Puppies dumped in a box outside San Antonio ACS, investigators need help

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“Somebody must know who these puppies belong to, imagine if they had died from the cold; could you live with that on your conscience? If they have done it once, they will do it again…please help find those born without a heart & make them pay! Everybody knows there are charity’s that will take your dogs if you can’t care for them. To simply leave them in a box outside a shelter isn’t good enough, they could have died due to weather conditions; it’s just a cowardly way out, for someone who doesn’t give a SxxT about living sentient beings…& it makes me so fxxxxxg mad!!

By Sharon Ko, KENS 53:23 p.m. CST January 24, 2015

SAN ANTONIO, TexasAnimal cruelty investigators are asking for the public’s help to find the person responsible for dumping puppies outside Animal Care Services.

Friday morning, a veterinary technician discovered the puppies in a cardboard box with a plastic bag tied around it. ACS named them the seven dwarfs after the Snow White fairytale.

“Leaving them outside, unattended, and nobody is around. And the weather conditions are bad where they could potentially die,” said Audra Houghton, ACS field operation supervisor.

ACS asks anyone who has information about the person who left the animals to contact the organization at (210) 207-4PET (4738).(Photo: KENS 5)

In 2014, ACS issued more than 5,000 citations for animal cruelty and sent 42 cases to the district attorney‘s office. Animal cruelty investigators said San Antonio can do better. They said it comes down to public education.

“That’s probably what the biggest issue is. We have owners who can’t necessarily afford to care for their pets and don’t think they can afford to. Those are all things that can be remedied. So our officers try very hard to educate the public,” said Houghton

Abandoning animals is considered a misdemeanor with a four thousand dollar fine and up to a year in jail. The puppies appear to be two-month old Spaniel blends. ACS says the puppies are not old enough to be adopted yet. ACS asks anyone who has information about the person who left the animals to contact the organization at (210) 207-4PET (4738).

News Link:http://www.kvue.com/story/news/state/2015/01/24/puppies-dumped-in-a-box-outside-acs-investigators-need-help/22279603/

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Santa Fe Police Discover Gruesome Case Of Animal Cruelty During Drug Bust

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“Sick POS…need to pay with jail time, for the animals they tortured & need to be removed from decent society; so they can’t harm or torture any more animals.”

SANTA FE, Texas – Santa Fe police say a drug bust led to the discovery of some horrific animal cruelty.

 38-year-old Veronica Lynn Springer

According to the Santa Fe Police Department, 39-year-old Brian Anthony Cheek and his wife, 38-year-old Veronica Lynn Springer, were arrested Friday night on narcotics charges after officers found almost 9 grams of crystal methamphetamines, a scale and packaging materials for sales.

However, while executing the warrant, detectives made a gruesome discovery, police said. Twenty cats ranging from kittens to full grown cats were discovered dead.

 39-year-old Brian Anthony Cheek

Police said the cats all appeared to have been tortured and killed. Evidence of strangulation, blunt force trauma, disemboweling and burning was found.

One of the dead cats was discovered in a box in the bed of Cheek’s truck, police said.

Remains of several of the cats were picked up by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Animal Cruelty investigators and will be examined by necropsy at which time additional felony charges are expected.

Cheek, already on felony probation, is charged with manufacture/delivery of controlled substances, a first-degree felony, police said. He is being held on a $300,000.00 bond.

Police said Springer is charged with possession of controlled substances, and she is being held on $20,000.00 bond.

Video & News Link:-http://www.khou.com/news/crime/Santa-Fe-police-discover-gruesome-case-of-animal-cruelty-during-drug-bust-235868541.html

Hunterdon Humane Animal Shelter Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

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Distressing news on Thursday when the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal’s Law Enforcement Division joined with the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office and issued two search warrants for the Hunterdon Humane Animal Shelter on Stamets Road in Alexandria Road and a nearby veterinarian hospital.

According to N.J.com, Captain Rick Yocum, the president of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals stated an investigation has been ongoing because of complaints about inhumane conditions at the facility.

Seventeen cats were removed and were transported to the Flemington Animal Hospital. Four of the cats were humanely euthanized. All of the animals have been receiving medical attention. The facility failed to quarantine sick cats with respiratory infections thus spreading illness to healthy cats.

There are also two pigs living in terrible condition at the facility. A decision from the Department of Agriculture will determine their fate.

Charges are expected to be filed within a week to ten days.

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/hunterdon-humane-animal-shelter-faces-animal-cruelty-charges

Pemiscot Co. Animal Welfare Society Seek Info on Abandoned Kittens

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DUNKLIN/PEMISCOT COUNTIES, MO (KAIT) – Kittens only days old have a local sanitation employee to thank after he saved their lives when he found them in the garbage.

A sanitation employee with Branum’s Disposal Service based in Kennett was making his usual route in Hornersville.

He said he heard kittens crying in a dumpster located between the community building and the city park and rescued them.

The man took the kittens to Dr. Edmund Landry’s office where they called the Pemiscot Animal Welfare Society, since the Kennett Humane Department was closed to cats at the time.

One of the kittens has bite wounds and appears to be paralyzed.

PAWS is asking for anyone with information on the kittens found in the dumpster to contact them at 573-359-0113 or 573-359-5802.

News Link:http://www.kait8.com/story/22699109/pemiscot-co-animal-welfare-society-seek-info-on-abandon-kittens

Graphic Image: Cat Shot With Arrow In Anne Arundel County

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Video at link below:Please note; Upsetting image at the bottom of this post! 

“I hope they do find out who is responsible for this horrific act on an innocent, sick bxxxxx’s. When they do find the culprit, they should bloody well shoot them in the shoulder. Not that I promote violence, but it sure would make me feel better to know they suffered too! Some humans really aren’t fit to breathe the same air as others, never mind animals! Really, if you know who did this, do us all a favour & report them before they do this again & kill an animal!”

DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (WJZ)—A horrific case of animal abuse is under investigation in Anne Arundel County.

A cat is found with an arrow lodged in its body. Kai Jackson has more on the animal’s recovery and the search for the person responsible.

Her name is Xena. A pretty sandy brown cat that was the victim of a violent act. “She knows she’s warm she’s safe, she’s dry and she has plenty of food,” said Kathy Evans of Rude Ranch Animal Rescue.

It happened in Davidsonville in Anne Arundel County. Police said a property owner in the area found Xena with an arrow in her shoulder.

He’d been caring for the cat for about a year. Even after discovering Xena, it took a few days for animal control to catch her.

“Right now we don’t have much information to go on, unfortunately. We don’t know who the culprit is here or the culprits. We don’t know if this shot was, excuse me, if this cat was actually shot on its owner’s property,” said Anne Arundel County police spokesperson Justin Mulcahy.

Xena was treated by a veterinarian in Prince George’s County and should be okay. She’s now at the Rude Ranch Animal Rescue in Anne Arundel County.

Vets estimate the cat is about 18 months to two years old and a mixed breed. They said there’s no question Xena’s injury was bad, but things could have been worse.

“The underside is where the arrow went in and you can see basically along the top of her back here is where it exited, well, it came out,” said Evans.

“Fortunately, it was called a through-and-through injury. So they did have to cut off the tip of the arrow to get it back out. But they were able to get it back out without causing any additional damage,” said Evans.

Veterinarians said it should take about two weeks for the holes in Xena’s.

Anyone with information that may lead to finding the person(s) responsible for Xena’s condition is asked to contact Anne Arundel County Animal Control at 410-222-8900 or the Anne Arundel County Police Department at 410-222-8610.

News Link:-http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/06/18/cat-shot-with-arrow-in-anne-arundel-county/

Cat Tortured In Horrendous’ Attack Near Gawler

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A CAT is believed to have been tortured at Lewiston, near Gawler, in what the RSPCA has described as a “horrendous, cowardly and callous attack”.

The female tortoiseshell was found critically injured on Bethesda Rd last Thursday.

RSPCA chief inspector Simon Richards the cat was euthanased because of the extent of its injuries and the extreme suffering caused.

Adelaidenow has chosen not to release information about the injuries.

“This is a horrendous, cowardly and callous attack on a defenceless animal,” Mr Richards said.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the RSPCA on 1300 477 722.

The maximum penalty for aggravated acts of animal cruelty is four years imprisonment or a $50,000 fine.

News Link:-http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/national/cat-tortured-in-8216horrendous8217-attack-near-gawler/story-fnii5yv8-1226657067668

Pastor’s Animal Cruelty Trial Draws A Crowd

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The misdemeanor trial of a pastor charged with animal cruelty in the death of a cat drew a crowd of 25 onlookers Monday, overshadowing the Bastrop County commissioners meeting next door.

The defendant, 56-year-old Rick Bartlett, the former pastor of Bastrop Christian Church, was the chaplain for the Bastrop Police Department at the time the cat died. The crowd in the courtroom

Rick Bartlett

included Sarah and Eddie Bellowners of Moody, the dead cat — who are suing Bartlett for damages, and Sheila Smith who heads Shadow Cats, a Central Texas nonprofit cat rescue.

Bartlett, who had complained of strays in his neighborhood, trapped the cat and took it to the police department Jan. 17, 2012. Animal control officer Susan Keys pointed out that the cat had tags with the address and phone number for its owners, and offered to return it to them, an arrest affidavit says.

But Bartlett convinced Keys to allow him to return the cat. According to the affidavit, after Bartlett drove away Moody either fell or jumped out of the cage because the cage door had been left open.

Moody was found, badly injured, under the tall bridge over the Colorado River near downtown. Prosecutors allege Bartlett, who last had custody of Moody, was careless and charged him with animal cruelty, a Class A misdemeanor.

Bartlett had nothing to do with the cat’s death, his attorney said. A five-man, one-woman jury is deciding the case this week.

Keys, who no longer works with animal control, was one of the first witnesses. She testified that while she has no personal knowledge of how the cat ended up on a walking path in the park with serious injuries, she had last seen it with Bartlett, and she became suspicious of his story when questioning him two days later.

A former Bastrop pastor is on trial for animal cruelty in connection with the death of Moody, the cat.

“I trusted him to do that,” said Keys of allowing Bartlett to return the cat to its owners. Keys later went to the park in response to an injured animal call, and took the cat to a veterinarian’s office, where it died.

Keys testified she called Bartlett on Jan. 19 to ask if he knew what happened. “I asked him if he let the cat out of the trap. He said, ‘no.’ He said he went back to the church and it was ‘just gone.’

Keys said she turned the case over to police. “I became suspicious about him being honest,” she said. Under questioning by county prosecutor James Rhodes, Keys also said she learned that Bartlett changed his story when talking to police. “I did hear that,” she said. Defense attorney Chris Dillon objected to the statement as hearsay.

In his opening statement to the jury, Dillon said the cat was fine when Bartlett last saw it. “Rick came back to the church and parked in the shade to protect the cat. At about 1 p.m., he let the cat out of the cage. Three-and-a-half hours later the cat was found,” he said.

Testimony resumes Thursday morning. Dillon said Monday he had not decided whether Bartlett will take the stand.

News Link:http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/pastors-animal-cruelty-trial-draws-a-crowd/nXqXQ/?icmp=statesman_internallink_textlink_apr2013_statesmanstubtomystatesman_launch

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