No more animals for Fremont donkey abuser

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“WTF…Why no prison? did she plead she was mentally ill, to to get off so lightly, a bit of Alzheimers?  Sod her age, if she can drive a tractor at 76, she is fitter than most, so 60 days in jail, wouldn’t hurt her. Please, she couldn’t argue that it wasn’t with intent, she knew she was bloody dragging Henry for a mile! FF’s Sake…she deserved more punishment…Age shouldn’t be an issue, abuse is abuse, & this women was known for her lack of care or treatment of animals. At the very least she could have paid her fine & been banned for life from keeping animals…especially when she is known to the Human Society!”

“She was already known to the Humane Society, so what does that tell you?? That she didn’t give a shit about the animals…suppose if the donkey had died…she might have had to pay the fine…it’s a bloody joke, seriously, why bother going to court? It’s just a waste of tax payers money!! Animals obviously mean sod all to some judges, bloody knob heads… You can tell the judges that love animals & those that go bow, fish or wildlife hunting on a weekend!”

A 76-year-old woman who dragged a donkey behind a tractor for a mile pleaded no contest to a single count of animal cruelty this week.

 

Virginia Secrist, who lives in Fremont, was found guilty of the charge and was ordered to surrender ownership of the 14 animals she once had on her Napoleon Road farm.

She also was barred from owning any farm animals for 10 years. “WOW, impressed…NOT”

A 60-day jail sentence and $500 fine were suspended, assuming she complies with terms of probation, according to Woodville Sandusky County Court records.

Humane society officers charged Secrist for the July incident, after working with her for about a month to take better care of her farm animals, which appeared to be malnourished.

But Sandusky County animal cruelty investigator Kelley Askins got a tip on July 26 that the donkey had been dragged.

When she went to Secrist’s farm to check out the tip, it was obvious that the donkey, called Henry, had been dragged and Secrist readily admitted that she had towed him for about a mile after he fell while he was hooked up to the back of her tractor.

The donkey had suffered severe injuries, road rash that left severe abrasions and flesh wounds, including a 3-inch hole in his head that left his skull exposed.

Human society officers seized all 14 animals from Secrist and placed them in foster care. Besides Henry, Secrist had five other donkeys, three horses, one sheep and four goats.

Henry and a few of the other animals have officially been adopted, and Askins is waiting for official word from the other foster families as to whether they want to keep the rest of the animals permanently or not.

As for Secrist’s sentence, Askins feels that justice truly was served. “Oh, please, well if that’s what they think is justice, God help the rest of the animals that live in that town!” 

People have been telling me she just got a slap on the wrist. But if you lived with animals your entire life, and suddenly you can’t have them any more  that is the most severe punishment we could have dealt to her,” Askins said. “Are they having a laugh? this isn’t severe…it’s just changed to a slap on the legs, not the hands…it’s pathetic that the poor wee donkey, obviously means so little.

As part of Secrist’s sentence, she also was ordered to repay the Sandusky County Humane Society for the vet bills for the donkey, which totalled $203.

Another animal cruelty case out of Sandusky County, stemming from an August 2011 discovery that Susan Baker, 69, had 38 dogs in her Washington Township home, is still pending in the Woodville court.

Baker was charged with 38 counts of animal cruelty after police her lying unresponsive in a recliner in her home and dozens of feces covered dogs. (Not sure what the above means, could be ‘police found her lying’)

Her case is scheduled for another hearing in November.

Askins hopes it’s the last pretrial hearing on the case. Prosecutors and Baker seem to have reached a standstill in plea negotiations.

“I’ve said this a million times, but hopefully this is the last one. She’s going to have to plead out, or she’s going to have to go to trial,” Askins said. “What is it with all this plea bargaining etc. there shouldn’t be any bargaining going on with any case of cruelty to animals, what’s done is done, animal abuse can’t be bargained!”

News Link:http://www.sanduskyregister.com/article/2686616

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Stray Dog Now At Noah’s Ark Rescue – Has Entire Upper Jaw Missing

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“This poor little dog, battered or beaten, must have wandered around for quite some time; for his injuries to heal as they have. I find it amazing that he not only survived the trauma inflicted on him, but that he obviously managed to scrounge for food & fight off any infection he may have had…it truly is a miracle that he survived.”

