2 Dogs Found Abandoned In Home Covered In Glue And Paint

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“WTF…thought I had seen it all; it appears not! Evil, sadistic animal abusing bxxxxxd’s will always walk amongst us, committing their heinous cruel animal attacks; because they are sick POS that know they can get away with it! If caught, they know they will only receive a petty punishment; which will not deter them from abusing again!! ANIMAL WELFARE & ABUSE LAWS MUST BECOME STRICTER WITH MORE SEVERE CONSEQUENCES FOR THOSE THAT ABUSE; I would like to think that harsher punishments, would at the very least, scare first time or younger offenders, enough to hopefully stop them from abusing animals ever again!!” 

Updated: Jan 31, 2014 10:08 PM GST; Reported By Nick Caloway

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –

Animal control officers are investigating after two small dogs were found covered with blue plumber’s glue and left for dead in Nashville. 

This is downright Animal Abuse; those who did this need locking up!!

The female Chihuahuas were found Wednesday by the landlord of an abandoned home on 10th Avenue North.

The dogs had been painted all over with the glue, which eventually hardened and left the animals helpless.

Dottie Dively, the staff veterinarian at Metro Animal Control, said it could be weeks before all the glue comes off.

“We have been successful in shaving some of it,” Dively said. “We may have to shave some more under sedation.”

Divey added since being found, the dogs have been named Sapphire and Opal.

“It fits, because they truly are gems and they will be beautiful again,” she said.

Cruelty investigator Billy Biggs wasn’t shy in expressing how badly he’d like to catch those responsible.

“You go from being sad to being mad,” said Biggs. “There’s no reason to do this to an animal.”

Investigators say it’s possible it was juveniles who committed the crime.

Those responsible could face a charge of aggravated animal cruelty, which is a felony.

It will be at least four to six weeks before the dogs will be available for adoption.

News Link:http://www.wkrn.com/story/24595811/2-dogs-found-abandoned-in-home-covered-in-glue

UPDATE: Justice, The Dog Set On Fire, Receives No Justice

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Update August 21, 2013 10:35 a.m:Since the District Attorney‘s office is considering an appeal, the petition asking for the maximum sentence (link is below) has been reopened for signatures.

In April, 2012, an 18-year-old man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty.Darius Ewing poured lighter fluid on a four-month-old puppy, then flicked a lit cigarette at him. The police report stated that a group of people watched and laughed as Ewing threw his lit cigarette at the dog.

Darius Ewing

The Labrador puppy suffered from third degree burns on more than 70 percent of his body. His poor little body could not handle it, and ten days after being set on fire, the puppy died.

The puppy was named “Justice” by his rescuers, DFW Rescue Me, since that is what they hoped he would get.

But that does not seem to be the case.

The man who lit Justice on fire, Darius Ewing, pleaded guilty to one count of felony animal cruelty. Ewing entered a plea on Tuesday, agreeing to a five-year sentence. The judge on the case, Larry Mitchell, reduced his sentence to two years. WFFA.com reports that the judge “lowered it to two years, saying prosecutors failed to prove that a ‘deadly weapon’ was used.”

Three others also pleaded guilty to one count each of felony animal cruelty. Darius Carey, 25, was sentenced to two years in jail. Richard Valentine, 25, and Adrian Ayers, 21, each received 15 months in jail.

Ayers, Carey, Ewing

In Texas, State Jail Felonies are punishable with a fine of up to $10,000 and/or a jail sentence of up to 10 years.

Jonnie England of the Texas Humane Alliance says all who were present for sentencing in the courtroom were shocked. “There was just no justice for Justice here today,” England said.

Prosecutors are considering an appeal for Ewing’s case.

Animal advocate group Hand4Paws wrote a petition asking that Darius Ewing receive the maximum sentence. The petition received over 37,000 signatures. The petition was sent to the judge on the case, Larry Mitchell.

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Graphic Video & Image: Adrienne Martin Charged In Dog Abuse Case

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This is appalling & I ask you all to sign the petition below...Adrienne Martin must face the maximum punishment available, for torturing this dog. This was no accident, she purposely set out to burn this poor dog, who endured such severe injuries; it led to its untimely death!  Please spread the petition; Martin must pay for this sickening crime!

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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 35-year-old woman in connection with an animal abuse case after a dog was found outside a north city home with severe burns and eventually died.

PHOTOS: Dog with severe burns rescued in north St. Louis

The dog was found July 10 anchored to a chain in the 4300 block of Cote Brilliante Avenue with burns covering his eyes, nose, feet, ears, legs and body. The animal, which rescues called “Brownie,” had been recovering at the Veterinary Specialty Services prior to his death.

