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Ohio woman charged for putting ailing dog in trash bag

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An Ohio woman is accused of putting an ailing dog, suffering from a variety of maladies, into a trash bag to be picked up by a Springfield City Waste crew. According to the Dayton Daily News, 53-year-old Tracy Brown bagged her boxer mix, Ledo, up after he began to smell and then left him out to be picked up by garbage collectors.

On December 5, employees at the city’s compost center opened the bag and found the sickly dog, who was still very much alive. Officer Beth Hollingsworth described the dog’s dismal condition in an affidavit, “The dog was severely emaciated and had an obvious infection in his right eye. The animal’s breathing was slow and labored, however, he was clearly alive. The dog attempted to lift his head and moved his right front leg as we approached him.”

Authorities shot the dog because he was found to be in “too much pain,” to be treated and saved. “The dog had a severely infected eye and the dog smelled of decay at the time of presentation even though it had only been deceased for just a short period of about 20 minutes,” Humane Agent Krista Hawke said in an affidavit. “This is not enough time for the decaying process to begin and smell to be present due to death. This indicates the dog’s body was in the process of decay while still alive.”

Ledo’s owner claims that she loved her dog, but acknowledged that she was aware that he was still breathing when he was placed inside of the trash bag.

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21 replies
  1. Marni says:

    oh my gosh! she knew he was still alive and put him in a trash bag?????????? what kind of monster does this?????????????

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  2. Bunny Peters says:

    I am not sure which is worse: bagging up a barely alive dog like trash or shooting this dog (because it was too much trouble to take him to a vet clinic to be euthanized)…… Both of these actions are actually cruel……

    I can’t understand either mentality that thinks these actions are “ok”……

    RIP Ledo. Sorry that you were failed by ALL the humans who interacted with you……. Please look for MacKitty and he will introduce you to his group of snuggle buddies…..

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  3. maxiemom says:

    YOU FILTHY BITCH!!!!!!

    I hope someone puts YOU in a plastic bag to rot, and NO ONE lets you out! Would anyone like to bet that if she’d taken her helpless dog to the vet, the poor baby might have been able to have been helped with his ailments which undoubtedly accumulated due to neglect?

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  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    The dog was shot? Why not taken to a vet to be euthanized humanly? And why did the owner not take the dog to the vet when he became ill instead of letting him suffer? Sure she loved her dog, so much she couldn’t be bothered to waste her money on him or even dispose of his body properly! This whole story is disgusting!

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  5. Pamela Garlisch says:

    SHOT?????????? At least humanely euthanize him! And throw the book at the POS owner so she spends a long time in jail! Did she think she was doing the dog a favor? Letting somebody else kill her dog cause she doesn’t have the cojones to take the dog to a vet?

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  6. jeanette says:

    when she gets older and has some things wrong, but barely breathing, put her in a trash bag and wait for a crew to pick her up.

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  7. Carolyn Buck Allen says:

    She loved her dog but couldn’t take him to the vet for a merciful euthanasia? I don’t care what she says that’s no excuse for leaving her pet in a trash bag to die a horrible death. No pet deserves to die like this. She is a cruel woman, and I have no sympathy for her!

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  8. Adrienne says:

    “I threw my dog in a garbage bag and left him outside to be picked up,but I love him?” Is she for real & actually say she loved her dog?Put her in a bag and throw her away. Useless scum but we know what will happen to her. Slap on the wrist, pay a fine and can’t own another animal for 5 years. Judges need to put more “bite” into animal cruelty cases. Make an example of these people starting now. Billboards with their names and faces right there for all the see and what they did. Our judicial system needs to make the punishment fit the crime for scum like this woman.

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  9. Mary Ann Clark says:

    Why did they shoot this poor victim instead of getting this dog sedated and medical treatment? They should of shot this sadistic and murderous owner instead!

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    • Nancy Raymond says:

      Absolutely! Instead of any form of compassion they literally murdered an animal BEFORE having him medically evaluated – and of course, they killed Ledo INSTEAD of this despicable piece of shit owner, Tracy Brown, who is the one who deserved to be shot. She neglected this poor dog, put him in a garbage bag and left him. Is she in jail? Probably not, apparently its OK in Ohio to treat an animal like trash – the ONLY trash here is HUMAN.

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  10. Linda Szymoniak says:

    They SHOT him? At least give him the courtesy and decency of giving him a little love and then releasing him with the aid of a licensed veterinarian. SHOT? I’m spitting mad at this one. The owner and those involved with putting this dog “out of his misery” should ALL be in jail!

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  11. Donna L Hawkins says:

    My god! Since when does a cop and a garbage man decide a dog needs to be shot! Why wasn’t he taken to a veterinarian!!? This poor dog didn’t have a chance!

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  12. Kristine Gray says:

    So now cops & garbage men are vets?!!! Dogs have pulled through in much worse conditions, they NEVER gave him a chance or had gotten the advice from a vet. That poor baby, scared to death, sick & then shot dead!! At least get him to a vet & if the vet said there’s no hope, give him some love for a few hours then humanly set him free. I can guarantee there’s rescues that would have saved his life. People are fucking SCUM!!!????????????

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    • Darla G says:

      I agree 100%. That poor dog left this world alone, scared, and hurting. I hope all of the so-called authorities who decided to shoot him AND his POS owner rot in Hell.

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      • Bunny Peters says:

        I agree with you!!!!!! We treasure our cats, dogs, fishes & horses from “adoption until they take their last breaths”…… We often do without to pay vet bills (no new shoes for 4 years, no new clothes, old cars, no new furniture, save as much on groceries as possible)…..
        Still can NOT understand why this poor dog was not taken to a licensed veterinarian for assessment and treatment…… All the so called POS humans involved in this tragic situation lacked compassion and common sense (a terrible combination)!!!!!!!!

  13. JOSEPHINE FRAZIER says:

    I HOPE THE BITCH AND WHOEVER SHOT HIM BOTH ROT AND FOREVER IN HELL! COWARD, WORTHLESS MONSTERS IS WHAT THESE PEOPLE ARE TO INCLUDE THE AUTHORITIES THAT SHOT THE DOG INSTEAD OF DOING THE RIGHT THING! THIS BITCH NEEDS TO GO TO THE MENTAL HOUSE, AND THEN BAG HER WORTHLESS BODY ALONG WITH THE PERSPON THAT SHOT HIM SO THEY CAN BOTH BURN IN HELL AT THE SAME TIME!

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  14. Red says:

    WHY IN THE HELL Was this poor baby shot??? REALLY? He was in pain, and dying, but why could he NOT have been taken to a clinic and given a little compassion and then compassionately euthanized? At least give him some warmth and love for the horrible life he had endured? SHOT HIM REALLY????? Good Lord above the monsters are out weighing the good in this world!

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