January 1, 2015
By: Staci Sturrock
The baby was asleep on the floor of a Greensboro, N.C., home when Susie, an 8-week-old puppy, licked the infant’s face.
The child’s father went ballistic. For 15 minutes, he beat Susie. Broke her jaw. Knocked out several teeth. Then he dragged her outside, poured lighter fluid over her brindle coat and struck a match.
Meet a Hollywood monkey or soldier dogs
Crystal the capuchin, who starred in the “Night at the Museum” movies, “We Bought a Zoo” and “The Hangover Part II,” is headlining a Jan. 22 tea at the Chesterfield Hotel’s Leopard Lounge.
Appearing with Crystal will be Hudson, a Golden Retriever who starred in 2011’s “Our Idiot Brother” and who’s made frequent appearances on “Saturday Night Live.” Both Crystal and Hudson are featured in the new book “Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors.”
Lois Pope will host the tea, which is a fundraiser for the American Humane Association (AHA). Tickets are $150. Call 800-227-4645.
Also, the AHA’s Be Humane Celebrity Luncheon will be held March 17 at Mar-A-Lago. Special guests will include the canine-human military teams that AHA has reunited over the past year.
The event is invitation only, but you can request an invite by calling 800-227-4645.