Cruelty beyond comprehension. These cowards have been convicted of random acts of cruelty crimes for their brutal, hateful, heartless, vicious, merciless and murderous acts of Animal cruelty. Please help vote for tougher laws to stop people like these.
Dog-fighting - 5 dogs seized Lynchburg, VA (US)
Source: Roanoke.com - June 2, 2010
Defendant/Suspect: William Travis Williams
Incident Date: Saturday, Sep 19, 2009
Charges: Felony CTA
Upcoming Court Dates: Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010: Sentencing
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office says its officers have arrested a North Carolina man on dog fighting charges, after an undercover investigation. Investigators tell us they seized five pit-bull dogs in cages from the Best Western Motel in Bedford on Sunday, September 19th. Deputies believe the dogs were brought to Virginia for dog fights in Central Virginia and West Virginia. Among the dogs seized were “Rowdy,“ who investigators describe as a two-time champion, and his girlfriend “Mercedes.“ Officers arrested 25-year-old William Travis Williams, from Marshal, N.C., after deputies say Williams received $6,500 for transporting and selling the five dogs to undercover agents. The agents were disguised as “dog fight coordinators” from Central Virginia, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Williams is charged under a new felony law that makes it illegal to transport, own, train, or sell animals in Virginia for the purpose of fighting with another animal.
A North Carolina man who sold five pit bulls to a Bedford County investigator during an undercover sting pleaded guilty Thursday to promoting dogfighting. Some of the dogs bore signs of wounds from previous fights, according to prosecutors. William Williams, 25, of Marshall, N.C., faces up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 when he is sentenced Aug. 31. In Bedford County Circuit Court on Thursday, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Mark Robinette said investigators snared Williams during an investigation into dogfighting when an informant told them he had seen an ad for fighting dogs posted on an online message board. An investigator had several phone conversations with Williams, who had apparently posted the ad, to arrange the purchase of the pit bulls -- one of which Williams said had won two matches, Robinette told Circuit Court Judge James Updike. When the officer gave Williams the agreed-upon $6,500 for the dogs, other officers moved in and arrested Williams. He is free on bond while he awaits sentencing. The dogs were turned over to the Bedford County Animal Shelter.
29 puppies seized, 40 in freezer Elkmont, AL (US) Of the 29 puppies three have already died.
They call her a breeder and I call her a hoarder !!!
Defendant/Suspect: Nannie Johnson
An Elkmont woman charged with dozens of animal cruelty charges pleaded guilty Wednesday in Limestone County District Court. However, her situation isn't over yet. Nannie Johnson's lawyers are trying to get the case moved to circuit court. Johnson is charged with 43 counts of animal cruelty. For two of those counts, Judge Jeanne Anderson sentenced Johnson to six months in prison and a $500 fine for each -- meaning one year in prison, and $1,000 in fines. For the other 41 counts, the judge handed down a six month suspended sentence. Johnson spent several months in a mental health treatment facility after her arrest, according to Limestone County District Attorney Kristi Valls.
Source: WHNT - Sept 29, 2010
Update posted on Oct 3, 2010 - 3:45PM
A Limestone County woman is arrested after deputies find more than 40 dead dogs in her freezer and malnourished puppies in her yard. Some of Nannie Johnson's neighbors say Johnson has always been a dog lover. They can't understand how she got in this situation. One Chihuahua barks behind the fence at the home of Nannie Johnson. It's the one dog that got away when Limestone County Deputies rescued 29 puppies on Friday. "Upon looking inside the residence and in the out buildings, they discovered that she had had several animals that had died, that she had put in garbage bags or in shopping bags and placed inside freezers inside her home," said Limestone County Sheriff's Captain Stanley McNatt.
Wayne County, Tennessee—June 2010
On June 17, the ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response Team was deployed to Waynesboro, TN, to assist the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department with a critical hoarding intervention. A total of 85 dogs—including German Shepherds, Labradors and Hound mixes—were discovered in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions on a property owned by an elderly man. The dogs were contained in large pens, chained to posts throughout the yard and found roaming the property. “The dumping of dogs is a serious problem throughout this area and local authorities are without the resources or infrastructure to handle the problem,” said Kyle Held, the ASPCA’s Midwest Regional Director of Field Investigations and Response. “In this case, an elderly man became overwhelmed by the number of dogs in his care—he obviously needed help and voluntarily gave us custody of the animals.”
Twelve of the rescued dogs have since been moved—via the ASPCA’s new, custom-built animal transport trailer—to the ASPCA Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York City where they are undergoing medical treatment before being made available for adoption. “Many of the dogs tested heartworm positive,” said Dr. Robert Reisman, Medical Coordinator of Abuse Cases at the ASPCA. “Heartworm is a treatable condition, but it will take at least six to eight weeks until the treatment is complete.” The remaining dogs were transferred to ASPCA partner agencies, including Nashville Humane Association and the Atlanta Humane Society—two organizations that played a vital role in the case by providing essential resources such as veterinary mobile clinics to treat animals at the scene. Local veterinarians and volunteers, including Dr. Rebecca Coleman of Memphis, TN, also assisted with the on-site medical needs of the animals. PetSmart Charities donated 100 crates to temporarily house and transport the animals.
This could have been avoided if he just asked for help before it got out of control.
Update: Tant's parole hearing postponed in South Carolina. Animal activists to argue that dog breeder should stay behind bars.
