Pregnant dog burned alive, gets help from local animal rescue group

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"OMG...this is beyond sickening, I can't see the dog walking willingly into fire, so she was either burnt or doused in some type of chemical; on purpose. I pray they catch the scum that did this & will keep her in my prayers, in the hopes that all her pups make it & she finds a forever loving home!" 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A pregnant dog that was severely burned is doing much better after being taken in by a local animal rescue group.

“Someone did something unkind to this very sweet dog,” says Donna Casamento with Big Dog Ranch Rescue.

Pregnant dog burnt is carrying puppies

It’s something so unkind, it’s horrific to view.  Nina, a terrier mix, has second to third degree burns on her chest, all the way down to her legs.

“It’s been a very very sad situation. We weren’t sure when we first got her how the burns happened,” said Casamento.

But Donna thinks Nina’s burns may have been intentional. And what makes this worse, she’s pregnant.

“Whether she walked into a fire on the ground, like a fire pit or was pushed into a fire pit. Dogs don’t walk into those kind of situations,” she said.”

Now the race is on to save the unborn dogs while Nina recovers. “It’s somewhat difficult for us to tell exactly if the puppies are still alive yet,” Casamento said.

Nina was brought up yesterday from Miami-Dade rescue.  Veterinarians here are taking care of her around the clock. “Every couple of hours, she’s getting this applied to her and then several baths throughout the day,” said Donna. “We’re giving her pain medication about every three or four hours at this point.”

The hope is eventually to find her and her babies, a loving home. “In spite what she’s been through, all she wants to do is sit with her head in our lap and get love. This is a great dog,” she said.

Vets say once Nina becomes comfortable, they’ll be able to perform an ultrasound to see if the puppies are alive. They’re asking the community to help with donations for Nina’s care. Find out how you can help at their website, http://www.bdrr.org/ .

Miami-Dade animal rescue is investigating the case.

News Link:-http://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/west-palm-beach/pregnant-dog-burned-alive-gets-help-from-local-animal-rescue-group

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-

Please sign this petition:http://www.change.org/petitions/st-louis-circuit-attorney-s-office-maximum-punishment-to-adrienne-martin-for-the-killing-of-brownie

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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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Video: Fireworks Prank Leaves Indy Forever Scarred: Reward Offered

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“This is just heartbreaking…I will never comprehend what fun, humans get by torturing something that can’t speak for itself; nay scream out for help!! All I do know is they are cowards, bullies, always picking on those they know can never tell; of the pain inflicted upon them. I hope the heartless bastards that did this suffer third degree burns at some point in their pitiful lives; for only then will they realise the pain they caused to Indy. I will be praying for his good health to return & hope he soon finds a loving forever home! Watch the video, look into his eye’s, see his pain? It just bloody kills me inside, that I can’t take away his pain, knowing his suffering was caused by human hands…well the hands of some sick evil, cold-hearted psycho’s; to be precise. Those who abuse animals & children don’t have it tattooed on their foreheads; so please, always be vigilant!!

On July 5th, 2013, a 2-year-old Staffordshire named Indy, was found wandering the streets of Van Nuys, Calif. He was badly injured from what seems to be a cruel July 4th fireworks prank. Indy was found with third-degree burns over half of his body.

Photo Credit: S.T.A.R.T Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team

When the dog was found on the streets, he was taken to East Valley Animal Shelter and on July 9 S.T.A.R.T Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team stepped in to save Independence – Indy for short.

Veterinarians believe that fireworks were strapped to the dog’s body and then lit.

“It was a deliberate and horrific act. It was done out of malice,” S.T.A.R.T. Rescue co-founder Rene Ruston told NBC Los Angeles. “It’s hard to see a dog like that in so much agonizing pain and he doesn’t deserve it.”

According to Dr. Daniel Slaton, fire from the fireworks went down Indy’s legs. The dog tried escaping the strapped pyrotechnics but as he walked, he burnt the bottom of his feet.

Indy is currently being cared for atWestlake Village Animal Hospital. Dr. Richard Grossman, well-known burn specialist, founder of the Grossman Burn Center, and animal advocate, was called in to help with Indy’s surgeries. Indy is expected to stay at the hospital for approximately six weeks to repair the extensive damage caused to his body and legs.

Indy is expected to recover from the burns. Sadly he will be left with some disabilities and will need rehabilitation. Eventually he will recover and move into a forever home where he will be loved unconditionally.

S.T.A.R.T. is offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of those who injured Indy.

To follow Indy’s road to recovery, visit S.T.A.R.T Rescue Facebook page. Warning, there are graphic images of Indy’s injuries on the page.

If you would like to help Indy you can make an online donation or mail a check to:

S.T.A.R.T.
PO Box 4792
Valley Village, CA 91617

Donations should be sent as “Personal and Gift” so no charges are taken out. Please write INDY in the memo.

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Indy The Sweet Dog With Severe Burns

Published on 7 Jul 2013

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UPDATE 7/9/13: Indy has gotten to a vet through the Good Samaritan Program and has been seen by a burn specialist. He is having surgery tomorrow and will have to remain in the animal hospital for several weeks. He will be rescued by START Transport Rescue this week. START is going to need donations to help cover his vet care and rescue costs.
Please donate to START to help with Indy’s vet care here:http://startrescue.org/

Graphic Image: Twelve Year Old Facing Jail Time For Dog Abuse

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“If this sick little shit isn’t severely punished now, then you can expect to be reading more stories of animal abuse; committed by him! A hard time in Jail, is what’s needed, nothing less will do!!”

A 12-year-old Louisiana boy is facing jail after admitting to pouring scalding water on a stray dog.

The Sabine Parish Humane Society was informed that a stray dog may have been injured at the Timbers Apartment Complex in Many, LA.

Joe Dewil of the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office says a boy admitted to burning the dog with boiling water because she kept getting into their trash.

she suffered first and second-degree burns on much of her back, ear and left hind leg

“How somebody could do it. Like, why? Why would you want to do it?” asked Hunter Tarpley, who works summers at SPHS.

The six-month-old stray black Lab puppy is being called Amazing Grace, given the fact that she was so friendly and playful with her rescuers just hours after receiving such a horrific injury.

“Just horrible, but she was still wagging her tail, running and jumping,” Tarpley said. “A dog that can survive that, pretty amazing.”

Though she suffered first and second-degree burns on much of her back, ear and left hind leg, she seems to be recovering quite well.

“She is getting bathed once a day and we put ointment application on twice a day,” said Jack Ross of SPHS. “I was kind of surprised to see the extent of it, but I was more amazed at the fact that she was still very friendly, and likes humans and hasn’t been soured on the human race yet.”

The boy will soon be in court to determine his punishment for simple cruelty to animals, which for a child his age could carry a six-month jail sentence or a fine up to $1,000.

“It’s a serious crime because you’re intentionally inflicting harm on an animal,” Dewil said.

Once Amazing Grace’s injuries have healed, she will be up for adoption. Several people have already expressed an interest in her, but nothing has been decided yet. If you would like more information or to adopt, please visit the Sabine Parish Humane Society.

“That’s the amazing thing about a dog, you know,” said SPHS Manager Lisa Butler. “No matter what you do to them or how they’re treated, they’ll always turn around and love again. They don’t hold grudges.”

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