Cruelty beyond comprehension. These cowards have been convicted of random acts of cruelty crimes for their brutal, hateful, heartless, vicious,
merciless and murderous acts of Animal cruelty. Please help vote for tougher laws to stop people like these.
“Free To A Good Home” Craigslist Dog Killer Sentenced In West Virginia
Convicted serial dog killer, Jeffrey Nally, of New Cumberland West Virginia was sentenced by Judge Fred Fox II on Wednesday to 10-45 years behind bars. While animal advocates would rather have seen him spend life in prison, the truth is that this sentence is substantial considering that animal abuse cases seldom carry this kind of weight. From that standpoint, the outcome is a victory. It is true, though, that this was no run-of-the mill animal abuse case. This was a brutal series of intentional mutilations, torture, and execution of innocent puppies. Nally was accused of mutilating and killing 29 puppies (who) he received through classified ads, and Craigslist “free to good home” ads.
Nally’s house was raided by a SWAT team in March of 2011 when his girlfriend’s mother called authorities. His then girlfriend, Jessica Sellers, alleged that Nally had been holding her captive in his home and terrorizing her by torturing and murdering the animals in front of her. Police found 29 dog carcasses on Nally’s property. They also found guns, which Nally was prohibited from possessing due to a 2010 domestic battery conviction, and collected other items including blood and hair covered tools and what appeared to be a beagle’s pelt and eyes in a jar. During an evidence suppression hearing, Nally’s court-appointed attorney, James Carey, had argued to keep the pelt and the eyes out of evidence, citing a lack of scientific proof the items are what police claimed them to be. He also stated that he believed some of the crime scene photographs were staged. Nally, age 20, was facing 29 counts of felony animal cruelty, one count of domestic battery, one count of kidnapping and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. Although he had passed on a plea deal offered to him last January, he took the plea offer he was offered this week.
Hancock County Prosecutor James W. Davis said that there had been an overwhelming outpouring of concern in the form of letters and e-mails from around the world relating to this case. Nally pled guilty to nine charges of felony animal abuse and unlawful possession of a firearm. He will receive one to five years on each count of cruelty, and one year on the firearm charge to be served concurrently. Nally has already spent a year behind bars while his case was continued in Hancock County Court. He will have to serve a minimum of five years before he can apply for an early release. In exchange for pleading guilty to the nine charges of felony cruelty, the sexual assault, kidnapping charge and other 20 cruelty charges were dropped.
Nally has shown no remorse for his actions, but Davis said that he has changed during the past year. “I wouldn’t call it remorse, but he has accepted that what he did was wrong,” said Davis. “Of course, people like this, sociopaths, they are mostly only concerned with how circumstances are affecting them.”
Restrictions on Nally ever having a pet and other requirements will be addressed further down the road at the time of his eventual release. “Not just having any pet,” Davis said. “I don’t want him to be around any animals, ever. Definitely not under the same roof.” Davis said that a few dogs had escaped the house of horrors and have been adopted. “They are having great lives.” He said.
Part of the plea deal is the condition that Nally submit to a polygraph test and debrief authorities on Seller’s involvement in the cruelty charges. Sellers reportedly told investigators Nally said the only way she was leaving his 1855 Orchard Road home was “in a body bag,” and that on the day of his arrest he forced her to hold a puppy as he bored into its head with an electric drill. However, she testified during a February pretrial motions hearing that she had left the house without Nally’s supervision on several occasions during her approximately three-month “captivity” there.
“Ms. Sellers was a problematic witness,” Davis said, “because there is some question as to her level of involvement. There is some evidence that she obtained the animals for him. My dogs, they won’t hold still to have their nails clipped…these dogs he tortured…to do what he did, somebody had to hold them still. A dog is not going to hold still while a drill is bored into its skull.” Davis was audibly distressed while discussing details of the case, and became overwhelmed and unable to continue when it was remarked that the case had greatly disturbed him.
Following Wednesday’s hearing, Davis had noted the contributions of other people and groups involved with the investigation, including West Virginia State Police Cpl. Larry Roberts, Hancock County sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Swan and county Animal Control Officer Nicole Busick. He praised the work of forensic experts Drs. Beth Wictum of UC Davis and Melinda Merck – the latter of whom helped federal prosecutors build a case against Michael Vick – and thanked the Animal Legal Defense Fund for its pledge of financial support for the prosecution of the case.
Scott Heiser, of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, said there is still work to be done. He referred to Nally as a narcissistic psychopath, and said that he believes that Nally cannot be rehabilitated. He does not think that Nally will be released in as little as five years. “He is a clear and manifest threat to society,” Heiser said.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit that helps provide funds and support to prosecutors around the country for the best possible outcome in criminal cases of animal abuse. They provided the funds for the forensic scientists to build the case against Nally.
Heiser recommends that once Nally is transferred to the WV Division of Corrections, risk-scored, placed in one of WV’s several prisons and his projected release date set that then would be a good time to start a petition campaign urging the Parole Board to recognize Nally’s immense danger to society and ask that they deny him any concessions (e.g., no work release) and deny his release after serving the five-year minimum.http://our-compass.org/2012/04/11/free-to-a-good-home-craigslist-dog-killer-sentenced-in-west-virginia/
Trump's Sons Under Investigation for African Hunting Trip
Donald Trump's sons are facing more scrutiny for their African hunting expedition that recently came to light. The trip is currently the subject of an investigation led by conservationists in Zimbabwe. Donald Trump Jr., who stars on " The Celebrity Apprentice" alongside his dad, and his brother Eric sparked outrage among animal lovers on Twitter earlier this month after photos surfaced of the two posing with animals they killed during a 2011 safari trip in Africa. Trump Jr. later defended their actions in part by tweeting, "I'm a hunter, for that I make no apologies."
Trump Jr. may be a hunter, but TMZ.com reports the independent Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force says the South African safari company the sons used was not registered in Zimbabwe. The task force says Trump Jr. and his brother killed an elephant, a buffalo and a crocodile, among other animals. In one of the leaked pictures, Trump Jr., is seen holding a knife and the cut-off tail of an elephant.
The group is investigating whether license and trophy fees were paid.
Very good news He got 15 years !!!! Williams is the only one convicted so far.
VA Dog Fighter, NYC Cat Owner Face Consequences of Animal Cruelty
January 27, 2012
The ASPCA is celebrating two more courtroom victories in our fight against cruelty.
Last April, the ASPCA participated in a raid of a property in Halifax, Virginia. The dogs, many of them used for fighting, were chained up and neglected. This month, their abuser finally faced the consequences for his actions.
Williams on the left then Adams then Thaxton
On January 19, Jonathan Kennard Williams, 27, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for charges related to dog fighting, weapons possession and drugs. Williams pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell dogs with the intent for fighting, as well as several counts of distributing drugs and weapons possession. He was also sentenced to six years’ probation after his release from prison.
“Thanks to the diligence of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the local agencies, Williams was held accountable for exploiting these innocent animals,” says ASPCA Animal Fighting Specialist Terry Mills.
The Halifax dog fighting case wasn’t the only one to come to a close this month. In August 2010, ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agents discovered a seven-year-old cat living in the basement of a store in Ozone Park, Queens. He was starved, dehydrated, infested with fleas and close to death. Agents rushed him to ASPCA Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital.
After three months of intensive care, Leo made a full recovery. He’s now living it up with a family from New Jersey—and his former owner now has a criminal record.
On January 18, Queens resident Davanand Raghunath, 28, was convicted of misdemeanor animal cruelty and sentenced to three years’ probation. Raghunath was also barred from owning an animal for three years.
“We can only hope this experience was sufficiently sobering for Mr. Raghunath,” says Stacy Wolf, Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel of the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement department.
Want to see more victories like these? The ASPCA is committed to helping bring animal abusers to justice all over the country, but we can’t do it without you. If you suspect cruelty in your area, visit our Report Animal Cruelty section to learn more and find out how you can help.
Fake Vet Accused of Killing Pets
AKRON, Ohio – A Summit County woman is accused of killing and injuring pets while pretending to be a veterinarian.
Brandi Tomko, 35, of Tallmadge, Ohio is accused of practicing veterinary medicine without a license, prescribing dangerous medications and even performing surgeries, and in some cases, injuring or killing pets. Tomko has previous drug convictions for possession of heroin and cocaine and was arrested on a charge of heroin possession, among others, in January.
C&D Animal Hospital on Brittain Road was once legitimate, but documents obtained from the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board allege when the real veterinarians left the practice, Tomko, who is not even a veterinary technician, stayed and kept it open — illegally. In the documents, another C&D employee alleges to investigators:
- (Tomko) has performed surgery on clients’ animals and in at least one case the cat died.
- Blood for heart worm tests was drawn, but “the blood work was not done and the dog owners were told the test was negative.”
- In the case of two cats that were spayed at C&D, “the incision sites were twice as long as needed and infected. The operations did not appear to be performed by a veterinarian.”
Several pet owners, including Reymann, became suspicious and alerted authorities. The 33 count indictment alleges Tomko acted as a licensed veterinarian from April 2011 to October 2011. The building, which once housed C&D Animal Hospital, now sits vacant. Tomko sits in jail after pleading not guilty Tuesday to 33 charges. Reymann will never have Charlie back, but he’s hoping now Charlie, and the other pets, will have some justice. “Today is a great day,” Reymann said.
For the 100 sled dogs butchered in Whistler, we Howl again. Our departed friends Howl along with us. Listen to them…
Yesterday, April 20, 2012, criminal charges were filed in the animal cruelty case that focused international attention on the practices of the sled-dog industry after the 2010 Winter Olympics. Robert Fawcett, a former general manager with Howling Dog Tours, based in Whistler, B.C., faces one count of causing unnecessary pain and suffering to dozens of sled dogs in April 2010.
