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Beckley man caught on video kicking, dragging and throwing dog to ground

A Beckley, West Virginia man was caught on video abusing his dog on Friday. The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office immediately responded ending in animal cruelty charges and the dog having been safely rescued.

According to the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office Facebook, Jerry Hommey III, 35, was caught on camera kicking his dog, dragging it by the neck, picking it up again, throwing the defenseless animal to the ground and then dragging it some more.

“A male subject was observed by a citizen abusing a dog. The dog was kicked, drug by its neck, picked up and thrown to the ground and drug some more before it was hooked to a chain. The incident was captured on video, and the video was provided to the Sheriff’s Office. The male subject was identified as Jerry Hommey III.”

A warrant was later issued for his arrest. In addition, Hommey has other outstanding warrants for other crimes.

The dog is currently in the care of the Raleigh County Animal Control.

(Photos of Beckley man caught abusing dog via video and Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office)

The video can be viewed here.

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Baltimore veterinarian charged with animal cruelty

A Baltimore veterinarian practicing at the Boston Street Animal Clinic faces several charges of animal cruelty after an investigation of several related complaints. On December 12, Gregory Burbelo, 57, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty, aggravated animal cruelty and witness intimidation.

According to the Baltimore Sun, on November 20, police responded to alleged animal cruelty complaints committed by Gregory Burbelo while working at the animal hospital. Investigators say videos were made available showing the vet hitting dogs with his hands or using a clipboard on three different occasions during the month.

Burbelo’s attorney stated his client had been having health problems which led to additional stress making him “very short tempered.” None of the animals were reportedly harmed. In the first incident, the vet struck a dog in the hospital with his hands. In the second reported act, he used his clipboard to hit another dog. The third incident happened in late October when a dog was also attacked while under the Baltimore veterinarian’s care in the hospital.

In addition to the animal cruelty charges, he also has been accused of threatening several employees if they reported the attacks.

Burbelo no longer works at the hospital.

(Photo of Baltimore veterinarian arrested via booking photo)

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Paralyzed puppy found in Brooklyn housing project dumpster

What happened to a paralyzed puppy, discovered thrown away in a trash bag in a Brooklyn housing project dumpster, is currently under investigation by New York Police Department detectives. Few details have been shared, but when the photo of the young dog, dubbed Hope, was posted on the Facebook page of Kristina Sembler  on Thursday evening, animal advocates immediately became involved hoping to help with the tragic situation.

Along with the heartbreaking photo of Hope, came Kristina’s first observations:

“You can’t help but hate people sometimes, and this is one of those times. Tom was just informed of a dog thrown away with the garbage at the Housing Project in Brooklyn. (He was told the dog moved its head.)”

Hours later, an update followed:

“update as of 3:00 a.m.- Because it’s an animal cruelty case, dog went to the ASPCA to see their veterinarian and be documented. Police gave Thomas Colwell all the info he needs to track dog’s progress and make sure that she doesn’t go to AC&C. A seasoned rescuer is also involved and wants to pull Hope, she will also be in contact with the ASPCA to ensure that nothing bad happens to this puppy. Once we find out more information, I will update this status again. Let’s root for Hope the puppy, we all want her to find the love and happiness that she deserves.”

Sadly, Hope was originally reported to have been bloodied and unable to move except for her head. She remains in the care of the Harlem ASPCA.

“…Hope is getting medical treatment …. Hope will not be going to the ACC. We all want her to know and love and happiness; no more abuse and neglect for her,” Kristina posted early Friday morning.

This is a developing story, and we will update as more information is made available as how to help Hope.

(Photos of paralyzed puppy Hope via Kristina Sembler and Thomas Colwell)

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Disgruntled boyfriend tosses dog and cat out second floor apartment window

In San Antonio, Texas a disgruntled boyfriend tosses his girlfriend’s dog and cat out of an apartment window during a domestic argument.

According to the City of Antonio Animal Care Services, Fernando Morgan, 46, was arrested on Thursday after stunned witnesses saw the pets being flung into the parking lot at the Warren Inn Apartments located on Magic Drive. Morgan became irate after this girlfriend told him to leave and never return.

Witnesses reported to Animal Care Services, that the six-year-old rat terrier named Ruby was pushed down the concrete stairway and then thrown out of the second story window twice, landing on the girlfriend’s car and shattering the windshield upon impact. Ruby suffers from multiple injuries, including a cracked pelvis, ribs and two broken legs. Ruby will most likely be sent to a rescue group after recovery.

