Kauai Man Arrested On Animal Cruelty Charges

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“PIG…I bet he didn’t go without any food! I just can’t understand the mentality of people who can’t be arsed with their pets, so let them starve to death; instead of taking them to a shelter!”

Friday, December 13th, 2013

WAILUA – A Kapa‘a man has been arrested on animal cruelty charges following the discovery of malnourished dogs at his home.

Russell Soares

On Tuesday, December 10, humane officers from the Kaua‘i Humane Society (KHS) responded to a complaint of animal mistreatment at the home of Russell Soares, 35, on Waipouli Road in Kapa‘a.

Upon arrival, the officers discovered five adult dogs and three puppies in various cages on the property.  One of the dogs was dead and at least one other appeared to be emaciated.

The Kaua‘i Police Department was called to assist.  Mr. Soares claimed ownership of the dogs and was arrested and transported to police cellblock for booking on two misdemeanor charges of Cruelty to Animals, Second Degree.  He has since been released pending a January court date.

The dogs were transported to the Kaua‘i Humane Society for treatment, and a necropsy was conducted on the deceased dog.  According to Penny Cistaro, Executive Director of KHS, the necropsy revealed that the dog died of starvation.

Cistaro says their investigation into the treatment and condition of the animals is continuing to determine if additional charges are warranted.

News Link:-http://www.hawaiireporter.com/kauai-man-arrested-on-animal-cruelty-charges/123

LITH Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty; Dog Starves to Death

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“I know what I would do with this sick bxxxh, throw her in jail & don’t feed her! No excuse whatsoever regards food, a full bag of dog food,yet she couldn’t even be arsed to open it…what does that tell you about her? I just pray the other dog isn’t too malnourished & will survive. At the very minimal, she must be banned from ever owning or working with any animals; nothing less will do!!”

Charmain L. Krishnan, 48, of Lake in the Hills was arrested for animal cruelty.

A Lake in the Hills woman has been charged by police with two counts of animal cruelty after she allegedly didn’t feed her dogs, causing one dog to starve to death, police said.

Charmain L. Krishnan, 48, of the 2600 block of Stanton Circle, was arrested at 3:03 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, and was charged with animal cruelty and also two counts of violation of owners duties, police arrest reports show.

LITH Police Sgt. Mark Smith said McHenry County Animal Control officials had been checking on the two dogs and recently gave Krishnan dog food for the pets.

During a routine check last week, Animal Control officials found one dog dead in the yard, and removed the other dog from the home.

“She hadn’t even opened the bag of dog food, according to Animal Control,” Sgt. Smith said. “They believe the dog died of malnourishment.”

Kirshnan was released on bond, according to police reports.

News Link:http://algonquin.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/lake-in-the-hills-woman-charged-with-animal-cruelty-starved-dog-dies

Video: Emaciated Horse Seized; Owner Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

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“To all owners of horses or any other animal for that matter…if you can’t feed or treat any injury they have…PLEASE tell your local animal shelter; so that they can try to help you out before it gets too late!! If you don’t, then just do us all a favour & go take a long walk off a very short pier; because you are using up valuable tax payers money to get you prosecuted!! Seriously…there is no excuse or shame in opening your gobs & asking for help, that’s presuming you actually care about animals, in the first place!!”

Animal control officers seized a horse Monday that they said was starving and had no water.

They were alerted to the animal’s plight after a woman reported finding it wandering in the road late Friday, near the intersection of McCarver Street and Eastman Road.

Nancy Garwood noticed the paint horse as she returned home from work about midnight.

The horse lover keeps tack in the trunk of her car, so she stopped, got a lead rope and approached the frightened animal.

“I got out and he let me carry him with the rope,” Garwood said.

She called police who helped take the stallion back to the property located in the 200 block of McCarver Street.

Emaciated Horse Seized In Longview

Published on 3 Jun 2013

Animal control officers seized a horse from its owner in South Longview Monday afternoon.

“That horse escaped to tell us his story,” Garwood said. “He escaped to tell us he was back here with no food and no water.”

Richard Fincher, executive director for Safe Haven Equine Rescue Center, said the horse had been tied to a tree without feed, grass, shelter or water and was severely underweight.

“He’s got a body weight of one. On a scale of one to nine, that’s about as low as you can go without death,” Fincher said.

He said the horse would be taken to a veterinarian for a medical examination.

Fincher and Garwood estimated the horse to be about 10 years old, and Fincher said it is not clear how long it had been since the horse had been fed.

Garwood said finding the horse created a bond — one she hopes will lead to her adopting the animal.

“Once he is rehabilitated and they put weight on him and get him his shots, I would love to take him, she said.

