Florida man threatened employees with gun when chicken wings order was late, police say
NAPLES, Fla. — A Florida man is accused of pulling a gun on restaurant employees when his online order of chicken wings was nearly an hour late, authorities said. The sheriff’s office said that Davis threatened employees at a Wingstop restaurant in Naples, WINK-TV reported. According to an arrest affidavit, Davis placed an online order for chicken wings at 8:39 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2021. The sheriff’s office said that Davis was angry and began pacing in the waiting area. According to the affidavit, Davis reportedly told employees that he was “going to get my strap (gun).”“They going to see that I’m not playing,” Davis allegedly said.wftv.com
Florida residents rescue cat stuck in storm drain
NAPLES, Fla. — Neighbors in a Southwest Florida city banded together to help rescue a cat that was lodged in a storm drain Thursday night. “When you hear that cat crying like that, nothing, it’s like a baby crying,” Pelican Bay resident Laurie Bruckmann told the television station. You gotta do it, absolutely,” Rathbun told WINK. The entire community came together to rescue what was a cat in a drain. One of the Pelican Bay residents adopted her, according to the television station.wftv.com
1 dead, up to 12 missing in landslide on Italian island
MILAN — (AP) — Heavy rainfall triggered a massive landslide early Saturday on the southern Italian resort island of Ischia that destroyed buildings and swept parked cars into the sea, leaving at least one person dead and up to 12 missing. The body of a woman was pulled from the mud, the Naples prefect Claudio Palomba, told a news conference. The island received 126 millimeters (nearly five inches) of rain in six hours, the heaviest rainfall in 20 years, according to officials. One family with a newborn that was previously reported missing was located and was receiving medical care, according to the Naples prefect. Video from the island showed small bulldozers clearing roads, while residents used hoses to try to get mud out of their homes.wftv.com
Florida doctor accused of using laughing gas to sexually assault 2 women
NAPLES, Fla. — A Southwest Florida cosmetic doctor is accused of sexually assaulting two women while they were sedated in a medical spa, authorities said. She said she was prescribed Alprazolam, a controlled substance, which she took before arriving at Salata’s office, according to WZVN-TV. On Monday, the second victim came forward and said she experienced the same situation during her appointment at Salata’s office, the Daily News reported. The woman told officers that she was awake and alert during the assault, which she said took no more than 15 seconds, according to court records. A spokesperson at Salata’s office told the Daily News that questions should be directed to the doctor’s attorney, Donald Day.wftv.com
Lydia Ko wins LPGA finale for record $2 million payout
Unflappable in a strong but occasional wind, Ko wiped away tears when she tapped in for par on the final at Tiburon Golf Club. Ko finished at 17-under 271 and won the LPGA Tour finale for the second time. Ko is on the verge of the LPGA Hall of Fame at age 25, a testament to how good she has been for so long. Ko, however, hit her second shot off the side of a hill and into the hazard, and she also made bogey to keep the lead at one shot. She now has 19 career victories — the first one was 10 years ago in Canada when she was a 15-year-old amateur, making her the youngest to win an LPGA Tour event.wftv.com
Leona Maguire makes up 7 shots to tie Lydia Ko for LPGA lead
Maguire, one of 11 first-time winners on the LPGA Tour this year, is too far back in the points race to win LPGA player of the year, though $2 million in a single day would make up for that. That would be nearly twice what Maguire has made in 23 previous events. Ko had a five-shot lead to start the third round — seven shots ahead of Maguire — and made a mixture of birdies and bogeys that stalled her round. Henderson will have to win the CME Group Tour Championship and have Ko finish third or worse to win player of the year. Lee, the Australian who won the U.S. Women's Open and leads the LPGA money list, has fallen nine shots behind and is all but certain to be eliminated.wftv.com
Ko runs out to 5-shot lead at CME Group Tour Championship
