Cruelty beyond comprehension. These cowards have been convicted or will be 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.


Youngstown man accused of bludgeoning small dog

Posted: Apr 11, 2014
 
William A. Williams
William A. Williams
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A Youngstown man accused of beating a dog to death answers to charges. 

William A. Williams pleaded not guilty to charges of animal cruelty and domestic violence in Youngstown municipal court Friday. The 32-year-old surrendered to U.S Marshals after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Animal agents believe a small Maltese was bludgeoned with bricks on April 3. The badly injured pet named "Gabby", was found by agents under a jacket in the backyard of a home on Lauderdale Avenue, also the scene of a domestic dispute.

"There was a witness who say the individual hit the dog numerous times with a brick," Chris Flak says, humane agent with Animal Charity Humane Society in Boardman.

While charge of animal cruelty is a misdemeanor charge, Flak says this is a crime that should warrant a stiff punishment. 

"This is the type of crime that could be perpetrated against a person," he says. "If you'll do it to an innocent, especially a small breed dog like this, then you could do that to a person as well and that's what makes it very, very dangerous."

Williams was ordered by Judge Elizabeth Kobly to stay away from his girlfriend. His bond is set at $10,000.

http://www.wfmj.com/story/25224104/youngstown-man-accused-of-bludgeoning-small-dog



Man accused of bludgeoning dog with bat pleads not guilty



According to Monday's publication of the Long Island Newsday, the Dix Hills, N.Y., man who allegedly brutalized a dog with a baseball bat, has pleaded not guilty to charges of larceny and animal cruelty. On Monday, the lawyer for 26-year-old Steven Errante also successfully argued for a psychiatric evaluation to be completed to see if the accused man is capable of understanding the proceedings against him.

Errante was arrested in late December for the alleged act of cruelty against the Labrador/Rottweiler mix dog who ultimately died from her severe injuries. Prosecutors contend that Errante stole the dog in October and then, in December, beat her almost to death.

The dog, named "Beauty," suffered horrific wounds, including multiple broken bones and internal injuries; the alleged abuser is also facing a charge for having sex with her. According to court papers, Errante admitted to the authorities that he beat the dog with a baseball bat.


Ocala dog recovering after being stabbed and beaten with baseball bat by owner

Steven Scott Fleming was arrested Sunday afternoon and faces aggravated animal cruelty charges for allegedly stabbing his dog three times and then beating the American boxer and Labrador retriever mix with a baseball bat at his home on the 1100 block of Northeast 13th Street in Ocala, Fla. reported the Ocala.com.

According to the police report, Fleming was first spotted beating at the front door and breaking a window. Inside of the home, neighbors heard screaming, and when they went over to investigate, the bloodied dog named Molly had just fled the house. Neighbors screamed at Fleming to leave the dog alone and let her go.

When authorities pulled up, Fleming attempted to climb the fence to escape, and was arrested at the scene. An investigation inside of the house revealed bloody drag marks, blood splattered along the floors and walls, and a broken and bloodied baseball bat. Ocala Police officials credit the neighbors with saving the dog's life. None of the neighbors attempted to engage Fleming in a showdown, however their yelling and screaming at him to leave Molly alone may have saved her life.

Molly is recovering at Marion County Animal Services and is expected to survive. One of the stab wounds penetrated Molly's sinus cavities.

Fleming is being held without bond at the Marion County Jail. Records indicated previous, unrelated arrests. This time he has been charged with felony animal cruelty, resisting arrest without incident, and violating his parole.  Read more: http://www.examiner.com/article/ocala-dog-recovering-after-being-stabbed-and-beaten-with-baseball-bat-by-owner

Video: http://article.wn.com/view/2014/04/29/Ocala_dog_recovering_after_being_stabbed_and_beaten_with_bas/



Midland man stabs his dog multiple times in drunken rage


Derik Alan Huskey, 29, was arrested Wednesday evening in Midland, Texas and charged with felony animal cruelty in the alleged brutal torture and killing of his pit bull on Sunday afternoon in front of a crowd of people including children reports newswest9.com.

Midland Police and Animal Control state Huskey stabbed his dog named Gage several times after slitting the animal's throat six or seven times at the Midland apartment complex on the 2200 block of Cotton Flat Road where Huskey lived with his roommate.

According to mrt.com, Huskey warned neighbors to stay away from his as he brutally tortured the gentle dog and yelled:

"If you call the police, I'll stab you too. This is my dog."

Huskey, however wasn't done yet. After stabbing the dog again and again in the back, the crazed man threw Gage over the fence, while the dog was still alive. More stabs and Gage was dead; Huskey returned the next day and buried his dog in a shallow grave - pouring acidic chemicals over the body to keep other animals away.

Huskey's roommate told the Midland Police that he (Huskey) had been drinking heavily that night, and when Gage approached the roommate's Chihuahua, Huskey went crazy. In reality, the roommate said all Gage had done was place his paw on the little dog, and when ordered to move away, Gage did as he was told.

Gage was described as a well-behaved and very sweet dog.

Huskey is being held in jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Rest in peace Gage.

http://www.examiner.com/article/midland-man-stabs-his-dog-multiple-times-drunken-rage




Houston man posing as veterinarian is arrested after sting operation

According to Monday's WFAA News, a Houston, Texas, man was arrested after authorities conducted a sting operation and discovered that he was posing as a veterinarian to unwitting pet owners in the Houston area.

Authorities allege that 26-year-old Wilfredo Gutierrez portrayed himself as a licensed veterinarian for over a year; officials are concerned that pets who were supposedly vaccinated by Gutierrez could be vulnerable to potentially deadly diseases because the vaccines which were administered may have been placebos.

According to KHOU News, Gutierrez was a veterinary technician at a vet clinic in the area, but he branched out on his own and operated his fake "veterinary" business under the names, DogSmart Veterinary Services, Wilfredo Gutierrez Pet Services and Mobile Vet Vaccinations. Houston Police Department Detective Suzanne Hollifield spoke about how the clients were duped:

They really believed he was a veterinarian,”

“They said he had a lot of compassion for their animals and he seemed legitimate so they were surprised.”

Gutierrez allegedly provided a range of care to pets who were brought to him, including administration of vaccinations, spay and neuter surgery and treatment of injuries. Hollifield noted the reason that Gutierrez seemed to gain business:

He was charging a significantly less amount of money than a licensed vet and all the victims I’ve talked to so far say that is the main reason they used him,”

The police are hoping to locate the individuals who utilized Gutierrez for pet care. Individuals are asked to contact the HPD Major Offenders Division Animal Cruelty Unit at 713-308-3100.

Past clients may recognize Gutierrez's advertised phone number of 832-748-2437.

http://www.examiner.com/article/houston-man-posing-as-veterinarian-is-arrested-after-sting-operation



Texas man arrested for beating puppy with belt for chewing on cable box

Keannon Deshawn Harper, 23, was arrested on Friday and booked into Brazos County Jail for allegedly using a belt to beat a ten-pound German shepherd mix puppy for chewing on a cable box in his home reported the Eagle.com.

The animal cruelty charge relates to a March 27 incident when authorities were called to Harper's residence on the 2500 block of Dartmouth Street after a neighbor reported hearing dog cries she thought sounded like an animal "being tortured." Police found a 12-week-old female puppy lying on the bathroom floor amidst feces, blood, and a bloodied belt. The puppy could barely lift her head.

Harper allegedly told authorities he had hit the puppy 20 times to discipline her because she had been chewing on various objects in the home. He has since posted bail of $10,000 and was released from jail. If found guilty of felony animal cruelty, Harper faces up to two years in jail.

The pooch was rushed to A & M Small Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital where she was treated for head trauma, shock, and various cuts and bruises. The puppy continues to recover, and has been adopted by one of the veterinarians.

http://www.examiner.com/article/texas-man-arrested-for-beating-puppy-with-belt-for-chewing-on-cable-box



Texas man collared for tossing puppy from moving car

A Texas man was arrested for animal cruelty after he killed a puppy by tossing it out the window of a moving car during an argument with his girlfriend, authorities said. Marquael Greer, 32, was driving down a Tarrant County highway just outside Dallas when he allegedly grabbed the 6-week-old Chihuahua from his girlfriend’s lap and chucked it out the window on Friday, the Dallas Morning News reported. The poor pooch died instantly.

The woman reported the caninicide to deputies with the Parker County Sheriff’s Office after she received medical care for injuries she suffered during the assault, KPRC-TV reported. Greer  whose rap sheet includes busts for burglary and evading arrest was collared a short time later. He has since been released on bond.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/texas-man-collared-tossing-puppy-moving-car-cops-article-1.1828855




Texas man who viciously 'hurled an innocent Chihuahua against a glass Starbucks window' is arrested on animal cruelty charges


A man allegedly hurled an innocent Chihuahua at a glass Starbucks window in Texas on Tuesday night. Larry McHale was arrested outside of a Starbucks on animal cruelty charges after customers say they saw him nearly kill the Chihuahua at 9:30 p.m. It's unknown as to whether the poor dog belonged to him or not but animal rescue workers have promised to find the dog, now named Starbucks, a loving home. 

Animal Cruelty: Larry McHale was arrested for animal cruelty after he allegedly threw an innocent dog against a window of the Starbucks in Texas where he's been banned for three months
Nearly died: The dog suffers from a broken back and legs and will need plates and pins to heal the wounds

'It was so loud, the window sounded like it was going to break,' said Starbucks manager Jasmine Hyder to WTSP. 'He's like, you don't care about humans. You only care about a dog,'she recounted. Hyder said that McHale has been banned from that Starbucks location for three months.

It's not specified as to why Hyder threw the innocent pup at the window but Hyder says she thinks McHale has anger issues. 'He harasses customers every time. He comes in and starts chaos,' said Hyder.

Loving home: Animal rescue workers have made it their goal to find the Chihuahua, now named Starbucks, a loving new home free of abusive people 
Banned: Larry McHale was barred from this Houston Starbucks for three months before the incident occurred
Banned: Larry McHale was barred from this Houston Starbucks for three months before the incident occurred

'It's an innocent dog, and you sabotaged the dog's life for no reason,' added Hyder.

The dog survived but needs to heal before it is placed in a loving home.

Nela Brown of Frisky Paws rescue is caring for the dog while while it recovers.

The dog suffers from a broken back and legs and will need plates and pins to fix it.

The surgery is supposed to cost $1,000.

Brown say the dog is lucky to be alive.

'How in the world can someone take such a tiny animal and use it to vent their anger,' asked Brown.

Brown decided the name the dog Starbucks after the horrific incident.




ETX man arrested on 6 counts of animal cruelty

  On Monday, a concerned citizen contacted law enforcement in regards to an animal welfare case in the 3200 block of Highway 271 North.


The Titus County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call and upon their arrival saw numerous dogs exhibiting advanced stages of starvation. Upon investigation, deputies found Laquentus Ray West who identified himself as the resident of the property and owner of the dogs. An investigation was conducted and soon afterward West was placed under arrest for six counts of Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals.

Due to the condition of the dogs, they were seized and animal control took possession of them to attempt to alleviate immediate suffering they were enduring. Titus County Sheriff’s Office subsequently petitioned Justice of the Peace Kay McNutt to hold a hearing to assign temporary custody of the animals.

If found giulty, West could be punished by:

  •  A fine not to exceed $4,000
     
  • Confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year
     
  • Both such fine and confinement
http://www.ketknbc.com/news/crimewatch/etx-man-arrested-on-6-counts-of-animal-cruelty


Here's His  Buddy:
2nd suspect arrested in ETX animal cruelty case


2nd suspect arrested in ETX animal cruelty caseA second Holly Lake Ranch resident is behind bars after being sought by officials on an animal cruelty charge. Jared Williams and Johnny Munoz have been charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals and torture after an aggressive dog call came into the Wood County Sheriff's Office

Munoz, of Hawkins, was arrested, January 8, after officials were called to his home in the 100 block of Willow Branch, Tuesday. Authorities secured a warrant for Williams and he turned himself into officials on Friday. Both men were booked into the Wood County jail on $10,000 bond.

http://www.ketknbc.com/news/crimewatch/etx-man-arrested-on-animal-cruelty-charges-2nd-sus



Man Who Dragged and Abused His Shetland Pony

http://www.examiner.com/article/liberty-county-sheriff-s-office-acts-promptly-on-reported-animal-cruelty



Justice for Brya

Wendell Kelley needs to be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent.

In 2014 in Hohenwald Tennessee, Wendell Kelley, an off-duty postal worker, shot a Labrador Retriever named Bryan, in front of 13-year-old Peggy Galloway, a member of Bryan's family. Here is the full story:

Justice for Bryan

Janice Galloway, Peggy’s mother had taken her husband to work that morning, leaving Peggy in bed because she had not feeling well. Janice had just dropped her husband off at work when she received a phone call from a neighbor that had witnessed the shooting, telling her that Bryan was dead, and Peggy was distraught.

Peggy had heard the first gun shot, and ran out of the house only to find it was Bryan that Kelley was shooting. Peggy yelled at Kelly to stop shooting her dog, but Kelly fired more rounds striking Bryan a total of three times which killed him.

