Archive for Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Special kind of crazy’ thief steals disabled dog’s wheelchair

January 15, 2013


An Ottawa family wants to know what kind of person would steal the wheels right out from under a disabled 10-year-old dog.

KCTV reported that the crime happened Saturday while Jeffrey and Lou Baker’s friendly, 50-pound boxer Sammy was outside their rural Franklin County home.

Sammy was outfitted with a special canine wheelchair last fall after losing the use of his back legs to a progressive disease. The wheelchair straps onto his body and helps him get around.

Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy Jerrod Fredericks said it takes “a special kind of crazy” to commit such a crime.

The wheelchair turned up along a hiking trail near the Bakers’ home. The straps were intact, but someone removed a pin to make it easier to get the device off the dog.


Tim Quest 5 years, 2 months ago

The moral of the story here is that Franklin County should be avoided whenever possible.

geekin_topekan 5 years, 2 months ago

With price tags ranging from $150-$500, keep an eye on Ebay.

thebigspoon 5 years, 2 months ago

It says the chair was found on a hiking trail so I doubt if it will be on Ebay ????

hedshrinker 5 years, 2 months ago

the thief apparently had the privilege to use a hiking trail, but for some perverted reason didn't want the dog to have the same option....glad the "wheels" were recovered. There's a great picture of Goliath, a pug with those kind of wheels on the FB page of HomeSweet Home dog resort.

FlintlockRifle 5 years, 2 months ago

The same type of ""CRAZY"" who would harm school children

jonas_opines 5 years, 2 months ago

This type of crazy is likely known as: "idiot adolescent". Just some 14 year old boy with the A-hole stick shoved up into him who saw some way to be funny as he and his 14 year old friends saw it, because the best way to be funny as a 14 year old is to do some damage to something or someone.

I had friends back in middle school who would have thought this was a riot. Kids are sociopaths, but most of them grow out of it.

ascgrown 5 years, 2 months ago

Hey, every kid needs a hobble....I mean hobby.

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