NAPLES, Fla. — (AP) — Lydia Ko is in total control at the halfway mark of the CME Group Tour Championship. “I just wanted to focus on my game," said Ko, who turned a one-shot lead entering Friday to a five-shot edge when it was over. I shot a low one yesterday and that round, it can be anybody throughout the week." Ko entered the week with a one-point lead in the race for LPGA Tour player of the year. “I’m sure she’s going to keep going, so ultimately try and shoot as low as we can over the weekend and see what happens."wftv.com
LPGA purses will top $100M in 2023, a record for tour
The LPGA has not played there since October 2019, canceling each of its last five planned events in China after the coronavirus pandemic. “The LPGA Tour has never had better or more committed partners who see the commercial value in investing in women’s sports and who understand how their partnerships elevate women and girls on and off the golf course,” LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan said. The five women’s golf majors account for $37.9 million of the planned purses, led by $10 million set to be paid out at the U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach next July. Every tournament on the 2023 slate carries a purse of at least $1.5 million, and there are only four with purses that small. The $2 million first-place prize matches what will be awarded to the winner this weekend in Naples, and is the biggest single check in women’s golf.wftv.com
Lydia Ko takes step toward $2 million prize at LPGA finale
Ko responded with eight birdies, including four in a row late in the round at Tiburon Golf Club, that sent her to a 7-under 65 and a one-shot lead in the LPGA Tour season finale. So much as at stake this week, even beyond the $2 million prize to the winner. Ko has a one-point lead in the race for LPGA Tour player of the year. I want to try to grab it when it's there.”It's all right in front of Ko, who has two wins in what she considers her most consistent year on the LPGA Tour. Lee, who already has set an LPGA Tour record with $3.7 million in earnings this season, opened with a 71.wftv.com
Florida man arrested for allegedly wandering around car dealership with rifle
NAPLES, Fla. — A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly wandering around a Naples car dealership with a rifle, officials say. Bennett allegedly approached multiple employees as well as customers while having a rifle in his hand, which led to “mass panic at the dealership.” NPD said both employees and customers ran from the area in fear for their lives. When officers arrived at the dealership, they noticed Bennett driving away in his truck, so they conducted a traffic stop and took him into custody, NPD said. “Bennett told officers he was being attacked by radiation and made other nonsensical statements. NPD said Bennett went to visit his aunt in Fort Myers, Florida, and are not sure why Bennett went to the Jaguar dealership.wftv.com
Giant Burmese python captured during Hurricane Ian cleanup
NAPLES, Fla. — Sheriff’s Office deputies from two Florida counties helped capture a massive 14-foot-long Burmese python found during Hurricane Ian cleanup in East Naples. On Oct. 26, deputies with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to a call when a resident reported seeing a large Burmese python in the bushes between two homes. The snake was humanely euthanized, deputies said in a social media post. Burmese pythons are an invasive species found in the Everglades. In June, a record-breaking 215-pound, 18-foot-long Burmese python was found in Florida’s Everglades.wftv.com
Woman gets foot stuck in massage chair, Florida firefighters rescue her
NAPLES, Fla. — A woman got her foot stuck in a massage chair in Naples, Florida, and firefighters helped to rescue her. >> Read more trending newsThe Naples Fire-Rescue Department shared a video of the rescue on their Facebook page. “Power was secured to the chair and the chair was taken apart. According to WBBH, it was a woman who had their leg stuck in the massage chair. No further information has been released about what caused the foot to get stuck.wftv.com
Hurricane Ian: Naples man swam through rising floodwaters to rescue 84-year-old mother