But Fincher said Safe Haven Equine Rescue operates under a rule that prevents them from placing animals in homes in the same county in which the animal was seized.

James Crittenden, an investigator with the Gregg County District Attorney’s office, did not release the owner’s name.

He said the DA’s office was preparing to file a charge of animal cruelty, a Class A misdemeanor.

“We’ve got two bad situations here. The condition of the horse and he was out in the road where he could’ve caused a terrible accident,” Crittenden said.

“He got out because he was searching for food and water.”

Shane Johnson, who was visiting a neighbor nearby, said he didn’t know the name of the horse’s owner but had seen the owner with the horse Monday morning.

“They feed him, but they don’t give him enough, I can tell you that,” Johnson said. “I’ve fed his horse myself. I’ve given him a whole bale of hay.”

Johnson said he didn’t notice the horse’s condition since the last time he fed him and never contacted authorities.

“That horse turned him (the owner) in when he went down there on Eastman Road,” Johnson said.

Crittenden said cases involving neglected horses are not common but it happens frequently enough that his office makes sure people know they will be charged if they do not take care of their animals.

These cases will be prosecuted,” he said.

News Link:-http://www.news-journal.com/news/local/emaciated-horse-seized-owner-faces-animal-cruelty-charges/article_6eae0ce5-8a79-5e0c-b793-ca61c302a0d2.html

A live Dog; Dropped Off At Animal Shelter Wrapped In Sealed Plastic Bags (Photos)

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“WTF…Yes you read the title right! Why in hells name would you take the time to drop a dog off at a pound, but first try to suffocate it with plastic bags??presumably so that it would be dead;by the time the box was opened???? I am literally gobsmacked & sickened by this despicable cold-hearted, callous, cruel & cowardly act!! Did the bxxxxxds think if they dropped it off, they would get away with it;by saying that’s how they found the dog?? wouldn’t surprise me!!  They are sick in the head & danger to other animals, anyone who can place a plastic bag over the head of a living  breathing being; is a danger to society in general, they are psycho’s.”

“They MUST be forced to suffer the consequences of their actions! Nothing less than a long jail sentence, a fine, & banned from ever owning animals for life!! I wish they could experience how it feels to be forced to go without oxygen, food, water & be covered in sores & ulcers; for the same amount of time poor Champ suffered!!”

“Thank God the desk clerk checked the parcel; she could have just placed it in a corner to open at a later time! Had she done so, the poor dog would surely have died from lack of oxygen! Kudos to the desk clerk, the people who caught up with the cowardly owners that did this & also S.A.F.E. Animal Rescuefor willing to care for the poor dog, now named Champ. Please keep him in your prayers & while you’re at it, pray those that did this; get the punishment they deserve…evil sick MF’s!”

It’s beyond belief realizing that a pair of cowardly culprits dropped off their malnourished, severely neglected dog at the Los Angeles West Valley Animal Shelter a few days ago wrapped in a sealed plastic bag and left him on the clerk’s counter before just walking off.

Champ was found wrapped in two sealed plastic bags and left on the counter of an animal shelter. His story of apparent neglect is heartbreaking. Photo credit: S.A.F.E. Animal Rescue

 Thinking the package was a routine delivery, the clerk was shocked when she opened it and discovered a blue, blooded dog who wasn’t moving. One plastic bag was sealed over the dog’s head, and another plastic bag was tied around his neck.

The clerk immediately rushed the dog to the clinic where the veterinarian staff was able to revive the defenseless little guy who was severely matted and hardly able to move

Malnourished and covered with skin ulcers, this five year old mixed breed terrier is now receiving lots of tender, loving care. Credit: S.A.F.E. Animal Rescue/Facebook

His body was covered with open wounds and ulcers as the staff shaved him down. The tiny starved dog weighed only seven pounds; he should have weighed twice that amount. He has been named Chamsky, but more informally he is now called Champ.
S.A.F.E. Animal Rescue is caring for Champ who has now been placed in foster care after his initial veterinarian evaluation. Malnutrition and having been deprived of oxygen play a major part in his medical issues, but Champ is getting medicated baths, and several medications for his skin ulcers and infections.
Champ’s slow recovery can be followed on Facebook by clicking here.

Malnourished and covered with skin ulcers, this five year old mixed breed terrier is now receiving lots of tender, loving care. Credit: S.A.F.E. Animal Rescue/Facebook

The shelter staff were able to catch the animal abusers in the parking lot of West Valley Animal Shelter, and they are being charged with animal cruelty. Champ will be evidence of their abuse in court one day.
If you would like to help with Champ’s long, anticipated recovery, S.A.F.E. Animal Rescue’s paypal address is SAFEanimalrescue@yahoo.com. Their mailing address is: SAFE Animal Rescue, 2060D Ave. De Los Arboles, No. 193, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 or through SAFEanimalrescue.com/donations

SENTENCED: Man Will Go To Jail For Animal Cruelty Charges

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A man in Supply was sentenced to 45 days in jail after being convicted of cruelty to animals.

