Police Rescue A Puppy Found Buried Alive

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“OMG…what sort of evil, sadistic, mind, could bury a puppy; barely a few days old? Was this the last of a litter that couldn’t be sold, or were they all buried individually? What is wrong with people… is it just that more abuse is being reported, or is society churning out more evil little shit’s from school; who grow up to be malicious, uncaring knob heads?  I’m glad I am of an age where I will no longer bring children into this world!”

Police officers in Williston, Florida were disposing of evidence per a court order on Thursday when they heard a whimpering noise coming from underground.

 Officers located the origin of the whimpering and dug out a one-week-old puppy that was head-first in an eight-inch hole.

Luckily the dirt had not been packed down and the puppy managed to create an air pocket below the surface. Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow said, “It did not appear to me that the dog was very long in the hole, less than an hour would be my guess.”

The puppy is so young he can’t even open his eyes yet, because of this the clinic believes him to be around 7-days-old. Caretakers at Levy Animal Clinic have been bottle-feeding the puppy that they have named Tucker. One of the veterinarian technicians at the clinic has already adopted Tucker.

Officer Strow checked in on Tucker the morning after they found him and is pleased to report that Tucker is doing well. He is still disturbed by the find though, “What’s disturbing is that when you look at this fellow you ask, how can he be threatening to anyone?”

The police are still looking for the person who buried Tucker and Strow is determined to find them.

“Somebody knows who did this. I guarantee we’re going to follow this one and prosecute whoever did this to the fullest extent of the law,” said Strow.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Williston Police Department at (352)528-4991.

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Sentencing hearing held for man who killed girlfriend’s cats

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CORNER BROOK — The Deer Lake man who pleaded guilty to following through on threats to harm his girlfriend’s cats more than two years ago will be sentenced for his crimes Aug. 3.

A provincial court clerk fills out paperwork following the sentencing hearing for Kirk White, right, while White’s lawyer, Jamie Luscombe looks on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

Kirk White, 41, entered pleas to four charges on the day he was supposed to go to trial in May.

Those charges include uttering a threat to kill the animals, two counts of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and one count of failing to show up for a scheduled court appearance in December 2010.

He was back in provincial court Tuesday afternoon so Judge Wayne Gorman could hear the facts of the case against White and the submissions from the Crown and defence on sentencing.

As recounted by Crown attorney Lori St. Croix, the RCMP in Deer Lake investigated a complaint from a woman that her upset boyfriend had called her at work and told her he was going to kill her cats on June 10, 2010.

The woman returned home and found a garbage bag in her garage she believed contained the two animals.

Inside the garbage bag were two blood-stained pillowcases that had been tied shut. One pillowcase contained a grey cat that was dead and had broken paws.

The black cat in the other bag was injured, but still alive. It had to be euthanized later because of the severity of its injuries.

St. Croix did not mention the manner in which the cats had been harmed, but earlier police reports had indicated the cats were apparently stomped on while in the pillowcases.

In terms of sentencing, St. Croix asked that White be given between seven and eight months in prison. She told Gorman White’s seven-page criminal record included prior convictions for assault, assault with a weapon and breaching court orders.

She also asked for up to 18 months of probation, a DNA order, firearms and alcohol prohibitions and a court order that would prevent White from owning an animal for five years.

Although White pleaded guilty, St. Croix said that was hardly a mitigating factor since it came on the day of his trial, which itself had been delayed for some time, including a period when White’s whereabouts were not known.

In addition, his former girlfriend had to be flown in from Ontario to testify at the trial, causing what turned out to be an unnecessary expense on the judicial system.

St. Croix also noted that a pre-sentence report indicated White minimized his responsibility for the offences and tried to transfer that responsibility to his former partner.

That same pre-sentence report, argued defence lawyer Jamie Luscombe, indicated that White had some insight into the problems alcohol created in his life. Luscombe said White, who was intoxicated the day he killed the cats, is a law-abiding citizen when sober, but a different person when drinking.

He noted White has not had a drink in 12 months and is taking steps to regain control of his life since this incident that arose from the tension in his domestic relationship.

Luscombe asked that his client be given a 90-day prison sentence and that White be allowed to serve it intermittently so he could continue attending school.

Luscombe said his client would accept a period of probation between 18 and 24 months and the DNA order and had no objection to the alcohol, firearms and animal ownership prohibitions suggested by St. Croix.

When asked if he had anything to say to the court, White indicated he was sorry and said he was trying to get his life back on track.

Gorman, who said considering sentences for uttering threats and court order breaches are quite common, wanted some time to think about the animal cruelty offences the court sees less often.

News Link:-http://www.thewesternstar.com/News/Local/2012-07-25/article-3038457/Sentencing-hearing-held-for-man-who-killed-girlfriend%26rsquos-cats/1

 

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