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Vallejo woman finds three trash bags with dead dogs stuffed in them

It was a disturbing discovery in Vallejo, California for a woman walking her dog near an embankment off Columbus Parkway. A local resident, Carine Peters had been walking her German shepherds away from Blue Rock Springs Park when her dogs nosed their way into the nearby bushes. That’s when Carine spotted three black plastic garbage bags – dogs stuffed inside of them and a few dead bodies lying nearby.

According to Fox News, the bodies of the dogs had been deteriorating, but Carine was able to identify their breeds  and stated there were between 10 and 12 dogs – some looked like Labrador retrievers, poodles, spaniels, and all seemed to have been well-groomed. None of the bodies wore any collars or had identification tags.

“These animals lost their lives to something sick and depraved. I don’t know what happened. Were they bait dogs for fighting? Is there some individual out here that is killing dogs?, stated Carine who found the dogs in mid-February.  Of course I want a full-blown homicide investigation; they say there’s nothing to test, or to look at. In my mind there is.”

Even though she reported the grisly scene, it took a long time for Animal Control officers to arrive at the spot, and by then the weather and coyotes had caused most of the evidence of lost lives to disappear. The Vallejo Police Department and Animal Control have refused to investigate.   What Carine did find, however were two poles found near the dogs’ bodies. One of the poles had a box cutter blade attached to it. Was that used to kill the dogs, Carine wondered? The other pole had a scissors type head to it; black fur and plastic still entangled.

The Center of Animal Rescue and Education of Solano County has stepped up to help; believing the dogs were once someone’s pets. The organization is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible person(s) involved in this heinous deed.

(Photo of Vallejo woman finds dogs in garbage bags screenshot via Fox News and Kron4News)

Shame on the authorities for not investigating this crime sooner. To contact CARES with information, call (707) 319-7345 or email mvcdmd@comcast.net.

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UPDATE: Soldier and his girlfriend accused of shooting emotional support dog

A former soldier and his girlfriend have been accused of felony animal cruelty and conspiracy in the shooting death of the woman’s emotional support dog in Fayetteville, North Carolina. On Monday, Jarren Heng, 25, was arrested after videos were turned into authorities showing Heng involved in the shooting of the veteran’s dog. According to AbcNews, Marinna Rollins, 23, the owner of the brown and white pit bull named Camboui, was taken into custody on Tuesday by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

The pair have been accused of taking the dog into the woods, tying him to a tree and then shooting the dog in the head five times. Heng was heard on the video asking Rollins if he could shoot the dog too. One of the three disturbing videos, shows Rollins dragging the lifeless body of her dog to a shallow grave speaking to him:

“It’s been real… I love you, you’re my puppy, you’re a good puppy, but … “

Before shooting her dog, Rollins posted a photo of Camboui on her Facebook page along with the comment “was sad that her dog had to go to a happier place.”A Facebook page, titled Justice for Cam was set up on Monday”in the memory of an Emotional Support Animal, that was brutally murdered by his owner and her boyfriend.”

Heng is being held in the Cumberland County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond. Rollins is being held on $25,000 bond.

(Photos of soldier and his girlfriend via Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office)

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Wanted: Two men who abandoned severely injured dog on patio of restaurant

Authorities continue to search for two men who abandoned a severely injured dog on the patio of a fast-food restaurant in Brampton, Ontario. Surveillance cameras captured the images of the men, and the information has been released by the Peel Regional Police in what has been described as abandoning a small Yorkshire terrier with such severe injuries, the dog had to be humanely euthanized by a veterinarian.

According to the Toronto Sun, the two men were caught on camera hanging out at the McDonald’s restaurant patio located at Sandalwood Parkway on April 15 for eight hours. When they left, employees found the small Yorkie and rushed it to a veterinarian. The security video shows the men arriving at 3:00 a.m. and then leaving at 10:45 a.m. The incident was not reported to the police until four days later, and police have not revealed if the dog was being abused while at the restaurant. Regardless, who abandons a dog that was in dire need of medical help?