Fifty-six dogs were dug up in a mass grave near Whistler after information leaked out in January 2011 through a workers compensation claim of post-traumatic stress disorder. The charges come after a gruesome search and investigation by the RCMP and the Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Animals. The B.C. government brought in new protections for sled dogs, establishing legal requirements for issues such as containing animals, euthanasia, their health and working conditions.To read more: http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/animal-advocacy/howl-2012
Trial Set for Accused Killer of 4-lb. Dog, Judge Slams Activists
Meet 22-year-old Dustin Ricky Harrell of Jonesborough, TN. November 1, 2011, he thought it would be amusing to torture a 4-lb Yorkie for 4 hours. Honey, the tiny dog, was tossed down the stairs multiple times, held under water, had her mouth taped shut so she couldn’t scream and finally she was tossed in the dryer for 4 minutes. After each incident of abuse he would comfort the dog, only to torture her some more. Finally she succumbed to her injuries, including a broken leg.
On Nov. 3, his father called Washington County Sheriff’s Department and reported an “intentional killing of an animal” and Harrell was charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty and held on $10,ooo bond. Harrell did admit to an investigator and sign an affidavit that he did torture Honey and detail the cruelties.
On March 12 at a hearing to set the bench trial for May 30, Washington County Criminal Court Judge Robert Cupp upbraided activists who were in the courtroom as a voice for Honey. Wearing “Justice for Honey” t-shirts, she Judge told them not to wear the shirts in court again and that they offended him.
“You don’t need to tell me” to get justice, the judge said. “That’s what this courtroom is for.”
This is not the first time that activists for Honey have been called out in the courtroom by the Judge but they vow to continue to show up, ”We’re going to at least be here to show whoever walks through those doors, even if it is just the defendant, that we are not going to let this go,” said Linda Dulin with the group Justice for Honey.
So, unless there’s a postponement or deal, we shall see if there will be “Justice for Honey” on May 30 as Judge Cupp said the courtroom is for or if this will be yet another case of injustice for an animal abuser!http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/trial-set-for-accused-killer-of-4-lb-dog-judge-slams-activists
Dog Torture in Chicago, Two Arrested
Seems 22-year-old Joshua Moore and a 13-year-0ld unnamed teen thought it would be fun and amusing to abuse and torture a mother dog and her puppies, video tape the cruelties and post it to YouTube. Numerous reports were made to the police after the videos were posted and an investigation ensued, Chicago Police Department Animal Crimes Team and Gang Investigations Division arrested the torturous team.
In one, a suspect allegedly suspended a dog from a harness and leash, and spun it violently in circles in mid-air until the animal’s eyes started to pulsate rapidly. One of the two bragged that “you couldn’t tell it was a dog” because he was moving as fast as “a propeller.” Others allegedly showed the man and boy violently tossing dogs into the air and letting them drop on their stomach. They also poured lemon juice down a dog’s throat until it started gagging.
In yet another video, the suspects hid a mother dog’s young puppies from her and watched as she frantically searched for them as a form of psychological torture. Some dogs were forced to eat their own feces. In another video, the boy pours rubbing alcohol on a dog’s testicles, then applies duct tape and “violently rips the tape off,” the report states. “This occurs twice in the video.” You really have to wonder about some of the youth of today when Joshua Moore tells the arresting officers that “everything shown in the videos was for entertainment purposes and that he did not think he did anything wrong,” according to the police report.
He actually thinks that what he did was okay!! Is this what our current culture has taught is acceptable form of entertainment? The two were arrested in the 200 block of North Lockwood Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood Thursday night. Moore is charged with four felony counts of animal torture and eight misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and the unnamed 13-year-old boy is charged as a juvenile with six counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and three counts of animal torture. Rescued from the home were five dogs and five puppies, all terriers, chihuahuas or mixes of the two, there were placed with the city’s Animal Care and Control agency.http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/dog-torture-in-chicago-two-arrested
Dog-fighting - training/breeding facility raided Dayton, OH (US)
Incident Date: Thursday, Apr 7, 2011
Charges: Misdemeanor, Felony CTA
Defendant/Suspect: Michelle Orrender
The Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office this week approved criminal charges against a Dayton woman who allegedly ran a dogfighting training and breeding operation out of a home in the city. Prosecutors have authorized charging Michelle Orrender, 35, with felony counts of dogfighting and possession of criminal tools, and a misdemeanor count of cruelty to a companion animal. On April 7, Dayton police served a search warrant on a home on the 2100 block of Litchfield Avenue after receiving a tip that it was the site of a dogfighting enterprise, according to authorities. Detectives found 18 dogs at the home, including 17 pit bulls, some of which had been injured or had their ears cut with scissors, according to a police report. Police found also a treadmill with paw prints on it, blood spatters on the walls, a parting stick, chewed tires, medications and syringes and an arena in the basement
Apr 7, 2011 - Dayton, OH (US)
Sentence: Michelle Orrender sentenced to 18 months in prison. Orrender will also have to pay the Animal Resource Center for the cost of euthanizing the dogs. Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Michael L. Tucker told Orrender she cannot own a dog in Montgomery County. ... more...
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This just makes me mad!! Dog Torture = Slap on the Wrist
Yes, sadly this is yet another story of a lack of justice in the “justice system” especially when it comes to animal abuse. The abuser; 23 y.o., 6’2″ Braden Paul Voigt. The abused; his girlfriend’s tiny 15-pound rat terrier named Lacy. On April 1, 2011 Clackamus County deputies responded to a 911 call and when they finally made it into the Lake Crest apartment, found the dog cowering in the bathtub covered in urine and feces.
Standing at the door to Voigt’s apartment, Dep. Bryon O’Neil said he heard yelling and thumping consistent with the sound of someone hitting a body and a high-pitched guttural screaming. O’Neil said he wasn’t certain what he was hearing.
“It was like nothing I’ve ever heard … more animal than human,” testified O’Neil, who briefly considered kicking the door in when no one responded to his knocking or statements. O’Neil checked the door and found it unlocked. He walked in and found Voigt on a living room couch. (OregonLive)
They found hemorrhaging in the dog’s eyes and injuries consistent with strangling or use of excessive force in the dog’s upper body. Of course the coward denied hitting the dog, said he had shouted loudly and both he and his supportive girlfriend (that’s right, the dog’s owner) blamed the girlfriend’s ex for the poor dog’s injuries.
Voigt said the dog chewed on some tanning goggles and attacked him. Yeah, big tough guy got a little scratch from a tiny little 15-pound so he brutally beats and tortured the dog.
And what kind of justice is meted out by our (in)justice system? This bully, Braden Paul Voigt, was found guilty of second-degree animal abuse but not guilty of neglect and also not guilty of aggravated animal abuse, ie. torturing an animal. So he get 15 days in jail (which will probably be already served or suspended, something easy), 2 years probation and 3 years prohibited from owning and animal.
And we wonder what’s wrong with our kids and young adults today! God help and children this “man” has or will have in the future. Will he go “overboard” with them as he said he did with this tiny, defenseless dog?http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/dog-torture-slap-on-the-wrist
Man Who Duct Taped and Dumped Sick Dog in Jail… Finally
Meet Shane Morehouse, 52, of Fort Edward, NY. He’s one of two men who were accused of duct taping then dumping a big shaggy dog along a rural road in Argyle, NY in Feb. of 2012. The other was Louis M. Hart, 43, of Hudson Fall, NY. When found, the dog had both legs duct taped together, was seriously underweight and had a serious wound on it’s neck from wearing a too tight collar.
“It was just laying there,” a Trooper said. The dog’s back legs had been taped together, as had the front legs, and it had been able to work free of duct tape that had been put around its mouth. It also had a nasty wound to its neck, police said. Jason Rozelle, one of the town workers who helped the dog, said it ate grass along the side of the road after it was freed and was drinking water from a ditch.
After some investigation it was found that the dog, Chubby, belonged to Hart. Hart decided rather than pay for the medical care that Chubby, a ten-year-old Malamute-mix, needed due to wearing a heavy chain and too small collar, he’d dump the dog. So he and his buddy, Morehouse planned to do just that.
Sadly, just days after being rescued and saved, poor Chubby’s life came to an end after it was found that he also had advanced cancer. A sad end to what was a sad and neglected life on a chain, outside year around, tossed scraps to eat. At the time, both men were originally charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty, but a Washington grand jury upgraded the charges to felony animal cruelty along with the misdemeanor charges. Eventually both Morehouse and Hart were sentenced to 30 days in Washington County Jail and put on probation for 3 years. So much for justice, eh?
Justice for Rudy-Maximum Penalty for Christopher Rambone if Found Guilty
In RENSSELEAR, N.Y, Christopher Rambone, 23, is charged with killing Rudy, a 10 year old Beagle mix owned by his mother-in-law. The incident occurred on May 24, 2012. Rambone was visiting family in Rensselaer when police say the dog possibly bit his 2-year-old son. Rambone kicked Rudy until he died. He was arrested after a two-week investigation into the incident.
Rambone faces one count of Aggravated Animal Cruelty and Criminal Mischief and Fourth Degree Criminal Mischief, which is a misdemeanor, for killing Rudy. Aggravated animal cruelty is a felony under state Agriculture and Markets Law.
Rambone is no stranger to animal cruelty. He faced Aggravated Animal Cruelty charges in May of 2009. He was convicted of that crime for shooting a puppy to death with a .22-cailber rifle after it went to the bathroom indoors. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 3 years probation for this crime. His probationary term would have expired early last month if he had not been terminated early.https://www.change.org/p/justice-for-rudy-maximum-penalty-for-christopher-rambone-if-found-guilty
Redwood City Calif. Peninsula man accused of bludgeoning dog
A Peninsula man is facing felony charges of bludgeoning his neighbor's 5-year-old poodle to death with a brick because the dog was roaming in his yard, prosecutors said.
Marcos Montano-Topete, 32, has pleaded not guilty and faces a preliminary hearing Aug. 9 to determine if there is sufficient evidence to hold him for trial on animal cruelty charges.
