Couple arrested for leaving dog outside in the cold

Couple arrested for leaving dog to suffering outdoors in the cold

In the midst of a cold snap in Connecticut, a couple made the poor decision to leave their dog outdoors to suffer in the frigid conditions. According to My Record Journal, the decision resulted in the arrest of 31-year-old Salesse Pearsall, and 44-year-0ld Benjamin Pearsall of Meriden.

This is not the first time the couple has opted to leave their dog outside in the cold – in November 2016, and again in November 2017, neighbors contacted animal control with concerns for the welfare of the couple’s dog. On the most recent visit by the authorities, the dog was found “shivering and dirty” outside, with no access to shelter or water.

The dog was seized and taken to a veterinarian for care – according to the publication, the bulldog was suffering from a variety of maladies. The couple responsible for leaving the dog outside in the cold is facing two counts of animal cruelty (each), and Saleese Pearsall has been cited for first-degree unlawful tether and failure to license a dog.

Both are currently free on bond.

(Booking photos via screenshot My Record Journal)

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18 replies
  1. Marni says:

    well, Hallelujah! the authorities are finally doing something to help this animal. It only took a year. Hmmm.. I wonder what it would take to make them do something sooner? I also think this couple must not ever be allowed to have animals and the judge should make them freeze outside for a while.

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  2. Adrienne says:

    Leave this couple outside overnight with just a sweater and see how they feel. How many think they would still leave their dog out. Hope the dog was removed from these monsters.
    They should be in jail not out on bond.

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  3. slv says:

    I hope the judge never allows these two nitwits to ever own another animal. They don’t deserve the privilege Someone needs to tether their dumb asses out side in the freezing cold. Idiots!

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  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    It sounds like the dog should have been taken away the first time these two were turned in! It’s apparent they learned nothing from their first two visits! I hope this time they pay for what they have done!

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  5. Barbara Cordon says:

    Good i hope they get the max penalty possible which still will not be enough for What they made the poor dog go through. Good job for the neighbors for getting involved and calling authorities. If everyone gets involved and steps up we can stop animal abuse or at least prosecute the sub humans who do it

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    • Janie L. says:

      Amen to that. We all need to step up when we see any kind of animal abuse and do whatever it takes to stop it and hold abusers accountable.

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  6. pennysdachshunds says:

    ONLY ONE QUESTION.. WHY IN THE HELL DID THERE HAVE TO BE A THIRD TIME ???? These are moronic animals abusers ::::NO different than a pedophile !!! They will continue to do this until the poor neglected dog is frozen to death…..

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  7. Nancy Raymond says:

    Salesse and Benjamin Pearsall have proven beyond a doubt they are incapable, irresponsible and brain dead when it comes to animal care. This is not the first time they have treated a dog so cruelly while their two fat butts sat in a warm house. If the judge in Connecticut has ANY sense he will put both of them in jail and make them pay for ALL of the medical treatment this poor dog endured because of their cruel actions.

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  8. Janie L. says:

    These two losers need to be left outside overnight in 10 degree weather wearing just shorts and a tee shirt with no shelter, water, food or anything that would provide comfort. Maybe then they would understand how the poor dog feels. I hope they don’t get the dog back and I hope they go to jail and are banned from having any animals in future.

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  9. PAMELA D says:

    THESE LAWS NEED TO BE HARSHER FOR ANIMAL ABUSERS. “EYE FOR AN EYE” THE SAME SHIT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO THE ABUSER BUT WORSE THEN BLOW THE BASTARDS UP SO THEY CAN’T WALK THIS EARTH ANYMORE. ABUSERS SEEM TO GET A LOT OF CHANCES. ISN’T THE FIRST TIME ENOUGH. THESE UGLY ASS WORTHLESS BASTARDS NEED TO HAVE THEIR ASS DUMPED IN THE FREEZING COLD NAKED TILL THEY ARE FROZEN THEN THROW THEIR POS BODIES ON THE TRACKS SO A TRAIN CAN RUN THEM OVER. MY TOLERANCE FOR ABUSERS ARE ZERO SINCE THEY ARE SCUMBAG USELESS COWARDS. ALL I WANT IS FOR ME TO TORTURE THE SHIT OUT OF THEM WOULD BE MY SATISFACTION.

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