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Family dog finds unique treasure in garden
There was a flurry of activity in Derby, UK, when a family dog walked into its owners' housecarrying a human hand. The hand was unearthed from the back garden in Worcester Crescent in Chaddesden and was estimated to have been there for several months. Police found the rest of the presumed male body in the garden and were treating the find as suspicious, but did not suspect murder because there was no sign of trauma.
The man was thought to have had no fixed address, and would spend his time alternating between friends' houses. That was thought to be the reason why nobody had reported him missing. It may not be a happy ending, but without an inquisitive dog who knows how long the body would have been there, waiting to be found?
Dog comes back from the dead!
Cats are renowned for having nine lives. However, a stray female dog named Dosha appears to be blessed with the same attribute!
A car had accidentally hit Dosha and in order to save the poor animal from the pain of her extensive injuries, the attending Clearlake, CA, police officer decided it would be best to put her out of her misery. The officer shot Dosha in the head and then took her to a local animal control center that promptly placed the dog in a freezer to await disposal.
Several hours later, animal control interim director Denise Johnson was informed of the incident. But when she went to the freezer she couldn't believe her eyes. "I went to the freezer and found that she was alive and cold," said Johnson. "She had hypothermia and a gunshot wound, but no broken bones from the car accident."
Fundraising has begun by several animal humane groups to pay for her care.