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Canine star of Harry Potter film is now a shelter dog
Animal Tracks ^ | 9/27/2011 | none

Posted on 09/27/2011 10:09:27 PM PDT by chrisinoc

Harry Potter fans around the world saw him on the silver screen as Padfoot in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," third installment in the boy wizard's film series. But that was a long time ago in dog years, and today Berry -- the black German shepherd who played the animal avatar of wizard Sirius Black in the 2004 box-office smash -- is homeless.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping

1 posted on 09/27/2011 10:09:29 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

Very sad. Hopefully with the publicity they will find a decent home. You would think the trainer could have made much better arrangements than to throw them away...


2 posted on 09/27/2011 10:25:11 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

It’s the nature of Hollywood to treat everything as disposable once they’re done making money off of it.


3 posted on 09/27/2011 10:50:46 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: All

But I have always been on record as saying that the presidency has never been for her.

If she still has political aspirations, I still think the Senate is where she should focus on.

Now love me, you Palinites!


4 posted on 09/27/2011 11:01:24 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Jonty30

No matter what you say about Sarah, I am still not adopting you and your older pal, Berry. Just too hard to import dogs from UK to US.

Good luck finding a loving home in the East Midlands or maybe Yorkshire.

*<];-’)


5 posted on 09/27/2011 11:06:02 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

That was my error. I thought I had clicked in another thread and that was what I responding to.

But yeah, I despise Hollywood on this point. Hollywood would treat animals far worse if it weren’t for the laws of california. It wasn’t that long ago where animals would routinely die during movie-making, just so Hollywood could dill their coffers.


6 posted on 09/27/2011 11:18:34 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Jonty30
Hollywood would treat animals far worse if it weren’t for the laws of california.

And kids, too.

7 posted on 09/27/2011 11:21:11 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

As Corey Feldman said, “there’s a casting couch for kids too.”


8 posted on 09/27/2011 11:25:40 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: chrisinoc

If they were near me, I’d give them a home. I have an old pound puppy that is 13 or 14 now.


9 posted on 09/28/2011 12:00:39 AM PDT by pallis
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To: chrisinoc

Remember Buddy and Socks? Thanks to advisor Dick Morris, Buddy was hit by a car at that phoney NY. home for Hitlary’s
Senate run and Socks died of cancer at a Clinton secretary’s home. Thank toe sucker Morris for the pet advise.


10 posted on 09/28/2011 12:20:43 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

You can always tell what kind of person you are dealing with by how they treat their pets.

I wonder how Obama’s dog is doing in some unknown kennel?


11 posted on 09/28/2011 12:56:34 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping


12 posted on 09/28/2011 2:32:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Jonty30

You joined on Boxing Day?


13 posted on 09/28/2011 3:24:34 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Possibly. I never kept track of such things.


14 posted on 09/28/2011 3:31:06 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Berry, who played Padfoot in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," is now in a U.K. shelter and hoping for a home.

15 posted on 09/28/2011 3:57:00 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: chrisinoc

An evil industry begets evil deeds.

LLS


16 posted on 09/28/2011 4:04:40 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: Jonty30

You PDS infected zombies are sick.

LLS


17 posted on 09/28/2011 4:06:01 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: Jonty30
Now on a different note... have you ever wondered about all of the stories about obama’s dog being flown on a separate airplane at great expense... when the kenyan troop travels? muslims consider dogs “unclean”.

LLS

18 posted on 09/28/2011 4:08:28 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I’m aware of that.

I have seen zero stories in the three years he’s been in office of him just playing with the dog. It’s always arm outstretched to maximum length and as far as possible from the dog.

The fact that there are no stories of the dog just sitting beside him somewhere in the White house leads one to think the dog is kept elsewhere, probably off the property.

I’m ok with him not being a dog person, but I find it reprehensible what he’ll do when he doesn’t need it as a political prop any longer.


19 posted on 09/28/2011 4:26:12 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

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20 posted on 09/28/2011 4:46:59 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: BerryDingle

You remembered Buddy and Socks, but you forgot Seamus.

As far as I know the Secret Service agants at Hillary’s home in Westchester are still walking him. It’s about all they have to do these days.

I guess Hillary still has that home, but who knows?


21 posted on 09/28/2011 5:13:53 AM PDT by Venturer
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What a gorgeous animal!

Still looks very “on” in the pictues here, too:
http://www.germanshepherdrescue.co.uk/padfoot-harry-potter.html

Who is it who runs the German Shepherd ping list?

I hope Berry & Porridge find a forever home together.


22 posted on 09/28/2011 6:02:02 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: chrisinoc

What a scummy thing to do.


23 posted on 09/28/2011 6:14:45 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jonty30

The left discards everything when it becomes of no use.

LLS


24 posted on 09/28/2011 6:24:02 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: Venturer
You remembered Buddy and Socks, but you forgot Seamus.

But I do remember Zeke, He was buried at the Arkansas mansion with a car tire imprint also.

25 posted on 09/28/2011 6:50:05 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

Zeke knew too much and had to go.


26 posted on 09/28/2011 7:03:40 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: chrisinoc
Note that this has nothing to do with "Hollywood", per se. The film makers used what appears to be a reputable animal trainer who provided the animals, and they appear to have been well taken care of. The trainer/owner is the one putting the animals in a shelter, not the film makers. You'd think he'd have been able to go with a private sale, but a) this is the UK, and who knows what strange laws they have on the subject, and b) given the dog's notoriety from the movie, he probably assumed a shelter would be able to place him quickly.
27 posted on 09/28/2011 7:31:02 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: chrisinoc; USMCWife6869; Indy Pendance; Still German Shepherd; dervish; Kozak; Joe 6-pack; ...
This is UK, but it's still relevent subject matter. Maybe someone knows a UK person who can look into this.

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28 posted on 09/28/2011 10:11:29 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: chrisinoc

Some animal trainer. He considers dogs disposable props.


29 posted on 09/28/2011 11:16:57 AM PDT by dervish (female candidates: the last frontier)
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To: BerryDingle

IIRC Socks lived a fairly long life...I want to say 13 at least. Aggressively treating older cats is dicey.


30 posted on 09/28/2011 11:33:28 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (Gohmert ROCKS!)
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To: chrisinoc

Hopefully the poor dog will find a good home soon.

You would think that the trainer would have at least tried to sell him. Surely there are Harry Potter fans willing to part with cash to be able to say that they have *THE* dog that appeared in one of the movies.


31 posted on 10/01/2011 10:45:38 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

You would have thought the trainer had a friend or industry contact to adopt or at least look after the dogs if he did not have the time.

At least it appeared he turned the dogs into a private rescue, not a public animal control facility.


32 posted on 10/01/2011 10:55:39 AM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: BerryDingle
"Thanks to advisor Dick Morris, Buddy was hit by a car..."

Huh? By then Morris was more in the Clintons' doghouse by then than Buddy ever was. Morris and the Clintons parted company well before Bill Clinton left office. His feud with Hillary is legendary and ongoing and is fueled by her anti-Semitism and indelible grudge-holding and his sheer, seething dislike of her as a human being.
33 posted on 10/03/2011 8:13:15 AM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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