Not all dog trainers show compassion

Picture of Margaret Greaves
Margaret Greaves: winner at Crufts 2014 (credit: SWNS)

Margaret Greaves, a highly respected dog trainer and winner at Crufts, 2014, was recently convicted of animal suffering and neglect. Three of her dogs were so neglected they were euthanized by a tearful veterinarian.

A cocker spaniel ‘with faeces dangling from his coat’ had a ‘depressed demeanour’ and was ‘shoved in a corner almost forgotten’

Greaves recent sentence includes a 3-year banned from having or caring for dogs. Her 12 week jail sentence was suspended.

Caged dog
Former Crufts winner provides squalid living conditions (credit: SWNS)

We saw a deer

I took Hoshi for a walk during my wife’s doctor’s appointment. I saw a fawn by the tree line and it saw us and hid. It’s legs were wobbly. Maybe it was a newborn. I picked up Hoshi so he could see better and we walked closer. Then we heard large branches breaking along the tree line. A huge doe jumped out, looked at us, then bolted towards the street! I saw her run along the road and disappear.

I don’t know why she ran towards the street instead of going deeper into the woods. We were a good distance from the tree line when it happened. I didn’t mean to scare her and I hope she’s okay. Hoshi became excited when he found her scent by the road and started tracking her path. I took a video of Hoshi with my phone but had all sorts of problems.

Follow-up on Lillie the cocker spaniel

Authorities weren’t even sure if the dog discovered in a Queen Creek garage would survive. Lillie the cocker spaniel could barely walk when police found her. Owner Sandra Wood voluntarily surrendered Lillie to authorities who provided the cocker spaniel much needed medical care. The before-and-after pictures are like night and day. Good news. Lillie is making a speedy recovery and will be available for adoption.

Lillie looking much better. Source: MCSO