"I was coming out the door, when I heard the first shot I was half way up the driveway when I heard the second shot," Peggy stated in an interview with New 2. "I got to the top of the road and he shot again. I was running to him and he shot again and I screamed, ‘Please don't shoot my dog!' and he wouldn't listen and then he walked by me and said he would shoot the rest of them."

In an interview with News 2, Kelley stated he was working in his driveway when the dog approached him, he then tapped the dog in the face to get it to move along, and when Bryan refused to leave, he went inside his home and grabbed his s... more

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/640/507/351/justice-for-bryan/



Horror as trader 'drags beagle puppy through parking lot and beats her to death - just ONE DAY after adopting her.



    A Miami man is facing five years in prison and up to $10,000 fine for animal cruelty after allegedly beating a four-month old Beagle so severely that the puppy was dead just one day after he adopted her

Matthew Milewski, a high-frequency trader, adopted the puppy, Molly, from a Arkansas breeder Outback Beagles, who call their dogs 'friendly and loveable, with tail perpetually wagging!'

But just one day after getting his new best friend, Milewski had allegedly whipped Molly with a leash, slammed her against hard surfaces, and drug her across parking lots until she was bleeding.

Beagle

American Airlines records show Milewski picked up Molly at 3:14 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2011.

Inside the box there was a note from the breeder: 'I hope that she brings as much joy to you and your family as our dogs have brought us. I wish her a long life of happiness and contentment. He later told police that he didn't care for her coat and considered returning 'it' but that he instead took her to the apartment he shared with his boyfriend and another beagle, Macy.

Read the rest of the story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2235243/Matthew-Milewski-Man-dragged-beagle-puppy-parking-lot-beat-died.html#ixzz3N8XnX5sc




Neighbor Accused of Throwing Ammonia in Dog's Eyes

The neighbor complained that the dog barked too much, according to a criminal complaint


A Staten Island woman is accused of throwing ammonia in the eyes of her next-door neighbors' dog. Irene Helale, 69, is charged with felony animal cruelty and torturing and injuring animals. Helale is accused of luring the 5-year-old English bulldog named Rocky to the fence separating her property from her neighbor's on Vassar Street by banging pots and pans on Sunday, the complaint said. When the dog came to the fence, she splashed a liquid in its eyes, according to the complaint.

She told police the dog barked too much, and she put ammonia on the floor to get the dog away, the criminal complaint against her said. Rocky suffered ulcers in both eyes and may have permanent loss of sight, according to Dr. Robert Reisman of the ASPCA. Helale declined to comment to the Staten Island Advance after her arraignment on Tuesday. Information on an attorney was not immediately available.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Ammonia-Thrown-Dogs-Eyes-Staten-Island-Bulldog-Felony-Animal-Cruelty-263679061.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_NYBrand




A New Bedford man is accused of hitting a cat with an aluminum baseball bat.

Manuel Erinna, 55, was charged with one count of animal cruelty. Police said the cat survived the Saturday attack, but lost an eye. Police said a woman told them she was babysitting her granddaughter and that the cat accidentally scratched the girl.

Police said the woman was on the phone with her ex-boyfriend, who heard the girl crying and said he was "coming over to take care of the cat." The woman said the man went into a bedroom and closed the door, and then heard a loud banging. The woman found the injured cat after the man fled. Animal control officers took the cat to a vet for treatment. Erinna was arrested at his home Saturday night.

http://www.turnto10.com/story/25800398/new-bedford-man-accused-of-animal-cruelty



L.I. Man Charged After Dog Is Found Dead In Hot Car


MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Long Island man was facing animal cruelty charges Wednesday, after his dog was found dead inside a hot car. Ian Kassof, 36, of Valley Stream, was arraigned in Nassau County Court Wednesday, prosecutors said. He pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty and was released without bail. Prosecutors said Kassof left the mixed-breed pit bull-boxer in a hot car for hours. They said one window was open about four inches for air. The incident happened June 4 in North Long Beach. Preliminary findings show the dog died after a seizure caused by overheating.

“Within a moment of minutes the car can go from 80 to 110-112 degrees,” Gary Rogers, with the Nassau County SPCA told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall. “Pets don’t sweat. They see damage to their organs and start dying immediately in that heat.” Rogers urged anyone who sees an animal left in a car to call 911 immediately. Kassof faces up to one year in jail if convicted. His attorney did not immediately return a telephone call for comment.

http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/da/NewsReleases/2014/062514-HotCarWarning.html



Man who tortured his dog is given maximum sentence - ordered to years in prison

 

On Thursday, a jury found Robert Lee Brian, 47, of Sacramento, guilty of felony animal cruelty, assault and threatening his neighbor; Brian now faces up to 16 years in prison reported the Sacramento Bee. Brian was found guilty of three counts of felony animal cruelty, and one count of assault and criminal threats.

Last year, authorities were called to Brian's Howe Ave. home after neighbors had reported witnessing the torture and abuse of a sweet pit bull named Bubba. The dog had been reportedly kicked, choked and deprived of food and water. Bubba was removed from Brian's home and after being examined by veterinarians was found to have a fractured skull and snout, possible chemical burns on his body, and a damaged right eye. Neighbors called authorities after hearing dogs crying in pain. In October, Brian was arrested. Authorities found the dead bodies of three other dogs in the backyard.

After neighbors testified to the egregious animal cruelty during the trial explaining how Brian used Bubba's choke chain to hang the dog from his porch, Sacramento County deputy district attorney Hilary Bagley-Franzola stated she is committed to prosecuting more animal abuse cases. She stated:

“I’m not the lone ranger anymore. More and more attorneys are very interested in cruelty cases, because the public is enraged by it, and they want us to do something about it. People need to do the right thing if they suspect abuse, and we need agencies to respond.”

“What this guy did to this dog was absolutely horrendous,” she said. “This, to me, was torture. It was continuous abuse.”

Bubba has since recovered, and now will be available for adoption stated the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office. The dog seemed to have captured the hearts of the DA's office. Brian's sentencing is scheduled for May 2.

http://www.examiner.com/article/sacramento-man-guilty-of-felony-animal-cruelty-for-beating-his-dog-bubba


UPDATE: Man Pleads Not Guilty in Bludgeoning Death of Dog


Update - 

AURORA, Mo. -- During an arraignment on Thursday, Mark Alan Rickman, 52, of Aurora, pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the bludgeoning death of his dog. According to Rickman, the dog was killed because it was starving.  Police say, however, the dog looked healthy at the time of death and there was no evidence of starvation. A bond hearing is scheduled for July 17, 2014.

AURORA, Mo. - A 52-year-old Lawrence County man is in the Lawrence County Jail today in lieu of $100,000 bond, accused of bludgeoning a dog to death with a splitting maul. Mark Alan Rickman, of Aurora, is accused of animal abuse, torture or mutilation of an animal while alive, according to online jail records. Charges of animal abuse and armed criminal action have been filed, according to the Lawrence County Circuit Clerk's Office. Both charges are felonies. 

A probable cause statement says on June 28 a witness saw Rickman hit a dog with a splitting maul about 15 times.  When the dog was dead, the witness says he saw Rickman drag the animal on a chain.  A splitting maul is a long-handled ax used for splitting wood. An officer with the City of Aurora and Marionville Police Departments says the witness showed him photos of Rickman committing the crime.

When the officer made contact with Rickman at his property in the 900 block of Griffith St. in Aurora, Rickman said someone killed his dog, according to the probable cause statement. The officer advised Rickman of his Miranda Rights and Rickman said the dog was killed because it was starving.

Upon further investigation by the officer, food and water were found by the dog house.  The officer also stated in the probable cause statement that the dog appeared to be healthy and did not show any signs of starvation before death.
Rickman is currently in the Lawrence County Jail under a $100,000 bond. 


http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/d/story/man-arrested-for-beating-death-of-dog/26459/6yHwA0baMUKVDEQ1PYx4Dg




Judge Suspends Sentences For Two Dog-Fighters – CALL TO ACTION

By Sloane Quealy-Miner

Judge George Sexton hands down suspended sentences to two dogfighters who pled no contest for running what is suspected to be the largest dog-fighting operation ever discovered in Tennessee.


Avery Bell pled no contest to the dog-fighting charges as did James Callis. Shockingly, despite the no contest pleas, Judge George Sexton did not give them jail time but suspended sentences. Meaning they go free, and if they do not break the law, and comply with their probation terms, the sentence will most likely be dismissed.

The dogs were discovered on Buckeye Road in Ashland City on Thanksgiving night in 2012. The fire department responded to put out a fire Avery Bell admits to starting. When the fire department responded they realized they had something much bigger on their hands and called in animal protection services and law enforcement. In essence the fire that should have killed them actually saved their lives. No dogs were harmed in the brush fire but remains of other dogs were discovered on the property during the investigation. Dog-fighting paraphernalia was also found on the property, including a treadmill, a spring pole and weighted sled.

image65 abused, suffering dogs living with heavy chains around their necks were found on the property. “Some of them were so malnourished, with skin stretched so tightly over their bones, that they had open sores just from sitting on the ground.”
Animal Rescue Corp President Scotlund Haisley, whose group helped remove the dogs stated: “We believe this is the largest dog-fighting rescue in Tennessee history. The conditions Animal Rescue Corps found on this property are the worst I have ever seen at a dog fighting operation in my 22 year career in animal protection”

Pictured below is Honor. This gentle female pit bull has had all of her teeth removed, most likely so she could not fight back during forced breeding in a “rape cage”. ARC volunteers named her Honor for her quiet, broken spirit and yet her readiness to trust and love immediately.

How could Judge George Sexton let these monsters (Avery Bell, James Callis) go without being punished for committing countless heinous acts of cruelty? What kind of message does he think he is sending to the public? Or does he not care? Hearings for Gary Phelps and Arsenio Williams, the two other men charged in the case, are pending.

PLEASE CONTACT JUDGE GEORGE SEXTON
PHONE 931-296-7671 or 931-296-4544
MAIL
Judge George Sexton
Humphreys County Courthouse
102 Thompson Street
Room #205
Waverly, TN 37185

http://bslnews.org/2014/08/21/judge-suspends-sentences-for-two-dog-fighters-call-to-action/



Queens Man Charged with Animal Abuse


Mark-Ballew-Charged-With-Animal-Abuse - Long Island Pet Pages

Mark-Ballew-Charged-With-Animal-Abuse - Long Island Pet Pages


Nassau County DA’s office has said a Queens man has been charged with animal abuse after an emaciated dog was found dead in a cage, and another badly emaciated dog found without food and water.

Ballew claims he had been going to a home in Valley Stream to care for Princess, the pit bull that was found alive.  A detective with a search warrant, entered the property on July 25th, and found a white, female dog, which was very underweight, her coat heavily soiled by feces and the home smelling like feces and urine, without proper ventilation.  He also found a white female dog, laying dead, on a pile of feces.  Maggots had partially eaten away the floor under the animal, and no food or water was found in the cage.  A necropsy concluded that the pit bull died of starvation, due to neglect.

Mark Ballew, 29 of 188th Street in Queens was charged with two misdemeanor counts of failure to provide proper sustenance, which refers to food, water and veterinary care.  He was arraigned Monday after surrendering to authorities.  Ballew is due back in court on October 1st. He and his attorney could not be reached for comment.

A woman on Austin Street told the investigator that Ballew has been breeding and selling dogs from the house for years, court papers show.

http://longislandpetpages.com/queens-man-charged-with-animal-abuse/


Akron cat kicker: 'I don't like cats now'


Tre'vonte Mitchell
Tre'vonte Mitchell, 18, of Akron, sits in Akron Municipal Court before a hearing on animal abuse charges.


AKRON, Ohio — An 18-year-old who kicked a feral cat said Friday he felt remorse about getting caught after his friend posted the video online. Tre'vonte Mitchell of Akron said he and friend Roy Hill received racially-charged death threats and insults in the days since Akron police identified Mitchell as the person kicking the cat. Mitchell on Friday pleaded guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor animal abuse charge in Akron Municipal Court. He faces up to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine. He will be sentenced following pre-sentence investigation.

"I'm sorry because my face is everywhere and because I'm here," Mitchell said, referencing the court. "I don't like cats now." Mitchell said he felt the scrutiny his case received online and in the media is unfair. Mitchell admitted to police that he kicked the cat while walking with friends. Hill, who attended the hearing with Mitchell, then posted it on his Facebook page. "They got me everywhere — here, New York," Mitchell said. "People called me a cat killer. I'm not bragging about it. The situation got blown out of proportion." Akron police arrested Mitchell on Wednesday at his Weeks Street home. Mitchell and another man were walking down a street early this month when they came upon the cat.

The video shows Mitchell turning and kicking the cat about 3 feet into the air. The cat lands and runs off. Mitchell and the videographer laugh. The person behind the camera has not been identified.

