Thursday, December 20, 2007

Heiling Canine Seeks New Home

This is kind of a sad story. Some old Nazi named Roland in Berlin trained his dog to give the Roman Salute, and wound up in prison for 5 months on charges of displaying Nazi gestures, a heinous crime in Germany. Why he made the dog perform the trick in front of police remains unclear.

Earlier this year, Roland T. had told the tabloid Berliner Kurier that he would put Adolf to sleep because he could not afford the dog's pet food as a result of all the fines he had to pay. He said he planned to have the dog put down on April 30, 2008, the anniversary of Hitler's death. Roland T. also claimed that Adolf had been born on April 20, Hitler's birthday.

The dog, now renamed Adi, went back to the pound he was originally adopted from 8 years ago. However, pount officials say that Adolf does not actually indulge in unconstitutional behavior. "He doesn't make the Hitler salute, he just lifts his paw like any other dog. It's anatomically impossible for a dog to lift its paw that far."

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