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  • Anonymous

    This bill was introduced as a personel issue between former senator David Trahan, and Mr. Doughty. The bill that was introduced had hardly any scientific input or public input,  unless this dog has bit someone or is a proven threat, lets move on to real issues.

    • Guest

      Trahan is lower than Baldacci

  • Anonymous

    We had a wolf hybrid for almost 15 years. We did not know what she was when we got her, but would not have traded her for the world.  Look at the dog, not the breed name.

    • Guest

      Its hard at the end, but the love they give lasts a lifetime

  • Anonymous

    This is ridiculous – how does the State know that Mia is a Wolf Hybrid???  Have they done a DNA test?  Do they have papers from a breeder stating that Mia is in fact a dog mixed with wolf???  Do not think they can legally make life/death decisions about a dog – using the “hybrid” law without proof that this dog is in fact a hybrid…even then the law is questionable.  Many “hybrids” are low content and live peacefully inside the home as family pets.

    • Guest

      Like mine, she is just an overgrown pampered princess…

    • NO DNA test was done …… They have NO proof that she is a wolf hybrid… they have no proof that she killed the chickens… because they THINK she killed chickens..and THINK she is a hybrid..they have sentenced her to death…. She did get an extra 4 days… we are working our tails off trying to find her a home!! My brother had 3 of them.. just lost his last one a few months ago … they are not evil creatures as the state thinks they are… one of them… adored my son and wanted to just sit by him and be pet and lick him..the others .. just wanted to play all the time! its so frustrating the name these majestic animals get! They are so beautiful and people (including state workers involved…) need to be taught about them instead of outlawing them! JMO of course :)

  • Anonymous

    We also had a wolf hybrid, these laws are ridiculous! Ours was the biggest baby, just wanted to be with us in our home, not by himself, not outside unless with us, he just wanted to hang out in the house. If you raise a dog like a wild wolf, it will BE a wild wolf. If you raise a hybrid like a dog, it WILL BE a dog. Paranoia at its finest, then again, Maine seems to take the lead in that, doesnt it…

    • Guest

      Amen

  • I met Mia the day Jim lost her and she was a very good girl, a little scared, but good. She definitely needs someone to take care of her. I would love to, but I am in a lost way to try otherwise…. You want a good girl, try meeting her. You will find it there. 

  • Anonymous

    I’d be curious as to where people are finding all the wolves who are so willing to breed with dogs.  Also, by definition of “hybrid”, they should not be able to reproduce.  Two and two do not make four with the hysteria over “wolf hybrids”.

  • Anonymous

    Where are all the wolves being found that so willingly breed with dogs?  Also, by virtue of the definition of “hybrid”, they should not be able to reproduce.  Too much hysteria over “wolf hybrids”.

  • Sorry to say, but a wolf hybrid. Really people? Get a grip. This little girl is harmless. Most wolves are bred with siberian huskies to create the hybrid. There isn’t enough wolf in a hybrid to worry about. It is done to strengthen genetics and thats it. You are really going to destroy a gorgeous frightened girl just because you think she is a hybrid? That is stupid! Get your facts before jumping to conclusions. By the way, any dog is capable of killing chickens. But that is okay in your eyes because it doesn’t have the title “hybrid”. Humans are the biggest problem, not the dogs. Again, get your facts straight!! I feel for Mia being surrounded by people who think they know something but in reality know nothing. My prayers for Mia…..Save Mia!!!!!!!!!

    • Guest

      This is a witch hunt, but sooner or later, much like bullies in school,,,,,, someone is going to get bit— and that is in no way a reference to a dog bite.

    • Anonymous

       We had 2 dogs that got out and killed chickens.  They are now deemed dangerous dogs because the killed domesticated animals.  We had to give them away to people out of town, or build an expensive fencing system, keep them leashed or caged and muzzled whenever outside.  The added insanity is that the fine for dangerous dogs is higher than some drug related fines I’ve seen in the paper!  Ridiculous!!

  • Guest

    The ___________ at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife can get stuffed if they think they get me to part with my mutt (wolf-shepherd mix)

    None of them have a clue about wolfs or wolf hybrids. I have had them for decades, and not one instance of agression. They have never bothered my kids, my wife or my friends. Their shots worked and their mannorisms are none different than that as a german shepherd.

    I’ll bet that no one in the ME-IF&W has ever owned a shepherd wolf mix, and I’m willing to bet none of them has the stones to make me get rid of mine.

    Its not my dog that they should fear…!

    • Anonymous

      I had a wolf shepard mix, she died a few years ago at 15 years old. She was the most gentle loving dog I have ever owned, never barked at people never showed any aggression and was great with kids. She and I shared a bond that i have not experienced with my other labs, shepards, and goldens that i have owned since or concurrently with Panda. I would be honored to have a chance to own another dog like Panda my wolf shepard. She never killed any chickens but my parent’s husky sure did. I personally think the wolf husky mix is not as good as the wolf shepard mix.

      • Guest

        Your story sounds a lot like mine, the pain may fade, but the fond memories will never go away.

  • Anonymous

    You know it’s not just wolf hybrid canines that kill chickens, just saying.

  • Anonymous

    People need to stop breeding these animals.  It’s a macho thing and is unfair to the animals.  It really is. Wild animals should be allowed to be wild.  If you want a dog, get a dog.

