Petside Digest: Heroic Pit Bull, Odd Use of Vet Equipment Earmark Animal News This WeekPublished May 11, 2012
The Petside Digest is dedicated to bringing you the latest in animal news week in and week out. This week, a heroic pit bull and an odd use of veterinary equipment earmark animal news!
Pit Bull Saves Owner's Life: Petside
We'll start this week's Petside Digest off with the news item of the week. In what should adjust people's perceptions of the breed, a pit bull has taken heroic actions to save her owner's life as she lay unconscious on a set of train tracks. Unbelievably, the dog took it upon herself to stand between an oncoming freight train and her owner, and took the brunt of the train hit rather than allowing her owner to take it.
The pit's heroic actions come after Maryland deemed the breed to be inherently dangerous. Yet, this pit bulls actions would suggest that the breed is anything but dangerous. Weigh in on that debate, and read the details of this remarkable dog's heroic story here!
Teacher Uses Dog Cones to Shame Students, May Lose Job: Fox News
Well, here's an odd one, and we'd be lying if we said we'd heard of anything like this before. Apparently, a science teacher in Florida has been using dog "cone" collars to jokingly shame her students when they commit minor classroom infractions. The cone collars, also known as the "cone of shame", are used to prevent dogs from chewing at certain areas after certain veterinary procedures. The teacher thought she could use them to jokingly shame her students, and the students found it funny. The school board, however, did not, and she may lose her job for her actions. Read the full story at Fox News.
Fat Cat Meow Passes Away: Petside
Also making headlines this week was our heavy feline friend Meow, who passed away late last Saturday. Meow first made media waves a few weeks back after he tipped the scales at a whopping 40 pounds. His morbid obesity, though, ultimately cost him his life. Many Meow tributes have been spotted cropping up across the Internet. RIP Meow...you will be missed.
7 Things My Cat Taught Me About Life: Huffington Post
In a story over on the Huffington Post, animal TV personality and recent author Jackson Galaxy shares 7 things his cat has taught him about life. We suggest you check it out. Maybe your felines have taught you some of the same things!
Adoptable Pet of the Week: Briana
Our Adoptable Pet of the Week is Briana, an adorable pit bull terrier mix hailing from New York City. She is already neutered and up-to-date on all of her routine shots. If you can, give breedism a swift kick in the behind and give this girl a chance at a forever-loving home!