North Carolina man beat Lab puppy to death for ‘peeing’ on his shoe

In an alleged violent crime of animal abuse in New Hanover County, North Carolina, a 21-year-old man has been charged with   beating his girlfriend’s family Lab puppy to death.

According to Fox News, Christopher Simpson’s girlfriend’s family adopted the dog named Axel on December 1 from the New Hanover County Animal Services.  On Christmas day, Simpson went over to the family’s home to visit, but when they went on to visit other family members, Simpson said he preferred to stay behind and play with the xbox.

Later that day, Simpson called his girlfriend telling her the dog had urinated on the floor and his shoe, and said when he hit the dog on the butt, the dog bit him. When the family returned, Axel was nowhere in sight and when found behind the family shed, the dog was dead.  Simpson allegedly explained he didn’t know his own strength and when he punched the dog, he killed it.

Simpson was arrested on Monday and has been charged with felony animal cruelty. A necropsy performed on Axel determined the dog died of severe blunt trauma and internally bled to death. The veterinarian in charge of the postmortem exam stated this was the worst case of animal cruelty he had ever seen.

Simpson is currently free on $2,500 bond. In 2015,  he was charged with domestic violence and animal cruelty in Brunswick County; those charges were dropped.

(Photo of Lab puppy and Simpson contributed New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office)

Rest in peace Axel. We hope you get justice.

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Dog struck with machete just for being homeless

In the southernmost tip of Texas lies the Rio Grande Valley. Known to be an area where irresponsible owners toss their dogs aside,  the homeless and frightened dogs scavenge for scraps of food. Ironically the dogs too often pay the ultimate price with their lives – for having been abandoned by the families they loved.

A crew of dockworkers at the sea port have engaged lately in a brutal, inhumane practice. The men are slashing the dogs with machetes. Had it not been for a compassionate worker on Sunday morning, Merlin’s story would have already ended. When the Good Samaritan saw the dog, she rushed him to the nearest veterinarian.  She didn’t know what else to do. That doctor reached out to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and asked if they could help.

Merlin is now receiving the best of care, however his injuries almost “severed him in two.” He will be undergoing surgery.

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Update on shepherd shot: Petition ‘don’t let it happen to another dog’

A petition has been garnering thousands of signatures worldwide in support of an abandoned German shepherd shot and killed by police on Sunday after authorities failed to locate the dog’s owner. The Care2 petition was set up to prevent the treatment or lack of treatment for the “defenseless” dog and make sure it doesn’t happen to another dog.

“Justice for an alsation in Hartlepool that was cruelly left in freezing weather tied to a pole. Police couldn’t be bothered to put the work in to find his or her owners, so shot her twice, killing her. This petition is in the hope that we can get justice for this poor dog by hopefully not letting this happen again to a defenseless dog.”

In the last 24 hours there have been nearly 9,000 signatures.

In the disturbing account on Sunday morning of an elderly German shepherd abandoned and left tied to a telegraph pole in Hartlepool, England, police shot and killed the dog despite witnesses begging authorities to sedate and use a catch pole to rescue the extremely frightened dog instead. Police initially posted a public appeal hoping to find the owner

“Urgent Appeal to Trace Owner of Dog

Police responded to a report of a German Shepherd tied to a telegraph pole on Mainsforth Terrace in Hartlepool at 10.07am this morning. Officers are urgently appealing to trace the owner of the dog or anyone who may know who the dog belongs to, to contact them as a matter of urgency on 999. The dog is described as an elderly German Shepherd and it is behaving extremely aggressively towards anyone who approaches it. Police would ask members of the public to stay away from the area whilst they deal with the incident.”

Perhaps the most tragic description on the petition includes:

“Justice for a dog that was cruelty left in freezing weather tied to a post. Police couldn’t be bothered to put the work in to finds its owner so shot it… This petition is the hope that we can get justice for the dog by hopefully not letting it happen again to a defenseless dog.”

In the Hartlepool News & Alerts, a Monday morning update from authorities posted the following from Assistant Chief Constable Jason Harwin:

 “We are always saddened by the death of an animal, but the difficult decision to destroy the dog was taken in partnership with animal welfare experts. The decision was made at the end of a six-hour operation after we had exhausted all other options, including attempting to trace the owner and re-homing. Veterinary professionals told us that, even if the dog could have been successfully sedated, they couldn’t have rehomed the dog due to its aggressive behaviour and that this was the kindest course of action. If the dog couldn’t be rehomed then the likely outcome would have been that it would have been euthanised by a vet.”

