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Dog sitter beat dog, sprayed it with water and locked it in freezer

There has to be a special kind of hell reserved for a suspected animal abuser in West Monroe, Louisiana who had been a dog sitter for a friend and “mutilated” it. The accused is said to have injured the dog, sprayed it with hot water and then locked it the freezer.

According to MyArklamiss.com, Samuel Smith, 24, was arrested Thursday evening by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department who stated the owner of the Yorkshire terrier had left her tiny pup in the care of Smith at her apartment on December 13. The dog’s owner said she received a call from Smith that morning claiming the dog had left the apartment, and when the dog returned, there were injuries to the dog’s face, eyes and head as well as some of the dog’s fur missing.

The dog was rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic, and at this time it is not known if the damage to the dog’s eyes will be permanent.

When questioned by authorities the next day, Smith admitted to spraying the dog with  hot water in the bathroom and then putting the dog in the freezer for about 30 seconds. Remnants of the dog’s coat were discovered in the freezer section of the refrigerator at the owner’s apartment. Smith told police he didn’t like the pet, but had not meant to “mutilate” it and had just been “messing with the dog.”

Smith has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty and bond has been set at $5,000.

(Photos of Smith and the dog via screenshots MyArklamiss.com)

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Family dog shot in face by car thieves eluding police

In Dover, Florida, it is unknown if a family dog will survive after having been shot in the face protecting his family on Thursday after two strangers ran through the yard running from authorities.

According to WflaNews, Jim Ryans had been doing yard work at his home located on Blackjack Road with his three-year-old red-nosed pit bull named Roscoe, when the dog spotted two men running through the yard and went to the defense of his family. The men shot the pup in the face and kept running.

“Couple of young guys came running through and shot my dog in the head. I don’t know where they came from,” Jim stated. “I’m overwhelmed by it all. I couldn’t believe it happened like that.”

Ryans had no intention of letting the men get away with the heinous deed, and he chased them to a swampy area. Soon deputies from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrived to help. They were accompanied by K-9 officers who helped to apprehend the suspects, identified as Thomas Nolasco and Jonathan Lozada, who had been fleeing from authorities after stealing a truck.

AbcNews reports Lozada faces two counts of grand theft motor vehicle and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of carjacking with a deadly weapon, robbery home invasion, discharged firearm from occupied vehicle, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying concealed weapon, aggravated assault with deadly weapon, and resisting officer without violence.

Nolasco is charged with grand theft of motor vehicle, resisting officer without violence and three counts of probation violation.

It has not been made clear if an animal cruelty will be added to the list of charges.

As of the last report, Roscoe had been bleeding through his nose. His condition remains critical. We can only wish and hope the dog survives. He is being treated and cared for at the Hillsborough  County Pet Resource Center.

(Photos of family dog shot in face via freeze shots AbcNews)

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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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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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Man accused of torturing ‘Ollie’ the dog charged with 17 counts of cruelty

The Hollywood, Florida man accused of torturing and stabbing a young pit bull named Ollie has been charged with 17 counts of aggravated animal cruelty on Friday – one charge for each deep stab wound and one charge for stuffing the defenseless dog in a suitcase and abandoning him behind a building in the rear of an alley.

The Sun Sentinel reports the suspect, Brendan Evans remains in custody at the Broward County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond. His attorney, Sarah Anne Mourer, has not commented on Assistant State Attorney Alex Urruela’s decision to charge Evans with multiple counts of cruelty in the egregious case of torture and suffering the young dog endured. A necrospy of the dog revealed 16 deep stab wounds in addition to nearly 35 superficial wounds.

Ollie was discovered on October 10, behind an abandoned home on Lee Steet – not far from where Evans lived. The dog had been stuffed into a blue hard covered suitcase – only his paw stuck out, but his heartbreaking cries of fright and pain were heard by a couple who noticed the suitcase lying in the alley while walking by. Although veterinarians had hoped the dog would survive, Ollie died two days later. His story sparked outrage across the country. A search for the heartless culprit was immediately launched by detectives with the Hollywood police.

After an investigation and a search of Evans’ apartment almost one month after Ollie’s death, shocking information was released by police describing the discovery of two severed cat paws and mutilated rats left in the freezer. Authorities also found an 18-inch machete and knives covered in blood. Evans has professed to being a voodoo priest – practicing an Afro-Caribbean religion that uses animals as sacrifices.

Evans has a history of other unrelated crimes and had been on probation for a 2015 burglary. In addition, his fingerprints were linked to an August burglary which means he “can be classified as a habitual violent felony offender” doubling the animal cruelty offense from five years to ten if found guilty.

Read the previous article here.

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Horrific case of animal torture: Dog skinned alive and killed in Colbert County

In Colbert County, Alabama, authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying the person(s) responsible for what has been labeled a “horrific case of animal torture.” A dog was skinned alive, its body parts removed and then had been thrown off a bridge into the creek.

According to WaffNews, Animal Control Officer Anthony Wilbanks, said the dog’s body was found Wednesday on a creek bank off of River Road and had been mutilated while it was still alive.

