Friday, April 22, 2005

Friday Hound Blogging

So if you ask one of the overlords if they take good care of the dogs while they are exploiting them you'll get a long winded speech about how they're athletes and it wouldn't make sense to mistreat them and anyway there are veterinarians around and on and on and on.

Yeah. Veterinarians like Dr. Paul F. Kippenberger, a board member of the National Greyhound Association who just lost his license for, of all things, cruelty to animals. Kippenberger declined to comment, but his attorney, Chester Darling, said the veterinarian intends to appeal immediately to Suffolk Superior Court on the grounds that he was treated unfairly.

"My client loves animals," Darling said. "Well, the sick and hurt ones get on his nerves a little, but mostly he just ignores them." Anne Collins, executive director of the Division of Professional Licensure, which oversees the veterinary board, said Kippenberger's case was ''the worst veterinary case we've ever seen. I asked him why he became a Vet in the first place and he said it was because he thought it would help him 'pick up chicks.'"

Luckily, this week's hound will not have to be treated by ex-Dr. Kippenberger, but you could help him meet a good Vet in your neighborhood. Say hello to Abita War Eagle:

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Eagle is an extra large and well mannered boy. He is very mellow and easygoing. He gives kisses, likes attention and he loves to be next to you. He will lean against you when you are walking. His tail wags in all different directions when he is happy and he likes to flip toys in the air. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.

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