Skip to comments.Is foul play behind rash of missing German shepherds?
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 ...
Stolen dogs are often used as bait dogs for training fighting dogs.
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.
Suburban livestock? ;-)
You wouldn’t think that, but lots of dark stuff like this happens all over the US.
Yes, whatever is happening is unfortunate.
Times are tough everywhere....
That's what happened to my neighbor's German Shepherd.
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.
That’s very sad.
German shepherds, along with labs, are amongst my favourite kinds of dogs.
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.
Where is “around here”?
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I just can’t imagine picking German Shepherds as fighting dummies. Usually it seems more medium-sized dogs are picked, if not smaller, too.
As that you Chett99?
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.
Fair warning to anyone thinking of stealing my boy, a GSD...... I come with the dog.
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).
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. )
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.
You know, your dog’s voting for Santorum, right? ;-)
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.
North Central Texas.
Stolen dogs are also sold to laboratories for experimental purposes, although I’m told that the labs prefer Beagles.
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.
I didn’t have the heart to say anything else so I just said I’d pray for the dog’s safe return.
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’.
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.
Neither can I.
I suspect even more evil motives.
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.
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.
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.
You’re kidding! Around Hagerstown?
Four hundred and six hundred pound German Shepherds moving in small herds would probably be safe from coyotes...
Surely the coyotes could snag a piglet. :D
Has Michael Vick been sighted of late?
“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.
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. ;>)
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.
Spring Equinox, 21st March
Walpurgisnacht, 30th April
Summer Solstice, 22nd June
Autumn Equinox, 21st September
Samhain, 31st October
Winter Solstice, 22nd December
German Shepherds have been used as bait dogs in dogfighting. This guy was found wandering the streets with its ears cut off.
Fortunately he was saved and adopted:
Just one example:
[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”.
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.
Later found out I was standing where the altar had been.
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”]
Try this for his ear infections.
It’s better to be sad but warned than the alternative.
It’s horrible but necessary knowledge.
[so much for the “but we’re just a harmless alternate religion” crap]
He was a mix, take note.
The devil worshipers ONLY steal purebreds or pure black animals.
I want to NEVER witness that...
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.
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.
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....:)
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