  • Anonymous

    I find it offensive for someone who constantly advocates the state to be more spacific with state laws…..is in fact non complient with court orders to support children they bring into the world…..I work full time take nothing from the state and like many taxpayers in this country am sooooo tired of taxpayers money being wasted forcing deadbeat parents to do something  already ordered by a court of law …..I realise this may seem off topic as the article is regarding wolf hybrids …this is a worthy cause but I think the people supporting it should be aware of the person leading it and his disregard for the law………unless of course it benifits him.

  • This is why we are fighting!! Been spending 2 days on the phone trying to get attention to it! Guess its working.. which Trahan would read all this!!  Its not fair.. to Mia and all the others that it will happen to also!

  • Amen!! My brother has raised 3 of them …. wolf/sheperd mixes…2 of them looked more like Shepards … the third looked just LIKE a wolf.. he had a hard time with neighbors..the police would stalk him… we just had to put the last one to sleep due to medical reasons..16 years old.. and still licking my 9 year old son … viciousness huh? RIP Marley we will always love you and we will fight in your name!

  • people need to stop breeding PERIOD … no matter the breed…. there is enough unwanted animals out there without having to bring more into this world… But on the terms of your comment.. most of these DOGS we are fighting for… are older.. more than a few years old.. they are not new puppies just breed for enjoyment…

  • Anonymous

    I’d love a pet moose.

  • Sue

    That “hybrid” is a malamute. I’d bet my last dollar on it. Without a DNA test, the use of wolf hybrid is just plain hooey, used to make a dog seem exotic. And to feed the macho need for owning a wild animal.

    Take a look at this photo linked below, and compare it to the picture of Mia. And tell me it’s not a mal.
    http://www.bulldancers.com/ramf/images/undershadow.jpg 

    Malamutes have a strong prey drive, and certainly are capable of killing chickens. But then, so do some terriers, German Shorthair Pointers, Labs, German Shepherds, and MANY MANY other breeds of dogs.

    This story is heartbreaking. I hope someone can adopt this gorgeous Malamute and prevent an unnecessary death. 

  • Anonymous

    Is the woman who ‘adopted’ Mia not being held responsible for any of this? It sounds to me like she didn’t have any idea what she was dealing with… An animal such as this is very likely to be an escape artist… I have one now, and have had several others… The woman needs to be accountable for HER mistake in not being prepared for an animal such as this one. Many breeds will kill chickens is given the chance. It has nothing to do with whether she’s a wolf hybrid or not.

  • She certainly does not look like a “wolf hybrid” to me. Even if she should turn out to be I would guess that she could be no more than a quarter, more likely an eighth. At an eighth you get a DOG with great loyalty, strong constitution and maybe just a little “different” from other dogs. They seem to retain the need for the pack heirarchy. I know this because I have had two hybrids, (both rescues) one an eighth and one sorta indeterminant. They were the sweetest dogs I have ever known.

    I think this new law which would destroy an animal because of “paperwork” is disgusting and should be struck down immediately. To choose whether an animal lives or dies because of the circumstances of its birth is inhumane to the worst degree.

    There is a case in Great Britan right now where a lab mix, with one part of the mix “pit bull”, is to be euthanized just because of his breed. The family who owns him did not know about the ridiculous law when they moved to the country. He is a family pet, unagressive and many people have stepped forward to adopt him and take him out of the country. But the law makers are so stuck on their power trip that they would prefer to kill the dog rather than let him live out his life loved and protected.

    I certainly pray that the beautiful girl in this story gets a repreive from stupid power tripping politicians who themselves should be spayed or neutered so they do not pass on their defective sociopathic genes. If she does not, then it is up to the community to shun the law maker and those who would enforce such a wrong headed law.

    BTW, I in no way support the cross breeding of wolf/dogs. If the current laws were being enforced there would be no problem. Prosecute people, not dogs.

    • Guest

      I’d like to see someone try

  • Anonymous

    wolfledge education center..  another liberal trying to educate us into excepting their point of view…
    Let these dogs taste blood and see what happens.

    • Guest

      I am about as conservative as it gets, and no one is going to take my dog- End of Story

      That ________ of a ______ Trahan knows less about Shepherd Wolf mix than Michaud knows about economic development,,,,,, which is NOTHING…..!

      Its not my dog anyone needs to fear…..

    • Guest

      Let pit-bulls taste blood, let rottweilers taste blood, and many more. If a liberal mandate attempts to take my dog— that would be a painful lesson for them…!

  • There are many breeds of dogs that will kill chickens

  • Guest

    Hey Trahan— Try and enforce it,,, I dare you… :-P

    putz

  • Idiots!!  Mia is a husky cross of some sort, but no a wolfdog.  In fact, by the pix I’ve seen of the wolfdog refuge animals, most of these dogs are just that…dogs.  Apparently, the State of Maine has way too much time and way too little education regarding dogs of any sort, especially when classifying wolfdogs as “Exotic wild animals”.  There are NO WOLFDPGS in the wild!! 

  • Anonymous

    we had a wolf mix.. she was a great dog. but we could not tell people she was a wolf mix because we got told if people found out she was a wolf mix we would of had to put her down.. but she died 6 yrs ago at the age of 16 and she was the best dog we ever had..  

  • Anonymous

    contact your senator and ask them to do something about this situation

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