Body of starved and abused dog removed from apartment

Body of starved and abused dog removed from Virginia residence

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The body of a dog, who was allegedly starved and beaten by his owners, was removed from a residence in Swanton, Virginia, on Thursday. According to WCAX News, the pit bull mix,  named Roscoe, was allegedly abused and neglected by 26-year-old Kevin Cosgrove and 24-year-old Brittany Weston – the pair are said to be “on the run” from authorities.

Roscoe was subjected to more than just cruel neglect – after being locked away for weeks in a bedroom of the couple’s residence, without access to food, the skeletal dog was bludgeoned in the head. It was the beating which actually claimed his life.

Residents in the area, devastated by Roscoe’s sorrowful situation, raised funds to have him cremated, but those funds will be donated to an area animal shelter instead because a funeral home volunteered to cremate Roscoe for free. John Workman, the owner of AW Rich Funeral Home and Island Memorial Pet Loss Services, explained to WCAX News, “To me, our pets are our family. They are our babies that never grow up. And Roscoe didn’t get the attention he deserved in life. And he’s certainly going to get the attention he deserves in his passing.”

Cosgrove and Weston are facing animal felony animal cruelty charges.

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20 replies
  1. Kathy says:

    I hope they find his fat ass and throw him jail with no access to food or water! His cellmate should be “Bubba” who’s been notified about why his fat ass is locked up and let him be taken care of that way! His girlfriend probably looks just like him; well fed while they starved poor Roscoe! People like that make me sick! Rest in peace Roscoe!

    • SueBiss says:

      Doesn’t it amaze you how this fat POS could eat and eat, but not enough to think to feed his dog?! You can see he hasn’t miss a meal for a longgg time!

  2. pamela bolton says:

    They both need introduced to a firing squad. Sub-humans like that don’t deserve to breath clean air nor take up space.

    • Nancy Raymond says:

      I agree 100% – I would volunteer to be in line w/the firing squad – these two maggots deserve NO MERCY!

  3. Nadya Rossi says:

    Find them, charge them and put them in the free hotel for as long as possible, at hard labor. Lifetime ban on owning or caring for animals.

  4. Red says:

    Find these two WORTHLESS, USELESS, EXCUSES of humans. They do not deserve to be free, they do not deserve ANYTHING except karma locating them and making them STARVE, day in and day out. Then, someone knock them in the head!

  5. Darla G says:

    I’m crying buckets of tears for Roscoe. RIP sweet baby. You weren’t loved during your life; you are loved by many now who never knew you. I hope Cosgrove and Weston rot in Hell – after they suffer for weeks and months the way their dog did.

    Thank you to AW Rich Funeral Home and Island Memorial Pet Loss Services for donating your services to cremate Roscoe.

  6. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    I hope you find those low life Bastards and throw them straight into Prison. Even that is too god for what they did to poor Roscoe. Thank you for giving him an honorable burial.

  7. Star Shelley says:

    RIP Roscoe, sorry these pathetic low life owners call human fail you on this earth. You are in a much better place where you will be love and care for. I wish this low responsible creeps, a life of no peace in their black cold heart, mind and soul with nightmares for the rest of their lifes.

  8. PAMELA D says:

    These two ugly ass low life POS need to be beaten and starved for what they did to this dog. I wish I can get a hold of these two punk ass cowards. Sick fucked up punks is all I can say and hope they rot and die.

  9. PAMELA D says:

    I hope you rot you ugly low life coward POS for what this dog went through. I wish assholes like this would have suffered the paid and agony when they were a baby like this dog did and this goes to all abusers.

  10. Helen says:

    Forget the justice system just find the dirtbags and blow their heads off. RIP sweet pup, you deserved so much more, you’re free and safe now.


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