Monday, December 21, 2009
Small Dogs Munch on Former Owner After Suicide
OMAHA, Neb.— Two small dogs that police say fed on the body of their owner after he killed himself are headed to Indiana.
The Nebraska Humane Society says the two pugs, named Harry and Sally, will meet their new owners Tuesday.
The pugs were found with their former owner earlier this month. Police said an autopsy showed the man had been dead for about two weeks of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The dogs were locked inside the house, had no access to food and eventually began munching on their dead owner.
Humane Society officials said despite the circumstances, the dogs were unlikely to suffer from any long-term psychological effects.
The dogs' owner left them little choice. Either they ate the dead owner or starved to death.