Adrienne Martin, 35, faces two felony charges after investigators say she admitting to setting a dog on fire in North St. Louis.

With signs and flyers, St. Louis’ animal cruelty task force took this case seriously. It’s an arrest members hope will get attention.

PHOTOS: Martin brags on Facebook page about killing dogs

Near the empty dog house, to the left of the dog sign, the singed leaves, animal cruelty investigators say, show the site of the fire that took the life of the dog named Brownie.

“Gasoline was poured on him and then he was lit on fire with a lighter,” said Randy Grim with the organization Stray Rescue. Grim is also a member of St. Louis’ new animal cruelty task force.

“His eyes and face were burned completely, so even if he would have recovered he would never have been able to see again,” said Grim.

Brownie died a few days later. Martin is now charged with two felony counts, animal abuse and knowingly burning.

Investigators say she admitted torching the dog as he was chained to a fence because he had previously bitten her son.

“I don’t think she did it,” said Trena Block, Martin’s sister and the owner of Brownie.

Even though her sister confessed and witnesses picked her out of a line-up, Block believes her sister is innocent.

But more evidence pointing to Martin are posts authorities say she wrote on her Facebook page stating, “I’m on killa mode and the hastag killdogs.com.” and “I mean what I say and I say what I mean, hastag alldogsdon’tgoto heaven.com”.

Dog set on fire dies!!

Trena claims Martin was referring to her husband. 

“All dogs don’t go to heaven meaning you being so bad to me, I’m your wife and you ain’t going to go to heaven just off of this,” she said.

The felony charges are the first for St. Louis’ animal task force formed last October and Grim says they speak loudly.

“People are watching St. Louis to see how we handle this and I want to set a good example for other cities and maybe they’ll have a task force of their own,” said Grim.

Stray Rescue of St. Louis says since October 1, 2012 over 100 cases of animal abuse have been investigated, 24 arrests have been made, and more than 200 animal control citations have been issued.

News Link:http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/389868/3/Woman-charged-in-dog-abuse-case-

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DOG TORCHED: Woman Faces Felony Charges She Burned Her

Published on 25 Jul 2013

DOG TORCHED: Woman Faces Felony Charges She Burned Her Dog to Death

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KMOV reports St. Louis Police have charged a woman with felony animal cruelty charges after she allegedly killed her dog with a blowtorch. KMOX says the woman responsible is Adrienne Martin. The dog, named Brownie, was taken to the Stray Rescue of St. Louis after it was discovered, but the rescue couldn’t save the dog’s live. KMOV also says Martin bragged about the dog’s death on her Facebook page.

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$1,000 Reward for Info Leading To An Arrest In Burning of Stray Cat

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“WTF…there are some serious psycho’s that move amongst us, without knowledge; sick bxxxxxxs! I so which I was psychic!!” 

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) announce a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who set a cat on fire on May 24, 2013, in the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

The severely burned orange tabby cat was found in the 12th floor stairwell of 200 Throop Avenue by a resident of the building, who called 911.  NYPD and FDNY responded to the scene and recovered the stray cat.  It was determined an accelerant was used to set the fire.

District Attorney Hynes said, “I find it incomprehensible why people would hurt any animal. But unfortunately, it does happen and those people need to be held accountable for their actions.

My office aggressively investigates and prosecutes animal abuse and fighting cases.  I want to commend the Animal Legal Defense Fund for their cooperation with my office in this and other cases, and for offering this reward for information.

Scott Heiser, Senior Attorney and Director of the Criminal Justice Program for the ALDF said, “We are so grateful to District Attorney Hynes and his team for their tireless efforts to bring the perpetrators of this outrageously cruel act to justice.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund posts this $1,000 reward to encourage people to come forward with information.  I hope that whoever saw this crime will do the right thing and call the hotline number.”

Police officers brought the cat to Animal Care and Control of New York City to be examined by veterinary staff who determined that the cat had suffered burns to his bodyThe fire tore through the cat’s fur and skin and melted his claws, exposing tissue. 

The cat was medically stabilized and sent to North Shore Animal League for further treatment.  Unfortunately, he passed away from his injuries.

As part of the investigation, KCDA detectives questioned building residents who reported having seen the cat living in the staircase before the attack.  They believed the cat was being fed by residents.

It is unknown if the attack occurred at 200 Throop Avenue or if he was burned elsewhere and retreated back to 200 Throop Avenue.

