Man accused of stalking girlfriend, killing her dog, then feeding it her….is out of jail, free on Bail!!

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According to Wednesday’s KRCR TV News, a Redding, California, man who is accused of attacking his girlfriend, killing her dog and then feeding the dog to the woman, is free on bail.

Last week, 34-year-old Ryan Watenpaugh was arrested on multiple charges, including stalking, animal cruelty, domestic violence…this Wednesday, after posting bail, he was freed from jail. Watenpaugh allegedly stalked his girlfriend and killed her small Pomeranian, “Bear,” and then cooked and served the dog’s meat to his unwitting, now “ex” girlfriend.

SICK POS!!!!

The disturbing incident allegedly took place during a brief reconciliation in September – after the alleged meal, Watenpaugh sent a text message to the woman asking her how her dog tasted. Later, he came to her house and left a bag on her front porch which contained the dog’s paws.

Watenpaugh has been ordered to stay away from his estranged girlfriend; he is scheduled to be back in court on September 23.

Prior story about this situation here. Sept 12th 2014

A Shasta County, California, man is accused of a shocking, almost unbelievable act of cruelty which has resulted in his arrest and a charge of animal cruelty and stalking, reported Friday’s ABC News 7. On Thursday, authorities arrested 34-year-old Ryan Watenpaugh who has been accused of killing a small dog and feeding the dog’s meat to his girlfriend.

Watenpaugh’s former girlfriend claims that she was assaulted by Watenpaugh on August 4 – though she managed to escape from her Redding home, her dog, a Pomeranian named “Bear,” was left behind and was missing by the time that she came back home.

According to the Merced Sun Star, the couple briefly reconciled in September and Watenpaugh cooked a meal for his girlfriend – this past weekend, he allegedly sent her a text and asked “how her dog tasted.” A few days later, the woman heard a vehicle outside of her home and she claims to have spotted Watenpaugh walking to her door carrying something; she later found a bag with her dog’s paws inside.

Police arrested and charged Watenpaugh for stalking, animal cruelty, domestic violence and false imprisonment; he is being held in jail on $250,000 bond. Further weapons charges may be forth-coming after authorities found an AK-47 assault rifle and several high-capacity magazines at Watenpaugh’s home.

Watenpaugh has denied that he cooked the dog and served the meat to his estranged girlfriend, but he has not denied leaving the dog paws at her home, or the disturbing text messages

News Links

  1. http://www.examiner.com/article/man-accused-of-stalking-girlfriend-and-killing-her-dog-is-out-of-jail?CID=examiner_alerts_article
  2. http://www.examiner.com/article/man-accused-of-killing-girlfriend-s-dog-and-then-feeding-it-to-her

R.I.P Pat Derby – Co-founder PAWS – US Sanctuary For Performing Animals Especially Elephants

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“It is with much heartache that I post the following information!”

” R.I.P –  Pat Derby – June 7th 1943 – 15 February 2013 – PAWS Sanctuary”

“My condolences to all her family & friends. I’m sure  the animals, who’s home became the ARK…will greatly miss her too…especially the elephants!”

Published: Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 – 12:00 am | 

During her early career in Hollywood, Pat Derby tamed tigers and coached cougars. After a breakthrough book, she co-founded a world- renowned sanctuary and proved to be circus elephants’ best friend.

Derby, 69, died Friday night at her San Andreas home at ARK 2000, a 2,300acre refuge she created for elephants, tigers and other exotic animals – most of them circus or movie veterans.

The animal trainer turned activist had been diagnosed with throat cancer in July 2010. After remission, the cancer returned last fall, but Derby kept her illness private.

Ed Stewart, her partner for 37 years and co-founder of the Performing Animal Welfare Society, was by her side.

Derby served as PAWS president and tireless advocate. PAWS will continue under Stewart’s leadership, according to an official statement from the nonprofit organization.

A celebration of Derby’s life will be held at a later date.

“Pat Derby was a partner, leader, mentor, teacher and friend,” the statement added. “She was the first to champion the cause of performing animals, and today, because of her tireless work and fierce determination, most animal protection organizations now have captive wildlife programs that address the issues of performing animals.”

