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You never know what you’re going to find at the “night drop” at the Animal Friends of the Valleys shelter in Wildomar, California. In this case, it was a dog that looked a lot like a pink Dalmatian.
The pink pup and a buddy, who are actually boxers, were there waiting on the morning of Feb. 13 — both suffering from a treatable skin condition called demodex mange. They would both later be named Asia and Artie. While some people give information about the animals they’re leaving behind at the anonymous drop-off kennel, on this particular day, that wasn’t the case. »
- Amy Jamieson
Pro wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer George ‘The Animal’ Steele has passed away aged 79, having reportedly suffered kidney failure.
Born William James Myers in Detroit, he became a teaching and wrestling coach after a promising football career was cut short following knee issues, and entered the wrestling business in the 1960s, initially as masked wrestler The Student.
He first entered the WWE – then the World Wide Wrestling Federation – in 1967, where he began a heated rivalry with champion Bruno Sammartino under his ‘Animal’ gimmick as a crazy heel who would often tear the turnbuckle apart using his teeth.
Steele turned face in 1985, leading to a memorable feud with ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage which included an Intercontinental Championship match at WrestleMania 2. He would retire from wrestling in 1988, and was inducting into the Hall of Fame in 1995.
In addition to his wrestling exploits, Steele also made a number of acting appearances, »
- Gary Collinson
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