Homeless woman choked and beat puppy

Homeless woman fatally beat puppy who belonged to woman that offered her help

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A homeless woman, who had been living in a tent, repaid the kindness shown to her by a woman in Herrin, Illinois, by bashing in the skull of the good Samaritan’s puppy and causing his death. According to the Belleville News Democrat, 39-year-old Sandra Cain is now facing a class 4 felony of cruelty to animals.

The homeless woman’s outrageous crime

Cain and her husband had been living in a tent on public property when Jessica Messina offered to let the couple put their tent in her backyard, and use the facilities at her home. Messina later asked Cain to leave after finding the woman rifling through her roommate’s belongings. Shortly thereafter, the woman allegedly choked Messina’s black and white puppy named Rascal, and then smashed the puppy’s skull with a brick.

Senseless and cruel

Cain’s act of violence to the seven-month-old puppy is senseless and cruel. Herrin Police Deputy Chief Warren Blake called the act “horrendous.” The police gave Cain the strongest charge that they could – she is currently behind bars.

(Screenshot of accused puppy killer and Rascal via Belleville News-Democrat)

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20 replies
    • Sue says:

      This crime, and many, many others involving cruelty, torture, and killing of animals, happen(ed) in this country. Little bit of “man in the mirror.”

  1. Marni Montanez says:

    Because of this monster, people will hesitate before helping those out there with hearts and wouldn’t do something so evil.

  2. Gizmos Mommy says:

    Sounds like the maggot skank slut is a professional bum. These maggots prey on society. We’re supposed to feel sorry for them and have compassion because after all they’re homeless. The problem – they CHOSE the lifestyle! They brag about where they can go to make so much money begging and get people to feel sorry for them. I for one don’t feel sorry for them. They are nothing but refuse and should be rounded up and put on a barge and take it out to the middle of the ocean and dumped. They make it bad for the genuinely homeless people who just want a helping hand and are not cruel or abusive.

    • Ann Dolak says:

      Agree!Theres always some bad apples in every barrel!Unfortunately most are also mentally unstable & DANDEROUS!professional HUSTLERS! !

  3. Jan Barnes says:

    Hope and pray the F …. bitch is dragged and beaten all the way to her “very special place” in HELL!

    God bless you, little angel dog and Messina! So sorry for this tragic loss!

  4. maxiemom says:

    This is absolutely senseless! There are so many times people help those in need and they’re grateful, then you get this….

    Rascal looks a lot like one of my dogs that we had to put to sleep several years ago. God help me, if someone wanted to use a brick on her, I’d probably help. Look at her face: she is EVIL. Anyone who could do this to a puppy, and to someone who tried to help them under these circumstances, is evil. Don’t ever let her out of that cage!

  5. Bunny Peters says:

    Leave this useless, nasty POS cunt in jail & lose the keys……

    She will soon graduate to humans….. she doesn’t deserve to live (if Rascal had been my puppy, this POS cunt would have been in the morgue & I would be in jail)…..

    RIP Rascal. You didn’t deserve to be murdered…… please look for MacKitty in Heaven….. you will be welcome to join his group of snuggle buddies…….. so sorry that you were failed so horribly by humans……..

    That POS cunt who murdered you will burn in Hell forever for her cruelty……. let’s hope she gets there ASAP after suffering a terrible death in pain, alone, afraid and unloved…….

  6. Adrienne says:

    As much as I applaud the woman for offer this homeless couple a place to pitch their tent and use their facilities, you have to step back from the situation and realize that you know nothing about this woman other than when you see her outside. Letting someone use the inside of your home is asking for trouble and that is exactly what the poor woman got. Her poor little puppy is gone thanks to her good deed and this obviously crazy homeless woman has killed a defenseless puppy, by choking then crushing the poor babies skull with a brick. Anyone who could even contemplate that needs to be in a psych ward. Unfortunately there are not enough facilities to put all these crazies away and even though homeless, they should still have respect for someones property and their belongings. Our country is overrun in some areas with these type of people and no remedy in sight. Look at San Francisco and their homeless situation. What are the politicians thinking and doing when their cities are overrun by these people and worse.

    • Jan Barnes says:

      I applaud her, also, but you are absolutely right! No matter how much we want to help people, we must first make sure we don’t put our own family, including our dearly loved pets, in possible harm’s way.

  7. Mgurley1959@gmail.com says:

    I was deeply saddened and outraged after reading this story that poor dog did nothing to deserve what this woman or should I say monster did to this poor dog I don’t blame the owner of this dog for trying to help someone in need if this had been my dog there would be no police called she would of ended up the same way she left my dog.

  8. J. Martin says:

    This is how kindness is treated? You kill the person’s pet? WTF!!! This bitch .. needs the same done to her.
    There are NO EXCUSES .. NONE. She needs to DIE

  9. Barkley's Mom says:

    No good deed goes unpunished! This poor woman trying to help this POS and her husband and this is how she repays her, by going through her roomate’s things and killing her puppy. There is no punishment for Sandra Cain that will be harsh enough! Rest in peace Rascal I hope Jessica Messina is able to get some sort of justice for Rascal’s death!

  10. Nancy Raymond says:

    Another useless crackhead who never deserved the kindness given to her by a good Samaritan – to murder an innocent defenseless animal proves her total lack of appreciation – O she will get hers – not in the afterlife – she deserves it NOW! She is damn lucky I don’t live in Illinois – jail is too damn good for her – she will get free food and lodging – she needs a mammoth beat down til she is nothing more than a puddle of blood. Sandra Cain is nothing more than a diseased C-NT and I truly hope there is some very large inmate who will give her the true justice she deserves – and I applaud the Herrin Police Dept for giving her the most serious charge – and that the judge in this case upholds it – Cain is a useless subhuman infection and should be eliminated from this world.

  11. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Illinois has some of the strongest laws in the country for animal abusers. I pray that the judge adheres to them! Put her in a hole with a top on it, check on her once a week, if she’s still alive, dump bricks in the hole!

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  13. PAMELA D says:

    Unfortunately Messina was kind to help but she should have set the tent on fire while this homeless bitch and her husband were in the tent. I would have killed this POS crackhead

  14. pennysdachshunds says:

    Unfortunately THIS is an EXAMPLE of NO GOOD DEED goes UNPUNISHED IN THIS DAY AND AGE!!! My Dear! Dear! Grandpa Was a Railroader and talked about fixing meals during the depression and taking it down to the Railroad for the “HoBo’s ” as there were called back then Riding the Rails. He and my Grandma took sandwiches to the Rail Road Station for the Veteran’s in both WW I and WW II and Grandpa even became friends with a Young man who was going South East by Rail as his father had died and The Salvation Army didn’t help him with expenses .. Grandpa gave him $20.00 a large sum of money in late 1930’s to assist him in getting home … he had asked for a stamped and addressed envelope so he could mail the money back, AND Four years Grandpa got $30.00 money order in the Mail… Would this happen TODAY I thin Not!!! and this is So Damn SAD … This woman gave of herself and this Moronic , Evil, Drug Induced Bitch , Repaid her with Sorrow… I hope in the holding cell a group of her peer’s Hold her head in the stool till She needs no more Oxygen !!!


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