NAPLES, Fla. — Call him a mama’s boy if you like, but Johnny Lauder had no intentions of leaving his 84-year-old mother to fend for herself as Hurricane Ian’s punishing storm surge flooded their shared neighborhood in Naples, Florida. When he was finally able to reach his mother by phone, Lauder learned that she was also hunkered down in her home in chest-deep water. “If I would’ve waited, she wouldn’t be here, and that’s my mom,” Lauder told the Post, adding, “I would’ve done it for anybody’s mom or anyone else in that situation. You know, that’s what you’re supposed to do.”Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 59 Photos: Hurricane Ian's devastating impact on Florida MATLACHA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 30: Whitney Hall (R) embraces a friend atop the remains of his home amidst wreckage left in the wake of Hurricane Ian on the island of Matlacha on September 30, 2022 in Matlacha, Florida. The hurricane brought high winds, storm surge and rain to the area causing severe damage.wftv.com
Rick Scott Panics When Asked About Trump’s Racist Truth Social Post
CNNSen. Rick Scott (R-FL) tried his best at justifying former President Donald Trump’s racist Truth Social post from Friday, in which the ex-commander in chief said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had a “DEATH WISH” and called his former transportation secretary Elaine Chao "Coco Chow.” The senator, flailing after being asked during a CNN appearance about the post, defended Trump's predilection for "nicknames."Trump Claims McConnell has ‘Death Wish’ in Stinging Attack“As you know, the prenews.yahoo.com
In Ian's wake, worried families crowdsource rescue efforts
Many people whose loved ones stayed behind in the pathway of Hurricane Ian are crowdsourcing rescue efforts as they grapple with the helplessness of waiting and not knowing. She didn’t expect for even one social media user to head out to her grandparents and report back so quickly. Authorities continue to urge Floridians to use official emergency channels, like 911, to report immediate distress, not social media, which can be unreliable and even put the good Samaritans who respond in danger. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Erik Villa said that family members should try to get a hold of their loved ones and monitor the area they live in before calling emergency services. “That social media post 100% saved his life,” the 48-year-old Donlan said.wftv.com
In Ian's wake, worried families crowdsource rescue efforts
Desperate to locate and rescue their loved ones, social media users are sharing phone numbers, addresses and photos of their family members and friends online for anyone who can check on them after Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida.
Greg Norman said he was asked not to attend QBE Shootout, an event he founded, due to LIV Golf
Greg Norman said Tuesday that he has been asked not to attend the QBE Shootout this season — the PGA Tour event he founded and has hosted at his Naples, Florida, course for more than three decades. The issue, Norman hinted at in an Instagram post, is due to him being the CEO of the controversial LIV Golf Invitational Series. “Sadly, after 33 consecutive years of playing in and hosting every Shootout tournament - a co-sanctioned PGA Tour event - since I founded it in 1989, this year I have been asked not to attend,” Norman wrote, in part. Norman has been the CEO of LIV Golf since its inception earlier this year, and has drawn plenty of criticism for his involvement in the Saudi Arabian-backed league. The QBE Shootout is an unofficial Tour event held every December at the Gold Course at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida — which Norman designed.wftv.com
Endangered Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle, officials say
NAPLES, Fla. — (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. Watch: Snorkeling tourist on cruise out of Port Canaveral killed by shark in BahamasIt’s the 20th panther death attributed to fatal collisions out of 22 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The remains of the 6-month-old female panther were found Monday along a rural road in Collier County, wildlife officials said. Watch: 20 families displaced after lightning strikes Orange County apartment building, sparking fireThere are only around 230 Florida panthers remaining in the wild. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV.wftv.com
Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle, officials say
NAPLES, Fla. — (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. WATCH: Stabbing of 2 Longwood girls shines light on domestic violenceIt’s the 18th panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 20 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The remains of the 2-year-old female panther were found Thursday along Alligator Alley in Collier County, just a few miles east of the toll plaza, wildlife officials said. Up to 230 Florida panthers remain in the wild. READ: President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV.wftv.com