He was arrested March 26 shortly after walking up to his 16-year-old next-door neighbor and telling her that he was "sick of her dog" and that he had hit Globsis, her 26-pound poodle, said San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
The girl called for help. When deputies arrived at the home in the 100 block of Dumbarton Avenue in an unincorporated area outside of Redwood City, they found Globsis alive but lying in a pool of blood in front of Montano-Topete's home, Wagstaffe said.
Killers of War Hero’s Dog Sentenced
Well, it’s justice of a sort and better than nothing. Two of the “men” who brutally killed Marcus Luttrell’s dog Daisy were sentenced; Alfonso Hernandez, 27, was given the maximum sentence for the state-jail felony charge of cruelty to non-live stock animals, Michael John Edmonds, 24, was sentenced to five years probation and fined $1,000. Edmonds received a lesser sentence because he pleaded guilty and testified against his friend and cohort in the killing.
In 2009, on the night in question, Marcus Luttrell heard gunshots and after checking on his mother, grabbed his gun and took off out of his Texas home. He tracked the commotion to a roadside ditch where he saw what was going on; four young punks laughing over the brutally shot and killed body of his dog, Daisy. The punks had taken Daisy, who was a friendly dog, from her home, dragged her to the road, beat her with a bat and shot her with a .357.
Luttrell, a former Navy SEAL, Navy Cross recipient and sole survivor of a deadly June 2005 firefight with Taliban forces in Afghanistan. Daisy, or actually DASY, wasn’t just a dog, not that any are, DASY was actually a natural therapy dog given as a puppy to Luttrell as he lay in the hospital recovering from his wounds and her name was a acronym that stood for the names of four of the men in his unit.
You can imagine the pain, grief and anger he must have felt watching these punks laughing over Daisy’s body; Daisy, his best friend, the dog he thought of as his “daughter,” his connection to his fallen comrades and friends.
The punks, two identified as Michael Edmonds, who is on the run and Alfonso Hernandez, who has been arrested and charged, started running then. Luttrell got in his truck and chased them across four counties, keeping in touch with authorities who whole time. There was numerous times that Luttrell could have shot them and didn’t, although you will see in the interview below, he wanted to.
In Huntsville, TX, a roadblock was set and the four punks were apprehended, stil laughing and they actually threatened Luttrell’s life.
Unfortunately only 2 of the 4 were charged, the remaining two were seen as “bystanders” even though they stood by laughing.
Alfonso Hernandez was charged with animal cruelty and if convicted faces up to two years in prison but Michael Edmonds is on the run and authorities want him caught.
If you have any information about his whereabouts, please call the Texas Rangers in Huntsville, Texas at: (936) 435-0152 and ask for Sgt. Steven Jeter.
If you been around this website for any length of time, you know that I have great respect for our soldiers and troops and support them. Sure, there are some bad apples but I believe most of them put their heart in the defense of our country. Most are quiet heroes with untold stories of horrors and hardship but the ones that do stand out, Like Marcus Luttrell represent them all and when something like this happens it is a blow to them all.
Massive Puppy Mill Raid in TN – Almost 700 Dogs – VIDEO
Yesterday’s raid on Pine Bluff Kennels on Ed Lyell Road in Hickman County, TN, is believed to be “largest puppy mill rescue ever conducted in Tennessee” according the the HSUS. A variety of breeds of dogs were rescued from conditions described as “extremely poor,” typical of a ‘puppy mill’.
Many dogs were suffering from obvious illness and injuries such as skin conditions, eye injuries and broken bones. It’s believed that many dogs were never let out of their cages. Many were without waters and there was a build-up of feces. Dead dogs as well as dogs very close to death were found.
“We are looking at about 700 animals right now, maybe more will be added to that count,” said Stephanie Shain, director of the Humane Society’s Stop Puppy Mills campaign. “The conditions are extremely poor. They are typical of a breeding operation like this, what we call a puppy mill.” Officials and volunteers found about 200 puppies. The rest of the dogs were used for breeding.
Tennessee’s most notorious puppy miller and part of the largest puppy mill bust in Tennessee’s history. 10 years in prison. After her prison sentence, she will be banned from ever owning another animal or even working with any organizations that deal with animals. Patricia Adkisson was convicted of 14 counts of aggravated animal cruelty and 16 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. These charges stemmed from allegations that Adkisson neglected hundreds of dogs kept in her mass breeding business, Pine Bluff Puppies. Upon sentencing, the Judge noted the court found there was an indefensible treatment of animals and that Adkisson exhibits a low value for life in general.
20 dogs seized from home of alleged Tampa puppy mill.
TAMPA — Hillsborough County Animal Services officers seized 20 dogs living in deplorable conditions Tuesday December 29, 2009 from a woman forbidden to own any dogs at all. In February, a judge ordered Patricia Dickson, 73, to part with her dogs and to own no more than three cats after she was cited for a third offense of not having valid registrations and current rabies vaccinations for her dogs. But Tuesday, animal control officers acting on an anonymous tip found 19 poodles and a chow chow mix living in unsanitary conditions in a small space in Dickson's home at 810 Lexington Blvd., said Pam Perry, the investigations manager for Hillsborough County Animal Services. Dickson faces two felony charges and 20 misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty, said Marti Ryan, a spokeswoman for Animal Services. The dogs were living amid their own waste, Perry said. Dickson had confined them to the kitchen, where pieces of urine-soaked cardboard served as beds, Perry said. The dogs, including four 6-week-old puppies and six dogs older than 9, suffer from coccidia and whipworms — parasites caused by eating in the same place they defecate — as well as cataracts, hair loss and more, Ryan said. Animal control officers discovered Dickson was breeding dogs after an anonymous tip from a potential puppy buyer, citing deplorable living conditions for the dogs, Perry said. Dickson said she admits the dogs could be healthier but does not have the money to take care of them properly. She said she had plans to euthanize the older dogs but found she could not afford it. "The old dogs are in bad shape, but the young dogs just need a haircut, that's it," she said. John Watts, Dickson's neighbor for the past 20 years, defended her. "If she had the money, she would have had them all groomed," he said. Perry said the number of animals in Dickson's care is the main problem. "It's just an overwhelming situation where she has too many animals to care for," Perry said. There currently are no plans to euthanize the dogs, Perry said. Because Dickson said she will not voluntarily give up her dogs, Animal Services will fight for custody in court, a process that could take three months, Perry said. Officers also found three birds and a sugar glider, a small marsupial, in Dickson's home, and at least three cats on her property, Perry said. Animal Services did not take those away. Dickson has been warned multiple times for rabies and tag violations, Ryan said. In 2003, a judge dismissed a case against Dickson for not having valid registration for her dogs. Dickson also was fined for an animal consumer guarantee violation, which Ryan said was probably a complaint by a buyer of a sick puppy. "We've been trying to work with her, but at this time it's got to stop,"
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Puppy mill/hoarding - 86 dogs in mobile home Albany, OR (US)
Defendant/Suspect: Carol Brower
About 70 small dogs and puppies were removed from a Benton County home Monday afternoon by Benton County Sheriff's Office deputies, and their owner, Carol Brower, is facing charges of second-degree animal neglect. Kerry Mullin, executive director of Heartland Humane Society, was on site Monday afternoon with a crew of staff and volunteers to help remove the dogs. Mullin said the living conditions inside the mobile home were horrendous.
Mullin said the walls of the home were eaten by the dogs, and that holes in the floor allowed the dogs to move in and out. Rat feces and household chemicals littered the home, causing an unsafe environment for dogs and humans alike. Mullin characterized the home as uninhabitable, and said there was little furniture other than a bed. There appeared to be adequate food and water for the animals, but many of the dogs had matted fur, and Mullin witnessed dogs fighting with each other on the property, where most roamed unleashed and un-caged within the fenced yard and the house.
Law enforcement and local humane societies have known about Brower and her dogs for at least three years. Years ago, Mullin said, it appeared that Brower was willing to work with enforcement agencies. She turned over some of her dogs to Heartland, and seemed cooperative. More recently, the problem appeared to be worse, and conditions were such that the Benton County Sheriff's Office decided to get involved. After being told she had to improve the conditions for her animals, she and her dogs relocated to Linn County. When Albany Animal Control was about to get involved with Brower, she moved back across county lines to her North Albany home again, Mullin said.
Brower pleaded guilty to 10 counts of animal neglect. She is prohibited from owning any domestic animals for five years and she agreed to forfeit all the dogs and puppies seized. She must submit to a psychological evaluation and follow-up treatment. She was ordered to have no contact with the dogs seized from her. In exchange, she will not serve any jail time.
Read more: Pet-Abuse.Com: http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/11357/OR/US/#ixzz1HWS8Xi4U
Puppy mill - 20 dogs seized from breeder Toledo, WA (US)
Defendant/Suspect: Theresa Hahn
Lewis County Sheriff's Office seized 20 dogs found living in deplorable conditions in Toledo. The Sheriff's Office says Theresa Hahn, 26, had been breeding dogs on the property. Nearly 160 dogs were on the property when investigators arrived. The seized dogs all appeared to be sick and in need of veterinarian care. They were taken to the Lewis County Animal Shelter. Most of the dogs on the property were Pomeranians, but there were other breeds, such as Labradors and German Shepherds.
Hahn will be referred to the Lewis County Prosecutors Office for 20 counts of second degree animal cruelty.
A Toledo dog breeder was found guilty Wednesday in Lewis County District Court on 10 misdemeanor counts of second-degree animal cruelty. Judge R.W. Buzzard sentenced Theresa Hahn, 27, to 100 days in jail, but converted 50 of those days to 400 hours of community service. If Hahn fails to fulfill that agreement within two years, she'll be remanded to jail and serve another 50 days. Hahn began serving her sentence Wednesday.
