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Abused German Shepherd Takes Flight Home Following Specialized Surgery
Examiner.com ^ | January 4, 2013 | Penny Eims

Posted on 01/04/2013 6:45:27 PM PST by chrisinoc

Six months ago, Thor, a German shepherd mix, was enduring a painful life of abuse. On Thursday, he was flying home in first class courtesy of Alaska Airlines following specialized surgery on his jaw which took place in California.

Life has changed greatly for the young dog.

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


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; germanshepherd

1 posted on 01/04/2013 6:45:32 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
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2 posted on 01/04/2013 6:47:45 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: chrisinoc

People that abuse anything alive ought to be whipped.


4 posted on 01/04/2013 6:48:33 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Agree...or have the exact same abuse inflicted on them.


5 posted on 01/04/2013 6:51:46 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: chrisinoc

These pictures brought tears to my eyes. The face of this beautiful dog has been marked by both the compassion and the cruelty of man. God Bless those who showed Thor compassion.

6 posted on 01/04/2013 6:58:14 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Thor going home on Alaska Airlines:

http://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/video/8127699-thor-goes-back-home/


7 posted on 01/04/2013 7:06:49 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: blam

I’ll volunteer to do the whippin’!


8 posted on 01/04/2013 7:07:14 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: chrisinoc

The low-life piece of sh*t that abused this dog should be hung from the nearest tree till his neck snaps...


9 posted on 01/04/2013 7:16:23 PM PST by little-e (I'm not a racist, I hate Biden too..)
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To: chrisinoc

I am 55, do not have any kids that I know of and love animals especially dogs.

I have 3. Big 155lb Rottie and 2 Aussies. All males and they are best friends. I am the Alpha so they do not get aggressive with each other.

I seriously can not watch that commercial on TV that has Sarah McLachlan narrating or singing or whatever she does. Breaks my heart and makes me want to cry.

This story is both sad and great because it does have a happy ending. I used to raise GS and they are fantastic dogs.

My boys are sleeping at my feet as I am typing this.


10 posted on 01/04/2013 7:36:40 PM PST by Jayster
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To: chrisinoc

That is wonderful.

How lovely it must be to fly in first class with your dog next to you.

It warms my heart to see Thor enjoying kindness.

Thank you kindly for the link to that video, chrisinoc.


11 posted on 01/04/2013 7:58:42 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Jayster

Sarah’s voice is especially fitting in those commercials.

They are very tough to watch, but it is the eyes of the animals that crush me.


12 posted on 01/04/2013 8:00:46 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

I could show you a dog that would have you sobbing on the floor and it’s fighting for its life, right now.

“A group of teens” [ahem] doused it with alcohol and set it on fire.

So far, none of their ‘peers’ have turned them in.


13 posted on 01/04/2013 8:40:23 PM PST by Salamander (Nothing says 'Welcome to my home!' like snakes.)
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To: chris37

Absolutely crush me also.

They did this on purpose and it works.

But I just can’t watch them!

I am one of the toughest MFs out there! I have never lost a fight in my life but this just kills me!!!!


14 posted on 01/04/2013 8:46:10 PM PST by Jayster
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To: chris37

Another German shepherd in need. Very sweet dog, I met her last week.

Caution: some of the photos are graphic.

http://gsroc.org/urgent_help_detail.asp?ID=227


15 posted on 01/04/2013 9:12:58 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

http://blog.myletsadopt.com/2012/11/27/tidus-a-dog-burnt-alive-by-teenage-criminals-fights-for-his-life/

VERY graphic.

Burning dogs has become a “sport” with “yutes”.

[it’s probably a cultural thing we can’t understand]


16 posted on 01/04/2013 9:16:51 PM PST by Salamander (Nothing says 'Welcome to my home!' like snakes.)
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To: Salamander

Oh my dear Lord in Heaven...

I think I have come to hate teens.

Was listening to an audio of teenagers in Ohio discussing their gang rape of a girl earlier this evening.

It is as if people are becoming monsters, Salamander.

This reminds me of when I lived in New Orleans and a flaming box of living kittens had been reported uptown on a busy street corner. A person had been seen dousing them and then setting them alight.

I thought to myself at the time had I seen this person do this, I think I may do the same to them.

Since then, out of my former town, I have seen reports of firemen’s dalmation being beaten so badly that two of its legs had to be amputated, she had gotten out one night apparently. Another story indicated that someone was routinely skinning dogs alive and leaving them to hang.

Sometimes knowing things like this makes me hate humanity, Salamander :(

I pray that the Lord eases the pain of the dog who has been burnt, and that the dog makes a full recovery and still is able to love man.

