Animal activist decries inaction on animal cruelty in KK, Malaysia

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KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia:- An animal activist has criticised local authorities for their alleged lackadaisical approach in dealing with stray dogs problem and animal cruelty.

Sam Lau pointed out that Section 428 of the Penal Code stipulates that the killing of a dog, an area that should be of concern to the police, may result in jail of not more than two years or a fine or both; whereas acts of wilful cruelty towards dogs or other animals, under the jurisdiction of the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS), may result in heavy fines.

“In KK, however, these provisions seem to hold little sway, with the authorities being slow to act or choosing not to act at all,” he said.

“The tragedy of stray animals is a seemingly never-ending and all-pervasive problem – a sight familiar to us all in KK.

A badly beaten stray dog while another lies dead on the cargo bed of a truck.

“The slaughter and brutal maiming of five stray dogs recently in Country Heights Apartments, Penampang,is a case in point and not a sight residents will easily forget,” Lau said.

He claimed that the management of the housing estate had resorted to clubbing the dogs to death after complaints to the local council fell on dead ears.

He said a member of Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) present ordered the release of the one dog that was still alive, but no measures were taken to prosecute.

The perpetrators, using the developer’s lorry to remove the dogs’ bodies, left the scene unquestioned.

“Where is the voice of authority to speak out for animal rights in Sabah? Evidently it is muffled at best or non-existent in the main.”

Lau said that in a similar incident, a recent Trap Neuter and Release (TNR) initiative by SPCA in Taman Nelly Phase 9, Kolombong ended in tragedy.

“Residents sponsoring the neutering of local strays witnessed a red truck passing through the vicinity and meat being distributed to five neutered-and-released street dogs, two of which died soon after ingesting the meat,” he claimed.

“How, despite laws being in place to criminalize the killing of these animals, can they continue to be treated as rubbish to be disposed of rather than sentient beings with the right to life?”

“Perhaps Sabah can take a page from the book of those championing dogs’ rights to life in Selangor. Following the disastrous incident of an elderly woman’s long-time pet being shot by Ipoh City Council, an ensuing outcry from the public, NGOS and Malaysian Animal-Assisted Therapy for the Disabled and Elderly Association (Petpositive), led to a ban on the shooting of dogs in Ipoh.”

Lau said it is high time for more firm action to be taken against brutalising strays in KK.

“Firstly, the ambiguity surrounding prosecutions under Penal Code 428 must be addressed by the relevant parties and penalties dealt more swiftly.

“Secondly, city authorities in KK would do well to engage in dialogue with animal rights and animal protection groups to discuss ways of improving its management of stray dogs in the city.

“Such efforts would ensure that the animals are not only given a chance to live well but also provide the long-term benefits of companionship to the pet lovers who adopt them.

“The cruel killing of dogs is unacceptable if we wish to live in a truly compassionate and caring Sabah.”

News Link:-: http://www.theborneopost.com/2013/07/01/animal-activist-decries-inaction-on-animal-cruelty-in-kk/#ixzz2Xk0DtcoE

Please speak up for the canines in Malaysia by signing the petitions on these links:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/555/397/991/stop-shooting-stray-dogs-in-kota-kinabalu/

http://stopanimalabuse.petfinder.my/

Please push the SPCA in Kota Kinabalu to take action against this by posting on their facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=257789997643901&id=207200722626426¬if_t=share_reply

Read morehttp://digitaljournal.com/blog/16275

Cruelty, torture & abuse

Key West Man Arrested For Animal Neglect Resulting in Pomeranian’s Death

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In the heartbreaking death of an 11-year-old Pomeranian, Daniel Doane, the dog‘s owner, was arrested on Friday in Key West and charged with felony animal cruelty. The dog named Snarf had been repeatedly neglected by Doane for the last ten months

Please rescue a Pomeranian as a tribute to little Snarf who died a tortured death. (Pomeranian shown is not Snarf) Credits: Rescue Me! Pomeranian Rescue Facebook

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office blog, Sheriff’s Detective Dave Chayka and the Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty charged Doane with long term neglect and failing to take care of his dog.

Beginning last September, poor, neglected Snarf had been turned into the SPCA with rotten teeth and a severe infestation of fleas and ticks. Snarf was again picked up in April running loose with the same physical problems. Doane was charged with animal cruelty and ordered to appear in court. Both times the SPCA asked Doane to surrender Snarf, but Doane refuse

Just days before Doane was to appear in court, Snarf was found near the White Street Pier barely able to stand. He was taken to the SPCA where he died a short while later.

Veterinarian reports stated the senior dog died from a severe, fully engorged tick infestation.

“A senior dog who should have been sleeping peacefully in an air conditioned room with plenty of food, water, and pampering, but instead he’s made to suffer like this and die from ticks sucking his blood.

