Georgia Man Arested For Beheading And Stabbing Puppies

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“OMG…this POS must be mentally impaired, as no sane person would do such despicable things to innocent puppies! His name & picture need to be on any Animal Abuse Registers & on every shelter wall. I hope he rots in jail, where hopefully another inmate might show him more things one can do with a pair of scissors 🙂  (sorry some posts are outdated but I feel some stories need to be told; especially if it may help others by sharing an image of the offending party) My apologise to anyone who sent me stories to be posted & they haven’t been done yet, I’m splitting my time between so many different things, I’m meeting myself coming backwards!!” 

By Eric W. Dolan – Tuesday, August 13, (No updates seen as yet)

A man in Cobb County, Georgia has been arrested for allegedly mutilating two puppies his neighbors gave him to watch.

Robert Williams Davis

Robert Williams Davis, 38, was arrested just before midnight on Saturday after police officers found the dogsdead bodies in a wooded area behind his house.

A 14-year-old neighbour of Davis had given him and his girlfriend the two pit bull puppies. A pit bull rescue group was going to pick the dogs up within a few days. But the neighbour, Tyler Tedesco, learned that Davis had killed the two puppies. He called 911.

“I saw that, I dropped what I was doing and just walked away. I couldn’t bear to see that because I raised those dogs,” Tedesco told WSBTV.

Davis allegedly killed both puppies with a pair of scissors. Police said one dog was beheaded, while the other was stabbed in the throat. It is unclear why Davis killed the puppies.

“We all ran back to the house and cried. As soon as we saw it, it was something nobody wants to go through or see. And it’s really hard for all of us to know that somebody could even do that to a poor innocent animal,” Tedesco said.

Davis was charged with two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and three counts of tampering with evidence. He is being held on $250,000 bond.

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UPDATE On Kabang – Heroic dog who had nose ripped off saving two young girls from bike crash has treatment postponed after vets find tumour

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Update on Kabang, this news is not good but vets are hopeful she will pull through. What an amazing dog, to lose half her face then suffer with a tumour & heartworm. I just hope this further set back will not lessen her zest for life. God bless her, my prayers & thoughts are with Kabang & the surgeons who everyone is looking to, to give this sweet girl her face back. 

A courageous dog who became an international hero after losing her nose saving two young girls, has had her muzzle-surgery postponed after it was discovered she needs chemo.

Kabang the dog won celebrity status when she jumped in front of a speeding motorcycle to save her owner’s young daughter and niece, but lost her upper jaw in the process.

After local veterinarians failed to help her, the dog was flown to the U.S. where her doctors now say she needs treatment for heart worm and chemotherapy before she can undergo facial reconstruction.

Helping a hero: Kabang’s facial surgery has been postponed after veterinarians at University of California at Davis discovered a vaginal tumour and heartworm

After the accident her owner was told by Filipino veterinarians he should put her down, but he refused.

Kabang’s plight reached Karen Kenngott, a critical care nurse from Buffalo, New York, who set up a charity campaign to help.

Care For Kabang raised over $20,000 from 22 countries to cover the costs of surgeries, visas and airfare.

She was flown to the University of California at Davis for specialist treatment to the wound on her face, where doctors discovered a tumour and the heartworm

The veterinarians are ‘cautiously optimistic’ that Kabang will make a full recovery and return to the Philippines, Dr. Jane Sykes of the University hospital said.

‘She’s a very sweet dog and everyone here became attached to her quite quickly,’ the director of the facility’s small animal clinic said.

‘We’re eager to help her get better.’

The horrific accident occurred in December 2011 when the daughter of Kabang’s owner, nine-year-old Dina Bunggal, and her cousin three-year old Princess Diansing, were playing with the dog in Zamboanga City, Philippines.

The girls were crossing a busy street when a motorcycle came speeding right towards them.

Eyewitnesses said that Kabang appeared out of nowhere and threw herself in front the vehicle just before it hit the two children.

Kabang’s face became tangled in the spokes of the bike’s wheel, and her entire upper jaw was torn off.

Kabang, who became a mother to six little puppies in April this year, had a rough start in life when Dina’s father Rudy found her abandoned in a rice paddy.

He brought the dog home to fatten her up and feed her to the family, but his daughter and niece convinced him to spare Kabang and keep her as a pet – a lucky move for both dog and family.

Once recovered from the chemotherapy and heartworm treatment, Kabang will undergo dental surgery and facial reconstruction.

Her veterinarians at U.C. at Davis have said there are no plans to give her a prosthetic nose to replace the one she lost.

Grateful dog: Kabang was found in a rice paddy as a puppy and was nearly killed for meat, but her owner’s daughter and niece pleaded for her life

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UC Davis examined Kabang this morning. Great news! They are confident they can help her. UC Davis VMTH has created a special section of their website devoted to Kabang. It will be continuously updated with the latest news on Kabang. Check it out:


Kabang, The Hero Dog From The Philippines, Arrives At UC Davis

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“I have prayed since the day I first saw Kabang in a News paper last year. I’m thrilled she is actually here & I can see the donation I made was & is being used for it’s intended purpose! Will keep up the prayers until kabang is ready to go back home, God bless her!”  

Almost a year ago, a dog named Kabang lost her snout and upper jaw when she leapt in front of a motorcycle to save two little girls in the Philippines.