The cat, whose name is Midnight, thankfully suffered only minor injuries and has since been adopted into a loving home.

Felony animal cruelty in Texas is punishable by a $10,000 fine and a maximum of two years in prison. Currently Morgan remains in jail in lieu of a $15,000 bond.

(Photos of disgruntled boyfriend via booking photo. Photos of dog and cat Facebook)

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Ocala man sentenced to probation for tossing dog into traffic

In Ocala, Florida, the owner of an Australian shepherd has been sentenced to two years of probation for tossing his dog into traffic. On Wednesday, Michael Lee Briton, 56, pleaded guilty to animal cruelty, resisting an officer without violence and assaulting a law enforcement officer.

According to the Ocala Star-Banner, Briton has been in jail since his arrest in November 2016. His incarceration counted towards the time served when sentenced.

On November 26, the Ocala police were summoned to Southwest 24th Avenue where witnesses saw Britton throw the dog into traffic. The dog landed in front of a woman’s vehicle after striking the front end as the front tire ran over the dog. Britton was then seen walking away. When apprehended, Briton, homeless at the time, told authorities he threw his dog into traffic because when he woke up in the morning, the dog had been pierced with an arrow and he didn’t want the dog to suffer. A veterinarian examination showed no signs of an arrow injury.

The dog named Bucky suffered internal injuries, but has since recovered. He was later adopted by Officer Miquel Gauthier who visited the dog everyday at the shelter.

Live a long and happy life Bucky.

(Photos of man tossing dog into road and dog via Marion County Jail and Ocala Star-Banner screenshot)

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Freezing and badly injured dog ‘scooped’ up by Richmond shelter officer

In Richmond, Virginia, the sight of a shivering dog so badly injured she could barely help herself to stand up, has everyone shaking their heads in sad disbelief, knowing someone most likely intentionally abandoned her in frigid temperatures to suffer a slow painful death.

According to the Facebook page of the Richmond Animal Care and Control, the badly injured dog was found Tuesday morning on N. 33rd Street.

 “She was freezing and badly injured from what appears to be multiple bite wounds (both old and new). Officer Jones scooped her up and transported to VVC, where the team was able to stop the hypothermia and safely sedate to begin cleaning her up.”

The dog’s injuries appear to be quite severe, and at this time it is unknown if her eyesight can be saved.

“What they uncovered will require weeks of carefully managed wound care. We do not know if her eyes are salvageable and if her body will be able to fight the infection that has already set in. We need your help.”

The organization is asking anyone with information to contact the Richmond Animal Care and Control at 804.646.5573. The shelter is also in need of donations to help in this poor pup’s recovery. This poor dog didn’t do anything wrong – please share her story; we are confident someone will recognize her. Doesn’t she deserve justice?

(Photo of badly injured dog via RACC)

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Hunting dog surrendered to high kill shelter due to ‘owner’s health’

Several hunting dogs were surrendered earlier this week to a high-kill shelter in South Carolina due to the “owner’s health”. What about Tutti’s health?   The three-year-old Beagle weighing only 18-pounds, had been dragging around a tumor almost as big as her for months.

“This little girl is Tutti. She’s a 3 year old, 18 pound beagle mix that was surrendered to a SC shelter along with 9 other “hunting dogs” due to owner’s health. How about her health?! See the HUGE tumor she’s had to drag around for God knows how long!!! It didn’t just appear,” posted Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the organization Rescue Dogs Rock NYC who offered to help.

On Monday afternoon, Tutti underwent surgery to remove the mass.

“Sweet Tutti has just been taken into surgery to remove this ginormous tumor! It was originally thought to be a mammary tumor, but is now thought to be a hernia. The surgery will be complicated as an ultrasound showed what looks to be intestines inside that have to now be put back inside her body.”

How tragic that Tutti’s health issues were not addressed in a timely manner by her owner. It is hoped this young dog will recover – once removed her tumor will be sent to the laboratory to find out if it is malignant.

In addition to Tutti’s rescue, another dog was lucky enough to have hitched a ride to safety with Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Welcome Jack Frost to his new life. Fortunately this adorable pooch is healthy and will be ready for adoption once he is checked out and evaluated. Are you the one to give this boy a new life?

