Six Abandoned Bulldog Puppies Rescued From Locked Suitcase

An Ohio man has been charged with animal abandonment after Humane Society authorities matched his name with a suitcase in which the six puppies had been trapped. The suitcase, allegedly belonging to Howard Davis, 53, had been left next to a garbage can in a Toledo alleyway.

The puppies were discovered after someone noticed their mother pacing around the closed suitcase. Toledo Area Humane Society spokeswoman Cyndi Condit told Reuters that Davis lives only two blocks from where the puppies were found.

“Howard’s name was on the tag of the suitcase and the mother was licensed to him,” Condit said.


If convicted, Davis faces a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a $750 fine. Davis claims the suitcase was stolen from him and that he had given the dogs to a friend in Michigan. Over the next four weeks, the three male and three female puppies will remain with their mother before they are eligible for adoption. But they also have a job to do in the meantime: literally serving as evidence against Davis.

“It’s unfortunate he chose to abandon the dogs,” said Humane Society’s executive director John Dinon. “If he had just called us and said he couldn’t care for them, we would have taken them and he wouldn’t have been charged with a crime.”

Source: Yahoo News

Image: Paw Nation

Organize Your Closet With the Help of a Phone App

You can use your iPhone to “favorite” looks from a fashion show, so why not be able to do the same thing with your own closet?  Our online retailer of the week, TouchCloset, makes it happen.

Launched late last year, the mobile style app focuses on helping users organize what they already own, rather than search for and acquire new stuff.  Just snap a photo with your iPhone camera, or upload an image from an album.  Next, tag it with various information — category, color, name, and brand. Once you have all that information in, just start creating and naming outfits.

You can also use the app to, say, pick out clothes to pack for a trip — which means, theoretically, you can start getting organized for a vacation from your office desk. Meanwhile, a “shop” feature allows users to browse retailers and add items to a wish list, though the e-commerce side certainly takes a back seat to the app’s management tools.


The program also lets you easily flip through all your saved items, the way an iPod scrolls through album covers.  When out shopping, that particular aspect could come in handy — you’ll never accidentally buy a repeat item again.  The only downside to the app, we think, is that it’s a hefty $9.99.  However, that only emphasizes TouchCloset’s role as a unique personal organizer and not a vehicle for e-commerce.

While Cher’s 90s-era closet might still be a pipe dream, ten bucks seems like a small price to pay to have a pictorial catalog of all your clothes at your fingertips.

Source: The High Low

Image: Touch Closet