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Dog Owners Leaves Note In Car Window To Stop His Windows Getting Smashed

We all know by now, that if you leave your dog in your car with the windows up during this hot weather, then you do not deserve the companionship and friendship that a dog can bring into your life. 

And yet every summer, we always hear stories about how poor dogs have had to be rescued from sweltering cars after their owners decided to leave them in what is essentially a halogen oven. 

But one dog owner left a note on his car, explaining that, despite his dog being locked in the vehicle during the hot weather, all was well. 

He was worried that concerned members of the public would see the dog without realising that the air-con had been left on and smash his windows in order to free the dog. 

In a note left on his window, the dog owner said:

“Please do NOT break window!!

“Car is running

“A/C is on high

“Dog is listening to Creedence (she hates the f**king eagles!)

“Back in a flash! 

“Dude”. 

At least it confirms that there are legions of people out there who, upon seeing a dog that has been left in a car without any air-con running, will be more than willing to rescue the dog by making a ‘hole’ in the windows of the vehicle where a dog has been left inside and is suffering.

I am not sure how he managed to keep the air-con running whilst at the same time locking the car and taking his keys with him thou!? 

Let us know what you think in the comments below!  

WATCH: ‘Yapping Small Dog’ Helps To Foil An Armed Robbery

If you own a dog that is small enough to fit into a handbag, then you probably already know that tiny dogs often come with prominent personalities.

And a video that has been shared on Twitter by the New York Police Department shows just how brave these small dogs can be.

In the video, two masked robbers, one holding a gun, try to hold up a pharmacy in Brooklyn, New York.

As one of the masked raiders jumps over the counter, a small white dog appears to ‘confront’ the robber and starts to bark at him.

The dog disappears out of the shot and which point one of the robbers falls over and lands almost precisely where the small dog had been only moments earlier.

The thief then gets to his feet and runs out of the pharmacy empty-handed.

WATCH: What My Last Pringles See Right At The Bottom Of The Can

We have all been there; you are sitting down watching your favourite Amazon Prime flicks, eating your pringles when you get down to your very last few.

But your hand is too big to get them, and you don’t want to turn the tube upside down because, if you do, then the billions of crumbs will fall all over your sofa. 

So instead, you stretch your fingers out as much as you can as you try to reach for the last few pringles. 

You also have to keep peering down the can to see just how many you have got left before you go and get another can. 

The problem is, that you use so much force to try and reach them, that the remaining few pringles end up being destroyed meaning that you have no choice other than to resort to turning the can upside down. 

But a video that has been shared on TikTok gives us a glimpse into what our pringles must see as we scoop around, trying to find them. 

The video was uploaded by @BritishPromise.Cats and has been liked nearly 12 million times in just under 24 hours! 

WATCH: Is This Kangaroo Keeping Watch Over Someone’s Home?!

Let’s face it; we would all like to have our own security guard posted outside the front of our house. 

Especially during the night or when we are away. 

There is nothing worse than coming home after a long day at work, to find that some scroat has broken into your house, and nicked all of your stuff. 

But one TikTok user in Australia has filmed what appears to be a massive kangaroo as it seems to keep watch over a house. 

Is this a highly trained, personal protection kangaroo? 

Or is the kangaroo standing there, looking out for the next human to beat up? 

The way the kangaroo is looking from left to right clearly shows that it has had some professional security training. 

Either way, we like the idea of Close Protection Kangaroos that will keep watch over your house while you are away. 

@caragh19 posted the video on her TikTok account with the caption: ‘What it’s like living in Australia’. 

Dozens Of Dead Dogs & Cats Found In ‘Animal Welfare’ Volunteers Property

Dozens of dead cats and dogs have been found inside the house of an animal welfare volunteer in Yawata City, Japan, according to reports from local police and NHK (5th June).

Officers wearing personal protective equipment searched the property that belonged to the 50-year-old volunteer.

They found a large amount of rubbish, faeces and dozens of dead cats and dogs.

According to local reports, the 50-year-old animal welfare volunteer had been “rescuing” stray dogs and cats for several years.

Neighbours had been reporting to the local authorities that a foul smell had been coming from the property and that dogs had been left to bark throughout the day and night.

