Family On animal Cruelty Charges

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“My sincere apologies for the lack of post’s, pain is my manager; as most of you know! Sorry can’t find any names of those below, if I could I would publish them. All animal abusers should be named & shame, the bxxxxxd’s don’t deserve the protection of anonymity!!

A FAMILY will appear in Fremantle Magistrates Court tomorrow to face charges of animal cruelty.

A 72-year-old man, his wife and daughter were charged by RSPCA with one count of cruelty under the Animal Welfare Act 2002.

The  family, from White Gum Valley, are accused of not properly looking after a seven-year-old female Maltese cross Shih Tzu dog, named Bindi, causing it to suffer harm which could have been alleviated by the taking of reasonable steps.

INVESTIGATION: An RSPCA inspector was called to a house in White Gum Valley. File picture Source: PerthNow

The animal welfare agency will allege the family home was visited by an RSPCA inspector on May 10, 2012 in response to a cruelty complaint. 

The inspector said the dog was in poor condition with badly matted fur and an open wound on her front right leg.

Bindi was surrendered to the RSPCA and taken to RSPCA’s Malaga headquarters for veterinary examination.

She had to be sedated.

The RSPCA will allege its vets found the dog to be severely emaciated, with a very poor body condition, had osteoarthritis, was blind, had severely matted fur, and an open wound on her right, front leg which caused her to walk with difficulty.

It will also be alleged Bindi’s nails were also overgrown that some curled more than 360 degrees, she had a flea infestation which had been present for months and odorous discharges from her ears and eyes.

The RSPCA said Bindi was euthanased on humane grounds.

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Blind/Deaf Shelter Dogs; Can You Offer A Forever Home?

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“I was sent the following information from a friend & fellow animal advocate, Pam Burns; which tugged at my heart-strings immediately. We both have something very special in our lives…blind fur-friends. So when I received the link I knew I had to  share the following with you, as these dogs are very special & are looking for new forever homes, please share!! There are so many, please pass this information on, thanks x”

“The little guy below was due to be put to sleep, but thank God he was rescued in time by Blind dog Rescue. There are so many others just like him, waiting for that special person to give them a loving home. My little dog has no eyes, when he cuddles me, there is no better feeling! Please take a look at some of the dogs below that need a home, I can guarantee they will love you unconditionally, as long as you let them into your home & heart!!!”:-

Was due to be pts but is now SAFE!!! RESCUE CONFIRMED – WILL BE COMING TO Blind Dog Rescue Alliance! Thank you BDRA!! Waahooo!!!

If you would like to adopt this Sweetie please get in touch with them at


We received the following:

Poor guy was found in the middle of the road last night. On antibiotics and antihistamines. Not sure how much he can see or hear. Hardly any teeth. Blind in left eye, was covered in faeces and matted hair, teeth are in bad shape, maybe 5 pounds and very old.

Blind/Deaf Shelter Dogs Networking:- Thank you all for caring and advocating for this sweet pup! To see all the dogs currently looking for rescue, many beyond urgent with a PTS date ,that desperately need exposure and your help, please go to our albums :-

BEYOND URGENT!! PTS AT ANY TIME!!! LA, Baton Rouge – Shih Tzu, Horribly Neglected, Blind in One Eye, Possibly Diminished Vision in the Other. **CODE RED** PLEASE HELP QUICKLY! “Please if anyone can help with this, post & share with everyone, this little guy really needs help NOW!!”Contact info at the end.This adorable Shih Tzu needs to find a forever home or rescue now!!! He is at high risk of being PTS at this high kill shelter! Please help!!! Please do not let this little guy die afraid and alone in a shelter!
He is blind in one eye that may need an enucleation. He is not completely blind, but may possibly have diminished vision in the other eye.
Please help him find the home he so deserves, either directly or thru a rescue, where he can part of a family and receive some TLC that he clearly has not had in a very long time. Anyone who has ever known a vision diminished, or even blind dog, will tell you that once acclimated, you forget they have any eye issues at all and they are the same loving dogs, if not more so, as the fully sighted! “I can confirm this, with my dog; please please share with everyone!”
Please help!!! If you find you are not in a position to help now, please quickly share with all your contacts! Thanks!We received the following:This little guy has a blind eye that may need to be taken out. I am not sure how much sight he has in his other eye but he is not completely blind. He is at a high risk of being euthanized in the Baton Rouge, La shelter. He’s very friendly, appears house trained because he keeps his kennel clean. He was found as a stray with a jewel studded collar. No one claimed him. I held him and he was so calm.This is all the information we have. We are networking; we do not have this sweet pup, nor, unfortunately, are we able to help with transport. For any additional information, or to adopt or rescue, please quickly get in touch with the shelter/person listed under contact information.

