Ft. Myers woman facing animal abuse charges

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FORT MYERS -A woman in Lee County is facing some horrifying charges of animal abuse.

Deputies say Ana Torres knowingly left her Yorkshire terrier to die inside a kennel.

They caught her while taking part in an operation with Lee County Animal Services, who was in the Tice community cracking down on people not taking care of their pets.

His owner, Ana Torres, reportedly told Lee County deputies that the dog had been hit by a car.

But instead of taking him to the vet, she allegedly said she put him back in his cage because she had to go to work. “WTF…work was more important than the one thing that loved her unconditionally…her dog”

“He was lying on a pad she had placed under him that was stained with blood,” said Ria Brown, with Lee County DAS. “OMG…that poor baby, died alone in pain & agony…I hope the image of that little dog suffering; torments her for the rest of her life!”

At the Tice home on south Galaxy Drive, Torres’ daughter Carmen said her mother didn’t realize how injured the Yorkie was.

She loved the dog. She loves anything and she loves everybody. She’s not a bad person,” Carmen said. “She’s a very caring person. Things just happen.“THINGS just happen? yes they do but the difference here is that this owner didn’t give a shit about the dog at all!!

Lee County Animal Services made the gruesome discovery while working with other agencies – cracking down on animal and code violations.

Brown explained when they knocked on Torres’ door, “We had asked Ms. Torres if she had any pets and she said no. But there was obviously barking coming from her back yard.”

Investigators say she eventually admitted to having animals. That’s when they found the dead Yorkie and got story about how he would up this way.

The dog’s body was sent off for further examination so investigators can determine the exact cause of death

If convicted, Torres could receive up to $10,000 in fines and/or up to five years behind bars.

Link to video:-http://www.abc-7.com/story/20396677/ft-myers-woman-facing-animal-abuse-charges?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8090444

News Link:-http://www.abc-7.com/story/20396677/ft-myers-woman-facing-animal-abuse-charges


Update Graphic Image:Sudbury Man Sentenced In Dog Shooting

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“Is that all that dogs life is worth, a measly $2,000 & 5 year ban on owning another dog…what a load of crap & what if the next dog pisses him off & he decides to shoot him too!! Poor Buddy had over 50 pellets taken out of his face & neck back in March…I think the sentencing on this case is so F-ing wrong…it stinks!!” R.I.P Buddy x (sorry playing catch up)

Follow up on story Nov 5th: Sudbury judge hands down sentence in high-profile ‘Buddy’ case after Simeon Smith makes guilty plea

Buddy, a German Shepherd mix dog, was found on the side of a Sudbury, Ont. area road after sustaining gun shot wounds to the face. He was rescued and treated at Walden Animal Hospital, but later died from heart failure. (Walden Animal Hospital)

A Sudbury area man has been given a $2,000 fine and a five-year ban on owning a dog after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges.

On Monday morning, the case of Buddy — a German Shepherd mixed-breed dog found shot in the face and neck and left to die on the side of a St. Charles area road — was put to rest in a Sudbury court room.

 Simeon Smith did not appear in court for his sentencing, but earlier pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges in the shooting of the dog in March.

The dog later died of heart failure in an animal hospital.

Smith was charged with four counts of animal cruelty under the Ontario SPCA act, including one count each of causing the animal to be in distress, permitting the animal to be in distress, failing to provide adequate and appropriate medical attention and failing to humanely kill an animal.

Justice Pierre Leclerc issued the fine and the ban, along with a stipulation the SPCA may investigate his property during the five-year dog ownership ban

News Link:http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/story/2012/11/05/sby-buddy-dog-sentencing.html

“The following petition is still live, even though the person above was caught?”


South Carolina Canine Victim of Extreme Animal Cruelty Fighting For Her Life

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“Surrounded by vultures…FFS…Somebody know’s this dog, PLEASE do the right thing & come forward, unless you want another dog to suffer the way Hanna has. It shouldn’t be about the money, one shouldn’t have to offer a reward of money before people will come forward with information…that just makes those who do, vultures too! God only knows what this poor girl has gone through…has nobody got a heart?”

A $1,000 reward was offered Wednesday afternoon for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person involved in Hanna’s egregious cruelty and neglect.

Hanna was found near Adams Run in South Carolina lying in a ditch surrounded by vultures. She was too weak to even stand. This is the face of animal cruelty.
Credits: Animal Rescue and Relief and Furlife German Shepherd Rescue

Had it not been for a Good Samaritan at the beginning of the week searching for another dog along Adams Run in South Carolina, who spotted the black, emaciated shepherd mix breed dog lying in a ditch surrounded by vultures, Hanna’s life would have just slipped away into painful obscurity.