The attached reward flyer is being distributed in the community with the hopes of finding and arresting the suspect(s) who committed this crime.   Anyone with any information concerning this crime should call the hotline at 718-250-4400.

News Link:-http://www.brooklynews.com/062713-1000-reward-for-information-leading-to-an-arrest-in-burning-of-stray-cat-1/

Doctors in Veterinary, Human Medicine Team to Give Burned Horse a Second Chance

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“This is amazing to say the least, & the owners of Northstar obviously love him like one of their own children; like I do my horses! Some owners would have just had him put down, but not Northstars parents! I truly hope all this works & Northstar will soon be able to go out into a field, lay down & have a good roll. I hope the bastards that set fire to him experience the same injuries at some point, however it happens, I just want them to feel what burn pain is; so may they rest in Hell!”

COLUMBUS, OhioThe unlikely pairing of an equine veterinarian and a burn surgeon is providing a second chance at a normal life for a horse that was doused in flammable liquid and set on fire late last summer.

Northstar, purposely set on fire, perpetrators not found

The Ohio State University doctors and their teams have partnered to perform two skin graft procedures on the American Paint Horse named Northstar, who suffered severe burns to almost half of his body when the abuse occurred.

The same instruments used in a typical human burn surgery were used for the horse’s grafting procedures. The clinicians removed ultrathin sheets of skin from Northstar’s chest and expanded them with a meshing tool before placing the grafts across an enormous wound spanning the horse’s back.

When he arrived in Columbus on Sept. 5, Northstar had exposed bone at the base of his neck as a result of the burns. Skin damage extended from his neck to the base of his tail and along both of his sides. No suspect has been identified in the case.

The doctors’ collaboration – not to mention the unusual size of the back wound – has provided a rare learning experience for both clinicians and their colleagues.

“There’s been a lot of trial and error with the challenges of how to bandage him, what the most appropriate antiseptic is for cleaning the wound bed, and the biology of burned tissue in a horse,” said Samuel Hurcombe, assistant professor of veterinary clinical sciences and the leader of Northstar’s care team.

Veterinary experts got the healing off to a good start with relentless wound management, a series of smaller skin grafts and the implantation of cell cultures in the wound bed. These procedures were performed to bring top-layer skin tissue to the central area of the expansive wound bed on Northstar’s neck and shoulders, where all his skin had burned away.

Surgeons treat horse like human burn victim

To address the large wound across the horse’s back, Hurcombe consulted longtime trauma and burn surgeon Larry Jones at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. The two observed one another’s surgeries and studied human- and veterinary-medicine journal articles before teaming to accelerate Northstar’s care.

Jones, associate professor of clinical surgery and director of the Burn Center at the medical center, led the two larger skin graft surgeries. Early on, he encountered a significant challenge: how deep to set the tool that would peel off the donor skin.

“We want to take the top layer of skin but we also need a portion of the second layer, the dermis,” he said. After Jones consulted with Hurcombe and the two conducted more research, “I knew I had to take a graft that’s about twice as thick as one I would take if I were operating on a human.”

The team then ran the graft through a mesher that cut holes in the graft skin and allowed for expansion of the graft to about four times its original size. “When the graft takes, the holes will fill in from skin cells growing from the edges,” Jones said.

They dressed the wounds with bandages containing medical-grade silver, which functions as an antibiotic, to speed healing of the grafts and the donor sites.

At this stage of the horse’s recovery, more than half of the initial wound is healed, with the repair resulting from both the various skin grafting procedures and normal closure along the edges of the damaged skin.

Burn victim, set on fire

Northstar will likely undergo a series of additional sheet graft surgeries to completely heal the wound. Multiple grafts are often required for extensive human burn injuries, as well.

“It’s a slow process but even in the time we’ve been caring for him, he has made remarkable progress,” said Hurcombe, a specialist in equine emergency and critical care. “From a welfare standpoint, his psychology is great and after what he’s gone through, the fact that he is still so trusting of people is pretty amazing.”

While he initially appeared to be a dark horse for recovery, Northstar persevered through weeks of daily cleansing and removal of dead and infected tissue followed by the application of antiseptics, honey, aloe and silver sulfadiazine cream, a common human burn treatment, to his damaged tissue.

In yet another application of human medicine in veterinary care, the team has treated Northstar with gabapentin (sold under the brand name Neurontin), a medication used for neuropathic pain in humans, to treat the severe itching and nerve-related pain that is typical in burn patients as they recover. “I take this medication for pain, I really hope it’s helping Northstar!!”

