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Old 25 April 2012, 10:49 PM
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ucky 500 has been freeze branded with the #500 on each side of her. This is allegedly part of a hunting game. Whoever shoots her gets 500 points. She was picked up as a stray by local AC. These people must be stopped, This game must stop..

Rescue Ink has guys on the ground in Tennessee. Looking into this.. Rescue Ink wants the people in Tennessee to know what this is about and to get the word out. So when people see these animals they will be picked up off the street fast.

2 vets have said this is freeze branded, when the hair grows back it is different color. this is not the norm. in hunting where the number is painted on. in this case the numbers look to be permanent.

There is a $2,000 Reward leading to the capture of the people responsible for this crime. Now they are the ones being Hunted..
Looking at the picture it seems the dog could have been dyed any number of harmless was for a particular purpose. The back story is just odd.
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The pattern looks to be sprayed no though a template. Could it have been do with a some sort of sprayed with a bleaching supstance.
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Old 26 April 2012, 04:11 AM
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Reading the comments, several people have pointed out that numbered hunting dogs are the hunters, not the prey.

And yeah, a freeze brand would be more perfectly shaped and perfectly white. I agree that number looks like it was bleached on with a template.
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Old 26 April 2012, 01:22 PM
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I've always seen freeze brands as white. Never seen one in color. I vote for a dye or bleach, and a regular hunting dog.

Not always perfectly shaped, though.
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Old 26 April 2012, 03:46 PM
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On a quick search of what freeze branding is, you have to shave the entire site of all fur first. They'd have to shave the entire dog if they wanted numbers that big on both sides.
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Old 26 April 2012, 04:09 PM
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On a quick search of what freeze branding is, you have to shave the entire site of all fur first. They'd have to shave the entire dog if they wanted numbers that big on both sides.
And buy the metal brands and all the equipment to shave and freeze brand them. And then wait for the fur to grow in white. Seems a big waste of time, energy and money if you are just going to shoot the dog and have to do it all over again on a new dog. Animals that are branded are usually branded because they are valuable to the owner, worth the time and expense of making sure the mark is permanent.

If one was callous enough to label dogs with point values and then chase them down and shoot them, wouldn't spray paint be more economical and way faster?
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Old 26 April 2012, 07:54 PM
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kismet, was going to make the same comment about the problems with brands that big during lunch. Add to the list a dog staying still enough and getting the brand to touch the skins so consistantly as to be uniform and not deformed.

Then one has to ask why someone would find sport in hunting animals that will most likely try running to you once spotted.
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