The parole hearing for David Tant, identified as on one of the nation’s most notorious dog breeders, has been postponed from its scheduled Wednesday date. Tant’s attorney sought the postponement. The new date will be announced later by the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, with at least 30 days notice. Tant, 63, formerly of the Charleston area South Carolina, pleaded guilty in November 2004 to more than 40 counts of illegally breeding fighting dogs, and one assault count connected to a surveyor who was wounded by a booby trap after he wandered onto Tant’s property in southern Charleston County. The surveyor was showered by an explosion of birdshot, injuring him slightly. The device was described as a "directional mine" meant to ward off intruders. Months later, Tant was sentenced to 40 years behind bars, though that time was later reduced to around 30 years after he paid partial restitution. This is his first bid for parole after serving six years behind bars. After Tant’s arrest, authorities discovered a variety of implements used in the underground dog-fighting trade connected to Tant, including caged treadmills, cattle prods, harnesses, a bear trap, homemade gun silencers, dog-fighting magazines and remnants of a dog-fighting ring.Authorities also seized 47 dogs, many which showed signs of scarring and abuse. Tant is currently housed at the MacDougall Correctional Institution, near Ridgeville in Dorchester County. Attorney General Henry McMaster and numerous local animal activists had planned to attend the hearing to argue why they believe Tant, formerly of Charleston, should stay locked up. Based on his level of involvement, "I think it appears he could jump right back in the dog-fighting arena," said Charles Karesh of the Charleston Animal Society and also a member of the state's anti-dog-fighting task force. A phone call to Tant's lawyer was not returned. He could still opt to waive requesting parole or seek a delay. The groups opposed to Tant's release plan to present thousands of petition signatures to the state parole board.
Two Men Sentenced After Georgia Dog Fighting Raid Finely After A year....
Almost a year ago, members of the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response (FIR) Team traveled to Sandersville, Georgia, to assist the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in rescuing 26 abused and neglected Pit Bulls from an underground dog fighting operation. We are happy to report that the court case has concluded and justice has been served: On Wednesday, January 5, the two men responsible were convicted of animal cruelty and sentenced to time behind bars following a three-day trial. Derrick Montez Daniels and Billy Taylor Jr. were each convicted of 26 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. Daniels, the dogs’ owner, was sentenced to five years in state prison and five years of probation, while Taylor, who lived on the property and was the dogs’ caretaker, was sentenced to one year in county jail and nine years of probation. “The defendants were held accountable for the pain and suffering they caused these innocent animals,” says Tim Rickey, ASPCA Senior Director of Field Investigations and Response and leader of the February rescue operation.
When the ASPCA arrived at the scene of the dog fighting raid, we found dogs tethered outdoors with heavy chains, shivering in the freezing cold. All were emaciated and showed signs of severe neglect and untreated injuries, including broken bones, open wounds and infections. The responders also found the bodies of 27 dogs in various stages of decomposition. “These dogs were not only starved of food and affection, but used to breed and fight each other to the death," says Rickey. "It's encouraging to start off the year with two successful animal cruelty convictions and send a clear message that animal abuse will not be tolerated.”
Dog-fighting - 17 dogs seized Ypsilanti, MI (US)
Charges: Misdemeanor, Felony CTA
Defendant/Suspect: Ricky Lee Lynch
An Ypsilanti Township man convicted of harboring and training dogs for fighting pleaded guilty to violating his probation, court records show. Ricky Lee Lynch Jr. admitted to not paying all of the $15,000 in fines or performing the 500 hours of community service ordered by Washtenaw Circuit Judge David Swartz in March 2008. He pleaded guilty to four counts of illegal dog fighting earlier that year in a case developed by investigators with the Humane Society of Huron Valley who received a tip about abused dogs. Authorities found 17 pit bulls on his property, and many had wounds and scars consistent with dog fighting. They also found veterinary supplies, fight logs and video equipment. More severe charges were dismissed as part of the deal. Lynch was sentenced in 2008 to serve five years of probation and $15,000 in fines. Swartz recently ordered Lynch, 29, to pay $2,000 and an additional $475 per month until he completes the terms of the initial sentence, officials said. He must also complete 20 hours of community service per month during the remainder of his probation. Update posted on Jul 21, 2010
Seventeen pit bulls police say were used in a dogfighting operation out of Washtenaw County were put down after a Humane Society declared them a public danger, officials said. "They were all trained to fight and bred to fight," Tanya Hildgendorf, executive director of the Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor, said Thursday. "They were not deemed safe animals to be adopted. They were all a danger to society." The humane society euthanized the dogs on June 20, five days after they were seized in a raid of a 26-year-old Ypsilanti Township man's home, the Detroit Free Press reported. Ricky L. Lynch is charged with five counts of animal fighting, a felony count of possessing animal-fighting equipment, and a misdemeanor charge of performing animal medical treatment without a veterinary license. Lynch's lawyer, Arthur Brand of Lincoln Park, said his client plans to fight the charges.
"He doesn't fight dogs and he doesn't train dogs for fighting," Brand said.
I'm happy to report this jerk was sentenced finally.
Deputy Charged with Dogfighting, Animal Cruelty – VIDEO
A Richmond deputy, Corporal David Robinson, who works at the Richmond City Jail is facing charges of animal cruelty and dog fighting after 22 pitbulls along with dog fighting paraphernalia were seized from his home last week.
Authorities became involved after one of the dogs that was kept in the fenced in yard broke loose from its chain and began fighting with other dogs. Four dogs were injured and one was killed. Aside from the dogs, police also seized a portable dog ring, a pulling sled and harness, wooden breaker bars, and a bag with medical equipment, drugs, a computer and weapons.