More than 36 years ago, Derby began her crusade while working with captive wildlife as a Hollywood animal trainer. She handled Chauncey and Christopher, Lincoln Mercury‘s famous “Sign of the Cat” cougars, and worked with animals for such TV shows as “Gunsmoke,” “Lassie,” “Daktari” and “Flipper.”

But Derby also witnessed widespread abuse and neglect of performing animals. That prompted her to write the 1976 best-seller, “The Lady and Her Tiger,” which launched her crusade.

In 1984, Derby and Stewart co-founded PAWS and opened a wildlife sanctuary in Galt the following year. PAWS became the first U.S. elephant sanctuary.

Today, PAWS operates three Northern California sanctuaries, including ARK 2000 in San Andreas. The refuges are home to eight elephants and more than 100 other exotic animals.

“Initially we did a lot of protesting, and peaceful leafleting, educating the public about animals in circuses,” Derby told The Bee in 2001. “I really believe the public gets it now.

News Link:http://www.sacbee.com/2013/02/17/5196493/obituary-pat-derby-was-world-renowned.html

  “It had to begin with elephants.

I was born in love with all elephants:

not for a reason that I know,

not because of any of their individual qualities, 

 – wisdom, kindness, power, grace, patience, loyalty –

but for what they are altogether, for their entire elephantness.”

PAT DERBY, 1976, THE LADY & HER TIGER

Patricia B. Derby

June 7, 1943- February 15, 2013

 Our hearts are broken.

 Pat Derby died peacefully last night in her home at ARK 2000. Ed Stewart, her partner of 37 years, was by her side.

 Diagnosed with throat cancer in July of 2010, she fought her way through radiation and chemotherapy and continued to deal with side effects from treatment, including anemia. In early fall of last year came the news that cancer had returned.

 Pat and Ed chose to keep this last fight a private matter. We honored their wishes.

 It’s impossible for any of us to imagine life without Pat Derby – PAWS without Pat Derby – but she chose, and trained, her support team well, and under the leadership of Ed Stewart, Pat’s dreams and visions will be kept alive, her advocacy for animals will continue and PAWS will move forward.

 We’ll miss her fire, determination and fearlessness; her intelligence and her passion.

 We’ll miss her sense of humor.

 Pat Derby was a partner, leader, mentor, teacher and friend. She was the first to champion the cause of performing animals, and today, because of her work and her fierce determination, most animal protection organizations have captive wildlife programs that address the issues of performing animals.

 Pat chose a life for herself that was not for the timid.

 She built ARK 2000.

 Rest in peace dear friend.  

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A celebration of Pat’s life will be planned at a later date. Ed has requested no flowers be sent. For anyone wishing to honor Pat, he would prefer donations be made to PAWS in her memory. Letters of condolences can be sent to P. O. Box 849, Galt, CA 95632, or emailed toinfo@pawsweb.org.
The Animals Of PAWS 
A Tribute to Pat & All The Animals She Cared For

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The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) http://www.pawsweb.org is a non-profit organization that rescues and provides sanctuary to abused and abandoned animals. PAWS has garnered international recognition for it’s work with captive elephants. PAWS is located in Galt and San Andreas California

Tiny puppy could be world’s smallest

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A puppy named after one of the world’s biggest pop stars could set the world’s record for tiniest dog.

Animal rescuers in Northern California say the female Dachshund mix, named Beyonce, was so small at birth that she could fit into a spoon. At two weeks, she’s about the size of a business card.

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A March photo provided by El Dorado DOG Photography shows a female Dachshund mix named Beyonce

The Grace Foundation, based in El Dorado County, says animal control picked up Beyonce’s pregnant mother, and she gave birth to a litter of five on March 8.

Beyonce was the last one delivered, and was born without a heartbeat. Veterinarians managed to revive her through chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

The foundation says she’ll be ready for adoption in about two weeks.

Meanwhile, it has submitted an application to Guinness World Records for world’s smallest dog.

via Tiny puppy could be world’s smallest.

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