Deflategate Scandal Spreads to an Animal Shelter in New York

Deflategate is no longer a problem only for officials at Super Bowl XLIX. Or, for that matter the ref in Puppy Bowl XI.

The controversy hit Westchester County in New York this week, as evidenced in this clever video released by the Westchester SPCA.

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“Oscar the running back” plays with a deflated football, leading to an investigation (Courtesy Westchester SPCA)

As reported by Kitty McGee, the SPCA’s football team, The Adoptables, is apparently under investigation for playing with deflated footballs. The evidence is laid bare –- using the scientific testing method of a prodding finger –- and the suspects are not talking, especially Dutch the quarterback, who was downright Marshawn Lynch-esque in his refusal to answer reporters’ questions.

But the most mischievous offender was Hootie the cat, who uses stealthy methods to pin the blame on a teammate.

While the New England Patriots’ debate continues, there’s no doubting the effect on the footballs in Westchester: They’re perfect for playing the snow!

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About the author: Jeff Goldberg is a freelance writer in Quincy, Mass. A former editor for MLB.com and sportswriter for the Hartford Courant who covered the University of Connecticut's women's basketball team (Huskies!) and the Boston Red Sox, Jeff has authored two books on the UConn women: Bird at the Buzzer (2011) and Unrivaled (2015). He lives with his wife, Susan, and their rescue pup, Rocky, an Italian Greyhuahua/Jack Russell mix from a foster home in Tennessee, hence the name Rocky (as in Rocky Top).


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Keeping Your Dog Bed Clean with a Kurgo Duvet

OK, let’s just say it like it is: dogs can be dirty. And this time of year, when snow, slush, and rain can mean muddy paws, some of that dirt can wind up on your dog’s bed. And winter…



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Answer to January 2015 Photo Quiz

Answer to January 2015 Photo Quiz
The recommended treatment is early removal of the flea under sterile conditions either by curettage or by needle extraction. After extraction, topical antimicrobials may be used. For the most severe forms, oral administration of thiabendazole at 25 mg
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The Economist explains
The trajectory has already been calculated for the rock. They have a bus schedule for the next one. Instead of being a pilot, these astronauts become passengers on Nature's rocket ship. They are the flea on the dog. A flea on a very large intergalactic
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Sanders the fox with Sarcoptic Mange Aug 6th through to August 29th 2013

A photograph story with video at the end of a fox in the care of the National Fox Welfare Society. The video shows Sanders the fox suffering terribly with Sa…
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Puppy Ad Pulled from Super Bowl

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Just heard that GoDaddy has pulled its controversial ad from the Super Bowl after a huge negative response. The ad was previewed on The Today Show, where the hosts expressed their horror. Then a Change.org petition was started, which drew over 42,000 responses. […]


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This Home – Mono | Dog Quote Poster

This dog quote poster is available at Rover99.com – This home is filled with kisses, wagging tails, wet noses & love

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Avalanche Dog In Training

An adorable avalanche dog in training from Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah. Geez… how cute is he?

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J.J. Fuds Recalls Chicken Tender Chunks Over Listeria Fears

J.J. Fuds is recalling select lots of its frozen raw poultry pet food Chicken Tender Chunks because it has the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. The product was distributed regionally in five states — Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois — to wholesale and retail customers.

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The recall affects five-pound bags of J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends, Chicken Tender Chunks with:

  • Product UPC Number: 654592-345935 
  • Manufacture/Lot Code Date: 5/5/14 

Thus far, the company has received no reports of human illness as a result of the product. The recall is due to a routine sampling program by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, which resulted in a positive test for listeria monocytogenes.

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According to the company, listeria monocytogenes can "cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Animals' ill with listeria will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has listeria should contact their veterinarian."

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Pet owners who have Chicken Tender Chunks affected by the recall should return it to retailer for a refund and proper disposal. For more information, visit J. J. Fuds call 888-435-5873.

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Puppy heaven!

Yesterday I was in ‘puppy heaven!’  This is one of a litter of 6 week old puppies in the village of Gorbio.  Mama is a Boxer and Papa is an American Bulldog.

There are still two that are unreserved!
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Reader Review: Neater Feeder

Name of product I am reviewing: Neater Feeder My dog’s name:  Ran What I liked about this product:  With five rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds, our floors were constantly wet with regular water…



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