Ohio woman blames her kids for puppy starving to death

In Newburgh Heights, Ohio, police aren’t buying the story from a woman who blames her young kids for letting a puppy starve to death by not feeding him. Jasmine Bryant, 28, was arrested on multiple felony animal cruelty charges on Saturday – one day after one of the dogs died.

According to Newburgh Heights Police Department, a five-month-old undernourished puppy named Brownie was at Bryant’s home when officers arrived. The pup struggled to walk and a body camera video worn by the officer showed the dog barely able to stand. Brownie was rushed to a veterinarian for emergency care, but died shortly after his arrival.

Another dog found in the backyard was also too skinny and had no food available. That pup, named Lucky has been taken to the Pepperidge Kennels where he is expected to make a full recovery.

Bryant claimed she works two jobs – sometimes up to 18-hours a day and depended on her two children to feed the dogs. The children aged six and ten years of age are obviously too young to be solely responsible for caring for dogs. Surely Bryant noticed how emaciated the pets looked. She is being charged under Goddard’s Law which increases the penalty for companion animal abuse from a misdemeanor to a felony.

(Photos via NHPD)

Bryant’s case has been bound over to the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury.

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13 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    She certainly doesn’t look underfed does she? I guess she took care of herself and I assume her children had no underweight health issues that they are still with her. What a deplorable, selfish scum. Why have any dogs if you as the adult can’t take care of them. Who walked the dogs or basically took care of them? She allowed this pup to die as sure as if she took a knife and killed the dog herself. Put her away in jail for a while and have her kids live with family members.

    • Bunny Peters says:

      What a disgusting example to set for your children: ignore your pets until you are arrested for negligence……. just lovely…… NOT…….

      There is a reserved space for her in Hell where she will burn forever for her cruelty…… too bad she had to ruin another generation…….

      RIP precious puppy. So sorry humans failed you…..

      Hope the other puppy can recover……

  2. Mary Ann Clark says:

    She is guilty! I hope she and her kids are banned from being near animals for life! This should be a prison sentence!

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    Yes blame a 6 and 10 year old for your not feeding the dogs! Any way you look at this, Jasmine Bryant, is supposed to be the “adult” so SHE is responsible. She obviously didn’t pay ANY attention to the dogs. And who was taking care of the children while she was “working” up to 18 hours a day? Didn’t they notice the dogs wasting away?

  4. PAMELA D says:

    This fat ugly bitch looks like she has a few meals a day but no food for the dogs. This POS is useless and I hope somebody gives her a taste of her own medicine. Starve the bitch.

  5. Pamela Garlisch says:

    She should not be allowed to get her kids back ever again and give her a hysterectomy so she can’t have any more! Put her away for a long time!

  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    Another ghetto rat whose lack of humanity is evident – she had no problem feeding herself or her kids and no way do I believe her ignorant story about the kids being responsible – SHE is the culprit who couldn’t be bothered to take care of two innocent defenseless animals – I don’t care if she worked 10 jobs – these dogs were her responsibility that she ignored. Due to her total incompetence one puppy died and another was on the verge. I hope she is prosecuted and punished severely – I mean jail time – she deserves it – she sure doesn’t look like she missed any meals. I believe she starved these dogs intentionally – just couldn’t be bothered to get off her fat ass.

  7. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    That bitch needs to be starved to see how she feels. Just tell her that it is no ones job to feed her and let her starve. Stupid bitch.

  8. pennysdachshunds says:

    YET this ETHNIC ” Mom of the Year” watched day after day Brownie struggling to LIVE!!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH this PICTURE??? What a horrific way to die at 5months old!!! She has set one HELL of an example for those 2 children of hers, yet I would venture she will get probation FOR ALL THE OVIOUS REASONS !!! Where was the caretaker in all of this … She didn’t leave these “children” all alone while she worked ALL THOSE HOURS !!!! This Tale of a twisted tongue DOESN”T add up…

  9. Red says:

    It is obvious she could not even take care of ONE puppy….why in the hell did she have two??!?!?!?!!?! She is the freaking adult, not those kids responsibility to feed HER dogs….this is horrible. Prosecute this bimbo to the maximum extent of the law….she is too stupid to be roaming the world….or to even have children!


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