Backyard Pig Slaughter Leads to Felony Animal Cruelty Arrest in Fair Oaks (VIDEO)

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Fair Oaks residents heard “horrendous screaming and squealing” coming from a nearby backyard. What they found was a pig being slaughtered, initially with a hammer-blow to the head.

Please note – this is not a graphic video -Squeals cause nearby residents to call police

Published on 6 Jan 2013

Police say a man inhumanely slaughtered a large hog in a back yard area. Neighbors say they heard squealing that they could not ignore.

When several Fair Oaks residents began hearing “horrendous screaming and squealing” coming from a nearby backyard, they took a closer look to see what was happening.

What they found was a large hog being slaughtered, initially with a hammer-blow to the head that failed to kill the animal, according to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department.

“If you’ve got a problem, call the *** cops,” said the neighbors doing the slaughtering, as you can hear in the News10 report above.

That’s precisely what the neighbors did.

“It looks like at first he tried to bludgeon it with some kind of blunt force,” said Jason Ramos of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department to News10. “When that was unsuccessful, he took some type of weapon and slit the pig’s throat.” 

News10 also reports that Christopher Roppelt, 31, was arrested and charged with felony cruelty to animals. “Police say in the video that they humanely put it down with a bullet”

News Link:-http://fairoaks-carmichael.patch.com/articles/backyard-pig-slaughter-leads-to-felony-animal-cruelty-arrest-video#youtube_video-12868136

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Owner of hanged terrier calls for tougher sentences

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A woman whose dog was hanged with its own lead has called for tougher sentences for people who harm animals.

Horrific death: Losing Buster was like losing one of my children, says owner

Julie Campbell also called for an animal abuse register so offenders can be monitored and prevented from being allowed to own pets.

The 35-year-old Limavady mother-of-three woke to find her two-year-old Jack Russell Buster hanged from a metal pole in her back yard on Tuesday morning.

She revealed yesterday that she will now have to give up her other dog, as she is leaving her home and moving into temporary accommodation in another town which cannot accommodate a dog.

Ms Campbell said that her six-month-old Rottweiler Kaiser was in the back yard when Buster was killed and that the pup has not stopped whimpering since.

There has been an outpouring of public anger at the killers and sympathy for the family.

Ms Campbell said: “I am really heartened by the support.

However, she revealed that her eldest son has not spoken since he learned what had happened.

“My son turned 15 today. He hasn’t spoken since we told him. He was unable to go to school and his birthday is ruined.”

Ms Campbell was yesterday looking at finding alternative accommodation for her family.

We are going to move away from Limavady altogether,” she said, adding that “the impact has been too deep”.

“I was brought up (here) — my mum (and nan) live in the estate and all my friends. It’s terrible that we have to move away. “I think we maybe have to give our other dog away so we are going to go through that as well.”

Ms Campbell hopes that the fate of Buster and Cody, the border collie who died after being set on fire last month, will lead to more legal protection for animals in Northern Ireland.

“People that would do that to a pet should never be allowed to have a pet, and they should be really harshly punished for killing a dog, they should be jailed.

“The law should be changed to make sure of that and to keep a register of who they are.”

News Link:-: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/owner-of-hanged-terrier-calls-for-tougher-sentences-16225878.html#ixzz29z5jVFM0

Pit Bull Shot By Deputies; Pot Plants Found In Backyard Near Molino

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“Another pit bull shot – after it attacked & killed a neighbours dog! The police knew it was vicious, but had it contained; waiting for animal control to come.  So what happened, to make that dog attempt to charge at the officers; prompting them to kill it? It all sounds a little fishy to me!”

Marijuana plants discoved Friday morning in the backyard of a home in the 10000 block of Highway 29, near the Camp of the Pines.

An animal complaint north of Molino led to deputies shooting a pit bull and the discovery of pot plants in a backyard this morning.

Escambia County deputies responded to a complaint about an aggressive put bull about 9 a.m. at a residence in on Highway 29 near Cotton Lake Road. The dog was loose in the victim’s yard and had attacked and killed her dog.

Deputies kept the pit bull contained in the yard and notified Escambia County Animal Control. But before animal control arrived, the pit bull attempted to attack two officers who then utilized a shotgun to stop the dog, according to Melissa Rawson, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office.

When deputies attempted to contact the owner of the dog at a nearby home on Highway 29 across from the Camp Of the Pines, animal control located several other pit bulls in varying stages of distress. Escambia County Animal Control officers took possession of the dogs for further investigation.

During the investigation, deputies discovered four marijuana plants being cultivated in the backyard of the home. The Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division responded and took over that part of the investigation. Rawson said charges are pending against the residents at this time.

Code Enforcement also responded and opened a separate investigation for various code violations.

Pictured: Marijuana plants discoved Friday morning in the backyard of a home in the 10000 block of Highway 29, near the Camp of the Pines. Courtesy photos for NorthEscambia.com,

News Link:http://www.northescambia.com/2012/09/pit-bull-shot-by-deputies-pot-plants-found-in-backyard

 

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