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Is foul play behind rash of missing German shepherds?
Examiner.com ^ | February 22, 2012 | Penny Eims

Posted on 03/01/2012 1:42:03 PM PST by Altariel

Sioux Falls, SD - German shepherds may be the target of thieves in the Sioux Falls area.

According to KSFY News, several German shepherds have disappeared recently. One dog owner believes that foul play is to blame for the disappearance of her two shepherds.

Stacy Rostyne told KSFY News that she put her dogs out on the morning of January 5 and when she got back home after work, they were nowhere to be found.

Rostyne put up fliers in the area and then something interesting began to happen...other German shepherd owners in the area started to call her to tell her that their dogs had disappeared as well.

Owners reported that a shocking fifteen dogs had recently disappeared - most of them German shepherds.

It seems as if this particular breed is being targeted.

An owner of one of the snatched dogs witnessed the culprit drive off in a red SUV which they believed was a Ford Explorer.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; germanshepherd
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1 posted on 03/01/2012 1:42:12 PM PST by Altariel
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To: Altariel

Stolen dogs are often used as bait dogs for training fighting dogs.


2 posted on 03/01/2012 1:45:30 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

How common is dog fighting in Sioux Falls? Doesn’t seem like the right demographic region.

I’m thinking it’s some kind of psychopath targeting these dogs.

In any event, it’s a sad story.


3 posted on 03/01/2012 2:01:37 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Altariel

Suburban livestock? ;-)


4 posted on 03/01/2012 2:14:13 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

You wouldn’t think that, but lots of dark stuff like this happens all over the US.

Yes, whatever is happening is unfortunate.


5 posted on 03/01/2012 2:16:01 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Altariel
Is there a Korean population in Sioux Falls ?

Times are tough everywhere....

6 posted on 03/01/2012 2:23:50 PM PST by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Jonty30
Stolen dogs are often used as bait dogs for training fighting dogs.

That's what happened to my neighbor's German Shepherd.

7 posted on 03/01/2012 2:29:04 PM PST by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: Altariel

Around here a breed like that could be baited by a coyote into jumping the fence and chasing it.

To where the rest of the pack is waiting.

Happens.


8 posted on 03/01/2012 2:38:33 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: OB1kNOb

That’s very sad.

German shepherds, along with labs, are amongst my favourite kinds of dogs.


9 posted on 03/01/2012 2:53:44 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

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10 posted on 03/01/2012 2:56:21 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

This is terrible. I never leave my dogs out for long without checking on them, partly because of hearing about this kind of story. This poor woman and her dogs. I can’t imagine how distraught she must be.


11 posted on 03/01/2012 3:04:49 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MrEdd

Where is “around here”?


12 posted on 03/01/2012 3:08:59 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Altariel; USMCWife6869; Indy Pendance; Still German Shepherd; dervish; Kozak; Joe 6-pack; ...
GERMAN SHEPHERD PING LIST

Flora Berkemeyer

This is a low-volume list………so don’t worry!

(Please Freep-mail me if you’d like to be on or off the list.)

13 posted on 03/01/2012 3:13:05 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Jonty30

I just can’t imagine picking German Shepherds as fighting dummies. Usually it seems more medium-sized dogs are picked, if not smaller, too.


14 posted on 03/01/2012 3:17:29 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Altariel

As that you Chett99?


15 posted on 03/01/2012 3:21:56 PM PST by Gatķn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

One of the things these evil people do is make it impossible for the dog to fight back. The dogs teeth are often knocked out or they will be tied up, so they can’t run or defend themselves or perhaps be put in a gunny sack.

You don’t have to limit yourself to small dogs when you do that.

It’s a horrible thing.


16 posted on 03/01/2012 3:24:41 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Altariel

Fair warning to anyone thinking of stealing my boy, a GSD...... I come with the dog.


17 posted on 03/01/2012 3:35:37 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: MrEdd

Yes, but there is a moral difference between a dog being tricked into chasing a coyote into the pack’s trap, and a dog being stolen from its owner.

Laws don’t apply to coyotes (the four legged kind), but they do apply to criminals (the two legged kind).


18 posted on 03/01/2012 3:46:25 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I would expect that the German shepherd is restrained and/or handicapped in such cases, to prevent it from effectively fighting back.