Online criticism however questioned how anyone could accurately assess the dog’s disposition considering he had been abandoned and left tied to a pole for an unknown amount of time. Additional details followed:

“We also took on board advice from specially-trained officers at the scene and engaged with vets to try to attempt to resolve the issue long-term, however, sadly the only safe decision was to destroy the dog. It was a difficult balance, we were in fear that the dog could have got loose and potentially injured someone and the dogs’ welfare was a serious concern whilst it was tied up. If there could have been any other alternative ending, then of course we would have taken it. We would fully support the RSPCA in appealing for any information with regards to the owner of the dog to come forward.”

The search for this poor dog’s owner continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hartlepool Police at CVP/18/011857.

Rest in peace poor dog. We are sorry humans failed you.

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Owner wanted to euthanize puppy for mange

In South Carolina, ten-month-old Jagger had been curled up on a tarp in a trailer park just waiting to die. His owner decided the puppy’s bad case of mange was a valid reason to put an end to his life. When an advocate reached out to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for help, Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the all volunteer organization, sent a volunteer to rescue the pup:

“Message said that the owner wanted to euth the puppy due to mange,” wrote Stacey on the group’s Facebook page. “Due to his condition, missing fur, compromised immune system & living outside in the elements, we knew he wouldn’t survive long. There was snow just a few miles away.”

It wasn’t long before Jagger was rescued. He is now at the rescue’s partner veterinary hospital where he is receiving the treatment and care he needs and deserves. More dogs at that same trailer park need rescue also. Contact Rescue Dogs Rock NYC if you can help.

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Police shoot and kill abandoned elderly German shepherd left tied to pole

In a disturbing account on Sunday morning of an elderly German shepherd left tied to a telegraph pole in Hartlepool, England, police shot and killed the dog despite witnesses begging authorities to sedate and use a catch pole to rescue the extremely frightened dog instead. Police initially posted a public appeal hoping to find the owner:

“Urgent Appeal to Trace Owner of Dog

Police responded to a report of a German Shepherd tied to a telegraph pole on Mainsforth Terrace in Hartlepool at 10.07am this morning. Officers are urgently appealing to trace the owner of the dog or anyone who may know who the dog belongs to, to contact them as a matter of urgency on 999. The dog is described as an elderly German Shepherd and it is behaving extremely aggressively towards anyone who approaches it. Police would ask members of the public to stay away from the area whilst they deal with the incident.”

Eyewitness Joanne Twizell expressed her grief and experience as she arrived at the scene:

“… Cleveland Police have shot and KILLED an elderly GSD [German shepherd dog] left tied to a pole. It was f***ing tied up you could have approached it and darted. If you owned this dog you need a bullet straight between your eyes you scummy POS.”

Earlier Joanne stated she had tried to jump the fence to get to the dog, but couldn’t get over to help.

“Paul White Clare Pittman did all we could. I sat in car covered my ears and sobbed evil barbaric ****,” Joanne posted.

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Video #2 (Caution – strong language)

 

In the update, the Hartlepool News & Alerts stated that despite hours of working together with the police and the RSPCA, trying to calm the dog, the panicky dog became more aggressive. Cleveland Police posted the following account:

“The decision to destroy the dog has not been taken lightly and this was the very last course of action that we wanted to take. All attempts to calm the dog failed. Vets advised that they were unable to sedate the dog due to not being able to approach it and not having equipment to sedate from a distance. Unfortunately, veterinary professionals advised that the dog could not be rehomed due to its aggressive behavior. The decision taken, in conjunction with the RSPCA and veterinary professionals, was that the kindest thing to do for the dog would be to destroy it. This has been a difficult decision and one that we had hoped we wouldn’t have to make.”

Social media criticism has been quick and condemning, with animal advocates not understanding how a dog’s disposition could be judged in such a stressful situation.

(Photo of elderly German shepherd tied to polce and video via Cleveland Police and Joanne Twizell)

Rest in peace sweet dog. We are sorry that humans let you down.

