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(Kens 5 San Antonio)   Man saves lost little dog running in traffic in roadway. He can't find an owner, but he finds the dog a new home. His karmic reward: a) a spot in heaven. b) a letter of commendation. c) an arrest, a jailing, and a firing   (kens5.com) divider line 170
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2012-11-28 08:39:41 PM
No good deed goes unpunished
 
2012-11-28 08:39:47 PM
What a load of crap... Seriously... An arrest should never have been made in this. If anything it should have been a civil matter,,
 
2012-11-28 08:40:21 PM
So shines a good deed in a weary world.
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2012-11-28 08:41:26 PM
Prime candidate for jury nullification.
 
2012-11-28 08:41:33 PM
So dropping the dog off at the pound was out of the question?
 
2012-11-28 08:42:33 PM
Bullshiat situation resulting from the cops not using any common sense. I usually defend them, but this is crap. If they thought he did something wrong they could have ticked him to force the issue into a court room--not arrested him.

If he lost his job, why not set up a FARKUS donation thingie for him?
 
2012-11-28 08:44:38 PM
If you see a pet running around, chances are it belongs to somebody. Unless it looks like it hasn't eaten in days I'd let it go, it'll most likely find its way home. Still, for this guy to be arrested is a little ridiculous.
 
2012-11-28 08:44:51 PM
A few months ago? If the guy made an honest attempt at finding the owners and then gave the dog a home, isn't there a statute of limitations? What is it for a lost wallet with money inside and no ID, 30 days? 90?

And he gets arrested for this?
 
2012-11-28 08:45:36 PM

JasonOfOrillia: So dropping the dog off at the pound was out of the question?


The shelters near me charge you to drop off an animal even if you don't own it. I would have done the same thing as this guy. The court should turn this around and charge the owner with neglect or leash laws for going after this guy. It was their fault the dog was playing in traffic to begin with, and wasting the courts time with this kind of BS should be punished.
 
2012-11-28 08:46:12 PM
Welcome to F**king Texa$$.
 
2012-11-28 08:47:00 PM
Crazy, irrate, lazy dog owner 1, hardworking, well meaning single father 0. This is how it looks when the system works properly.
 
2012-11-28 08:48:05 PM

octopied: No good deed goes unpunished


Came here to mention that.
 
2012-11-28 08:48:54 PM
Yeah, this happened to some relatives of mine. They live in the country and let their dogs run in the yard, and one day one of the dogs went missing. Fast forward to 2 weeks later when they see the dog chained up in some migrant worker camp. Apparently some migrant workers had passed their house and saw the dog "running in the road" and decided it was up for grabs.

Long story short, people steal dogs, especially expensive dogs like the one in the article. The guy should have been arrested. Stealing dogs is a crime.
 
2012-11-28 08:50:23 PM
The neighbor who suggested that the dog be allowed to continue running on the streets needs to be horse whipped. The owner of the dog needs to be shot, the cop fired and the man who saved the dog should get a reward.

I did not realize that Texas was full of so many douche bags. Oh sure, they are Republitards, but this is beyond their usual stupidity.
 
2012-11-28 08:50:31 PM
How is this not animal neglect on the owner?

This is why I never help strangers. Obviously lost stuff: won't try to find the owner, won't even touch it. Injured person: you're on your own. Lost crying kid: won't even look at 'em twice. Life is hard enough without getting effed up for trying to help people who are pissed off that they screwed up and want to take it out on me.
 
2012-11-28 08:50:31 PM
If this is how it went down, then the cop who arrested him should be fired.

Take the complaint, get the guy's info and pass it to the DA.
 
2012-11-28 08:50:41 PM
He wasn't fired, he lost a locksmith license. Totes different.Tradegy though.
 
2012-11-28 08:52:05 PM
Well this makes the whole dog-burger fast-food industry look bad. People in America will never acclimate to eating tasty, tasty dog meat in convenient drive-thru burgers as long as stories like this are propagated in the media.
 
2012-11-28 08:52:45 PM
Should have taken it to a shelter or vet to get scanned for a chip. Probably wouldn't have been a problem finding the owner if it was chipped.
 
2012-11-28 08:53:12 PM

doglover: He wasn't fired, he lost a locksmith license. Totes different.


Worse, actually. Now it's not just that he has to find a new employer, but he cannot practice his vocation with anyone.

This is such utter horseshiat.
 
2012-11-28 08:53:28 PM
As someone who just found a lost kitty on Monday and is still looking for the owner, I'm getting a kick...

Microchip your animals. It's cheap and can save their life and get them back home. The $50 is chump change when you're holding an empty leash.
 
2012-11-28 08:54:15 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Long story short, people steal dogs, especially expensive dogs like the one in the article. The guy should have been arrested. Stealing dogs is a crime.


Sometimes it's just lunch

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2012-11-28 08:54:40 PM
This is farked up. I hope he wins the case and gets acquitted. Once he has, he should sue his accuser for damages and indiscriminate lawsuit.
 
