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A Chicago TV judge awarded a New York freak show owner $4,000 for the canceled sale of a five-legged puppy that later underwent surgery to have the leg removed. Judge Jeanine Pirro, whose court show runs daily on the CW network, ordered Calvin Owensby, the original owner of the dog, to pay $4,000 to freak show owner John Strong during an episode slated to air Sept.
A North Carolina woman who outbid a New York freak show for custody of a five-legged puppy said the dog's extra appendage has been removed. Allyson Siegel, who paid $4,000 for the puppy, Lilly, said the canine underwent a 90-minute surgery Thursday to have the extra leg, which hung limp between her hind legs, removed, the Charlotte Observer reported Friday. There were no complications whatsoever, Siegel said.
The owner of a New York freak show said he will sue over a five-legged dog in North Carolina that he said the owner promised to sell him. John Strong, proprietor of an exhibit at New York's Coney Island featuring unusual animals, said the original owner of Lilly the five-legged dog, Calvin Owensby of Gastonia, N.C., broke an implied contract to sell him the animal, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer reported Thursday. Strong said he agreed on a price with Owensby and paid a $1,000 deposit, but the...
A Charlotte, N.C., woman saus she paid $4,000 for a five-legged puppy to save it from a life on display in a sideshow featuring animal freaks. Allyson Siegel told The Charlotte Observer she plans to pay another $2,000 to have the dog's extra leg surgically amputated. The puppy, a Chihuahua-terrier mix now named Lilly, is about 6 weeks old.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.