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Anguished owner rams his car into dog killer after finding his pet dying

An anguished owner who discovered his beloved dog dying in his front yard in a Chinese city after a suspected dog killer shot the dog with a poison dart and fled, climbed into his car to chase the culprit who had taken off on his motor bike. Moments later the distraught owner rammed the assailant into a pillar through a brick wall of a shop; killing the man at the scene. The disturbing situation occurred in Yangzhou in Jiangsu province.

Security footage showed the man on his scooter entering the dog owner’s yard and shooting the dog with a dart. The dog whined and cried – alerting the dog owner who rushed out only to see his dog paralyzed on the ground dying. In December, police discovered hundreds of dead dogs killed by poison syringes in cold storage. The syringes contained a muscle relaxer capable of killing even large dogs quickly. The men had frozen the meat and planned to sell it in China and other Asian countries. Eight men were arrested after authorities confiscated more than 200,000 poisoned syringes. The Telegraph reported the dog meat was to be sold to restaurants.

The dog owner’s family claims the man was so devastated after finding his dog dying that he became confused with the pedals and accidentally stepped on the gas instead of the brakes at the moment of impact.

(Photos of anguished owner accused of manslaughter via Metro New screenshots)

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Update: Arrest made in case of abused Hudson Valley dog ‘Penny’

In Coxsackie, New York, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office announced an arrest has been made in the case of an abused and neglected dog named Penny.

According to a press release issued by the sheriff’s office, Paul C. Bull, 47, has been charged with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty under the Agriculture and Markets Law of New York. On January 12, the three-year-old pitbull mix had wandered up to a home where the owners immediately called authorities. Dubbed Penny, the friendly dog was taken to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society in Ghent and examined. 

Penny is currently being treated for multiple infections and a severe case of mange.

“Penny is a gentle, sweet dog that deserves a better life than she’s had so far,” stated Columbia Greene Humane Society/SPCA president Ron Perez.

Although Penny’s condition is very painful, she is responding well to treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.

Read prior report here.

(Photos of Hudson Valley stray dog Penny via CGHS)

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Greene County Sheriff’s Office at (518) 943-3300.

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Frigid temperatures lead to rising death toll among outdoor dogs

The winter weather is blasting much of the East coast and the nation with frigid temperatures. Already, only 15 days into 2018, the death toll of dogs left outside in icy temperatures is rising. Everywhere you look, on all media sites you see the warning “If it’s too cold for you, its too cold for your pet.”

Several states and local jurisdictions have stepped up penalties against pet owners who leave animals exposed to extreme weather.Why then, do owners still ignore these warnings and leave their pets outside to die?  Why do some Animal Control and Law Enforcement agencies work hard to save these animals and charge the owners while others just turn a blind eye?

Terri Wilson,  a resident of Mays Landing in N. Hamilton Township, New Jersey, has been a strong advocate for dogs in her neighborhood who are left outside She has gone above and beyond by getting actual photos to assist the local Animal Control in knowing what kind of conditions a dog is living in.

When going to a house on County Blvd in May’s Landing to get photographs of a dog left outdoors in single digit temperatures, she was verbally assaulted by the dog’s owner. According to Terri, this same owner had another dog freeze to death in a dilapidated dog house. The resident has been keeping the current dog in a pen with the only shelter being an uninsulated, unheated dog house far from the house, near a wooded area.  This begs the question; why even have a dog just to leave it outdoors and ignore it 24/7?

Shore Animal Control responded to Terri’s complaint on the dog and told the owner she had to take the dog inside if the temperature is below freezing. The dog was taken inside for one night then left back outside. And the owner, knowing her dog’s situation is closely being scrutinized by residents and the authorities, has turned the dog house around so the entrance does not face the street and people will not be able to see if the dog is still out there.

The owner, besides subjecting her dog to a horrible life of misery has also been vindictive against Terri by filing harassment charges on her for speaking up for the dog. Terri has a court hearing on January 31st, 2018. In speaking to Linda Gentille, manager of Shore Animal Control via phone, she stated the case of the dog on County Blvd. has been turned over to the Atlantic County SPCA for further investigation.

In speaking further to Linda Gentille and asking what her agency is doing to relieve the suffering of outdoor dogs this winter, she advised her agency has seized multiple dogs from their homes over the past three weeks.  The animal control officers who respond to such complaints use a temperature gun to determine the temperature inside a dog’s house in extreme hot and cold temperatures.

