Mahopac Man Charged With Animal Cruelty After Killing Canada Goose

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MAHOPAC — A Mahopac man who shot and killed a Canada goose near Lake Ossi faces an animal-cruelty charge, police said.

Putnam County SPCA officers were dispatched to the Lake Ossi neighborhood Monday after a resident reported seeing a man shooting a Canada goose and leaving its body near the shore, police said.

SPCA officers responded with state Department of Environmental Conservation police and spoke with the man, who was seen walking away from the lake.

They determined that Gregory Stefkovic, 44, of Mahopac had shot and killed the goose with a .177 caliber air rifle. Stefkovic explained that he shot the goose because the birds left too much feces by the lake, making it unsafe for children to play there.

SPCA police charged him with animal cruelty, a misdemeanor, while DEC police issued several summons for hunting violations, police said.

Stefkovic is due in Carmel Town Court on June 11.

News Link:http://www.lohud.com/article/20130514/NEWS/305140071/Mahopac-man-charged-animal-cruelty-after-killing-Canada-goose?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CNews&nclick_check=1

Animal cruelty charges filed against Missouri City man accused of shooting cats

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MISSOURI CITY, Texas—A man accused of shooting four cats back in October of 2011 is now facing animal cruelty charges.

Nathaniel Stewart

Nathaniel Paul Stewart, 28, is accused of shooting the cats from his balcony at his Missouri City apartment complex with a high-powered pellet gun. One of the cats was killed instantly, and two others were paralyzed and had to be put down.

The shootings were reported last year, but police just recently completed their investigation, and Stewart was indicted on July 26, 2012.

Investigators said he turned himself in on Wednesday and was being held without bond.

Police said he was not given bond because of his alleged involvement in an assault that occurred while he was already out on bond for a weapons charge.

News Link:http://www.khou.com/news/Animal-cruelty-charges-filed-against-Missouri-City-man-accused-of-shooting-cats-164806946.html

PREGNANT DOG SHOT AND BLINDED

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Eva is only a few years old but has spent her entire life as a homeless dog. Trying to find enough food and avoiding dangers of the streets is hard for every homeless cat and dog, especially with the shooting and poisoning that is often used to kill large numbers of animals.

The only thing she had to look forward to in her days is waiting until evening when a kind man put food out each night.

Nadim had been looking after Eva ever since she was born and she was very friendly to him.

On 17 April, like almost every night, when Nadim finished work he came with food and Eva was waiting – wanting attention and her daily meal.

The next morning Nadim woke to a terrible sight. Eva was laying in the bushes near Nadims apartment building, her eyes closed tight, head bleeding, and though she was in obvious pain she didn’t make a noise. Eva might have known that Nadim would likely be the only person who would help her. 

All at once we received a phone call, email, and Facebook post about this poor dog. Nadim was desperate for help, quickly explaining that it seems like Eva had been shot and needing assistance to transport her to a vet and help with her treatment.

Eva was  safely moved to the car and brought to vet clinic.

She was still quiet with blood on her face, and she was shaking from pain or fear.

X-rays showed that she had been shot repeatedly with a pellet gun, pellets were still lodged under the skin of her face and head. This can be treated and she can recover, but the pellets also harmed both of her eyes and Eva might never be able to see again. 

She was also heavily pregnant, and about to give birth.

The vet put her on pain killers and antibiotics but had to be careful to protect the unborn puppies. She was resting by herself, scared and stressed out from what she had endured and now being unable to see, but she would be fine.

Later that day when the vet went to check on her one puppy had already been born. Then another, and another, until later that evening six newborn puppies were all nursing and cuddling up against Eva.

Eva and her puppies were taken to a quiet home so she can recuperate from her wounds and the puppies can be safe.

Dogs on the street are often shot or poisoned as an inhumane and ineffective way of controlling the population, but Eva was shot and blinded for no reason at all. She was no harm to anyone and was never aggressive.

Eva and her five puppies will require a couple months of care and treatment, and possibly a surgery to remove any of the remaining pellets. 

Please donate now to help this family of dogs and they will all be ready for adoption soon.

Link:-http://www.animalslebanon.org/how-you-can-help/donate#

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