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UPDATE: Man beat his dog with bat for eating his Whopper burger

In Dartmouth, Massachusetts, the owner of a dog arrested and charged with animal cruelty is alleged to have beaten his dog with a bat because the pooch ate his Whopper burger. On Friday, a press release posted  on the Dartmouth Police Department’s Facebook,  stated Greg Ostiguy, 50, had been witnessed beating a dog inside of a vehicle with a baseball bat. When authorities arrived, they determined the dog had been injured.

The dog was found in the front seat of the vehicle and noticeably frightened and physically shaking. He was transferred to the Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth and is expected to make a full recovery.

According to the Providence Journal, Ostiguy’s public defender stated her client is a former Marine and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  (PTSD). Past criminal records indicate Ostiguy had been convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault on a police officer as well as a past animal cruelty offense.

Bail was set at $5,000 cash and Ostiguy ordered not to own or care for any animals until the case is resolved.

Read previous article here.

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Teacher accused of drowning animals in class has retired – read more here.

Teacher accused of drowning animals has retired

Puppy lost her eye after children allegedly pelted her with rocks – more here.

Puppy loses eye after children pelted her with rocks

 

Police search for man seen on video kicking dog as it yelps in pain

In Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, authorities are searching for a man captured on video kicking and yelling at his dog. Police released the surveillance video stating the incident occurred on May 12 after several witnesses in the area of Herr and Front Streets heard a dog yelping and a man yelling.

According to LocalNews21, a resident checked his security camera that showed a man walking his dog along the sidewalk and then kicking the dog twice – once in the face and then again on the side of its body.

Anyone recognizing the dog or the owner is asked to contact the Harrisburg Animal Control at 717.558.6900.

The video can be viewed by clicking here. (Warning – some viewers may find this video extremely graphic and offensive)

(Photo freezeshot via video)

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Teacher accused of drowning animals in class has retired – read more here.

Teacher accused of drowning animals has retired

 

Stars appeal to Indonesia president after dogs blow-torched alive in expose

Hollywood stars are appealing to Indonesia President Joko Widodo to ban the brutal trade of dog and cat meat for human consumption after an expose went viral showing dogs blow-torched alive to remove their fur. In a tough to watch video, produced by the Humane Society International coalition on the island of Sulawesi, actress Cameron Diaz, Ellen Degeneres, Simon Cowell, Ricky Gervais and local singers Anggum and Moby are among the 90 celebrities calling for an end to the brutal torture of dogs that are often stolen family pets.

According to the South China Morning Post, the letter to President Widodo stated if Indonesia joined other Asian nations that have banned the cruel practices, they would be “celebrated globally.” Even though dog meat is only consumed by less than seven percent of the Indonesians, the horrific trade continues. Thousands of  dogs are imported from other Indonesia provinces and transported in overcrowded cages and slaughtered in North Sulawesi each week.

Tomohon Extreme Market stopped the public slaughter of dogs after horrific video images appeared on social networks, however dogs are still being delivered – whether dead or alive. Dog Meat-Free Indonesia campaign is being led by Change For Animals Foundation, Animal Friends Jogja, Humane Society International, Jakarta Animal Aid Network and Four Paws.

To take action for Indonesia dogs and cats:

1- Over 660,000 people have now signed our petition calling on the Indonesian President to end the dog and cat meat trade – can you help us get to the 1 million signatures we need? Please sign and share: www.dogmeatfreeindonesia.org/take-action

2- Please write a polite email to the Indonesian embassy in your home country (embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/Indonesia), and to your home country embassy in Indonesia (www.expat.or.id/info/embassy.html), calling on them to take action to end the dog and cat meat trade

3- Find out more about our campaign and what you can do to help: www.dogmeatfreeindonesia.org

(Photo via Dog Meat-Free Indonesia)

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Teacher accused of drowning animals in class has retired – read more here.

Teacher accused of drowning animals has retired

 


Puppy lost her eye after children allegedly pelted her with rocks – more here.

Puppy loses eye after children pelted her with rocks

Florida man poisoned, beat, shot and suffocated 3-month-old puppy

In Defuniak Springs, Florida, police arrested a man who allegedly poisoned, beat, shot and eventually suffocated a three-month-old puppy to death and threw its body in the woods. Roquan Willis, 19, was arrested on Friday night and faces multiple felony animal cruelty charges.

According to a press release by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a complaint about a dead puppy lying on a shower curtain in the woods located near Princess Drive. Willis admitted he had first tried to poison the puppy with chocolate alcohol, and the following morning when the dog was still alive, Willis smashed its head multiple times against a ceramic sink. Again, when that didn’t work, on Thursday he shot the pup eight times in the head with a pellet gun, and finally smothered it to death using a plastic bag over its head.

Willis wrapped the pup in a shower curtain and left its lifeless body in the woods.

Willis remains in jail in lieu of $10,000 bond and has been charged with four counts of felony animal cruelty.

(Photo of suspect who poisoned, beat, shot and suffocated puppy via Walton County Sheriff’s Office)

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14-year-old dog has been waiting to be saved in California for nearly a month – learn more here.

Elderly dog at animal control

 

Dartmouth man arrested for beating his dog with baseball bat

In Dartmouth, Massachusetts, the owner of a dog has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty after police state he beat his dog with a baseball bat on Friday.

According to a press release posted on the Dartmouth Police Department’s Facebook, Greg Ostiguy, 50, had been seen beating his dog with a baseball bat inside of a vehicle. When authorities arrived, they determined the dog had been injured.

The dog has been treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local veterinarian hospital.

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14-year-old dog has been waiting to be saved in California for nearly a month – learn more here.