Anthony Johnson (Source: Brunswick Co. Sheriff’s Office)

According to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened in November 2012.

Officials say Anthony Johnson, 21 of Supply, was accused of not feeding his pit bull properly, causing severe malnourishment.

A spokeswoman with the Sheriff’s Office says the dog is recovering nicely in the care of a vet.

Johnson is appealing the case to Superior Court.

News Link:http://www.wect.com/story/22486841/sentenced-man-will-go-to-jail-for-animal-cruelty-charges

Bridgeton Dog Owner Enters Not guilty Plea In Animal Cruelty Case

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“What a heartless bxxxxxd…I hope this so called fire-fighter whom people look up to for saving lives; is given the bum’s rush…he is not worthy of the title fire-fighter; I hope all his colleagues refuse to work with him, so he is given the sack…seriously, how could anyone look at this poor dog & not think …OMG…he needs “FOOD??? Moreover, how can the owner plead not guilty? there is a simple test for dogs like this…put food in front of them, if they eat it, then they look like they do because the F-ing owner has starved the poor thing!”

BRIDGETON — The fire-fighter cited by authorities for animal cruelty for letting his dog become emaciated with sores all over his body while tied in the backyard has pleaded not guilty to the charges in court.
Alexander Centeno, of East Commerce Street, appeared in Bridgeton Municipal Court on Thursday and told the judge he would release the Great Dane if the charges were dropped.

“You know what I said to that!” responded Cumberland County SPCA Executive Director Bev Greco.  “No way.”
A trial date of Dec. 13, at 2 p.m., has been set.

Acting on a tip from the Bridgeton animal control officer, on Nov. 20, Cumberland County SPCA cruelty agents seized the emaciated Great Dane from a property at 568 E. Commerce St.

Centeno, was charged with failure to maintain proper sustenance, which included failure to provide proper veterinary care. The dog, believed to be 4 years old, has a history with the SPCA.
“We were called out about this same dog eight months ago,” said SPCA cruelty agent Diane Luellan-Lilla at the time. “The owner was cited for violations, but complied and the case was closed.

The dog is recovering. Since Nov. 20, Centeno is being charged $10 a day room and board for the dog plus a veterinarian’s examination and medication expenses.

Those charges added up to $190 when Luellan-Lilla first contacted Centeno by phone the day after the seizure.

She told Centeno the monetary charges would cease as soon as he came to the shelter and signed papers to release the dog. He declined and announced he was retaining a lawyer.

Centeno was not home the day of the seizure and no one answered the door, but other dogs were inside.

They are believed to be owned by Centeno’s wife. At least $90 in additional charges have accrued.

News Link:http://www.nj.com/cumberland/index.ssf/2012/11/bridgeton_dog_owner_enters_not.html

3 Week Old Puppies Found Abused & Left On Rail-road Tracks – COMMENTS OPEN

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“OMG…I feel physically sick…this evil MF needs to be found quick…as stated there may be more puppies from this litter…where are they?? Does anyone know if someone in their neighbour hood had a pit bull bitch who was pregnant?? Come on people think??? Until laws change regarding animal abuse; there will always be sick evil people walking amongst us, preying on those without a voice, able to do the unthinkable to animals..then when they don’t get a kick out of hurting animals…they will turn to others…perhaps children...So FXXK this 20 week prison sentence…it does nothing to deter these monsters...LAWS MUST CHANGE!!…PLEASE VOICE YOUR OPINIONS!! 


Railroad workers in Albany, NY came across three 3-week-old Pit Bull puppies that appeared to have been intentionally nailed to the tracks.

The puppies were severely dehydrated and malnourished. The railroad workers brought the puppies to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society where the three puppies received veterinary care.

In addition to being dehydrated and malnourished all three puppies had injuries to their back left paws. “One puppy had a hole through her paw, the other one the two middle digits of her rear left were removed, and a third, his entire left paw has been cut off,” The injuries suggest that the puppies were nailed to the railroad track.

Executive Director Brad Shear of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society said. “When this was happening to the first puppy, I’m sure they were just screaming in horrific pain, and then this person did it again, and then they did it a third time. So anyone who would do that is just an incredibly sick person.”

It is obvious that this is an animal cruelty case, as there is no way the wounds suffered by the three puppies happened naturally. Although they are receiving the needed veterinary care, the puppies are not out of the woods. Unfortunately, the smallest of the three puppies passed away on Tuesday. The two surviving puppies likely will need more surgeries. They are expected to make it, but the one puppy will most likely lose his leg.

