Sister, Father Of Wolfpack Mascot Poisoned In NC

Four Tamaskan dogs with ties to North Carolina State Wolfpack mascot Tuffy have become seriously ill after eating fish laced with antifreeze that their owner says was placed on his property intentionally.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City said John Bannow of the Nixonton community saw the dogs acting strangely Sunday and found a large bowl containing fish that later was determined to be laced with antifreeze. The bowl was set in a freshly dug hole and covered in grass.

Tamaskans originated in Finland and are bred to have a wolf-like appearance.

Bannow's dogs include 3-year-old Blaze and 2-year old Kana Ti', the father and sister of the Wolfpack mascot. Also sick were a 1-year-old male and a 5-month-old female.

All four dogs are recovering at a nearby animal hospital.


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  • by Allie Location: NC on Apr 27, 2011 at 09:40 AM
    pack fan...a Republican???? Seriously...that is a dumb response and it is irrelevant. I hope the dogs will be ok.
  • by Cliff Location: Altoona, AL on Apr 27, 2011 at 09:27 AM
    This Is Just Plain Sick!!! I Hope Whoever Did This Is Severely Punished!!! GO PACK!!!
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      by porkchop on Apr 27, 2011 at 03:15 PM in reply to Cliff
      It is sick and whoever did it needs to be forced to drink antifreeze. Go Pirates! And here is hoping that everything works out in Pack nation and they catch this creep.
  • by packgrad on Apr 27, 2011 at 08:06 AM
    OK, was at nc state for 4 years(03-06), never seen a live mascot??? Feel fairly certain he's made a neighbor mad than this being a Tarheel scheme on a very unpopular mascot.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2011 at 07:54 AM
    I don't care what political side you take or who your favorite team is, stop arguing over that, it's irrelevant. The fact is innocent dogs were harmed and the individual responsible for it should be severely punished. This is cold-hearted, immature stupidity. Grow up.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2011 at 06:16 AM
    It is a good thing you do not bet because you would lose.Tarheel fans would not waste their time doing that ,they might however do that to a blue devil.Those dogs must have made a trip to Plymouth.
  • by pack fan Location: bc on Apr 27, 2011 at 05:43 AM
    this is horrible and i will bet on 2 certain things. 1.a tarheel fan did this.2.this person is a republican.if law enforcement will go at that angle they will find the culprit.then feed them the rest of that fish with no medical assistance.
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      by alex on Apr 27, 2011 at 06:14 AM in reply to pack fan
      i completely agree.
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      by GOHEELS on Apr 27, 2011 at 07:12 AM in reply to pack fan
      I will agree with feeding the fish to the scumbag that did this, but the first parts of your post are just futile attempts at SOMETHING, much like N.C. State`s sports program.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2011 at 07:15 AM in reply to pack fan
      Funny how most tarheels are very liberal yet you say a republican did this. If you knew more about this story then you would know that people have been accusing the breeder to be a "puppy mill" I'd have to go with a liberal as the culprit.
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      by silly on Apr 27, 2011 at 10:24 AM in reply to pack fan
      While the pooh heels are great at cheating, I doubt that even they would do something so cruel. The republican comment is just down right silly.
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