Mother Of Two Spared Jail After Letting Dog Die Slow And Painful Death; Six Weeks Locked In Bathroom

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“WTF…if an alcoholic mother of 2 , literally locked a dog in a toilet then walked away; leaving the dog unattended to die of starvation amongst other things…One has to ask…are those children safe? She knew it was wrong, the dog died an unimaginably slow death…so why no prison sentence? We are talking about a life, irrelevant whether a dog or not! A shop lifter would have been sentenced to more! This alcoholic piece of shit has got off so lightly, she isn’t fit to look after pets period, never mind children!! Judging by how much these court proceedings costs, the RSPCA…needn’t have bloody bothered!!”

  • Laura Shaw, 23, abandoned pet Lulu when the animal fell ill
  • Dog was found dead and covered in flies with ‘overpowering foul stench’
  • Unemployed alcoholic fined and banned from keeping animals

Heartless: Laura Shaw has been convicted of animal cruelty after leaving her pet dog to die

Please note: Graphic Images Below!!

An unemployed alcoholic mother who locked her dog in a toilet and left it to die has walked free from court. “To literally lock that dog in the bathroom then walk away, show’s she was of sound mind!” 

Laura Shaw, 23, abandoned her pet Lulu for six weeks, and has now been banned from keeping animals for the next 10 years.How long before she will do something similar to another living being??? I have a feeling we are going to encounter this name again;because her sentence won’t have done diddley squat to deter her from committing such an evil act again!!

Horrific images shown in court revealed how the animal was found covered in swarms of flies, surrounded by the empty food bowls it tried to eat. 

The mother of two was prosecuted by the RSPCA, but escaped jail after a hearing at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard how the dog was found dead last August in a downstairs toilet at Shaw’s former home in Grimsby, surrounded by faeces and urine.

Prosecutor Nigel Burn said there was an ‘overpowering foul stench‘ and the house was swarming with large flies.

Empty plates and a bowl were found and it looked as though they had been bitten by the black cross-bred dog in a desperate attempt to satisfy its hunger. “I find this sentence strange, as below, SHAW reckon’s the dog would not eat or drink anything…if it tried to eat the bowls, obviously it wanted & needed to eat anything going!”

Shaw, now of no fixed address, admitted two offences of causing unnecessary suffering to a dog by failing to provide veterinary care and leaving it unattended without adequate food and water. “Strikes me, booze would have been more important to buy, than food for the poor dog!”

She claimed that she was scared to seek help after the dog became ill, but when she was asked about the animal’s death she admitted: ‘It must have been traumatic and it must have been lonely and scared.’ “WTF…why was she scared?? I can think of only one reason you would be SCARED to take a dog to a vet…that would be if a previous animal had been abused & taken to a vet; who asked too many questions!! I wonder, did that dog ever visit a vet??

Lauren Fisher, mitigating, said the dog stopped eating and drinking and that she tried giving it milk and different dog food brands, without success. “A dog may be picky with food, but will eat if hungry… but to not drink either, sounds very suspicious. I would like to know if a necropsy was done & what it said! If one wasn’t done, why?? Alarm bells should be ringing in a case like this; with a necropsy being the first thing done! “

Things spiralled out of control,’ she said. ‘She did not get the help that was necessary for the dog and neglected her duty as an owner to take the dog to the vet’s.’

Tragic: The dog was apparently abandoned after she fell ill and started refusing the food she was given

Ms Fisher added that Shaw’s former home had been burgled after her windows were smashed and that a large amount of her property had been stolen, causing her ‘extreme unhappiness’. “OH fxxxxxg boo hoo!! Not as unhappy as the bloody dog; I bet!”

She left the house ‘feeling scared and unable to cope’ and abandoned the dog, who was aged about 18 months to two years. “Yea, I bet the poor bloody dog felt scared because it was abandoned…probably thought it better to buy booze than vet bills & food…sick bitch!”

The court heard that the defendant also had more than £10,000 of debts.

Judge Sam Goozee told Shaw: ‘You have committed a cruel and despicable offence. The pictures I have seen show the horror and pain that Lulu must have gone through in what was a very slow death.

‘The conditions in which she was found are disgusting and she clearly had been dead for a while.

Squalid: The house in Grimsby was filled with an overwhelming stink when the dog was found last year

Probation officer Graham Marshall said Shaw had been a mental health support worker but lost her job and later ‘drank to oblivion every day whenever she could’. 

‘Looking after an animal brings responsibility and you simply ignored those responsibilities.