Puppy mill - 50 dogs seized from repeat offender Mabank, TX (US)
Incident Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Margaret Stewart Boyd
Approximately 50 dogs were rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Kaufman County, according to the Animal Rescue Corps. The Kaufman County Sheriff's Office seized 49 chihuahuas, Malteses, miniature schnauzers and four litters of puppies Wednesday. Seven of the dogs are expecting puppies, so the number of animals could go up to nearly 90. The alleged puppy mill has been a target of law enforcement in the past. In August 2009, sheriff's deputies and the Humane Society raided the Klassie Kennel. More than 500 animals were seized. Margaret Boyd, 73, was convicted of animal cruelty.
The sheriff's department moved in Wednesday when they obtained evidence Boyd was in violation of probation.
"The probation mandates the owner is only allowed to keep two dogs and the animals must be spayed or neutered," Kaufman County Sheriff Deputy Daryl Landrum said in a news release. "Kaufman County will not tolerate this violation, and we will continue to aggressively prosecute cases of animal cruelty." Deputies found many of the dogs seized had no access to food or water and were suffering from malnutrition and hair loss. The puppies were found to be living in enclosures with so much urine and feces that they were breathing high levels of ammonia.
Boyd's parole was revoked, and she is being held in the Kaufman County jail. The sheriff's office said she will likely face more charges Thursday morning. An emergency shelter has been set up at the Kaufman County Fairgrounds. The animals will receive veterinary exams, vaccinations and any medical treatment needed. After a custody hearing Friday, the animals may be placed with shelters and rescue groups in the area.
Puppy swung around by leash, videotaped New York, NY (US)
Incident Date: Sunday, May 22, 2011
Defendant/Suspect: Irving Sanchez
An East Harlem man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after being caught on security camera brutally attacking a pit bull puppy inside his building's elevator, police said. The dog's owner, Irving Sanchez, 46, who lives in the building, was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, officials said. Sanchez has nine prior arrests for drug possession. Irving Sanchez, 46, of East Harlem, was riding inside the elevator in the Wagner Houses public housing complex at 2370 First Ave. around 9 p.m. Sunday night when he was caught on camera swinging a brown-and-white puppy named Max around by its leash, according to the video released by the NYPD. Sanchez can be seen slamming the cowering pup into the metal walls of the elevator, whipping it with the leash end across his face, kicking it, and backing it against the door. The dog in turn cowers.
Case UpdatesThe Manhattan district attorney's office said Sanchez, 46, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in July and was sentenced last month to six months in jail.
Read more: Animal Abuse: Puppy swung around by leash, videotaped - New York, NY | Pet-Abuse.Com Animal Cruelty Database http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/17945/NY/US/#ixzz1j29Bs3VF
Owner of Courage the Starved Dog Arrested
Arrested yesterday was Kimberly Nizato, 26, in the near starving death of Courage. After receiving an anonymous tip, animal control authorities found that Kimberly Nizato works part-time as a veterinarian technician for Southern California Veterinary Referral Group in Irvine. Kimberly Nizato went with her father to Southeast Area Animal Control Authority to complete a request for paperwork on her dog (named Bosco) and was arrested after questioning.
Yeah, the veterinary technician that starved her dog, now known as Courage. Read about this pathetic veterinary professional here. She pled no contest to felony animal cruelty back in June, but Nizato’s attorney asked the judge that the charge be reduced, saying it was a “crime of omission, not commission.” That was one hell of an omission. A dog in your house starving to death. She just didn’t care. So she was sentenced on one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty instead of the felony charge she originally faced. Thirty days in county jail and three years’ probation and was ordered to pay the Orange County German Shepherd Rescue organization $2,034 in restitution. She was also banned from owning a pet and ordered her to undergo counseling. Good luck with that. Now here are a few interesting tidbits. Abusers appealing their sentences. Boy they never quit.http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/justice-round-up-october-17-2011
This just makes me ill to see such a horrific tragedy turned even worse... This is just sickening to use a dog like this...
Bear. A Dog used for 9-11 Fraud and Deception
Captain Scott Shields and his eleven-year-old golden retriever, Bear, traveled to Ground Zero from Connecticut to help in the rescue efforts at the World Trade Center. Bear was the first canine inside to search the rubble. He worked eighteen-hour days, and he is credited with finding the most victims, including FDNY Chief Peter Ganci and FDNY Commissioner Thomas Feehan. Because of Bear’s heroism, Scott Shields established the Bear Search and Rescue Foundation that deployed 27 teams to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. They were credited with 847 live rescues and the evacuation of over 4,000 people by boat. Bear also responded to the Oklahoma bombing site searching for victims. And it was all lies.
According to court records, Scott and Patricia Shields applied for mortgage and rental assistance from FEMA after Sept. 11, 2001, claiming they lived in Manhattan at the time. However, government records show they were living and working in Greenwich, Connecticut – not New York – and not eligible for FEMA assistance. The aid was only meant for people who lived near the World Trade Center, those who had been injured by the events, and businesses that were damaged. Not for those who moved to Manhattan after the fact. Shields received money earmarked for those living near Ground Zero: $38,906 from FEMA and $10,553 from the Red Cross after he gave false information to the agencies.
Shields was sentenced to eight months in federal prison after his conviction. After his release from prison, Shields entered into three years of supervised release. He was ordered pay back $49,439 to the government. His sister, Patricia Shields, received an identical sentence.
And then there is the matter of the Foundation, The Bear Search and Rescue Foundation. According to the Foundation’s IRS submitted form 990, in 2003, there was over $37,000 in donations but only $2,000 of it was given out as grants. Except for a few expense deductions by Scott Shields, the bulk of it was never accounted for. In February 2011, Scott Shields was back in court to answer for probation violations. It seems once Shields was out of prison, he continued his con at other events and rescues. Further probation restrictions were applied:
- Filing all delinquent or amended tax returns.
- Shutting down the Foundation website.
- Not to possess any law enforcement i.d. (Police, Fire, Military, Rescue, etc.)
- Not to engage in any fundraiser or public speaking.
- Not to sell the book “Bear: Heart of a Hero”
And just this past July, Scott’s sister, Patricia Shields, was led from a Stamford, Connecticut courtroom to serve a two-year prison sentence for violating her probation. In 1999, Shields was handed a five-year suspended sentence and five years probation for first-degree larceny. She was ordered to make full restitution of $41,624 as part of her probation, but had failed to do so.To read more: http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/bear-a-dog-used-for-9-11-fraud-and-deception
This could go either way but with your help it could go Mammas way !!!
Mamma was murdered according to the Bottom Line
Bill Richards is employed by Lawrence County in Kentucky as the Dog Warden. He takes his job seriously. Very seriously. In fact, he is quoted in the news after shooting a very dangerous dog. “All I can say is that I was just doing my job, and I felt I had to shoot the dog or I wouldn’t have done it. These things happen and it is my job to protect the public and myself from dangerous animals and that’s all I did.” “Bottom line.” Um…lets take a look at that “very dangerous dog”.
She strayed into Jessica Shane’s yard and almost immediately gave birth. Even though Jessica somewhat believed the bad hype and bullshit dished out about pit bulls, this little mother charmed Jessica’s heart. These two mothers made sure the puppies were safe and well cared for. But Jessica Shane could not keep them and made arrangements with the local humane society to have them picked up for a chance at life.
Enter the Bill Richards the Dog Warden. He arrived at the Shane residence when no one was at home. Claims Mamma tried to attack him 3 times, even chasing him down the street. Never mind that Mamma was attached to a 15 foot chain. Bill Richard then decided to do his job. He shot the mother dog dead. Then, took the puppies to the human society where they were euthanized. You can read Jessica’s account here at SecondChancePet.org You can read Richards’ rebuttal to the account at SecondChancePet.org as well.
There are no witnesses to Richards’ account on what happened. And as
a Dog Warden, he should have known a mother animal would defend her
young if she felt threatened. Bill Richards could of handled this way different Or, did you just shoot poor Mamma because she was a Pit Bull. Well, the Wild Internet Kingdom has now caught up with Mr. Richard and his Bottom Line. SecondChancePet.org is keeping an account on all the news related to Bill Richard’s Bottom Line. Also keeping tabs on the Bottom Line is Fire Bill Richards and Charge Him with a Crime Blogspot. Where they organized all the elected officials to be contacted There is also a petition Demand Justice for Mamma pit and puppies killed by KY dog warden.
than giving up, pulling out a gun, and firing at Mamma between the eyes
killing her. Seems like Bill Richard’s *Bottom Line* was taking care
of business because it was the close of “his business day”.
And for the Facebook users, there is an online event.
Seems like the public wants Bill Richards’ buns served up on a platter. As much as you and I would like to see that – don’t contact him. There have been too many threats made against him. Concentrate on the contact list following this post. In addition, Bill Richards actions arhttp://sitebuilder.yola.com/en_US/ide/index.jsp?siteid=8a49866a23f6d3970123f6f7f37901a6e being defended by Lawrence County Judge John A. Osborne. For you Lawrence County, Kentucky voters…remember this when election time rolls around again for this guy. There was absolutely no excuse to execute this dog. Any Dog Wardens out there that operates by Bill Richards and his Bottom Line are not to be trusted.
6-month-old dog repeatedly slashed in the face Denver, CO (US)
Incident Date: Monday, Jun 27, 2011
Defendant/Suspect: Matthew Davonn Weatherspoon
Police have arrested a 19-year-old Denver man accused of repeatedly stabbing his 6-month-old puppy. Police arrested Matthew Davonn Weatherspoon in the Monday puppy attack, said Denver police spokesman Detective John White. He was being held on investigation of felony aggravated animal cruelty. Someone found the American bulldog, named Diamond, wandering around an apartment complex at 6875 E. Iliff Ave. early Monday morning. The owner of the American bulldog pup said he became angry after the puppy bit him, so he grabbed a knife and repeatedly stabbed the dog, "slashing his face," Doug Kelley, director of Denver Animal Care and Control, told the Denver Post.
