Police: Irate Tacoma Man Kicks Dog So Hard, He Killed It

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Published: Jan 24, 2015 at 2:03 PM PST Last Updated: Jan 24, 2015 at 3:42 PM PST

TACOMA, Wash. — Police say a 32-year-old Tacoma man became so enraged during an argument with his girlfriend that he killed his dog.

Nicholas James Tresness is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly kicking his pet Chihuahua so hard that the dog died, according to Loretta Cool with the Tacoma Police Department.

Stanley my little Chihuahua

This is not the dog killed, this is my little chihuahua Stanley ( just to show how big this breed is)

Tressness, who lives with his mom in the 8400 block of South Ainsworth Avenue, got into an argument with his girlfriend on the phone at about 6 p.m. on Friday. When he hung up the phone, he was so angry that he kicked a highchair and broke a coffee cup, according to Cool.

Tressness stormed into his room, and his pet Chihuahua, Duke, followed him. Cool said Tressness then kicked Duke hard enough to kill the dog.

When police arrived at the house, Tressness allegedly told the officers he has an anger problem and he didn’t mean to kill the dog. He was arrested and booked into Pierce County Jail for investigation of several charges, including animal cruelty.

News Link:http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Police-Irate-Tacoma-man-kicks-dog-killing-it-289685551.html

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Building Owner’s Senior Golden Retriever Shot And Klled By Police

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“I don’t know how the owner of this deceased dog can be so calm about it! Has anyone ever seen a Golden Retriever act aggressively? I certainly haven’t, in England this breed are like big puppies, whatever their age…Jesus….don’t the police have lights within the sight of their gun targets?? Had it been an aggressive pit-bull charging at them, looking like it was attempting to really harm them; the police may have had concerns about their own well-being & been forced to protect themselves. Having said that, a dog can’t kill with one bite; (unless it’s rabid or bit an artery) the police would have had enough time to act, had it been a vicious dog, whatever the breed! But this poor dog would more likely have just walked up to lick the policeman’s hand, had it been given the chance! It seems to me that the police in America are slightly trigger happy; when it come to confrontation with dogs…but that’s my personal view!!”

A tragic case of mistaken identity has left the dog who belongs to the owner of a former Veterans building in Vallejo, Calif., dead, reported Wednesday’s Mercury News.

A senior golden retriever was shot and killed/NOT TigerT. Preston

The dog, a senior golden retriever, belonged to 83-year-old Ed Boydston, who just bought the building which is located on Alabama Street.

Boydston, a Korean War veteran, was at the newly purchased building in the early evening last Friday; while there, someone phoned the police to report suspicious activity.

Responding police entered the building and called out to announce their presence; Boydston did not hear them, but his dog, “Tiger,” did, and when he approached, he was shot one time.

Boydston told Mercury News what he said to the officer:

I said, ‘Don’t shoot my dog, and I heard very clearly, ‘I just did,’

I kind of feel like the dog tripped a shot for me. It could have been me that was shot. I was 10-12 feet away.”

The officer’s shot to Tiger proved to be fatal; Tiger, described as “sweet,” had been Boydston’s companion for the last eight years.

Following the death of his companion, Boydston said:

I guess they were justified in doing it,

I don’t know about the law, but I guess they had justified rights. Someone reported a burglary.”

News Link:http://www.examiner.com/article/building-owner-s-senior-golden-retriever-shot-and-killed-by-police

 

Stray Dog Now At Noah’s Ark Rescue – Has Entire Upper Jaw Missing

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“This poor little dog, battered or beaten, must have wandered around for quite some time; for his injuries to heal as they have. I find it amazing that he not only survived the trauma inflicted on him, but that he obviously managed to scrounge for food & fight off any infection he may have had…it truly is a miracle that he survived.”

“Any miracle, such as Henry, now deserves to be given the best possible medical care & attention, plus the best chance of finding a special loving forever home; they can get all that at Noah’s Ark Rescue with your help! Just take a look at the  rescue/adoption page below from Noah’s Ark, then you will have an idea about the kind of dogs they take in; they are all heartbreaking! God bless Noah’s Ark Rescue for opening their doors & their hearts to dogs like Henry, Otto, Freddy, Doodle Bug & so many more!!”

PIEDMONT, ALABAMA……Sweet Henry is a 5 year old Terrier Mix that was picked up as a stray and taken to the Etowah County Animal Shelter. 

 Everyone was shocked when they saw him.  His face was totally disfigured.  They did not have a clue what had happened to this wonderful little dog.

His entire upper jaw is missing and part of his nose.   They never in their wildest dreams thought anyone would step up to save him given the way he looked. We decided this sweet dog had been abandoned and something terrible had happened to him.   He did not deserve to be euthanized because of the way he looked.  Henry is as sweet as can be and loves everyone.

Right after we got him, we involved surgeons from all over the country to determine what they believe happened to him and what we could do (if anything) to repair the damage that had been done.  Henry has no upper jaw…none.  He has skin where there once was a jaw but it is totally gone.  His nasal cavity has been severely damaged and his nose is now on one side of his face.