‘Can you imagine what it would be like if a child went through what Lulu did? As an adult, you would never place a child in that position and you should not place an animal in that position.’ “A life is a life, that dog suffered the same as a child would, except it wouldn’t have got that far with a child because friends, neighbours, social workers etc. would have said something…but it was only a dog…that doesn’t make it any less of a heinous cruel & cold hearted thing to do!”

Shaw was handed 200 hours of unpaid work, banned from keeping animals for ten years and ordered to pay £150 costs. “Well they might as well not bothered… what’s the point in a fine when she is already in debt? This sentence is weak & pathetic & stinks!!

Speaking after the verdict, an RSPCA spokesman said: ‘This was a shocking incident. The poor animal would have suffered terribly, and it is terrible to leave a living creature to die like this.

‘We hope this sends a clear to message to people that neglect or abuse of animals is not acceptable.’ “No it’s not, & THIS DOESN’T SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO SAY ANIMAL ABUSE IS UNACCEPTABLE…WTF…what was her penance? Banned from owning animals for 10 years, 200 unpaid hours & £150 costs??? WTF…WTF does that say to other animals abusers? NOT ENOUGH TO STOP THEM…THAT’S WHAT…WHEN WILL THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM START GROWING SOME BALLS & MAKING PEOPLE PAY BY GIVING PRISON SENTENCES

News Link:-http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2270186/Mother-spared-jail-letting-dog-die-slow-painful-death-weeks-leaving-locked-toilet.html#ixzz2JlFqrq93
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Lulu’s story on causes.com:-http://www.causes.com/actions/1728724-lulus-story?recruiter_id=186595784&utm_campaign=invite&utm_medium=wall&utm_source=fb

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Chesterfield man charged with animal cruelty

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CHESTERFIELD – A Chesterfield man was arrested Tuesday on charges that he allegedly neglected his dog.

Carroll Edward Dyke Sr. was charged with cruelty to animals, according to Chesterfield County authorities.

The charges stem from a report from Oct. 11, when Animal Control units responded to Dyke’s home on the 9400 block of Lost Forest Drive near Chester to investigate the treatment and welfare of a dog.

Upon arrival, the investigating units found that the animal had died earlier that day. The remains were taken to a veterinarian for a formal necropsy.

Dyke will have to appear at Chesterfield County General District Court on Dec. 19. Cruelty to animals is a class 1 misdemeanor.

News Link:http://progress-index.com/news/chesterfield-man-charged-with-animal-cruelty-1.1393351

Police Officer Suspended Over Police Dog’s Death

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“This was a police officer, so he had some brains, if the car had an alarm to alert officers with dogs of high internal temperatures; chances are all the officers knew of it, what it was for & that it ONLY worked when engine running. What part of the above didn’t he understand?? Some may think I’m being a tad harsh on the guy, but it was his job to care for that life, in his car! What was more important to make him turn the engine off & leave it off, which killed the dog! Perhaps it was his lunch break. Unpaid suspension & no other dog, excuse me if I don’t jump for joy!”

A Des Moines police officer has been given a three-day unpaid suspension for the death of his police dog.

The Des Moines Register says an internal investigation laid out discipline recommendations for Officer Brian Mathis. Harley, a 7 year-old yellow lab died August 29 after Mathis left him in an unmarked car at the police station for over an hour.

In addition to the suspension, Mathis won’t be eligible for another dog.

“He’s taken full responsibility,” said Des Moines Police Chief Judy Bradsaw. Mathis “recognizes the consequences, he’s living with them everyday. It was not his intent to ever leave the dog in the car.”

Mathis’ car had an alarm system to protect police dogs from the heat, but the system only works if the car is running.

The Des Moines Register reports that the department will buy a new system that can pop the doors or start the engine and alert officers if temperatures reach a dangerous level, even if the car isn’t running.

“These are dog people, they love animals,” Bradshaw said. “Anything I do to (Mathis), it won’t be as severe as what he’s doing to himself.”

News Link:-http://wqad.com/2012/10/09/police-officer-suspended-over-police-dogs-death/

Devastating End For Leah, The Dog Rescued in Texas fire

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Dog rescued in Texas has died

“OMG…Can’t see for tears!!. That’s it, not posting any more tonight in honour of Leah…I was only writing about her the other day, cried then too, due to the fire–fighters efforts to keep her alive! The fire-fighters worked so hard & seemed to get her breathing again, I can’t begin to imagine their grief, along with the family’s!”

