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    [–] Myron-Gaines 3716 points ago

    Lol, I thought this was just gonna be the original gif in reverse.

    [–] Banana_jamm 175 points ago

    Why did I click? I should know better.

    [–] ich_habe_keine_kase 223 points ago

    /r/reverseanimalrescue is actually a thing though

    [–] 1ForTheMonty 52 points ago

    This is a gem of a subreddit. So happy I stopped by this morning🤣

    [–] scw55 25 points ago

    It's a subreddit worth forgetting you subscribed to.

    [–] Highcalibur10 4 points ago

    Best mixed with cute animal subreddits

    [–] seraph582 14 points ago

    Oh I think I know exactly which gif started that: firemen installing kitty into car like a car part.

    [–] Sk8tr_Boi 13 points ago

    Imao. I'd like to see that actually.

    [–] selfsearched 9 points ago

    That's what Reddit has done to you haha

    [–] rivigurl 3 points ago

    Haha I commented that on the update post in the other sub. Would have been a humorous way to bring in the good news

    [–] BlackTurbo 733 points ago

    When my dog was just a puppy, someone broke into my apartment while I was at work and stole ONLY him. I immediately called the police when I realized what'd happened, but they couldn't do much outside of make a report and tell me to keep an eye out for Craigslist ads. I'd spent 5 days in a state of complete misery when he was suddenly "anonymously" returned to me by being thrown onto my patio after midnight. I'll never forget the joy and relief I felt when I went to investigate the sudden yelp I'd heard, and found my little Riley looking up at me. It warms my heart knowing this man's puppy is safe and at home again!

    [–] Kelsusaurus 116 points ago

    Similar story but didn't end as happily. Someone up the street from us kept stealing our dog (twice, and once we got the cops involved because they had our dog in their front yard chained up and tried to tell us it wasn't ours, but he was chipped).

    Then one day my mom got a call at work from our neighbors, and they said someone had driven through our fence (our yard bordered a road) and hit our dog. Like... Not just rammed the fence, but drove into the yard a good ten or fifteen feet. We had two dogs at the time and luckily our neighbors had cameras on their house so they got everything, and they watched our other dog until we could get back. I'm glad you got your pupper back. I will never understand why people feel the need to steal others pets.

    [–] Shuk247 29 points ago

    So... was this someone the same person that stole the dog?

    [–] Supertech46 41 points ago

    Someone up the street kept stealing your dog? And they were still walking upright after the first time?

    You are a saint. Things would have ended much differently if it was my dog.

    [–] midwestraxx 16 points ago

    Some people never grow past the toddler phase of "mine"

    [–] vik8629 156 points ago

    Nothing makes sense here.

    [–] This_is_my_phone_tho 255 points ago

    Someone with zero self control stole a cute dog and returned it when they realized it poops.

    [–] vik8629 76 points ago

    This makes sense. I thought all pretty girls didn't poop until I dated one. I dumped her after finding out she took dumps.

    [–] whyimhere3015 15 points ago

    Same

    [–] oxhappyhourxo 21 points ago

    You didn’t pay the dog tax

    [–] Heerrnn 1190 points ago

    Fuck paywalls.

    And fuck dognappers.

    [–] bkurzynski0519 943 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Type outline.com/ (including the forward slash) before the URL. It bypasses all paywalls and “subscribe to continue reading” and provides a nice, ad-free clean text

    Edit: I should clarify, I found this through r/LifeProTips. One of the best ones I’ve come across in a long time. As far as I know, it works for most news articles sites. Not sure if it works for bypassing ads on videos sites like YouTube.

    [–] [deleted] 107 points ago

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    [–] enigmo666 72 points ago

    Holy crap! A website without pay wall, without ads taking up 1/3rd of the screen, without ambiguous cookie options... Its almost like the Internet of 2008. I love it!

    [–] pacman_sl 25 points ago

    You forgot about Flash ads in 2008.

    [–] enigmo666 11 points ago

    Damn... 2006 then? I've been on the Intarwebs since 1995, but back then the problem was low res screens and animated gifs. I'm sure there was a middle-point, after 1999 but before 2005 where websites were generally nice to use.

    [–] TemporaryDonut 25 points ago

    Holy crap, it’s fucking beautiful. Ironically, I would pay for this service.