He plead guilty to 4 counts of dogfighting and 8 counts of Animal Cruelty and was sentenced to 14 months in jail for keeping more than 20 pit bulls inside his home. He could’ve gotten up to 28 years for the crimes but the judge suspended 18 years and 10 months. In addition to the time Robinson serves, prosecutors also say he’ll have to pay $7,000 dollars in restitution to cover veterinary bills and impound expenses. Robinson could ask the judge to serve his sentence through home incarceration after 4 months in jail. Hopefully not !!!!!
Dog Dead After Having Plastic Spoon Inserted in Rectum.I hope where ever this guy is in jail at, his fellow cellmates are showing him the love he showed the 9-month-old golden lab with a spoon. Yes, I said that !!!
Wondra pleaded guilty to one felony charge of Mistreatment of Animals, causing death. However, he failed to appear for his sentence hearing. His public defender stated that Wondra was incarcerated elsewhere. A warrant was issued and the sentencing was rescheduled for January 2011. In custody elsewhere. Isn’t that special. Is it at a state asylum getting shock treatments?
Okay my friends, we’ve got a sick one here! Meet Michael Wondra, 25, of St. Croix, WI. He was arrested on suspicion of animal mistreatment after he is “alleged” to have put a plastic spoon in a dog’s rectum which has resulted in the dog’s death.
Neighbors heard a dog’s yelping for a couple hours and finally
someone went to check out what was going on only to find a 9-month-old
golden lab with a spoon protruding from its rectum. When the police
arrived they found an 8-inch plastic spoon with a bloody handle and the
dog severely injured. The dog was transported to an emergency animal clinic in St. Paul and
was found to have a punctured intestine. The injury was so severe that
the dog had to be euthanized. Police arrested Wondra who resided at the
home for intentional mistreatment to animals and as of Monday the St.
Croix County District Attorney’s office had yet to review the case for
possible charges against Wondra. No word whether the dog actually
belonged to Wondra or not.
Neptune City New jersey man fined for beating pit bull
NEPTUNE CITY - An Ocean Township man was fined $1,000 after admitting to
animal cruelty charges in court on Wednesday, according to Victor
"Buddy" Amato, chief law enforcement officer for the Monmouth County
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Timothy Brown, 22, of Rustic Drive admitted to Municipal Court Judge
Mark T. Apostolou that he beat his girlfriend's pit bull with a strap
outside the Retro Fitness Center on West Sylvania Avenue around 3:30
p.m. on Oct. 27, 2010, Amato said. Retro Fitness gym members witnessed Brown beating the dog and called police, Amato added.
Kitten killed over video game Staunton, VA (US)
Defendant/Suspect: Bruce Jamar Walston
Police arrested a Staunton man late Monday night after he reportedly killed a kitten that interrupted his video game, according to an arrest report. Bruce Jamar Walston, 21, of 128 College Circle, Apt. 1, is charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty and disorderly conduct. Staunton authorities were called to Walston's apartment at 9 p.m. after his girlfriend phoned 911. Police said Walston apparently became enraged when the woman's kitten disconnected his video game. Walston is accused of killing the kitten by hurling it against a wall.
A judge found 21-year-old Bruce Jamar Walston guilty of animal cruelty and disorderly conduct last fall. Monday, his attorney told a judge that he is withdrawing his appeal of those convictions. Walston was arrested last spring after police said he killed his girlfriend's kitten because it apparently disconnected his video game. Walston will serve six months in jail.
Cat beaten to death with umbrella, DNA linked Brooklyn, NY (US)
Defendant/Suspect: Lordtyshon Garrett
Incident Date: Monday, Oct 12, 2009
Authorities are using DNA evidence to pursue a man who is accused of killing his mother-in-law's cat. Police say Lordtyshon Garrett, 31, terrorized the 9-pound cat by poking and beating her with an umbrella. Animal experts say 4-year-old Madea suffered injuries comparable to that of being hit by a car or falling from a high-rise building.
The incident occurred at the Brooklyn home of Garrett's mother-in-law, Deborah Bender, on Oct. 12. In an attempt to fight back, Madea reportedly bit and scratched the plastic umbrella. The ASPCA found the cat's DNA on the umbrella and also found some of Garrett's DNA at the crime scene. Authorities charge before the beat down, Garret initially lured the cat into the bathroom using food, closed the door and turned on the shower. Bender said Madea emerged drenched a short time later and had difficulty breathing. The cat was taken to the veterinarian's office the next day and put down because of the extent of the injuries.
DNA identified the umbrella that Lordtyshon Garrett of Manhattan used in 2009 to beat a cat, who sustained a punctured lung and died. Special Agent Deborah Ryan had saliva from the umbrella matched to the DNA of the victim, which, along with Dr. Reisman's testimony that the bite marks on the umbrella were defensive, helped clinch the case. Garrett, 33, was found guilty of aggravated cruelty, animal cruelty and criminal mischief and faces up to two years in prison.
One Loser, One Failure, One Dead Dog
The loser that thinks disciplining his dogs is to hold them by the neck, choke them, then beat them on the head with his fists. Oh, and if you remind him that he’s doing it wrong, he’ll just punch you in the face. The loser’s story can be found here. Matt England pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and assault on a woman. As part of the plea arrangement, one of the cruelty charges was dropped. He was sentenced to 36 months probation. He will have a curfew, must complete community service and is forbidden from owning a dog until the end of his probation. The judge told England to find another home for the dog he still owns.
Here we go. We have a loser, a failure, and a dead dog. The loser is Matt England. In Lowell, North Carolina, his two dogs escaped a yard, he drags them down the road, he beats them, and he assaults a person who tried to intervene. The dead dog is his Pit bull named Smokey. He died after being dragged and beaten. The failure is the Gaston County Animal Control Officers. After seeing England’s other dog (Scarface) bloody but still alive, they determined the dog did NOT need medical treatment and allowed the dog to remain at England’s home.