Northstar, who turned 7 in January, is a “young, naughty boy” and would love nothing more than to toss himself to the ground and roll on his back to scratch that persistent itch, Hurcombe said. So the horse is gently tethered to keep him standing and he wears a cradle that immobilizes his neck several hours throughout the day. He is also covered in bandages and wears what is called a full-body “sleazy” covering that is typically seen on show horses.

The clinicians hope that Northstar will have a complete layer of skin coverage by his 8th birthday. The road ahead is a long one, both physicians acknowledge. The location of his back wound is a tricky one to treat because even with secure bandages from his neck to his tail, the horse anatomy in the location of the burn is such that Northstar’s every movement slightly disturbs the grafted areas.

“His skin graft take is a little less than what I am used to in humans,” Jones noted. “But as Dr. Hurcombe reminds me, considering his hospital bed is in a barn, he is doing very well.

“I view Northstar in the same way as I do any of my other patients. I just want him to get better and go on and live his life as a horse.”

Northstar’s owners live in northwestern Pennsylvania, where police have investigated the burning incident as a criminal case.

“All the owners want is for him to be happy, pain-free and able to live his life with his pasture mates,” Hurcombe said. “He is bright and alert, he interacts with people and he can eat and drink and do all the things that a horse can normally do as far as function. And he has been telling us through his behaviors that he wants to live. ”

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Dog Set Afire in George County Dies Of Its Injuries

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“He may have wanted this little pup to go to heaven, the psycho ..but please God…I hope there is a hell for people like this!”

Man arrested on animal cruelty charges, was wanted on two warrants

GEORGE COUNTY May 23– A Lucedale man arrested on a charge of animal cruelty Tuesday is accused of dousing his 5-year-old Chihuahua mix in a flammable liquid and setting it on fire, George County Sheriff Dean Howell said.

The dog, namedSocks,” died of massive burns to the body Thursday at George County Animal Hospital.

“Brandon Pierce – Peice of shit, I would like to do same to him”

Arrested on a charge of misdemeanor animal cruelty was Brandon Pierce, 20. Authorities, however, said they hope to upgrade the charge against Pierce to a felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty as early as today.

Deputies said the dog was on fire when they responded to a 911 call for help at the home on Greenwood Road, where Pierce lives with his family. The caller said Pierce was “going crazy on meth.”

When deputies got to the scene, Howell said, Pierce was acting “erratically” and saying he “wanted the dog to go to heaven.”

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Pierce was taken to George County Regional Hospital initially, then released to the custody of the sheriff’s office. At the time of his arrest, he was also wanted on two warrants for failure to appear in court.

After word spread about the incident, George County sheriff’s spokeswoman, Shonna Pierce, said the Sheriff’s Department was flooded with calls from people wanting to pay the bill for the dog’s emergency care.

“It is awful,” said Shonna Pierce, who is not related to Brandon Pierce. “Just awful. If you are going to have pets in George County, you have to be responsible for them. If you are not going to be responsible, you are going to be held accountable.”

After the arrest, Brandon Pierce was taken to the George County jail, where he remained Thursday.

Misdemeanor animal cruelty falls under the Mississippi Dog and Cat Pet Protection Law in the state.

The crime is punishable by up to a $1,000 fine or six months in Jail.

Pierce has had previous charges of animal cruelty. Before the death of Socks, Pierce had been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty. Mississippi animal cruelty laws, however state that a second offense of aggravated cruelty is punishable by one to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

Rest in peace little Socks. We hope the person responsible for your horror and death is punished with the maximum sentence allowable by law.

News Link:http://www.examiner.com/article/lucedale-man-on-meth-douses-dog-with-flammable-liquid-and-sets-pup-on-fire

Graphic Images: Unbelievable Abuse To Pregnant Pitbull, Set On Fire

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“WTF…seriously what sort of psycho can do this to a dog; yet live amongst normal people & go undetected?? Somebody know’s the evil MF that did this, look at her face, she is pregnant for Christ’s sake…about to give birth!! Some neighbour knows this dog & who she belongs to…please if you have any kindness in your soul, tell the police; I’m sure you can do it anonymously with no fear of reprisal from the bastard that did this!”

“The monster that did this needs to be caught, if he can do this to a dog, what else is he capable of…those that know who he is, do you want it on your conscience if he does it again or hurts a child?? I hope the evil piece of shit that did it, is haunted whenever he closes his eyes, with the vision of one he loves aflame, burning, screaming in pain, shouting for his help…but he can do nothing…only watch while his worst nightmare unfolds each & every night…until the images send him crazy & he ends up in an asylum for the mentally insane! It’s nothing less than the sadistic bastard deserves! Better still, he could bar-be-cue himself; I would be happy with that!!”