Too bad this story didn’t end with, “Righteous Owner picked up an AR-15 and dispatched the Criminal, saving the German Shepherd and saving the taxpayers from having to pay for Criminal’s incarceration and trial expenses.”

(I know, I’m a sucker for happy endings. )


19 posted on 03/01/2012 3:49:52 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: the OlLine Rebel

What a beautiful photo of a GSD, the way they are supposed to look - at least until the idiots at the Westminster Kennel Club got involved.

Now most USA GSDs are bred to practically walk on their hocks, and as a result, they can’t work, and need to be imported from abroad.


20 posted on 03/01/2012 3:58:02 PM PST by jacquej
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To: Gator113

You know, your dog’s voting for Santorum, right? ;-)


21 posted on 03/01/2012 4:00:53 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: jacquej
"Now most USA GSDs are bred to practically walk on their hocks, and as a result, they can’t work, and need to be imported from abroad."

You can still find "traditional" GSDs at New Skete Monastery, but more and more LE agencies and the military are trending toward Belgian and Dutch Shepherds to get the work done. Schutzhund competitors are keeping some decent GSD lines in tact, but are doing so mostly through importing directly from Europe.

22 posted on 03/01/2012 4:05:44 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Ditter

North Central Texas.


23 posted on 03/01/2012 4:23:50 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Jonty30

Stolen dogs are also sold to laboratories for experimental purposes, although I’m told that the labs prefer Beagles.


24 posted on 03/01/2012 4:49:57 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Altariel

FYI, black dogs, particularly “Germanic” breeds are targeted by occultists and satanists for animal sacrifice.
[as are black cats, goats, etc]

The local SPCA had a policy in which NONE of the above were adopted out prior to the “holy days” of the aforementioned cults.

Many years ago a guy came up from Louisiana to pick up his trike and was worried about his black lab which had been snatched from his yard the day before.

He went back home expecting he’d eventually find his dog.

This happened about a week before Beltane.
[Walpurgis Night/Beltane]

I didn’t have the heart to say anything else so I just said I’d pray for the dog’s safe return.

http://www.spiritualsatanist.com/articles/magick/satanicholidays.html

The vernal equinox is close at hand.

Keep your dogs and cats IN when you are not with them.

During my years as a Dobe rescuer I got to know one of the local shelter workers very well.
[she even got one of my rescue dogs]

Several times a year she was part of the “clean up team” who went to the known places and scraped up the tortured remains.

I am deathly serious about this.

These “people” -are- out there and they will take your animals and torture them to death as an ‘offering to the devil’.


25 posted on 03/01/2012 4:56:04 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Dogs stolen for labs *must* be intact dogs.
With male dogs, that’s readily evident.
With females, only a 50-50 chance.

I don’t think that is where these dogs are going.


26 posted on 03/01/2012 4:59:02 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Neither can I.

I suspect even more evil motives.


27 posted on 03/01/2012 5:01:41 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL... You got me..... and I probably had it coming. I can be a brat, huh. ;>)

Today is 30 days without a growl!!!! Falco is a loving as ever.

Now if I can figure out why his chin whiskers are turning gray at only 3 years old. ...then resolve his chronic ear infections and we’ll be set. ;>)

He truly is doing fantastic.


28 posted on 03/01/2012 5:05:32 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I would guess because beagles have a fair bit of bodymass, that they can test the results, but with the little legs, they can still fit in those small cages with reasonable comfort.


29 posted on 03/01/2012 5:06:11 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: MrEdd

I am in Houston and there are coyotes in the middle of the city, they eat cats and small dogs, I have heard. I don’t hear of packs running around and our coyotes are strangely silent. We have hunted in south Texas and heard them yodeling. We have them on our property south of Houston, I wish they would attack the hogs like you say they attack German Shepherds.


30 posted on 03/01/2012 5:29:08 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Salamander

You’re kidding! Around Hagerstown?

That’s sick.


31 posted on 03/01/2012 5:32:31 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Ditter

Four hundred and six hundred pound German Shepherds moving in small herds would probably be safe from coyotes...


32 posted on 03/01/2012 5:33:53 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

Surely the coyotes could snag a piglet. :D


33 posted on 03/01/2012 5:35:45 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Salamander

Thanks... ;(


34 posted on 03/01/2012 5:49:44 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Altariel

Has Michael Vick been sighted of late?