A man who pleaded guilty to stabbing a 6-month-old American bulldog five times in the face is back in jail.
When Matthew Witherspoon pleaded guilty in the animal cruelty case, he was on probation for a juvenile property crime he committed in 2009. The current case was a violation of the juvenile probation, so that was revoked and the judge ordered Weatherspoon to 30 days in jail. Weatherspoon is still under 30 months probation for the animal cruelty case which states that he can not own any animals during that period and that he must receive mental help.
Source: 9news.com - Nov 17, 2011
9 dogs seized, starving & dehydrated, one dead Waianae, HI (US)
Incident Date: Thursday, Jun 9, 2011
Defendant/Suspect: Ruth Lum
The owner of nine dogs that were rescued in Waianae earlier this month has been charged with six counts of animal cruelty. KHON2 first told you about this case two weeks ago after Hawaiian Humane Society rescuers said nine dogs were found starving and dehydrated on a Waianae property, one was dead. "On the afternoon on June 9 one of our humane investigators was flagged down by a pedestrian that reported that some of the animals weren't being cared for and they didn't see the owner in about a month," said Hawaiian Human Society Field Services Manager Delvin Honda. The dogs were removed; two were taken to a vet clinic in critical condition.
A 56-year-old Waianae woman was sentenced to a deferred one-month jail term after being found guilty of six counts of animal cruelty in state District Court this afternoon. Ruth Lum pleaded no contest to the charges today. Hawaiian Humane Society officials said nine dogs were left without food or water for up to a month at a remote Waianae Valley site in June. One animal was found dead; the others were nursed back to health by the Humane Society and have been placed in new homes.
Under the terms of a plea agreement with prosecutors, Lum will not need to serve the jail term if she passes a one-year probationary period without any incidents. District Judge Dean Ochiai ordered her to pay $3,346 in restitution, to be paid in monthly $30 increments, to the Humane Society for the care of the animals.
Additionally, Lum was sentenced to 180 hours of community service. Ochiai said he will recommend to the Hawaii Judiciary's Community Service Sentencing Branch that she fulfill her community service as a volunteer at the Humane Society.
Source: staradvertiser.com - Dec 7, 2011
This could go either way....
For Immediate Release: May 26, 2011
ALLEY CAT ALLIES, SUPPORTERS CALL FOR SUSPENSION OF ACCUSED CAT POISONER FROM JOB AT NATIONAL ZOO
Says zoo’s decision to keep Nico Dauphine in her position “profoundly troubling”
BETHESDA, MD — Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today called on the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo to suspend Nico Dauphine, a wildlife researcher accused of attempting to poison cats at a park near her home in Washington, D.C., until the criminal charges against her have been resolved. In a letter to the zoo’s director, Dennis Kelly, Alley Cat Allies president Becky Robinson says the zoo’s decision to keep Dauphine in her position despite the serious allegations of animal cruelty against her “sends a message to the Washington, D.C. community and all of America that the lives of cats have no value.”
“Keeping her on staff during this time would be a violation of the public’s trust in the National Zoo and the Smithsonian Institution,” Robinson wrote. In the letter, Robinson points out that Trap-Neuter-Return, a humane program for feral cats that ends the breeding cycle and stabilizes the population, enjoys widespread support from city officials and residents in Washington, D.C. The park where Dauphine’s alleged poisoning attempt occurred is home to many feral cats who are cared for by local residents.
“Intentionally poisoning and killing a cat by any means is a felony crime in virtually all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Attempting to perpetrate this cruelty with rat poison and anti-freeze—as Dr. Dauphine is charged—is even more stunning in its brutality. Poisoning is a slow and painful death,” Robinson wrote. Robinson also notes that according to national media reports, Dauphine’s current research project involves “mounting small cameras on domestic cats that roam outdoors to see how they affect wild bird populations.”
Alley Cat Allies also asked supporters to sign a petition calling on the zoo to suspend Dauphine from her duties until the matter is resolved. The petition has so far garnered more than 6,000 signatures.
For full text of the letter to the National Zoo, see www.alleycat.org/ZooLetter.To read more: http://www.alleycat.org/Page.aspx?pid=976
I know she wasn't convicted but she is someone to watch if she's capable of this.
Woman who dumped cat in bin given 'police protection' as thousands join Facebook protest group
A middle-aged woman caught on camera dumping a cat into a wheelie bin is being offered police protection as thousands join a Facebook group protesting against her actions. The woman - a bank worker from Rugby who has been interviewed by police - is then seen grabbing the cat, called Lola, by the scruff of her neck and throwing her into the green bin before slamming the lid shut.
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The woman appears to be harmless as she strokes four-year-old cat, Lola, as it walks along a wall on a street in Coventry
The middle-aged stranger then grabs the cat by the scruff of its neck and puts it in the bin
After dropping the poor moggy in the container, she shuts the lid, trapping it inside
The woman then casually walks away. The cat was found by its owner 15 hours later She then calmly continues on her way. The woman is due to be interviewed by the RSCPA today. The four-year-old rescue cat was trapped in the bin for 15 hours before her owners found her the next morning.
more than 5,000 people have joined a Facebook group to track down the
grey-haired woman, whose identity has been revealed to the RSPCA and
Coventry Police.However, a force spokesman
denied the woman has been offered 'official police protection' but
admitted there are police community support officers outside her home as
a 'sensible precaution'. 'Coventry Policehave not arrested the woman because she has not committed a criminal offence.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1305458/Facebook-protest-woman-cat-wheelie-bin-gets-police-protection.html#ixzz1N0ardzjA
Couple kidnaps dog and shoots him. A video captures the kidnapping in Toledo Ohio. Sentenced3/23/11
Found guilty last month of cruelty to animals after having pleaded no contest. Skowron also entered a no contest plea to firearms discharge and criminal trespassing. Alisha King pleaded no contest to petty theft. City prosecutors dropped charges against Skowron of theft, endangering, and filing a false police report. They also dropped a trespass charge against King. Dumb faced up to 13 months in jail, and Dumber could have received a year.
Skowron was sentenced to a total of 30 days jail time, with an 60 additional days in either work release or electronic monitoring. He also must serve four years’ active probation, two years of inactive probation, 100 hours of community service, and pay $100 in fines, plus court costs. He left the courtroom straight to a jail cell. King was sentenced to 30 days electronic monitoring, 100 hours of community service, two years’ probation, and $100 in fines plus court costs.They both were ordered not to have contact with Tyson or his owners. Tyson’s owners have filed a civil lawsuit in Lucas County Common Pleas Court against Skowron and King. That suit seeks in excess of $25,000 for Tyson’s care, plus $150,000 in punitive damages. So…are they still an item? To read more: http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/justice-round-up-32311
Original story: Couple kidnaps dog and shoots him. A video captures the kidnapping in Toledo Ohio. A judge has set a trial date Wednesday for the man and woman accused of trying to steal and shooting a dog. Eric Skowrun and his girlfriend Alisha King are both charged with animal cruelty in the case. Skowrun was trying to work out a plea deal after refusing to serve jail time, but the judge would not accept the deal.
Eric Skowron and Alisha Marie KingEric Skowron on Myspace. It’s reported he works for Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant, and has been bragging about shooting a dog to his coworkers and Facebook friends. Skowron was fired from his job at the Fermi 2 Power Plant. If you would like to read more: http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/couple-kidnaps-dog-and-shoots-him-video-captures-the-kidnapping#more-6985
Dog-fighting - 15 dogs seized Alsea, OR (US)
The second defendant facing dog-fighting charges pleaded guilty to a drug charge Wednesday, but Victoria Louise McKenna maintained that she did not know about any dog-fighting activities.
McKenna, 29, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Wednesday morning after she pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to deliver marijuana as the result of a plea agreement between the prosecution and the defense. McKenna was arrested March 17 along with Cody Hufeld, 32, and Charles Dylan Newquist, 28, both of Corvallis, as part of a drug investigation by the Street Crimes Unit. About 13 pounds of packaged marijuana were found at McKenna's Corvallis residence.
The next day, after questioning those arrested, law enforcement searched property at 19365 South Fork Road near Alsea. They found 15 injured and neglected pit bulls chained to stakes in the ground. The bodies of three other pitbulls were buried on the property. Some of the wounds were consistent with dog fighting, and the Benton County Sheriff's Office began investigating whether the animals had been part of a dog-fighting enterprise.
Benton County Sheriff Diana Simpson said a few days before the drug warrant was executed, a deputy saw at least one dog at the Alsea property and could hear many more. Suspicious, he checked the license plate of a truck he saw leaving the property. The truck turned out to belong to a subject of a Street Crimes investigation - Hufeld.
The search warrant for the drug investigation turned up dog-fighting publications and bookkeeping records that indicated dogs were being trained or fought, Simpson said. That information was enough to get a warrant for the Alsea property. McKenna's attorney, Clark Willes, said his client admitted being involved with the marijuana sales but knew nothing of dog fighting. She went to North Carolina and brought back a dog for breeding.
Stringer said the state believes McKenna acted in an "aiding and abetting" role with regard to the dog fighting, noting she was on the lease of the Alsea property. She also went to North Carolina to purchase a pit bull from Ed Faron, known as the "godfather of dog fighting." McKenna did not speak in court.
The dogs, many of which had injuries and other health problems, were taken to Heartland Humane Society. Nine of the 15 dogs seized were put down because they were deemed to be too aggressive or had severe health problems - or both. The others were sent to undisclosed rescue groups.
McKenna will forfeit any dog-fighting paraphernalia and drugs, as well as computers or phones connected to the case. She will receive credit for time served, leaving her prison sentence at about 15 months. She can get time off her sentence for good behavior and will have three years of post-prison supervision.
On May 28, Hufeld was sentenced to 41 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana and no contest to dog fighting. He maintained that he just wanted to breed the dogs for sale.