“My heart is heavy with pain, I don’t even know the dog, but I get attached just through writing about them! But, its time for Leah to run free & wild just like she did when she was a puppy. Once over Rainbow’s Bridge, she will have no pain, only pleasure & she will see all your friends too. Plus when it’s time her family will be re-united with her, for lots of cuddles…God Bless you sweet heart, you will be missed by so many & never forgotten, especially by the fire-fighters that tried to save you…I bet their shedding tears too!  R.I.P Leah xxx”

The heart-warming tale of a dog rescued by Arlington, Texas fire-fighters has turned tragic.

According to Wednesday’s publication ofWFAA News, the dog, named “Leah,” who was saved from a fire thanks to the efforts of a dedicated team of fire-fighters, has since passed away.

Initially, the prognosis for the dog’s recovery was promising.

Fire-fighters worked for an hour to revive the dog who was trapped inside of a house which was engulfed in flames.

But the damage to the dog’s body proved too much and she died on Sunday as a result.

Another pet, a cat, also died in the devastating blaze.

Those who learned of the fire-fighters  efforts were touched by their compassion and dedication to the ailing dog – Leah’s untimely death does not take away from their heroic efforts.

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/devastating-end-for-dog-rescued-texas

 

Second Dog Dies On United Airlines Flight

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For the second time in just a few months a dog has died on a United Airlines flight.

Michael Jarboe was travelling from Miami to San Francisco with his two-year-old Neopolitan Mastiff Bam Bam. Jarboe says Bam Bam was in perfect health before the flight, but when he landed he was informed by United Airlines staff that Bam Bam had passed away during travel.

Jarboe & Bam Bam

United Airlines paid for an autopsy of Bam Bam, which found the cause of death to be a heart attack. The company maintains the death was not transit-related. Jarboe questioned several employees who informed him that Bam Bam was not in an air-conditioned room during the 2 hour layover the flight had in Houston. Jarboe had paid $650 for the transport of Bam Bam, which he had been led to believe included temperature control.

Jarboe saw Bam Bam on the tarmac in Houston.  ”It was right under the wing. We were right there, had a direct shot, he was so hot. His tongue was hanging down.” Jarboe had never seen Bam Bam look that hot.

The airline stated, “Given the size of Bam Bam and the fact that he is a brachycephalic, meaning short nosed breed, we made the decision to bring him to our holding facility for greater comfort during his connection.” They stated their holding facilities are USDA animal-welfare approved. The airline refunded Jarboe the $650 for transporting Bam Bam and offered him additional compensation, but Jarboe refuses to accept the compensation.

Supermodel Maggie Rizer lost her golden retriever Beatrice on a United Airlines flight from New York to San Francisco only 2 months ago. Rizer had her own veterinarian perform an autopsy on Beatrice, revealing the cause of death to be heatstroke. United Airlines stands firm in that case that they kept the dog in a temperature-controlled environment for the entirety of the journey as well.

Video & News Link:http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/09/second-dog-dies-on-united-airlines-flight/ 

Tragic rugby trio died trying to save dog

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The accident that killed Irish rugby player Nevin Spence, his father and brother came about after the family dog fell into a slurry pit on their farm, it has emerged.

The three men drowned in the slurry tank on their family farm in Hillsborough, County Down, on Saturday evening.

Family members have since explained that father Noel fell into the tank while trying to save his pet dog, with his two sons killed while trying to rescue their dad.

All three were overcome by toxic fumes in the incident, with sister Emma – who was present at the accident – also suffering from fume inhalation.

Emma Spence has since been released from hospital.

Grieving family members said in a statement released by their church: “The families of Noel, Graham and Nevin Spence are trying very hard to come to terms with their tragic loss.

“The three men were very close to each other in life, and that love was expressed in their final moments trying to help one another.

“The family is being supported and comforted by other family members, friends and neighbours.

“Arrangements for a thanksgiving service for the three is currently under way and details will appear in the press in due course.”

The 22-year-old Nevin, who played centre for Irish province Ulster, played an exhibition game for the Irish senior team against the Barbarians this year, but had not made his full competitive debut.

Tragic accident R.I.P

He was widely expected to become a full Irish international in the future.

Graham, 30, was a father of two.

A slurry tank contains animal waste and other biodegradable material that is turned into organic fertiliser.

“Nevin was an outstanding young player,” Irish Rugby Football Union President Billy Glynn said in a statement. “The game has been robbed of a very talented young man.”

Spence, who was named Young Player of the Year at the Irish Rugby Football Union Players’ Association Awards in 2011, played three games for the second-tier Ireland Wolfhounds.

He had an injury-blighted start to the current season and played for the Ulster Ravens against Munster A on Friday as he worked his way back to full fitness.

New Zealand fly-half Daniel Carter, golf’s world number one Rory McIlroy and Wales winger George North were among those who expressed their condolences on Twitter.