“Please, can I ask that everyone say a pray for this poor sweetheart… lets hope that Petunia (her new name) recovers soon & has a beautiful litter of babies; all who finding loving homes. I especially hope & pray, Petunia also finds a new forever home where she will receive all the love she can handle! God bless her xx”

There is always so much controversy surrounding Pitbull Terriers!

So many people may not like them, but do they really have to set a dog on fire to prove their dislike?

Pregnant & set On Fire

It’s absolutely sickening; especially awful when the Pitbull is a pregnant female!

Not only was the dog set on fire, but afterward was hit by a car.

This maddening sense of abuse happened right in the south Chicago suburbs on Tuesday. That was when “It’s a Pittie” (IAP) Pitbull Rescue in Monee, Illinois were called in. Before IAP was contacted, another animal shelter had her. She required immediate medical assistance so IAP had to wait 24 hours for the dog’s release.

The poor mother-to-be had burns over 25% of her body. Due to the car accidentPetunia, as the dog is being referred to, also has internal injuries.

Pregnant Pit Bull Set On Fire

Pregnant Pit Bull Set On Fire

Why someone would have the audacity to do this in the first place is awful, but considering that the female dog’s milk has come in, it is extremely horrifying because she is likely to give birth in just about a week.

The person that carried forth the abuse will most likely never be discovered. This is very unfortunate indeed! No animal or human deserves treatment like Petunia received.

Culprits like whoever committed the abuse on Petunia make sure that they remain free from indictment. They do so by removing any identification that the dog may wear and fail to have them microchipped because to the abuser, the dog is ‘dispensable!’

No mother is ever dispensable but Petunia may be too weak to care for her coming litter which is yet another concern. She is receiving hydro-therapy treatments but needs constant care so that her burnt flesh does not get infected as that could prove life threatening.

So what if you do not like Pitbulls? Is that any reason whatsoever for someone to hurt them to this degree?

Shelters and rescues are filled with them. Perhaps the shelters and rescues should take in the individuals that abuse the dogs and cause them such utter pain; locking them away from harming yet another defenceless animal. It is because of those individuals that Pitbulls act the way that they do. “Yes, totally agree with locking the MF’s up & causing them intense pain!”

We need better laws. Not just laws that stipulate that Pitbulls are not allowed to live in certain areas, but laws that protect Pitbulls and other animals that are on the “hit list” from being treated with such utter disdain. Maybe if we began with the root cause, the dogs themselves would not have such a pathetic reputation and be treated to mortifyingly.

It really and truly is hard to believe that this poor dog has to go through all of this.

Dog lovers everywhere apologize for those that should know better but obviously do not!

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/unbelievable-abuse-to-pregnant-pitbull?cid=rss

It’s a Pittie Rescue:-http://rescueapittie.org/

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Tigers And Leopards May Be Killed If Posing Danger To Humans: NTCA

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“This is ridiculous, these big cats only turn man eaters when their other meat has been had for tea by the villagers or gone off elsewhere due to the habit forever decreasing!! The people that live around there don’t wait for officials as it is…so God help the poor animals that the villagers catch up with now!! It hardly seems fair, I mean the tigers were in the forest before people started popping up all over!”

“The big cats habitat is being destroyed at an alarming rate, so what are they supposed to do for food? Obviously they are going to take a villagers goat or cow for supper; they wouldn’t attack & eat humans if they had plenty meat running around the forest! If the villagers don’t want their livestock eaten, they should build bigger fencing; or better still, don’t  live in the tigers domain! Don’t kill the tigers because they got too close to humans; it’s the other way around, the villagers got too close to the animals. Perhaps more birth control wouldn’t go a miss, for all the women of these small villages; that appear to be sprouting up all over the tigers domain!!”

“Going on past history, the villagers have not waited for the forest department to come & capture a tiger or leopard that has attacked & or killed a human or cattle! I can understand their hate toward the big cat; but killing it won’t bring a person back. Capture & release into another part of the forest is the best for all concerned. If only the powers that be, could arrive much quicker, perhaps the villagers would not take matters into their own hands; therefore the whole scenario could be defused without harming the animal!”