Contact Information:
East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control & Rescue Center
2680 Progress Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Paula Shaw , Rescue Coordinator
For Pet Adoptions call CAA 225 774-7701
(225) 774-7700 Office
(225) 774-7876 Fax

Please also take a look at this album, all these dogs need a special forever home, with someone to just love them. Being blind or deaf, doesn’t mean these babies don’t deserve the same love as any other dog, if anything they deserve more, because they will love you unconditionally; I know that for a fact!! :-

I have a Yorkshire Terrier who had to have both eyes removed within 1 month of each other. We took him to the vets numerous times, saying he just didn’t seem right; as an owner who loves their dog, one knows if & when something is wrong!! However, the vet kept telling us he just had infections, which he was treated for.

Two years ago on Christmas Eve, we knew something was seriously wrong with Harry; so we rushed him to the vet. His retina had detached & the pressure in his eye was so high, he must have felt like his head was about to burst. He went straight into theatre, there was nothing they could do, other than to  remove the eye then & there.

They told us his other eye had glaucoma & may have to come out as the retina could detach in that one also. After a month of seeing him refuse food & just wanting to sit somewhere quiet, we couldn’t bear to see him go through so much pain again, so we told the vets to take his remaining eye out also. We learnt that the pressure in that eye was triple what it should have been, so we made the right move! 


Harry after having both eyes removed due to Glaucoma

Having had both eyes out, Harry is virtually no different. As long as we don’t move furniture around, he knows where he is going & will often run from one room to the other…which amazes me!!  Most people don’t even notice he has no eyes.”

“He is the same dog, just as cheeky & mischievous…just without eyes! He loves to be cuddled up with me on the settee or even riding on my wheelchair, he knows he is safe, because he knows he is loved & gives that love back tenfold; there is no other feeling in the world, like that!!”

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Outrage: Dog so badly abused that it dies, owner walks

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Tougher penalties are needed for dog killers/abusers. That’s the inescapable conclusion that comes out of a story from The Canadian Press.

The report, picked up by HuffPost British Columbia, reveals that a Victoria man received a slap on the wrist after pleading guilty to animal abuse and neglect.

Tiny (R.I.P.)

Tiny (R.I.P.)

In and of itself, that story is hardly unique. What causes it to stand out from the typical story is the gravity of the neglect and the leniency of the punishment.

On Thursday, the dog owner, Douglas Pattison, was fined $250 for the death of a 10-year-old Shih Tzu named Tiny that had been in his care (if care is the right word). Pattison was also barred from owning another pet for three years.

But it is the nature of Tiny’s death, not to mention his final days on earth, that is compelling. In August, the dog was found barely alive and wandering the streets of the city. It is unclear whether Pattison had turned the tiny dog out, but according to the article, its “fur was so matted and filthy that maggot-infested abscesses had developed on the dog’s skin.” In addition:

It also had extensive dental disease and was so severely dehydrated that internal organs were affected.

Veterinarians tried to save the little pooch. They treated Tiny for severe skin abscesses and other ailments. But he was so ill that they had no alternative but to euthanize him three months later.

Here’s the kicker. Shih Tzus are expensive dogs. And they must be bought since they never turn up in shelters. With some Shih Tzus selling for over $1,000, Pattison’s fine was roughly one fourth the cost assigned to the dog’s life.

What is more is that in three years time, he can walk into a pet store and buy another dog to neglect.

Dogs deserve better. And people like Douglas Pattison deserve much, much worse.

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Bethlehem Man Arrested For Allegedly Raping Dog in Allentown

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“Another sick Bxxxxxd who needs to get infected with an incurable disease which is agony 24/7 & causes his tackle to grow pus filled boils until they fall off, whilst the rest of him suffers a slow hellish death!  Anybody got the ingredients to make this disease? All animal rapist need to suffer with it!” 

Bethlehem man has been arrested for allegedly raping a dog in an Allentown house.

Juan Sanabria-Hernandez, 26, admitted to police he engaged in sexual intercourse with a female black-and-white Shih Tzu, according to court records. “These dogs are tiny, imagine the pain she suffered!!”

The owner of the dog, Angela Rivera, noticed on Friday that the dog was injured and acting abnormally, according to police.

Rivera spoke with the Sanabria-Hernandez on Saturday and he admitted to her that he sexually assaulted the dog at her home on the 800 block of North Oswego Street, police said.

Police questioned Sanabria-Hernandez, who waived his right to remain silent and admitted to having sex with the dog in Rivera’s home, according to records.

Sanabria-Hernandez was charged with sexual intercourse with an animal and cruelty to animals. He was released on $5,000 unsecured bail, according to records.