Shear is not only worried about the two puppies that are still recovering. He is concerned about the puppies ‘mother who only gave birth to them a few weeks ago. Shear also believes that it is very likely there are other puppies from the same litter to be concerned about. It is very rare for a Pit Bull to only have three puppies in a litter, and more likely six or seven puppies were in that litter.

News Link:http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/09/3-week-old-puppies-found-abused-and-left-on-railroad-tracks/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29

Horse cruelty inquiry in Herefordshire prompts arrest

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Eighteen malnourished horses and ponies have been found in sheds in Herefordshire with no food or water, prompting the arrest of a man.

Two of the animals have since died after West Mercia Police recovered them from two sites in the county.

The horses are being kept at the rest home while tests for viruses and diseases are carried out

Bransby Home of Rest for Horses, in Stoke Prior, near Leominster, is caring for the surviving 16.

The horses and ponies were found malnourished and eating their own waste and soil from the floor of the sheds.

Bransby manager Philip York said: “It’s one of the worst cases of cruelty I’ve seen and it’s very sad that we lost two.”

The arrested man has since been released on bail.

Mr York said: “For animals to become that emaciated I believe they would have been deprived of food over a prolonged period of time.

“There were water butts with not a drop of water in them.

“But animals have strong survival instincts and if they can smell water or moisture below their bedding they start digging down to find it.”

The animals are being kept in quarantine at the centre while veterinary test are carried out.

Mr York said: “Two of the animals were just too far emaciated but I’m confident that the rest will make it.”

“They’ve got very good chances with plenty to eat and proper veterinary care and attention.”

He added the rest home had taken more than 100 animals into care to date this year – which Mr York described as an “unprecedented” number.

News Link:-http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-18897906


Shawano Co. man charged in animal neglect case

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SHAWANO – A Shawano County man who allegedly left two dozen cattle to die was charged Monday.

Joseph Brunner, 50, is charged with neglecting cows on his farm on Pioneer Rd. in the town of Belle Plaine.

Joseph Brunner

A criminal complaint shows deputies arrested Brunner on Friday after questioning him about dead animals found on his farm. A neighbor complained to authorities after noticing “a strong smell of rot” and “large flies.”

Brunner sat silent in court Monday. He told authorities during questioning that the animals had been sick with pneumonia and wasting disease. The first began dying in November and the last died in early March.

Brunner told authorities, “when there were only a few animals left and that it was obvious that they were not going to live, (he) quit feeding them.” He said he had last sought help from a veterinarian in 2005.

Shawano County deputies previously had contact with Brunner in 2009 in regards to a deceased cow in a field.

Brunner was released on a $10,000 signature bond Monday. He’s been ordered by the court not to have direct care of animals, including pets. He must also dispose of the carcasses still remaining on his property within 72 hours.

Neither the Shawano County assistant district attorney nor Brunner’s defense attorney would comment about the case. Neighbors also declined to go on camera. While some say they noticed a stench from the farm, others say nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

If convicted, Brunner faces up to three and a half years in prison and $10,000 in fines. His attorney said Brunner plans on cooperating with authorities.

News Link:http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/north_counties/shawano-co-man-charged-in-animal-neglect-case

Foal Recovering After Owner Charged With Animal Neglect

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An 11-day-old foal is adjusting well three days after being found malnourished and neglected. The young horse’s mother was been euthanized because of an untreatable infection. Owner Janet M. Spears of Sublimity has been charged with two counts of animal neglect.

Marion County Sheriff’s deputies visited both horses on Sunday after they were called to a field in the 14000 block of Triumph Road Southeast, Salem.

Dr. Barbara Kahl / United SPCA
A foal found by Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies is recovering, but its mother was euthanized and its owner has been charged with animal neglect.

They found a 12-year-old mare with a wound that stretched from her nose to her eyes. Deputies hoped that United Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals officials in Yamhill would be able to treat the horse. But veternarian Dr. Barbara Kahl said the animal had extensive health problems, including internal masses, a split left foot and gangrene. It was also unable to produce milk for her foal. The older horse was euthanized while under anesthesia.

The foal was malnourished, but United SPCA volunteers fed it every two hours until a nurse mare could be found. By Wednesday, the foal had formed a connection with her new nurse mare, Dr. Kahl said. United SPCA officials have high hopes that it will fully recover.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, horse owner Spears said that she thought the mare’s infected wound would heal on its own. She is scheduled to go to court on July 24 on animal neglect charges.

News Link:-http://news.opb.org/article/horse-owner-charged-animal-neglect/

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