Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I am in total respect of police K-9s. How many lives of police officers have been saved with these wonderful canines? Well, Clayton County, Georgia gets the JOY award for this one. The JOY Award is given each year to the biggest jerk of the year, thus the Jerk of the Year title. Last year it was in the infamous puppet jerk, Brent Toellner and I was just about to do the JOY Award for this year. Ryan Clinton was the only nominee for the JOY but he will have to take second place. These are excerpts, please go to the link to read the whole story.

The Clayton County police officer injured in a crash earlier this week is expected to make a full recovery, his wife said Wednesday. But his four-legged partner remains in critical condition, facing surgery and extensive medical care.
That's because the county commission voted to retire Lakota at its meeting Tuesday night, according to a resolution on the county's website. Since Lakota no longer works for the county, the county isn't responsible for the dog's treatment, Corey Fox said.

Lakota, who is currently at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital, has a shattered leg that will have to be amputated and another leg that is severely broken, Corey Fox said. The dog may also have a broken hip and other broken bones, she said. Lakota is stable, but in very critical condition, Fox said.
Katherine Gilmore, spokeswoman for the veterinary hospital, told the AJC Lakota is sedated and bandaged while awaiting surgery.
The surgery and medical care could total more than $10,000, but the hospital has agreed to cut the cost to around $3,000, Corey Fox said. And when Lakota is released, a ramp will likely be needed at the Fox home, and possibly a special bed and wheelchair, she said.

Corey Fox, who owns a dog-training business in Henry County, has posted an update on Lakota on her company's website, along with a link for those wanting to make a donation to the dog's care.
In honor of Lakota, donations can be made to the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s GRACE Fund – a canine emergency fund. Donations can be made online or checks can be mailed to the UGA College of Vet Med Development Office, 501 D.W. Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602.
My readers, please try to contribute if you can. This dog deserves better than what he is getting from Clayton County. And if you feel so inclined, send off a nasty email to Clayton County, I am.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Clayton County Georgia Government Sucks, The State of Georgia Government sucks also.
The States in the US and the federal government allow discrimination against property owners by charging more taxes on the property owner than the non-property owner, it maybe of some value if the property owner received compensation, e.g., Civil Rights, i.e., voting rights, gun ownership, etc., that the non-property owner would not have, but the property owners do not get any such exchange, but are being financially segregated for no other reason than governmental maltreatment.