(CNN) – For a Milwaukee family, this year’s Christmas miracle did not arrive on a sleigh guided by reindeer. He arrived through a bus from the county transit system.
After finishing his bus route around midnight on December 18, Jamie Grabowski, a Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver, was heading back to the garage when he saw two dogs entering and leaving the street. Then, she stopped.
“Hello, you two! They need to go home right now, ”Grabowski can be heard saying in the bus surveillance video while he lowers the window. “Come on, come on, inside!”
Grabowski stopped the bus, opened the front door, went out and guided the pit bull and the doberman pinscher on board, where they explored while she contacted the transit office.
“I got them on the bus because I thought they were going to be beaten,” he told the dispatcher before addressing his furry passengers. “Come here, babies! I know. Come here. I’m going to take you home. “
Grabowski, a self-proclaimed “lovely dog,” feared dogs would freeze in the weather of -6 degrees Celsius (20 degrees Fahrenheit), he said. He played with them while he waited for a cop to pick them up, the video shows.
“It was supposed to be meant for me to find these dogs,” he told WITI, a CNN affiliate.
The police officer took the dogs to their patrol and took them to the Milwaukee Area Pet Control Commission, which contacted the dog family.
The owner of the dogs, Stephanie Gómez, told WITI that the dogs were released when their mother left them outside to do their needs.
“He turned around for a good five seconds, turned around and left,” Gomez said.
Grabowski found the couple about 4 km from their home, according to the Milwaukee County Transit System.
When they learned that Grabowski had taken care of their dogs even though he had never met them, he made Gomez’s family happy, the owner told WITI.
“I thought we wouldn’t see them again,” he said. “We were all in panic right now because basically these are our children.”
What story is behind the dogs and cats that reach animal shelters? And how is the experience of adopting a pet that has been abandoned by its owners? With these premises, SER Alcazar has launched a new section dedicated to the adoption of animals In collaboration with ‘Animalcázar’, the animal guard of Alcazar de San Juan.
Every Tuesday, in ‘Today for today La Mancha’, and from the hand of volunteers of ‘Animalcázar’, we will know some of the dogs or cats that are in this shelter, how they got there, what characteristics they have or what care they need. Further, We will have testimonials from people who have decided to adopt to some of these animals thus giving them a new life.
‘Animalcázar’ now has about 70 dogs and 130 cats In its facilities, figures that usually increase after holiday periods, when there are more dropouts. Despite this, he points out Francisco Javier Sánchez, volunteer of the protector, “we do not lack enthusiasm and desire to work, although what we would like is to cease to exist because that would mean that there are no abandoned dogs.”
In this first program, we have known the history of Dobbi, which came to the protector in 2016 and has been waiting for three years to be adopted. Dobbi arrived at the shelter through Sultan, a dog that was found in the Alcazar polygon, “with very shattered pads and many wounds.” A day later, Dobbi appeared on the same site, “as if he were looking for Sultan.”
Dobbi is a podenco hybrid, quiet, about four years of life, very receptive to love, compatible with dogs of other breeds, and with some problem of hypothyroidism that, thanks to a small treatment, does not prevent him from leading a completely normal life. Those interested in adopting it can contact ‘Animalcázar’ on the phone 605 26 39 39 or on its website.
In space we have also known the Manoli’s testimony, which last January 4 adopted Ceres, a dog whose daughter fell in love after volunteering with the protector. “Maybe she is not a beautiful dog, but what she gives you on an emotional level makes her the prettiest,” explains Manoli, who underlines the “grateful” attitude of the adopted dogs and ensures that “if tomorrow I had to make the decision, the would take again with eyes closed. “
Listen here to the full section with ‘Animalcázar’:
Christmas nights, gunpowder, family gatherings, music until late at night, vacations, among others, are moments in which we ask ourselves: What to do with our pets? How to minimize the stress they may feel from the activities involved in this era? What should we do to make dogs and cats feel comfortable during this season?
The end of the year festivities are a time to spend with our loved ones, and as dogs and cats they are a fundamental part of our families, also dWe must think of them when planning the activities that are customary to perform by these dates. And it is precisely there where the key lies so that both they and we can enjoy the festivities and their company to the fullest.
Christmas pet friendly
Dogs and cats are curious by nature, and at this time that curiosity is increased by having Christmas ornaments, cables, lights and even food that are of color and striking shapes for them, become ideal elements for games that can be dangerous.
If you choose to please your child by giving him a pet, it should be clear that it is not an object and that it is a commitment of the whole family with rules and tasks.
one. Educate dogs and cats lovingly so that they do not approach Christmas decorations. It is important that they practice proper physical activity away from home and that within it they have their own toys that allow them to be distracted.