How cruel can anyone be? I hope he is never allowed to own another animal for the rest of his life. He could have done the right thing for that dog months ago,” stated Amy Collins, a vet technician in Miami.

Rest in peace Snarf. Doane remains in the Monroe County Detention Center.

For more information on rescuing Pomeraniansplease click here.

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/key-west-man-arrested-for-animal-neglect-resulting-pomeranian-s-death?CID=examiner_alerts_article

9-Month-Old Puppy Used as ‘Bait Dog’ Dies Dues To Severe Injuries

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“VIDEO TO FOLLOW…OK somebody know’s who this dog belonged to, so do yourself a favour & tell the authorities; anonymously if you must, just please do it! The people that make dogs fight to the death are nothing but cowardly cold hearted thug’s who take pleasure in seeing such heinous cruelty. They are probably into domestic violence too, as they like to dominate & be in control. But these MF’s are not fit to breathe the same air as animals never mind humans; locking them up is too good for them. I say use these MF’s for experimenting on instead of sentient beings who have done no harm to anyone. Please, if you have a conscience, do the right thing; before someone, perhaps a child gets hurt! R.I.P little one x

The male pit bull puppy found in Yonkers was unable to recover from excessive wounds and blood loss, and had to be euthanized.

Pitlbull puppy had to be euthanized due to severe trauma & injuries

Local veterinarians were unable to save a 9-month-old pit bull puppy that suffered massive wounds and blood loss after likely being used as a ‘bait dog’ to train other dogs to fight. 

The SPCA of Westchester’s Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Division was contacted by the Yonkers Animal Shelter who got a call about a severely injured dog found on a walkway between Somerville Road and Edwards Place in Yonkers. The puppy was taken a local animal hospital. 

‘At the time, his breathing was extremely laboured ‘ said Ernest Lungaro, director of the SPCA’s HLE Division. ‘The veterinarian who examined him reported that the pit bull had severe multiple bite wounds and abrasions about his face, muzzle and head. He was extremely emaciated and neglected and was mostly likely used as a bait dog in a fighting ring. 

The veterinarian also noted the animal had old scars from previous attacks.’

The puppy was put to sleep Thursday, since veterinarians determined he was unable to recover from such severe injuries.

Puppies, weak or older dogs and females who can’t breed are often used as ‘bait dogs’ and are usually tied up and/or have their teeth removed so they are rendered defenceless-according to the Briarcliff based SPCA of Westchester, a no-kill non-profit animal shelter, hospital and animal cruelty law enforcement organization.

‘Although dog fighting is a crime in New York State, we are constantly on the lookout for clandestine groups who fight the animals in Westchester County,’ said Lungaro.

The SPCA’s HLE Division is asking that anyone with information on this puppy or information on dog fighting in their area to make a confidential call to the number below.

REPORT INFORMATION ON THIS PUPPY OR ON ANY DOG FIGHTING IN YOUR AREA ANONYMOUSLY

animal cruelty hotline: (914) 941-7797

or email us atinfo@spca914.com

News Link:-http://www.animalsvote.org/article.jsp?ArticleID=1693

Humane Law Enforcement – No Kill shelter

The SPCA of Westchester investigates animal cruelty complaints throughout the county including the cities of Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon and White Plains. Cruelty complaints from towns and villages are handled as well.

SPCA of Westchester, Inc.
590 North State Road,
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
or email us atinfo@spca914.com

Map to SPCA

Link to another news site with the video that I shall post after this!:-http://westchester.news12.com/news/pit-bull-puppy-euthanized-after-severe-mauling-in-yonkers-1.4938976?firstfree=yes

UPDATE: Couple Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty Gets Probation, Fines

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“This bloody stinks, the owners knew that dog was suffering & did nothing to alleviate his pain & discomfort! No amount of money is enough when it comes to the life of a family pet, that has been neglected, the poor thing couldn’t even stand…the couple should be jailed; or at the very least banned from owning dogs for life!!”

The PacketClarenville A Hillview couple was sentenced to two years probation and 50 hours of community service today in provincial court in Clarenville.

Max, a shepherd cross, is pictured in this file photo after the Clarenville area SPCA and the RCMP took the dog from its home in an emaciated condition. The dog died soon after.

Max, a shepherd cross, is pictured in this file photo after the Clarenville area SPCA and the RCMP took the dog from its home in an emaciated condition. The dog died soon after.

Harvey Murlin Price, 42, and Jacqueline Cooper, 38 had been found guilty under charges under the Canadian Criminal Code for Cruelty to Animals, on Dec. 10, 2012.

They also received fines — $1,000 for Price, and $500 for Cooper — and a combined fine of $510 for restitution to the Clarenville SPCA.

Price received a higher fine breaching a similar section of the Animal Cruelty act in 2002.