 “Now with the added go ahead as laid-out below in the news post, it’s almost giving the villagers more of a green light to kill the animals themselves; which is the worst thing that could happen! The villagers go into a mob mode & I have seen the violence they inflict on the animals they capture; they go absolutely crazy! It’s almost like a celebration, they have caught the cat & so, inflict their own means of punishment towards it! Even if officials are there, they can’t control the mob mentality of the crowds, who seem to come from nowhere? Pushing & shoving, camera phones held high; all waiting to get a glimpse of the killer about to be killed.”

“There are some horrific videos, of villagers who have caught, what they assume is the animal that killed their cattle; whilst in a frenzied mode, they repeatedly club the cornered cat to death! These villagers don’t need even more of a loop hole to kill the big cats. What needs to be done ASAP is have more armed rangers in & around all the villagers, with phones to request backup & trucks that hold cages & more importantly sedatives; ready at a moments notice to rescue a big cat that the villagers have cornered, timing is of paramount importance ! I’m not sure what the forest rangers have by way of authority over the villagers…but that also need to be changed.. as it is very clear the villagers are not afraid of the forest rangers, as is evident in so many videos, where the rangers appear to be doing nothing at all! Perhaps it could be down to numbers, if it’s only 3 rangers to 300 villagers; they are probably more scared of the swelling mob & their safety, than they are of retrieving the cat!!

“I have posted a video, which happens to be one of the worst things I have ever witnessed, it will forever haunt me in my dreams. Just the thought of it brings tears to my eyes. I’m showing it so that people can see, just how heinous the attacks on the big cats that are caught, really are; it is the cats that need the protecting, for sure! I find it hard to believe, in this era, that so many humans could want to inflict such formidable & macabre acts! Please note I have put the video at the very end, so those who don’t want to see it, will have to stop scrolling down at a certain point.

NEW DELHI: Tigers and leopards, accorded highest protection under the Wildlife Act, may now be killed with due permission from authorities if they pose a threat to human life or are disabled or diseased beyond recovery.

Tigers are thriving in and around India’s Nagarhole National Park, with a regional population of 250. “If we do everything right, we can have 500,” says big-cat biologist Ullas Karanth.  Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/The-Fight-to-Save-the-Tiger.html#ixzz1qG95oEf7

This is part of new guidelines issued by the National Tiger Conservation Authority in the wake of increased incidents of man-animal conflicts.

“Tiger as well as leopard are categorized under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, with highest statutory protection against hunting under Section 9 (1) of the said Act.

“Hence, such species can be killed if they become dangerous to human life or are so disabled/diseased beyond recovery,” the guidelines for declaration of big cats as ‘man-eaters‘ state.

As both tigers and leopards are known to turn into man-eaters, “such confirmed ‘man-eaters’ should be eliminated as per the statutory provisions provided in Section 11 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.”

The guidelines state that the chief wildlife warden of a state alone has the authority to permit hunting of animals which have become dangerous to human life or disabled or diseased beyond recovery.

As per the statutory requirement, a chief wildlife warden has to give in writing the reasons for permitting elimination before hunting, they say.

According to the NTCA, there are several reasons for a big cat to get habituated as a ‘man-eater’ including disability due to old age, incapacitation due to serious injury or loss of its canines, among others.

“However, there may be several exceptions, and hence specific reasons have to be ascertained on a case-to-case basis,” the NTCA said.

The tiger bearing forests and areas nearby prone to livestock depredation, besides having human settlements along with their rights and concessions in such areas, are generally prone to ‘man-eaters’, the guidelines state.

Loss of habitat connectivity in close proximity to a tiger source area owing to various land uses also foster straying of tiger near human settlements, eventually ending up as a ‘man-eater’.

“This is very gruesome & hard to believe human beings could be capable of such a despicable violent act; to an animal already caged. I have sent this video to a friend of mine in India who is an animal advocate & Media Adviser of OIPA in India / PFA Haryana; he will forward this to the right people if not already done so; I read it was filmed in 2008, so it could have already been dealt with. Please note the quality of this video including the sound is very bad quality, it settles after a minute or two!

“WARNING – View Discretion Is Strongly Advised”

