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Pet protection

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control has issued its annual warning about canine parvovirus. It’s a warning worth heeding for pet owners.

As The Journal Gazette’s Dan Stockman reported on Thursday, the virus can kill an unvaccinated dog within days. The animal becomes dehydrated as a result of repeated vomiting and diarrhea. Dobermans and Rottweilers are especially at risk, but every dog is susceptible if it hasn’t had its annual vaccination.

The highly contagious virus can be transmitted after contact with the feces of an infected dog. And it’s a hardy virus that can live even on a hard surface for months after contact.

It’s a series of three shots for a puppy then one a year after that that can make a lifetime of difference for a family and its friend.

Taking one for the team

You’re likely not familiar with the name John Boyett. But because he thought police should be, he no longer has a job.

Boyett was taken in on three charges, including public intoxication, in Indianapolis on Monday. He was apparently upset at being refused admission to a downtown nightclub because he’d had too much to drink. Police reported the 23-year-old ran away as they attempted to apprehend him. Employing the rarely successful “do you know who I am?” defense, Boyett repeatedly shouted that he couldn’t be arrested because he was “a Colts player.”

Emphasis on the “was.” Boyett, a rookie safety who also was also accused of threatening to “break (the) jaw” of a police officer, was waived by the team within hours of his arrest.

Boyett, out of the University of Oregon, took to Twitter with apologies to the police and the Colts.

“My behavior didn’t and doesn’t represent who I am,” he posted. “… I look forward to showing my true character in the future.”