Those of you who follow my alternate ego, Baron Destructo, on Facebook, are aware that between the blog updates and the occasional sarcastic comments, my timeline is mostly made up of dog-related links. I share lost dog alerts, dog news and, on occasion, warn against the mistreatment of animals. The latter category covers a wide variety of possibilities, hardships poor dogs must endure. Just today, for example, I came across THIS:
Yes, it’s admittedly hard to look at, but we need to get the word out. Submitting your dog to the humiliation of silly headgear will NOT be tolerated! Say NO to dogs in funny hats! I mean, consider this collage of doggy degradation. What is going through poor Ralphie’s mind? I’ll tell you what he’s thinking! “Surely there’s an easier way to keep my ears warm!”.
While on the subject of dogs, I came across this news report about an elderly couple allegedly swindled out of their beloved pooch:
According to the senior couple, Penny (Pennie) Jekot, director of The Humane Alliance of Rutherford County, tricked them into signing over ownership of their dog, buddy. When a reporter questioned the charity director about the allegations, Mr. Jekot became snippy, leading to this shocking exchange:
Reporter: Are you planning to sell it? What are you planning to do with the dog?
Penny Jekot: That’s none of your business, woman.
Actually, given the suspect circumstances and the fact that Ms. Jekot runs a charitable organization, I think it’s everyone’s business. I tried contacting Penny Jekot on her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/penny.jekot?fref=ts), but received no response to my polite query. I’ll think I’ll try The Humane Alliance of Rutherford County tomorrow and get their side of the story – although, even if they claim it was all an honest mistake, I don’t see why they haven’t taken steps to rectify matters. Anyway, if you’re as curious as I am and would like to ask the charity for clarification, here’s the information on The Humane Alliance of Rutherford County: Address: 975 Bridge Ave, Murfreesboro, TN 37127, Phone:(615) 907-7093
Sad. Now it’s been suggested that Ms. Jekot has already sold the dog on craigslist: Have You Seen This? – Charity Accused Of Stealing Woman’s Furry …
Well, hopefully some answers tomorrow!
Oh, and if you can, please circulate this story.