 Leopard being burned alive in Uttarkhand, India, PLEASE DO SOMETHING!
PLEASE READ THIS DESCRIPTION IN FULL!
A leopard that was killing cattle and local villagers was caught, caged and burned alive in the summer of 2008. It remained alive for several hours after, writhing in agony while the police and forest officials watched. I have the list of people who did this. Forest officials, police, and people of the village. You can download it here:
http://www.beyondclix.com/files/Uttar…
We got the information but are at a loss for what to do. Please help!!!!
Please share! Please spread the word! More people should know about what happened. People who can do something about it should do try to do something!
PLEASE!Additional Note: I should have mentioned. Sorry. I did not shoot this video. Someone posted this in FB and we picked it up from there. We shared it with our friends and one of our friends then contacted Indian government under Right to Information Act asking for info on those forest officials. After waiting 6 months they sent the details. The link to download is in description. Then I tried to contact and even tried to meet many politicians and celebs but no one interested yet.
Still trying.Additional additional note: PLEASE don’t make this some country-bashing or religion-bashing thread. You’re taking away from what I’m trying to do. This has nothing to do with poverty or rich, rural or urban or any country in specific. This is about animal rights, empathy and sensitivity of all humans the world over. And I need you to spread the word. That’s all.
Please speak with people about it, online AND offline. Share it with top people. Share it with activists. With celebrities you may know. Your parents. Your friends. Your teachers. At parties. At meetings. Most of all share it with leaders and politicians. I need some help from powerful or important or even famous people. The Indian legal system isn’t much for animal rights in general yet, unless someone important is involved. Thus I will only achieve justice for that animal if you help!

Sheffield Tortured Dog Set On Fire : Owners Found Dog Called Issac!!

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“The other day I didn’t post it on here, but I tweeted what I found on a football forum; that someone  found out who he was & apparently “he got a good pasting” (pasting means a good hiding) I did say in one of the post I did, that if the people of Sheffield found out who he was, that I wouldn’t want to be him; if they found him! Well, it sounds like they found him & gave him a taste of his own medicine! However…this is only hear say from an online forum, so please, don’t take it as the gospel truth!”

“Although I can’t help but hope it was true, & the evil bastard was indeed paid a visit, whilst out on bail; by some animal advocates with a bit of muscle!  Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, the maximum fine for animal cruelty and welfare offences is £20,000. The maximum term of imprisonment for offences is six months. I personally think the’ jail term’ is pathetic, especially in such evil, premeditated acts like this!. Just as long as he gets the maximum & we get a picture of him, so everybody knows who he is”

By Polly Rippon 
Published on Thursday 28 February 2013 09:24

 ‘SOFT as a bottle of pop, he wouldn’t harm a fly’ – this is the first picture of the little dog tortured, beaten and burned to death in Sheffield.

Tortured dog Issak

Trusting terrier Issac was snatched from a garden in the city, led into scrubland and tied to a tree before his legs were broken, he was attacked, and his body set alight.

Last night, a 28-year-old man was on bail after being arrested by police on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

Today the woman caring for the pet when he was stolen sobbed to The Star of her heartbreak.

Rachelle Bannister-Hind, aged 42, wept: “Issac was nine years old but he was soft as a bottle of pop, gentle and playful like a puppy.

“He’d lick you to death rather than bite. He wouldn’t harm a fly.

“He has been part of our family for nine years – he was like a child to us.

“I am absolutely shocked at the level of violence. I didn’t think a human being could possibly do something like that.”

Rachelle, a scuba diving instructor from Arbourthorne, was looking after Issac for a friend, Andrew McNamara, while he was working away from home.

On Saturday night, she took the long-legged Staffordshire Bull Terrier with her to a friend’s party on Boundary Road, Wybourn.

“My friend had a secure garden, and Issac was running in and out of the house having the time of his life,” said Rachelle. “Everybody at the party was fussing him and he was loving it.”

But when Rachelle set off to go home, she realised Issac had disappeared.

“I panicked,” she said. “I searched the house and we went out into the streets looking for him. We searched everywhere.”

The next day, Rachelle rang Andrew in Birmingham, and he told her to contact the police.

On Monday, police released details of the horrifying discovery of a dog’s bloodied and charred body on a path off Manor Laith Road, Skye Edge – and, that night, officers confirmed the dog was missing Issac.

He had been identified by his microchip. Rachelle said: “I am absolutely gutted, and of course I feel responsible because he was in my care. Andrew is absolutely devastated.”

She thanked Star readers for helping with the police investigation and pledging reward money to catch the attacker.

Rachelle said: “We would both like to say a very big thank you to everyone, it is greatly appreciated.”

Animal lover 12-year-old Olivia Christian was one of those offering money as a reward. The schoolgirl from Mansfield pledged her £5 pocket money and told The Star: “When I heard about it I was crying all night.

“I love animals – I’ve got two hamsters, a fish and a cat. I wanted to do something to help.”

Wendy Hoyland, of Northland Road, Southey Hill, Sheffield, pledged £100.

She said: “I help look after abandoned animals myself at Thornberry Animal Sanctuary. This has broken my heart. We see animals here which have been abused. I just want them to find whoever has done this.”

