Claremont man dragged by car while rescuing pet

Mike Heredia & Otis
Mike Heredia & Otis
Mike Heredia was walking his dogs around 5:00am February 9th when a man got out of a car and grabbed his 15 year-old cocker spaniel named Otis. Heredia tried to pull Otis out of the car but was dragged for a block instead. Heredia eventually fell from the fleeing car sustaining a shoulder dislocation and minor injuries.

Fortunately, Otis was found at the same park he was abducted from. “The people had left him at the dog park. He is now home. Glad he’s back,” said Heredia. Police are searching for the man and woman responsible for the abduction.

Milwaukee man stabs cocker spaniel

Zachary George Senner
Zachary George Senner
Milwaukee man Zachary Senner was charged with felony mistreatment of an animal in the stabbing and bludgeoning of his brother’s and sister-in-law’s cocker spaniel. His brother Elijah Senner and wife asked him to “get rid of the dog” named Brandy. At first Zachary abandoned Brandy in street but she returned to the residence on 2735 S 10th Street. Zachary then stabbed Brandy and ditched the body only to have her return home once again. The Senner family hoped Brandy would bleed to death but she didn’t so Zachary stabbed Brandy multiple times until she died.

Senner remains in the Milwaukee County Jail with bail set at $1,000. If convicted Senner could face 7 1/2-and-a-half years in prison.

Deep lip folds

Hoshi’s unique short muzzle hides some deep lower lip folds. These are difficult to trim and keep clean. He’s prone for fungal infections because of it. I took him to the vet a few days ago and she said his condition wasn’t that serious. She said lip folds on some cocker spaniels are more problematic–recommending corrective surgery for some. Hoshi was sent home with Malaseb shampoo and Mupirocin ointment.

I’ve noticed the infection gets worse in between trims. Long hairs hide in those folds getting matted and dirty. I’ve decided to trim his lips more frequently (possibly every week). I’m also going to clean his lips periodically with baby wipes.