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Edited by keithr128, 17 October 2007 - 02:43 AM.
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Edited by keithr128, 17 October 2007 - 02:43 AM.
Edited by keithr128, 17 October 2007 - 02:44 AM.
EAST LONDON (South Africa) — When a knife-wielding assailant has you by the shirt and is repeatedly stabbing your neck, your best hope for survival might come on four legs, as demonstrated by a heroic Border Collie named "Lassie".
Independent Online reports that Peta-Jayne Smith, of Gonubie, was ambushed by two would-be robbers in her home on Nov. 1. Ms. Smith says that her husband John was away on a fishing trip, and she was busy at the computer when the lights went out suddenly around midnight. She lit a candle and went to the kitchen to investigate, and that's when she saw a blade coming at her.1
Ms. Smith received a deep wound to the neck which narrowly missed her jugular vein. The assailant was about to stab her again when a flash of fur intervened.
"The intruder had me by the jersey and was coming at me with his knife when Lassie jumped between us, pushing him away and setting me free from his grip," says Ms. Smith.
"It appears as though the intruders were so taken aback by Lassie's actions that they fled the house immediately."
Ms. Smith ran to the neighbors for assistance and was taken to a hospital where she received 13 stitches to close her neck wound.
"It would be safe to say that Lassie saved me from further injury and possibly death," she says. "What more proof do you need to prove that man's best friend is his dog?"
Brentwood man confesses to setting dog on fire
Edited by MarkN, 25 July 2007 - 04:29 AM.
"Magnum, a loving and gentle albino Great Dane, was shot three times in his head, neck and shoulders and left to die in the woods outside of Prince George after his guardian found the hearing impaired dog too much trouble to keep. Miraculously the seriously-wounded dog survived and was spotted by a local resident who immediately called the SPCA. Magnum received more than 70 stitches to close his gaping wounds and lacerations and was treated for the severe dehydration he suffered as a result of his ordeal. The SPCA kept the injured dog safe and well cared-for in a loving foster home while searching for a Great Dane rescue group who could help find Magnum a permanent home. Luckily, they were able to locate a group that not only specialized in the breed, but which had a specific mission to find nurturing homes for deaf Great Danes. Arrangements were made for Magnum’s trip from Prince George to Oregon, where he is now happily living. "
Edited by `Power, 25 July 2007 - 07:47 AM.
....there is a difference between "wild dogs" and stray dogs (the same as the difference between stray cats and feral cats) i don't think there has ever been a government that suggest spaying and neutering WILD dogs...however there are a lot of groups wanting to spay and neuter STRAY DOGS....stray dogs are domesticated species of dogs that are no longer in someones home...wild dogs are of a species that has NEVER been domesticated....wild dogs were put where they are (give or take a few feet) by nature...the only reason stray dogs exist is because of PEOPLE....we domesticated a species then allowed people who can't take care of them try to own one...they can't handle it so they let them loose...these animals breeding is not a good thing....stray dogs transmit more disease and cause more vehicle accidents than wild dogs because even if they were born stray..they're still domesticated to not fear humans the same way wild dogs who have never been domesticated do..
You can't spay every dog and really its a little unfair certainly spaying pets is a good idea but you also want to have both a controlled breeding and wild breeding in dog populations otherwise they wont survive as a species and unless its in the public health interest i dont think you should go around spaying wild dogs.
dog and cat populations are controlled (or at least tried to)...as far as stray domestic animals are concerned...there are no other domesticated animals whose population NEEDS to be controlled...we eat cows as fast as their born...there isn't a huge boom in horse population....never heard of a stray ferret infestation....but you do see towns overrun with stray cats and dogs..therefore the need for control..
So a dog can produce allot of offspring, only as many as can survive in the environment will. I always found it interesting that while dog populations are controlled most other domesticated animal populations aren't
...confusing wild with stray again...a stray dog was once in someones home (or at least a rellative of that stray)...so it knows people....same with stray cats...but cats tend to loose their people skills faster than dogs
ive always found it strange especially in rural areas where their are large populations of wild cats including big cats, it seems dogs are penalised for being more friendly towards humans a dog, even a wild dog will come to a human a wild cat will rarely do so.
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