Matt England has serious anger issues and it’s clear that he is not going rein himself in anytime soon. England is charged with two counts of animal cruelty.
3 cats abandoned in apartment, 1 dead
Middletown, NJ (US)
Incident Date: Sunday, Oct 31, 2010
Defendant/Suspect: Bryan C. Maraza
Bryan C. Maraza, 36, who was being evicted from his apartment at 36 Thousand Oaks Drive, left without his three cats … Mommy, Daddy and Baby … on Oct. 31, according to Victor "Buddy'' Amato, chief law enforcement officer for the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Amato said his office was alerted to the situation after a maintenance worker looked through the window of the vacant apartment Dec. 13 and noticed what appeared to be a dead animal. The worker immediately called police, who, in turn, called Amato's office. A MCSPCA investigator found Baby had starved to death and the other two cats were badly malnourished.
Bryan Maraza, 36, left three cats locked inside his apartment after he was evicted from 36 Thousand Oaks Drive in October, Amato said. Two of the cats starved to death, said Amato, who renamed the surviving short-hair domestic Fluffy. On Monday, Maraza pleaded gulity to three counts of animal cruelty, Amato said. Maraza was fined $1,750 plus the $390 cost of examining the two dead cats, Amato said.
An off-duty police officer and his wife went to the Quail Run Community Dog Park in Severn, Maryland at about 6:30 p.m. with their leashed German shepherd. At some point, Bear-Bear came over to the German shepherd to play. When play got a little rough, the police officer told Bear-Bear’s guardian, (Stephen Kurinij), to remove his dog. Before Stephen could react, the officer pulled out a gun, stepped back, and fired into Bear-Bear. The pistol-packing jerk used a Glock 9mm with hollow-point bullets.
Keith Elgin Shepherd
The moron who thinks *safety first* is packing a Glock on a trip to the leash-free dog park. In a bench trial, the judge found him guilty of animal cruelty and he received Probation Before Judgment. Meaning Shepherd cannot appeal his conviction but he has the ability to expunge his record once judgment satisfied. Punishment will be one year probation, 80 hours community service, and a $500 fine plus court costs. The $1000 fine for discharge of his firearm was suspended and only comes into play if he violates his probation. His legal troubles are not over. Bear-bear’s owners have filed a civil suit against him. He moved away from that community and left his rented town home trashed and owing the landlord $9,000.00. The Landlord filed suit and that trial has been scheduled for January 2011.
The Killing of Bear-Bear
Speaking of *excrement*…here is the guy that broke into his
employer’s office looking to steal money and left with the office killing four disabled cats. His employer? An Animal Shelter. Read
the initial story here. Ricky Pierce was sentenced to six years for setting fire to an animal
shelter with another two years tacked on for burglary of the same
building. He was also was ordered to reimburse the animal shelter
$22,659, pay back QBE Insurance Corp. $51,582 and was fined $2,500.
Arson at the Animal Shelter
One of the most unconscionable acts is to deliberately set fire to an animal shelter. On December 20, around 4 PM, fire was discovered at the Southern Pines Animal Shelter of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The fire was contained quickly but not before the adoption office and two others were completely gutted. Four cats perished in the fire. An investigation confirmed that the fire was a result of arson.
Robert Misseri, one of the founding members of Rescue Ink, contacted me directly and asked if I could spread the word about the fire at the Southern Pines Animal Shelter. A bigger blow to the shelter was the arrest of the arsonist. One of their own employees! Ricky Pierce is charged with arson and commercial burglary. The burglary charge stems from the theft of a computer hard drive from one of the kennel buildings. Pierce worked for the shelter for about six months and was well-liked, but the staff stated he was angry at a recent change in his position. That in itself is monstrous and horrifying. Just think of the devastation and lost lives if this fire spread to the kennels where the rest of the animals were located. The staff is heartbroken over the loss of their pets.
Country Music Star Troy Gentry's Canned Hunt Video Released by Animal Rights Group.
The animal rights group Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) finally won a three year lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the release of a videotape of country singer Troy Gentry participating in a canned hunt. In 2004, Troy Gentry, of the band Montgomery Gentry, killed a tame bear named Cubby at the Minnesota Wildlife Connection, in Sandstone, MN owned by Lee Greenly. Greenly used animals on his preserve for wildlife photography. Unfortunately, when Cubby developed dental problems, Greenly decided to sell Cubby to Gentry for $4,650, rather than pay for any additional expenses Cubby’s healthcare would incur. Afterward he turned to the camera and said, “"We'll let him lay there a little bit, make sure he bleeds out good. It has been a long hunt. Had two beautiful days.”
He was fined $15,000 and received
three months of probation. He also had to hand over Cubby’s stuffed body
and the bow he used to kill him. In exchange, charges that he violated
the Lacey Act, which bans possessing or transporting illegally obtained
wildlife, were dropped.
CONKLIN DAIRY FARMS GARY CONKLIN, BILLY JOE GREGG AND HIS CREW WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY!!! BILLY JOE GREGG WAS SENTENCED. NOT ENOUGH TIME IF YOU ASK ME FOR THE CRUELY THESE COWARDS DID.