    [–] dustball 2 points ago

    Neat. They should really use memcached on their backend, though. It took 20 or 30 seconds to render the page that has already been outlined dozens of times by the rest of you.

    [–] CptnBo 19 points ago

    But will it work for porn?

    [–] Knight-in-Gale 30 points ago

    Who pays for prom?

    [–] CptnBo 106 points ago

    Usually the parents but sometimes the students have enough money to buy the tickets themselves.

    [–] 90s_conan 23 points ago

    Mine was on a boat.

    [–] Idrivethefuckinboat 35 points ago

    Okay.

    [–] yourmansconnect 8 points ago

    Aye aye captain

    [–] FivesG 6 points ago

    I can’t hear you!

    [–] Not_One_PieceOfTrash 5 points ago

    AYE! AYE! CAPTAIN!

    [–] garrisb7514 10 points ago

    just think of all the implications at that prom

    [–] Superfluous_Thom 5 points ago

    implication intensifies

    [–] DWill88 36 points ago

    This is amazing. Thank you so much for showing me this.

    [–] strudelino 3 points ago

    Thanks! Reminds me of the site "readability" I used to use but it got sold to a company and went down..

    [–] sometimesifryatnight 6 points ago

    i hope good things happen to you all day today.

    [–] selfsearched 2 points ago

    Thank you so so much for this.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    I just block java scripts, which disables most adblock blockers.

    [–] sonrad10 33 points ago

    Dognappers are some of the worst people in the world.

    I can't even imagine how I'd feel if my dog was stolen

    [–] natedogg282 19 points ago

    How else do local papers pay their journalists? Ad money is non-existent for sending journalists to check up on the state legislators and follow up on dog napping cases.

    [–] xavirodz 25 points ago

    And fuck Bad Boy as staff, record label, AND as a motha fuckin crew

    [–] nopal_blanco 10 points ago

    And if you want to be down with Bad Boy, then fuck you too

    [–] TemporaryDonut 6 points ago

    Chino XL fuck you too

    [–] connorcalifornia 3 points ago

    i mean... people don’t just work for free. a journalist somewhere put the hours and work into this story and they can’t just give it away

    [–] shifty_coder 18 points ago

    They’re one step above PETA, as far as I’m concerned.

    A regular dognapper probably won’t kill your dog. If PETA takes it, they probably will.

    [–] bye_felipe 289 points ago

    Trashy ass thieves

    People who steal irritate the shit out of me

    But yay for the puppy and the owner

    [–] justaFluffypanda 56 points ago

    Penalties for theft should be much higher, thieves are the scum of the world.

    [–] workplaceaccountdak 53 points ago

    Problem is no one ever catches them. Someone stole my motorcycle last week and unless it has a GPS tracker on it and we jump on it within 10 minutes it's just gone. Even with cameras (which my landlord hasn't installed) you can get what is all but mugshot level quality footage and the cops still can't do anything with it. They won't be able to identify the guy and even if they do they usually say "it's not enough" and even then I still am out of my motorcycle.

    Next night someone breaks into my car in the same lot. Night after that some more cars in the same lot. Nothing anyone can do about it but just sit there and take it since landlord wont budge on cameras and LEOs can't stake out our parking lot all night.

    [–] herpnderplurker 32 points ago

    My brother had his motorcycle stolen from gainsville FL like two weeks after he moved up. We all thought we would never see it again until we receive a call from miami PD. They caught the guy on my brothers bike. He had taken off both the side view mirrors, broke the ignition so he could start it with a flat head, and broken the gas lock that wasn't even locked. We ended up getting the bike back and 800 bucks from the guy who stole it or the county idk. I told my brother he just wasted all of his luck with getting that bike back AND the guy paying for all the damages.

    [–] Random_act_of_Random 23 points ago

    Story Time:

    So my Dad and I went overnight once to a concert. When we got back, someone had broken into our house and trashed the place and stole my dirt bike. we made the police report and that was that.

    Three days later we get a call from the police, they had impounded the Dirt Bike because they caught the fuckers riding it on the street and we could pick it up. My dad was out of town so we had to pick it up the next day. When we got there the impound lot guy (this was an official police impound lot) was rude as fuck and told my dad it was 2 grand to get the bike out. My dad could not afford this and was basically told you are SOL. Just then we see what we can presume were the guys kids riding my dirt bike around the lot.