After doing a cat scan and lots of surgical examinations, it was determined that Henry was not born this way and he was not shot.   He suffered a horrible trauma  to his face.  They believe someone either used a bat or a metal pipe and hit him with such force that it totally broke his upper jaw. 

In the process of this it created a fistula between the upper back of his throat and into his sinus cavity.   His jaw eventually rotted away and the bones fell out.  What remained is nothing but skin hanging down that has developed into an abnormal position with his nose pushed to the side of his face.  Henry sneezes a thousand times a day because  of the fistula he has. Anything that goes into his mouth, ends up in his sinuses.

We were hopeful we could rebuild his upper jaw.  The problem is that he has nothing we could attach another jaw to.  The only bones he has are vertical, not horizontal.  Rebuilding was not an option. Believe me, I have thought of everything possible.  The only thing we can do is rebuild his sinus area and repair the two inch fistula (hole) in the back of his upper jaw.

Once the first surgery is done and healed, we will then determine if moving his nose back adds anything medically or if it is just cosmetic.  If it is cosmetic only, then we will leave it where it is.  This boy has already been through enough and is happy just the way he is.

Henry is the most loving dog. How anyone could have done this to him is unimaginable.  He loves everyone and loves to play with other dogs.  He is a happy boy that couldn’t care less how he looks.  Once he has healed from his surgery, we will look for that special person that will love him the same way we do……..just the way he is.   He is a beautiful boy inside and out.

Please, help us, help him by donating. :-http://www.noahs-arks.net/RESCUE/HOME.html

We are a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible. 

Contact is:

NoahsArksRescue@mac.com

4084 Spring Island – Okatie, SC  29909

“Interested in adopting any of the dogs Noah’s Ark have saved? Click the link below then click on each picture to see their story. If you can’t adopt, consider becoming a foster parent”

We have enclosed all of the links for the dogs that are available for Adoption at this moment.  Some are still in different stages of healing but we are taking applications for them now for when they are ready to be placed.  Please, fill out our Adoption Application below if you are interested in becoming part of the extended Noah’s Arks Rescue Family.

Noah’s Arks Rescue Adoption Process:– http://www.noahs-arks.net/RESCUE/NAR_APPLICATION.html

Rescues for Adoption:-http://www.noahs-arks.net/RESCUE/AVAILABLE_DOGS.html

Find your special dog:– http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=SC355

NAR is 100% funded by your donations.  Without you, we could not help all the animals we do.  We are the last ray of hope for the animals we rescue.  We take in those that society has forgotten.  All of your donations go to this cause.   We are volunteers and do not take any funds for our service. Our reward is seen in the eyes of the animals we help. Please, help us help them, by donating. All donations are tax deductible.

Some of the dogs stories featured from Noah s Ark Rescue

Remember Otto:https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/dog-found-with-nose-ripped-off/

Remember doodle Bug:-https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/little-puppy-found-barely-alive-in-dog-carrier-in-middle-of-field/

Remember Freddy:-https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/saving-freddy-update-on-a-six-week-old-pittie-burned-with-acid-in-april/

Florida man flies, rescues, his 1,000th animal

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“What a great guy, I would like to shake his hand for being such a wonderful savior of death row dogs!”

GREENVILLE, Ala. (AP) – On a recent June day, Jeff Bennett flew his four-seat plane from the mangrove-dotted Florida Keys, past some angry thunder clouds to the fertile hills of Greenville, Ala. His mission: to save 23 dogs destined for death row.

Bennett, a 53-year-old retired businessman, donates his time, fuel and plane to Pilots N Paws, a South Carolina-based charity that enlists small plane pilots to transport animals from overcrowded shelters that have high euthanasia rates to foster homes, rescue groups and less-crowded shelters that don’t kill the animals.

Bennett’s been airlifting animals for more than 3 years. Bennett is a dog lover; he has four of his own, including one that he adopted after a flight.

He’s carried mostly dogs, some cats, the occasional snake and once, a potbellied pig – earning his small Cirrus aircraft the nickname “All Species Airways” around the Pilots N Paws community.

But this month was special. On the Greenville trip, Bennett picked up his 1,000th animal.

“This is a mile marker,” said Bennett, who had a pointy party hat decorated with pirates picked out for the special canine.

It’s a number few of Pilots N Paws’ 2,800 volunteer pilots reach, said Deborah Boies, the group’s president and co-founder.

“We have only one other pilot who has accomplished that goal,” said Boies. “It’s extremely unique. He is truly one of the most dedicated people to Pilots N Paws.”

The dogs arrived soon after Bennett landed at the small, one-runway airport. They were in two vans, crowded into cages. Some barked and others trembled with fear. A small army of volunteers stood by to help Bennett transfer the dogs into his empty crates.

“OK everybody, if one of the dogs gets loose, don’t chase it, get down on the ground and just call it to you,” said Rebecca Harshman, a volunteer in Alabama who fosters dogs and helps ferry animals to the airport if a Pilots N Paws flight arrives.

One by one, paperwork was checked, photos were snapped with Bennett in front of the plane and then the dogs were loaded into a crate and into the plane. Bennett had taken out two of his plane’s four seats to accommodate all the dogs; even then, an extra puppy had to ride on the lap of a reporter back to Florida.