These reports to local authorities had spanned over two years.

Owing to the complaints, local officials had visited the property on several occasions and ended up giving the volunteer’ words of advice’ regarding the welfare of the animals.

Local police are now examining whether the woman failed to provide sufficient food to the dogs and cats, which would be a violation of the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals.

Police entered the residence after receiving a tip-off from an animal conservation group in Kobe City. Erika Kawada, a member of the group, visited the house on Wednesday.

“There was manure on the ceiling, and there were bones of dead dogs and cats on the second floor.

“I was so angry and sad, and wondered why [the animals] had been entrusted to this person.”

Kawada described the case as an example of what is known as “Rearing Failure on a Large Scale.”

“By continuing to accept cats and dogs and not listen to outside advice, it became impossible to raise [the animals] properly,” she said. “This so-called ‘Rearing Failure on a Large Scale’ is a form of animal cruelty.

“I think it is important for the [volunteer] to think carefully about how to responsibly raise [the animals] such that these situations can be prevented.”

According to the Ministry of the Environment, there were more than 2,000 cases of “Rearing Failure on a Large Scale” nationwide in 2018.

Image credit: NHK / Tokyo Reporter

The Tragic Case Of A Pregnant Elephant That Died After Eating A Firework-Stuffed Pineapple

If like me, you are an animal lover, then you will probably also feel a bit of heartache each time you hear about an animal as majestic as an elephant being killed. 

For example, we feel the rage and anger every time we hear about a “hunter” slaying an elephant just so their deficient and defective ego can feel good about itself for a few seconds. 

But elephants do not just have to worry about hunters and poachers as they try to survive in their natural habitats. 

A 15-year-old elephant recently died in India after it ate a pineapple that had been packed with fireworks. 

The majestic creature had ventured into a village in Kerala’s Silent Vally Forest looking for something to eat. 

The pineapple had been placed where it was by a farmer who wanted to use it to scare off wild boar.

According to the New Zealand Herald, the elephant did not die straight away. Instead, the damage caused to its jaw meant that it could not eat and so it died of hunger.  

Wildlife officials confirmed that the mother-to-be was found nearby in a river. 

Mohan Krishnan wrote: 

“She trusted everyone. 

“When the pineapple she ate exploded, she must have been shocked not thinking about herself, but about the child, she was going to give birth to in 18 to 20 months.

“She didn’t harm a single human being even when she ran in searing pain in the streets of the village. 

“She didn’t crush a single home.

“When we saw her she was standing in the river, with her head dipped in the water. She had a sixth sense that she was going to die.”

A Kerala Forest Department spokesperson told Sky News

“It seems this elephant was very unfortunate and unlucky. In my 20 years of service, I have heard of three such cases in the past with elephants. It is very sad, and we are all very sad about it.”

Despite the best efforts of wildlife conservationists, they could not save the elephant, and she died shortly after being found. 

Landsharks Spotted In Hay Field

Although you are probably familiar with the term ‘Landshark’, you probably haven’t actually seen a real one. Until now.

‘Landshark’ is the affectionate term given to police dogs by their two-legged comrades. ‘Furry missile’ is another term that comes to mind.

But it would seem that the original landsharks have now made it into the hayfields of the English countryside and they appear to be hungry.

But now that the real ones have turned up, does this mean that we are going to have to give a different name to our police dogs!?

I am just thinking out loud on this because if a police officer says: ‘release the landsharks’ people are going to need to know whether or not the dogs or the real landsharks have been released?

Not that it makes too much difference anyway, because both of them will bite you if you put up a struggle.

Police Dog ‘Apologises’ After Eating Its Uniform

If you have a friend or family member who serves in the emergency services, then you are probably more used to police dogs being called ‘landsharks’ or ‘furry missiles’.

You have probably also heard stories about ‘landsharks’ carrying out feats which even the bravest humans would think twice about doing. 

In summary, the emergency services and their many supporters have a lot of time and affection for service animals and, in particular, police dogs. 

My uncle was a police dog handler for two decades, and he would often get me to ‘volunteer’ as a suspect whenever we would take his Landshark out for a walk into the wilderness.