Source: gazette-times.com - Jun 10, 2010
Read more: Dog-fighting - 15 dogs seized - Alsea, OR | Pet-Abuse.Com Animal Cruelty Database http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/16277/OR/US/#ixzz21H3gDX7n
Prison term issued in drug case and animal cruelty.
The second defendant facing dog-fighting charges pleaded guilty to a drug charge Wednesday, but Victoria Louise McKenna maintained that she did not know about any dog-fighting activities.
McKenna, 29, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Wednesday morning after she pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to deliver marijuana as the result of a plea agreement between the prosecution and the defense. McKenna was arrested March 17 along with Cody Hufeld, 32, and Charles Dylan Newquist, 28, both of Corvallis, as part of a drug investigation by the Street Crimes Unit. About 13 pounds of packaged marijuana were found at McKenna's Corvallis residence. The next day, after questioning those arrested, law enforcement searched property at 19365 South Fork Road near Alsea. They found 15 injured and neglected pit bulls chained to stakes in the ground. The bodies of three other pitbulls buried on the property. Some of the wounds were consistent with dog fighting, and the Benton County Sheriff's Office began investigating whether the animals had been part of a dog-fighting enterprise. Dog fighting is illegal in all 50 states.
McKenna acted in an "aiding and abetting" role with regard to the dog fighting, noting she was on the lease of the Alsea property. She also went to North Carolina to purchase a pit bull from Ed Faron, known as the "godfather of dog fighting." McKenna did not speak in court.
On May 28, Hufeld was sentenced to 41 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana and no contest to dog fighting. He maintained that he just wanted to breed the dogs for sale.
Severely emaciated dog rescued Warren, OH (US)
Defendant/Suspect: Tyree D. Kyle
Incident Date: Monday, Aug 8, 2011
The owner of a pit bull puppy is facing cruelty charges after the dog was taken from southeast side home where it had been living in deplorable conditions, according to officials. Police discovered the dog on Monday when they went to 2274 S. Feederle S.E. because the resident was being evicted, according to reports. The dog, Bubba, weighed 14 pounds and was lying in feces and urine without access to food or water in a locked room. Warren Animal Control Officer John Onatz called it one of the worst cases of animal abuse he'd ever seen.
"I would say this one of the worst in all my times down here. To leave a dog like that, it is incredible," said Warren Animal Control Officer John Onatz, who has been working for nearly 28 years. Onatz filed a charge of animal cruelty against the owner, Tyree Kyle, who is set to appear in Warren Municipal Court on Friday. Those who are now helping care for Bubba are hoping the public will show up at the hearing.
The Warren man accused of abandoning Bubba the pit bull puppy in a locked room with no food or water has pleaded guilty in the case and was sentenced to 45 days in jail and five years probation, during which time he cannot own a pet.
Tyree Kyle, 21, made the plea to an original charge of cruelty to animals in Warren Municipal Court Thursday, a little over two weeks before his Nov. 7 trial date. Kyle was sentenced to 90 days in jail, but the judge suspended 45 and agreed to allow him to serve the time in a work release program. Kyle also must pay $350 of a $750 fine.
Several protesters attended Kyle's court appearances, saying they wanted Kyle to get the maximum sentence and pushing to make animal abuse a felony in Ohio.
Read more: Animal Abuse: Severely emaciated dog rescued - Warren, OH | Pet-Abuse.Com Animal Cruelty Database http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/18393/OH/US/#ixzz1beFiI43g
Woman charged animal cruelty after mutilating cat to wear to the Lady Gaga concert.Here is the video..
I for one, am sorry she did not get more time for these horrific crimes.
Woman who tortured and killed dozens of family pets in front of her seven children is jailed
By Daily Mail Reporter 31st March 2011
- Woman buried 42 dead dogs in her back garden
- One cat was hanged on child's bunk bed
- Children - all now in care - made to use bucket as a toilet and were banned from showering
- Judge disappointed he could not give heftier sentence than two-year maximum
Sharon McDonough, 44, tortured and killed dozens
of family pets in front of her children before burying the animal
carcasses in her back garden A woman who abused her seven children and tortured and killed dozens
of family pets, sometimes in the presence of the children, was given the
maximum two-year jail term yesterday.
Sharon McDonough, 44, pleaded guilty last month to animal abuse and child endangerment charges after authorities said she created what her son called 'a concentration camp for the animals' in her New York home, burying animal carcasses in her back garden. It was that adult son, Douglas McDonough, who turned in his mother to authorities in 2009. Neither he nor his six younger sisters attended the sentencing in Suffolk County Court, but Assistant District Attorney John Cortes read a pre-sentencing letter that Douglas McDonough sent to the judge.
McDonough was sentenced to two years at New York's Suffolk County Court. Her adult son, Douglas McDonough, said his mother had created 'a concentration camp for the animals' and turned her in to authorities in 2009. The children were not only abused but were also forced to witness the deaths of family pets. They lived amid the animals that were kept in wretched cages filled with urine and faeces. McDonough acknowledged once placing duct tape over the mouth of a cat and hanging it from the ladder of a daughter's bunk bed until it died.
Dog abandoned in apartment, dies Bronx, NY (US)
Defendant/Suspect: Cherika S. Alvarez
A careless Bronx woman was convicted of animal cruelty Wednesday for leaving her dog to starve to death. Cherika S. Alvarez, 30, abandoned her brown 1-year-old pit bull Alizé when she was evicted from her Belmont basement apartment in mid-November 2009. The malnourished dog ate nothing but razor blades, splintered plastic, wood chips, garbage and ketchup packets for six weeks before he died.
The single mom - who claimed she left some food and water for the dog in the bathtub - testified she had arranged for a neighbor she barely knew to pick up Alizé. But the unidentified stranger never showed. "I didn't know him from a hole in the wall," testified Alvarez. "I didn't get any information from him. I should have been more smart. Me being irresponsible, I didn't check up on the dog." During a bench trial, Alvarez's lawyer, Scott Levy, argued she had no idea the dog was left behind.
Judge Robert Sackett decided Alvarez's behavior amounted to cruelty. She faces up to one year in prison and a $1,000 fine at her Sept. 28 sentencing.
A distraught Bronx woman escaped a jail sentence Wednesday after her weepy apology for leaving a pet pit bull to starve inside her abandoned apartment. Cherika Alvarez was sentenced to 20 days community service on her August conviction in the slow and painful death of her malnourished dog, 1-year-old Alize. "I'm really sorry for what happened," the sobbing suspect told Judge Robert Sackett. "I didn't mean for it to happen. I'm going to live with it for the rest of my life. I learned my lesson. I would never even hurt a cockroach."
Prosecutors in the case asked for 30 days behind bars and 30 days of community service, although the judge said that sentence wasn't necessary. Sackett also barred the woman from owning a pet for the next three years.
Source: nydailynews.com - Sep 28, 2011
Update posted on Sep 30, 2011 - 12:06AM
Read more: Animal Abuse: Dog abandoned in apartment, dies - Bronx, NY | Pet-Abuse.Com Animal Cruelty Database http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/18438/NY/US/#ixzz1be0KL4yP
He Kicked a Dog to Death in Front of Children
His idea of stress relief is to kick his black labradoodle in front
of his kids. So hard the dog died later the same night. His idea of
explaining it to his kids and his soon to be ex-wife was “poor Zorro
must have had a heart attack”. But he was definitely at a loss to
explain it when he got arrested because his son, 11-years-old at the
time, goes to school and draws a picture of the incident entitled “My Dad is a Killer”. A jury found Tessmer guilty of causing mental harm to a child and
mistreatment of animals, causing death – both felonies. Tessmer is
facing up to nine years in prison when he is sentenced May 9 2011. The mental
harm charge carries a 7 1/2 -year prison term; the mistreatment of
animals, a 1 1/2 -year term. To read more: http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/justice-round-up-32311
It’s horrific enough to viciously abuse an innocent animal but to kick a dog to death in front of your own children is beyond unconscionable! It takes a really sick a heartless person to do something like that and that’s just what 52-year-old Michael H. Tessmer of Waukesha, WI did.
Tessmer and his wife are in the process of divorcing and the children
were staying with him for a few days. On the day in question, the two
children went with their father to his workplace for the day. When they
returned home after about 8-hours, they found that the dog, a
3-year-old labradoodle, had had accidents in the house. That was when Tessmer became enraged and kicked the dog in the chest
between 5-10 times. The following morning, Tessmer’s son overheard his
father on the phone with his mother telling her that the dog died from a
heart attack. Tessmer was arrested this past Friday and charged with felony
mistreatment of animals. He’s also been ordered to have no contact with
his children, wife or animals, and he had to surrender all weapons to
police. To see it: http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/man-kicks-dog-to-death-in-front-of-children
This has been a long time coming...
Glynn Johnson – And the Verdict is…. GUILTY! YES!
I know that, like me, many of you have been following Glynn Johnson’s brutal killing of 6-month-old puppy, Karley, from the beginning, hoping and praying for justice. Well, we are one step closer to justice for Karley with Johnson’s guilty verdict today!! Yes! After less than 3 hours deliberation the jury returned a guilty verdict on both counts, felony animal cruelty and a sentence-enhancing allegation of using a deadly weapon against the puppy. Johnson faces up to 4 years in prison. Sentencing is to take place on March 8. Needless to say, the Toole’s are pleased with the verdict;
Puppy Brutally Beat, Self-Defense Claimed – VIDEO
Update 2/13/09 – Puppy Killer, Glynn Johnson, Suing the Owners of the Puppy He Killed
Update 12/23/08 – Glynn Johnson’s Puppy Killing Defense – VIDEO
Update 12/16/08 – Puppy Killer, Glynn Johnson, Arrested… Finally!
Los Angeles County Assistant Fire Chief Glynn Johnson is in the hot spotlight after he beat a neighbor’s 6 month-old shepherd mix puppy so brutally he had to be put down.