As for the men’s description, one man has a medium complexion, short dark hair and a full beard. On that day, he was wearing a gray sweater, black pants, and red and black Nike shoes. The second man is only described as having a medium complexion. If anyone recognizes the men or the dog, contact the police at 905.453.2121 ext. 2133 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477,

Help this little dog find justice.

(Photos of two men who abandoned severely injured dog courtesy of Peel Regional Police)

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17-year-old family pet Scruffy killed in ‘sickening’ attack

The body of a family’s 17-year-old cherished dog named Scruffy was found on Friday tied to a plant in his Brisbane backyard; the senior dog who had been hard of hearing and nearly blind had been the victim of what has been labeled by authorities as a “sickening” attack.

According to the Brisbane Times, police stated someone entered the family’s backyard in Bardon during the day and pulled a towel hanging from the clothesline to dry and tied it around the Maltese terrier’s neck.

“The dog was then bound by the towel to a plant at the rear of the dwelling where he was later located deceased,” stated the police.

The exact cause of death of the dog is unknown, but blood was found at the scene. On Monday, police launched an animal cruelty investigation asking for members of the public to come forward with any information or clues to help solve the egregious crime.

Scruffy’s owners, Cath and Liam Proberts are devastated as are the three children who grew up with Scruffy.

“Because number one, I don’t want it happening again and number two, our beloved pet met a horrific ending and number three, it’s often the start of more significant crimes,” stated Liam.

Anyone with information is asked to call Policelink on 13 14 44 or Crime Stoppers on 1-800 333 000.

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‘Dog on a chain here dying’: New York City rescue group comes to aid of desperate puppy

On Saturday afternoon, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC received a desperate plea to save an abandoned dog found tied to a chain brought to a rural Tifton, Georgia shelter.

“There’s a dog on a chain here dying if you want to come get him. He’s emaciated, covered in fleas, can’t stand or walk and his gums are white,” was the tragic message.

Unfortunately rural shelters do not have the money to treat emergency cases and without an approved rescue organization stepping forward to help, the dog would have to be humanely euthanized. And with no hesitation, Jackie O’Sullivan, the co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, made immediate arrangements to transfer the dog they dubbed “Bear” to the nearest emergency veterinarian hospital.

“We will not stand by and let him die,” Jackie posted on Facebook notifying advocates what had just happened. “He deserves better and he will get better. This is not okay – not by a long shot.”

When Bear arrived at the hospital,  his red blood cell count was extremely low and had he not been given a life saving blood transfusion on Saturday night, he would have died by Sunday morning. Bear was so anemic and dehydrated, staff veterinarians had difficulty finding a vein for intravenous support. Early this morning, Bear began to eat and was able to stand for a short time; all good signs. The sweet dog continues his fight to live.

 

To help Bear and other emergency cases that continue to come into Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028

(Photos and video of Bear – the dog on a chain courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Check out Bear’s video here: (feeling a little better)

15-year-old charged with shooting family’s friendly dog in the head

A neighborhood teen has been charged with shooting a family’s friendly dog in the head on Thursday afternoon in the Marquette Park area of Chicago. The dog’s owner Maritza Galindo let her two dogs out into the yard for a bathroom break, but within minutes Luna somehow got out of the yard. As soon as they realized it, the family went searching for their dog.

“Everybody knows her in the neighborhood,” Maritza told reporters from the Chicago Tribune.  “Here in the neighborhood, kids next door with come to Luna and play with her because they know she is not bad … She’s a pit bull terrier and that’s the thing; people always think they’re bad dogs by looking at them. They think they’re dangerous, but it all depends on how you raise them.”

Maritza’s three young children – aged 3, 7, and 8 miss their dog, but have not been told Luna had been shot in the head and is awaiting surgery. All they know is that their best friend has been hurt.

