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Champion German shepherd found dead
WQAD ^ | October 11, 2011 | Kristy Mergenthal

Posted on 10/12/2011 1:17:53 PM PDT by Gennie

Investigators are awaiting autopsy results to determine what caused the death of Hex the champion German Shepherd.

Meanwhile, his family is continuing to raise money in hopes of finding his killer or killers.

Al and Marcia Govednik found the body of their prized German Shepherd the morning of Saturday, October 8, 2011, nearly two weeks after they believe Hex was stolen from their front yard.

"They just beat him and his collar was missing and they dropped him right there," said Marcia Govednik as she pointed to the ditch.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: dead; dog; doggieping; germanshepherd; gsd; murder; shepherd
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I breed German Shepherds, this is absolutely horrifying and disgusting that someone could do something like this.
1 posted on 10/12/2011 1:18:02 PM PDT by Gennie
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To: Gennie

People beat and kill their own flesh and blood. It does not surprise me that they do this to animals too. Just a horrible turn of events.


2 posted on 10/12/2011 1:20:31 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Gennie

It’s horrible and disgusting no matter what breed of dog it was, whether it was a cat, a horse, a hamster. I doubt this was done by a competitor, because dog-show people are crazy but not that crazy. Might have been some kind of warning about drugs, money owed, a romantic or sexual relationship, vengeance of some kind, but probably not about the show ring.

Times like this, I’m glad I believe in hell.


3 posted on 10/12/2011 1:23:31 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: Gennie

Related: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2791763/posts

maybe?


4 posted on 10/12/2011 1:25:05 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Gennie

How do you steal a dog out of a fenced front yard, was he on a chain.


5 posted on 10/12/2011 1:25:13 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrat)
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To: Gennie

The owner feels that someone killed the dog because they had a problem with the owner.

Creeps like that are not that hard to catch, when people decide they want to catch them. They usually can’t keep their mouths shut, and this is the kind of case animal lovers tend to dwell on.

Awhile ago a pit bull killed my cat. The PETA lady a couple of blocks away is still furious over it. She actually told me she was going to get a gun permit! in case she sees that dog and “feels threatened” by it again.


6 posted on 10/12/2011 1:29:16 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: GraceG

Yep, that was my first thought when I read this....


7 posted on 10/12/2011 1:32:11 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mr B has a new cousin on the way!)
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To: Gennie
I never let my dogs out of my sight, except when they are in the fenced-in back yard.

There are sick people out there.

8 posted on 10/12/2011 1:32:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Gennie

Nancy Kerrigan attacked by Tonya Harding


9 posted on 10/12/2011 1:34:51 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: org.whodat

http://www.wqad.com/news/wqad-dog-hex-stolen-german-shepherd-champion-09262011,0,7265427.story


10 posted on 10/12/2011 1:37:35 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: Gennie

Related?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2791763/posts


11 posted on 10/12/2011 1:38:19 PM PDT by Rio
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To: Gennie
Here's the original article from when he was missing back at the end of Sept -

http://www.wqad.com/news/wqad-dog-hex-stolen-german-shepherd-champion-09262011,0,7265427.story
12 posted on 10/12/2011 1:39:23 PM PDT by Gennie
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Allow me to ask a question I guarantee the police are also asking:

Was this prize-winning, champion Shepherd insured?

If so, for how much and to which beneficiaries?

13 posted on 10/12/2011 1:40:43 PM PDT by wideawake
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I'm a German Shepard lover my self. I hope Hex got a few dozen pieces of his assailants.
14 posted on 10/12/2011 1:44:33 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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Actually, that's a good point. All of the German Shepard's that I have ever known do not take kindly to strangers.
15 posted on 10/12/2011 1:48:10 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Gennie

It is horrifying.


16 posted on 10/12/2011 1:49:41 PM 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: Gennie

the butler did it.


17 posted on 10/12/2011 1:56:11 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Gennie
That was great looking dog.

RIP Hex

18 posted on 10/12/2011 1:56:30 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Gennie

I love German Shepherds.
I would start looking for the local wife or kid abusers.
Or some druggie that got caught by a dog.

I am saving to buy a German Shepherd form LEO Dog DNA.
I want one soooooooooooooooo bad. I have never got over losing my beloved Heidi.


19 posted on 10/12/2011 1:57:05 PM PDT by marty60
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

For six years my dog never left my sight. She probably thought I was a little nuts.

Then she got cancer and died.

I read stories like this and really feel I’ve lived long enough myself.


20 posted on 10/12/2011 1:57:56 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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