On Monday evening, Jeff and Shelley Toole’s puppy, Karley, got out and went to visit neighbor, 24-yr-old Travis Staggs. Staggs lives one house over from the Toole’s and the house between belongs to Glynn Johnson. Staggs was walking the puppy home to the Toole’s when Johnson stepped in and told Staggs to give him the puppy, that he would take it home. Staggs wasn’t real happy but I guess you don’t argue with a guy when he’s a Fire Chief, a public official and a big guy and you’re a young guy just trying to do the right thing so Staggs reluctantly handed the puppy over to Johnson.
Pit bull found tied to a picnic table, bloody, in sub-zero temps. Michael Jenkins sentenced but it shows once again our legal system is broken. When I get a picture of Michael Jenkins I will post it.
Monday February 7th Update:
CNY Central's Brandon Roth spoke with Michael Jenkins, Apollo the pit bull's former owner, outside of court in Utica where he was sentenced to community service Monday morning. Jenkins will perform 75 hours of community service at the Stevens-Swan Humane Society in Utica. He was charged with having an unlicensed, unvaccinated dog and having a dog running at large. The dog was found tied to a table in freezing temperatures on January 31.
Apollo today: See where he is: http://www.stevens-swan.org/
UTICA, January 24, 2011 -- Utica Police are looking
for the owner of a dog that suffered extensive injuries after being left
out in sub-zero temperatures -- tied to a table on a street corner --
Monday morning. The photos of the three-year-old pit bull, a white and brown
male, are arguably disturbing. The small dog has wound markings all over
his body – including patches where skin and hair have been torn away.
He is bloody, and visibly distraught – ears back, tail curled under his
legs and eyes drooping. “A neighbor called the police around 5:30 a.m. after hearing the dog crying outside,” Hauck said. When police responded to the corner of
Whitesboro and Dewitt streets, they were disturbed by what they saw –
blood on the snowy sidewalk and the picnic table where the dog was tied
up. “He had icicles all over him,” Hauck said,
pointing out the various areas where the dog’s skin was bare and bloody
with patches of fur missing from it. “Animals try to curl up in a ball
to stay warm. That’s from him lying out in the cold. Probably his skin
froze and when he tried to move, it tore.” The owner of the pup is being sought by
UPD. Anyone who might have information about who the dog’s owner is and
where that person could be should contact UPD’s Criminal Investigation
Unit at 223-3500. All calls can be kept confidential. http://uticadailynews.com/utica_daily_focus/18977-Pit-bull-found-tied-picnic-table-bloody-sub-zero-temps.html
Dead and Emaciated Dogs, Fire Captain at Center of Investigation – VIDEO
Jeff Ivey, Fire Captain of
Petersburg Fire Department in Chesterfield, VA is at the center of an
animal cruelty investigation after police found 8 dogs on a River Road
property he moved out of only days ago. Four of the dogs were dead and
the other four were emaciated and dehydrated. Video:
A captain with the Petersburg Department of Fire and Emergency Services has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after authorities found eight dogs, four of them dead, in pens outside his former Chesterfield County home on River Road. Jeffery T. Ivey, 36, of the 9200 block of West Oak River Drive was charged Wednesday with one count each of cruelty to animals and failure to bury or cremate dead animals. Ivey recently had moved from the River Road address to a residence on West Oak River Drive, also in Chesterfield. Ivey is set to appear Jan. 14 in Chesterfield General District Court on the animal-cruelty count. A Feb. 25 court date has been set on the second charge, according to court records. http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/16027/VA/US/
Case update: Justice is broken:
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! An outstanding citizen. A decorated fireman. A nine-year veteran of the Petersburg Fire Department and a captain. Well, this outstanding pillar of society had
abandoned eight dogs at his home. Four of the dogs were dead and four
others were barely alive. They had no adequate food, shelter, or
medical care. Jeff Ivey faced two counts of felony animal cruelty and four misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. However, a jury convicted Jeff Ivey of four misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. He will not serve jail time as part of his conviction. He has been
ordered to pay a fine totaling $10,000. And he remains a captain with
the Petersburg Fire Department. Yeah, things are broken out there.
To read more: http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/justice-round-up-11511
Dog Dead After Having Plastic Spoon Inserted in Rectum
Okay my friends, we’ve got a sick one here! Meet Michael Wondra, 25, of St. Croix, WI. He was arrested on suspicion of animal mistreatment after he is “alleged” to have put a plastic spoon in a dog’s rectum which has resulted in the dog’s death.
Neighbors heard a dog’s yelping for a couple hours and finally someone went to check out what was going on only to find a 9-month-old golden lab with a spoon protruding from its rectum. When the police arrived they found an 8-inch plastic spoon with a bloody handle and the dog severely injured.
The dog was transported to an emergency animal clinic in St. Paul and was found to have a punctured intestine. The injury was so severe that the dog had to be euthanized. Police arrested Wondra who resided at the home for intentional mistreatment to animals and as of Monday the St. Croix County District Attorney’s office had yet to review the case for possible charges against Wondra. No word whether the dog actually belonged to Wondra or not.
Conviction of Michael Wondra: January 2011
Michael Wondra was
ordered to serve eight months in the St. Croix County Jail, three years
on probation and he was fined $385. Other conditions of his sentence
include continued mental health programming, absolute sobriety and not
to vote until his civil rights are restored. He is also forbidden to
have any animal, no matter what genus or species, in his home without
approval of the courts. Michael Wondra is a species unlike no other. Is there any chance in
this lifetime that this species can become extinct by natural selection,
asteroid collision, or alien abduction?
Man Decides Disabled Dog Rabid, Shoots and Decapitates It – VIDEO
A Standfordville, NY man, Stanley Jablonka, 50, decided a dog that belonged to a friend staying with his family was potentially rabid and rather than turn to authorities, he took matters into his own hands shot the dog then decapitated it.
The 3-year-old Great Dane, Humphrey, belonged to Tracey Sturgess, his ex-wife’s sister who was staying with Jablonka while he fixed her car so she could be on her way to California. Not only was Humphrey up to date on his shots, he was also blind and deaf and chained up in the garage at night for his own safety and this was where the atrocity took place.
Jablonka’s brother, Michael said the dog was aggressive and was barking at him and had him pinned. When Jablonka was told he decided the dog probably had rabies so he shot him and being the real brainiac figured he had to chop the poor dog’s head off so it could get tested for rabies, even though Tracy had shown him Humphrey’s up to date vaccination prior to that.
said that Jablonka’s brother woke her up around midnight Sunday and
told her there was a problem with her dog. She rushed out only to find a
pool of blood but no dog and that was when they told her they had shot
Humphrey and cut off his head. “[Stanley] tried to say that the dog went after his brother,” she
said, “but they shot the dog at the end of the chain. He was chained.” Sturgess told people there that she was calling the police. Jablonka, she said, told her she could be shot.
The, uh, public health “expert” who decided a deaf and blind Great
Dane was aggressive and rabid. So pretending to be the professional he
imagined himself, shoots the Dane and decapitates him. Read the story
about the knuckledragger HERE. Found guilty of the inhumane destruction of a dog and was sentenced
to six months in jail. He was also found guilty of criminal possession
of a firearm and criminal mischief. As a convicted felon, Jablonka
isn’t allowed to own weapons. Jablonka was not found guilty of animal cruelty. In addition to the six-month jail sentence, Jablonka has to pay a $1,000 fine, plus a $205 court surcharge. That’s not the end of the story. Jablonka’s lawyer intends to appeal
the verdict. Wait…appeal a verdict that includes a convicted felon
guilty of possession of firearms?
Hoarding - former veterinarian charged, 48 dogs seized Edgewood, NM
Alleged: Debra Clopton, DVM
On Monday, May 13, former veterinarian Debra Clopton appeared in court for the animal cruelty case that has caused dozens of the dogs taken from her Edgewood house in April to be packed inside the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. The 48 dogs seized from her home on April 1 as part of an animal-cruelty investigation have now grown to a total number of 78, because some have had litters of pups at the shelter, reported KRQE.
On April 1, former Veterinarian, Debra Clopton, whose license was suspended a year ago, was arrested in her rented Edgewood, New Mexico, house on drug charges and the possibility of 48 counts of animal cruelty. Law enforcement officers obtained a search warrant and raided the home, where they found forty-eight dogs of various ages and conditions. Many seized were ill or had neurological disorders. All of the dogs were taken to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter.
Santa Fe County Sheriff's deputies served a warrant at Debra Clopton's house, allowing investigators to seize animals and anything that could be used to practice veterinary medicine, after a month-long investigation. They were assisted by Doña Ana County Animal Cruelty Task Force, according to KRQE. Deputies say Clopton's veterinary license was revoked a year ago; however, she had Euthanol Euthanasia, a Schedule III controlled substance, in her possession, which also resulted in drug-related charges. Clopton had already been convicted of having too many dogs at her Rio Rancho home. More animals were found inside that home, which she had vacated, a couple of weeks ago.
|A Santa Fe County grand jury has indicted former veterinarian Debra Clopton on 52 counts, including three felonies. The charges are similar to those previously filed against her soon after 48 dogs were seized from her Edgewood home on April 1. The animals allegedly were found in poor living conditions.|
Under indictments handed down by the grand jury this week, Clopton now faces three felony counts of possession of dangerous drugs, one misdemeanor count of practicing veterinary medicine without a license and 48 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
The drug counts are for alleged possession of drugs typically used by veterinarians: the steroid dexamethasone, the anti-inflammatory pain reliever carprofen, and phenobarbital, used for euthanizations.
In their raid in April, investigators found what were described as "deplorable" conditions for the dogs at the home of Clopton, 48, whose license was revoked by the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine last year.
Over 20 malnourished animals seized Ariton, AL (US)
Incident Date: Thursday, Oct 20, 2011
Defendant/Suspect: Joey D. Senn
Dale County sheriff's investigators and Ozark Animal Control authorities seized more than 20 animals from a residence on Dale County Road 122 on Thursday. Dale County Chief Sheriff's Investigator Harvey Mathis said authorities were still determining mid-Thursday exactly who owned the animals, but that the owner is expected to face a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge for each malnourished pet. The bones of around 20 dogs were visible under their skin as they ran from authorities throughout the wooded property. Water for the animals appeared darkened with dirt and leaves, while both dog feeders and their bags of food appeared empty.