2012-11-28 08:55:21 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Yeah, this happened to some relatives of mine. They live in the country and let their dogs run in the yard, and one day one of the dogs went missing. Fast forward to 2 weeks later when they see the dog chained up in some migrant worker camp. Apparently some migrant workers had passed their house and saw the dog "running in the road" and decided it was up for grabs.

Long story short, people steal dogs, especially expensive dogs like the one in the article. The guy should have been arrested. Stealing dogs is a crime.


Dog owners who willfully disregard laws regarding leashes, collars, rabies tags, etc. should expect to be farked over and receive no protection from the law in any matter regarding the fate of the dog.
 
2012-11-28 08:55:24 PM
If there were no tags and they can't find the dog now, how can they prove the crime? It could have been any dog of similar breed. A hallucination. Guy needs a good lawyer.

Habeas canis motherfarkers.
 
2012-11-28 08:56:06 PM

octopied: No good deed goes unpunished


Came here to say that.
 
2012-11-28 08:56:41 PM
No leash? No tags? He did the right thing. I believe the guy. Otherwise he wouldn't have left his contact info for the owner to find him. Admittedly, he should have found a shelter or something to take the dog though.

FTA: Neighbors of the dog's owner said Hernandez should never have taken the dog in the first place - even if it didn't have a collar.

What the hell kind of neighbors does this guy have? Wouldn't a dog catcher do the same thing?

Farking people. In my neighborhood people let their dogs off leash (in NYC of all places) all the time. I always try to check if the dog needs help and lo and behold the owner is a block or 2 away just walking without a care. I've had an owner or 2 yell at me for trying to see if the dog had tags. Farking ridiculous.
 
2012-11-28 08:56:44 PM

Nem Wan:

Dog owners who willfully disregard laws regarding leashes, collars, rabies tags, etc. should expect to be farked over and receive no protection from the law in any matter regarding the fate of the dog.


Agreed. Of course, that's not what happened in this case so... I'm a little confused as to why you'd make that point.
 
2012-11-28 08:57:07 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The guy should have been arrested. Stealing dogs is a crime.


Sounds like you know a couple of irresponsible pet owners. Could they not have sprung the $14 for a collar? Or maybe not let their animals run wild? I've lived in the country, too. Letting your dogs run amok out there is still a bad idea.
 
2012-11-28 08:57:11 PM

JasonOfOrillia: So dropping the dog off at the pound was out of the question?


They kill dogs at the pound.
 
2012-11-28 08:57:33 PM

balisane: As someone who just found a lost kitty on Monday and is still looking for the owner, I'm getting a kick...

Microchip your animals. It's cheap and can save their life and get them back home. The $50 is chump change when you're holding an empty leash.


I can get a new dog at the pound for $25.
 
2012-11-28 08:58:06 PM

Mentalpatient87: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The guy should have been arrested. Stealing dogs is a crime.

Sounds like you know a couple of irresponsible pet owners. Could they not have sprung the $14 for a collar? Or maybe not let their animals run wild? I've lived in the country, too. Letting your dogs run amok out there is still a bad idea.


The dogs were running around in the yard. Letting your dog run around in your yard doesn't seem irresponsible to me.
 
2012-11-28 08:58:34 PM
On the one hand:
"It was cute. It was running in the middle of the road," recalls Hernandez. "He didn't have tags; didn't have a collar."

So any reasonable person would have no reason to believe that the dog belonged to anyone.

But on the other hand:
"I just explained to her that I didn't have it. I didn't know where it was, and I apologized," said Hernandez.

What do you mean, "didn't know where it was?" You don't remember who you gave it to? There something missing in this story.
 
2012-11-28 08:58:52 PM
Odds that the dog's owner's name doesn't end in a z or a vowel? I'm thinking fairly high. Farkin' TeKKKsas.

If your dog is running around in traffic, anyone who picks it up isn't a thief; they're a humanitarian. My wife did that a few months ago, the dog had tags, we traced the owner and returned him to his home. Any dog that's outside should have a colllar, tags, and a microchip.
 
2012-11-28 09:00:10 PM

NutWrench: On the one hand:
"It was cute. It was running in the middle of the road," recalls Hernandez. "He didn't have tags; didn't have a collar."

So any reasonable person would have no reason to believe that the dog belonged to anyone.

But on the other hand:
"I just explained to her that I didn't have it. I didn't know where it was, and I apologized," said Hernandez.

What do you mean, "didn't know where it was?" You don't remember who you gave it to? There something missing in this story.


Ad in CL, free dog to good home. Somebody shows up.
 
2012-11-28 09:00:15 PM

NutWrench:

What do you mean, "didn't know where it was?" You don't remember who you gave it to? There something missing in this story.


The locksmith stole a dachsund and then sold it. That's what missing. People are too gullible.
 
2012-11-28 09:00:29 PM

Lollipop165: No leash? No tags? He did the right thing. I believe the guy. Otherwise he wouldn't have left his contact info for the owner to find him. Admittedly, he should have found a shelter or something to take the dog though.



Shelters are death warrants for stray dogs. In big cities, they often don't live 24 hours before they're euthanized.
 