Today veterinary specialists at the University of California, Davis, examined Kabang to determine what can be done to give her a better chance at a long and healthy life.

During the hour long, preliminary exam, veterinary surgeons Boaz Arzi and Frank Verstraete assessed Kabang’s overall condition and conducted blood and urine tests.“We are pleased with what we discovered today,” Verstraete said. “We are confident we can improve her condition going forward.”  Added Arzi: “Kabang has suffered catastrophic injuries to her face.

While we had consulted over photos and video, we were not able to make a proper determination of the care we would be able to offer Kabang until we examined her in person.”

To reduce the chance of infection and minimize stress for Kabang, the dog will not be available to the news media at this point. A written statement from the veterinary team, B-roll and Kabang’s arrival and initial examination at UC Davis will be available later today in an online press kit.

Verstraete and Arzi are members of the dentistry and oral surgery service faculty at UC Davis’ William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. The hospital has the most comprehensive dental and oral surgery service of any veterinary teaching hospital in the world, providing surgery for dogs, cats and other animal species.

Arzi and Verstraete are now consulting with Anton Mari H. Lim, Kabang’s veterinarian from the Philippines, to develop a treatment plan for Kabang.

Based on preliminary discussions, Arzi and Verstraete anticipate that Kabang will need at least two surgeries. The first likely would focus on dental work. The second would attempt to close the gaping wound on the dog’s face, protecting her from infection and improving her quality of life.

Kabang is expected to be at UC Davis for at least six weeks.

Contrary to some rumours in the media, there are no plans to fit Kabang with a “prosthetic snout” or to replace her jaw.

An independent, international donation campaign raised the money to bring Kabang and Lim to the United States for a consultation with veterinary reconstructive surgery specialists at UC Davis. Kabang and Lim landed at Los Angeles International Airport late Monday night and arrived in Davis on Tuesday.

The veterinary hospital’s website includes background information on Kabang’s story and will feature continual updates about her care and progress

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3rd animal cruelty charge filed Toledo man pleads not guilty to abandoning dog, puppies

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The Toledo man accused of abandoning a suitcase full of puppies and their mother in an alley is facing a third misdemeanor charge after his first court appearance Friday.

Wearing an elaborately embroidered shirt and a black fedora, Howard Davis, 53, of East Hudson Street pleaded not guilty to two charges of animal abandonment in Toledo Municipal Court.

After the hearing, Dave Toska, the city’s chief prosecutor, filed a third charge of cruelty to companion animals: Custodian deprived or confined without sustenance or shelter. Mr. Davis is to enter his plea on that charge April 23 before Judge Timothy Kuhlman. He is to be in court for a pretrial hearing on the abandonment charges at the same time.

Mr. Davis is accused of putting the puppies into a canvas suitcase, zipping it up, and it them with the pups’ mother, who was tied to a large garbage container, in the alley behind 3442 Stickney Ave. about one-quarter mile from the house from which he was moving.

The puppies have been transferred to a foster home. THE BLADE/DAVE ZAPOTOSKY

The incident has gained attention from people worldwide who have asked about adopting the pups.

Mr. Davis said he is retired and asked for a court-appointed attorney, qualifying for one because of limited income. Jonathan Brown of the public defender‘s office was temporarily appointed to handle Mr. Davis’ arraignment; the court will appoint another attorney to represent him in the future.

Visiting Judge Charles Wittenberg, who presided over Friday’s hearing, did not set a bond; Mr. Davis remains free on his own recognizance. All three charges are second-degree misdemeanors and carry up to 90 days in jail and a $750 maximum fine.

He declined to comment after the hearing. He has two prior misdemeanor convictions from April 11, 2008, for failing to obtain liability insurance for vicious dogs and failing to keep a vicious or dangerous dog on a chain-link leash less than 6 feet long. The Toledo Area Humane Society believes Mr. Davis owns a male “pit bull”-type dog, which is possibly the puppies’ father.

Howard Davis of Toledo appears in municipal court, where he pleaded not guilty to two counts of animal abandonment. The case has drawn worldwide attention as people flood the Toledo Area Humane Society with requests to adopt the puppies found in a suitcase in an alley behind Stickney Avenue. THE BLADE/DAVE ZAPOTOSKY

The mother dog, Maddie, a bulldog mix, and the three male and three female puppies have been moved to an area foster home and are doing well, said John Dinon, humane society executive director. The foster home wishes to remain anonymous to avoid public and media attention, said Mr. Dinon, whose agency handled the investigation of the case.

One hurdle that remains is for Mr. Davis to turn over ownership of the mom and puppies to the humane society. “The puppies are in legal limbo right now,” Mr. Dinon said. “But I’m hopeful that the case will be resolved by the time they are ready to go up for adoption in about four weeks.” The humane society is not taking applications or compiling a waiting list for the popular puppies, said Mr. Dinon, who said the agency has received calls from all 50 states from people inquiring about their adoption.

Maddie also will be available for adoption, but not until all the puppies have been weaned and adopted.

Mr. Dinon said he is planning to meet with Maumee Police Department officials to discuss how to best handle the anticipated crowds on the day the puppies go up for adoption. “I’ve had people ask if they can camp out overnight in the parking lot the night before the puppies go up for adoption,” he said. “These are puppies, not Rolling Stones tickets.”

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