Woman accused of nearly starving dog to death

Woman claims pet-sitter nearly starved dog to death

According to Monday’s publication of the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) a woman has turned to social media with a heartbreaking story of alleged neglect at the hands of a pet-sitter. Justine Stinnett has utilized Facebook and Instagram  to report the condition of a dog named “Lucky,” who appears to have been nearly starved to death.

According to Stinnett the dog was being cared for by a woman named Ashley Marie Davis. Stinnett claims that Davis was fostering the dog, but then moved away and left Lucky to die. On a YouCaring account which has been set up, the details of the alleged neglect are recounted.

The YouCaring Fundraiser explains:

She moved away and left him to die without contacting me to let me know. After missing his vet appointment I grew very concerned and suspicious. Nothing she said added up. When I was finally able to get him back I was in shock. After only a few weeks in her care he was almost dead. Skin and bones.

The skin and bones dog has been taken to a veterinarian for care, but he is apparently not doing well. Late Sunday, Stinnett posted an update to her Facebook page:

Ashley, wherever you are… I want you to know that I just received a call from the vet saying that Lucky may be going into heart failure. You had him for a month a 4 days. I trusted you… we all trusted you. You took a young, healthy, beautiful dog, and you broke him. You tortured him along with an older blind dog. They were defenseless. If you didn’t want them anymore all you had to do was say so. One call and I would have been there. Lucky and Simpson may not have a voice.

According to Stinnett, and investigation into this horrible situation is underway.

42 replies
    • Nicole says:

      She had to starve this baby from the day she got him I think charges should be filed on her and him both and they should get the max and I seen his coat stained with piss I’m sure he was locked in the crate 24 7 sad thing is she shouldn’t be considered a human poor baby I’m so glad u got to him in time

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  1. pennysdachshund says:

    Well myself I find this sort of strange!!! Why was she having someone else care for the dogs 24X7 to begin with!!! Also was she so far away she could not go and check on them!!! STRANGE INDEED!!! Is she trying to hide something too!!

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    • Darla says:

      What we’re being told doesn’t make sense to me either. Hopefully, more facts will be uncovered during the investigation. I hope the dogs survive but it doesn’t sound good for Lucky.

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    • forthelove says:

      she was fostering. seach facebook for ashley marie davis and get the full story including messages instead of making baseless assumptions

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    • Diane Bolten says:

      Ashley was a foster,,, Justine is in animal rescue,,, rescues need fosters! Ashley did this to 2 dogs!! She has something to hide not Justine….. SMH

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      • TRUE DOG LOVER says:

        JUSTINE STINNETT IS AN EVIL WOMAN. SHE IS A LIAR AND A DOG THIEF SHE HAS OUTRIGHT STOLEN PUPPIES JUST TO BRING ATTENTION TO HER SO CALLED PET ADOPTIONS IN HIRAM GA, AT PETSMART , SHES A USER AND SCAM ARTIST. I BELIEVE JUSTINE STINNETT IS A CRIMINAL AND SHOULD HAVE TO FACE THE MUSIC FOR WHAT SHE DID TO LUCKY, SHE USED THIS POOR DOG AS A SICK PUBLICITY STUNT AND WENT AND CREATED A PITY PARTY FOR HERSELF IN ORDER TO COLLECT OVER $10,000 FOR ONE HUNGRY DOG??? SHES A LIAR AND THIS MAKES ME SICK, JUSTINNE STINNETT SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS DISGUSTING STUNT SHE PULLED. SHE FOUND THIS “FOSTER” SHE DROPPED THE DOG OFF TO ITS DEATH, SHE SHOULD PAY. NO BODY IN THIER RIGHT MIND .WOULD HAVE THAT BAD OF A JUDGMENT CALL TO PUT A DOG IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS. THIS WOMAN IS STILL PLACING DOGS IN FOSTER HOMES, SHE SHOULD BE BANNED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE IN HOW TO CARE FOR AND PLACE A DOGS IN A FOSTER HOME AND FIND PROPER ADOPTERS THAT LOVE THIER DOGS .LISA FLEMMING YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED YOU ARE ALLOWING JUSTINE STINNET TO PLACE YOUR DOGS FOR YOUR RESCUE TO THIS DAY, DOES THIS NOT CONCERN YOU WHAT SHE DID TO LUCKY.

    • Barkley's Mom says:

      It sounds like may be this woman was a foster, taking care of the dogs. The Atlanta Journal story says Justine Stinnett is a local pet rescue advocate. Anyway you look at it, someone should have been watching Ashley Marie Davis closer, she needs to go to jail for what she has done! Prayers for Lucky and Simpson this is just horrible!

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      • pennysdachshund says:

        Thanks ; I think there is something a little off about each of them!!! The poor dogs were the one who suffered the more than like ultimate price… this is just over the top.

    • Aurora says:

      The girl was fostering to adopt. This is not portraying the whole story. She wanted to adopt the dog. Had some good references. So she trusted her. She tried making contact several times. The girl sent her false pics of vet care and the lady got suspicious and finally went to get the dog to find out she moved. It’s sad but rescue people do their very best to find suitable homes for the dogs and unfortunately people like this lady comes along and has not only conned the rescue but also the ones that vouched for her.

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      • Zakiya says:

        This correct. I’ve seen the text message exchange. Ashley Marie Davis made every attempt to deceive Justine. Justine did everything in her power to get that poor baby back. She had fake references and everything.