Why do some agencies work hard to help these animals while others remain lackadaisical? Some officers have been known to tell the owners to put up a fence, so the dogs won’t be visible to passerby’s. This is equal to a child protective agent telling the parent it’s okay to beat their child if they do it indoors where the neighbors can’t see.

Until all complaints of animal neglect are taken seriously, until the animal services agencies, humane societies and law enforcement agencies work in tandem with each other for the well-being of animals, until harsher sentences are meted out to abusers and until Good Samaritans who act to help these poor creatures are treated like heroes instead of villains, dogs will continue to die slow, torturous deaths in freezing temperatures.

If you witness a dog(s) left outside in frigid temperatures, call your local animal control office, law enforcement agency or humane society and speak out.  Follow up on all complaints to assure action has been taken.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

                                    -Mahatma Gandi  

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Man fatally shot 2 Labs as revenge for killing his cat

In Christiansburg, Virginia, the owner of a cat killed by two Labrador retrievers shot the dogs in revenge as they rode in the back of a pickup truck. In the November 9 incident, Stephen Nichols Cook, 68, faced numerous charges in the use of a firearm between Cook and the owner of the dogs – Arthur Hamrick.

According to the Roanoke Times, Cook was convicted on Tuesday of two misdemeanor charges. He was also found guilty of brandishing a firearm and recklessly handling of a firearm with a fine of $2,500 for each offense. The judge also imposed a 12-month jail sentence for each charge, then suspended nine months of each, leaving six months to serve.  Felony charges of recklessly shooting at a vehicle and two counts of cruelty to animals were sent on to a grand jury for a decision.

Witnesses testified Cook and his neighbor Hamrick had a long standing feud because of encounters with the cats and the dogs. In a field where Hamrick had been keeping cattle, the two Labrador retrievers named Yancey and Maggie May, were allowed to run free as he worked and fed the animals. The cats, owned by Cook frequently roamed onto the field.  In a prior incident where one of Hamrick’s dogs had grabbed one of the cats, the cat survived and Hamrick paid the veterinarian’s bill for the cat’s treatment. In November one of the dogs picked up another cat named Jeffrey in the field; this time the cat died and Cook was extremely distraught.

He picked up his gun and chased down Hamrick’s truck. When Hamrick stopped, Cook pointed at the dogs and shot them; one of the dog’s died immediately and the other dog died before arriving at the vet hospital. In court, Cook’s attorney stated his client was sorry the dogs had been killed, but said he was extremely grief stricken at the time, whereas the assistant prosecutor responded that “revenge or anger is not a justification. That’s why we have laws.”

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Frozen dog left lying under rug on lawn of Amarillo Humane organization

A dead, frozen dog was left lying under a rug on the front lawn of the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society on Wednesday morning. The dog’s body had been covered in blood in what was described by rescuers as injuries consistent with having been in a dog fight.

According to the Facebook page of the Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare, it is not known if the dog was dead or alive when he was abandoned just like trash:

The Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society Rescue Coordination Team arrived early today for an APHS milestone: the first ever feline only rescue transport. However, they were greeted by a dumped animal, but the animal was already dead. It is clear to us that this animal suffered trauma wounds which may have led to the death of this animal. There is no evidence of care rendered but instead, was discarded on our sidewalk like a piece of trash. An Amarillo citizen has failed this animal.

AAM&W Director Richard Havens stated the way the dog had been left was disrespectful to the humane society, the management organization and the dog. In the NewsChannel 10 report, Havens stated everyone there fights for animal welfare and to find a dog thrown away  like trash when it is possible his life could have been saved is tragic.

Shelter personnel believe this particular dog had been purposely left on the front lawn as a response to recent efforts to curb dog breeding in the city.

“They drove by innumerable locations where they could have dumped it. But instead, they decided to come directly in front of the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society and dump it,” stated executive director Larry Milam. “I think their message was you can do all you want to try and limit the problem with animals, but you’re not going to stop us. We are going to do whatever we want, however we want to do it, whenever we want to do it and we don’t care how hard you try.”

The shelter is now reviewing surveillance video  to find the person responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call the shelter at 806.378.9032.

(Photos of frozen dog found in Amarillo shelter via AAM&W )

Rest in peace poor pup.

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