“It was gory. I’ve been doing this job for seven years, and I’ve seen a lot of things, but I’ve never seen anything quite that bad,” stated Officer Wilbanks. “At approximately 3:30 p.m., we got a 911 call concerning a dead animal in a creek bank. When we got there, the animal had been skinned, ears removed, testicles removed and thrown in the creek.”

 

It is suspected the dog had been killed less than two hours before having been discovered by a local fisherman.

Tragically officers believe the injuries were inflicted while the dog was still alive based on examination of the body. There were no gunshots to indicate the dog had been killed previous to skinning it.

“They left about six inches of skin on all four legs. Other than that, it was completely skinned.”

There have been social media comments contending the dead animal had been a coyote, and it had been caught and skinned for its fur. Officer Wilbanks denies the rumors and is calling for the community to help find the culprits.

“We’re not sure of the breed, but it was not a coyote,” Wilbanks stated. “This is uncalled for it needs to be stopped. We need to find this person and let the people in Colbert County know that we’re not going to tolerate this stuff. We’ll put you in jail and we’ll try to put you in prison for it.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Colbert County Animal Shelter or Colbert County Sheriff’s Office at 256.381.4073 or 256.383.0741.

(Photo of dog skinned alive screenshot via Waff News and Colbert County Sheriff’s Office)

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Graphic: Shocking injuries to attacked dog now being prepped for surgery

We have come to find out there are very few quiet days for animal rescue organizations, and Wednesday was no different for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, a non profit whose goal focuses on the needs of urgent animals and provide them  emergency or specialized medical care they need and deserve.  A dog with shocking injuries arrived at a partner veterinarian hospital in South Carolina.

What happened to Foxy is heartbreaking; the senior Labrador retriever is currently receiving pain medication and is being prepared for surgery. Her story begins:

“Seeing this made our hearts literally hurt,” stated Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization. “Foxy is a sweet 12-year-old Lab mix who was attacked by another dog in South Carolina. She came into our vet, and there were two options – she could have been euthanized or admitted to the hospital for surgery.”

Foxy’s owner brought her to the veterinarian to be euthanized, however the hospital asked the owners to surrender her, and they would reach out to a rescue organization for help. The owners agreed.

“Foxy is being prepped for emergency surgery now because we could not say no! This is not her fault! She is an otherwise sweet, happy family dog!,” Jackie wrote on Facebook. “We understand this is graphic, but we could not let Foxy die because of this. She is an innocent victim who deserves to get help.”

Updates as to the dog’s condition will be provided as soon as possible. To help:

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

Video is extremely graphic and may not be suitable for all viewing audiences. It is what happened to a dog – the victim of having been attacked.

(Photos and video of Foxy’s shocking injuries courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

 

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Horrifying cruelty: Man in China slams greyhound to death for losing race

In a sickening demonstration of horrifying cruelty, a mobile phone video has gone viral on Tuesday showing a man in northern China go crazy on his greyhound dog after the animal lost a race.

According to the Daily Mail, the horrifying incident occurred in the Hebel Province on December 3 after the man allegedly bet his money on the dog race and his dog lost. Shouting out “you made me lose my money,” the owner grabbed the dog – swinging it repeatedly by its hind legs and slamming the defenseless animal to the ground. At the end of the video, the man is seen standing over what appears to be a blurred image of the dead dog. The man vowed he would eat the dog.

Another person who spoke in the video stated the man had spent a lot of money buying and training the dog and was outraged when it lost the race. Thousands of Wiebo users, the Chinese Twitter equivalent, condemned the man for his egregious acts.

“Such a useless man, his mother should slam him on the floor the same way as he did to the dog,” one Internet comment stated.

Another user called the man “heartless” while the poor dog was labeled “innocent.”

The disturbing video has garnered more than three million views in just hours.

The video, posted by Pear Video, is extremely graphic and not suitable for all viewing audiences.

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Tethered and tangled dog protects her newborn puppies

On Monday, the St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue shared one of the saddest but bravest stories on social media about a mother dog, both tethered and tangled, protecting her newborn puppies despite the worst conditions imaginable:

“I witnessed one of the saddest sights today. A momma dog tied out to a tree. Her tether so tight. She had nowhere to have her puppies. So she did the best she could. Covered in ants and mosquitoes. She never faulted her attention to her puppies…. as we untangled her, and she could move.
Her puppies still wet, as she attempted to protect each one. One was drowning, sadly. It lay in a pool of blood. Under all the puppies. This is the LIFE of a chained dog…a pregnant dog. SEIZED PROPERTY.”

The mother dog and her puppies were transported to the organization’s veterinarian partner, Bellevue Vet Clinic, where they are receiving emergency care. St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue is reaching out to the community for help with the newborn puppies who need milk replacement. Esbilac  (complete diet for puppies fortified with vitamins and minerals).  Sadly, at this time, the mother dog, dubbed Libby is unable to successfully nourish her puppies.

Since arriving on Monday, Libby has given birth to four more puppies – making a total of 12 surviving puppies.

The case is under investigation and animal cruelty charges are being pursued.

(Photos of Libby tethered and tangled with her newborn puppies via St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue)

To help with the puppies, the formula can be purchased from Amazon and delivered to:

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(337) 948-6184
Donations also can be called in directly to the veterinarians office:
St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue Please, call in to her vet 337-942-7126.

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