Dog Shaved Like Lion Sparks 911 Calls

January 9, 2013

Too funny:

A dog shaved like a lion made for an eventful night for Norfolk, Va., dispatchers, when several people who saw the dog on Tuesday called 9-1-1 to report a lion on the loose, the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot reports.

The newspaper obtained 9-1-1 call audio, in which one woman says, “There was a lion that ran across the street – a baby lion. It was about the size of a Labrador retriever.

The dog’s owner, Daniel Painter, told the Virginian-Pilot that he shaved his pet to look like the mascot for Old Dominion University.

Too much. “It was about the size – and genus – of a Labrador retriever!”

• The dog is a Labradoodle. His name: Charles the Monarch. He has his own FaceBook page.

• Staff at the Virginia Zoo were actually scrambling to check their lion cages.

• Related UJBR right this way!