Elderly dog at animal control


Animal control officer charged with cruelty for allegedly slamming tiny kitten to the floor – read more here.

Animal Services officer arrested

 

 

Puppy found wrapped in sheet next to creek and left to die

In rural Georgia, an emaciated puppy wrapped in a sheet, was found by concerned citizens walking by the side of a creek on Wednesday. Not sure of what may have been lying there, the couple moved closer. Suddenly they saw a puppy’s head pop up and immediately stopped to help.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were called and asked to help. Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the non profit rescue organization posted the news on Facebook explaining the urgency of the situation.

“This poor emaciated puppy is tonight’s 911. We have named him Hudson… The transporter says he is in very rough shape and extremely lethargic. He is vomiting water and that’s all we know.”

Hudson has arrived at the emergency veterinary hospital and is currently being treated. To help with this puppy’s medical expenses:

Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org is our Paypal

Updates to follow

Video at time of rescue:

(Photo and video of puppy found wrapped in sheet courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Teens charged for beating possum and her babies to death with a bat – read more here.

 

Again: Police break window to save a puppy in hot car

Near Pensacola, Florida a deputy and his trainee broke the window of a hot car on Saturday afternoon to rescue a puppy locked inside. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office described how the puppy was in danger of dying from the heat as outside temperatures registered 92 degrees.

 “The driver of the vehicle could not be located and the puppy was squealing, panting heavily, and in distress. Due to the continued state of panic and distress of the puppy, Deputy Matheny broke the driver’s side window to rescue the pup. DST Waters gave the dog water and placed her in a cool patrol car until Animal Control arrived and took custody.” the department posted on their Facebook page.

The owner of the puppy, William Sparkman, 25, was located and charged with animal cruelty. He was taken to the Escambia County Jail and released later that day on a $1,000 bond.

Heat related deaths are preventable. Make sure to check your vehicle before leaving. Let pets stay at home during the summer where it is cool and they are safe.

(Photos of puppy rescued from hot car courtesy of Escambia County Sheriff’s Office)

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Zookeeper who boiled cats to make wine fatally mauled by tiger – read more here.

 

Dog nearly slipped under car wheel as owner dragged pooch in downpour

A dog nearly slipped under the car wheel on Sunday as his owner dragged the pooch with a leash out the window of his vehicle in the pouring rain for “exercise.” With the vehicle’s flashers working, the dog struggled to keep up along the passenger side of the silver SUV. The disturbing video, filmed in Puebla, in the Mexican state of the same name, showed the dog nearlybeing dragged down the street.

According to the Daily Mail, the driver of a car behind the Toyota, videoed the clip and shouted to the dog’s owner to pick the dog up and put it inside of the car. The dog owners ignored the man and continued to “exercise” the dog. The witness did get the license plate of the owner and persisted in trying to help and rescue the tired pup.

“Let the dog in; it is getting wet. I am telling you to put the dog in and you refuse. It is getting hurt; the dog cannot carry on much longer…”

The dog looked exhausted and almost slipped under the front car wheel. The vehicle finally stopped, and a man got out to walk the dog in the rain. Hopefully a police report was filed and this cruelty will be investigated.

(Photos via CEN freezeshots from video)

To watch the video, please click here.

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Zookeeper who boiled cats to make wine fatally mauled by tiger – read more here.

Someone left a 4-month-old puppy in this condition at a park

A 4-month-old puppy abandoned in a Dallas park and rescued on Monday morning by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC most likely has never experienced one day of kindness from her heartless owner.  Tragically,Penny has experienced the cruelty that too often accompanies being unwanted, starved and neglected. She had been taken to a nearby shelter where she curled up and prepared to die on a cold, filthy concrete floor.

“Just a puppy and this angel has already felt, experienced the hard core cruelty of this world and how we treat another living being – like garbage with no care of respect,” co-founder of the rescue organization, Stacey Silverstein posted on Facebook explaining how Penny was found.

The puppy is currently at a partner veterinarian hospital and is reported to be fighting for her life. Her skin is like that of a burn victim as it is red, infected and oozing pus. Penny is too weak to stand and just lies lifeless. At this point she is barely alive, and a staff of veterinarians are trying their best to help.

“She is barely alive; we hope we are not too late,” Stacey posted along with the heartbreaking photos of Penny.

To help with donations. please click here. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…

(Photos of 4-month-old puppy left to die courtesy of RDR NYC)

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Zookeeper who boiled cats to make wine fatally mauled by tiger – read more here.

 

‘Skinny and dehydrated’ 10-week-old puppy dumped in trash

In Richmond, Indiana, a “skinny and dehydrated” 10-week-old puppy was abandoned in a pile of trash. Had it not been for trash collector Daren Wilson, who heard rustling noises and caught some movement out of the corner of his eye on Wednesday afternoon, little Kane’s life might have taken a disastrous and fatal turn.

According to the 2nd Chance Animal Rescue in Richmond,

“This baby was found by a Rumpke employee as he was picking up bags of trash. As he picked up a bag this poor baby was underneath it. He is very skinny and dehydrated but is doing much better now. He had no collar and no microchip.”

The black puppy was hard to notice amid the black garbage bags, but Wilson’s sharp vision saved the pup’s life. According to the PalItem, the pup was very timid, but in a few minutes Wilson was able to pick him up and called Kaysie Chase at 2nd Chance Animal Rescue for help.

Now named Kane who is believed to be about 10-weeks-old, is now getting the care and love he deserves. As soon as he gets a clean bill of health, this adorable little Labrador retriever mix will be available for adoption.

Many thanks to Daren Wilson for making a difference.

To donate to Kane’s recovery and to help other pets in need, please click here.

Skinny and dehydrated photo of Kane via Facebook – 2nd Chance Animal Rescue)

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