“Any miracle, such as Henry, now deserves to be given the best possible medical care & attention, plus the best chance of finding a special loving forever home; they can get all that at Noah’s Ark Rescue with your help! Just take a look at the  rescue/adoption page below from Noah’s Ark, then you will have an idea about the kind of dogs they take in; they are all heartbreaking! God bless Noah’s Ark Rescue for opening their doors & their hearts to dogs like Henry, Otto, Freddy, Doodle Bug & so many more!!”

PIEDMONT, ALABAMA……Sweet Henry is a 5 year old Terrier Mix that was picked up as a stray and taken to the Etowah County Animal Shelter. 

 Everyone was shocked when they saw him.  His face was totally disfigured.  They did not have a clue what had happened to this wonderful little dog.

His entire upper jaw is missing and part of his nose.   They never in their wildest dreams thought anyone would step up to save him given the way he looked. We decided this sweet dog had been abandoned and something terrible had happened to him.   He did not deserve to be euthanized because of the way he looked.  Henry is as sweet as can be and loves everyone.

Right after we got him, we involved surgeons from all over the country to determine what they believe happened to him and what we could do (if anything) to repair the damage that had been done.  Henry has no upper jaw…none.  He has skin where there once was a jaw but it is totally gone.  His nasal cavity has been severely damaged and his nose is now on one side of his face.

After doing a cat scan and lots of surgical examinations, it was determined that Henry was not born this way and he was not shot.   He suffered a horrible trauma  to his face.  They believe someone either used a bat or a metal pipe and hit him with such force that it totally broke his upper jaw. 

In the process of this it created a fistula between the upper back of his throat and into his sinus cavity.   His jaw eventually rotted away and the bones fell out.  What remained is nothing but skin hanging down that has developed into an abnormal position with his nose pushed to the side of his face.  Henry sneezes a thousand times a day because  of the fistula he has. Anything that goes into his mouth, ends up in his sinuses.

We were hopeful we could rebuild his upper jaw.  The problem is that he has nothing we could attach another jaw to.  The only bones he has are vertical, not horizontal.  Rebuilding was not an option. Believe me, I have thought of everything possible.  The only thing we can do is rebuild his sinus area and repair the two inch fistula (hole) in the back of his upper jaw.

Once the first surgery is done and healed, we will then determine if moving his nose back adds anything medically or if it is just cosmetic.  If it is cosmetic only, then we will leave it where it is.  This boy has already been through enough and is happy just the way he is.

Henry is the most loving dog. How anyone could have done this to him is unimaginable.  He loves everyone and loves to play with other dogs.  He is a happy boy that couldn’t care less how he looks.  Once he has healed from his surgery, we will look for that special person that will love him the same way we do……..just the way he is.   He is a beautiful boy inside and out.

Please, help us, help him by donating. :-http://www.noahs-arks.net/RESCUE/HOME.html

We are a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible. 

Contact is:

NoahsArksRescue@mac.com

4084 Spring Island – Okatie, SC  29909

“Interested in adopting any of the dogs Noah’s Ark have saved? Click the link below then click on each picture to see their story. If you can’t adopt, consider becoming a foster parent”

We have enclosed all of the links for the dogs that are available for Adoption at this moment.  Some are still in different stages of healing but we are taking applications for them now for when they are ready to be placed.  Please, fill out our Adoption Application below if you are interested in becoming part of the extended Noah’s Arks Rescue Family.

Noah’s Arks Rescue Adoption Process:– http://www.noahs-arks.net/RESCUE/NAR_APPLICATION.html

Rescues for Adoption:-http://www.noahs-arks.net/RESCUE/AVAILABLE_DOGS.html

Find your special dog:– http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=SC355

NAR is 100% funded by your donations.  Without you, we could not help all the animals we do.  We are the last ray of hope for the animals we rescue.  We take in those that society has forgotten.  All of your donations go to this cause.   We are volunteers and do not take any funds for our service. Our reward is seen in the eyes of the animals we help. Please, help us help them, by donating. All donations are tax deductible.

Some of the dogs stories featured from Noah s Ark Rescue

Remember Otto:https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/dog-found-with-nose-ripped-off/

Remember doodle Bug:-https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/little-puppy-found-barely-alive-in-dog-carrier-in-middle-of-field/

Remember Freddy:-https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/saving-freddy-update-on-a-six-week-old-pittie-burned-with-acid-in-april/

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