2. Protect the cables with covers, tape or try to place them under mats, behind furniture or in high places to avoid being bitten or can make our pets get tangled up when running in the house.
3. Ensure that Christmas decorations are made of resistant materials and that do not have sharp points or surfaces.
Four. Always be alert to the movements of our furry friends, and if you are away from home, disconnect the Christmas lights and hide any object with which they can harm themselves.
5. To prevent them from eating risky foods for their health such as chocolates, sweets or leftovers from Christmas dinners, we must maintain the normal diet and occasionally give them a snack as a reward for their good behavior. It is worth noting visitors that they should not give them food that is not part of the regular diet of our pets.
If the idea is to travel and enjoy vacations in the company of our pet, Planning is indispensable. From the choice of the destination (that is pet friendly), until the means of transport must be previously evaluated.
It is necessary to take care of the health of pets this season.
one.Choose the destination very well: places that allow you to rest and that have adequate spaces to be free and have fun. It is also important to choose a suitable place to avoid setbacks due to excessive heat or cold.
two.Prepare our pet’s suitcase with the necessary items: containers for water and food, enough food, snacks, bed and blankets, scraper and muzzle, toys, toiletries, vaccination card, contact information plate and a small first aid kit in case of emergencies.
3. If the trip is by car or bus, the recommendation is that your pet travel in a guacal, with harness or scraper so that at the moment of a curve or a strong braking you are always safe.
Four. For air travel you should check in advance lThe prices and rules of each airline.
5. Before each trip, regardless of the medium, Ideally, the pet should have an empty stomach and always have water available.
And if it should stay …
When traveling in the company of our four-legged friend is not a viable option, A nursery or canine school is an excellent option.
Currently there are some that offer services for days, weeks or months and have the appropriate infrastructure for our pets to have a good time: forests, parks, games, swimming pools, walks, spa, etc.
one. Seek suggestions from family, friends or our trusted veterinarian.
two. The ideal is to have several options in the sights and take the time to make a previous visit to know the facilities and the human team that will be with our dog or cat.
3. It is important that the school or nursery has a veterinary doctor available 24 hours a day.
In addition, keep up to date the vaccination card, emergency telephones and information about possible allergies of our furry.
Hundreds of people queued yesterday, early in the morning, near the church of San Anton so that their pets received the traditional blessing on their patron’s holiday.
Shortly after nine o’clock in the morning, Father Ángel began spraying the early risers with holy water at the door of the church, on Hortaleza Street, although he planned to begin the blessing ceremony an hour later.
That has been the case of Bat, a dog that, as his owner Alejandra commented, “is like a brother, one of the family” and who participated for the first time in this rite, as if it were “a christening».
Dressed in coats, in carriers, boxes or even in bags, little by little the protagonists of this day were arriving, mostly dogs and cats, although the blessing is open to animals of any species.
It is the case of both turtles Rosario, another neighbor of the capital, who are already habitual because, in their three years of life, is the third time they go with their owner to receive the health promise and protection of San Antón.
Another Madrilenian, Margot, took her five dogs, encouraged by the hope that her animals “are still very well” in health.
Father Ángel recalled that on this date not only the animals are blessed but also “the people who come with them: the owner, the master, the friend.”
Taking advantage of this day, various groups and organizations installed positions in the immediate vicinity of the church, such as the National Friends of Animals Association, which encourages “responsible ownership, adoption versus purchase and animal welfare.” “I think the church is doing a good job in this case because it helps bring everyone together, it is a way to unite for a common good,” said one of these volunteers.
Listen to the interview with Silvia Madrazo, owner of Keira
Keira, a doberman of only 3 years, died Monday by ingesting grass with poison in a park of Portugalete. Silvia Madrazo, its owner, filed a complaint yesterday at the City Council for her death.
It all started last Friday, as Madrazo has said today in Hoy por Hoy Bilbao. The woman took her dog for a walk in the area known as El Hoyo, in La Florida park, next to a friend and her dogs. There several people alerted him that there could be sausages with pins inside, so they both took their pets out of the park.
As he has said, they continued to walk around the area when he observed that one of her friend’s dogs vomited “grass with enough foam.” Finally, both decided to return home.
“It was something before five in the afternoon when Keira started vomiting until suddenly, she started to take blood and we took her to the vet to run,” he said.
Once there, they were told that it looked “bad”, which seemed to be “poison.” Madrazo did not hesitate and hurried to put it on the Facebook page, to alert other owners and so they would not take their dogs to that area.
They were complicated days. “On Sunday he had an improvement. He got up and asked me to pee,” he recalled. However, “after lying down after peeing, he did not get up again,” he lamented.
