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Posted: 10/6/2004 8:33:57 AM EST
Who let the dogs out? They did it themselves...

Mon Oct 4,12:17 PM ET Offbeat - AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Staff at Battersea Dogs Home were baffled after an apparent troublemaker released dozens of animals night after night, allowing them to raid the kitchen and cause chaos.



Little did they realise it was an inside job.

It was only after video surveillance footage was studied that the culprit was revealed to be Red, a lurcher who had been brought to the London refuge as an emaciated stray several months earlier.

Red had somehow learned to undo the bolt on his kennel, before then freeing a group of chosen companions for a raid on the kitchen, staff at the home said Monday.

The mystery break-outs had happened about a dozen times, Becky Blackmore told GMTV.

"They had lots of food, lots of fun and games, and caused loads of mess. We weren't too sure what was going on," she said Monday.

"There are lots of stories about Battersea being haunted so we wanted to make sure that there was an explanation for what was going on and we managed to catch the culprit."

She added: "It is amazing really because lurchers aren't particularly renowned for their intelligence. It is amazing that he has worked out how to get out of his own kennel but then also that he goes and lets all his friends out."

Red -- whose hungry life as a stray is believed to lie behind his obsession with food -- has now had his kennel made more secure.

Link Posted: 10/6/2004 8:36:07 AM EST
I'll bet he was happy for awhile. Poor thing.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 8:36:19 AM EST
OIh shit, that is the funniest thing I have read in a while. That dog is the shit.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 8:55:46 AM EST
And he's now had more than 300 offers of a home.
Me thinks that dog had a plan
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 8:59:21 AM EST
LOL..
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 9:00:38 AM EST
Saw the footage on the news..damn funny.
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