Owner of hanged terrier calls for tougher sentences

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A woman whose dog was hanged with its own lead has called for tougher sentences for people who harm animals.

Horrific death: Losing Buster was like losing one of my children, says owner

Julie Campbell also called for an animal abuse register so offenders can be monitored and prevented from being allowed to own pets.

The 35-year-old Limavady mother-of-three woke to find her two-year-old Jack Russell Buster hanged from a metal pole in her back yard on Tuesday morning.

She revealed yesterday that she will now have to give up her other dog, as she is leaving her home and moving into temporary accommodation in another town which cannot accommodate a dog.

Ms Campbell said that her six-month-old Rottweiler Kaiser was in the back yard when Buster was killed and that the pup has not stopped whimpering since.

There has been an outpouring of public anger at the killers and sympathy for the family.

Ms Campbell said: “I am really heartened by the support.

However, she revealed that her eldest son has not spoken since he learned what had happened.

“My son turned 15 today. He hasn’t spoken since we told him. He was unable to go to school and his birthday is ruined.”

Ms Campbell was yesterday looking at finding alternative accommodation for her family.

We are going to move away from Limavady altogether,” she said, adding that “the impact has been too deep”.

“I was brought up (here) — my mum (and nan) live in the estate and all my friends. It’s terrible that we have to move away. “I think we maybe have to give our other dog away so we are going to go through that as well.”

Ms Campbell hopes that the fate of Buster and Cody, the border collie who died after being set on fire last month, will lead to more legal protection for animals in Northern Ireland.

“People that would do that to a pet should never be allowed to have a pet, and they should be really harshly punished for killing a dog, they should be jailed.

“The law should be changed to make sure of that and to keep a register of who they are.”

News Link:-: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/owner-of-hanged-terrier-calls-for-tougher-sentences-16225878.html#ixzz29z5jVFM0

In Middle of Burning Field, Puppies Tied To Tree killed, Injured by Bee Swarm

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FALLBROOK — Three puppies died and two were critically injured in Fallbrook after they were tied to a tree beneath a hive of beesthat attacked them, authorities said Friday.

Jack Russell terrier Woody also survived swarm attack

All the dogs were about five months old and suffered numerous bee stings.

“It’s a tragic story,” said Lt. Dan DeSousa of the county Department of Animal Services.

They were found near an oak tree in the middle of a field that had been set on fire off De Luz Road, next to their owners’ residence and a trailer park, on May 31.

Two migrant workers used extinguishers to douse most of the flames before firefighters got there about noon, Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler said. They discovered the dead and injured dogs about 25 feet away from the 20-foot patch of scorched vegetation.

Four pups were still tied to the tree by separate ropes, DeSousa said.

Mohler said fire investigators determined that someone set the blaze, but were not yet sure if it was done intentionally.

Two Jack Russell terrier mixes died of strangulation, apparently as they strained against their ropes trying to get away from the bee swarm, DeSousa said. He said a Rottweiler broke its rope and made it about 30 feet away from the tree before dying.

Two puppies that survived dozens of stings — a mixed-breed Chihuahua named Buzz and a Jack Russell mix named Woody, both named after “Toy Story” movie characters — were improving at a veterinary hospital on Friday. When they recover sufficiently, they will be moved to a Carlsbad animal shelter and put up for adoption.

“Words fail me…watch this heart-wrenching video of the little darlings, I found on YouTube! Somebody knows these dogs & or who they belong to, do you really want to be in the company of someone so callous & heartless?? Please if you know who did this heinous crime, contact Lt. Dan DeSousa of the county Department of Animal Services”

 

Published on 8 Jun 2012 by 

Five dogs were attacked by a swarm of bees in Fallbrook. Tragically, they were all tied to the tree and could not escape. The two surviving puppies, both five months old, are a male Jack Russell terrier mix and a male Chihuahua mix. It is unknown if the person who tied the puppies under the tree knew about the bee hive.

News Link:-http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jun/08/puppies-tied-tree-killed-injured-bee-swarm/

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