Court documents do not indicate how Sanabria-Hernandez knew Rivera or why she questioned him about the dog’s injuries. “Something a little bit fishy here, how did she know him & how the hell was he able to rape her dog in her home??”

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Not-guilty plea entered in animal cruelty case in Douglas – Worcester Telegram & Gazette –

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UXBRIDGE —  A Douglas man pleaded not guilty to charges of animal cruelty after his fiancée’s dog was allegedly seriously injured while under his care.

Scott W. Morvan, 42, of 27 Franklin St., was arraigned at Uxbridge District Court yesterday on a warrant resulting from a complaint by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

According to the report filed by MSPCA Officer Christine Allenberg, her department received a complaint April 25 from Dr. Jonathan Babyak, a veterinarian at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Dr. Babyak was concerned that a 6-year-old Shih Tzu named Casey, who was brought into the hospital April 23, had suffered serious trauma, including eight broken ribs; trauma to the left eye, which left the dog without vision in that eye; trauma to the soft tissue of the left leg; and chest trauma so severe that a lung was punctured.

According to Officer Allenberg’s report, Casey’s owner told her that “her fiancé informed her that Casey had bitten him when he was trying to pick him up and bring him inside the house. He told her that he had kicked Casey. She then rushed Casey to Tufts University for emergency medical care.”

Mr. Morvan allegedly told Officer Allenberg during the investigation that Casey had bitten him and he dropped the dog while he tried to bring Casey and the owner’s other Shih Tzu inside.

On May 8, Officer Allenberg was notified by Casey’s regular veterinarian that the dog also had a fractured bone at the top of his leg. Officer Allenberg wrote, “Excessive force would have been needed to break that bone.”

Mr. Morvan was released on personal recognizance. He is scheduled to return to court Aug. 29.

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Parking dispute prompts Newark woman to throw dog into oncoming traffic, cops say

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Honey Bey, a 2-year-old Shih Tzu, was allegedly thrown into oncoming traffic by Haniyyah Barnes, who is indicted on animal cruelty, theft and criminal mischief charges, as well as burglary. The dog died.

NEWARK — It all started over a parking space. Someone’s car had blocked Haniyyah Barnes’ vehicle, preventing her from leaving the Newark driveway, authorities said. Barnes’ reaction was fury, they said.

First, the 25-year-old kicked down her  neighbor’s front door, police said. Next, she allegedly threatened and assaulted the woman who had allowed her to park in the driveway.

Then, police said, she turned her attention to Honey Bey.

The 4-pound Shih Tzu had just begun barking when Barnes grabbed her, ran outside and threw the pet into oncoming traffic, police said.

The 2-year-old dog with brown floppy ears and a black nose was killed instantly that night on Aug. 27, 2011.

Nearly a year later, a grand jury has indicted Barnes on charges of animal cruelty, burglary, criminal mischief and theft, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday. A relative said alcohol was to blame for the violence, that Barnes had grown up around dogs and would never have hurt one.

Authorities said the act was cruel and vicious.

“It was a tiny dog that was barking instinctively to protect its owner,” said Assistant Essex County Prosecutor Michele Miller, who is handling the criminal case. “It wasn’t attacking the defendant. It went to see what the commotion was and paid for it with its life.”

The Shih Tzu is one of the most popular breeds in the country, according to the American Kennel Club. Though “sweet and playful, he is not afraid to stand up for himself,” said the group’s website.

A Newark police officer who happened to be patrolling Fabyan Place that day witnessed Barnes storm out of the house with one hand around Honey Bey’s throat, “and launch the dog,” Miller said.

 If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison on the second-degree burglary charge and five years for the third-degree animal cruelty count. The Newark woman, whose two prior arrests were for assault — one was dismissed and the other she pleaded guiltyto a lesser charge — remains free on $35,000 bail.Arraignment is scheduled for June 18 in Superior Court in Newark.

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Harrison County puppy mill bust yields 65 animals

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MARSHALL — About 65 dogs rescued this week from inhumane conditions at an apparently abandoned puppy mill in northern Harrison County were being housed Friday in Marshall and Fort Worth to await adoption. At least one animal died during the rescue.

No arrests have been made.

About 65 dogs were taken from a property in northern Harrison County described by officials as a puppy mill. Officials said many of the animals were infested with fleas, covered with feces and had fur accumulated under their toenails.

The dogs, mainly Shih Tzus and other small breeds, were discovered after authorities received multiple complaints about a puppy mill at the location southeast of Harleton.

“The smell was bad,” said Constable Robert Wood, whose investigation of the property led him to a batch of dogs locked inside a portable building among feces, fur the animals had shed and stifling heat.