Billy Joe Gregg, Jr., a worker at Conklin Dairy Farms caught on hidden camera during a Mercy For Animals investigation maliciously abusing cows and calves, pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.
charged worker, Billy Joe Gregg
Gregg was sentenced to eight months in jail, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, and is barred from contact with animals for three years. Gregg must also receive counseling through a program that specializes in treating individuals involved in animal abuse cases. Gregg's arrest and conviction stem from chilling undercover footage recorded during a Mercy For Animals investigation earlier this year at Conklin Dairy Farms in Plain City, Ohio. During a four-week investigation in April and May, MFA's investigator documented farm workers:
Chained dog found dead, frozen to dog house Omaha, NE (US)
Yolanda Y. Glover
An Omaha woman plead guilty Friday morning on charges of felony animal cruelty. Yolanda Glover was scheduled to have started her bench trial before Judge Patrick Mullen, but instead plead guilty to reduced charges of animal abandonment, cruelty and neglect. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for one day already served. That's less than the five years in prison had she been convicted on the original charges.
Nebraska Humane Society officers found Glover's German shepherd "Tramp"
frozen to death and chained to its doghouse on February 1st. A necropsy
revealed it died of starvation and hypothermia. Officials believe the dog had been outside in freezing weather for two weeks without food or water. The German shepherd found frozen to the floor of his dog house. An examination showed the dog named 'Tramp' died of starvation and hypothermia.
"Obviously, the two weeks the dog was outside did not treat him well. Dogs need to be fed, given water and properly sheltered and this dog didn't have any of those resulting in a very grisly death for this animal." Investigators learned of the frozen dog from an anonymous tip on February 1.
This was just senseless !! I wonder what he would have done if it was just the dog and no-one around?
Man Convicted of Killing Neighbor After Dog Urinates on His Lawn
WILL COUNTY, IL —A Will County jury deliberated for about four hours Friday before finding Charles J. Clements guilty of second-degree murder in the slaying of a neighbor whose puppy urinated on the man's manicured front lawn in University Park. Prosecutors say Clements, 69, was sitting on his front steps on May 9, 2010, when Joshua Funches, 23, walked by with his fox terrier dog on a leash. The dog urinated on Clements well manicured lawn. Clements followed after Funches to remind him of the village's ordinance on dogs.
Teen Facing Animal Cruelty, Dog fighting, and Drug Charges.
He tossed his dog, Oreo, off a six-story building breaking her two front legs and ribs. Read the background story HERE. On February 19, 2010, Fabian Henderson was sentenced to 6 months probation and mandatory job training program. He was told that he could not “own” or be in a confined space with any companion animals for a period of 1 year. The Judge altered that part of the sentence, to allow him to visit his mother, who apparently shares her son’s “love” of animals. If he gets arrested again during his probation or if he does not complete the mandatory job program, he is subject to a 2-year prison sentence.
Fabian Henderson was a “no show” for his first sentencing hearing and was taken into custody in early December 2009 and had remained in jail until he was released on February 19th. He was jailed for disrespecting the court, but the punishment for felony animal cruelty is a short probation and a job training program. Nice job there New York City. Fabian Henderson is laughing and thumbing his nose in your direction. The ASPCA never attended a single court appearance on Oreo’s behalf. I guess they figured why should they. After all, they killed her.
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This smirking young man is Tyrik Clarence Cain, 18, of Hampton, VA and he’s now facing the following charges; one count of Animal Cruelty, one count of Organized Dogfighting and Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute.
Investigation into another animal abuse case in which two pitbulls were found in a dumpster led police to Cain. A search warrant turned up 7 chained pitbulls on the 800 blk. of W. Queen Street property. Police said along with injured dogs, they also found dog fighting paraphernalia on the property. “Some of them, not all of them, had injuries,” explained Cpl. Paula Ensley. “There were some of them that had injuries consistent with dog fighting.” According to an affidavit for a search warrant filed at Hampton Circuit Court, the two dead female dogs found in January had been shot in the head and had multiple wounds consistent with dog fighting.
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Firefighter David Santuomo Kills 2 Dogs So He Can Go On Vacation. This Guy Is A Piece Of Work
August 25, 2010
His two dogs put a damper on his cruise plans so instead of boarding them, he shoots them. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail, all but 90 days suspended to be served on weekends over a two year period, $4500 restitution, $150 in fines, 200 hours community service, possess no firearms over the next 5 years, and write a letter of apology to a firefighters magazine and to the local paper, the Columbus Dispatch. This time, he will spend 30 days in jail. In 2007, Santuomo was disciplined for allowing his basic Emergency Medical Technician license to expire. The license is required by the state of Ohio and his union contract. In addition, an internal affairs investigation on the animal cruelty charge found that Santuomo sent a threatening text message to a fellow firefighter because he thought a Columbus police officer had turned him. The message said, “You realize that there is a funeral in CPD’s future.” http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/justice-round-up-82510
Huge Man 6′1″ 530 lbs. Beat Tiny Puppy to Death During Argument with Girlfriend.
Dwayne told his girlfriend that if he couldn’t have the puppy, then
no one would. And to seal the deal, he beat the puppy to death with a
flashlight. Dwayne Johnson pled no contest to animal cruelty and was sentenced to
2 1/2 years in prison with 3 years of extended supervision.
Huge Man Beat Tiny Puppy to Death During Argument with Girlfriend
Yes, we have yet another winner here. This is Dwayne R. Johnson, 34, Madison, WI. This beast and yes, I do mean beast; 6′1″, 530 lbs., decided during an argument with his girlfriend on December 14 over the ownership of a puppy, that if he couldn’t have it, no one would. He then proceeded to beat the tiny 4-6 week old female pitbull puppy to death with a large flashlight.