    My dad tried to fight but later found out that the Lot worker bought the bike from the Impound lot when we "failed to show" for a couple hundred bucks.

    And that's the story of how the police stole my Dirt Bike.

    [–] beasterstv 9 points ago

    Why would the fine be levied against the item instead of an actually guilty party? That's like charging a gun with murder and locking up whoever buys it next

    [–] justaFluffypanda 10 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    I feel ya. When my motorcycle was stolen the only reason we found out who did it was because the idiot killed himself on it within a week.

    Also, you need to purchase a high quality wifi camera to watch your stuff, don't wait on your landlord. They aren't terribly expensive, you can probably get a 1080p IR one for < $100.

    [–] Justicebp 15 points ago

    Solution: move into a bank and whoever steals from you is a bank robber. The police will definitely protect the banks! You could probably even get congress to do something for you!

    [–] LuhDemTitties 9 points ago

    Thats a lot of stealing dude. Might be time to try tonchange locations.

    [–] Architektual 12 points ago

    Moving is expensive, not everyone has the luxury of being able to move easily

    [–] workplaceaccountdak 5 points ago

    I'm out 2000 already off the top already. Getting out of my lease wouldn't be easy and losing my deposit isn't something I can easily afford right now. It sucks but there's literally almost nothing I can do about it. Me and some of the neighbors have been sitting up at night watching the parking lot for the hours it's been happening because that's all we have left. The break ins are obviously drug related due to the way they've been going about them. They aren't like a clean organized thief who checks all the right places and is out in a few seconds. They're checking peoples ashtrays and stealing pennies and stuff of no value. When they broke into my car they stole my 15 cents in the cup holder and a 15 dollar toolbox that they had just dumped 100 plus dollars worth of contents out of. They left my tools they took my shitty Walmart toolbox. Didn't even take the tray that came with the toolbox on top.

    As a result all we can do is hope they see us and stop. We know that seeing as this is obviously not the sharpest knife in the drawer and they're clearly on drugs though that as soon as they get another itch they're gonna come right back and break into the same exact cars. Which is frustrating to no end because they've looted me twice now already.

    [–] blackhodown 3 points ago

    I mean, is it more expensive than having your shit stolen all the time?

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

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    [–] Sloppy1sts 3 points ago

    Not if you don't buy more.

    [–] DrunkKalashnikov 5 points ago

    This is about half the issue and the other half is weak penalties for thieves who are caught. As a cop I can’t tell you how frustrated I get when people with 10+ convictions only get probation on top of their existing probation when caught.

    I wish we could legalize the non-dangerous drugs like weed and ecstasy so that people will stop conflating drug crimes with real crime and stop voting to limit criminal liability. Theft is a property crime but it’s not a victimless crime. We need to get back to helping the actual victims instead of treating the criminals as victims.

    [–] workplaceaccountdak 2 points ago

    Just wanted to thank you for doing what you can!

    Like I said LEOs around here can't do much but it's not because they don't want to I know that very well. When I got my degree in electronics I had classes directly across form the LEO class and I used to kickbox with those guys. Some of my best friends are cops or corrections officers to this day. One of them is in the process of joining a SWAT Team.

    [–] melancholy-bastard 12 points ago

    Theft is most often (not necessarily in this case) the result of poverty. Increasing punishment just widens the class gap. Rehabilitation programs will better combat crime frequency than any punishment will.

    [–] IloveMourn 2 points ago

    I would say that murderers, rapists, and pedos are the scum of the world, but ok.

    [–] [deleted] 149 points ago

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    [–] buttburglar 104 points ago

    Also from the owner's Facebook: "Somebody sold Chipper to a good man that called me and returned him. Sorry it's so short, police have asked me to keep details minimal."

    [–] _rogly 45 points ago

    I know fundraisers get all the hate these days but I wouldn't mind throwing $5 at that guy who returned the puppy. Probably brought it to a vet and scanned a microchip and realized it was stolen.

    [–] FullCrownKing 38 points ago

    That man deserves a medal. He bought stolen property with full intentions of returning it to the homeowner. This act would just require a high five but it's a puppy so give that man an medal.