Finding no one at the property, Wood went to a neighboring residence. There, he said, he was told the owner of the dogs had moved to Odessa about two months ago. The owner was supposedly paying someone $1,000 a month to take care of the dogs.

The neighbor had a key and was able to let Wood into the building where he spotted the dogs.

After discovering even more dogs outside the building in kennels hidden by tall weeds, Wood called the Humane Society of Harrison County for assistance.

“This was way bigger than I could handle,” he said.

The humane society’s Kay Hill said she was shocked by the conditions she found.

“They were hot and suffering,” Hill said of the panting dogs, noting three air conditioning units in the building were turned on but blowing hot air. The thermostat on one of the air conditioners was set to 90 degrees. “Algae was growing on buckets of water and dogs were trying to stand in buckets to get cool.”

Other water containers were bone dry, Wood said.

Hill said many of the dogs were infested with fleas, covered with feces, and had fur accumulated under their toenails.

Some had eye ulcers.

Additionally, she said, chemicals found in the room apparently being used to treat heartworm and other conditions had not been prescribed by a veterinarian. One, she said, was intended for treating farm animals.

Many of the rescued dogs were housed at the Marshall Animal Shelter while awaiting transport Friday to the Humane Society of North Texas in Fort Worth.

One puppy died while being transported for treatment.

Six of the dogs remained Friday at the Harrison County Humane Society’s The Pet Place.

One of them is expecting a litter any day. About 60 puppies and adult dogs were taken to Fort Worth, where they await adoption.

“We’ve already adopted some out,” Hill said, adding some pregnant dogs would go to foster families until they deliver. “We’ve got a lot going to foster care.”

About 35 of the dogs were Shih Tzus, but Pekingese, Pomeranians and one Cavalier King Charles also were found.

“Every dog she had was a purebred dog,” Hill said of the absent breeder. She said it appeared the mill was producing “designer” dogs, mainly a Pekingese and Yorkshire Terrier mix.

Commercial dog and cat breeders in Texas are licensed and regulated under the so-called puppy mill bill passed by the last Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry this past June. The law requires that every person who breeds more than 11 dogs or cats at one time obtain an occupational license.

In addition to the licensing requirements, minimum standards of care have been put in place.

Wood, the constable, said making an arrest in this week’s case could come later. First, he said, the dogs had to be saved.

“We were concerned about the safety and well-being of the dogs,” Wood said. “This was strictly a humane mission.”

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Couple gets jail time for animal cruelty involving more than 350 dogs

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Allegan County

The couple who kept more than 350 dogs in their Cheshire Township house and barn are now in the Allegan County Jail serving 60 days for not caring for the animals.

George and Cheri Burke, both 64, were sentenced this morning after pleading guilty last month to a charge each of animal abandonment/animal cruelty to two or three animals. The misdemeanor had the possibility of up to a year in jail, $2,000 in fines and community service.

Each also has to pay $500 in fees and serve 24 months probation during which time neither can possess animals.

The dogs, mostly Shih Tzus, were caked in feces and many had medical issues when they were confiscated and brought to the Allegan County Animal Shelter on April 9. Volunteers helped clean the animals, treat them and get them adopted into new homes.

The Burkes originally faced one felony count of animal abandonment/animal cruelty to 10 or more animals punishable by up to four years in prison, $5,000 in fines and 500 hours of community service.

To thank the community and volunteers who helped the shelter handle the influx of animals, Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance, the group contracted to operate the shelter at 2283 33rd St., is holding a party from 1-7 p.m. Saturday at The Grill House, 1071 32nd St. (M-40) in Allegan. Six bands will perform.

The concert and venue were donated to Wishbone.

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Deputies Arrest Man On Animal Cruelty Charges

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METAIRIE, La. — Authorities arrested a man who they said was caught on video hitting a puppy in Metairie.

On April 29, Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies said they were called to investigate an animal cruelty incident at Lakeside Pets on Veterans Boulevard. The shop owner told investigators Matthew Burghardt, 26, who bought a 2-month-old Shih-Tzu puppy, was also suspected of possible theft.

Deputies said the store’s surveillance video did not reveal Burghardt taking anything from the business, but it caught him hitting the puppy several times in the head and face with his fist.

Deputies said an arrest warrant was issued for Burghardt on charges of cruelty to an animal.

Deputies said Burghardt was arrested Friday on Clearview Parkway and was taken to the JPCC after he was unable to justify why he hit the puppy.

Investigators said Burghardt was also arrested on April 22 after he was involved in a rash of hit-and-run accidents. Deputies said Burghardt crashed his 2004 Dodge into a number of mailboxes in Metairie.

He was charged with nine counts of hit-and-run driving and three counts of simple criminal damage. He was also issued traffic citations in connection with the incidents.

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