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Dog In Harry Potter Movie is at a Shelter
by ggturner on 27 June 2012 - 16:05
A dog that once graced the silver screen in the form of "Padfoot" (the dog form of Gary Oldman's character Sirius Black) from the Harry Potter movies is now in need of a new home after being found at an English dog rescue this past weekend.
According to a Fox News report, Berry, the German Shepherd in question, was given up by his former owner, stuntman Paul Thompson, after he could no longer care for the dog. Thompson went on to say that he could no longer care for Berry and another canine companion, Porridge properly due to constraints from his job.
by beetree on 27 June 2012 - 16:40
|The above story is kind of old news... but this was "news" to me....
by ggturner on 27 June 2012 - 18:47
|Yeah, I just saw the date from the article I posted...did not know how old it was since it was a new post today on facebook from a german shepherd group.|
by Browser on 02 July 2012 - 21:15
|as a brit, a kid who grew up on the books and as a gsd lover this breaks my heart!|
One man who supplied owls for the potter films was arrested over animal cruelty a few years back... am not sure how it all turned out though
I generally think the makers of the films took anyone on board who had working animals and i generally dont think they checked out their home enviroment prior to filming! I could be wrong but if they didnt then to me thats a big failure on animal protection in my book! ! !
by VKGSDs on 02 July 2012 - 21:41
|I saw this story a while back and find it hard to be credible because 1) Padfoot/Sirius was done with CGI in Prisoner of Azkaban and was then a deerhound when a real dog was used after that and 2) when this article first emerged the GSD pictured was a black dog not the one pictured here. There was never a black or black and tan GSD in a Harry Potter movie.|
by macrowe1 on 03 July 2012 - 02:21
|VK, I was thinking that I've never seen a GSD in Harry Potter. Now I'm not an avid fan, and could have just missed it somewhere, but I remember the wolfhound. But I don't remember any GSDs.|