Police in the neighborhood did hear a gunshot on Thursday afternoon, and when they arrived, they found the injured dog; a 15-year-old boy had been spotted running from the scene. Officers caught up with the teen and found him holding the gun. He told authorities he was scared the dog was going to hurt him, although there has been no evidence Luna ever showed any aggression. The youth has been charged with five felonies for shooting Luna – which include the aggravated use of a weapon without a state firearms identification care, theft, criminal damage of a domestic animal, aggravated cruelty to animals and reckless discharge of a firearm.

Chicago Animal Care and Control released Luna back to her family, who rushed their dog to the family vet where an X-ray showed the bullet was lodged between the dog’s eyes and would require surgery to remove it. The family was given some pain medication for their dog, but finances precluded them from affording the operation estimated to cost between $1,500 and $8,000. On the brink of tears, Maritza thought her dog was going to die – the dog she has raised from a puppy with her kids.

On Friday, Chicagoland Rescue Intervention and Support Program (CRISP) stepped in to help. With the cooperation of One Tail at a Time, a donor has been found to help pay some of Luna’s surgery. A YouCaring page can be found here. She is scheduled for surgery on Monday at MedVet; the family hopes she survives and just wants her back.

Photos of teen charged with shooting family dog in the head Chicagoland Rescue Intervention and Support Program)

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Three children charged with dragging, beating and burning dog in Awendaw

On Friday, three children have been arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty after a dog had been dragged by a chain, beaten and set afire in Awendaw, South Carolina. Just one week ago, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and the Awendaw Fire Department were called to the front gate of the Center for Birds of Prey after the body of a burning dog was discovered. The dog was already dead.

“Somebody has burned a dog… it’s still burning,” Jim Elliot, Director of the Center for Birds of Prey reported in an emergency 911 call. “I know it’s got a chain on its neck from what I can tell, and I saw some kids walking away when I drove up. I don’t think it’s something we look like we should ignore.”

Elliot described four boys and two girls between the ages of 12 and 15 walking across the field where the dog was left to burn to death. The youths – two 12-year-olds and a 13-year-old, in addition to the felony animal cruelty charge, also face a count of ill treatment of animals and unlawful burning. According to the Post and Courier,  the children are in the custody of the Al Cannon Detention Center in North Charleston. Tips from the public led the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office to the suspects. A hearing will follow; their names have not been released because of their ages.

The dog was apparently dragged down the road tied tightly with chains wrapped around his muzzle, torso and legs. A necrospy has not confirmed whether the dog was dead or alive at the time he was burned; a single cause of death has not been determined.

(Photo of Awendaw area where three children have been charged in the burning of a dog provided by Charleston County Sheriff’s Office)

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Police release photo of couple who allegedly left their dog starve and freeze to death

In a very disturbing act of animal neglect, cruelty and abuse, authorities released a photo on Wednesday of the couple who allegedly left their dog starve and freeze to death early last month. Authorities believe the two people pictured may have been the owners of “Luna” – a dog found behind a city owned abandoned property in Newburgh, New York. According to the  Hudson Valley News, the pit bull was frozen and had starved to death in a locked crate in the Orange County city.

A joint investigation with the City of Newburgh Police Department and the Hudson Valley SPCA continues, hoping to capture the responsible person(s) in the heinous and heartless crime. The photo, supplied by police, is from a security camera and is of poor quality, but it is hoped someone recognizes them – either the way they are standing or via their blurry facial photos.

Neighbors along Carter Street were the ones to call police.  Area resident Anthony Denizard made the heartbreaking discovery and partially blames the city of Luna’s death. On his Facebook page, Anthony tells the story:

“At 3:30 today my neighbor called me concerned about a horrible smell coming from behind a building owned by the City of Newburgh. As we head over searching for source of smell, we found a cage covered with  Plywood and inside we found an abandoned dead dog. And it looks like his death was caused by cold and hunger. We could tell he has been dead for a few days. It’s such a disgrace. Apparently there were many times this dog could have been helped since City of Newburgh worker/s have come to the place many times to check on the property or do maintenance. But it looks like they did not walk to the back nor checked property in its entirety at all. It seems they only paid attention to the front of the property, since we saw them parked on the front of the house multiple times! Other neighbors could have helped the dog and set him free had he not been covered with plywood. This is indignant-my anger and feelings about all this are hard to explain in words! I’m going to ask aggressors to take a moment and place themselves inside the cage and experience feeling Helpless, hopeless and hope for a stranger to come and help you before your time runs out. This is such an atrocity to dogs! Please advocate to stop this crimes towards dogs and report of such doings to the local authorities.”