“Meet handsome Jack Frost. Today was his lucky day because he caught a ride out of the shelter with little Tutti with the huge tumor. Jack Frost is an 8 month old boxer (maybe lab x, vet says he has longer fur) who weighs 32lbs. He’s a great puppy who is healthy. He’s good with dogs & people & is said to be submissive. He will be neutered & vetted & ready to go home for the holidays!”

To support this save:

PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or
RDR NYC
PO BOX 101
NY NY 10028

(Photos of hunting dog surrendered courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Little Raven abandoned in cardboard box: Proof that angels exist

In Fontana, California, a Good Samaritan spotted an abandoned cardboard box on the side of the road Saturday afternoon. Two tiny white heads popped up, and there they were. The box was soaked with their urine and feces; the pups had been lying there for hours. Someone had dropped the two small dogs off; one of them crying out in horrific pain.

“Found in a box after being hit by a car and in pain. I have to steal myself against the monsters out there because this type of horror is happening daily. We can only try. We will give her the best chance possible,” stated rescue volunteer, Faith Easdale.

Dream Fetchers, a non-profit rescue organization, focusing on rescuing dogs from the streets, stepped forward to help. One puppy was able to be transferred to a foster home; sadly the other pup’s prognosis wasn’t as optimistic. Dubbed Little Raven, which translates to “God’s whisper,”  the tiny dog whimpered in agony, as she was being transported to the vet. Even the tender kisses of her little canine sister couldn’t ease her pain.

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When brought to an emergency veterinarian hospital, staff suggested the little dog be humanely euthanized.

“I listened to what they said and said you’re not killing her,” stated Shanna Franklin. “We transferred her to our regular Irvine vet where they discovered her spine had a break too. I listened again, and the evidence said wait – listen.”

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And instead of humanely euthanizing Little Raven, everyone waited; the signs were promising. It wasn’t long before Little Raven started giving out kisses and began to eat.

“We agreed to see if she could urinate and go to the bathroom on her own. That would be the next sign,” continue Shanna.

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Raven will remain in the hospital while she gets stronger and is able to maneuver better. Is there any doubt that Raven has angels surrounding her?

(Photos and videos of dogs discovered in cardboard box courtesy of Faith Easdale)

Donations can be made to:

http://www.dreamfetchers.org/dreamfetcher…/DF_Donations.html

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Police asking for help finding man who rammed dog’s head into glass door

In another alleged animal cruelty attack, police in Brooklyn are asking the community for help finding the man they say slammed a dog’s head through a glass door at an apartment building.

According to the New York Daily News, the incident occurred on November 27 at the Medgar Evers Apartments in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. According to witnesses, the dog owner had been walking two dogs  when he slammed one of the animal’s heads into the glass door – shattering the door upon impact.

No one knows how badly the dog was injured; reports suggest its head was bleeding. The apartment building manager supplied police with the video surveillance footage of the suspect. Last seen he was wearing a dark colored hoodie with light blue pants. NYPD Deputy Inspector Charles Minch has since tweeted out the images of the suspect and is asking for the public’s help finding the dogs and the man.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800.577.TIPS.

Don’t let this man get away with such cruelty if he is guilty.

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Disturbing video shows Punjab man shoot dog at point-blank range

A disturbing video showing a Punjab, India man killing his dog with a rifle went viral on social media Wednesday sending animal advocates into an instant but understandable rage. Hours after the video appeared online, police arrested the dog’s owner and his friend in the Badbar village of Dhanaula.

According to India Today, the dog’s owner, identified as Satbir Singh and his friend, Tony Kanpuria, originally stated the pit bull mix had been “unstable and imbalanced for the past two days,” and had to be killed. Defending his actions, Singh told authorities:

“The dog was fiercely biting for the last two days. It had attacked my buffalo. It had become extremely dangerous to kids. Remember, it was my pet dog! Why will I kill my own dog?”

Contrary to Singh’s excuse, Abhinav Srihan, a member of an animal welfare organization stated there were no signs of any dog bites on the buffaloes.

 “We submitted the complaint to the AWBI with ample proofs.I had taken up the matter with the office of Maneka Gandhi. A dog cannot be exterminated on petty grounds. Such animals should be sterilised, or be kept in a kennel.”

 

Both men are out on bail. A necropsy has been ordered on the dog including brain samples to determine if the dog was unstable.

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