Morning Mix Mutts

THIS WEEK'S MUTT: CAIN



Cain is a pit bull puppy at the Humane Society of Erie County with his two sisters. They are 16 weeks old now and looking for homes. HSEC has had them since they were not much bigger than guinea pigs. Cain is a little shy and needs work with his training, but he loves to cuddle and be loved on. He and his sisters are up to date on their vaccines and already have been fixed. Meet Cain and his sisters at the Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior Street, Sandusky, or call 419/626-6220.

The Humane Society Of Erie Co. 5k walk/run is coming up this Saturday, April 12. They are still accepting registrations and will be registering the day of the event as well. Registrations are available at the shelter as well as online via facebook or at www.humanesocietyoferiecounty.org.  Registration at 8am and the race starts at 9am, at Shoreline park! 


  


FORMER MUTTS WAITING FOR A NEW HOME:
 
APRIL 3: JULIET


Juliet is a 1-year-old long-haired chihuahua looking for a new home.  She's got a nice temperment, but she doesn't like cats. She's also not recommended for homes with small children, and she's a little shy at first. But she's had all of her shots and is ready for a forever home. See Juliet in person at the Huron County Humane Society located at 246 Woodlawn Ave (Rt. 18), Norwalk. Open Tuesday 1-6, Wednesday-Saturday 1-5; Closed Sunday Monday & Holidays.

The Huron County Humane Society is taking orders now for pet Easter baskets.  Call and place your order for either dogs or cats, and all money will help the animals at the HCHS.
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MARCH 27: MAGIC


Magic is a 5-6 year old housebroken, crate-trained male Poodle/ Lhaso Apso Mix. He is very shy at first and needs some time to warm up to you. But Magic loves to cuddle once he gets to know you, does not mind other dogs or cats and does great on a leash. Stop in and meet with Magic and pick up an application in our front office. Meet Magic at the Erie County Dog Pound, 2900 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, next to the fairgrounds, or call 419/627-7607.

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MARCH 20: BABY GIRL



Baby Girl is making a return visit as our Morning Mix Mutt. She is a sweet and loving 3 1/2 year old boxer.  Baby Girl likes children and is incredibly gentle.  She has gone with the HSEC staff to multiple schools to give talks to students about what they do at the Humane Society. Baby Girl is spayed now, but had been overbred, giving her very long nipples from nursing countless pups. She does not like other dogs or cats and really needs to be the only pet in the home. She has been at the Humane Society since September and would love to find the right home. Please help us find her a fur-ever home! 

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MARCH 13: ZOE



Zoe is a female Chocolate Labrador/German Short-haired Pointer. This puppy's got a cute, nice personality with lots of energy. Since Zoe is less than 6 months old, we have the 6 - 6 rule: HCHS will not adopt to homes with children under 6 years. Zoe needs to be properly trained, and would be good for an active household, as she will need lots of walks exercise and playtime. She was not nourished properly so she has rickets which will require vitamins and good food from now on. She may have developmental issues as she ages. Zoe is a quick learner, and knows how to play fetch. See Zoe in person at the Huron County Humane Society located at 246 Woodlawn Ave (Rt. 18), Norwalk. Open Tuesday 1-6, Wednesday-Saturday 1-5; Closed Sunday Monday & Holidays.

Cutest Pet Contest top 3 were: Prancer, Sammy & Kirby. They won $100, $50 & $25 Huron County Chamber of Commerce gift certificates respectively courtesy of Norwalk Reflector.

Thanks to the students & staff at Pleasant Elementary school in Norwalk for their Pennies for Pets from Pleasant contest. They raised $1,017.96 to help pets at Huron County Humane Society. Mrs. Caprara's class collected the most pennies.

Bonnie Albright is available to do programs for schools & organizations. They normally make a cash donation or collect wish list items for us. Program is tailored to group.

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MARCH 6: NATE



Nate is a 3 month old Pitbull. He's very laid back, does great on a leash, loves other dogs and does not mind Sassy the Erie County Dog Pound's house cat. He will bark at her but just is curious to what Sassy is. Stop in and meet Nate and pick up an application at the Erie County Dog Pound, 2900 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, next to the fairgrounds, or call 419/627-7607. 

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FEBRUARY 27: COPPER


Copper is a little over a year old and already neutered.  He likes older children and other dogs. He is a very friendly playful Puggle. He is looking for a home with people who will spend with him. He loves walks and walks well on a leash. Meet Copper in person at the Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior Street, Sandusky, or call 419/626-6220.