More than a Dozen Rescued Dogs Stolen, Employee Injured. Brad and Tamarra Josselyn made the whole story up.August 25th, 2010 |
They made quite the impassionate plea to find nine dogs that were
stolen by theft that left their niece, Ashli Thomas, wounded. When
police found out that Ashli made the story up, they took a closer look
at the Cool School for Dogs and seized 22 filthy, neglected, and
starving dogs. Brad and Tammara Josselyn, owners of the Cool School for Dogs entered
Alford pleas on animal neglect charges.
In a plea deal, Ashli Thomas pleaded guilty to filing a false police report and eight counts of animal cruelty. She will serve four years on probation — two supervised and two unsupervised — complete 50 hours of community service, allow the animal control office in her town to make animal welfare checks at her home and pay a total of $75 in fines in addition to court costs. When her sentence is completed, she can have the conviction expunged from her record. There was one unusual requirement for the plea deal, and that was to sit down with Debbie Dobbs, of the Johnson City/Washington County Animal Shelter, and answer truthfully any questions about the missing dogs. The details of the discussion between them was never disclosed, but the 12 dogs are, for the record, still considered missing. Ashli Thomas worked for her aunt and uncle, Tammara and Brad Josselyn, who owned the Cool School for Dogs. They had their own day in court.
Original Story: More than a Dozen Rescued Dogs Stolen, Employee Injured - VIDEO
In a brazen theft on January 19 at about 3:30 am, two men broke into the Cool School for Dogs in Johnson City, TN and stole 12 dogs and slashed an employee.
Abby Toll Taped Puppy to Fridge to Get Back at Boyfriend. She had a temper tantrum at her sentencing.
had quite the tantrum after being convicted of animal cruelty, still
blaming it all on her BF at the time, Bryan Beck. Abby Toll cried when sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of
probation. She was also ordered to perform 200 hours of community
service, pay $771 in restitution, and have no contact with animals while
she is on probation. She is also required to attend classes for
domestic violence, mental health and anger management. She was led out
of the courtroom in handcuffs. She was released early on July 30 2010 for good behavior and for going to classes in jail and staying out of trouble.
Dog Stolen, Tortured, Dragged to Death
Buddy’s Killer Sentenced
Steven Romero was sentenced today to the maximum prison term of three years. Romero was also ordered to pay a $500 fine, and $343.68 in restitution to the owners of Buddy. This makes Romero’s 11th felony conviction. Eleven felony convictions! How many more before he escalates up the food chain to human beings? At the sentencing today, the prosecutor stated that two days before Romero killed Buddy, he had threatened to kill two other dogs. He got into a money dispute with the dog’s owners and told the owner that if she didn’t pay up, he would start by killing her two dogs and then kill her. His threats were laced with profanities.
This was the original story: By Admin - Deanna
On December 30th 2009 a male German shepherd/blue heel mix dog was found dead with a rope around it’s neck and dumped on the Colorado National Monument. It was a crime that shocked the community. The dog, Buddy, had evidently been tied to a vehicle and forced to run then when he could no longer keep up, he was dragged for three miles, suffering, tortured and strangled then tossed like garbage. Tracks in the snowed show the cruel story.
Romero’s sister, Melissa Lockhart, 32, is now facing felony theft
charges for stealing Buddy the day before her brother killed the dog.
Buddy and another dog were taken from the back of a pickup that belonged
to his owners. “She indicated three different stories to me, none of
feasible,” Delta Police Sgt. Brad Lamb said.
Pet dog shot in Toledo Ohio while in a cage !
Lawrence Mick and Adam Collins
They took turns shooting Sarge, Mick’s dog, as he howled in terror while he was in a cage. Lawrence Mick appeared in court on July 20 and pleaded not guilty to
animal cruelty charges. He emphatically stated that it was his friend,
Adam Collins who shot Sarge. And Adam Collins emphatically stated that
it was Lawrence Mick that shot Sarge. Doesn’t surprise me one bit.
Creeps like these two will turn on their friends in a heartbeat. Lawrence Mick has a drug conviction and is prohibited from using a
firearm. He has been charged with a third-degree felony for allegedly
using the weapon. If convicted, he could be sentenced to one to five
years in prison and a $10,000 fine. His other charges are obstructing
official business, discharging a firearm, inducing panic, and cruelty to
animals. These are misdemeanors for which he can be sentenced to no
more than six months in prison and a $1,000 fine for each conviction.
His next court appearance is August 2. Adam Collins already pleaded no contest and was found guilty of cruelty to animals, inducing panic, giving false information to a police officer, and discharging a firearm. He was released on his own recognizance. Lawrence Mick got 60 days in jail
Both Mick and Collins were arraigned this past Monday in Toledo
Municipal Court. Lawrence Mick is charged with cruelty to animals,
discharging a firearm, inducing panic, obstructing official business,
and having weapons after previously being convicted on drug charges. He
is to appear July 19 in Toledo Municipal Court. Adam Collins pleaded no contest and was found guilty of cruelty to
animals, inducing panic, giving false information to a police officer,
and discharging firearms.
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future is uncertain. He started being aggressive at the Lucas County
Dog Pound. Unfortunately, Sarge has demonstrated unprovoked and
unpredictable aggressive behavior. He will not be adopted to the
public. The Humane Society is still evaluating whether he is a candidate
for transfer to a rescue or sanctuary.
Couple kidnaps dog and shoots him. A video captures the kidnapping. Tyson was taken from his home by another shithead and his girlfriend and shot.
