Puppy brutally beaten

Owner of puppy brutally beaten may not face charges

The owner of a puppy who was starved and brutally beaten may not face charges. According to Monday’s publication of PennLive, though a veterinarian for the Lancaster SPCA determined that the puppy suffered a brutal beating, and was starved, an email from a county detective indicates that charges won’t be filed.

The puppy, a 14-week-old pit bull mix, did not survive the injuries – a press release from the Lancaster SPCA outlined the multitude of injuries which she suffered, including broken bones, shattered teeth, and paralysis of the back legs, which left her unable to stand and in excruciating pain. The puppy’s injuries were so severe that she was humanely euthanized after her owner surrendered her to the shelter on October 11.

The man who surrendered the grievously injured puppy initially told staff at the shelter that she had been hit by a car…the same man told a different shelter employee that the puppy was injured after falling from a two-story building.

Dr. Mike Descant, the shelter’s veterinarian, carefully examined the puppy’s body and determined that her injuries were not consistent with being struck by a car, or falling from a building. Instead, Dr. Descant determined that her wounds were consistent with being abused. After the puppy was examined, the shelter advised the authorities that this was a clear case of animal cruelty. The allegations of abuse were substantiated by a necropsy performed by Dr. Jason Brooks, a forensic pathologist at Penn State – Dr. Brooks determined that the puppy had suffered beatings over a two-week period of time.

Though the email from earlier this month indicates that there will be no charges in this case,  district attorney spokesman Brett Hambright has stated that the case is still open.

  1. Barkley's Mom
    Barkley's Mom says:

    The case better be “still open” this is absurd, they can’t let this low life get a way with killing this dog! How does someone treat a 14 week old puppy like this in the first place. The POS needs to be jailed!

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  2. Darla
    Darla says:

    This is BS…you have the owner who surrendered the dog and you have the expert (forensic pathologist) weighing in that the dog was abused (broken bones, shattered teeth, and paralysis of the back legs) multiple times over 2 weeks. Charge the POS with animal cruelty. Personally, I would forego charges and beat the crap out of him so that he suffered and died. RIP sweet pup. I’m sorry your death will be in vain.

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  3. Patty
    Patty says:

    UNACCEPTABLE !!!!! IF THIS MONSTER WALKS FREE AFTER THE HEINOUS, BRUTUAL, ABUSE TO THIS POOR PUPPY THE POLICE AND OTHER AUTHORITIES ARE JUST AS DESPICABLE AS THE “LESS THAN HUMAN” MONSTER. Are you going to wait till they turn on other people, if they already aren’t? AND, they will just get another poor innocent animal to torture !!!!!!

    DO YOUR JOB Brett Hambright !!!! NOTHING , NOTHING, NOTHING deserves the abuse this poor puppy endured !!! RIP little one …

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  4. maxiemom
    maxiemom says:

    NO CHARGES???? Well, it’s Pennsylvania, and they really are one of the WORST states as far as taking animal cruelty seriously and punishing the offenders.

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  5. pennysdachshund
    pennysdachshund says:

    SO it appears the AMISH PAY OFF THE DA and the Local Community Father’s of Lancaster !!!! Good JOB out there I hope YOU SLEEP GOOD AT night!!!! How do the HORSE”S, WIVES, and CHILDREN out in Lancaster Do!!!! I suppose there are NOT Horrific ABUSE issues of them Either!!!!! The Color Green is More Important !!! How long can this type of behavior GO on and be bushed aside!!!!

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  6. Roselyne CORNETTE
    Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Tout ces dégénèrés devraient être torturés de la même façon qu’ils l’ont fait à ces pauvres animaux, les laisser crever sans pitié. Ils n’ont pas le droit de vivre, vous n’êtes que des monstres.

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  7. Patricia Hilton Green
    Patricia Hilton Green says:

    This POS need to be beat all to hell the hell with jail !!!! I will beat this son of a bitch me myself and I!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Karen Burgett
    Karen Burgett says:

    I believe in an eye for an eye. One who physically tortures animals will receive the same treatment…only worse. Animals are so innocent and loving, it really breaks my heart that they are so forgiving; especially dogs. I love all species in the animal world and if I had enough money, I would adopt so many of the abused cats, dogs, horses, cattle…..and many more.

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  9. Diane Larrieu
    Diane Larrieu says:

    I suggest the case stay open……the SOB be charged. This type of issue in THAT area is very, very sensitive. We are not mushrooms………we will not be kept in the dark and fed crap. These abusers need to PAY. They need to be made an example of……….you are just asking for a much larger issue to come to fruition should these abusers get a “PASS” all of the time…….people do not want to wait.

