Street) with his tail between his legs.”

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Vincenti had been trying to humanely discourage the coyotes from coming near people. But workers at the parking lot and nearby cemeteries had been feeding the naturally shy animals.

“I thought I could make a difference,” he said.

The appearance of the coyotes had sharply divided many people in the animal rescue community.

Rescuers tending to a feral cat colony at the nearby Bowery Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant in Astoria were recently barred from bringing food because officials thought it would attract the coyotes. They claimed the cats were starving.

But others, who said the cats appeared to be able to come and go from the plant property, said the coyotes should have been left alone or humanely trapped and moved to a sanctuary.

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Last week, philanthropist Jean Shafiroff offered to fund the relocation of the coyotes but the state Department of Environmental Conservation said the animals could not be trapped and released.

“When animals like coyotes become habituated to humans, relocation is not feasible as the animals will continue to cause problems once relocated,” the DEC said in a statement.

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The debate over coyotes comes as they have been spotted more frequently around the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan. While the city recently launched a new public awareness campaign urging New Yorkers to learn to live with urban wildlife and keep their distance — there is no current policy for dealing with coyotes.

D’s website is in the blogroll as Vegetarian Gammy. Her Twitter is here.

K9 Officer Lina Dead After Being Left in Hot Car in Arkansas


Criminal charges must be brought against the handler in this case. Otherwise, the negligent homicide of police dogs by human police officers will continue.


MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) – A K-9 officer with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office is dead after being left unattended in a hot car, according to Sheriff Phillip Morgan.

The K-9’s name is Lina and she was about three years old, Morgan said.

Lina was acquired from donations from businesses and citizens of the county, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office website.

She came from K-9 Working Dogs International, LLC and is a Belgian Malinos. Lina was trained to track and detect narcotics.

Lina died Friday (Sept. 9), according to Sheriff Morgan.

The website states a Deputy Cornelison was trained to handle Lina. It has not been said who left Lina inside the hot car.

The incident is under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to the arrest of the negligent officer, new procedures to protect the lives of brave K9 officers must be instituted. Car alarms, ventilation, whatever it takes to save canine lives must be purchased. How the hell can anybody forget a big dog in a car anyway!

The death toll this summer has been high. Even one is one too many.

Officer Lina deserves a full police funeral and proper burial, along with inclusion on the nationwide list of fallen officers.

K9 Officer Mojo Dies from Heat Exhaustion in Texas

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K9 Officer Mojo died in a hospital after falling ill while doing what he loved best–chasing down a bad guy.

The dog’s death cannot be blamed on the police. I’ve been pretty badly overcome by heat exhaustion myself when working in the hot Texas sun. It can get you quickly.


ARLINGTON — Police in Arlington say a K9 who became overcome by heat while assisting officers during a search for an aggravated assault suspect has died.

Mojo the Belgian Malinois did not give up until his body gave in.

Early in the afternoon Tuesday, police asked the public to pray for Mojo, who became ill during a search for 17-year-old Deon Arnold Jr., a suspect in a shooting incident that took place on June 12. The suspect was later apprehended.

Police tweeted out video as officers rushed to transport Mojo to an emergency animal clinic.

Police say the suspect led authorities on a vehicle chase and then bailed from his car and into a wooded area in the 7100 block of Chambers Creek Lane. At about 10 a.m., the K9 unit was called in to assist officers in their foot search.

At about 11:15 a.m., Mojo’s handler requested water and transportation to an animal hospital when the dog became visibly overheated. Arlington officers rushed Mojo first to his usual vet, who was nearby, and then to an emergency clinic in Mansfield by squad car. His handler, Officer Vinnie Ramsour stayed by his side.

Authorities say Mojo was pronounced dead at about 2:30 p.m.

“I know the handler personally,” said Lt. Chris Cook, a spokesman with Arlington police. “He loves that dog, as does the whole police community here.”

Mojo and came to Arlington from Holland in the Netherlands. He’s been with the Arlington Police Department since June of 2010.

“K9 Mojo has served the community many years,” Cook said. “A lot of successful apprehensions.”

A funeral befitting a hero should be given to Mojo, followed by inscribing his name on any police memorials in the area.

Five fallen officers from the nearby Dallas police department will be waiting at the Rainbow Bridge to greet Mojo.

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This article at Dogtime describes the symptoms of dog heat stroke and how to prevent and/or treat it.

Stay safe, our canine friends.

Sad News: British Cat Who Consoled Mourners at Cemetary for 20 Years Has Died

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A cat who helped people through their most difficult moments has been laid to rest at the graveyard he made his home.

Ginger moggy Barney lived at St Sampson’s Parish cemetery in Guernsey for at least 20 years, and was a ‘great comfort to many’.

His family used to live nearby, but when they moved away he decided to come back to his old territory, where he was looked after by parish staff.

He was a familiar sight for people attending funerals or coming in to lay flowers for their loved ones, and his passing yesterday has touched many who remember him.

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The church plans to erect a plaque and bench in his memory.

RIP, Barney. Yours was a life well lived.