Watch: Black bear roams southwest Florida golf community in viral videos, photos
Watch: Black bear roams southwest Florida golf community in viral videos, photos Stock photo of a black bear. A black bear appears to be making itself at home in a southwest Florida golf community. (Mlorenzphotography/Getty Images)NAPLES, Fla. — A black bear appears to be making itself at home in a southwest Florida golf community. “The sweet bear ... surprised golf operations today, as it joined them in the cart barn,” the neighborhood wrote in an Instagram post. >> Click here to see the postAbout 4,050 black bears live in Florida, and no other bear species live in the state, according to the FWC.wftv.com
Florida team hauls in 18-foot, 215-pound Burmese python
Record-breaking Burmese python caught in Everglades (WFTV)NAPLES, Fla. — (AP) — A team of biologists recently hauled in the heaviest Burmese python ever captured in Florida, officials said. You could use a magnet, and in a similar way our male scout snakes are attracted to the biggest females around,” Bartoszek said. Bartoszek said removal of female pythons plays a critical role in disrupting the breeding cycle. Since the conservancy’s python program began in 2013, they’ve removed over 1,000 pythons from approximately 100 square miles (25,900 hectares) in southwest Florida. Over that stretch, necropsies have found dozens of white-tailed deer inside Burmese pythons.wftv.com
Florida team hauls in 18-foot, 215-pound Burmese python
A team of biologists recently hauled in the heaviest Burmese python ever captured in Florida, officials said. The female python weighed in at 215 pounds (98 kilograms), was nearly 18 feet long (5 meters) and had 122 developing eggs, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida said in a news release. The team used radio transmitters transplanted in male “scout" snakes to study python movements, breeding behaviors and habitat use, said Ian Bartoszek, wildlife biologist and environmental science project manager for the conservancy's program.news.yahoo.com
Florida man accused of drunkenly berating random children at Naples beach
(Collier County Sheriff's Office)NAPLES, Fla. — This was not the way to celebrate your birthday. >> Read more trending newsA Florida man is accused of being drunk while at the beach Tuesday afternoon, screaming and throwing bottles at children, authorities said. According to police, a man reported Joye to authorities on Tuesday, claiming that he was yelling at his two children, WBBH-TV reported. The man claimed that Joye threatened his 4-year-old son for stealing his beach toys, the television station reported. Police said Joye also attempted to punch an officer, the television station reported.wftv.com
DeSantis signs bill allowing in-person visitors in Florida hospitals, nursing facilities
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a “No Patient Left Alone” bill into law Wednesday, establishing in-person hospital and nursing home visitation rights throughout the state regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
Russian, Ukrainian ballet stars to dance together in Naples
Italy Russia Ukraine War Ballet Olga Smirnova, left, and Anastasya Gurskaya, pose for a photograph in Naples, Monday, April 4, 2022. Naples’ San Carlo Theater billed the event “Stand with Ukraine — Ballet for Peace.”Despite that description, the prospect of Russian dancers dancing on the same stage with Ukrainians reportedly angered Ukraine’s consul in Naples. Among the stars in the event is prima ballerina Olga Smirnova, who quit the Bolshoi last month and is now dancing with the Dutch National Ballet. To do little things, the smallest things, what we can do for Ukraine,“ Smirnova told reporters in the theater ahead of the final rehearsal. That’s why we are here, that’s why we are dancing tonight.”Fellow prima ballerina Gurskaya said her performance is one way to help Ukraine.wftv.com
Russian, Ukrainian ballet stars to dance together in Naples
A Ukrainian ballerina who fled the war in her homeland and a Russian ballerina who quit the Bolshoi Ballet over the Russian invasion rehearsed on a stage in Naples for a sold-out benefit performance Monday night to raise funds for the Red Crosswashingtonpost.com
Russian, Ukrainian ballet stars to dance together in Naples
A Ukrainian ballerina who fled the war in her homeland and a Russian ballerina who quit the Bolshoi Ballet over the Russian invasion rehearsed on a stage in Naples for a sold-out benefit performance Monday night to raise funds for the Red Cross.