I also pray that the Lord damns those who did this to burn in Hell for eternity, because they deserve that.


17 posted on 01/04/2013 9:17:04 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Jayster

Jayster, I am kind of the same way.

I’ve been down some dark hard roads, I’ve seen tough times, I do not have a lot of compassion for man, and I do not shed tears for them often.

But when it comes to animals, I cannot bear their suffering. I cannot stand that man abuses them for his pleasure. I would rather they abuse me instead, because I guarantee, I wouldn’t take it.

Sometimes I can barely watch or read stories of our furry friends. What happens to them cracks in me half. Though I must say it makes me very happy to see that some people respond to this with pure love, and that is wonderful to see.


18 posted on 01/04/2013 9:23:42 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

All the dogs will still love man.
It’s their nature.

[it’s not really mine, though]

Hopefully God will agree with you.

I wish 0 would appoint me “Dog Czar”.

This crap would stop immediately...or else.

The soulless little maggots now post YouTube videos of their ‘fun’.

The Devil’s foot soldiers, one and all.


19 posted on 01/04/2013 9:23:42 PM PST by Salamander (Nothing says 'Welcome to my home!' like snakes.)
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To: Salamander

The soulless little maggots now post YouTube videos of their ‘fun’.

I don't even know what to say. The thought of that turns my stomach. Honestly, a person such as Dexter should send these demons back from where they came in the harshest possible manner in my humble opinion.

20 posted on 01/04/2013 9:28:52 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chrisinoc

chris, to me that is the face of an angel.

21 posted on 01/04/2013 9:32:48 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

“Vengeance is mine” sayeth the Lord.
“I will repay.”


22 posted on 01/04/2013 9:33:18 PM PST by Salamander (Nothing says 'Welcome to my home!' like snakes.)
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To: Salamander

I trust that His justice will be perfect.

I am at a loss to understand how people, His creation, have come to behave in such ways.

I have known of this behavior for most of my life sadly.

When I was a small boy, my Mom took me to the farm of my brother’s grandfather for summer vacations.

One time when I arrived there, I became aware that a German Shepherd had given birth to some pups and they were under one of the sheds. Naturally I wanted to go and see them, so I crawled under there, and there she was nursing very new born pups.

I proceeded to pet them and her a number of times each day for a few days. They warned me she would bite me for messing with them, but she never did.

Then one morning, for reasons I do not know, Pop, my brother’s grandfather, decided that these dogs could go on no longer. He took up a hammer and went outside and he killed them all with the hammer.

I hated him for that. I learned about the people of that farm. They did not value animal life very much at all.

That was around 1980 or so. It seems things have gotten much, much worse.


23 posted on 01/04/2013 9:45:23 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

I love sheppards. That face!

I wish I had a life style that could afford a dog, financially and with the time they deserve.

As the old saying goes “The more I know people, the better I like dogs.”


24 posted on 01/04/2013 9:48:53 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: chris37
I have a card with this photo on the front:

On the inside it says, "we have to pee"

25 posted on 01/04/2013 9:50:24 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: llevrok
“The more I know people, the better I like dogs.”

Never before have I read truer words than these.

26 posted on 01/04/2013 10:31:07 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

“One can measure the greatness and the moral progress of a nation by looking at how it treats its animals”
- Ghandi


27 posted on 01/04/2013 10:31:25 PM PST by Tyrannis (Long Live The Republic)
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To: PLMerite
On the inside it says, "we have to pee"

Hahahaha!

I know that at least one of them is thinking about farting too :P

Just look at the love in those faces, even in the hunter cat!

28 posted on 01/04/2013 10:33:26 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Those commercials always make me cry. The faces of the animals show pain, terror, fright, hopelessness. Wish I could take all of them and find them loving forever homes.


29 posted on 01/05/2013 8:46:49 AM PST by tob2 (Happy New Year to all!)
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To: chris37

And yet he still loves people. What a wonderful, beautiful boy. I love dogs.


30 posted on 01/05/2013 10:45:01 AM 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: Joe 6-pack

31 posted on 01/06/2013 8:47:37 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: chrisinoc; All

I second the emotions here. Dogs are wonderful creatures of God.


32 posted on 01/06/2013 6:11:38 PM PST by austingirl
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To: austingirl

Here is Thor’s latest updates.

https://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=tn_tnmn&__req=j#!/ArcticGermanShepherdRescue?fref=ts


33 posted on 01/06/2013 7:19:08 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: Jayster

“that commercial on TV”

Breaks my heart, too. We all howl about it every time it shows up on tv.


34 posted on 01/06/2013 7:23:38 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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