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Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 9:09 PM
Updated: Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 11:00 PM
TIPP CITY — UPDATE @ 11 p.m. (Oct. 26)
Petland has agreed to pay for the surgery to correct a severe hip dysplasia of one of its puppies it sold at its Dayton store.
Courtney Miller, the Tipp City owner of 9-month-old German shepherd Thor, alerted this news outlet this evening to the development.
UPDATE @ 2:55 p.m. (Oct. 19)
Troy Animal Hospital contacted this news organization after seeing the story involving Thor.
Troy Animal Hospital manager Kay LeVan said her facility would “love to help this young lady with her dog.”
The hospital said they are still waiting to hear from the dog’s owner as to whether she will be using Troy Animal Hospital to assist Thor.
A family says the puppy they bought from a Dayton pet store has one of the worst cases of hip dysplasia their vet has ever seen.
They are blaming the store and its breeders for selling them the injured dog, but the store says it’s not their fault.
Thor, a young German shepherd, loves on everyone who comes through the front door at the Miller home. At 9 months old, he already has serious, debilitating medical issues, and is in pain.
“It’s every day and he’s on pain medicine but they’re not doing much at all,” his owner, Courtney Miller said.
She and her father-in-law, Frank Miller, bought the pup in March from a Petland in Dayton. At the time, Thor was given a clean bill of health. But almost immediately, Courtney Miller said she noticed something was wrong with his hips.
“Pretty much everything is wrong with them. They area all out of socket. Walking up the steps he does a bunny hop. Outside he tries to walk around and his legs just hit each other,” Miller said. “So he’s just all in pain. He can barely sit, he cannot lay down.”
Miller’s veterinarian said Thor likely was born with his severe hip dysplasia.
That’s when Miller and her father-in-law called Petland’s corporate office, which offered a partial reimbursement, or money toward a new dog.
“Two thousand dollars for his expense, which we know it’s going to be more. Or we give you $4,000 towards a new dog. You know, that’s like giving up your kid,” Frank Miller said.
JR Badger, director of Petland’s companty stores, sent an email to Miller around 8 p.m., hours after Miller’s story ran on WHIO-TV.
It reads: “Good evening Courtney! I am sorry you are dealing with this. All you will need to do is take Thor to MedVet for the consultation and they will bill us directly ... Thank you and we will get Thor taken care of.”
A subsequent email sent just before 9 p.m. clarified that the offer is for a second opinion.
“Let’s get the consultation and see what the doctors recommend. Then we can discuss our options.”
Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 9:39 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 6:03 AM
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Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:38 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 5:27 AM
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TODAY: Lingering snow-covered roads will mainly be on side streets and off and on ramps after yesterday’s snowfall. It’ll be a bitter cold morning with temperatures continuing to drop into the single digits. A light breeze will keep wind chills from 5 to 15 below zero all day with a Wind Chill Advisory in effect through noon all counties except Butler, Clinton, and Warren. Partly cloudy skies today with some across the south, shifting out of our area. We could see a few more flurries develop into the evening as highs peak around 11 degrees.
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WEDNESDAY: Another cold morning with temperatures starting in the single digits. It won’t be as breezy, so wind chills will be below zero, but not low enough for another advisory. Expect sunshine and scattered clouds as high reach in the low 20s.
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THURSDAY: A cold and quiet start to the day with sunshine and a few clouds. Highs peak in the upper 20s.
FRIDAY: It’ll start to her a little warmer as temperatures climb to the mid to upper 30s as clouds increase through the day.
SATURDAY: The weekend starts with quiet weather as temperatures peak in the mid-40s. Moisture starts to increase with the possibility of some drizzle or light rain showers arriving in the evening hours.
Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 5:20 AM
OHIO — Twenty-five of the 27 barges that broke free on the Ohio River recently have been accounted for, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The ice and high water from the weekend storm caused the barges to break free from Jack’s Run Mile 4 and float two miles down the river.
Some wound up against the Emsworth Locks and Dams, where operations are currently suspended, according to officials.
Most of the barges were empty, but some were carrying cement and coal.
Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 4:18 AM
DAYTON REGION — Days and days of frigid air and multiple storms are so far marking the winter of 2017-18 in the Dayton region.
Champaign and Logan counties remain under a Level One snow emergency as of Tuesday morning. Roadways throughout the region are slick because of the thin covering of ice and snow left behind after a day of snow showers.
A wind chill advisory that went into effect at 11 Monday night will remain in effect until Tuesday afternoon.
Scattered snow showers during the Monday afternoon commute left behind a dusting to 2 inches.
Drivers should accelerate and deaccelerate more slowly during bad weather and drive a speed reasonable for the conditions, said Sgt. Mark Bowron, traffic reporter for WHIO Radio.
Braking on icy roads takes much longer than on dry pavement, increasing stopping times 8 to 10 seconds, Bowron said. On dry pavement, stop times usually fall in a range of 3 to 4 seconds.
Here are some Monday snowfall totals in local communities:
Troy 1.3 inches
Celina 1.0 inch
Dayton International Airport 0.9 inches
Lebanon 0.5 inches
West Alexandria 0.5 inches
Bellefontaine 0.9 inches
Springfield 0.8 inches
Xenia 0.6 inches
Fairborn 2.0 inches
Versailles 1.0 inch
Sidney 1.0 inch
Lebanon 0.5 inches
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Tuesday is predicted to have wind chills dipping in a range of 10 below to 15 below zero. The high temperature on Tuesday will hover around 10 degrees.
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