14 bomb dogs die in sealed truck

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  1. happyhound

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    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Lawsuit-14-bomb-sniffing-dogs-on-way-to-2402337.php

     
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    Omg that's awful!!!!
     
  3. Kat09Tails

    Kat09Tails *Now with Snark*

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    :*( Absolutely a shame...

    Is it fairly common in Texas to store dogs in refrigerated trucks? I've never heard of such a goofy thing.
     
  4. AliciaD

    AliciaD On second thought...

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    That is horrible, my god. Although I really don't know, it seems like a completely horrible way to die.
     
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    Absolutely disgusting.
    Why pretend you can be held responsible for a creature's life if you're just going to do a less-than-half-assed job?
     
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    MAYBE if it's really hot, but the article says the date was Dec 21. Of course it's usually still pretty warm sometimes in December (80s are not unusual), but still.
     
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    Sweet72947 Squishy face

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    Ok that whole company needs to go out of business and NEVER EVER EVER work with live animals again!!!!!!
     
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    DogKisses Durp Dog

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    Wait, did they freeze to death or heat to death? If it's in the 90's and the cooling system wasn't on, then they could have easily had heat stroke too.

    Either way that is just awful. Great dogs lost, all of the training put into them, ugh.
     
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    I assumed they overheated? I'd think it takes quite a bit of cold to kill a large fairly sturdy double coated dog like a GSD. Especially one in a plastic kennel, if that's what they were in.

    Either way I find it very disturbing. Poor dogs, and how upsetting for the owners and sellers.
     
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    It's totally possible it was because they were boxed in a running truck that was not moving that the exhaust killed them. That would also fit the panicked state the dogs apparently were in before they expired.

    It's a sad waste of life.

    ETA Weather underground says the temperature that day in Houston was 82 degrees. I guess heat stroke is totally possible.

    http://www.wunderground.com/history...tml?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA
     
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    This is very upsetting. I am speechless..
     
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    OMG that's beyond horrible those poor poor poor dogs
     
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    That is horrific :( poor dogs.
     
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    My heart goes out to the trainers, and everyone involved in encouraging and training such good dogs. If I were one of them I would want a the responsible head on a poke if it was intentional. If it were a complete uneducated accident the responsible party has that to face forever and I wouldn't wish that on anyone either. Just horrid.
    run free dogs in a place where things like this could never happen.
     
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    You all KNOW what I'm thinking.
     
  16. Lilavati

    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    I assumed it was heat stroke.

    What possessed them to leave them in that truck? What could they possibly have been thinking?
     
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    Bahamutt99 Dafuq?

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    Is it normal for a lawsuit to take 1 year to be filed? At first I thought this was recent, but the date would be tomorrow. I guess the article was spurred more by the filing of the suit than the incident itself?
     
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    ever wish a thread title would vanish, every time I see this one my heart hurts. I have had heat stroke, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. I hope they win their suit.
     
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    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    Very normal. Often suits are filed just before the statute of limitations would expire. Often the parties are trying to settle it out of court, or people just take their time getting a lawyer and getting the complaint drafted. For that matter, lawyers will often put something on the back burner if the SOL is not fairly soon, unless the client really pushes for them to act sooner. One year is actually pretty quick, since the SOL is probably 3 three years . . .

    And yes, the article was probably spawned by the court complaint. People watch the court dockets for stories . . . whereas the parties might not have discussed this publicly when it happened.
     
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    Bahamutt99 Dafuq?

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    Thanks, Lilavati. I was wondering. I tend against procrastination in my personal habits, so the legal process is painfully slow by my way of thinking.

    (Falls silent after being hypnotized by Lilavati's anime-earth-moon picture.)
     

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