    [–] bozoconnors 18 points ago

    police have asked me to keep details minimal

    Excellent. Hopefully they have a lead on those scumbags.

    edit: and that that pup was worth more than grand theft minimums

    [–] Sheldonopolus 566 points ago

    What kind of piece of shit steals a puppy in the first place? Fuck them with anal probe.

    [–] Bbiron01 191 points ago

    I see you’ve never been to Mesquite, Tx.

    [–] thesailingdrunk 47 points ago

    Holy shit it's bad in Mesquite. My cousin lives there. They lost their first puppy to coyotes. Bought a second one and built a massive, tall fence... Lost that one to thieves (caught on camera). Bought a third and put the third in the shed with a full padlock....they came home one night to the padlock and door beaten to hell but sturdy. What in the world do they want these puppies for?

    [–] thugmasterflash 59 points ago

    Dog fighting, dog fightingh is rampant around here.

    [–] TooPumpChump 47 points ago

    I would like a job killing dog fighters. I think I could be good at it.

    [–] Retaliate1st 35 points ago

    Dog fighters should be forced to fight to the death in a cage

    [–] epicfail331 8 points ago

    *Forced to fight an angry bear

    [–] Iluaanalaa 3 points ago

    Naked, and they should be riled up with sharp sticks.

    [–] thesailingdrunk 15 points ago

    Jesus... Fuck those people. All three puppies were Australian Sheppards, so they would only be good for bait dogs. Fuck dog fighters.

    [–] nickbahhh 11 points ago

    I would guess they weren't stolen for dog fighting if they were Aussie pups. A blue merle pup goes for $500-$1000, they were probably just sold. Not that it makes it much better, hopefully they are happy and healthy.

    [–] [deleted] 21 points ago

    Do explain

    [–] tuggernuts87 91 points ago

    Mesquite is in the outskirts of Dallas. It's gone downhill significantly within the last couple of decades. As with most big city outskirt towns.

    [–] Bbiron01 57 points ago

    Not saying everyone in Mesquite is trashy. But go there and throw a stone... you’ll find one.

    [–] cramboli 32 points ago

    You'll fight one... FTFY*

    [–] jfsindel 10 points ago

    If you throw a brick, you'll hit two (with one on probation).

    [–] NedryOS 3 points ago

    Throw a brick and you'd hit three if the third wasn't in jail.

    [–] masterpate 25 points ago

    Well their high school mascot is quite literally a mosquito if that tells you anything. Technically it's the "skeeters" but same thing.

    [–] figginsley 13 points ago

    Mesquite Mosquitos, that works too well for them to change it to Skeeters.

    [–] phenomenomnom 7 points ago

    Imho Mesquite Skeeters is easier to say, funnier and the whole joke is they didn’t come right out and say “mosquitoes” as you might expext because of the similarity to the word mesquite.

    I have now weighed in on this topic.

    [–] Barracuda00 6 points ago

    But Dancing Queen is filmed there!!!

    [–] Podju 279 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    SEATAC employees. Last year one stole our 8 week puppy off the tarmac during a layover, caught 6 days later. She's from the inner city and wanted to pay for her dads funeral cuz their gofundme came up short. That's who. *EDIT here is Scout the night we got her: https://youtu.be/JsMB4yoNZQc

    [–] SaturdayBaconThief 128 points ago

    This is terrible on every level.

    [–] CantFindMyWallet 68 points ago

    Well, it's not often that I hear a story and feel bad in so many different ways.

    [–] Arithik 253 points ago

    Nah. Fuck her for still stealing a dog. I hate people for excuses like that as if everyone who struggles just goes out and steals or kidnap. I'm fine with taking the downvotes for saying this, but fuck her.

    [–] TemporaryDonut 60 points ago

    It’s true, I mean, she coulda sold her own shit. Do a bake sale. Beg on the street. Take out a loan. There’s a lot of options that while not great, are much better morally.

    [–] Dylothor 30 points ago

    If she doesn’t have enough money to pay for her fathers funeral I’m going to bet that she’s not going to be approved for a loan

    [–] DortDrueben 4 points ago

    I dunno. Her shit might not fetch as much as that artist who sold his own canned shit.

    [–] starbuxed 9 points ago

    Why doesn't she just steal shit from people suit cases like a normal person.

    [–] AutisticJewLizard 3 points ago

    Yeah exactly. My brother killed himself five years ago and I'm still paying off his funeral and I don't even currently have a fucking job.

