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By Colleen Ferreira, WSBT-TV Reporter | February 7, 2012
SOUTH BEND - The Humane Society says the reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who abused a dog and left it to die on a South Bend street is up to $2,875. The Humane Society originally offered $500, but that has grown because of donations to the reward fund from the public. So far there have been no real leads, so read the original story below and if you have any information about this crime, call (574) 255-4726.   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Original story: It's one of the most disturbing cases of animal abuse seen in South Bend.
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By TOM MOOR Tribune Staff Writer | August 16, 2011
MISHAWAKA - Local humane society officials are urging people to be aware of the dangers that can come with owning pit bulls after two pit bull terriers reportedly mauled a beagle and injured a woman during an attack on Monday afternoon. The beagle has since died, while the pit bulls will likely be put down this week, officials said. "These dogs can show no signs of aggressive behavior, and something kind of sets them off," said Jordan McGuire, animal control officer with the Humane Society of St. Joseph County.
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WSBT-TV Report | July 24, 2013
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY - Your help has reunited a family and their dog. Kristie Schieber says donations helped get "Skeeter" out of the Humane Society of St. Joseph County. As WSBT told you on Wednesday, Skeeter ran away earlier this week, was found and then dropped off at the Humane Society in Mishawaka. His owner Gary Schieber suffered a stroke and was in the hospital for several months before recently being released.     On Sunday, some people came over to Gary's home to visit, and Skeeter accidentally got out and ran away.
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March 16, 2011
WEST BRANCH, Mich. (AP) — Humane Society workers say they're caring for 77 cats after a Michigan man who was spending $300 a week on food and kitty litter realized that he could no longer keep up with them. The Grand Rapids Press reports the man sought help, and humane society officials responded by trying to catch and rescue as many of the cats as they could from a house, garage and small barn on the man's property near West Branch. The Humane Society of West Michigan is now caring for the 77 rescued cats.
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WSBT-TV Report | September 5, 2011
Pet owners in St. Joseph County can get their dogs and cats free rabies vaccinations from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 Locations Granger: Petco, 415 University Court Lakeville: Lakeville Hoosier Tire, 65465 U.S. 31 Mishawaka: Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 2506 Grape Road North Liberty: North Liberty Town Hall, 300 S. Main St. South...
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January 7, 2012
SOUTH RUSSELL, Ohio (AP) - Wally the Walmart horse is looking for a new home. That's the nickname given to a 9-year-old standardbred horse that a humane society says was left at a northeast Ohio store by an Amish teenager more than two months ago. Humane Officer Christian Courtwright in Geauga County says the teen apparently unhooked the horse from a buggy, tied it to a rail at the Walmart in Middlefield and never came...
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By Kristin Bien (kbien@wsbt.com) | March 20, 2010
BERRIEN COUNTY — The luck of the Irish was with two dogs rescued on St. Patrick's Day in Benton Harbor. The stray dogs were brought into the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan and immediately taken to a local animal hospital. Unfortunately, the dogs were in such terrible condition the humane society didn't know if they had the money pay for all the medical care the dogs needed. But the community stepped up. Just a few days ago, Chance was on the verge of death. The terrier-mix was brought into the Humane Society Wednesday by a man who worked in the area and found him on the side of the road.
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By Kristin Bien (kbien@wsbt.com) | January 4, 2011
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — A 300-pound farm pig was captured New Year's Day after police got a call that it was chasing a man through his neighborhood. He is not your average suspect, but the pink perp sure caused a lot of trouble. "I got a call from [St. Joseph County] dispatch saying there was a pig chasing a man through a subdivision," said Melissa Bishop, the shelter manager and humane officer at the St. Joseph County Humane Society. It took neighbors, police and the St. Joseph County Humane Society to capture the big pig. The Humane Society takes in a lot of different animals, including a squirrel named Bert who is currently in the care of the shelter.
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By Rachel Lake (rlake@wsbt.com), Click here to friend Rachel on Facebook | By Rachel Lake (rlake@wsbt.com), Click here to friend Rachel on Facebook | January 19, 2013
Here's a story we think you're just going to love... A young girl with a huge heart and a major soft spot for more than 50 dogs waiting for homes. You could easily call sixth-grader Kam Gottlieb a dog lover. "They're just so cuddly and playful. I don't know, there's something, I've always had a place for them in my heart," said Gottlieb. Kam vacations with her family in southwest Michigan every summer. Over the years, the Gottliebs have donated toys and food to the humane society there.
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WSBT-TV Report | October 25, 2011
ST. JOSPEH COUNTY - A pit bull attacked two adults in their home at the 56000 block of Oak Road at 11a.m. on Tuesday, said police.  Nancy Peppers, 68, and Teresa Reeves, 47, were attacked by their pit bull after police say the dog had a seizure and Peppers went to the dog's aid. Then the pit-bull turned on Nancy and started to bite her. Police said Reeves then went to help Peppers and got involved in the attack. Peppers and Reeves own three pit bulls mixed but only one of them was inside the home when the attack happened.
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