Rachel Christian wrote on The Star’s Facebook page: “I hope the person responsible gets properly punished, not just a slap on the wrist.”

Darren Brackenbury-Green said: “I am completely disgusted. Unfortunately it’s a sad reality that such mindless acts of cruelty towards animals are increasingly commonplace.”

National charity Crimestoppers has also offered up to £1,000, taking the reward total to over £3,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

News Link:http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/tortured-sheffield-dog-issac-1-5453967

More News On Brutal Dog Killing Who Was Set On Fire In Sheffield

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“As more gruesome facts are told about the horrific death of a Staffordshire Terrier, tied to a tree & set on fire…people who live near by are expressing their shock at the incident! However, people should be racking their brains trying to remember if they ever saw a dog; matching the description in the area! This is an incident that I feel will only be solved by somebody coming forward with information!”

“If anyone knows who committed this crime, they need to speak up; ASAP! By not saying anything & trying to protect the culprit; they are incriminating themselves, and as such, are as much to blame as the person or persons who inflicted this horrific crime!  Protecting a person like this will only lead to them committing more heinous crimes; so PLEASE anyone who knows anything pertaining to this post; contact the number below! Whoever beat, then burnt this dog alive; is a very unbalanced, dangerous person, probably with psychopathic tendencies…I can not stress how important it is, that they be caught & Justice is served!!” 

SHELL-SHOCKED dad has spoken of his horror at finding the charred body of a beaten dog which had been tied to a tree, its legs broken, and set alight in Sheffield

PC Rachael Drabble and PC Matt Duffy at the scene where a dog was brutally attacked, tied to a tree and burned in Sheffield.

The bloodied remains of the tortured sandy-coloured terrier were found by Lee Booth, aged 43, who reported his horrifying discovery to the RSPCA and South Yorkshire Police. Detectives are today hunting the callous thug who attacked the dog – which officers said would have ‘suffered terribly before dying’.

The young pup was found near allotments, on a path off Manor Laith Road, Skye Edge, Sheffield.

Today father-of-one Lee told The Star: “I rang the RSPCA first of all, but because what had happened to it was criminal I called the police too.

“Its head was totally smashed in and there was blood everywhere. It had also been set on fire.

“It is heartbreaking to think how much that poor dog suffered – the scene was gruesome, there was blood splattered everywhere.

“I also saw an iron bar at the scene and I am wondering if that was used to attack the dog before it was set on fire.

“It is really worrying to think there are people out there who could do something as evil as this.

Matt Duffy, one of four dedicated Dog Legislation Officers with South Yorkshire Police, said he was ‘shocked and appalled’ by the crime.

It’s not a particularly old dog, it was light tan in colour, and it was a non-neutered male,” he said.

“We don’t know whether it was still alive when it was set on fire. Its back legs were broken, and it was tied using green plastic-coated flex, the type you might use in a garden.

“The fire had been started using lots of newspaper.

“We want to hear from anyone with information – anyone who knows of someone with a similar dog, anyone known to have inflicted cruelty on a dog in the past, anyone seen taking lots of paper into this area.

“There is a lot of anger among local people who are shocked anyone could do something so cruel.”

Geraldine Mullen, 47, who walks her own pet dog along the same path, said: “How that poor animal must have suffered does not bear thinking about.

Whoever did this needs help. If they can do this what else are they capable of? They are a danger to society.”

Police are still trying to trace the dog’s owner, and are appealing for witnesses to the attack or anyone with information to come forward.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman confirmed: “Police are appealing for information from the public after the body of a badly beaten and burned dog was found in Sheffield.

“The light-coloured Staffordshire Bull Terrier male dog is believed to have been severely beaten, before being tied to a tree and set on fire.

“Officers believe the dog suffered terribly before dying. “Police want to speak to anyone who may have seen this dog, or who may have lost a dog that fits this description.”

It is thought the attack took place some time in the last week, between last Monday, February 18, and Sunday, February 24.

An RSPCA spokeswoman said: “We are appalled to hear of such a blatant act of animal cruelty on a defenceless animal. “This poor dog is likely to have suffered a painful and horrific death.

“We would urge anyone who has any information to call the police immediately. We are happy to assist the police with this investigation if required.”

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident 488 of February 24.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 News Link:-http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/dog-beaten-and-set-on-fire-in-sheffield-1-5446004

Other news on this horrific crime:-http://www.sheffieldnewsandsport.com/2013/02/25/yobs-hunted-after-horror-death-of-dog-beaten-and-burned-in-sheffield/

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