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By Kelli Stopczynski (kstopczynski@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV Reporter | May 10, 2012
He has soulful brown eyes, unwavering confidence and he's the reason Kelly Holland keeps going … literally. “He sleeps beside my bed, on my side of the bed,” Holland said.  “When I get up, he gets up. When I go somewhere he goes with me. And he's my stabilizer.  He keeps me from falling, he keeps me standing up, walking straight.” “He” is Bear - a 90-pound chocolate Labrador Retriever, trained to be Holland's...
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May 3, 2012
DETROIT (AP) - An abandoned beagle is receiving medical attention after being found in a urine-soaked trash bag on Detroit's east side. The Michigan Humane Society says Thursday that the 2-year-old dog may have been inside the bag for days and possibly suffered some type of trauma before she was found Wednesday by a person who works in the area. The dog appeared to be in pain when picked up by the Humane Society. It was examined by veterinarians and given painkillers.
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WSBT-TV Report | May 3, 2012
According to the Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 12-year-old Buddy was found in a ditch with injuries that likely came from being used as bait in organized pit bull fights. Now he needs someone to give him a loving home. Buddy would do better in a home that has no children or other pets, according to the Humane Society. If you want to adopt this WSBT Pet of the Week, call the Humane Society at (574) 255-4726. Because of his age, the adoption fee will be reduced.
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By Colleen Ferreira (cferreira@wsbt.com), Click here to follow Colleen on Twitter | By Colleen Ferreira (cferreira@wsbt.com), Click here to follow Colleen on Twitter | March 16, 2012
Animal hoarding is defined as having more animals than you can handle. Many hoarders don't have the money or means to take care of each animal. "They're good people, they're well meaning but they usually have some type of dementia or mental disability,” Ecker said. So what happens to these animal hoarders? Adult protective services will do frequent checkups on them. The humane society doesn't take away all the pets away from the homeowner, unless it's absolutely necessary.
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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 Colleen Ferreira, WSBT-TV Reporter | February 7, 2012
It's one of the most disturbing cases of animal abuse seen in South Bend. The St. Joseph County Humane Society rescued a dog near Locust and Jackson roads on Tuesday afternoon. The poodle mix was on the verge of death and eventually had to be put down. This case is so serious the Humane Society is offering a reward to anyone who comes forward with information on the person that abused this dog. If you know anything relating to this dog, or if you saw anyone dropping off a dog in the Locust-Jackson area of South Bend on Tuesday, the Humane Society is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who abused this dog. Call the humane society at 574-255-4726 . This is only the second time a reward has been on the table - that shows you just how much they want justice for this puppy.
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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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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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By John Paul (jpaul@wsbt.com), Click here to follow John on Twitter | By John Paul (jpaul@wsbt.com), Click here to follow John on Twitter | September 22, 2011
One of the world's largest and most aggressive snakes, an African Rock Python, was found in Elkhart County and is assumed to be someone's lost pet. With the snake weighing in at 65 pounds and 12 feet long, the python is making Elkhart County Humane Society agents feel uncomfortable because of its unpredictable behavior. Agents from the Humane Society captured the python on Wednesday after the county police saw teens playing with the snake outside a home. ”This snake is a very aggressive and could have easily constricted and killed them,” said Anne Reel, director of the Elkhart County Humane Society.
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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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