Animal obituaries

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, January/February 2010:

Rodney, a one-and-a-half-year-old mule deer buck, was on
December 21, 2009 confiscated and shot by California Department of
Fish & Game wardens. Rodney was picked up on June 3, 2008 by Katie
McFadyen, 16, of Los Molinos. She gave him to neighbor Thora
Adcock after her family moved. “Wardens considered releasing Rodney
onto a refuge,” warden DeWayne Little told Dylan Darling of the
Redding Record-Searchlight, “but opted to kill him because he had
become habituated to humans during his time with Adcock and showed
aggression to people.”

Tappy, a member of a 10-dog team kept by veteran musher Ted
English, was apparently strangled in her harness in the aftermath of
a December 27, 2009 team runaway from Jan Stevens, 53, of Edmonds,
Washington. Training in hopes of competing in the 2010 Iditarod
Trail race, Stevens lost the team when she hit a tree and was thrown
off the sled. The team was found two days later.

Dr. Jumble, 16, the first Blue Cross of India therapy dog,
certified by Animals Asia Foundation and Dr. Dog program founder Jill
Robinson, died on December 14, 2009 in Chennai, India.

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