Eric Skowron and Alisha Marie King
Dumb and Dumber showed up for their arraignment on July 16 walking a gauntlet of protesters. The two of them lured a sweet, harmless, loveable lug of a dog named Tyson to their home and shot him. They were caught taking him from his yard by a neighbor’s security camera. Both pleaded Not Guilty. Eric Skowron is charged with animal torture, killing or injuring animals, firearms discharge, making a false police report, petty theft, endangering, and criminal trespass. He is also ordered to stay away from Tyson’s owners, and was ordered to relinquish his guns. And that’s not all. Skowron was fired from his job at the Fermi 2 Power Plant. Alisha King faces charges of animal torture, killing or injuring animals, petty theft, and criminal trespass. Their next court date is September 14.
Tyson had his surgery earlier this week. His bad eye was removed and the veterinarian found a small fracture in his nasal bone that he suspects has caused Tyson some nasal discharge problems and a related ear infection. The excised slug will be kept as evidence against Skowron and King.
Tyson was not hit by a car. He was shot twice, once through the eye and once through his chest. Luckly the bullets managed to miss major artery and organs. But two .45 bullets remain lodged in his front right leg. On the same night, the police did get a 911 call regarding a dog. Police say that Eric Skowron (who lives down the street from the Lucks) called 911 the night of the incident to say he had “shot a dog several times that was attacking his dog.” But the responding officers didn’t find any injuries on Skowron’s dog. Eric Skowron shot a dog. And Josh Luck had a bleeding dog that had been shot. And if you didn’t know either dog well you might say that Tyson could have been the threat to Skowron’s dog, putting together what little information you have so far.
Until surveillance video revealed the truth.
Josh Luck’s neighbor has surveillance video around his home. It shows two suspects, a male and female, in Josh’s driveway. The male suspect pets Tyson, then the two pull off in a black car. Moments later, the car comes back, the female suspect gets out of the car, goes into the backyard and steals Tyson. The video shows the female suspect walking the dog and the male suspect driving down the street. Twenty minutes later, Tyson stumbles, limps, then collapses in the front yard. It’s all here on the surveillance video.
Another Dog Tortured, Abused in Elevator, Caught on Video
She kicked the crap out of her little dog in the Grant House elevator. She’s 200 pounds of – I don’t know what – against a 9 pound Pomeranian. Read Deanna’s story here. She plead guilty to disorderly conduct and agreed to complete 12 weeks of anger management classes and 100 hours of community service. As part of her plea, Davis promised she would not own another pet for at least five years. Davis will only serve jail time, a maximum of 15 days, if she violates the terms of her agreement. Disorderly Conduct. Fifteen days. I guess it didn’t help when the prosecutor burst out laughing in court while reading her alleged police statements into the record just this past April. Note to all prosecutors out there. Do not laugh when presenting animal cruelty charges to the court. Judges may not appreciate your version of decorum.http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/another-dog-tortured-abused-in-elevator-caught-on-video-video
Caught on Tape, Man Kicks, Tortures Little Dog In New York Elevator
Defendant/Suspect: Chris Grant
Hey everyone, check out the tough guy as he viciously kicks and tortures his girlfriend’s little 12-lb dog in an elevator at Grant Houses in Morningside Heights. This tough guy is 21-year-old Chris Grant of Manhattan, NY and the little dog is Chuvie-Duvi, his girlfriend’s Pom/Chi mix.
Case Updates: May 12th 2010
A man caught on video violently kicking a small dog pleaded guilty to animal cruelty on Tuesday and was sentenced to three months in jail.
This is why we need tougher laws and the Animal Welfare Act Law passed.
Brooklyn man convicted in vicious attack on puppy; dog died after brutal 'disciplining'. Ramsey only gets 4 months in jail.
"I don't understand why anybody has pets and then does something like this." The 270-pound ironworker waited hours on before bringing the 11-pound calico-colored puppy to a vet. By then, it was too late and the doctor notified animal control officials. Ramsay later admitted to ASPCA Special Agent Richard Ryan that he was "disciplining" the dog and that a second dachshund puppy, named Viola, had died at his hands and was buried in a neighbor's yard, court papers show. He was acquitted of killing Viola but convicted of felony animal cruelty after a bench trial by Justice Michael Gary. "The severity of the injuries he inflicted, the number of blows, the amount of force it took to cause these injuries combined with his admitted brutality and rage speak volumes about his intent," prosecutor Lisa Berk told the judge.
Horse dragged to death behind truck in Sumner,
A horse dragged for several hundred yards on the highway. Authorities say it happened here in central Nebraska. The driver was charged with Cruel Neglect of an Animal.
The Dawson County Sheriff's Department got the call around 11 o'clock on the night of July fourth. The crime spans three counties, as the driver made his way from Sumner to Kearney.
21-year-old Tyler Brockman was on his way home to Kearney, after a night at the rodeo in Sumner. He apparently was unaware that he didn't untie his horse and put him in the trailer before taking off in his pickup.
David Jeffrey, an eyewitness, said, "My 16-year-old daughter and my 11-year-old son had to witness that, but it's also something that we couldn't turn a blind eye to."
Penny Jeffrey, an eyewitness, said, "Dave was driving and he inched out on the highway to get the guy's attention so he would stop and he was flashing his lights and honking his horn. The guy drove by us. He didn't notice."
"The horse was trying to keep up, but he was tied securely to the trailer and as we were behind him, the horse went down and was dragging. It was dark and the horse had shoes on and sparks where flying everywhere and it was horrific. It was just horrific," said Penny. They decided to pass him. "I rolled down the window and was yelling and screaming my loudest at him and he just did not pay any attention to us," added Penny. They managed to edge in front of the truck and forced Brockman to stop.
"He got out of the truck and instead of running to the back of the trailer, he went to the hitch. And that was it. I just lost it. He was out of it. The horse was down and we figured he was dead," said Penny.