That evening Michelle Reid, the director of Animal Rescue and Relief took the dog who could not stand and barely lift her head to an emergency veterinarian facility where Hanna was diagnosed as starving, dehydrated, and anaemic with both internal and external parasites. At this point, Hanna’s prognosis looks promising, however she will be re-evaluated in a few days.

Both Animal Rescue and Relief and Furlife German Shepherd Rescue responded to Hanna’s emergency and will be working together to afford Hanna the best of care as well as a new home sometime in the future.

This is the face of animal cruelty. Michelle Reid wants to remind everyone that animal cruelty should never be ignored, and Hanna’s condition didn’t just happen overnight. Other people must have seen her getting thinner or spending time isolated with no food or water. Someone must have seen this dog before. Did they just turn their back at this dog’s suffering? “Yes they did, how many people just passed her by, God it breaks my heart…I no longer want to be known as a human being!”

Animal cruelty is often a precursor to crimes against children and other adults. The majority of violent offenders have histories of animal cruelty and abuse.

A Chip-In page has been set up specifically for Hanna’s case. If you would like to contribute, please visit http://arr.chipin.com/hanna.

If you have any information about Hanna, please email either Danielle ainfo@firlifeGSR.com or Michelle at arrinc@yahoo.com.

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/south-carolina-canine-victim-of-extreme-animal-cruelty-fighting-for-her-life

Kittens left to die in ‘one of the worst’ cases of animal cruelty

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DUMPED: Two kittens that were found by a local resident on Redhill Drive and passed onto the RSPCA

TWO badly deformed kittens were found dumped in a cardboard box in what the RSPCA have described as one of the worst cases of animal cruelty.

The black and white tabby males were found outside a business in Redhill Drive in Bournemouth on Monday morning and rushed to the RSPCA clinic.

Their condition was so bad that vets were left with no choice but to put them down.

One could not use his legs at all and could only roll and the second was able to move by dragging himself.

Both also had what appeared to be a constant tremor and were clearly in pain and distress.

Now the animal charity is calling for the public’s help to find the person responsible for dumping the kittens. They believe the cardboard box may help identify them.

RSPCA Inspector Jo Story said: “They were about three months old so someone has been potentially trying to keep them alive for that amount of time despite their obvious condition.

These animals were suffering. By the time they were picked up there was no way they could have had any sort of normal life. It was very distressing for the staff here.”

Insp Story added: “Our concern is that someone decided to leave these kittens in the state they were and not seek the help of a vet. Even if they didn’t have any money, the PDSA or RSPCA could have helped.

“Another inspector said it was one of the worst things that anyone’s seen for quite some time.

It was very distressing because the deformities were so obvious.Anyone with information is asked to call the RSPCA cruelty line on 0300 1234999.

Ritchie Co. Humane Society Takes In 30 Abused Dogs From Road Side

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The Ritchie County Humane Society looks for donations after taking in 30 dogs left to die on the side of the road. Jon Six Hair Company in Vienna is also taking in donations to help these dogs recover.

The thirty dogs left to die on the side of the road are now wagging their tails.

While the Ritchie County Humane Society President, Kitty Ray, says they have a long road to recovery, she’s happy to see them progressing.

“They were in such horrible condition that it’s going to take awhile for them to even start to looking better enough that you can tell,” says Ray. “They’re more comfortable now, they’ve all had their toenails trimmed and they’re on antibiotics they’re having treatment for the mange that has made them lose their hair.”

The shelter did lose one dog Wednesday morning but Ray says they are doing everything they can to prevent that from happening to the other dogs.

Ray says the support and donations has been overwhelming but the next few months are going to be tough, adding these 30 dogs to their already long list.

Jon Six Hair Company in Vienna is now taking in donations to help the cause, he says it’s a cause close to his heart.

“I have over 1500 friends on facebook and I would say about 1400 are dog lovers, so it’s you know, plus I’d say the majority of the customers that come into the salon on dog lovers so people have just been very supportive,” says Six.

The shelter says any little bit can help.

“The supplies we certainly could use because we’re always short on supplies but the money will go toward medical bills and having the animals spayed and neutered before they’re adopted,” explains Ray.


Ritchie Co. Humane Society
Rt. 1 Box 3, Harrisville WV
Or call (304) 643-4721

Jon Six Hair Company
1509 Grand Central Ave (Across from Fusion and Lowe’s, same plaza as Paradise Grill and Coldstone Creamery)
Bring any donations by during work hours, 10-7.

Video & News Link:http://www.wtap.com/news/headlines/Ritchie_Co_Humane_Society_Takes_In_30_Abused_Dogs_157077405.html

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