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FEBRUARY 20: LUCKY



Lucky is a female tan and white Beagle. She's 6 Years Old, and partially house trained,  although there is never a guarantee, as pets may act differently in a new environment. Lucky is a former hunting dog who may like to explore again. She is very loving. Lucky plays with another Beagle named Piper also a female, but coloring is black, tan & white. Piper is a year old. They were brought in together. We are not sure, but Lucky may be Piper's mother. Unknown if either tolerates cats. They have been treated for fleas, wormed, heartworm tested, vet checked, vaccinated and spayed as all the adoptable pets are at HCHS located at 246 Woodlawn Ave (aka rte 18) in Norwalk. Contact us at 419-663-7158 or stop by during regular business hours: Open: Tuesday 1-6; Wednesday - Saturday 1-5; Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays.

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Huron County Humane Society has two special dogs that need your help.
Sonny is a tan 6 year old male yellow Labrador/German Shepherd mix who has entropion in both eyes. This means he had an injury or trauma to his eyes which resulted in scarring of the cornea. His eyelashes turn out. The condition can cause a decrease or loss of vision.
Huron County Humane Society is seeking a family to medically foster Sonny in order to apply ointment from three to five times per day to help ease the 24/7 scratchy feeling he is experiencing. He will need to have surgery and will need special care to prevent infection afterwards so is eyes heal properly.
Cher is Sonny’s sister. They came in together and are the same breed and age. The ideal foster pet parent and/or pet parent would be able to care for both of them. Sonny does not like other dogs except for Cher. The staff thinks he follows her around due to his poor eyesight. Sonny truly needs Cher as his seeing-eye dog as they go everywhere together.
HCHS will also need contributions to the Simon Fund to defer the expensive surgery and medications necessary to make Sonny comfortable.
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Bucket List for a Dying Dog
A woman in Canada created a bucket list of adventures for her dying dog. Riina Cooke was devastated when her boxer named Romeo was diagnosed with inoperable bone cancer. So she made the best of a bad situation by making his last days on earth as enjoyable as possible by creating a bucket list for him. Romeo enjoyed a professional massage, rode in a fire engine, got a  “pawdicure,” sat shotgun in a cop car, ate a giant cake on his last birthday, and was even allowed to eat a McDonald’s cheeseburger. It took about four months, but the friends managed to check off every item on the list before he was put down. Click here for his full bucket list.
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HELP FUND THE NEXT SANDUSKY POLICE K-9
With the current police dog, Justice, facing retirement soon, about $15,000 is needed to purchase and train a new K-9. Three businesses around the police station will be donating money from their services through June.
FIRELANDS PLUMBING will donate $10 per service call
THE GLASS GUYS will donate 10% of all services
COVE CARRY-OUT will donate 5 cents of every gallon of gas or diesel boat fuel.

Citizens wishing to donate can make checks out to the Sandusky Police Dept (write "K-9 Fund" on the memo line), c/o Chief John Orzech, 222 Meigs Street, Sandusky OH 44870. 
For more information, contact:
Lt. Danny Lewis 419/627-5863 (DLewis@ci.sandusky.oh.us)
Lt. Phil Frost 419/627-5798 (PFrost@ci.sandusky.oh.us)
Chief John Orzech 419/627-5869 (JOrzech@ci.sandusky.oh.us)
CLICK HERE for Sandusky Police Dept. Facebook page


Brian Hockenberry, Firelands Plumbing; Shawn Bickley, Cove Carry-Out; John Orzech, Sandusky Police Chief; Steve Oleneck, The Glass Guys.

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DOG NEARLY DIES FROM EATING SUPER BOWL PARTY SNACKS
A Minneapolis-area dog underwent emergency surgery following the Super Bowl. Logan, a 9-and-a-half year old golden retriever, developed a life-threatening medical condition called “gastric dilatation and volvulus” (GDV) when he ate a plate of chicken wings and part of a football during a Super Bowl party. Some of the children at the party left a plate of chicken wings on an unattended chair. In addition to the ingested bones, the X-rays showed a rock that had been inside of Logan’s stomach for an unknown amount of time. A veterinary surgeon performed the emergency operation to remove the bones, football leather, and rock from the stomach. After Logan began getting sick, a quick trip to the family veterinarian saved Logan’s life, as it could have resulted in death. Anytime you notice a change in your dog’s behavior, you contact your family veterinarian as soon as possible.