Florida Bureau of Insurance Fraud arrested two men in Hurricane Irma roofing scam
NAPLES, Fla. — Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is cracking down on insurance fraud in an effort to protect Floridians. Patronis recently announced the arrest of Brian Webb and Brandon Jourdan of Webb Roofing & Construction LLC for allegedly operating a homeowner solicitation scheme for free roof replacements related to damage allegedly caused by Hurricane Irma. “There is no room for roofers that take advantage of Florida homeowners. If someone commits insurance fraud in Florida, they will be caught and they will pay the price,” Patronis said. “Scam roofing schemes are driving up insurance rates for every Florida family and plaguing our state.wftv.com
64-year-old Langer breaks own PGA Tour Champions age record
NAPLES, Fla. — (AP) — Already the oldest winner in PGA Tour Champions history, Bernhard Langer completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday for his record fourth Chubb Classic title. The German star became the oldest tour winner in October at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Virginia. Langer also won the event — in its 35th season, the longest-running PGA Tour Champions tournament in the same city — in 2011 at The Quarry and 2013 and 2016 at TwinEagles. The six-time Charles Schwab Cup seasons points champions also won wire-to-wire in 2013 and 2016. He won the Bermuda Championship on the PGA Tour in the fall of 2020.wftv.com
Langer keeps 2-shot lead in pursuit of 4th Chubb Classic win
NAPLES, Fla. — (AP) — Bernhard Langer maintained a two-stroke lead Saturday in pursuit of a fourth Chubb Classic victory. Langer won the event — in its 35th season, the longest-running PGA Tour Champions tournament in the same city — in 2011 at The Quarry and 2013 and 2016 at TwinEagles. The two-time Masters champion has 42 victories on the 50-and-over tour and has won six Charles Schwab Cup season points titles. “It’s nice to have a two-shot lead, not a one-shot lead,” Langer said. He won the Bermuda Championship on the PGA Tour in the fall of 2020.wftv.com
WATCH LIVE: Gov. Ron DeSantis holds news conference in North Port
Gov. Ron DeSantis held two press conferences today, in Collier and Sarasota counties, where he announced $5.8 million to fund a new technical college location in Collier County and $1.7 million to fund the installation of wastewater infrastructure in the city of North Port.
Gov. DeSantis knocks critical race theory in push to change civics education in Florida
Ron DeSantis is looking to make changes to Florida’s civics education curriculum. [TRENDING: How to celebrate St. Patty’s Day at theme parks | Florida’s texting-driving law rarely enforced | Massive manta ray photobombs surfer]“We’re releasing a $106 million proposal to make Florida the national leader in civics education,” DeSantis said. — Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 17, 2021In making his pitch, the governor also took swipes at critical race theory. According to Purdue University, critical race theory scholarship shows how racism continues to be persuasive and why it denies individuals their constitutional rights. Ad“Let me be clear there is no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory, teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money,” DeSantis said.
70-year-old man hit and killed by car while crossing US 192 in Osceola County
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A 70-year-old Kissimmee man was hit and killed by a car while crossing U.S. 192 in Osceola County around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. FHP said a 31-year-old Naples man was heading westbound U.S. 192 in the center lane in the area of Simpson Road. Investigators said the 70-year-old man was attempting to cross U.S. 192. [TRENDING: Video shows SpaceX Starship exploding after landing | All Fla. teachers can get vaccine at CVS | Man gets 20 years for cutting off wife’s lover’s penis]AdTroopers said the Naples man was unable to avoid the pedestrian and hit him. The Kissimmee man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Archeologists find intact ceremonial chariot near Pompeii
A view of a chariot, with its iron elements, bronze decorations and mineralized wooden remains, that was found in Civita Giuliana, north of Pompeii. Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site near Naples on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, announced the first-ever discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot, one of several important discoveries made in the same area outside the park following an investigation into an illegal dig. (Parco Archeologico di Pompei via AP)MILAN – Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site in Italy announced Saturday the discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot, one of several important discoveries made in the same area outside the park near Naples following an investigation into an illegal dig. While chariots for daily life or the transport of agricultural products have been previously found at Pompeii, officials said the new find is the first ceremonial chariot unearthed in its entirety. The villa was discovered after police came across the illegal tunnels in 2017, officials said.