When asked what, if anything, Mitchell would do differently, he said: "I wouldn't have posted it."

http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2014/08/akron_cat_kicker_situation_got.htm



Dog fighting bust In Waukon, Iowa

File photo of dog fighters

Waukon, Iowa
19 yr old Derek g. Thompson and 18 yr old Michael j. Kalish were busted for dog fighting and pot possession. The dogs were seized and more charges may be filed.

http://cravendesires.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html

 

Strike two and hopefully no more. 


29 yr old Isaac Edwards jr.

Sarasota, Florida second dog fighting strike for this scumbag. edwards was busted in 2004. cops found a dog fight in progress with about 50 wankers participating. cops had to shoot one of the dogs to stop the fight at the perverse event. I guess they hadn't heard of Rinalia's non-lethal approach of water or choking off yet. For his first strike, Edwards was ordered to pay fines which went delinquent this year. A five year grace period to pay a fine for brutalizing dogs. talk about soft on crime.

http://cravendesires.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html



$500,000 bond for daycare dog fighting trio


Dog fighting & porn  In Chicago


Martez Anderson

chicagotribune

A Maywood man charged Thursday with dogfighting had a video on his cell phone of an animal being burned to death, Cook County sheriff's police said.

Martez Anderson, 38, was arrested when he showed up at a bond hearing for two other Maywood men allegedly involved in a dogfighting ring, police said.

Now we know why Anderson's charges were upgraded from a misdemeanor of a felon in possession of an unaltered dog to felony dogfighting. While Anderson was custody, the cook county sheriff viewed his cell phone activity. Anderson had a video of a dog being burned to death.

http://cravendesires.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html

3 arrested and held on half million dollar bond while the sheriff seeks 2 more
And of course the really big shocking news...

Sutton is an unemployed truck driver and a longtime Maywood resident. He's the father of two children, ages 12 and 11, who do not live at his house raided by police, Connor said.

Webb has been unemployed since February, but previously worked as a collection agent, Connor said.

And

http://cravendesires.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html





Dog fighting & porn  In Chicago


Martez Anderson

chicagotribune

A Maywood man charged Thursday with dogfighting had a video on his cell phone of an animal being burned to death, Cook County sheriff's police said.

Martez Anderson, 38, was arrested when he showed up at a bond hearing for two other Maywood men allegedly involved in a dogfighting ring, police said.

Now we know why Anderson's charges were upgraded from a misdemeanor of a felon in possession of an unaltered dog to felony dogfighting. While Anderson was custody, the cook county sheriff viewed his cell phone activity. Anderson had a video of a dog being burned to death.

http://cravendesires.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html



Cook county dogfighting daycare bust update

Neighbors had this to say about the dogmen: http://www.youtube.com/
I hope the cook county sheriff is investigating this asshole neighbor. They should cast a net of suspicion around anybody who defends this crud.
"roll over ch jeep rom". yeah right.

This reminds me, someone asked me why I have so much hate for game-dog.
Game-dog is a place where dogmen get their rocks off reliving famous dog fights, talk about bloodlines & fantasy matches and share photos & links to current day videos of dog fighting.
To add insult to injury, Marty uses his forum as a platform to defend this subhuman garbage that feeds off of the pain and suffering of dogs. John Marshall Dennison doesn't actually have to fight his dogs or attend dog fighting events to rile me, all he has to do is defend this scum. I highly recommend to anyone interested in pit bulls spend time at game-dog.com. You will find pages and pages and pages of game-dog members defending dog fighters even AFTER they plead guilty.


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This is why dogs especially Pit Bulls are put down because of stupid people.

pit bull punk In New Mexico


Eloy Reza

a neighbor shot and killed this punk's pit bull when it charged him. reza had been cited 3 times for failing to keep pits in his own yard. now the shooter may face charges of firing a gun within city limits, despite the fact that Reza is a 3X loser on the dog front. that is obscene.
Owner Eloy Reza said, "My dogs, I raised them to be good. I know people think pit bulls are real violent, but my dogs are good."

Facebook profile: Let him know what ya think
: https://www.facebook.com/eloy.reza

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Investigate and Arrest Offenders of Biggest Dog Fight Ring in Florida

 


Twenty-six people are facing felony charges following a large dog fighting ring bust in Orange County.

It happened Tuesday night at a home on the 200 block of West 7th Street. Police said they've been investigating the home for approximately two months and discovered a pretty sophisticated operation, which spanned Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties.

Police Chief Robert Manley said the fights were a big moneymaker. He said the man who lived in the home, Adelle Dawson, was going to make between $7,200 and $8,000 that night until police made the bust.

“This home has been set up,” said Sgt. Kim Walsh. “It’s got treadmills in it for the dogs to run on. It’s got bait. They have raccoons back there that they use to train the dogs on.  It is definitely set up as a dog fighting activity.”

Police also found horse steroids, blood boosters and other drugs that were used to try to make the dogs stronger and better able to fight. Approximately 40 people were at the home, including two children, ages 5 and 6, who live there.

"You have children in the community and it makes it difficult for them to come outside and play because you never know," said Ann Carter, a neighbor. "And like I said, you are constantly training these dogs, and you are training them to have a thirst for blood and that is a very dangerous situation." Officers had to use stun guns on four people as they tried to get away. Seven people were injured and transported to the hospital.

Manley said the dogs weren't aggressive toward people, but were trained to kill other dogs. "After we broke up the fight, we had one of them caged up and one of them took off running," Manley said. "As it passed the 15 (to) 20 dogs out there, he kept attacking. That's all these dogs do is attack each other. It was very tragic."

Tuesday night, Orange County Animal Services seized some of the dogs outside in cars. Approximately 14 more, including puppies, were taken from the home Wednesday morning. One of the dogs was taken out on a stretcher. Police believe that dog was involved in the first of four fights at the home. It's not known what will happen to the animals.

The dog fighting ring wasn’t the only illegal activity on the property, police said. A marijuana grow house was also found at the home. Police are obtaining a search warrant to take the drugs, evidence and remaining dogs out

Police said dogs used in previous fights are believed to be buried in the yard.

The city has condemned the house. The Florida Department of Children and Families has been notified. The children are with their grandparents.

Police said more charges are expected to be filed. The suspects running the ring were actually stealing power from an elderly woman who lives next door.

The people arrested, and their ages, are as follows:

John Henry Anderson Jr., 32
Renaldo J. Bell, 26
Carlos S. Blue, 37
Ted V. Bouler, 26
Jesse J. Combs, 43
Mona M. Cumberland, 32
Adell Dawson, 39
Markeith Duncan, 24
Sidney H. Garrett Jr., 37
Chante A. Goffe, 25
Terrance Haynes, 31
Deleon Hendley, 30
Je Reme Fritzroy Herbert, 22
Devon J. Jackson, 32
Dale Jones, 48
Kevin Latroy Jones, 30
Martin Kerney, 25
Jeriel Mincey, 33
Derrick L. Morss, 41
Benjamin Ponder, 26
Latoya L. Rockmore, 28
Vernon C. Scott, 33
Jarrod Davon Swinton, 23
Antonio White, 30
Markeith Williams, 24
Jonathon T. Wright, 21

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/5/28/apopka_dog_fighting_.html?hpt=ju_bn1

 

In North Carolina: Barking complaints lead to arrest and seizure of dogs

Hookerton, north carolina
35 yr old christopher ray mckinney of 269 oliver drive was charged with 32 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty and 17 counts of restraining dogs in a cruel manner. greene county has a maximum chain weight law. chains can not weigh more than 10% of the dog's weight. hopefully the charges will soon be upgraded to include felony dog fighting.

32 scarred dogs were seized, one was euthanized for health reasons. they also found the usual assortment dog fighting pornography.


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  Richard stratton: still alive and kicking and lying on behalf of his fellow dog fighting scumbag brothers.

Richard stratton: still alive and kicking and lying on behalf of his fellow dog fighting scumbag brothers.
34 yr old RAUL LEYVA will stand trial for dog fighting and operating an unlicensed kennel. Levya was raided in april 2008. authorities found 10 scarred dogs, a training regimen, exercise equipment, vitamins and a 16 x 16 piece of carpet stained with blood. Leyva is free on bond and returns to court oct 13 despite richard stratton's lies.

Richard Stratton, who has written four books about the breed and attended hundreds of dog fights, testified for the defense that none of the evidence on their own showed that Leyva was raising pit bulls for fighting. The same items were typically used for raising canines for show purposes, Stratton said. He also said the scars on the dogs could be coincidental.

"Pit bulls are active dogs, they tend to get nicked up a bit," said Stratton, who conceded he has always testified for the defense when appearing in about 10 animal-related court cases.

A 16 x 16 bloody carpet is typical for raising show dogs? i am sure if there was a god, Richard Stratton would have been struck by lightening at that moment.

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Video shows officer coaxing friendly pets closer with kissing noises before opening fire


Update:

In tales of police brutality that seem never ending, a police officer in Cleburne, Texas was cleared from any wrong doing  after he was seen on video slaying a family pet. The video, which caused mass outrage when it was leaked last October, shows the officer calling the dog to him and then firing three shots into the animal. The officer, Keven Dupre, contests that the dog was showing signs of impending attack.

Mayor Scott Cain assured the public they had looked into the matter thoroughly. “We have a 28-page report. One of the most thorough reports of an investigation that I have seen. The long and short of it is that at the end of his conclusion he found that the officer did not violate any laws and that he was justified in the shooting.”

CLEBURNE, TX — Body-cam video shows how an officer coaxed a family dog toward him with friendly kissing sounds before raising his weapon and firing.

The incident took place on August 10, 2014, when dogs belonging to Quinton Tatum and Amanda Henderson escaped from their fenced-in yard while the married couple was not at home. Some neighbors called the government to complain that the dogs were loose and interfering with them walking from their car to their house.

When a Cleburne police officer arrived at the scene, one of the pit bulls happily approached him, wagging its tail, and licked his face. This was included in the police report and can be seen on video from the officer’s body cam.

After the friendly interaction with the first dog took place in the front of the house, the officer then attempted to locate the other two dogs. They turned out to be playing in a nearby irrigation ditch between the homes, in a more obscured area.

As recorded on his body-camera, the Cleburne officer then began coaxing the dogs over to him by making kissing sounds, which can be heard in the video. The dogs respond by wagging their tails and exhibiting very friendly body language, video shows.

That’s when the officer raises his pistol and began firing. Three shots can be heard, along with a pitiful yelp. One dog rolled over and died from the gunshots. The other frightened pet backed away, paused, then ran home.

According to the witnesses and those knowing the dog, Maximus was not a dangerous dog, but a puppy who was out playing. Those involved in this shooting were wrong when they made the sound decision to shoot to kill. An officer’s duty is sworn to serve and protect…not search and destroy.

http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/cleburne-texas-dog-shooting/




Charges Filed in Alleged "Dog Fighting" Operation

ABC 6 NEWS) -- An Austin man is now charged with two felonies after a dead dog was found on his property.

26-year-old Douglas Seidel is charged with two counts of mistreatment of animals, torture or cruelty.

Police say a dead pit bull was found at his home and the animal apparently died of cuts or puncture wounds caused by other animals.

A search warrant also turned up items used for bite work, which could be used to train dogs for fighting.

Two live pit bulls were removed from the property.

Seidel is charged with two counts of overworking or mistreating animals, punishable by up to two years behind bars on each count and fines of up to $5,000.

http://kimt.com/2014/10/09/animal-mistreatment-charges-filed-against-southern-minnesota-man/




Minnesota police officer beheaded child’s pet chicken!



To Phoenix, a five-year-old kid from Atwater, Minnesota, his red hen was more than a chicken – it was a pet. He would snuggle it every morning, thanking it for for the tasty eggs that were layed.

However, for neighbors and police, the chicken was a problem which needed to be dealt with immediately. According to a city ordinance, chickens are not allowed to be owned by residents. After receiving several complaints, Police Chief Trevor Berger decided to pay the Turnbull family a visit. He did not find anyone home. The chicken was in the backyard, so Berger decided to take action. He initially tried to apprehend the chicken. That didn’t work out. He then decided to make use of a shovel located nearby, pounded the chicken and left its head behind, in the middle of the yard.

Berger admits he should have used ‘the power of the courts’ – meaning that he should have given the family a citation, rather than taking the matter into his own hands – while doing so, he traspassed and committed animal cruelty.

While we agree that the Turnbull family was keeping the chicken against current provisions, officer Berger’s actions were completely uncalled for. We, the undersigned, respectfully ask the local authorities to fire officer Berger for what he did. His actions were totally against current protocols and unethical.

http://www.yousignanimals.org/Fire-Minnesota-police-officer-that-beheaded-childs-pet-chicken-t-178


This guy Muz Illneverfoldh threw a dog down a hall way after a fight with his girls friend. It is apparent the dog was knocked unconscience or in total shock because it is not moving. This jerk is laughing joking about the whole thing. Just how did that hurt his girlfriend who just stood there and did nothing !! This is the short clip from Facebook.
See Below.