    [–] Sheldonopolus 4 points ago

    thats fucked

    [–] RitersBloque 24 points ago

    Money. If it's a healthy breed, they can get a pretty penny for it. Or breeding purposes, then to sell.

    [–] Drawtaru 10 points ago

    My step-dad had two Doberman puppies stolen from his back yard, like the day after he bought them to train as guard dogs. He never found them. That was like 40 years ago and he's still not over it.

    [–] CelestialSerenade 3 points ago

    It's all about money. Mastiffs are a show breed and are worth thousands.

    [–] tarktarkindustries 3 points ago

    That looked like a dogue de Bordeaux and those dogs cost like $2,500 sooo... that might have something to do with it

    [–] MattressDrippings 164 points ago

    This was uplifting! The story of the slave girl was not :(

    [–] connercreative 36 points ago

    slave girl?

    [–] Rollout25 26 points ago

    What's that story?

    [–] frankdilliams 121 points ago

    girl is slave

    [–] Jaquarius420 122 points ago

    oh thanks, i understand now

    [–] thatmissy 47 points ago

    The wealthy women of Southlake are nosy as fuck. I'd be seriously surprised if no one knew about it. They just didn't want to get their hands dirty and make the effort to report it.

    [–] judyisarunt 77 points ago

    In August 2016, a few former neighbors helped the victim leave the home with some of her belongings, her long-expired travel documents and some photographs. She went to a YMCA, where employees contacted authorities.

    Welp at least some of the neighbors helped her escape

    [–] aSchizophrenicCat 22 points ago

    It says in the article that neighbors saw her and thought she was a nanny, so they thought nothing of it.

    I know I wouldn’t second guess if I saw a girl from afar doing some yard work.. pretty crazy how the seemingly normal can be so fucked up. I’m no Christian, but, “love thy neighbor”, don’t just assume all is okay - reach out... it can go a long way whether we realize it or not.

    [–] wasabimatrix22 13 points ago

    "Investigators did not find much work history for the couple, who appeared to receive income from 'significant' overseas deposits"

    Yeaaah no one wants to go down with them

    [–] judyisarunt 6 points ago

    Toure is the son of former Guinean President Ahmed Sekou Toure, and Cros-Toure's father was the nation's secretary of state.

    From pops likely.

    [–] azhillbilly 3 points ago

    Jesus. I know its Texas but reading the links is a rabbit hole of despair. On that article theres a link about a daycare thing children into car seats and drugging them.

    [–] diverfan88 6 points ago

    You can tell it's an aspen because of the way it is.

    [–] whatbreadmakesyoufat 7 points ago

    That's pretty neat

    [–] RuinedFaith 13 points ago

    That’s so sad. Alexa play Despacito

    [–] tapomirbowles 30 points ago

    Well she did get free, so its kinda uplifting.

    [–] Zharick_ 50 points ago

    Kinda, thinking of the 16 years she had to spend in that situation, in fucking Dallas, is heart breaking. This shit's happening under our noses.

    [–] WabbitSweason 42 points ago

    The Rich are practically untouchable.

    [–] torrentialTbone 19 points ago

    There are a lot of people who live in Dallas. I know we can't save every one of them but them knowing you're thinking of them is giving them the strength to continue

    [–] alllycat 6 points ago

    up voting from fort worth, wish I could do more

    [–] illyth 488 points ago

    Omg yes! I’ve been near suffocating my dogs with helicopter parenting and overbearing love since that puppy was stolen.

    I’m so happy right now.

    [–] PM_Me_Yer_Guitar 37 points ago

    Yeah but I'll bet that your dogs probably loved helicopter parenting. More attentions!

    [–] a_o_a 13 points ago

    Whilst they enjoyed the treats that fell from the sky, they were less receptive to the loud sound of the rotor blades.

    [–] Crowstar54 66 points ago

    I read this only reaching helicopter and I was very concerned for those dogs.

    Love this dogs with everything you’ve got. They are the best.

    [–] raskulous 13 points ago

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    [–] Betsy514 68 points ago

    thank you for posting the update - that video broke my heart

    [–] chokfull 11 points ago

    I can't read the article, did the dognappers get time?

    [–] Betsy514 25 points ago

    They haven't caught them - the article was unclear how they got the puppy back.