Madrazo asks for increased vigilance so that this does not happen again. This Sunday, at 12 noon, a rally has been convened in the Florida park in support of relatives of poisoned pets. There will also be a whisk to look for strange elements that can affect dogs.
In Mairiporá, rural area of São Paulo (Brazil), international fights of pitbull dogs were carried out. These are events with a large organization and have been carried out in other countries of the world. As reported by the AFP news agency, last year the organization operated in the Dominican Republic.
The macabre scene found by the police officers who were part of the operation came to impress Matheus Laiola, commissioner of the Parana Civil Police, who said that in his 13 years in the public force “he had never seen anything like that”.
The commissioner explained that, in unfortunate conditions, the dogs fought among themselves and on the premises bets were made by the winner. It is even mentioned that the fights were transmitted and could also bet from other countries.
The pit bulls, Laiola reports, were trained and they were not given water or food for days, that in order to “be more stressed when fighting.”
Following an anonymous complaint, officers were able to identify the farm in Mairiporá, where the fights were taking place. Upon arrival, police found injured and dead dogs. Some were dying, Laiola said.
Officers found several dead and injured dogs.
Paraná AFP Civil Police
One of the most macabre images, according to the commissioner’s statements recorded by AFP, was the body of a pit bull that was being roasted to eat, something that the commissioner described as “a horror scene”.
One of the detainees is a veterinarian who was trying to revive a pit bull to fight again that same night.
In the operation last weekend 41 people were arrested, including a Mexican, an American (who officiated as a referee of the fights) and a Peruvian. Now, Laiola explained, it is investigated how much money was moving in these types of events.
AFP said that during the capture, 47,000 reais (a little less than 40 million pesos) were found and that one of the pit bulls was being sold for fights for a price of 200,000 reais (263 million pesos).
The charges for which the detainees will be charged are those of organization for crime, animal abuse and gambling practices.
Several countries in the world have already adopted certain public policies, laws and sanctions to eradicate animal abuse. In Colombia, Law 1774 of 2016 penalizes those who harm animals with their acts.
In the article It is established that animals are ‘sentient beings’ and attempt against them would mean fines of up to 60 current legal monthly minimum wages and up to 36 months in prison.
There are few diversions more genuine than that of a dog that collects and returns a ball thrown by its owner. Until now, it was believed that the ability to interpret human social cues, such as those required by a search game like that, were acquired by dogs after their domestication at least 15,000 years ago. However, an experiment conducted with wolf cubs has completely surprised scientists. The wolverines were able to play ball with unknown humans as naturally as a labrador or a poodle. The unexpected results, published in the magazine “iScience”, indicate that the specimens that demonstrated this property could be the ones chosen by humans to have them as a company, features that were later enhanced in dogs.
The findings were made by chance when Hansen Wheat, a researcher at the University of Stockholm (Sweden), and his team worked with thirteen wolverines from three different litters to evaluate various behaviors. In one of those tests, an experimenter whom the puppy does not know throws a tennis ball in a room and, without the benefit of any previous experience or training, encourages the animal to pick it up and bring it back.
The researchers did not expect the wolverines to know how the game worked. In fact, the first two litters they worked with showed little or no interest in the ball, much less recover it. However, in the third litter, three eight-week-old puppies not only went for the ball, but also responded to the stranger’s signals and brought them back.
“When I saw the first wolf cub retrieve the ball, I literally got goosebumps,” Hansen acknowledges. «It was very surprising, nobody expected it. And it was especially surprising that the wolves recovered a ball for a person they had never seen before, ”he emphasizes.
The finding has important implications in understanding how dogs were domesticated, and in the selective pressures to gather beneficial traits in them. This directed play behavior, which was believed to have arisen in dogs after domestication, may have already been found in wolves. Precisely, the wolf cubs that showed it could have been chosen as a company for humans, a feature that would also be a selective advantage in the early stages of dog domestication.
The team will continue to work with the data it has collected over three years raising wolves and dogs in identical conditions to learn even more about their differences and similarities in behavior.
Saint Sebastian of the kings Organize this first Saturday the first Dog Show of Local Police in which up to 9 units from the entire Community of Madrid will participate.
From the north zone, there will be dogs from Algete, El Molar and Pedrezuela. From the south, from Leganés and Fuenlabrada. Although canine units of Arganda del Rey, Villanueva de la Cañada and Villalbilla will also attend.
The importance of these animals lies in their ability to detect narcotic substances in school environments, playgrounds, parks and other spaces frequented by young people. Luis Gascón is a police officer from Sanse.
They are expected to come the mayor, Narciso Romero, and the vice mayor, Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero. The ‘Adopt K9’ association will also participate, which helps ‘retired’ dogs find a new family. The appointment, at 1 noon on Saturday in the Plaza de la Constitución.