35 posted on 03/01/2012 6:00:22 PM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Gator113

“why his chin whiskers are turning gray at only 3 years old”

Don’t worry. Probably just has more of the graying gene. My 9yo had a little gray mustache by 3yo.


36 posted on 03/01/2012 6:10:03 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Thank you. Falco is my first GSD and his colors have been beautiful, so it was unexpected.

Heck, I love this boy so much he could turn pink and I’d still be his pal... just wouldn’t want to be seen with him. ;>)


37 posted on 03/01/2012 6:35:59 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Jonty30
They are beautiful, wonderful dogs. Very expressive. :-)


38 posted on 03/01/2012 7:42:12 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Salamander

Very sad, but it’s good information to know, so that dog owners can be extra vigilant about protecting their dogs.

Seven traditional holidays for Satanists.

The Birthday
Spring Equinox, 21st March
Walpurgisnacht, 30th April
Summer Solstice, 22nd June
Autumn Equinox, 21st September
Samhain, 31st October
Winter Solstice, 22nd December


39 posted on 03/01/2012 7:49:11 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: the OlLine Rebel

German Shepherds have been used as bait dogs in dogfighting. This guy was found wandering the streets with its ears cut off.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/dog-266692-phoenix-bait.html

Fortunately he was saved and adopted:

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/dog-268455-phoenix-dogs.html


40 posted on 03/01/2012 8:26:01 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: the OlLine Rebel; shibumi

Just one example:

http://www.strangeusa.com/Viewlocation.aspx?id=4725

[the church didn’t “burn down”, the county burned it down to try and end the crap that was going on there]

I have been there *once* and I will not be returning.

The ‘presence’ of that place is pure evil.

[I’ve also found bones that were *not* live stock ‘debris’]

On the page titled “Infrared 2” you will see photos of the place under “The Sorrow Of Sacrilege”.

http://gardensofnocturne.com/

There is no sign of where the church once stood but my gov spec IR forensics camera -stopped- working when I hit a particular spot.

Three feet in any direction of that spot, it switched itself back on and worked fine.

Step back on the spot...camera simply turned off.
Totally dead.

Later found out I was standing where the altar had been.

Seriously.

I will never go back there again.

The things done there have poisoned the ground.

[yes, the IR makes it look ‘creepy’ but it didn’t look any more pleasant in normal light, either. it was a bright day but it seemed like the sun just doesn’t shine, there...very strange, pallid plants were growing everywhere]

Out near Leitersburg is a pine barren that’s ‘popular’ and several places up in Chambersburg.

Check your FReepmail for something even more “interesting”]


41 posted on 03/01/2012 9:25:57 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: Gator113

Try this for his ear infections.

http://www.vitacost.com/Symbiotics-Candida-Balance-with-Colostrum-And-Probiotics#productDetails


42 posted on 03/01/2012 9:31:36 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: Brad's Gramma

It’s better to be sad but warned than the alternative.


43 posted on 03/01/2012 9:32:46 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: Altariel

It’s horrible but necessary knowledge.

[so much for the “but we’re just a harmless alternate religion” crap]


44 posted on 03/01/2012 9:35:43 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: chrisinoc

He was a mix, take note.

The devil worshipers ONLY steal purebreds or pure black animals.


45 posted on 03/01/2012 9:39:00 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: Salamander
Yes....I know. I was bumping your post is what I was doing...
46 posted on 03/01/2012 9:43:14 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Salamander

I want to NEVER witness that...


47 posted on 03/01/2012 9:44:39 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Salamander

I give my German Shepherds bovine colostrum every day. It is great for infections as it will help build up the dog’s immune system.


48 posted on 03/01/2012 9:48:47 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: Brad's Gramma

Local [oblivious] kids still get their ‘thrills’ going there _at night_.

You couldn’t pay me enough.

I was sick when I left there and didn’t ‘feel right’ for weeks.

I even talked to Shibumi about it length because I was worried I’d “brought something home’.

I still worry.


49 posted on 03/01/2012 9:50:06 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: chrisinoc

Very true.

The supplement I recommended is great for masked systemic yeast overload which is far more common in pets than their owners might imagine.

Yeast is the #1 cause of “ear infections” and low thyroid often presents as ear infection because yeast flourishes in a hypothyroidal dog.

It’s just a good thing to give all dogs, IMO.

Thanks for being a wonderful steward to your dogs....:)


50 posted on 03/01/2012 9:54:26 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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