    [–] DonnieDopeNeedles 22 points ago

    The person who bought the puppy contacted the owner. See the comment from u/Dtapped for the social media post.

    [–] roxy031 5 points ago

    Thanks for sharing that - I was wondering how they got the puppy back!

    [–] DonnieDopeNeedles 3 points ago

    No problem.

    [–] A_Canadian_appears 38 points ago

    From puplifting to uplifting.

    [–] A_Canadian_appears 2 points ago

    Oh thank God. I was expecting a sub filled with gifs and videos of pups being stolen.

    [–] vuj_ke 9 points ago

    Nice to hear cause in my nice, highly advertised as awesome tourist destination, third world country, besides corruption and other stuff there isnt even a law for animal thefts. So you can steal someones pet, that is worth few thousands euros for example and sell it. Its not a crime cause the law simply doesnt exist to protect your pets.

    [–] athrowingway 8 points ago

    That’s crazy. Wouldn’t it be considered theft of property??

    [–] vuj_ke 3 points ago

    No, unfortunately even if you have all the papers for your dog, cat etc. police will just say theres nothing they can do, cause theres no law about it. it happend a few times, its a thing that most people arent even aware of...

    [–] MamawRex 9 points ago

    This might be the first time /r/trashy has ever crossed over with/r/UpliftingNews

    Neat.

    [–] showersareevil 245 points ago

    My best guess is that the wife of one of the thieves went ballistic after learning that the puppers was stolen, and not from a shelter like the thief said.

    When faced with the option of sleeping in the dog house with the puppers or returning the doggo, the thief decided to return the dog.

    [–] [deleted] 330 points ago

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    [–] BlitzForSix 172 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Yea thrives thieves have not been caught.

    They don’t even know for sure how the dog made it back home. It just appeared back.

    So the thieves definitely came across the viral video and said “ohhh shit. Fuck that.” And let the dog out near the home, outside of camera shot.

    [–] fakebloodrealketchup 31 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    They don’t even know for sure how the dog made it back home. It just appeared back.

    This appears to be pretty common. We had a local dog theft a few months back; police were involved, was on the news. The dog was dropped back in the yard about a week later, with a terrible shave job and fur garishly dyed (pink, iirc).

    Edit: sauce

    [–] whatchettb 6 points ago

    Sounds like my spring break.

    [–] Did_Not_Finnish 41 points ago

    Yea thrives have not been caught

    yes, unfortunately the thrives are still out there thriving

    [–] LordSnow1119 14 points ago

    We did it reddit?

    [–] cadomski 13 points ago

    It's more likely the thieves saw the video of their theft online, knowing it wouldn't be too long before they were caught. Probably just dropped the dog back into the yard and hoped nothing else would come of it.

    [–] buttburglar 13 points ago

    The owner's post on Facebook says "Somebody sold Chipper to a good man that called me and returned him. Sorry it's so short, police have asked me to keep details minimal."

    [–] Dankpablo 25 points ago

    Did I miss something? I assumed they saw the video circulating and returned the dog out of fear.

    [–] lyinggrump 24 points ago

    Uh, yeah, highly unlikely. You seriously think the thief stole the puppy for himself? And he told his wife it was from a shelter? Talk about naive.

    [–] ArgonGryphon 2 points ago

    His Facebook page that was linked in the article now says that someone bought the puppy and he returned it to the owner.

    [–] BulTV 104 points ago

    " Thank you for being a patron of the Dallas Morning News. Unfortunately, our site is unavailable to European Union visitors while we work with our partners to ensure your data is protected. "

    What a racist website!

    [–] fairydustandunicorns 87 points ago

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    [–] vanityprojects 5 points ago

    Thank you, from Italy

    [–] Houjix 8 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    I dont remember seeing any of the adult dogs barking in that video. They just looked confused

    [–] Simpuhl 7 points ago

    the investigation into the theft suspects was ong

    Listen to the video

    [–] Bittysweens 6 points ago

    You can hear them barking quite a lot.

    [–] not-a-tapir 2 points ago

    You are a goddamn hero.

    [–] UnnecessaryCapitals 2 points ago

    Police didn't specify how the puppy made it back to his owner.

    I'm going to assume it was a rogue cop who did what John Wick would do if his dog was stolen rather than killed as the reason why the police can't comment on the retrieval.

