Dog choked to death trying to reach shelter from the sun

Suffering dog choked to death while trying to reach shade on hot day

A 23-year-old man in Great Falls, South Carolina, has been arrested after his dog choked to death while trying to reach the shade on a scorching hot day in July. According to Sunday’s publication of the Island Packet, a pit bull, secured by a heavy chain in his owner’s yard, was so desperate to reach some type of shelter from the blistering sun, that he choked to death.

His owner, identified as Keon Torrance Gladden, is facing a charge of ill treatment of animals for the July 10 incident. Officers who responded to the residence found the dog bloated and covered in flies and maggots – two empty dishes were nearby, as was a bush, which the dog was apparently trying to reach. One of the dishes was “dry and dusty,” indicating that the dog tethered out on the 90-plus degree day did not have any access to water.

One of the dishes was “dry and dusty,” indicating that the dog tethered out on the 90-plus degree day did not have any access to water. The dog had a dog house in the yard – but the chain that he was tethered to did not reach the shelter.

Amazingly, this isn’t the first report of a dog dying after being left to suffering in the heat – recently, two dogs in Toledo, Ohio, died outside in their yards. The dogs had no access to shelter – no way to escape the intense heat of the summer sun.

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23 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    OMG: RIP poor furbaby. Sorry you were failed in every way possible by this POS so-called human……

    What a disgusting POS……. He deserves the death penalty for his cruelty……

    Hope he is locked up forever with animal lovers who can give him “special attention”…….and punish him in ways the legal system cannot……

    Hope the rest of his useless life is filled with pain and suffering. Execution would improve our planet since this POS is a waste of resources……

    Hope he dies in prison, in pain, terrified and alone AND goes straight to Hell to burn forever for his cruelty…….

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  2. Pamela D'Angio says:

    ALL THESE POS WHO LEAVE THEIR ANIMALS IN SCORCHING WEATHER IN THE HOT SUN WITHOUT SHADE AND NO WATER I WISH YOUR MOTHER DID THAT SHIT TO YOU WHEN YOU WERE A BABY USELESS SCUMBAG. I JUST WANT TO BEAT THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THESE ABUSERS.

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  3. Julie Enos says:

    That’s ridiculous who ties a dog outside without water and food and acess to shelter
    On these hot days no animal should be outside longer than time to go potty. Your a killer. You don’t deserve to have anything that needs takem care of . You Killer

    RIP PUPPY. So sorry you got a shitty pet parent. Not all of us are like that. Have fun and run free in Rainbow heaven. They saw you were being abused. So they took you to heave. Enjoy your self puppy.

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  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    What is a charge of “ill treatment of animals”? I call this blatant abuse! This fool needs to be punished severely and spend a few years in jail! He killed this dog, and let him suffer a terrible death, then let him lie there dead! Keon Torrance Gladden is too disgusting to be called “human”!

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  5. Sherry says:

    This negligent fool puts out empty dusty food and drink bowls that are too far away for the dog to reach. He puts a house out there, again, he chains the dog so it is unable to reach it. This is just torture. Hope he goes to jail and receives the same mercy he showed his animal. Mankind failed another pit bull. sorry.

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  6. Marsha Flynn Squibb says:

    You fckn asshole..
    How could you????You should be put outside with no water or shade….I’d LOVE to see you try to drag yourself to shade!!! You’d get no help from me!!!!!! Your a useless POS!!!!!

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  7. Adrienne says:

    What he did to this dog must be done to him in the exact same conditions. If he survives, throw him in jail where the other inmates will enjoy him.

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  8. Debbie says:

    Lock his sorry ass up!! Sick of people using stupid for a valid excuse. Dear prosecutor or judge. Would you like to die that way???? Well, that poor dog didn’t have a choice or voice. YOU DO!!! MAKE THIS KIND OF ABUSE WORTHY OF SOME JUSTICE AND JUST POSSIBLY HELP CURB SOME OF IT!!!!!!

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  9. Kathleen Drude says:

    This thing must be sent to jail for what he caused this dog to go thru! It’s beyond me how humans can do this to any animal!

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  10. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    Stick that fat rat BASTARD on a chain in the blistering heat and leave his fat ass there!!!!! RIP Poor Baby!!!

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  11. Pamela Bolton says:

    This POS needs staked out in the sun ☀️ like he did the dog ???? and left there No remorse for this sub human.

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  12. Lizzie says:

    The owner is either mentally ill , suffering from a very low IQ, an addict or a sadist. When will the laws change requiring the answer to be uncovered? Society will be better off .

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  13. Red says:

    Tie this useless waste of skin up outside, in the sun, no shade, no water and on asphalt!! Remove his shoes first!

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  14. Cynthia Como says:

    My heartache and tears are keeping me from saying a single word about this unimanageable act of cruelty!

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