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Beloved ‘scholar dog’ that attended lectures is killed by university officials

By Mason White 2:02 PM November 23, 2014
The dog in class 

By: Mahesh Sarin
Students are angry over the senseless death of a stray dog that was a regular at classes and meals.

Students at the Northwest A&F University in Yanglin County, China, are furious after officials killed the beloved campus dog.

The dog was known as a the “scholar dog,” and had been around the college for at least three years. The dog regularly attended classes.

University officials said that the dog named Casper, was killed along with four others as they posed a potential danger to teachers and students on campus.

Students said that the dog would get into class and sit quietly. When the dog was late for class it would walk in from the back door in order not to disturb the lecture.

One day, when the dog did not show up in the dining room at noon as it usually does, students went looking for it and were horrified to find its body in a garbage bin.

The dog had been killed by university officials. The spokesperson for the university said: “We cannot tolerate stray dogs on campus as they make a mess and also pose a risk of injuring someone, which ultimately is our responsibility.”

Students said that it was not necessary to kill Casper, as someone could have adopted the beloved dog.