It was decided that Rex, a floppy-eared, mixed-breed puppy was Bennett’s 1,000th animal. He kissed the pup’s snout and hugged him tight.

Soon after, the plane took off, bound for Florida.

The dogs barked during the ascent, then grew quiet. Bennett stopped in Lakeland and Naples to unload the dogs, who were greeted by new volunteers that would give them new homes.

News Link:-http://www.ktiv.com/story/18842536/florida-man-flies-rescues-his-1000th-animal

Reward grows in animal abuse case

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MONTEVALLO – A reward continues to grow for information leading to an arrest in the Montevallo dog-skinning case.

The Humane Society of the United States, through its anti-cruelty funding, is offering $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators, said Mindy Gilbert, the Alabama state director for the Humane Society.

The Alabama Humane Federation and the Animal Control Association are each contributing an additional $500 to bring the reward to $3,500.

“We’re delighted to be able to put the reward in place,” Gilbert said.

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society is also raising money to offer as a reward.

“This is a tragic incident that has shocked and appalled people in our community, and we’ve received several calls from concerned citizens asking how they could help,” said Kelli Holmes, director of development for the GBHS, in a press release.

An anonymous donor pledged $10,000 toward the reward, $2,500 when an arrest is made and $7,500 after a conviction.

According to the release, donors can make a pledge that will be collected once an arrest is made or send in a donation that will be held in the GBHS Skipper Fund for up to 18 months. If an arrest and conviction is not made within the 18 months, the funds will be used to treat animals of cruelty that need extensive surgeries and medical attention. To make a pledge, contact Holmes at 397-8539.

News Link:-http://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2012/06/04/reward-grows-in-dog-skinning-case/

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Pet dog found skinned on the brink of death

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(WBRC) – A dog owner in Alabama believes her pet was skinned alive.

The dog was found on the brink of death and in such bad shape, it had to be euthanized. 

“Bama” had to be euthanized after it received the devastating injuries.

Chilton County authorities are investigating this horrific incident.

Delana Dunnaway cannot remember “Bama” as the sweet little Chinese pug he was.  Instead, there is a disturbing, graphic, and heartbreaking image of her pet etched in her mind.

Dunnaway said, “I hope and pray it goes away but right now every time I think about him. I think about him being nothing but skin, bleeding.”

Dunnaway believes someone used a knife to skin her dog. She says Bama goes in and out through a doggie door and Friday morning, he went out and never came back.

Dunnaway’s son-in-law searched for him on their property. He found the 2-year-old pup in a wooded area, bleeding and barely alive.

Dunnaway said, “From the neck down there was nothing but raw meat, nerves, no hair on his legs.”

Dennis Potter, a manager at the Calera Animal Hospital, says what happened to the poor dog was not caused by another animal. It was intentional because the cuts were too precise.

Potter says there was nothing that could be done to save his life. Bama was euthanized.

Potter said, “Over 65 to 70 percent of the animal’s skin, plus fur were ripped off by a knife. There’s no way a body could regenerate that over a period of time. The animal was suffering.”

Dunnaway said, “I just don’t believe anybody that did this was sick, they were just evil.”

And Dunnaway says the person needs to be caught, before this happens to someone else’s pet or worse.

Dunnaway adds, “People are thinking it’s just a dog well it may have been, but the next step could be a child.” Dunnaway strongly believes if this person would do this to a little dog, then they’re probably capable of hurting a human being at some point.

The animal’s vet says it had trauma to its head, indicating the person who skinned him also hit the dog on the head with a blunt object.

She wants to know why someone would do this.

The state’s humane society is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest and conviction of a suspect.

News Link:-http://www.waff.com/story/18646340/pet-found-skinned-in-north-chilton-co

Sheriff is looking for person who set cat on fire in WesSac, animal euthanized because of injuries

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The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office, Animal Services Section has an urgent message for the public hoping to solve a horrific case of animal cruelty. Yolo County Animal Services responded to a call in West Sacramento on May 2 at 11:15 pm at Circle Park near Circle Street and Alabama for a severely burned cat.

Witnesses advised Animal Services they had been walking to a friend’s house near the park and had observed what appeared to be a ball of fire moving through Circle Park. When the witnesses went to investigate they found a cat badly burned, but still alive and called for assistance while staying with the animal until Animal Services arrived.

The cat, a stray with no known owner, described as a Domestic Short Hair brown Tabby female, was transported by Animal Services to UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital for emergency care. Veterinary staff first hoped this very friendly cat would survive this horrible act of animal cruelty, but sadly the cat had to be euthanized by the treating veterinarian last evening, as the pain became unmanageable and there were clinical signs the animal would loose its limbs due to the extent of the burns. It was determined the cat was burned by being doused with an accelerant and then intentionally lit on fire.

If you have any information regarding this act of animal cruelty please contact Yolo County Sheriff’s Department, Animal Services Section at (530) 668-5287 or West Sacramento Police Department at 916-617-4900.

News Link:-http://woodlandrecord.com/sheriff-is-looking-for-person-who-set-cat-on-fire-in-wessac-animal-euthani-p2606-1.htm

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