Logan is feeling better
Check out the x-rays



Here's what the vets took out of Logan's belly

CLICK ON ANY PHOTO FOR A LARGER VIEW
Image credits: BluePearl Veterinary Partners
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WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW WINNER
A five-year-old wire fox terrier named Sky was crowned the best in show at the 138th Westminster Dog Show on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. It marked the 14th time the breed has won, with terriers raking in a total of 46 wins over the years, more than any other group.

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AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB TOP 10 DOG BREEDS IN THE U.S. 2014

1. Labrador Retriever (23rd consecutive year it's been #1)
2. German Shepherd
3. Golden Retriever
4. Beagle
5. Bulldog
6. Yorkshire Terrier
7. Boxer
8. Poodle
9. Rottweiler
10. Dachshund (AKC.org)

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RIP ELWOOD, WORLD'S UGLIEST DOG
Elwood, the New Jersey Chinese crested / Chihuahua mix has died at the age of 8.  Elwood was crowned the world's ugliest dog in 2007 and later became the topic of a children's book preaching acceptance. His owner, Karen Quigley, says he died unexpectedly Thanksgiving morning. Elwood was dark colored and hairless — save for a puff of white fur resembling a Mohawk on his head. He was often referred to by fans as Yoda, or E.T., for his resemblance to those famous science-fiction characters. Quigley had rescued Elwood in 2005, when he was about nine months old. "The breeder was going to euthanize him because she thought he was too ugly to sell," Quigley has said. During his life, he appeared at more than 200 events that helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for animal rescue groups and nonprofit animal organizations.


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RIP GIANT GEORGE

Giant George died peacefully on Thursday, October 17, surrounded by loved ones, one month before his eighth birthday. Giant George was officially verified by Guinness World Records as the World's Biggest Dog and the World's Tallest Dog. It wasn't long before George had made larger-than-life appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show & Live with Regis & Kelly and started working on his first book. George measured 42 5/8 inches high at the midpoint of the neck and he weighed 250 pounds, which is about 100 pounds more than an average Great Dane.
At home he slept in a queen-sized bed, and one of his hobbies was to ride around his family's neighborhood in a golf cart. While traveling to Chicago for his 2010 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, George was given a row of three airline seats to himself. He caused a commotion with fellow passengers visiting him to take photographs, and there were so many people coming to the front of the plane, the pilot ended up illuminating the 'fasten seat-belt' sign to get everyone to sit down.

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2013 UGLIEST DOG ISN’T THAT UGLY
The World’s Ugliest Dog ® for 2013 is a four-year-old mutt mix, part beagle, basset and boxer named Walle who stole the title with his huge head, short thick stature which includes a hump back and duck waddle. A judge noted that, "This dog looked like he's been photo shopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals." Walle waddled away with $1,500 and he’ll be making the talk show rounds this week. Some people are complaining that this year's World's Ugliest Dog title went to a dog that was far from the ugliest.

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VIRAL VIDEOS

DOG EATS LIKE A HUMAN
These dogs with human hands videos never get old.

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BARKWATCH-A BAYWATCH PARODY WITH DOGS
This Baywatch parody featuring rescue dogs is phenomenal.

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DOG IMITATES EMERGENCY VEHICLE
If you're on the road and you hear a siren, there's probably an ambulance behind you. Or, it could just be this golden retriever.

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DOG SINGS TO THE ACCORDION
Here's a dog named Jessie that loves the accordion.  Is he Weird Al Yankovic's dog?

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BABY LAUGHS AT BARKING DOG

You never know what's going to get your infant laughing uncontrollably. But you know it will be cute. Watch this baby crack up every time the family dog barks.

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YOUR LIFE AS A DOG
if you were a dog...

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CAT JUMPS INTO A FISH BOWL
The next time you feel like taking a little cat nap, you should doing it in a fish bowl like this fluffy feline. (Disclaimer: We don't actually recommend that you try doing this.)

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DOG LOVES ADELE
Adele is loved by so many fans, and that includes canine. This dog has listened to her his entire life and is a huge fan.

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TWO DOGS DINING OUT
Two dogs waiting patiently to get served in "restaurant", and in spite of waiting, never get anything to drink.

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FRESH PUP OF BEL AIR
This is a story all about how a shelter dog became the Fresh Pup of a town called Bel Air. Will Sniff stars in this funny spoof.

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DOG MIMICKS A BABY
This dog seems to get a kick out of mimicking a baby. The dog is pretty spot on with his timing and when the baby grows up, it will for sure love watching this video!

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