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Here's his facebook page:
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BAY TERRACE — A woman accused of stuffing her puppy in a plastic bag and throwing it out of her car near a Staten Island train station said she couldn't afford the dog's medical bills, prosecutors said. Alsu Ivanchenko, 34, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with placing her 3-month-old Maltese Shih Tzu, named Snowflake, inside a bag and throwing it near the Bay Terrace station at the corner of Hopkins and South Railroad avenues, court papers read.

Ivanchenko told police she had bought a second dog for her daughter before throwing Snowflake away on Friday night, according to court papers. "It costs too much to get treated. I couldn't afford it," Ivanchenko told police about Snowflake's medical care. "So that's why I put it in the bag and I put it on the side of the road. I was afraid for my daughter to get upset, so I got her a new dog."

Snowflake was found by two people on Friday between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. and taken to an animal hospital. Dr. Robert Reisman, from the ASPCA, examined Snowflake and found she had a fractured skull, a fractured femur and brain trauma resulting from blunt force impact, court papers read.

When she was arrested on Tuesday, Ivanchenko asked police to give her a slap on the wrist and let her leave. "Just give me my misdemeanor so I can get out of here," Ivanchenko told police, according to court documents. "It's just a dog. I opened the door and threw it out."

Snowflake, who was renamed Charlotte by rescuers, has been in intensive care since she was found. Rescue group S.N.A.R.R Northeast has posted constant updates on her health on its Facebook page. According to the page, the puppy is still in critical condition, but has shown improvements.

During her Wednesday arraignment, Ivanchenko was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, torturing and injuring animals and abandonment of animals. Her bail was set at $3,500 and she's due back in court on Monday, according to the district attorney's office.

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140918/bay-terrace-staten-island/woman-threw-puppy-out-of-car-window-prosecutors-say




Cruel Bronx man kills cat by setting fire to defenseless animals

 

   Police charged Ernesto Bailey, 31, with setting a cat on fire in front of his Bronx apartment building at 690 East 182nd Street Friday, July 25, 2014.

Harmed Cat

THE BRONX — A man lit a cat on fire in front of his Bronx apartment building Friday morning, according to the NYPD. A security camera captured Ernesto Bailey, 31, pouring fluid on a cat that was lying in front of 690 East 182nd Street at about 11 a.m. and using a lighter to set the animal on fire, police said.

Police identified Bailey through the video and canvassed the building until they found him in his apartment. He was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, torture of an animal and reckless endangerment and arson.

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140725/belmont/man-lights-cat-on-fire-bronx-police-say


Cat’s Killing Leads To Cohoes, Albany, New York, USA.

James Backus - Cat's Killing Leads To Cohoes, Albany, New York, USA Man's Arrest

James Backus – Cat’s Killing Leads To Cohoes, Albany, New York, USA Man’s Arrest

ALBANY, NEW YORK — A Cohoes man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly killed a cat by slamming its head into the sidewalk along South Pearl Street.

James Backus, 44, was charged with aggravated animal cruelty following an investigation that began after officers were told by another person that Backus had just killed a cat near the intersection of South Pearl and State streets, Albany Police spokesman Steven Smith said.

He said Backus allegedly picked up the cat by the tail and struck its head against the concrete four or five times. Backus then placed the cat, which was allegedly lying injured in the road after being hit by a car, in a city garbage can, Smith said.

Backus was arraigned Wednesday in city court and bail was set at $15,000, but a city court judge released Backus on his own recognizance.




Man arrested for feeding girlfriend her own dog

Police: Suspect sent her text messages asking 'how dog tasted?'

REDDING, Calif. - A Shasta County man is facing stalking and animal cruelty charges after reportedly killing his girlfriend's dog and feeding it to her. Ryan Watenpaugh, 34, was arrested during a traffic stop on the 8000 block of Silver Bridge Road in Palo Cedro at about 6 p.m. Thursday. Watenpaugh's girlfriend told police he had assaulted her in her Redding home on August 4. She got away but when she returned her Pomeranian, "Bear," was gone.

Police said Watenpaugh reportedly reconciled with the victim last week and cooked her a meal containing meat. On Sunday she received a text message from Watenpaugh asking how her dog tasted. Watenpaugh allegedly left a bag containing Bear's paws on the victims doorstep at about 1 a.m. Tuesday. During a search of Watenpaugh's home, police say they found an AK-47 assault rifle and several high-capacity magazines.

Watenpaugh was booked into the Shasta County Jail on charges of domestic violence, stalking, false imprisonment, and animal cruelty. Officers will seek additional charges for the weapons violations. His bail is set at $250,000.

http://www.krcrtv.com/man-arrested-for-allegedly-feeding-girlfriend-her-own-dog/28024538



Mother dog, pup found shot to death in Parker County































The newborn puppies are doing well and are in the care of Angels & Outlaws 2nd Chance Bully Ranch in Hico. (Parker County Sheriff's Office)

Update posted June 1 at 1 p.m. by Melissa Repko: A woman accused of shooting her dog to death and abandoning 10 newborn puppies was arrested early Sunday, the Parker County Sheriff’s Office said.

Tammy Green Douglas (Parker County Sheriff's Office)

Tammy Green Douglas, 44, of Springtown, was arrested Sunday on a charge of animal cruelty. She was booked into Parker County jail and released after posting a $3,000 bond.

Investigators found Aowa, a four-year-old heeler/shepherd mix, and Aowa’s 10 newborn puppies Wednesday morning in a cage located partially in a Springtown road. Aowa’s puppies were covered in blood and still nursing their mother’s dead body.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said investigators received numerous tips about the case that led to Douglas’ arrest. Douglas told investigators that she grew agitated with Aowa, shot her with a .9 mm handgun near her home and abandoned Aowa’s body and her puppies on Raley Road, according to a news release. “To a normal, caring human, this is an incomprehensible act,” Fowler said. “…Animal cruelty can never be justified.” The puppies are unharmed and are in the care of Angels & Outlaws 2nd Chance Bully Ranch in Hico.

The 10 puppies that survived are being nursed by two dogs at Angels and Outlaws Second Chance Bully Ranch in Hico.(Facebook)

A school project board was glued to an egg crate used to line the dog's cage. (Parker County Sheriff's Department)

Original post on May 29: The Parker County Sheriff is asking for help to find whoever shot a dog to death and abandoned her nursing puppies on the roadside with her.

A school bus driver spotted an abandoned dog crate with a dog and several puppies in it in the 100 block of Raley Road in Springtown. When animal control officers arrived, they found a 3-year-old red shepherd mix with a bullet hole in her head. Officers also found the dog’s 10 puppies, which they believe were seven to nine days old.

The officers said that the dead dog was malnourished, and that some of the puppies were so young they barely had their eyes open. It’s hard to imagine that someone would be so cruel as to execute any animal,” said Sheriff Larry Fowler, “but to kill a dog with nursing babies, and leave such a gory picture, is beyond human imagination.”

The puppies were taken to Angels and Outlaws Second Chance Bully Ranch in Hico, and will be available for adoption. The sheriff’s office asks anyone with information to call investigators at 817-594-8845 or the Parker County Crime Stoppers Hotline at 817-599-5555.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest or indictment, and the caller can remain anonymous.

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2014/06/parker-county-authorities-seek-animal-cruelty-suspect-after-dog-with-puppies-shot-dead-in-crate.html/



Cop Left K-9 Companion in Car for 6 Hours with No Open Windows

Cop Left K-9 Companion in Car for 6 Hours with No Open Windows

Nyx, the a 10-year-old K-9 black Labrador, wasn’t killed in the line of duty. Wyoming law enforcement lost one of their best narcotic-sniffing dogs of seven years to heat stroke. Nyx’s partner of two years, Officer Zachary Miller, left the black Lab locked in their patrol car for more than six hours.

Source: NY Daily News

No Justice for Nyx

As reported in NY Daily News, Nyx was left in the parked patrol car that she shared with Officer Zachary Miller on the morning of July 9, 2014. While it was 53 degrees when Officer Mills left Nyx alone and unattended outside of the Mills Police Department, over six hours later the temperature jumped to a scorching 86 degrees. Even in the shade, a car can be between 10 and 20 degrees hotter than outside temperatures, and even a minute in a hot car can be lethal. Dogs don’t have the sweat glands that we have, and their only form of cooling off is to pant — which isn’t very effective, to be honest.

It’s infuriating that an entire police department — who are sworn “to serve and protect” — didn’t know what to do when they leave one of their own in a hot car.

Officer Miller knew where Nyx was, but he was too busy. Nope, he wasn’t looking for the bad guys or helping someone in need. He was busy training another officer.

When Officer Miller had the sense to check on Nyx, she was already dead. As reported in NY Daily News, Mills Police Chief, Bryon Preciado, lamented that, “It was a mistake he’s going to have to pay for.” Chief Preciado defended his officer of four years who had once won the Officer of the Year award by saying that Officer Miller “screwed up,” but he insisted that he isn’t a “problem officer.”

After a one-week suspension for an internal investigation, Officer Miller kept his badge and his job, even though Nyx lost her life. While Chief Preciado claims that the department will discipline Officer Miller, there are also legal consequences. He can spend a maximum of six months in jail and pay a $750 fine for arguably killing — even though it was “an accident” — his K-9 partner. He pleaded not guilty.

Source: Casper Star Tribune

Compassionate Citizens Care About Nyx

Thankfully, many Wyoming residents have more sense than Office Miller, the Mills Police Department and the legal system combined. As reported in the Casper Star Tribune, almost 100 protestors (and many of their dogs) gathered outside of the Mills Police Department to demand justice for Nyx. Jeremy Brown, the organizer of the protest, told the Casper Star Tribune that they are there because, “I think that Officer Miller should have his badge stripped and that he should be doing felony time, because if it was me or anyone else who did that to that dog, we’d be doing felony prison time.”

Source: Casper Star Tribune

Strangers who probably never met Nyx are also upset about her final resting place. Nyx was buried on Miller’s property with no police officer burial. After spending well over half of her life serving and saving, she was buried like an ordinary dog. Chief Preciado expressed that, “That’s one of the things I would take back if I had to do it over again. We’re going to do a memorial service.” Although he went on to add that they’ll wait for the situation to be less tense, and the public will be invited.

Source: Casper Star Tribune

The Department plans on honoring Nyx with a statue.



Oregon Timbers' vendor places dog-kicking CEO on probation, creates Sade Foundation named after the dog

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Centerplate Inc. chief executive Desmond "Des" Hague has been placed on indefinite probation and will donate $100,000 toward establishing a foundation in the name of the dog he is shown abusing in an elevator video, the company's board of directors announced Wednesday.

Hague will also serve 1000 hours of community service in support of an organization that protects the welfare and safety of animals, the board said in a statement issued by its public-relations agency. 

The punitive actions against their dog-kicking CEO, however, stopped short of calling for his termination.

Hague has admitted to being the person shown in an elevator video repeatedly kicking a dog then lifting the dog into the air by its leash. Hague has described the dog as belonging to a friend. Authorities in Vancouver, B.C., where the incident happened and Hague faces possible criminal charges, have said he is the owner. Either way, Hague has apologized for his actions.

Centerplate, which Hague has led since 2009, serves as the food concessionaire at Providence Park, home of the Timbers, Portland Thorns and Portland State football. The Centerplate board's statement called Hague's behavior exhibited in a video taken in late July as "erratic" and said it "is uncharacteristic of him."

In addition to the suspension and creation of a foundation, the board will be given a written censure and "any further acts of misconduct would result in immediate termination."

The Sade Foundation, as it will be called, will "help support the protection and safety of animals in the city of Vancouver where the incident occurred," the statement says. 

It says the company will contribute a portion of its sales to the foundation.

http://www.oregonlive.com/playbooks-profits/index.ssf/2014/08/portland_timbers_urge.html



Prosecute Mom After Drowning Puppies in Toilet!!

Prosecute Mom After Drowning Puppies in Toilet!!


A Ms. Ginger Hartson of Lakewood is pleading not guilty after drowning four young puppies in her toilet and then tossing them in a box inside of a trash container to get rid of the "evidence." One of her roommates in her home stated that “I was shocked that that had to happen in my house and my bathroom.” What happened is that the apartment management found out there were eight dogs inside the home and Ms. Hartson was told she had to get rid of them. She chose such a horrific way to do so!

The roommate continued to stated that “All she had to do was tell me that that was she was going to do and I’d have found an option. I’d have taken it upon myself to find a home for them. I am very sad about the situation." These poor babies did not have come to such a brutal end! How heartless!! How horrific!! Those poor puppies suffered at her hands and had to be squirming, fighting for their little lives! On top of it, this woman has children and told her son she had to kill the puppies or they would have been killed anyhow! This is damaging for the child! What a great role model!