2012-11-28 09:01:02 PM
Sounds like the opposite of that Portland story: Link

Out at my family's cabin in the mountains, stray dogs are very common and that county has the highest kill rate in the state, so we've saved a couple dogs that've wandered on our property without tags and emaciated. The emaciated part is key. If the dog looks well fed, we figure he's got loose from some hunters in the National Forest that abuts our property.

On the other hand, here in the city in my small neighborhood I've had a few different cars stop, get out and call my dog to them while he's pooping in the front yard. Until I step out of a shadowed area then they jump back in the car and run. Given, he's an expensive breed... but don't steal my dog. Plus, he's 12, sleeps a lot and currently has a bad ear infection. And I can't wait til bedtime when he curls up on me while I read my book.
 
2012-11-28 09:01:37 PM

JasonOfOrillia: So dropping the dog off at the pound was out of the question?


In the county I'm in, the dog would have been put down after 72 hours. The original owner doesn't sound like s/he really cares about the welfare of the dog.
 
2012-11-28 09:01:47 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: NutWrench:

What do you mean, "didn't know where it was?" You don't remember who you gave it to? There something missing in this story.

The locksmith stole a dachsund and then sold it. That's what missing. People are too gullible.


Then why did he leave his contact info with the people in the neighborhood?
 
2012-11-28 09:01:49 PM

mbillips: they're a humanitarian.


Canine-itarian?
 
2012-11-28 09:02:26 PM

mbillips: Lollipop165: No leash? No tags? He did the right thing. I believe the guy. Otherwise he wouldn't have left his contact info for the owner to find him. Admittedly, he should have found a shelter or something to take the dog though.

Shelters are death warrants for stray dogs. In big cities, they often don't live 24 hours before they're euthanized.


I call that the pound. By shelter I should have said rescue group.
 
2012-11-28 09:02:35 PM

NutWrench: On the one hand:
"It was cute. It was running in the middle of the road," recalls Hernandez. "He didn't have tags; didn't have a collar."

So any reasonable person would have no reason to believe that the dog belonged to anyone.

But on the other hand:
"I just explained to her that I didn't have it. I didn't know where it was, and I apologized," said Hernandez.

What do you mean, "didn't know where it was?" You don't remember who you gave it to? There something missing in this story.


He gave it to a family, who then gave the dog to someone else.
 
2012-11-28 09:04:18 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: NutWrench:

What do you mean, "didn't know where it was?" You don't remember who you gave it to? There something missing in this story.

The locksmith stole a dachsund and then sold it. That's what missing. People are too gullible.


Why would he leave his name and address if he stole it?
 
2012-11-28 09:04:41 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: NutWrench:

What do you mean, "didn't know where it was?" You don't remember who you gave it to? There something missing in this story.

The locksmith stole a dachsund and then sold it. That's what missing. People are too gullible.


Yeah but then why did he leave his address so that the owner would know where to find him?
 
2012-11-28 09:04:57 PM

herrDrFarkenstein: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: NutWrench:

What do you mean, "didn't know where it was?" You don't remember who you gave it to? There something missing in this story.

The locksmith stole a dachsund and then sold it. That's what missing. People are too gullible.

Then why did he leave his contact info with the people in the neighborhood?


How do we know he did? Oh yeah, cause the dog their said so.

I repeat: people are too gullible.
 
2012-11-28 09:05:49 PM
Typical lazy cops.

They take a report and send it off to the DA without bothering to find out what happened. They just wanted the owner to go away so they could go slack off in a coffee shop.

This will get thrown out. The DA will get plenty of crazy from dog owners over this and will want to make it go away.
 
2012-11-28 09:06:40 PM

Gilligann: Should have taken it to a shelter or vet to get scanned for a chip. Probably wouldn't have been a problem finding the owner if it was chipped.


Chips float. I used to have all my animals chipped. Then, I read an article implying that they might play a role in cancer development in domestic animals and that they don't really work. I took my animals to the vet and had them scanned. the vet could not locate the chip for three of six animals. I haven't gotten an animal chipped since. I have no idea whether they are still considered a cancer risk.
 
2012-11-28 09:07:14 PM
A massive pitbull showed up in my yard. I cautiously got the info from his tags and locked him in my back yard while I tracked down his owners. He was extremely sweet, but looked like he would happily swallow your kids whole. I was worried that some of the other people on my street might freak out if he went in their yards, and hurt him or get themselves hurt by acting like retards.

Turned out he was new to the neighborhood. I see his owners walking him all the time now. He's much more well behaved on a leash than my own monster.

/Csb
 
2012-11-28 09:07:49 PM

TexasPeace:
Why would he leave his name and address if he stole it?


Dude, that's what he's claiming. If that were true, don't you think the owner would have tracked him down within a couple days instead of a couple months?

What likely happened is that he saw a dog he knew he could get a few hundred for on Craigslist, stole it, sold it, and then eventually, after a few months of searching, the owner was able to figure out that there was a locksmith in the neighborhood around the time the dog went missing, and tracked him down.
 
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