Florida woman stabs sister with EpiPen because she’s ‘allergic to drunks,’ police say
NAPLES, Fla. – A Florida woman stabbed her sister with an EpiPen as the two were drinking together because she’s “allergic to drunks,” according to the Naples Police Department. Police said they responded to the home Joanna Zielinski shares with her sister around 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 due to a 911 call hang up. When asked about the incident, police said Zielinski replied, “I’m allergic to drunks so I injected her with the EpiPen so she wouldn’t be drunk anymore. The EpiPen was prescribed to Zielinski but her sister doesn’t have any allergies, according to the report. Records show the victim said Zielinski has been violent toward her in the past and she wanted to press charges.
Owner of maskless Florida grocery store says coronavirus pandemic is a hoax
NAPLES, Fla. – Despite the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic, no one at a crowded grocery store in Naples was wearing a face mask. That’s because Alfie Oakes, the owner of Oakes Farms - Seed to Table Market, is not enforcing customers or employees to do so, News 6 partner WPLG reported. “Please do your research,” Oakes said, as he defies all scientific research. “Please do your critical thinking and research.”Collier County issued a face mask mandate. Ron DeSantis has not issued a face mask mandate.
Italian police find stolen copy of Leonardo 'Salvator Mundi'
Italian police officers stand by a copy of the Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World) by Leonardo da Vinci, in Naples, Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Italian police have recovered a copy of Leonardo da Vincis 16th century Salvator Mundi painting of Jesus Christ that was stolen from a Naples church without the priests even realizing it was gone. (Italian Police via AP)ROME – Italian police have recovered a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century “Salvator Mundi” painting of Jesus Christ that was stolen from a Naples church during the pandemic without the priests even realizing it was gone. The painting is a copy of the “Salvator Mundi” (Savior of the World) by Leonardo that sold for a record $450 million at a Christie’s auction in 2017. It was restored prior to being exhibited in a 1983-1984 show “Leonardo and Leonardism in Naples and Rome."
Mallard to go? Dig of Pompeii fast-food place reveals tastes
An undated photo made available by the Pompeii Archeological park press office shows the thermopolium in the Pompeii archeological park, near Naples, Italy. A fast-food eatery discovered at Pompeii is now completely excavated, helping to reveal some favorite dishes of citizens of the ancient Roman city who liked to eat out. (Luigi Spina/Parco Archeologico di Pompei via AP)ROME – A fast-food eatery at Pompeii has been excavated, helping to reveal dishes that were popular for the citizens of the ancient Roman city who were partial to eating out. Successful restaurateurs know that a good location can be crucial, and the operator of this ancient fast-food seemed to have found a good spot. Those bones were apparently disturbed in the 17th century during clandestine excavations by thieves looking for valuables, Pompeii authorities said.
Florida street racing suspect blares ‘Cops’ theme song during traffic stop, deputies say
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A man accused of trying to street race in the Naples area blared the “Cops” TV show theme song from his speakers after he was pulled over, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they had just finished up a call around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 41 North when they saw a red Ford Mustang and a silver Infiniti slow roll past them. Then, according to authorities, the passenger of the Mustang leaned out the window and yelled “20 roll on three,” which deputies said means to start racing at 20 mph. The drivers were going 80 mph to 95 mph in a 55 mph zone, a news release said. Aguilar Hernandez is accused of knowingly riding as a passenger and coordinating a race between vehicles.
Popular southwest Florida wolfdog dies at 13
NAPLES, Fla. – Yuki, a 13-year-old wolfdog that became an internet sensation because of his resemblance to a canine creature on the TV show “Game of Thrones,” has died, according to a Southwest Florida animal sanctuary. Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center in Collier County tweeted on Thursday that Yuki passed away from blood cancer. [TRENDING: Iota strengthens into hurricane | How to follow live coverage of SpaceX crewed launch | Fake DEA agent brings gun to Disney, deputies say]“We have some very sad news to share about our beloved wolfdog, Yuki. The Naples Daily News reported that the 13-year-old dog did not show for his medicine during morning rounds Thursday. His previous owner dropped him at an animal shelter when he was eight months old.