When she was charged, she plead not guilty. Prosecutors said the woman wrote a statement, saying she did not kill the puppies for “glee or pleasure,” but instead because she thought she had no other choice, and assumed they would be killed at the shelter. On top of everything in this case, it was found that Ms. Hartson has a previous history of animal abuse. She should have never been allowed to own, care or be anywhere near another animal as long as she lives! Punish this woman severely and keep animals away from her!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/411/190/623/prosecute-mom-after-drowning-puppies-in-toilet/



Prosecute Former MTV Star For Animal Cruelty, Banning Her From Future Animal Ownership

Prosecute Former MTV Star For Animal Cruelty, Banning Her From Future Animal Ownership

This monster did not give her puppy for or water for at least three weeks and when examined by the veterinarian, Benson scored 1 on the body weight chart — the lowest level before death. At five or six months old, the pooch should have been more than 50 pounds, vets said. He was barely 30 pounds; all skin and bones!

Benson is now living with a foster family and is expected to make a full recovery. His owner, the 22-year-old, started in MTV's 2010 show "Baby High," a series that chronicled the lives of girls enrolled in a special Louisville high school program for teen moms. Police state that earlier this summer, Cornish was moving between two homes when she left Benson in an empty house without any nourishment. Three weeks later, she returned to find the pooch severely emaciated and on the verge of death. Rather than getting help for her dog, she dumped the poor animal on the side of a road.

It was some neighbors who discovered the abandoned, severely malnourished animal and brought him into the Arrow Fund which is a Kentucky-based shelter. The shelter and their vets were able to very carefully nurse him back to health, currently weighing in at a robust 52.2 pounds. There is however no excuse for the abuse this poor animal had to endure. If those good Samaritans had not found Benson in time, he would not be currently enjoying life and looking for a new home.




A Baltimore cop is suspended without pay after he beat his girlfriend’s dog with a mop, then strangled it to death, police say.

Boston cop Alec Eugene Taylor / Photo via CBS Baltimore

Boston cop Alec Eugene Taylor / Photo via CBS Baltimore. On Feb. 26, Alec Taylor, 27, a five-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, returned to his apartment along the 13000 block of Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring. Upon entering the unit, Taylor noticed his Jack Russell Terrier, named Rocko, had defecated on the carpet. According to police, Taylor became enraged, beating the untrained dog with a mop, then using his bare hands to suffocate the puppy.

Taylor turned himself in yesterday and told investigators “he used a mop not only to retrieve the dog from behind the dryer but as a weapon to beat the helpless animal before using his bare hands to choke the dog to death,” according toCBS Baltimore.

On Wednesday, Taylor, with his attorney by his side, turned himself into authorities. The Parkdale High School graduate was transported to Montgomery County’s Central Processing Unit, where he was booked and charged with aggravated animal cruelty, a felony, and abuse of an animal. The 27-year-old bonded-out of jail hours later. He declined to comment to local media agencies when dropped-off by a taxi cab at his apartment.

In a public statement, the Baltimore Police Department said they would investigate the officer’s story and press charges if necessary.


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Craigslist Puppy Doe's Abuser Faces 55 Years in Prison; Held on $500,000 Bail



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The man accused of torturing Puppy Doe, whose original name was Kiya, is being held on $500,000 bail after his arraignment proceedings at Quincy District Court on Tuesday, and faces up to 55 years in prison – 5 years for each of the 11 counts of animal abuse he is charged with. There is also a $5 million surety attached to bail, and he was required to surrender his passport. The poor dog was euthanized after being found near Boston with a number of injuries consistent with medieval-style torture.

Polish immigrant Radoslaw Artur Czerkawski has been charged with eleven counts of animal cruelty and one count of misleading a police investigation. A pre-trial conference will take place on November 21.People get frustrated at how slow things work, but this individual, the defendant, does deserve and will get a fair and impartial trial,” said Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey. At least two dozen animal lovers showed up in support of Kiya, donning t-shirts and buttons with the dog’s photo. Several people sobbed loudly as her injuries were read aloud.

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Kiya had been given away to a woman via Craigslist, who may have given the dog to a couple, who sold her to Czerkawski. The original owner contacted police to tell them she believed Puppy Doe had once belonged to her, and they were able to trace the man back to her.The guilt and responsibility I felt – my heart broke,” said Laura Hankins, Kiya’s original owner. “It was my responsibility to find her a good home. The list of things done to her are just so inhuman and so disgusting. She was the sweetest dog.”

Every day, Craigslist is full of ads that read “free to a good home.” Many people are forced to give up pets when they become ill, move or face financial troubles that do not allow them to keep their animals, or afford surrender fees to no-kill shelters. So they naïvely place ads online, hoping the pets will indeed go to a good home. But without background checks, references or follow-up, there is no way of knowing if a stranger will turn out to be sweet or sadistic. Free pets could end up in the hands of dog-fighters looking for bait. A petition has been started asking Craigslist to ban such listings.

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Czerkawski was living as a caretaker for a 95-year-old Polish woman, who died on August 31, the same day Kiya was found. In the death of the woman, police do not suspect foul play at this time, but evidence in the home indicated animal abuse.

In Czerkawski’s apartment, police found fur and blood consistent with Kiya’s DNA, which should make it easy for jurors to find him guilty.It was old-fashioned police work,” Morrissey said. “A lot of it started with calls and shoe leather, but obviously more modern forensic techniques – the use of DNA, phones – all that was used and outlined in the case. From the beginning, we’ve been concerned that if an individual could do this to a dog or another animal [what could they do to a person?] This made this an extremely important case to us.”

The courtroom supporters for Kiya felt their efforts to see justice for abusers were not in vain – Czerkawski will face up to five years in prison for each of the eleven counts of abuse.It was so difficult to hold back the emotions,” said Lorelei Stathopoulos, of Salem. “…This is a court of law, but this has been a tragedy. It was a third world act. We have to stand up and change the laws, and the only way to do it is to come here and make a stand.” 

http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2013/10/puppy-does-abuser-faces-55-years-in-prison-held-on-500000-bail/



Sarasota man charged with pouring hot sauce on puppy

SARASOTA, Florida — A Sarasota man is behind bars after his girlfriend told Sarasota police officers he poured hot sauce all over a 3-month old puppy named Gizmo.

At about 1:20 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to the 3500 block of Old Bradenton Road to a report of animal cruelty When officers arrived, they met with the homeowner who told them her boyfriend, Ephrian Myles, 47, of 1511 31st St., Sarasota, poured hot sauce on her 3-month old dachshund/chihuahua mix, Gizmo.

The homeowner told officers Gizmo has a medical history of seizures. The puppy suffered a seizure and started making a yelping noise. According to the homeowner, Myles became annoyed with the yelping, grabbed Gizmo and opened a bottle of hot sauce and began to pour it all over Gizmo. The hot sauce covered the puppy’s body, got into his eyes and down his throat, police said.

The homeowner reportedly took the puppy to a nearby fire department for help. When police officers found the puppy, its eyes were swollen shut and he was having difficulty breathing.

The puppy went limp in the presence of the officers Jessica Sullivan and Adam Arena who immediately started washing off Gizmo with water and a towel. Gizmo was turned over to Animal Services and is expected to make a full recovery.

Officers made contact with Myles and observed a large amount of hot sauce on the floor. Myles told officers he had no idea what was going on and he had nothing to do with the puppy or the hot sauce.

Myles was placed under arrest, transported to the Sarasota County jail and charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty. He is being held on $5,000 bond.


Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2014/02/23/5011001/sarasota-police-save-puppy-gizmo.html#storylink=cpy
http://www.bradenton.com/2014/02/23/5011001/sarasota-police-save-puppy-gizmo.html



Byron man accused of beating dogs, tying up kittens in plastic grocery bag


Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2014/08/11/3244427/byron-man-accused-of-beating-dogs.html#storylink=cpy



A Byron man is accused of beating a dog with a garden hose and leaving kittens in a tied-up, plastic grocery bag to die, police said. Ronald Wade Trawick, 49, also is suspected of beating another dog to death and burying it in his yard, Byron police detective Melanie Bickford said. Additionally, Trawick is accused of neglecting other animals, Bickford said. “We’ve not had an animal cruelty case of this size in the seven years I’ve been here,” she said. Trawick, of the 100 block of Willliamsburg Trail, was charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty -- a mix of felonies and misdemeanors, Bickford said.

Neighbors called police about a dog being beaten with a garden hose Sunday at Trawick’s home, Bickford said. Trawick was arrested and taken to the Peach County jail. Police found the bag of kittens Sunday under a table outside the residence, Bickford said.

The dog that had been beaten for chewing on the hose survived, she said. It suffered bruising from the beating. Neighbors reported hearing the man say he was going to beat the dog all day and until it died, Bickford said. Police were back at the home Monday. Neighbors told police the dog that was removed from a shallow grave from the man’s yard allegedly was beaten because it took a steak off the table, she said.

Also, three kittens discovered in the grocery bag were rescued. The kittens, about a week old, are in the care of a veterinarian who is nursing them by hand at home, Bickford said. Eight adult cats also were taken from the home with the help of Warner Robins Animal Control, she said. Seven other dogs were also rescued and taken by Georgia Canine Rescue and Rehabilitation in Cochran. The dogs, all pit bulls, had been neglected, Bickford said.

The man allegedly was running a puppy mill, she said. Police also found 18 marijuana plants of varied sizes, with the largest among them about 2 feet tall, Bickford said. Felony drug charges are pending, she said.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to Bickford at 478-956-2493.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.


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Man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend's dog GLENS FALLS -- A Glens Falls man accused of brutally killing his girlfriend's dog has accepted a plea deal. Matthew Wisell, 28, has been sentenced to 6 months in Warren County Jail and 5 year probation after he pleaded guilty to aggravated animal cruelty. Investigators say Wisell bound and drowned the small dog in the Hudson River in April. According to authorities, Wisell told his girlfriend he was going to give the dog away because it had behavior problems.

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Man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend's dog GLENS FALLS -- A Glens Falls man accused of brutally killing his girlfriend's dog has accepted a plea deal. Matthew Wisell, 28, has been sentenced to 6 months in Warren County Jail and 5 year probation after he pleaded guilty to aggravated animal cruelty. Investigators say Wisell bound and drowned the small dog in the Hudson River in April. According to authorities, Wisell told his girlfriend he was going to give the dog away because it had behavior problems.

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Man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend's dog GLENS FALLS -- A Glens Falls man accused of brutally killing his girlfriend's dog has accepted a plea deal. Matthew Wisell, 28, has been sentenced to 6 months in Warren County Jail and 5 year probation after he pleaded guilty to aggravated animal cruelty. Investigators say Wisell bound and drowned the small dog in the Hudson River in April. According to authorities, Wisell told his girlfriend he was going to give the dog away because it had behavior problems.

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Mother did nothing while children abused 7-week-old puppy, prosecutors say

LACEY — A mother is charged with animal cruelty for allegedly allowing her young children to abuse a 7-week-old puppy.

According to charging documents, Natasha Pabon was home while her children abused Bella, a German Shepard mix puppy. A veterinarian examined Bella, watched the video and said the dog “experienced significant pain from the trauma.” Officials say Bella is “recovering well” in a foster home.

Prosecutors say a neighbor recorded the abuse and turned the video over to authorities. “It was bad. It was really, really bad. I just, I can’t. I can’t watch that and I will not, will not let it happen if I have something to do about it,” neighbor Brandi Luckey told Q13 FOX News last month. “We would see the children pick the dog up by the collar off the ground and throw it,” Luckey said.

The kids include two 7-year-old sisters, and their 3-year-old brother. “Our video, it does show the little boy, he’s about 3, he goes and lays on her and one of the little girl comes over and steps on her head and neck area and it yelps,” Luckey said.

Animal Services officer Erika Johnson took the call. “This is the worst attack on a baby animal I’ve ever seen by children. They were witnessing the three children abusing the puppy,” Johnson said. “If the neighbors hadn’t said anything, the dog easily could have been killed.” Q13 FOX News has previously reached out to Pabon who denied a request for an interview.

Second-degree animal cruelty is a gross misdemeanor with penalties of up to one-year in jail and up to a $5,000 fine. Pabon is scheduled to appear in court on August 5th.

See the video: Careful disturbing: http://q13fox.com/2014/07/30/mother-did-nothing-while-children-abused-7-week-old-puppy-prosecutors-say/


 

Finally someone who got more than a slap on the wrist. Woman who freed Macon shelter dogs pleads guilty
The woman who broke into the All About Animals rescue shelter last year and released more than 20 dogs pleaded guilty Friday to theft and criminal trespass. Crystal Gale Fessler apologized moments before she was sentenced as part of a negotiated plea bargain. Fessler must serve one year in jail followed by four years on probation. She will receive credit for time she already has served at the Bibb County jail since Nov. 14. She also must undergo substance abuse evaluation and counseling, pay a $500 fine and complete 200 hours of community service. On Oct. 16, an intoxicated Fessler jumped the fence at the shelter, located at 101 Riverside Drive, and opened cages, prosecutor Villy Stolper said. She released the dogs because she wrongfully believed the facility was a “kill shelter.” Some of the released dogs began fighting each other and three died. Several others were injured, he said.
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Port St. Lucie man beats dog with sawed-off shotgun

POLICE: Port St. Lucie man beats dog with sawed-off shotgun, holds its head under water in tub

By Scott T. Smith / CBS12 News
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A 24-year-old man was arrested after severely beating his dog with a sawed-off shotgun and holding his head under water in a bathtub, then turning the gun on his girlfriend who was trying to get him to stop, police say.