Rest in peace Luna. We are sorry humans failed you so badly. On the Hudson Valley SPCA Facebook, one person commenting, stated they have seen these homeless people holding up signs begging for money. A $2,000 reward is now being offered in the case.

(Photo of Luna – left their dog starve via Anthony Denizard Facebook)

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Wisconsin woman allowed her dogs to eat puppies

In a disturbing case of animal cruelty in Crandon, Wisconsin, a woman has been arrested for allegedly allowing her dogs to eat puppies and the dead body of a horse. According to authorities, Patty Kirker, 52, was charged on Wednesday with 156 counts of animal mistreatment for failing to provide the animals with food and water; six of the counts are felonies.

An investigation of Kirker’s “puppy mill situation” had been launched earlier in the year after more than 80 complaints were filed. In a report from WsauNews, Kirker’s home had two feet of dog feces on the floor. On March 17, authorities seized 40 wolf-hybrid dogs and horses from the woman’s property. In the criminal complaint, the Forest County District Attorney Chuck Simono cited two unnamed witnesses who told police they had seen adult dogs eating young puppies on the properties as the animals had to resort to any means to stave off their starvation while Kirker did not feed them.

Also, in the complaint were details of the “deplorable conditions” with a description of three puppies being killed by other dogs, and of one puppy having been eaten. Then there were two horses kept in a trailer for more than three weeks with no food while dogs ate a horse’s carcass. Another dog terrorized an older neighbor and attacked the woman’s cat. Four horses and one pony died on the property.

And then there were more horrific details of two dogs walking around with embedded collars, Kirker kicking dogs and some of the animals biting her back, chained dogs that were never fed and a blind horse running into “trees and things.”

 

Kirker also faces charges in a conspiracy to smuggle drugs into the county jail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 3. Kirker’s attorney denies the allegations are not true and will fight the charges. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are caring for the rescued animals.

(Photo of suspect alleged to have allowed her dogs to eat puppies via Forest County Sheriff’s Office booking photo)

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Heartbreaking howls and cries from dogs after thugs locked them in car and set it on fire

Authorities are searching for the heartless thugs who gathered up some dogs, locked them in an abandoned car and then set the vehicle on fire – for fun! The heartbreaking howls and cries from the dogs were devastating to onlookers because all they could do was watch; the rescuers were powerless to help – the flames were too intense to get close enough.

According to the Metro, the despicable situation took place in the city of Umm al-Fahm, Haifa District, northern Israel and was recorded by a witness’ cell phone. The agonizing screams of the dogs, unable to escape were haunting to everyone, including the police who have initiated an investigation. After emergency services arrived, they were unable to identify how many dogs perished in the car fire because their bodies were so badly burned.

Area residents are concerned that the culprits responsible for this heinous deed are capable of hurting humans too. Animal advocate, Eli Altman, founder of the group Let the Animals Live, has  called upon government officials to crack down on the rampant animal cruelty in the nation.

“I implore the public – watch the video, listen to the whines and cries of the poor dogs that are being burnt alive, and you will understand how animals are treated in Israel.”

The comments on the Metro Facebook page echo the feelings and sentiments of all compassionate humans trying to comprehend the atrocity of such an evil deed to helpless animals.

Tony Hart-WildenVile disgusting human beings. But at least in Israel they may get some actual punishment for animal abuse, unlike the slap on the wrist you would get in the U.K.”

Lindz BillingsleyAnd this is why animal cruelty laws need to be tougher. First it’s animals and then it’s people. Those dogs suffered for nothing and won’t even get any justice.”
Be warned – the cries of the dogs in the video will break your heart.
(Photo of dogs howls and cries in burning car via screenshot video Metro )
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