Owner broke ribs and fractured puppy’s spine in despicable animal abuse

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A Wood County, West Virginia woman is now facing criminal charges relating to the egregious abuse of a seven-week-old puppy now named Trotter (previously named Casper). Tammara Briggs, 28, of Mineral Wells, was arrested on Monday by Wood County sheriff’s deputies and charged with animal cruelty.  tammara-briggs-photo

According to the NewsCenter, an acquaintance of the owner reached out to authorities about the condition of the tiny, white pit bull puppy stating the owner broke ribs and fractured the puppy’s spine. Michelle Earl, executive director for the Humane Society of Parkersburg, was devastated when she saw what had happened. Doctors say they don’t think Trotter will ever fully recover or walk again. The x-ray and MRI shows the puppy has a fractured spine. At this time, the adorable little pooch has no bowel or bladder control either.tammara-briggs

“We plan to be very involved with the prosecution of this,” Earl stated. “To take care of Casper and see how helpless he is now because of somebody inflicting trauma to him is just senseless, and we want people to know that we’re not going to tolerate it. We are going to press charges and we are going to try to execute to the fullest extent to the law the punishment that we can give to people.”

Trotter (Casper) is now in the care of the Maryland rescue group Pitties and Purrs. On the organization’s  Facebook page, they have promised to do their best to help the innocent pooch stating:

“Some stories just rip your heart out. Trotter is a 7-wk old puppy whose owner is charged with beating him so badly, his ribs & spine were broken. There’s question whether he will ever walk again, but Pitties and Purrs is committed to getting him the medical care he needs. Any help you can give this sweet little guy would be greatly appreciated.”

Briggs has been released on a $4,000 bond. A second pit bull was removed from the residence and has been taken to the Humane Society of Parkersburg. Donations to help Trotter can be made by clicking here.

Photos for owner broke ribs  via NewsCenter and Facebook Pitties and Purrs)

Check out Trotter’s video. He so wants to be a normal puppy.

35 replies
  1. Patricia Green says:

    She needs her ass beat all to hell giving her a fine or putting her in jail will not stop this from happening again he is pure evil…. getting her off the face of the earth is best … kill this mother fucker period….

  2. pennysdachshund says:

    I sincerely HOPDE MS. Michelle Earl of the Parkersburg Humane Society , DOES FOLLOW THRU with the to Proscute to the fullest extent of the LAW under the NEW FEDERAL LAWS about ANIMAL ABUSE … SHE NEEDS SERIOUS PRISON TIME!!! &weeks old .. to watch his happy little body dragging across the grass to get attention IS SIMPLY GUT RETCHING!!!!

  3. connie insley says:

    How can you look at this beautiful face who looks for nothing but your love and hurt him. I try to be a faithful christian but when I see this I just want to hurt her like she hurt this beautiful baby. Just remember dog spelled backwards is GOD.

  4. maxiemom says:

    You filthy, evil GD b***h!!!! Someone needs to take you out and beat you are in the exact same shape as you’ve left your innocent victim. Being the kind of foul POS coward you are, you won’t make the effort to recover the way this sweet little angel will. God willing, you will remain on this earth for as short a time as possible.

  5. Star Shelley says:

    This is sad , what this idiot did to this adorable puppy, karma lady, I hope you pay the price, I hate to think what you would do to a baby.

  6. susispot says:

    What an adorable pup. He just wants to be a puppy and play. I hope they can get him on some wheels quickly. Good luck little one. You have so many pulling for you.

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  8. Star Shelley says:

    I wish I could meet up with bitch and beat her up, to see how she likes it. She looksaid like an evil irresponsible low life bitch.. so mad.

  9. Sharon McGuire says:

    How was this cruelty accomplished ? It must have been a major act to cause this extensive damage ???????? This poor Angel never deserved this !!!! So Sorry Angel ????❣️

  10. Theresa Gosch says:

    If you look her up on FaceBook, she has the puppies pics up on her page like she is caring and compassionate owner. If she put in the amount of time caring about the puppy that she did making Fish Lips on EVERY photo, then maybe the puppy would be walking today.!! Please Share this story!!

  11. Me' says:

    Omg poor Trotter. I hope he lives out a great life. I can get him a free hookup for wheels, for free. As far as both of these miscreants, Beat the shit out of both of them leaving the paralyzed and no welfare benefits. Or Kill them


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