Porn star, Shane Thompson, Jailed For Killing His Dog: Video Posted Separately

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“Please see Video posted to Twitter & Face Book about this despicable act of brutality to his own dog!”

BOCA RATON, FL (CBS12) — A man, who authorities say is a porn star from Boca Raton, has turned himself in to start serving a sentence for animal cruelty.

In November, Shane Thompson, 22, pled guilty to beating his dog to death and had until this week to turn himself in. Thompson went by the name Jason Creed in porn videos.

Authorities said in October 2010, he beat to death his one-year-old dog named Moonshine. Moonshine was part wolf, part dog. Investigators said Thompson took the dog’s body to a veterinary clinic in Boca Raton to have the dog’s body cremated. But Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control got a tip that Moonshine had died as a result of abuse.

Before the cremation took place, they got the dog’s remains from the vet, did a necropsy and found Moonshine was beaten multiple times and had several fractures and bruises.

Thompson pled guilty to animal cruelty. Although the charge carries a maximum five years in prison, he got three months in the county jail. The head of Animal Care and Control is not satisfied with that sentence. “Neither am I, WTF are these judges thinking…3 months?”?

“I believe the prosecutors work very hard for us. But this is a case I am really disappointed in. I certainly think that three months is laughable,” said Dianne Sauve, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control director. “It is disgraceful that a man can beat a dog to death & only get 3 months jail…bloody shop lifters would get more!”

Sauve said Thompson should have been sentenced to at least one year behind bars, and should have been ordered not to have contact with animals for the rest of his life.

She said after he does three months in jail, followed by three years probation, he can legally have another pet dog again, which she finds unacceptable. “It is totally unacceptable; I’m starting to think some judges just don’t like dogs, or they don’t have the balls to use the sentences available to them!”

News Link:-http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/291344/19/Boca-Raton-porn-star-jailed-for-animal-cruelty

Boynton Beach couple face animal cruelty charges for allegedly abandoning four dogs

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BOYNTON BEACH — Boynton Beach Police have issued an arrest warrant for a husband and wife who they say abandoned their four dogs and left them in a home they moved out of without food or water in deplorable conditions.

Patricia Walker, 25, and Demetris Walker, 34, face charges of cruelty to animals and unlawful confinement of animals. A warrant for their arrest was issued Aug. 2, according to police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater. They have not been arrested.

Police say that two of their four dogs were treated so poorly, that an Animal Care and Control veterinarian had to euthanize them.

Animal Cruelty Investigator Liz Roehrich went to the Walkers’ home at 124 Northwest 10th Ave. on Feb. 14 in response to a citizen’s complaint that there were abandoned animals in the home.

Neighbors told Roehrich the Walkers moved out about three weeks ago and left the dogs alone in the home. Two of the dogs were visible to Roehrich and were pushing their muzzles out of a broken window while crying and whining, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Before going inside the home, Roehrich wrote in the affidavit that there was a “putrid stench of feces and urine” coming from the home. Flies swarmed the windows and front and back doors.

Roehrich could see that the floor was “covered” in feces and urine. She didn’t see any water or food and decided to call the property owner Andrew Luchey.

Luchey sent over his employee Kim Buckner who said Patricia Walker and her children were the last known tenants of the home. She opened the door for Roehrich and two of the dogs came running toward the women.

One of the dogs was a 7-month-old black and white pit bull. The second one was a 7-month-old brindle white female pit bull. Roehrich described the dogs’ appearances as “filthy” and “underweight”.

The conditions of the home weren’t any better. The floor was “soiled” with empty pans and dishes. There was no furniture. Blood covered a large area in the corner of the floor. Blood was smeared on walls. There was a dog collar laying in the blood puddle.

Roehrich heard “frantic, aggressive” barking coming from a bedroom and found two dogs — a 1-year-old black and white female pit bull and a 7-month-old white and black female pit bull — confined in cages sitting in their own feces.

The 7-month-old appeared to be sick or injured and had “multiple puncture wounds on her head and legs,” the affidavit says.

Nearby was a snake confined in a glass tank that appeared to be taken care of and was clean.

Roehrich tried speaking with Patricia Walker and didn’t have much luck. When reached by phone, Walker told Roehrick that her dogs were “fine” and not to remove them. Then she hung up.

Demetris Walker and his sister Marqita Daniel came to the home and said the dogs must have just caused the “mess” because Walker cleaned the other day, the affidavit says.

Walker said he wanted to take the dogs, however Roehrich informed him that the animals were being seized.

Daniel was allowed to take her boa constrictor home as it appeared to be healthy.

Roehrich then had the dogs transported to Animal Care and Control, where Dr. Stephanie Martin examined them.

The dogs “frantically ate and drank” once in the veterinarian’s custody, the affidavit says.

Three of the dogs had “mild dehydration” while all the dogs were so thin that their vertebrae were visible and their pelvic bones were prominent, the affidavit says.

The dog who appeared injured was “quiet and depressed” and had old and fresh wounds. Her leg was discharging fluid.

Patricia Walker decided that while she “loved her dogs” and wanted them back, it was in her best interest to give up her ownership of them.

Two of the dogs were provided medical treatment and rehabilitation and were later adopted.