An Ariton man recently pleaded guilty to nearly two dozen animal cruelty charges, involving the neglect of multiple dogs, including six that died. Dale County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Harvey Mathis said Joey Senn, 39, pleaded guilty to 21 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. Deputies arrested Senn on Oct. 26, about six days after investigators seized the dogs from his home on Dale County Road 122 in Ariton. Mathis said six of the dogs died because of their health condition. The dogs seized by deputies varied in breed, Mathis said. They included some pit bulls, but most were hunting dogs. Mathis said after Senn pleaded guilty, Dale County District Court Judge Stan Garner sentenced him to a 12-month suspended jail term for each charge, which was ordered to run concurrently with each other. But Mathis said Garner also ordered Senn to pay $1,846 in restitution for the boarding and veterinarian bills involved in the case. Senn was also ordered to pay a $250 fine and $233 in court costs. Mathis said as part of the sentence ordered by the court, upon payment of the restitution Senn will get six of the dogs back. But as a condition of him getting the dogs back, Mathis said investigators will be allowed to periodically check on their welfare.
30 dogs seized Odin, IL (US)
Incident Date: Monday, Sep 19, 2011
Defendant/Suspect: Hank Henson
A 57-year-old rural Odin man has been arrested on an outstanding Marion County warrant for inhumane care of animals and cruel treatment of animals. Hank Henson of Delmar Avenue in the Royal Lakes area was taken into custody at his home Thursday morning after efforts to get him to give up all but five of his 30 dogs on Wednesday failed. Bond for Henson on the two misdemeanor charges was set at $50,000 by Judge Michael McHaney.
Sheriff Jerry Devore says Veterinarian Dr. A.J. Sprague and Animal Control Officer Bobby Patton Junior negotiated with Henson for two hours before talks ended and a report was sent to the State's Attorney's office that resulted in the arrest warrant being issued. If Henson is able to post bond, one of the conditions is he is not allowed to have any animals. Sprague and Patton removed the dogs from Henson's home following his arrest. While the number of dogs at the residence was initially estimated at 17, Devore says once all the dogs and puppies were rounded up there were 30 animals in all.
A 57-year-old Odin man has pleaded guilty to cruel treatment of animals and violation of the humane care of animals act. Hank Henson of Delmar Avenue was placed on two years probation, ordered not to possess any animals and undergo a mental health evaluation, pay court costs, as well as 30 days in jail with credit for time served.
The Marion County Sheriff's Department removed more than 20 severely malnourished and starving dogs from Henson's property on September 19th. Henson admitted that some of the dogs were eating the carcasses of dogs that had died earlier. He also admitted to not having the dogs vaccinated against rabies and not having them treated for mange. Henson was arrested after refusing to give up all but five of the dogs that were going to vaccinated for him.
Hoarding - 15 live animals, 26 dead Hempstead, NY (US)
Incident Date: Friday, Jan 14, 2011
Charges: Misdemeanor, Felony CTA
» Faith Ross
» Francesca Maselli
Their mouths were muzzled and wrapped in so much tape they couldn't breathe, bark or eat. Their fur was matted with filth and the house was crammed with so much trash, it hid the floor. A Long Island mother and daughter were arrested yesterday after more than a dozen tortured dogs and cats were rescued from a filth-riddled Rockville Centre home that included more than two dozen decomposing animal remains, cops said.
Judge Anna Anzalone teared up as prosecutors showed pictures of a dog skull with tape still visible on it, as well as the squalor in the small house. Faith Ross, 54, a secretary, and Francesca Maselli, 24, a nursing-home aide, pleaded not guilty and were being held at the Nassau County Jail on more than $75,000 bail each on three felony animal-cruelty counts. When officials arrived, the dogs could be heard barking and there was a smell of gas, so Animal Control as well as National Grid were called in. Inside, authorities said, they found a nightmare: 15 dehydrated, trembling animals covered in urine and feces, amid two feet of trash on every piece of flooring, and the rotting corpses of dozens more. There were six Chihuahuas, three dachshunds, an English bulldog, a Yorkshire terrier, a Shih Tzu, a boxer and two cats among the survivors. Another pooch, a collie mix, was taken directly to an animal hospital for emergency care.
A Rockville Centre woman and her daughter have admitted to neglecting dozens of cats and dogs in their care after authorities made the grim discovery last month. Faith Ross, 54, pleaded guilty to five felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals at Nassau County court on Friday. Her daughter, 23-year-old Francesca Maselli, pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor counts of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals.
Judge David Ayres will sentence Ross to six months in jail and five years probation as a part of a plea deal. She is also not permitted to own any animals. Maselli will be sentenced April 29 to up to 60 days in jail and three years probation, during which time she is also not permitted to own any animals. Ross and Maselli must also pay the town restitution to cover the cost of caring for 14 dogs and two cats that were rescued from their home.
Source: longislandpress.com - Feb 25, 2011
Read more: Pet-Abuse.Com - Animal Abuse Case Details: Hoarding - 15 live animals, 26 dead - Hempstead, NY (US) http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/17253/NY/US/#ixzz1GJfKFR2g
29 puppies seized, 40 in freezer Elkmont, AL (US) Of the 29 puppies three have already died.
They call her a breeder and I call her a hoarder !!!
Defendant/Suspect: Nannie Johnson
An Elkmont woman charged with dozens of animal cruelty charges pleaded guilty Wednesday in Limestone County District Court. However, her situation isn't over yet. Nannie Johnson's lawyers are trying to get the case moved to circuit court. Johnson is charged with 43 counts of animal cruelty. For two of those counts, Judge Jeanne Anderson sentenced Johnson to six months in prison and a $500 fine for each -- meaning one year in prison, and $1,000 in fines. For the other 41 counts, the judge handed down a six month suspended sentence. Johnson spent several months in a mental health treatment facility after her arrest, according to Limestone County District Attorney Kristi Valls.
Source: WHNT - Sept 29, 2010
Update posted on Oct 3, 2010 - 3:45PM
A Limestone County woman is arrested after deputies find more than 40 dead dogs in her freezer and malnourished puppies in her yard. Some of Nannie Johnson's neighbors say Johnson has always been a dog lover. They can't understand how she got in this situation. One Chihuahua barks behind the fence at the home of Nannie Johnson. It's the one dog that got away when Limestone County Deputies rescued 29 puppies on Friday. "Upon looking inside the residence and in the out buildings, they discovered that she had had several animals that had died, that she had put in garbage bags or in shopping bags and placed inside freezers inside her home," said Limestone County Sheriff's Captain Stanley McNatt.
The Scale of Justice is horribly off balance. The punishment of animal abusers is def not a priority in this country. It’s an assembly line of delays, motions, tactics, deals, apathy, rich vs. poor, who you know, poor laws, and poor enforcement and administration of these laws. 2011 is going to be quite a year if this keeps up.
Something really stinks down in Orange County Florida and it ain’t cattle droppings. After 32 months, Christopher Comins Felony Animal Cruelty trial was held this week. A jury was selected, opening statements were made, and the prosecution presented their case with witnesses and evidence. But right smack in the middle of it, the presiding judge acquitted Comins of all charges, and the jury was dismissed. Yeah, something really reeks down there
The day that Christopher Comins brutally shot Chris Butler’s two huskies was just a normal day to start with. But when Chris Butler was out walking Raley and Hoochie on Monday, May 19, they got away from him and shortly thereafter the nightmare began.
He searched for Raley and Hoochie on foot then went home and got his car to track them down. When he found them, they we in a neighboring field near some cows. They were being playful and curious as dogs can be, not chasing the cows as some initially reported. This is backed up by the video you can view below.The cows were not intimidated, running away, clustered in a tight group or showing any indications of fear.
According to Orange County Judge Bob LeBlanc, the testimony did not
indicate that Comins had acted cruelly. Comins was only out there
trying to “remove the dogs from the cattle”. He said “This was not
someone who was torturing an animal”. According to the video, it certainly looked like torture to me.
Upset witnesses along the road honking their car horns and yelling to
stop. The dogs owner, Chris Butler, running up in panic over one of his
dogs after it was shot – not once but several times. Then Comins
turning around and shooting the other dog in front of the distraught
owner. And that’s not torture. Judges are elected in the State of Florida and Judge Bob LeBlanc is up for re-election in 2012. Hummmmmm
To read more: http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/justice-round-up-11511
I thought this worthy of a double post. I also posted it in "Other Countries" cruelty. I was thrilled to hear when President Barack Obama signed the bill to ban " Crush Videos" here in the USA. There is a website that promotes the banning of this fetish. chinaSMACK http://www.chinasmack.co
She is the women pictured all over the internet representing " Crush Videos". High-heeled kitten killer apologizes (Shanghai Daily)
Here's another stupid bitch without any regard for animal life: I hope she too burns in HELL along with her stupid little friends !!!!!!!Key |
A similar incidents of girl killing kittens with high heels happened in 2006 and also 2008 which caused a storm each time on the Internet. The incidents ended with netizens eventually human fleshed out the identity of the kitten killer and made her feel so ashamed to ever show her face again. Let the human flesh search begin on the rabbit killer, we hope she too will get what she deserves.Recently "2010"a video of this young girl senselessly killing a little rabbit had appeared on the Internet. In the video, a young girl with long hair dressed in white abused and killed the little rabbit. She put a piece of thick glass plate on top of the the little rabbit and then sat on top of the glass plate. Using her body weight she crashed the little rabbit to death. Her 2 female friends watched and laughed when she committed the crime. http://www.chinahush.com/2010/11/19/young-girl-abuses-and-kills-little-rabbit/