Port St. Lucie police responded at noon Wednesday to 304 SE Walton Lakes Drive on a domestic disturbance report. They were met by a crying woman who said her boyfriend, Kyle Romain Hall, got mad at his dog for tearing things up in the apartment and pooping on the floor.

She said he yelled at the dog and hit him, which made the dog cry and howl, according to a police report. She said the more the dog cried, the more severely Hall attacked him. She said Hall tied the dog to a bathtub faucet and began hitting it in the head with a sawed-off shotgun. The dog's howling continued, so Hall turned on the faucet and held the dog's head under the water.

ALSO: Woman rips neighbor's hair out after animal abuse complaint, police say

The woman said she began screaming at Hall to stop hurting the dog and her turned his attention to her, confronting her at first with a kitchen knife and then the sawed-off shotgun. She fled the apartment and called 9-1-1.

When police arrived, Hall denied all her allegations.

Police found the sawed-off shotgun behind a television in the living room.

The dog, named Scrappy, was barely conscious with swelling and severe cuts to his head. Police say Scrappy was dazed and unresponsive. Scrappy was taken to Animal Kindness Hospital for treatment.

Hall was arrested and jailed on charges of aggravated assault, possession of a short-barreled shotgun and animal cruelty.

Police seized the shotgun and a .22-caliber revolver in the home.
 
 



Police: Dog recovering after stabbing, baseball bat attack

OCALA, Fla. —David Bailey showed WESH 2 how he hurried through the brush between his home and his neighbor's on Sunday afternoon.

"We heard this terrible screaming and it turned out to be Molly, the dog," Bailey said. Molly, a Labrador-boxer mix, is recovering after being stabbed three times and suffering a fractured skull after being beaten with a baseball bat in the 1100 block of Northeast 13th Street in Ocala. Police said Molly's owner, Steven Scott Fleming, is the one who attacked her on Sunday. He has been arrested on charges of aggravated animal cruelty and resisting arrest without violence.

Neighbors said they saw Fleming beating on the front door of the house and smashing windows, perhaps looking for his girlfriend. She was not home. Then neighbors heard the ferocious attack that nearly killed the dog.  "There were quite a few neighbors over here. It was kind of like, almost like a lynch mob," Bailey said. "It was very, very threatening for him." Molly ran out of the house just as neighbors ran up to it.

"And he came out, finally came out and he approached the three of us like he was going to do something," said Kevin Smith, a neighbor. "He was staggering all over the place." Police showed up a short time later and Fleming allegedly jumped a fence, but was tackled and handcuffed by officers who credit neighbors for intervening.

Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/police-dog-recovering-after-stabbing-baseball-bat-attack/25700528#ixzz30H6VKO9E




Jacksonville man arrested for allegedly setting mother's dog on fire
April 28, 2014

     

Devron Quarterman, 21, of the 5100 block of 110th Street in Jacksonville, was arrested on Sunday afternoon and charged with allegedly setting the family dog on fire reported the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

Quarterman's mother called authorities and stated she had been inside of the house cooking dinner when she heard her dog crying. When the woman went outside, she saw the tethered dog rolling around in the dirt in the front yard. As she grabbed the dog who smelled like gasoline, the dog's fur fell off. Deputies found a gasoline container in the front yard and a lighter in Quarterman's pocket.

Quarterman has been charged with animal cruelty and is currently in jail.

http://www.examiner.com/article/jacksonville-man-arrested-for-allegedly-setting-mother-s-dog-on-fire?CID=examiner_alerts_article




Man who dragged dog from car says it was accident. This is why we need to be so careful.



BEYOND BERGEN: A 1-year-old Chihuahua mix named Roxy was recovering after being tied to a car and dragged down the street.

A New Jersey man accused of driving off with his dog tied to his vehicle said Tuesday that it was unintentional.

Authorities credit an alert police officer with saving the life of the dog, named Roxy. He spotted the battered pooch at Miller Street and Highway 36 in Highlands Friday night, and stopped the driver.  Roxy, a 4-and-a-half pound mix, is being treated in a Red Bank animal hospital after being dragged behind the car. The pads on her tiny paws are now gone, and she has scrapes and scratches on her body.

"If it wasn't for that officer the dog would be dead by now," said Chief Buddy Victor Amato of the Monmouth County SPCA.  But the dog's owner, Keith Guastamacchia, 49, insisted on Tuesday that he loves his dog like a child.  "I'm a lovely person. I would never hurt a fly," he said.

Late Friday night, Guastamacchia said he, his girlfriend and her five children were evicted. His adorable dog, Roxy, had to go to the bathroom. So Guastamacchia pulled over and threw the leash handle thru the back window so he could talk on his cell phone. He then got back into the car and drove off. Guastamacchia, of Middletown Township, said he was distracted and completely forgot she was still tethered. He said Tuesday that she was dragged up a hill before they were stopped.

"I panicked. I said 'Oh my God!' I started screaming, crying. It was horrible. A horrific tragedy for my dog and myself," he said. Roxy's prognosis for recovery is excellent, said Amato.  "For a 4-and-a-half-pound dog, it's remarkable how good it's doing," he said

Guastamacchia was arrested, charged with animal cruelty and released with a summons. He has a court date at the end of the month, and now faces a big medical bill and fine on top of his housing crisis -- plus he's received a lot of hate mail. But the SPCA does not believe it was intentional and Roxy will be returned after she heals.

"He was destroyed, he felt stupid. Very upset, very concerned about the dog, and remorseful," said Amato.  He described the owner's actions as negligent, but not intentional, and expects Roxy to be returned to Guastamacchia after she heals.

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_jersey&id=9486156




Pet Owner Punches Pup For Being At The Pound

Updated: Thursday, April 3 2014, 09:04 AM CDT

Police arrested 39-year-old Raul Martinez, Jr. on animal cruelty charges after he allegedly punched his pet Chihuahua after he picked up his dog at the pound. Investigators said that Martinez's pet Chihuhua was taken to the Harlingen Humane Society last week after a concerned person found it roaming the streets.

Martinez picked up the dog but witnesses told police they saw him punching the dog in the parking lot. The Harlingen man took off in a black Land Rover but detectives secured an arrest warrant for his arrest.

Martinez appeared before a Harlingen Municipal Court judge where he was issued a $5,000 bond. It's not clear if the dog remains in Martinez's custody.

http://www.fox17.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/pet-owner-punches-pup-being-at-pound-20596.shtml




Police in Barberton, Ohio have identified a criminal after they swabbed the mouth of a dog killed in a home invasion and robbery.


On October 6th 2011, three masked men broke into the home of a woman and her son.  They fired shots and robbed the pair.  The family dog, a pit bull mix, attacked one of the intruders, biting his left arm.  The dog was shot and killed.
The family told police that the dog bit one of the men.  Officer Chris Mitchell helped process the scene, and swabbed four areas of the dog’s mouth. “Before I did it, I actually got on my laptop in my cruiser and looked it up because I never heard of it being done before and I didn’t know if there was any precedent for it,” Mitchell said.

Two months later, policed were notified by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification in Richfield that human DNA was discovered, and it matched 24-year-old David Stoddard.  Police were amazed – this dog’s DNA swab had cracked the case!
“We were surprised that it worked, really,” Lt. Brian Jamison said.  “We had no other evidence in the case, basically.  It was at a dead end.”

Police tried to track Stoddard down at his home, but were unable to do so.  They contacted John Sinn, Stoddard’s attorney. “His attorney wanted to make an appointment to turn him in and we would charge him at that time,” Jamison said.

But before Stoddard was turned in, he killed again.  This time, he broke into an Akron home where he shot and killed 16-year-old Anna Karam, who was four months pregnant at the time.  Nineteen-year-old Jessica Halman was also shot, but has since been released from the hospital.
Jamison said that an arrest warrant was not issued for Stoddard because police were hopeful that he would cooperate, turn himself in and name the other two intruders.

“Of course, we’re wishing that we could have gotten Mr. Stoddard before that incident (the murder) happened,” Jamison said.  “No one had any idea what Mr. Stoddard’s thought process was at that time.”

“I think they were really going about it smart in the sense that they didn’t want to arrest him before they had a chance to get a statement from him,” Sinn said.
In addition, Sinn said his client has no “recollection of those events.”  This does not likely provide any consolation to Karam’s loved ones.

http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2013/01/dogs-dna-swab-catches-his-killer/




In November when police raided a Coatsville, PA house looking for drug they arrested two guys, Laquanta Chapman, 29-yrs-old and 19-year-old Bryan Byrd.  They found guns, a bullet proof vest, and the remains of a dog that had been beaten and dismembered with a chainsaw.  In their confession to the police, Chapman stated it was not the first dog he had cruelly tortured and killed.

Laquanta Chapman

Laquanta Chapman

Originally reported by Deanna HERE.  We both agreed this needs to have its’ own update. They were both charged with multiple counts of firearm and drug violations.  Chapman was also charged with Animal Cruelty. It gets worse.  Much worse. During the investigation, the police found evidence of human remains.  They collected human hair and blood from chainsaws and other areas inside a city home. Police also found a bloody coat with a bullet hole in it and several bottles of bleach inside a trash bag. The DNA analyzed belonged to 16-year-old Aaron Turner, who disappeared approximately two weeks prior to the police raid.   Aaron Turner lived in the same neighborhood as Chapman and Byrd.  In a statement made by Bryan Byrd against Laquanta Chapman, he describes in detail how Aaron Turner was killed. The details are too gruesome. You can read it here at the Chester County PA District Attorney’s Website.

Bryan Byrd

Bryan Byrd

Both defendants have been charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, possession of instruments of a crime, abuse of corpse, and criminal conspiracy. Chapman now faces the death penalty. This is a stark example of how cruelty to animals escalates to human beings.  Chapman admits to torturing and killing two dogs.  The same method he used on the dogs was used on a 16 year old neighbor.   Lawyers, prosecutors, judges, and politicians had better realize that violence against animals is likely to strike against humans.  Animal cruelty of any magnitude must be dealt with harsh punishments.  If not, look at what you get.

These are the kinds of wastes of human life that our society does not need, not now, not later!! The death penalty is too kind.  At least two dogs lost their lives viciously and a 16-year-old boy!!  These vermin (sorry to insult vermin) were no doubt so inured to pain and suffering and violence from killing animals, being involved in dogfighting, gun and drugs that to them the life of a human being was less than nothing. They will sit in prison and think they are big tough men.  Chapman will sit on death row and file appeal after appeal after appeal while the family of Aaron Turner suffer and wonder when their suffering will finally be over.

http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/update-on-2-miscreants-that-killed-a-dog-with-a-chainsaw



             

Horrific, graphic and disturbing…

Meet Sean Janos, 20, of Wausau, Wisconsin. She’s facing felony charges of animal mistreatment, exposing an animal to a poisonous substance and obstructing an officer. She’s being held in jail on a $2,500 cash bond. She faces more than five years in prison and $30,000 in fines if convicted of all charges.

In April, her boyfriend’s 4 yo Shepherd, Mary, was found wandering the street, bleeding from her head and was taken to a local clinic. Mary’s owner said she’s been vomiting blood for about a week.

The dog died in June and was creamated. At the time there wasn’t enough evidence to establish who did it. After the discovery of the diary detail for torture and abuse, prosecutors say they had the evidence they needed to move forward with the case

According to the criminal complaint, police believe Mary was killed June 4 after suffering being systematically abused and tortured for months.

Some of the entries from the diary include; “I have never hated an animal so much in my life. Much less hate one or beat one. But the pleasure I get from watching her whimper in pain and cry out for help as I shove Drano and bleach down her throat is like no other.”

“I need to find a way to kill her without it looking like I killed her,” Janas wrote. “I’ve done lots of things already. I’ve given her drano, bleach and a lot of pain pills lol one night she got all tweaked out because of it, it was so funny.”

Marathon County Circuit Judge Michael Moran ordered Janas to have no contact with animals while the case is pending.

“I’ve read the criminal complaint, and the diary entries,” Moran said. “If these allegations are correct, they are very disturbing.”

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 31.

http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/dogs-brutal-torture-detailed-in-diary-national-outrage

 

Texas-Nacogdoches County teens indicted after allegedly killing animals in 'satanic style' ritual

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

A Nacogdoches County grand jury has indicted a pair of Nacogdoches teenagers who allegedly killed an 8-year old Australian Cattle Dog in a satanic ritual. According to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department, Mark Tyler Ainsworth, 17, of Nacogdoches, and Delaney Walters, 18, of Douglass had been studying satanic rituals.

According to a press release back in March, the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office had been conducting an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of a dog near County Road 769. Investigators received information that the dog had been killed in a "cult-style" manner by two teenagers.

"The animal went through a lot of torture," Sheriff Jason Bridges said. "It was skinned. Some of the parts were removed. We all love animals. We all love him and they weigh heavy on our hearts and to see what these animals went through and the way they were tortured is sad. " Further investigation revealed that the dog had been tied up in a tree and skinned. In addition, the investigation revealed that a cat and three kittens had also been killed in a "satanic-type" ritual.