The two other dogs were too “aggressive” and “wild” and had to be euthanized.

West Palm Beach woman facing 45 counts of animal cruelty released from jail

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A woman whose home was once singled out by authorities as the worst hoarding case in Palm Beach County history was released from jail Tuesday afternoon after she was arrested a day earlier on more than three dozen animal cruelty charges.

West Palm Beach woman facing 45 counts of animal cruelty released from jail

Janna Howard, 60, came under scrutiny March 6 when fire rescue crews were called to her Greenacres home for a medical emergency. There they discovered an ill Howard living on her patio while some 50 cats were crawling among trash heaps. Authorities found that the home’s doors, windows and vents were covered with duct tape so neighbors could not smell the urine, feces and garbage that had accumulated.

Fire rescue alerted the county’s Animal Care and Control department and Greenacres code enforcement officials eventually condemned the home. Howard moved to an apartment in West Palm Beach, according to jail records.

Howard, an Air Force veteran from 1974-83, was booked on 45 counts of cruelty to animals, according to an Animal Care and Control probable cause affidavit.

She appeared before Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Charles E. Burton Tuesday morning in a wheelchair. He ordered she be released from jail under supervision and ordered her to have no contact with animals.

In an April Palm Beach Post article, Animal Care and Control Capt. David Walesky called the home’s conditions “deplorable” and said, “it is probably the worst hoarding case that we’ve seen in Palm Beach County.”

The scene inside a Sherwood Lakes townhome in Greenacres, where authorities last month found 45 cats scaling the trash heaps and two other cats dead. Officials called it the worst case of animal hoarding they had seen in the county

“I’m glad to see she could face prosecution for what she’s done to the animals there at her residence,” Walesky told the PostTuesday. “I think she needs to get some help for sure. It’s going to take more than prosecution to help her from doing this again.”

Walesky said Howard was involuntarily committed to a mental health center in March because she was seen as a danger to herself. She spent time at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis then was transfer ed to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Riviera Beach. He said Howard is currently in some type of assisted living or health care program.

According to the affidavit released Tuesday, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies, the Greenacres Fire Marshal, code enforcement officers and Animal Care and Control officers all were dispatched to the home on 27th Lane in March.

The Fire Marshal decided that the home was unsafe for anyone to enter, or stay long enough to remove the cats. However, officers wearing “industrial strength respirators” were eventually able to enter the home and round up the cats with traps.

Several cats had eye and nasal discharge and some had ulcers, according to the affidavit. Some were dehydrated and many had severe signs of upper respiratory infections.

By March 16 all but two cats were dead, according to the affidavit.

A veterinarian concluded in March that Howard, who was a cantor at St. Juliana Catholic Church in West Palm Beach for eight years, denied the cats the five freedoms of animal welfare: Freedom from hunger and thirst; freedom from discomfort; freedom from pain, injury and disease; freedom to express normal behavior; and freedom from fear and distress.

“Had these animals not been subjected to a hoarding environment, had been provided clean air, food and water as well as routine preventative veterinary care such as vaccinations, survival and longevity would have been far greater,” an officer wrote in the affidavit.

News Link:http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/worst-hoarding-case-in-county-history-west-palm-wo/nPqMb/

Greenacres home filled with cats and garbage sheds light on animal hoarding

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GREENACRES, Fla. — No one passing by the townhome on 27th Lane would have suspected the horrible conditions inside that led authorities to rescue nearly 50 cats living there.

The manicured lawn and a back yard opening onto a lake belied the stacks of garbage bags and stench of urine inside the Sherwood Lakes home. Scores of cats scaled the trash heaps in what investigators are calling the biggest recent case of animal hoarding in Palm Beach County.

The neglect came to light when the townhome owner suffered a medical problem March 6 and was hospitalized. Worried about her cats, she asked authorities to look after them.

When county Animal Care and Control crews arrived, they had to call other county departments for help with what they found. They spent two weeks removing cats from the home. The final tally: two dead and 45 alive.

“It is probably the worst hoarding case that we’ve seen in Palm Beach County,” Animal Care and Control Capt. David Walesky said. He described the home’s condition as “very, very deplorable.”

Animal Care and Control is receiving more calls about hoarding as more people learn about the problem.

Of the many calls reporting possible animal cruelty, investigators find that about one a day involves a hoarder. Extreme situations such as the one in Greenacres are found every few months.

Another extreme hoarding case was that of Chi Lu Linville of Loxahatchee. In 2002, crews removed hundreds of goats from her home. In 2003, they removed almost 200 pigs, cats, sheep and cows.

Linville became so enraged that she enlisted a hit man – actually an undercover Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy posing as as a hit man – to shoot Tammie Crawford, an Animal Care and Control officer, and dump her body into a canal. Linville was convicted in 2005 of solicitation to commit first-degree murder.

Also fresh in Walesky’s mind were the 52 animals found in a western Boynton Beach home in 2000. In that same house was a roomful of dead animals the homeowner just couldn’t let go of.

Read more about hoarding on this story: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_c_palm_beach_county/greenacres/greenacres-home-filled-with-cats-and-garbage-sheds-light-on-animal-hoarding#ixzz1rY2asYRN

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