The curious case of the liberated canines has been solved. The oldest animal shelter in the U.K. — Battersea Dogs and Cats Home – was finding any number of dogs loose when staff arrived first thing in the mornings. Assuming it was human error or a practical joke proved to be incorrect.
Cameras were mounted in the kennel hallway and kitchen area. And in the kennel of one of the usual suspects – a Lurcher called Red – whose kennel door was always open. It seems that Red was trying to avoid suspicion by not opening his door for a couple nights after the cameras were installed, but on the third night he apparently couldn’t resist any longer. Dogs really do like to entertain humans, don’t they?
Cameras caught Red easily opening the door to his kennel. He traveled to the kitchen to get the best food first, of course, and then let out some of his canine friends. Red is no dummy! They played, ate and well… took care of other business.
Needless to say, video proof made the midnight capers a thing of the past at Battersea.
Who says dogs aren’t intelligent? And by the way — Red was adopted two weeks after his instigator incident.
Photo of a Lurcher dog from Wikimedia