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Hounding a homeless man into giving up his dogs
Hounding a homeless man into giving up his dogs

Gerrick Miller tugged on a blue tarp to shade his pit bull puppies from the sun blasting their plywood pen. Tucked into a concrete corner just outside skid row, the newborns squirmed in a mass of black, silver, copper and white fur, squealing softly next to their mom, Sugar. Miller wiped gunk out of one of their eyes with his finger. A bag of dog food lay on top of Miller's shopping cart. Sympathetic downtown workers and rescuers kept him in kibble, he said. At a word from Miller, Sugar loped down the sidewalk to relieve herself in a weed patch, then returned and submitted to the puppies' nursing. But Miller wasn't the only one watching over the puppies: Shortly...

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