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2020-11-20 4:45:23 PM  
Christ.  Even the guys from Possum Lake (Ed Frid and Garth Harble) knew better than that!
 
2020-11-20 6:05:31 PM  
Okay, but if the animal needed to be put down, what difference does it make if it was misidentified? Is someone suggesting a rush to judgment that wouldn't have happened if it was thought to be a pet?
 
2020-11-20 6:54:05 PM  
French & Saunders Animal Control
Youtube pdASyGb30DE
 
2020-11-20 7:03:17 PM  
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2020-11-20 7:08:06 PM  
Came to see Cat Found!!! leaving satisfied.
 
2020-11-20 7:10:45 PM  

edmo: Okay, but if the animal needed to be put down, what difference does it make if it was misidentified? Is someone suggesting a rush to judgment that wouldn't have happened if it was thought to be a pet?


Clickbait, apparently. Yea, if it's an animal who's been mortally injured and left to the elements, I wholeheartedly agree he needs to be let down. Doesn't matter what animal or who it belongs to.

Keep your pets at home if you don't want them to die an early and preventable death.
 
2020-11-20 7:10:56 PM  
It was a natural mistake, with it carrying around a giant magnet and rocket.
 
2020-11-20 7:11:00 PM  
Animal Identification Fail
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2020-11-20 7:22:17 PM  
Again? Or is this old news?
 
2020-11-20 7:22:38 PM  
Heard of worse.  Purebred Japanese Shiba Inu mistaken for a coyote and "released into its natural habitat" in the wilderness.
 
2020-11-20 7:23:32 PM  

edmo: Okay, but if the animal needed to be put down, what difference does it make if it was misidentified? Is someone suggesting a rush to judgment that wouldn't have happened if it was thought to be a pet?


Nobody got a bill.
 
2020-11-20 7:29:21 PM  
as a kid we had a Siberian husky, everyone thought it was a wolf.
very tall, skinny for a 'husky' and mostly grey. he ran like the wind.
when he was caught in the next town by their animal control,
she wanted to see our 'wolf certificate' or whatever
we did bring his papers and got him back.
 
2020-11-20 7:29:47 PM  

SwiftFox: Heard of worse.  Purebred Japanese Shiba Inu mistaken for a coyote and "released into its natural habitat" in the wilderness.


They judged him by character
 
2020-11-20 7:40:50 PM  
Although.........if it's a pet with no tags or anything to indicate pet-hood?
 
2020-11-20 7:43:00 PM  
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2020-11-20 7:43:33 PM  

Billy Liar: Although.........if it's a pet with no tags or anything to indicate pet-hood?


Yes.

My cat for example.

/But he only lives indoors.
 
2020-11-20 7:49:23 PM  
Administrative leave? Investigation? Could not money be better spent?
 
2020-11-20 7:55:18 PM  
It's a giant chipmunk!
It's a squirrel!
It's a......ummmmm....

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2020-11-20 7:59:17 PM  
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2020-11-20 8:08:55 PM  

edmo: Okay, but if the animal needed to be put down, what difference does it make if it was misidentified? Is someone suggesting a rush to judgment that wouldn't have happened if it was thought to be a pet?


https://petrescuereport.com/2020/fami​l​y-dog-accidentally-euthanized-after-an​imal-control-said-it-was-a-coyote/

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The dog was a 13 year old Shiba Inu not a young coyote,

The dog was put down because the state had no rehabilitation centers for coyotes.
 
2020-11-20 8:11:52 PM  

HairBolus: edmo: Okay, but if the animal needed to be put down, what difference does it make if it was misidentified? Is someone suggesting a rush to judgment that wouldn't have happened if it was thought to be a pet?

https://petrescuereport.com/2020/famil​y-dog-accidentally-euthanized-after-an​imal-control-said-it-was-a-coyote/

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The dog was a 13 year old Shiba Inu not a young coyote,

The dog was put down because the state had no rehabilitation centers for coyotes.


Maybe the dog was smuggling illegal immigrants across the border.
 
2020-11-20 8:32:17 PM  
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Coyote
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Not Coyote
 
2020-11-20 8:32:56 PM  
It's not like he mistook an emu for a coyote. He mistook a dog for a slightly different dog.
 
2020-11-20 8:36:06 PM  
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2020-11-20 8:45:41 PM  

HairBolus: The dog was a 13 year old Shiba Inu not a young coyote,

The dog was put down because the state had no rehabilitation centers for coyote


WTF

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2020-11-20 8:47:10 PM  
"Step aside, everyone!  I have extensive training in resolving exactly these kinds of conflicts. Let me just get out my specialized technical equipment..."
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2020-11-20 8:57:24 PM  
Dunno, looks like he properly identified it as an animal.
 
2020-11-20 9:08:04 PM  
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2020-11-20 9:24:05 PM  
 
2020-11-20 9:31:32 PM  
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2020-11-20 9:41:11 PM  
A friend of mine finally got the very obedient and docile stray timber wolf-something mix she adopted genetically tested.  He's half greyhound and half German Shepherd.
 
2020-11-20 10:30:49 PM  
Well what did the vet say?
 
2020-11-21 12:16:02 AM  

stuffy: [th.bing.com image 474x348]
Coyote
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Not Coyote


Is that Charlie?
 
2020-11-21 1:22:11 AM  

bismark189: stuffy: [th.bing.com image 474x348]
Coyote
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Not Coyote

Is that Charlie?


Charlie doesn't have those black marks on his forelegs. Face is wrong too.

That coyote has some odd proportions but it could be the angle...
 
2020-11-21 3:21:40 AM  

HairBolus: edmo: Okay, but if the animal needed to be put down, what difference does it make if it was misidentified? Is someone suggesting a rush to judgment that wouldn't have happened if it was thought to be a pet?

https://petrescuereport.com/2020/famil​y-dog-accidentally-euthanized-after-an​imal-control-said-it-was-a-coyote/

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The dog was a 13 year old Shiba Inu not a young coyote,

The dog was put down because the state had no rehabilitation centers for coyotes.


Why is a 13 year old dog roaming around without tags or a collar? That's kind of old for a dog.
 
2020-11-21 10:05:59 AM  

strathmeyer: Well what did the vet say?


"It's dead, Jim."
 
2020-11-21 3:05:11 PM  
Article's point stands, but the other side of the coin is that some people like to acquire dogs based purely on their physical resemblance to wild canids (e.g. Tamaskan and other similarly-marked or sable-colored domestic mixed-breeds).

The GoT superfans who think their husky/malamute/GSD "direwolves" are any sort of decent family companion are a whole new level of crazy, but that's another problem in and of itself.

Train, socialize and confine; strangely, you'll never have the issue of a lost dog if you do it right. Sadly, it seems to be a growing trend of people deliberately setting themselves (and their poor dogs) up for nothing but straight-up failure.
 
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