And I was always happy to oblige as I wanted to do ‘my bit’ for the Landshark fraternity, even if it did mean nearly getting my foot bitten off when hiding up trees. 

But one Landshark has ended up having to write an apology after chewing its uniform up after only one month on the job. 

Apparently, K9′ Tango’ took a dislike to its uniform. So decided to eat it. 

A post shared on the Newberg-Dundee Police Department Facebook page confirmed:

“My name is Tango. I ate my brand new police uniform within one month of working here.” This is why we can’t have nice things”.

With the post was a picture of Tango with a very distinct ‘IDGAF’ look on its face. 

Tango had even gone to the trouble of writing a message that said:

“My name is Tango. I ate my brand new police uniform within one month of working here”. 

It sounds to me like Tango needs some more tennis balls to chew on!  

Police Name Horse ‘Hero’ As A Tribute To NHS Workers

A police horse has been named ‘Hero’ by his two-legged colleagues in tribute to the remarkable men and women who are battling to save as many lives as possible during the COVID-19 national emergency. 

Police horses are traditionally named after geographical locations across their force area. 

Avon & Somerset Police already have police horses named: PH Blaise, PH Clifton, PH Mendip, PH Quantock, PH Somerset, PH Trinity and PH Wellington.

But Avon and Somerset Police broke with this age-old tradition when they decided to name their newest four-legged recruit in dedication to the NHS

The naming ‘ceremony’ took place on 16th April. 

PH ‘Hero’ | Avon and Somerset Police

A spokesperson for the force said: 

“The move will be a lasting tribute to the NHS workers and carers who have been saving lives and comforting the sick and dying during the Coronavirus pandemic”.

PH ‘Hero’ arrived in the UK from Ireland in January with the passport name of “Callow’s Hero” and has quickly become known as ‘Hero’ in the stables and by his rider, PC Tracey Small.

The name also recognises five-year-old Hero’s fast-track career. 

Usually, police horses undergo several months of training behind the scenes, but Hero has already started work in earnest. 

He is out working in the community, regularly patrolling alongside his more experienced stablemates as their riders engage with the public and encourage people to stay home to save lives and protect the NHS.

Sergeant Ed Amor explained: 

“We wanted to take this opportunity to recognise the amazing work of NHS staff not just for now, but in the years ahead.

“We can confirm that Hero has many of the appropriate credentials to represent our NHS partners, having proved himself to be kind and brave, a hard worker and fast learner and a horse who adores people, especially children.

“We are immensely proud of our work in supporting and helping to protect the NHS, and our intention is that when the pandemic is finally over, Hero will be a lasting recognition of the sacrifices and bravery of NHS workers. 

“He will also continue to proudly unite our respective organisations for years to come as he goes about his future work, helping to control crowds, patrolling communities to reduce crime and provide reassurance, searching for missing people in open areas and in his community engagement and ceremonial duties.”

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens added: 

“I was delighted when I heard about the naming of the newest police horse as it recognises the heroic efforts of the NHS and carers. 

“These individuals have always gone above and beyond to keep us safe, especially in recent weeks. 

“Hero will continue to serve as a reminder that we cannot let all the hard work of the NHS be in vain; we must all continue to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.”

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WATCH: Don’t Panic! The Stormtroopers And Their Landsharks Are Out On Patrol

It would seem that even ‘the dark side’ has decided to join the fight against coronavirus by deploying Stormtroopers to our streets. 

They have even come armed with this own ‘landsharks’; no doubt primed to hunt down deadly COVID-19. 

A video of these Stormtroopers in action was uploaded to social media by Dan Lindop who just happened to spot one in Nantwich. 

The Stormtrooper in this video acted cool, calm and collected when he/she realised that he/she was being filmed. He/she didn’t reach for their laser weapon. 

Nope. 

He/she simply pointed, knowingly, at the person filming him/her as they drove by. 

I am not sure about you, but I feel safer knowing that the dark side has landed on earth to help us fight COVID-19…

When Vader lifts the lock down !!!

Posted by Dan Lindop on Saturday, April 4, 2020

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