NCSO investigators conducted interviews with the two suspects, and they allegedly confessed to killing the animals. The investigators also found one of the suspects to be in possession of photos and a video of the crimes that occurred. Bridges said that when they first looked at the facebook pages of the individuals, there was satanic symbols but those have since been removed.

The owner of the dog did not want to go on camera but did tell KTRE that the dog was an 8 year-old Australian Cattle dog that the family found abandoned and took in when it was only two-months-old. "He had a heart of gold," the owner said. "He loved children very much. He was very smart."

The owner said the hardest part about losing the dog was the connection the family had to the pet, and that every day the dog would walk with the children to the bus and wait for them to come home. "The dog was one of a kind and he will never be forgotten," she said. "Our hearts have a missing piece."

http://www.kltv.com/story/25905802/nacogdoches-county-teens-indicted-after-allegedly-killing-animal-in-cult-like-fashion

 

Harsh penalty for Arizona man that beat his dog till it passed away!

 

A man from Benton, Arizona, was brought into custody after police confirmed he destroyed a dog which belonged to him. Officers from the Benton Police Department where called to help their colleagues from Animal Control, who where investigating an animal neglect case.

The suspect in the case was 26-year-old Paul Daughtrey. During the investigation, evidence and information pointed out that the man had destroyed a dog that he owned, back in January. According to the vets, the dog had sustained blunt force trauma which was consistent with being beaten till it passed away. The man was brought into custody on June 24.

The supporters of this petition strongly believe that this man should be punished to the fullest extent of the law for his inexcusable actions. We want a punishment that includes a stiff jail sentence! Sign the petition and let’s make sure justice will be served! 

An arrest warrant was then issued for Daugherty and he was arrested on June 24 and was take to the Saline County Detention Facility.

This is still an on-going investigation and additional charges could be filed. 

Source: http://www.arkansasmatters.com/story/d/story/benton-man-arrested-for-beating-dog-to-death/51828/TjmP-mssx0-gHsix4IeWZw

 

North Ridgeville (OH) : Residents protest humane officer who shot Raccoon. Last year the same officer shot 5 kittens.  

 

 

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH (WOIO) -

One week ago, a Humane Officer in North Ridgeville shot and killed a raccoon that had been trapped on someone's property. Some want the officer fired, but the Chief is standing by his man. Tonight, protestors gathered in front of North Ridgeville City Hall.

Demonstrators were calling for the firing of a local humane officer, Barry Accorti, who shot a raccoon on someone's property a week ago. "I don't know. I'm not too fond of him," said Christina Ward. Accorti is the same officer who was in the headlines a year ago for shooting five feral kittens on another homeowner's property. "He's had two occurrences of doing this and I think he should be released from his position," Carolyn Hall said. 

North Ridgeville Police Chief Michael Freeman said Accorti followed the law in the case of the kittens and also followed the law in the case of the raccoon. The department launched an investigation into the incident.  "The child was not in the vicinity of the cage," said Chief Freeman.

The Chief also had a message for the protestors. He claims Accorti is an excellent officer. "Dedicated. Would do anything for anybody. Follows the law. Goes above and beyond," Chief Freeman said.  The Chief told us they're making some policy changes here. In the future, officers will take trapped animals off of the property when they can. Copyright 2014 WOIO. All rights reserved.

http://www.19actionnews.com/story/25792516/north-ridgeville-residents-protest-humane-officer-who-shot-raccoon

National advocacy group applauds North Ridgeville's policy change on feral cats. Alley Cat Allies, a national advocacy group for cats, said it is pleased with a decision by North Ridgeville to stop responding to calls about cats unless they are of a “true emergency nature.”  Instead, residents who call with questions about cats will be directed to local animal protection organizations that can assist them. 

The Bethesda, Md.-based organization released a statement in response to a letter it received from Mayor David Gillock.   “We will provide to our residents traps if requested, and if they are available,” Gillock wrote in the letter to Alley Cat Allies. “We will provide them with the name of a veterinarian who can humanely euthanize sick or injured cats. We will also provide them with the name of a facility that will spay or neuter cats should the residents so desire.”

To read the rest: http://www.cleveland.com/north-ridgeville/index.ssf/2013/07/national_advocacy_group_applau.html

 

 Horse Shot Dead

HorseShooter Ryan Grafft, 31, was driving around in his truck Sunday afternoon, shooting at things with his rifle. He came upon four horses and decided to shoot them.
He fired 20 shots, killing one and injuring two. He reportedly was unable to tell investigators why he shot the horses but did state that it was a stupid thing to do, according to complaints.

Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek said it’s the only case of random violence resulting in the death of a horse that he’s encountered. Reporter Mark Carlson, of the Cedar Rapids television station KCRG, attributed the killing to “a growing culture of violence resulting in an act of stupidity.”
The horses’ caretaker Todd Zach said, “Was he watching too many video games or just wanted to kill somebody’s pets? I don’t know.”


Grafft faces charges of shooting a rifle over the highway; reckless use of a firearm with property damage, an aggravated misdemeanor; manner of conveyance; second-degree criminal mischief, a felony; and injury to animals, an aggravated misdemeanor.

PHOTOS, courtesy of KCRG-TV.
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Todd Zach and friends, at right of Ryan Grafft.

http://nickernewsblog.com/horse-shot-dead/

 

Christopher Dillingham, Accused Of Blowing Up Family Dog, Pleads Not Guilty To Animal Cruelty

Christopher Dillingham 

A Washington state man accused of tying explosives to the family dog's neck and then detonating them was charged with animal cruelty -- and promptly pleaded not guilty.

Christopher W. Dillingham, 45, of Stevenson, was first charged with reckless endangerment and possession of an explosive device after allegedly blowing up the dog -- whom he allegedly thought was possessed by "the devil" -- earlier this month.

On Thursday, Dillingham pleaded not guilty to those charges as well as an added charge of animal cruelty in Skamania County Superior Court, KATU reports.

Prosecutors got flak for not initially charging Dillingham with animal cruelty, though they told the site that they wanted to first slap him with charges that would set his bail at the highest possible level.

Police responded to Dillingham's home at about 4 a.m. on Aug. 5 following reports of an explosion. When they arrived, they found the dog, named Cabella, decapitated. The dog's body parts were strewn around the yard, KOIN reported at the time. Dillingham reportedly confessed to the crime, saying that his wife had "put the devil in" the dog.
christopher dillingham

Christopher Dillingham appeared in court earlier this month.

Cabella was given to the Dillingham family by a man who said he was moving away. Dillingham, who's had a history of domestic violence charges and owns a fireworks stand.

News Link:-http://www.ibtimes.com/christopher-dillingham-washington-man-who-allegedly-blew-possessed-dog-pleads-not-guilty-1388879

Please sign petition demand Justice:-http://forcechange.com/71703/commend-pursuit-of-justice-for-dog-blown-up-by-owner/

 

Deputies: Fairport woman starved horses to death

A Fairport woman is facing animal cruelty charges after investigators say she starved her horses to death. Christina Mulcahy, 23, has been indicted after investigators say she did not provide proper food, water, or shelter for her two horses, Stormie and Gunner.

Wayne County Sheriff's Deputies say they came across the barn last week during a search for a missing person in Palmyra. They say they originally thought the barn was abandoned until one of the deputies discovered a dead horse inside. Another horse was found dead in a nearby field. “There was a door open to the barn, so the deputies checked for this missing woman, and when they went in to the barn they found the horse dead in the stall,” said Wayne County District Attorney Rick Healy.

Healy said the horse was in a filthy stall with no bedding and was laying in nearly five inches of manure. He says a third horse was moved to another property just days before the gruesome discovery. Healy says that horse appears to have been starved but is expected to survive.

In her statement to police, Mulcahy claims she loved her horses, but she just couldn’t care for them anymore. “I don’t accept that, and I don’t buy that statement,” said Healy. Victoria Kremer says she’s still nursing her horse back to good health after paying Mulcahy to care for it about a year ago. “She was just declining at a really rapid pace. She lost 300 pounds in weeks,” said Kremer about her horse.

The DA says Mulcahy is no stranger to investigators. Healy says two years ago six underweight horses were discovered on her property.

Read more: http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S3477841.shtml?cat=565

 

A city cop accused of slitting the throat of a 7-year old Shar Pei 

A city cop accused of slitting the throat of a 7-year old Shar Pei while the animal was under restraint has been released without bail.

Sarah Gossard and Nala

State court records show Baltimore City Police officer Jeffery Bolger was released on his own recognizance after being processed at Central Booking for felony animal cruelty charges Wednesday. His trial is scheduled for July 28.

Bolger was charged after an internal investigation found he cut the throat of the dog. Police say they had already restrained the animal before the cutting, responding to the scene when the dog bit a neighbor after escaping from its yard.

According to charging documents Bolger, a member of the city's Emergency Response Team, said he would "gut" the animal. 

The dog's owner, Sarah Gossard, says she is horrified over the incident. "I'm very upset because I'm obviously very sad about all of this. But I'm also extremely angry because it's not okay to treat any living being like this."

http://www.foxbaltimore.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/cop-accused-killing-dog-released-without-bail-29071.shtml?wap=0#.U6Wl7jbn-ic

 

Jail term for NY woman who blinded dog by throwing ammonia on its face because it barked too much!

A 69-year-year-old lady from New Springville, Staten Island, New York, blinded her neighbor’s dog with ammonia, yelling afterwards “That should keep you off my fence!”.

The 5-year-old dog, an English bulldog dubbed Rocky, managed to survive the whole incident, but has developed ulcers on both eyes, and doctors claim it is highly likely the dog will lose his eyesight.

The owners of the dog, Tina and Frank Latino, claim Rocky was in the pool, when their neighbor, Irene Helale, started banging pots and pans to lure the dog to their fence. Just as the dog came over, the woman threw a splash of ammonia in the dog’s face.

Ms. Helale told police the following: “I am annoyed because the dog barks too much, so I decided to put the ammonia on the floor to get the dog away”

The woman was brought into custody, but was released. She is free to go home, but must stay away from both her neighbors and Rocky. Her next court date has been set for September 17th at the Stapleton Criminal Court. She faces several charges of animal neglect and, if found guilty, the woman could be facing a penalty of up to two years behind bars.

Source: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/06/18/family-dog-may-be-permanently-blind-after-being-splashed-with-ammonia/

 

 

Six dogs left in car by dog walker die of heatstroke

Posted By: Michele Wright, CBS 12 News Anchor
CANADA-- (CNN) -- Animal rights activists in Canada say a dog walker should be charged with animal cruelty after six dogs died inside her truck on a hot day.

Originally, the dog walker told the pets' owners that they had been stolen on May 13, the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said in a statement released Monday. But she later admitted they'd died in her care, the SPCA said.

For days, the search in Langley, British Columbia, for the missing dogs -- Buddy, Teemo, Oscar, Mia, Salty and Molly -- drew attention online and in media reports as owners asked the public for help tracking them down and tried to raise money for the cause.

The dog walker at first told police that they'd gone missing after she left them in the vehicle while she was inside a bathroom at the dog park, Canadian public broadcaster CBC reported.

She later confessed to private investigators that they'd died in her vehicle.

The dog walker admitted she was inside a business for about 45 minutes and left the dogs inside her vehicle, said Alesha MacLellan, a spokeswoman for Petsearchers Canada, a detective agency brought in by owners to help find missing animals.

"The dog walker said she panicked and disposed of the dogs, then made up story about them being stolen," MacLellan said. "After she disposed of the dogs, she drove to a park, where she was supposed to have taken the dogs originally, and said the dogs were stolen from the park." All six dogs perished from heatstroke, the agency said.

http://cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_16270.shtml

 

Woman accused of beating dog to death arrested

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — A woman is facing serious charges after witnesses said she put a small dog in a bag and beat it against a tree in Douglas County. According to police, 27-year-old Ryeeah Christine Hatcher is facing cruelty to animal charges.
 
Witnesses said the incident began Monday evening when two dogs chased a cat down Apachee Lane. As the dog owner was searching for the dogs, witnesses said Hatcher, who was riding her bike through the area, grabbed one of the dogs, a Chihuahua mix, put it in a bag and hit it against a tree. The owner later found the bag and the lifeless dog inside. Witnesses were able to identify Hatcher and called deputies.
 
Hatcher is currently being held at the Douglas County Jail on a $12,000 bond.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/woman-arrested-allegedly-beating-dog-death/nf5DM/

 

Mesa police provided this picture Sunday of K9 officer Jake who was stabbed multiple times by a burglary suspect.

When police arrived, Landato said the suspect, who they later identified as Chad Bogle, 32,  would not follow an officer's commands and continued to wave the handgun in front of police. Officers sent in Jake, an 80-pound Belgian Malinois who's been working with the Mesa Police Department since 2008. Landato said Jake bit Bogle and latched onto an arm.