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  10. Linda Conrad
    Linda Conrad says:

    Animal abuse is a FELONY a FELONY a FELONY in EVERY STATE!!!!! why isn’t he being arrested?????? Why are the police not doing their job? They need to be sued for not doing their job. This reminds me of how slaves were mistreated while law inforcement looked the other way and now we have the police killing black people every chance they get. The problem with cruelty like this is that it continues and gets worse if no one stops it! The police are hired and paid to inforce the laws! It is against the law to do this to a dog or any animal! The police and their chief should be fired!

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  11. Debbie Stinnett
    Debbie Stinnett says:

    This wasn’t an accident. It was deliberate. What kind of a monster does this to a tiny puppy? One who needs to be in jail and never be allowed around animals again. You can’t ignore this kind of horrific abuse. No decent human being would allow it to go unpunished! Justice!!!

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  12. Shelly R Berchem (Pinks)
    Shelly R Berchem (Pinks) says:

    PLEASE DO NOT DONATE TO THE LANCASTER SPCA AND IF I LIVED IN THAT AREA I WOULD NOT RE-ELECT THE OFFICIALS THAT ARE NOT PROSECUTING THIS EVIL BASTARD.

    THIS IS BEYOND BELIEF… STARVED AND BEAT FOR TWO WEEKS. LOOKS LIKE THIS PUPPY WAS STARVED FOR LONGER THEN TWO WEEKS more like MONTHS!

    IM SO DAMN ANGRY OVER THIS, WHO EVER DID THIS NEEDS TO BE LOCKED AWAY AND STARVED TO SKIN AND BONES JUST LIKE THE LOW LIFE EVIL BASTARDS DID TO THIS POOR SOUL. AND THEN BEAT THAT PIECE OF SHIT WITH A BAT FOR TWO WEEKS STRAIGHT.

    What really pisses me off, if this EVIL DEMONIC MONSTER is thrown in jail… THAT EVIL BASTARD WILL BE FED AND NO ONE BEATING HIM! That is NOT ACCEPTABLE… THAT IS NOT JUTICE!

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  13. Hank Maglio
    Hank Maglio says:

    put that detective in prison,,,must be friends with that owner,,,,and the state da, ag, judge for not enforcing federal animal abuse laws,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,4 new sections since January 2016,,,,,,,,,,,,,,$10,000.00 fines………..10 years in prison……….AMERICAS

    The FBI Now Considers Animal Abuse a Class A Felony
    By VICE News

    January 7, 2016 | 2:55 pm
    In a move seen as a big win for animal rights activists, the FBI has added animal cruelty to its list of Class A felonies, alongside homicide and arson.

    Cases of animal cruelty fall into four categories — neglect; intentional abuse and torture; organized abuse, such as cock and dog fighting; and sexual abuse of animals — and the agency is now monitoring them as it does other serious crimes. Starting January 1, data is being entered into the National Incident-Based Reporting System or NIBRS, the public database the FBI uses to keep a record of national crimes.

    The FBI’s decision will not only be a way to stop cases of animal abuse but also can help to identify people who might commit violent acts, according to the Christian Science Monitor. Psychological studies show that nearly 70 percent of violent criminals began by abusing animals, and keeping statistics on such cases can help law enforcement track down high-risk demographics and areas.

    “Regardless of whether people care about how animals are treated, people – like legislators and judges – care about humans, and they can’t deny the data,” Natasha Dolezal, director of the animal law program in the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark College, in Portland, Oregon, told the Associated Press.

    Animal abuse is already a felony in 13 states and in Washington, DC., but it had been previously classified with other miscellaneous crimes, making it impossible to get a handle on the patterns of animal-abuse crimes.

    The move to begin tracking cases of animal abuse is a “huge policy shift and significant step forward,” Scott Heiser, a lawyer with the Animal Defense League, told the Washington Post.

    The FBI announced the change in 2014 but only began collecting data as of this month. The information will be publicly available in the coming year, the FBI said.

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  14. Joanne Picca
    Joanne Picca says:

    Heartbreaking, Horrific, Despicable!!! This precious puppy suffered agonizing pain, torture, horrific abuse and profound betrayal! Please give this little helpless puppy deserved justice and prosecute those cruel evil monsters to the maximum extent! Those heartless evil monsters are extremely dangerous! Angel Puppy, I am so sorry humanity failed you. We must be the voice for this helpless baby that suffered excruciating pain, neglect, and horrific abuse! Animals are created from God and feel pain and have emotions. Those disgusting abusive murderers must be severely punished! Precious Angel Puppy, Rest in Sweet Heavenly Peace, you are now safe in the tender loving care of Jesus. Angel Puppy, I am praying for your deserved justice and those heartless evil scumbags are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law! Angel Puppy, you are loved and you will not be forgotten. 💜🐕💜

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