“Devastating news about Nevin Spence, his dad and brother. What a wonderful talent he was,” said Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll.

News Link:http://asia.eurosport.com/rugby/top-14/2010-2011/irish-rugby-star-killed_sto3425848/story.shtml

Dog owner, 27, starved her German Shepherd puppy in tiny cage with no food or water for SEVEN MONTHS (but she’s avoided jail)

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“This case resulted me to tears & outraged me, when I first read about it, (see the attached link). I was fxxxxxg furious, I just couldn’t believe how lightly the boyfriend got off, 20 weeks…for letting an animal die, a cruel, excruciating & agonisingly slow death.” 

“Now I read, the girlfriend got off scot free, apart from a suspended sentence which means Jack Shit…& some unpaid work …what sort of fxxxxxg punishment is that? Quote…”She may have been bullied if sent to jail”… tough…sorry, I have no sympathy… she deserved jail! Imagine the pitiful cries that must have come from that crate…cries of help; they heard those cries & did F-All about it! That poor dogs life was obviously worthless, it meant nothing to them!”

This couple have a baby too…yeah, it was probably crawling around on the floor, listening to the agonising whimpers from the dog! Now, in my mind if you can’t care for an animal, in no way, should you be having babies…I would be very interested to know if child services were involved.”

 “What is interesting, is this is another case where Animal Welfare were aware of the puppy, for some reason, & advised the couple on training the dog ..& at one point; wanted them to hand the pup over…why?… they must have had good reason…yet sadly, it was forgotten about, until the day it was found…dead…still in the puppy crate it was kept in, the one also seen by animal welfare!!”

 “Take a good look at that poor dog, 20 weeks prison for the boyfriend…F-All for the girlfriend…does that sound right to you, because I think it bloody stinks! Animal control can’t say it was one of the cruellest cases they have ever seen; & be happy with the justice that was served…I’m bloody not!!”

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  • Kent woman Stacey Lockhurst got suspended jail term
  • Kept puppy Jack in cage surrounded by his own waste
  • RSPCA said it’s one of ‘worst cruelty cases ever seen’

A dog owner who starved her pet to death in a tiny cage surrounded by his own waste has avoided jail but been banned from keeping animals for life.

Cruelty: Lockhurst, 27, of Dartford, Kent, was given a 20-week prison sentence – suspended for a year – by magistrates in court on Friday

Stacey Lockhurst, 27, of Dartford, Kent, kept her German Shepherd puppy in a squalid cage with no food and water for an astonishing seven months.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals described it as one of the worst cases of animal cruelty its officers had ever seen.

Cruel: Stacey Lockhurst kept her German shepherd puppy Jack in a squalid cage with no food and water for seven months

Lockhurst was given a 20-week prison sentence – suspended for a year – by magistrates on Friday for her treatment of the dog, named Jack.

RSPCA investigators first visited her former home in Erith, south east London, in October 2010 – when the dog was just 16 weeks old.

They offered advice on training and suggested the pair hand over the puppy, but he was found dead seven months later, covered with a curtain.

His container was infested with maggots and flies and a water bowl was full of excrement. A post mortem examination found Jack was emaciated.

Disgusting: Jack had no fat and probably died of starvation, with the examining vet saying he ‘suffered greatly and unnecessarily for a great period of time’

He had no fat and probably died of starvation, with the examining vet saying he ‘suffered greatly and unnecessarily for a great period of time’.

 ‘She regrets what she did. I don’t think she set out with that in mind. She’s a very vulnerable lady’ Wayne Crowhurst, defending

Lockhurst was found guilty at Dartford Magistrates’ Court of causing unnecessary suffering to the dog and not addressing his rapid weight loss.

District Judge Michael Kelly said the case was ‘particularly bad’ – but Lockhurst, who has learning difficulties, had been ‘influenced to an extent’.

He added while passing sentence in court that ‘there may have been some lack of appreciation of what was happening’ to the dog.

Her partner Paul Brunsden, 25, was jailed for 20 weeks and also banned for life from keeping animals when he appeared in court last month.

Behind bars: Her partner Paul Brunsden, 25, was jailed for 20 weeks and also banned for life from keeping animals when he appeared in court last month

Lockhurst was also ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £200 court costs. Her defence lawyer said she would have been bullied in prison had she been jailed.

Banner-waving animal rights campaigners were outside court to protest along with members of a Facebook group formed in memory of Jack.

News Link:– http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2200591/Stacey-Lockhurst-avoids-jail-keeping-dog-squalid-cage-food-water.html#ixzz25zvcF4Bx

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