The Jeffries then dialed 9-1-1. When Dawson County deputies got there, Brockman was gone. They contacted Buffalo County because they suspected he was intoxicated. Authorities there caught up with him and charged him with D.U.I. That same night, Dawson County deputies cited him with Cruel Neglect of an Animal.
Gary Reiber, Dawson County Sheriff, said, "The animal really has nothing to do. It's just like a child abuse case. The child has no control over the situation whatsoever."
Two days later, authorities found the horse dead on a farm field eight miles north of Funk in Phelps County. Officials say Brockman works for the owner of the property. The Jeffrey family is now waiting for justice.
"I just certainly hope he takes responsibility and admits he screwed up and takes steps to make sure it never happens again," said David.
A Kearney man has been found guilty of felony animal cruelty after police say he dragged a horse behind his trailer last summer. Tyler Brockman, 22, pleaded no contest Friday in Dawson County District Court to one count of felony cruelty to an animal resulting in injury or death. Judge James Doyle ordered Brockman to undergo a pre-sentence investigation to be conducted by the state probation department. Brockman was stopped later that evening in Buffalo County and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. The horse was found dead July 6 on a farm north of Funk in Phelps County.
Amanda Todd pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty in North Carolina Guilford County Superior Court for killing a 4 pound Maltese
Had a great time one night drinking alcohol and using cocaine. Then little Miss Party threw her roommates dog against the wall. The dog’s blood was splattered on the wall and teeth were scattered on the floor. Read the original article HERE. She was sentenced to 18 months probation, 50 hours of community service and must pay $2,581 to cover the cost of the dog’s death. She faces up to eight months in prison should she not abide by the terms of her probation. At the time, little Miss Party worked as a dog groomer, but when the animal cruelty charges were filed, she got fired. She is still working as a dog groomer but now in Connecticut. Superior Court Judge Andy Cromer made this remark when he sentenced Todd: “What you do the rest of your life will make up for this… I hope.” That’s all fine and good Your Honor, but for the rest of us, we’ll just file Amanda Todd with the rest of them in the trash barrel.http://fortheloveofthedogblog.com/news-updates/justice-round-up-31410
Puppy set on fire, left to die Greensboro, NC (US)
Defendant/Suspect: LaShawn Demaro Whitehead
A shocking case of animal cruelty was finally solved in North Carolina and a man was arrested for burning a dog and leaving it to die. That man's mother though said that he didn't mean to do it.
LaShawn Whitehead, 20, confessed Monday to burning the 3-month-old shepherd pit bill mix and leaving it to die in Greenfield Park in Greensboro, N.C. in late August 2009.
Now the puppy, who's been named Susie, is recovering at a foster family's house from her injuries, which include burns covering more than 60 percent of its body, missing ears, teeth, and a broken jaw.
The Greensboro News & Record reported that Whitehead has been charged with felony animal cruelty and burning personal property. He is being held at the Guilford County jail in Greensboro on a $5,000 bond. His first court appearance is set for Tuesday.
The man who beat and set a mixed-breed pit bull puppy on fire last August received six to eight months in prison for the act in court Monday afternoon. Lashawn Whitehead, 21, pleaded guilty to burning personal property and felony animal cruelty. The dog, later named Susie, was found near death in Greenfield Park in south Greensboro by a man walking his dogs on Aug. 20. The dog was covered in maggots, had burns over 60 percent of her body and had a broken jaw and teeth. Whitehead turned himself in and admitted to the crime in November.
Outraged citizens embarked on a statewide campaign to get the sentences toughened. It was fast-tracked through the North Carolina State Senate and the House of Representatives and reclassifies the “malicious abuse, torture or killing” of an animal as a Class H felony. In addition, Susie’s Law also makes it a higher-level felony for intentional starvation of an animal.
On June 24, 2010, with Susie looking on, North Carolina’s Governor Bev Perdue signed Susie’s Law which went into effect December 1, 2010. Now with Susie’s Law, there are serious penalties ahead for animal abusers. The new law will make malicious abuse or torture of animals punishable by up to 10 years behind bars. Even for first time offenders.
No justice for Sire. The puppy punched and killed by Bobby Loggins.
Bobby Loggins, who last summer,
punched his five-month-old American Bulldog 30 times in the face – killing it, has been convicted
of Animal Torture. In Iowa, Animal Torture is an aggravated
misdemeanor that carries a sentence of up to two years in prison. Just
this past Friday, Judge Gary E. Wenell sentenced Bobby Loggins to 365
days in jail but suspended 335 days of that sentence and credited
Loggins for time already served. He only spends 30 days in jail.
Bobby Loggins has been labeled a “habitual offender” by consistently driving while his license was suspended/revoked. Keywords here: Habitual Offender. In addition to jail time, Loggins must pay a $625 fine and $300 to the Iowa Department of Corrections. He will also reimburse the Woodbury County Jail $50 for each day he is incarcerated. Loggins is required to undergo substance abuse counseling and a psychological evaluation. Loggins will be on probation for 18 months upon his release.
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The retired Assistant Fire Chief that was trying to help his neighbors by returning their dog, Karley, to their yard. Johnson’s idea of helping was to beat Karley so severely with a rock she had to be euthanized. Glynn Johnson got:3 Years Formal Probation
90 Days Jail Time to be served on the weekends consecutively
16 Weeks in an Anger Management Program
400 Hours of community service to be performed at the Humane Society or any agency that is dedicated to working with Canines. Glynn Johnson left the courthouse through a gauntlet of obscenities and shouts of “puppy killer”. In fact, Johnson was so popular with his fellow firefighters that they set up a legal fund for the Tools, Karley’s owners.
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Woman Throws a Puppy into Oncoming Traffic
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