      • Tammy says:

        I recently planned to adopt a puppy from Justine and I can tell you… she is a deeply caring soul!!! I know she must have been seriously dupped, as Justine wouldn’t part with an animal, unless there was evidence of a good home. Since the incident, in which I had no clue about until today, she’s extra careful!!!. Animal abusers need to be locked up!!!! But if the sitter had done this to my Avi… I tell you, only God could protect her from me!

    • Amy says:

      If you would read up on some things then you would know she was fostering the dog. He was in rescue! So she did follow up through text messages and was told he was doing fine. I would finish the story but if you want to know then you need to read and figure it out.

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    • Paula Koala Jones says:

      There are a lot of people who have someone foster dogs while they are moving from state to state, or are in the military and don’t want there dog to go to a kennel the entire time they are gone. that could take weeks/months. makes a lot of sense to me.

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    • TRUE DOG LOVER says:

      YES, JUSTINE STINNETT IS AN EVIL WOMAN. SHE IS A LIAR AND A DOG THIEF SHE HAS OUTRIGHT STOLEN PUPPIES JUST TO BRING ATTENTION TO HER SO CALLED PET ADOPTIONS IN HIRAM GA, AT PETSMART , SHES A USER AND SCAM ARTIST. I BELIEVE JUSTINE STINNETT IS A CRIMINAL AND SHOULD HAVE TO FACE THE MUSIC FOR WHAT SHE DID TO LUCKY, SHE USED THIS POOR DOG AS A SICK PUBLICITY STUNT AND WENT AND CREATED A PITY PARTY FOR HERSELF IN ORDER TO COLLECT OVER $10,000 FOR ONE HUNGRY DOG??? SHES A LIAR AND THIS MAKES ME SICK, JUSTINNE STINNETT SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS DISGUSTING STUNT SHE PULLED. SHE FOUND THIS “FOSTER” SHE DROPPED THE DOG OFF TO ITS DEATH, SHE SHOULD PAY. NO BODY IN THIER RIGHT MIND .WOULD HAVE THAT BAD OF A JUDGMENT CALL TO PUT A DOG IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS. THIS WOMAN IS STILL PLACING DOGS IN FOSTER HOMES, SHE SHOULD BE BANNED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE IN HOW TO CARE FOR AND PLACE A DOGS IN A FOSTER HOME AND FIND PROPER ADOPTERS THAT LOVE THIER DOGS .LISA FLEMMING YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED YOU ARE ALLOWING JUSTINE STINNET TO PLACE YOUR DOGS FOR YOUR RESCUE TO THIS DAY, DOES THIS NOT CONCERN YOU WHAT SHE DID TO LUCKY.

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  2. Zakiya says:

    Her name is Ashley Marie Davis. This is not the first time she did this either. There are over 4 cases so far and another dog she was in care of is currently missing. What I was told as of a few hours ago was that she attempted suicide, or threatened to do so, due to the online backlash and is in the hospital under a 72 hour hold.

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  3. Cheri eberwein says:

    I’ve said before I don’t understand why ashley starved poor lucky and other dogs. What do u get out of it, feeling of superiority like a god complex? How on earth could she stand looking at that poor skinny dog, u can count every rib and vertebrae. This did not happen overnight. This brings tears to my eyes. She needs to go to jail and be dependent on others for food, blankets, meds, other monster bitches trying to hurt u. In jail SHE will be the one locked in a cage. U monster bitch!

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  4. Beth Stultz, Pet Sitters International says:

    Unfortunate situations such as these offer an important reminder to always use the services of professional pet sitters and dog walkers–simply finding someone that “loves pets” or even someone on an online pet-sitter directory doesn’t guarantee professionalism or reliability. Because the term “pet sitter” is often used so loosely, many pet parents (who want the best care) may simply not realize that there are many trustworthy professional pet-care options available (and they just need to know what to look for.)

    Pet Sitters International (petsit.com) recommends that pet owners ask seven important questions when selecting any pet sitter or dog walker:

    1. Does the pet sitter have the proper business license for your city or state (if required)?

    2. Is the pet sitter insured and bonded?

    3. Can the pet sitter provide proof of clear criminal history?

    4. Does the pet sitter provide client references?

    5. Will the pet sitter use a pet-sitting services agreement or contract?

    6. Is the pet sitter a Certified Professional Pet Sitter™ and/or has he or she participated in pet-care training, such as pet first aid?

    7. Is the pet sitter a member of a professional and educational association, such as Pet Sitters International?

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  5. TUG says:

    I THINK WE ARE NOT HEARING THE ENTIRE STORY, SHAME ON BOTH WOMEN. HOWEVER I BELIEVE JUSTINE SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS SITUATION AS WELL AS ASHLEY. SEEMS LIKE THERE WAS A SCAM GOING ON POOR DOG AND I FEEL BAD FOR ASHLEY ALL THIS HATE PUPLICITY HAS MADE HER END UP IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER ATTEMPTING SUICIDE, A HUMANS LIFE SHOULD NEVER BECOME MORE VALUABLE THAN THAT OF A DOG, MAKE THAT 2 HUMANS ASHLEY WAS PREGNANT. WHY WAS DOG FOOD NOT PROVIDED FROM THE RESCUE WHY DID IT COME TO THIS EXTENT AND WHY IS A RESCUE HAVING A PREGNANT LADY CARE FOR 2 LARGE DOGS.

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