All posts for the month June, 2013

Legal battle over ‘Tony the Tiger’ will continue at State Supreme Court level

Published June 17, 2013 by delia1979

Free Tony The Tiger

POSTED: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 – 5:30pm
UPDATED: Sunday, June 16, 2013 – 3:00am

GROSS TETE, LA (NBC33) — The fate of a famous Truck Stop Tiger is still up in the air, but Tony’s owner is still fighting to keep him home in Grosse Tete.

Michael Sandlin asked the 1st Circuit Court of appeals to reconsider the April ruling that said Tony could not live at the truck stop and his permit was illegally granted. The circuit court refused, so now he’s heading to the State Supreme Court for some answers.

It has been a long, expensive battle for Michael Sandlin to keep Tony, his 550 pound Siberian Bengal tiger.

“I’m not happy about the situation. It’s been going on for 4 years,” said Michael Sandlin.

That battle continues and the road ahead could get bumpy.

“It’s more complex than viewers know about,” said Michael Sandlin’s Attorney, Jennifer Treadway…

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Teaching Children About Responsible Animal Care

Published June 17, 2013 by delia1979

Dogpaddling Through Life

Educating people about responsible care of companion animals is one thing we’re big on around here at Rumpydog.

So when our “anonymous friend” told us about how so many of the families she works with have pets that aren’t spayed or neutered, we put our thinking caps on. How can we spread that message?

The first thing we did is contact Olivia Melikhow at the ASPCA to ask about children’s books that are available.


And not only did she tell us about books the ASPCA has for sale, she sent a few for our friend to share.

Now our friend has a copy in her office, and she left the other copies in other places where children she works with have to wait (doctor’s office, interviewers, etc.).



We would like to do more to educate young people about responsible animal care. And we think we’re…

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