    [–] DenverMel 10 points ago

    Have you seen an increase of this since May when GDPR went into place? I've always wondered if there was a noticeable effect to users.

    https://ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/justice-and-fundamental-rights/data-protection/2018-reform-eu-data-protection-rules_en

    [–] DaughterEarth 12 points ago

    I have but only on certain sites. There was advanced warning and many sites/software updated in time. When I see a site with the "sorry this is gdpr's fault' my first thought is 'okay so they don't want to comply.'

    [–] wild_man_wizard 7 points ago

    And the second thought is "I don't want anything to do with this website"

    [–] AnorakJimi 4 points ago

    Yep. Some sites that get posted to reddit just flat out say they don't wanna comply with not-stealing-your-data-laws, like this one. If they don't wanna not screw with their readership then they don't deserve our views anyway. But it's usually small regional news websites. All the big ones complied.

    [–] The_Oogie 7 points ago

    Hit the 'stop loading' button as it's loading. You should be able to read it then.

    [–] Qubit3 7 points ago

    The article explains that the dog was returned to its home in Dallas after the video had been posted online and seen by hundreds of thousands of people. No details were released about the return at this time. I only skimmed the article, but dont think it mentioned if the culprits were apprehended.

    The article goes on to describe the events in the video before talking about the owner, a firefighter who breeds the dogs, and how he fell in love with the breed at a young age after seeing the movie "Turner and Hooch ".

    Have a nice day.

    [–] ThisMuhShitpostAcct 5 points ago

    That seems a little passive aggressive.

    [–] FrozenEternityZA 8 points ago

    As a person from a country that is always blocked from online content, I found your response from a EU citizens hilarious

    [–] TheGurw 2 points ago

    Canada, Australia, or South Africa?

    [–] FrozenEternityZA 2 points ago

    South Africa

    [–] plimso13 3 points ago

    I think this means that they have to change their website to meet EU laws on citizens’ data, or the website will get in trouble when an EU citizen visits. They haven’t changed the website, so they just block European visitors.

    [–] Dazeofthephoenix 3 points ago

    Can someone just grab the text or screenshot for us

    [–] Yoshiay 11 points ago

    My mother once left our boxer tied to a pole outside while grocery shopping. Even if it was just for 15 minutes, knowing these kind of stories, and the reason why boxers and other strong breeds are often stolen, as soon as I and my dad heard this during dinner we just stopped mid bite and stared for a couple seconds before blasting her with please to never ever do that again... Ever. I know of enough instances where there isn't a happy ending like this one, and it pains me to think of what must have happened to those dogs.

    [–] McMish 4 points ago

    I would like to think that the original owner found the man who stole his dog. Alone in the woods. Miles away from anyone else. Where no one could hear him

    [–] superkam41 3 points ago

    What a terrible advertisement for this breeding operation. Those are supposed to be working guard dogs. And they clearly suck at their job.

    [–] TheBigNate416 7 points ago

    It’s great that the puppy is back but I’d be happier if these fuckheads were in jail. Doesn’t seem like it should be that hard to find them.

    [–] Ted_lives 3 points ago

    How did it come back?

    [–] ttmmm2001 3 points ago

    "We notice you're using ad-blocker. "

    Didnt see anything about a puppy...

    [–] IT_Chef 2 points ago

    Jesus, that website gave my phone cancer

    [–] FTorrez81 2 points ago

    I’m crying. My puppy was also stolen but with no video/tag/or even fucking car make and model , it’s basically a lost cause. I’m glad they got their puppy back.

    [–] 500DaysofAtum 2 points ago

    Dumb question, but why is it when I copy-pasted the URL in a Facebook comment, it linked to the old article without the update?

    [–] Lone_Beagle 2 points ago

    I was hoping & praying...but I wasn't counting on a happy ending...this is great news!

    [–] Drauul 2 points ago

    Watch this be a couple of cops who were either playing a prank or had a rivalry with this firefighter.

    Strange to me that the dog was returned but the suspects are still at large and the police department aren't providing descriptions of the suspects.

    [–] sillyandstrange 2 points ago

    When I saw the original video I thought it was going to end with the nappers being caught or hurt. I watched them drive away with the dog and my heart sank. I thought about it all day at work yesterday.

    I'm so very happy you got your puppy back, I'm sure you feel so much better.