"The suspect drug the K-9 officer into the home," Landato said. "Sometime later, the dog was let out and was bleeding in several areas." Jake was stabbed several times. Jake was scooped up by his handler and rushed to an emergency vet.  Landato said when Bogle returned outside armed with a handgun, Cooley fired at least one round.

The suspect went back inside, and when our officers entered the home, Bogles was deceased," Landato said. "It's not clear if [the police officers] shot and killed him or if this was self-inflicted." Police said this incident does appear to stem from a burglary attempt. Officers said a handgun was found next to Bogle's body.

http://www.kpho.com/story/25351238/mesa-k-9-officer-jake-ok-after-stabbed-multiple-times

 

OCALA, Fla. - An Ocala man was arrested after police say he beat a dog so badly he fractured the dog's skull.

Steven Scott Fleming, 49, has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty and resisting arrest in the Sunday afternoon incident. [Warning, content may be graphic: Animal cruelty case investigated]       

Police said they received calls from neighbors about what they believed to be a domestic dispute after they heard the dog crying and yelping from inside of the home on NE 13th Street.

When police arrived, they found the white American boxer Labrador mix, named Molly, with her head covered in blood; police determined that she had been stabbed three times. Police also found a bloody broken baseball bat, blood on the floor and overturned furniture in the living room.

Witnesses told police that they heard Fleming banging on the door telling his live-in girlfriend to let him in. They then heard splintering of wood and yelling inside of the home, along with the dog crying and yelping.

Fleming, whose jeans were covered in blood, jumped a fence and ran away from officers, according to the report. Police said that Fleming had been drinking at the Snowbirds Lounge and left after getting into a fight with his live-in girlfriend. She was not at the home at the time of the incident, police say, and was found passed out outside of the bar.

A motive for the beating was not provided by police.

Fleming was booked into the Marion County Jail on $5,500 bond.

To read more: http://www.clickorlando.com/news/dog-suffers-fractured-skull-in-stabbing-ocala-police-say/25694184



Rains Co. deputy who shot dog terminated on Thursday

Rains Co. deputy who shot dog terminated on Thursday  Posted: Apr 24, 2014 1:44

 
Candy (Source: Facebook)
Candy (Source: Facebook)
 
Jerrod Dooley (Source: Facebook)
Jerrod Dooley (Source: Facebook)

 

The Rains County Sheriff's deputy who shot a dog after responding to a burglary call on Friday has been fired. According to the Rains County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Jerrod Dooley was fired on Thursday. Sheriff David Traylor said that it was for Dooley's safety because of threats. He added that it is the safest move for the department and the deputy. Dooley will not be able to return to work at the Rain's County Sheriff's Office regardless of the outcome of the investigation, which is currently ongoing. The deputy was placed on administrative leave on Wednesday.

"That was a decision I know means saying at this point he is guilty of a criminal offense, but it is being investigated toward the criminal side right now," Traylor said.  Homeowner Cole Middleton arrived home around 11 a.m. and discovered his home had been burglarized. Middleton said his guns, iPad and his wife's jewelry had been taken. Middleton called 911 at 12:46 p.m. At 2:41 p.m., Dooley arrived at the home. Middleton said when Dooley arrived to investigate, he claimed the dog was about to bite him and shot the dog to defend himself.

The homeowner says the dog was shot in the head. He begged the deputy to finish off his cowdog, named Candy, since the dog was suffering.“I was so upset. I went over there to her and she was still alive and I begged and pleaded with him to please shoot her again because I don’t have any firearms. They got stolen. He went and got in his vehicle and backed out of my driveway,” Middleton explained.

Middleton had trained Candy to be a cow dog, and he says his dog was a natural.“And then I had to do the unthinkable, the otherwise unthinkable. I had to kill my dog with my bare hands and put her out of her suffering, praying for this to be over with,” Middleton said. The Middleton family says the necropsy report by a veterinarian proves that Candy was shot in the back of the head.

http://www.ksla.com/story/25332713/rains-co-deputy-who-shot-dog-fired-on-thursday?utm_content=bufferf80ae&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer



Bunnies Drowned at Ohio Petland by a flippen stupid wench.... Posted it on Facebook too Duhhhh

Written by PETA

Update: The Petland store has closed, and the employee has been charged with cruelty to animals. Click here for details. Warning: disturbing image.

Drowned rabbits

 

This photo was taken in the back room of a Petland store in Akron, Ohio, and posted on Facebook by Elizabeth Carlisle, who can be seen grinning as she holds two dead, soaking-wet rabbits by the scruff of the neck—rabbits she just drowned while on Petland's time clock. On Carlisle's Facebook page, she confirmed a friend's guess that she had drowned these two rabbits and wrote, "[T]he manager took the pic for me. [S]he reminded me that there were people outside as [I] was swearing at them to just hurry up and die but then she was so kind as to take this picture."

These horrific deaths followed what was apparently an equally horrifying life for these rabbits. Other comments Carlisle posted made it clear that the rabbits were drowned after sustaining agonizing injuries when they were allowed to "attack and eat each other." The rabbits suffered from "deep wounds all over," "an eye missing," what Petland staff "suspected was a broken jaw," and paralysis from the waist down—injuries that would not have occurred had these animals been provided with proper care and supervision.

Undercover investigations have revealed time and time again that companies that breed and sell animals are concerned about profits, not animals' well-being. We are urging Petland to think long and hard about what this incident makes clear: The company has no business selling any animals.

To prevent future incidents like this one, please, never buy from pet stores and urge Petland at the very least to stop selling rabbits.

Read so more: https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?page=UserActionInactive&id=2385

 

St. Petersburg man charged with extreme neglect of his senior German shepherd

April 28, 2014

Jason Leigh Aldridge faces one count of felony animal cruelty after authorities arrived at his mobile trailer home on Haines Road concerning a report of an emaciated dog found wandering and living in filthy conditions reported tbo.com.

A 17-year-old German shepherd named Rocky had been living and sleeping in an area filled with feces and urine. Rocky was emaciated and malnourished, weighing only 47 pounds. According to Aldridge, he didn't have the money to take his dog to the vet even though Rocky had recently been losing weight. The dog was infested with fleas and had a large tumor hanging between his legs.

When authorities searched the area, they only found an empty food and water bowl. The only dog food available for Rocky was in a plastic bag full of insects. Rocky was seized by the Pinellas County Animal Services. Sadly, Rocky's condition was so severe, he was humanely euthanized.

Aldridge was taken to the Pinellas County Jail and bond was set at $5,000. He has since been released.

 

Remains of more than TWO HUNDRED dogs are found in man's back yard... and 40 that are still alive.This was one of the dogs saved, Buddy

  • Deputies said it was one of largest cases of animal cruelty they had seen
  • Some of the dogs had bullet wounds to their heads, according to officials
  • The 40 rescued dogs are described as 'emaciated' and may not survive
  • Loney L Garrett was arrested and charged with ill treatment of animals
  • His daughter-in-law said he loved the dogs and used them to go hunting 

Police discovered the remains of more than 200 dogs in a hunter's back garden after neighbours complained of a 'persistent stench'. Officials said it was one of the largest case of animal cruelty they had seen.

About 45 'emaciated' dogs were rescued from the home and taken away from treatment. Loney L Garrett, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, was arrested and charged with ill treatment of animals on Monday. 

Deputies from Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said there had been little attempt made to bury the animals and many of the bones were found on the surface or discarded in a ditch. Officials said that some of the dead dogs did not die of natural causes and some were found with bullet wounds to the head.  Dan Moon, from the sheriff's office, told ABC News4 said he had not heard of an animal cruelty case on this scale before.

Deputies spent hours combing the yard and placed pink flags in the ground to mark where each body or bone was found. 
Mr Moon told the news station: 'There are thousands of dog bones back in there.' Some of the remains had been left at the property for a long time, he said.  Police sealed off the perimeter with tape while they searched the grounds.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2277926/Loney-L-Garrett-arrested-remains-200-dogs-yard.html#ixzz2wyt6lZrR
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Man sentenced for hitting dog with sledgehammer

            

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man who tried to kill his dog with a sledgehammer after he hit it for eating doughnuts and it bit him has been sentenced to 14 days in jail.

Chad Scott Miller, of Longview, was sentenced Tuesday. He told a Cowlitz County Superior Court judge he felt he had run out of options with his pit bull named Nero after it bit him in October 2012 when he struck the dog for eating a box of doughnuts.

The 40-year-old Miller says he was afraid the pit bull would bite his grandmother or children in the neighborhood. So he decided to euthanize the dog by beating it with a sledgehammer.

The Daily News reports (http://is.gd/v5i9UT ) Nero escaped with a fractured skull and recovered in the care of the Humane Society. Miller was convicted last month of animal cruelty.

Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com


Now this is how it should be !!! Man gets 10 years in prison for throwing dogs into Georgetown Canal

Posted: Mar 18, 2013 3:15 PM CDT 
GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

The man who hog-tied two dogs and then tossed them into a Georgetown County canal will be spending the next ten years behind bars. On Monday in court, Bobby Joe McConnell pled guilty to two counts of ill treatment of animals.  Judge Larry Hyman sentenced McConnell to five years on each charge, to be run consecutively for a total of 10 years. Last July, McConnell tied up two dogs with duct tape and dumped them into the International Paper canal.  Both dogs had belonged to McConnell's family.

One dog perished, but the other was pulled from the water by a nearby fisherman. The dog has since recovered at the St. Frances Animal Center and was named "Dara" by the staff, after Olympic swimmer Dara Torres. The judge also granted the animal center ownership of Dara so that she can now be fostered or adopted out.

To see all: http://www.live5news.com/story/21673414/man-gets-10-years-in-prison-for-throwing-dogs-into-georgetown-canal                Copyright 2013 WCSC. All rights reserved.



 

47 Pit Bulls Rescued From Alleged Fighting Ring

New York City police rescued 47 pit bulls from a Bronx basement and arrested a man for allegedly operating a dog- fighting ring.

Police arrested Raul Sanchez for animal fighting and cruelty in the basement of a six-story apartment building in the Bronx. The pit bulls ranged in age from 12 weeks to five years, and had various injuries indicative of dog fighting, said police.

Police also seized a loaded .25-caliber handgun, 22 wooden cages, dog treadmills, harnesses, muzzles, syringes and a shopping cart full of raw chicken parts.

The basement of the apartment building included a makeshift arena with an estimated capacity of 100 spectators, said police.

Along with Sanchez, a second man is being sought in the investigation for allegedly breeding dogs, according to police. Detectives have reportedly been looking into the duo since October for illegally breading and selling the dogs for fighting, according to ABC News station WABC.

Despite a few scars and visible wounds, all the dogs were responsive and in good condition before the ASPCA moved them to a local animal shelter.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/06/47-pit-bulls-rescued-from-alleged-fighting-ring/

Bronx man pleads guilty to running a dogfighting operation in his basement; 50 dogs found in hellhole 

Raul Sanchez will serve 1-3 years in prison for torture and cruelty to animals
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/rescued-dogs-rehabilitated-adopted-article-1.1247192#ixzz32k9V91uE

 




DEMAND BRAVEHEART'S ABUSER BE GIVEN THE UTMOST PUNISHMENT
Gabriel Lee was also identified as his abuser and charged with felony cruelty to an animal. We formally adopted Braveheart from Caddo Parish Animal Shelter after his abuser surrendered ownership. He has been assigned legal counsel and we have been attending his court dates. He has plead not guilty and the ADA has informed both the judge and defense there will be NO plea deals. The judge has also agreed to a sentencing hearing if he pleads guilty. This type of abuse to any animal with no meaningful penalty needs to be stopped.

Braveheart
is now doing great and has made nearly a full recovery. He still has some emotional scars that may never go away, but overall, he knows he is safe now. He knows he is loved now. You can see his whole story at https://m.facebook.com/AVoiceForBraveheart. He is still supported by TSR La Baby Mommas rescue in Shreveport La and attends events to promote "Adopt, don't shop", spay/neuter programs, pet education and animal abuse awareness. Although Brave was originally intended to be a foster, we knew differently after he was suddenly taken from us during the custody battle. We knew immediately when we got him back, we would never let him leave our home. He is a part of our family and he has found his forever home.  
https://m.facebook.com/AVoiceForBraveheart




This is in Florida...



This just makes me mad!! Dog Torture = Slap on the Wrist

Braden Paul VoigtYes, 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



Dog Fighting: Man Allegedly Breeding, Fighting Pit Bulls; Posting It On Facebook. This is the best picture I can find.

A man is allegedly breeding and fighting pit bulls and he is posting the bloody results on a social media site, according to WAND-17 News. Danville police said, they cannot find the man that goes by "Jmaul Breedingdemmonsters Grayland" on Facebook.

Officials are investigating and they have not found any animals. Any information that could help locate this person should be directed to Danville Police.

Up to a $5,000 reward is offered by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person involved in illegal animal fighting. Call 877-TIP-HSUS (877-847-4787). Callers’ identities are protected.

- See more at: http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/dog-fighting-man-allegedly-breeding-fighting-pit-bulls-posting-it-facebook#sthash.A1Lzs7dF.dpuf


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