In March of 2012 the SPCA and had been called to investigate neglected animals found on Price’s property.

Their dog, a mixed-breed shepard named Max, had been living in a dilapidated dog house, without food and his water dish was frozen.

The SPCA found the animal to be underweight, with significant muscle loss, some broken teeth and visible ulcerations.

The animal was euthanized several days after being taken into the SPCA’s care.

Justice Patrick Kennedy said a mitigating factor was that the animal only suffered the last couple weeks of its life and the decision not to euthanize was out of pity due to losing a member of the family.

“There was no brutal attack or torture. However, Max did suffer for at least two weeks and the accused did nothing to improve conditions,” said Kennedy.

“If an animal trusts you, the community trusts you will care for the animal.”

—– Earlier story —

A sentence of monetary fines paired with a period of probation has been issued for a couple found guilty, in December 2012, on two counts of cruelty to animals — one for neglect and one for causing injury.

The convictions were based on treatment of their pet dog, a Sheppard cross mix named Max.

The dog was removed rom the couple’s home in Hillview in March 2012.

“Upon removal, Max was extremely emaciated, had lost all muscle mass, and was no longer able to walk on his own,” notes a statement issued by the Clarenville Area SPCA following the sentencing.

The SPCA took part in removing the dog from the home and housed the animal before, after a few days, it was put down to prevent further suffering.

The sentence in the case was handed down this morning in a courtroom in Clarenville.

The names of the two individuals sentenced will be published by The Telegram once confirmed with the court.

According to the SPCA statement, the first individual involved was given a $500 and two years probation. She was also ordered to pay $255 to the Clarenville SPCA to cover their costs in removing and caring for the dog.

The second individual was issued a fine of $1,000 and two years probation. He will also have to pay $255 to the SPCA.

News Link:http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2013-03-21/article-3204713/Sentencing-in-animal-cruelty-case/1

Women Who Rubber-Banded Pup’s Snout: Convicted

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Please Note:”I couldn’t attach video, so it will be posted separately to Facebook & Twitter

“What a rotten, cold hearted bitch…she “didn’t notice it”…that’s cos she too busy looking after herself. I can only thank God that the SPCA learned of the case & saved the poor wee soul!! Take a good look at her face, see the coldness in her eye’s…all abusers have that same look, void of sympathy, compassion, empathy, love & simple kindness!! From now on (if I remember) abusers names will be in this colour, red the colour of blood…cos all these MF’s have it on their hands!!

In December of 2011, a nine-month-old Yorkie-poodle mix named Sox was discovered locked in a bathroom with a rubber band around his muzzle.  He was starving, covered in fleas and surrounded by faeces.

The SPCA learned of the dog and his condition after being contacted by a teacher who was told by two students that their dog was “dying slowly in the bathroom.”

The rubber band was so tight that it had begun cutting into the dog’s skin and jawbone.  It caused an infection that opened a hole on top of the snout that Sox could breathe through.  He was surrendered to the SPCA the next day after owner Tieesha Cogdell refused to take him to a veterinarian.

The Largo, Florida woman claimed she didn’t know that her dog’s snout had been clamped shut with a rubber band, and only noticed when Sox started having trouble breathing.  His fur was so long that it hid the rubber band.

Tieesha Cogdell

But it is doubtful that she was clueless to his condition considering the dog had also been trapped in the bathroom for weeks.  Also, wouldn’t she have noticed that he wasn’t eating?  That is, if she bothered to feed him in the first place. “Erm..didn’t she ever take a shower or a piss?? Didn’t notice my ass, lazy good for nothing SOB!”

The judge didn’t buy her story, and sentenced Cogdell to six months in jail for animal cruelty.  This may not seem like nearly long enough, but she will also receive one year of probation following her jail sentence, as well as a lifetime ban from ever owning dogs again.  In addition, she has been ordered to pay the $2,000 medical treatment for Sox.

Sox has since been adopted by a woman named Lori Chambers.

“The fact that there’s a human being out there that would do something like that to an animal makes me sad,” Chambers said.  “He wants to be loved.  He shows us that every day.”

News Link:-http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2013/01/woman-who-rubber-banded-pups-snout-convicted-and-banned-from-owning-dogs-for-life/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29

Starved Dog Found At Clinic’s Doorstep In Freezing Conditions

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OMG…the poor wee thing, I will be sending lots of healing prayers of warmth & life tonight for this lost little soul. Seriously, you would have to be a real F-ing heartless bxxxxxd to leave such a weak pup as this, in such freezing temperatures!! See the video I have posted separately!” 

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A veterinary clinic allegedly did not open its doors for a starving dog, and an alert Rural-Metro ambulance crew came to its aid.

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Your prayers are desperately needed for this little one, it’s only 50/50 that she survives!

Click here to watch Video or see it posted on my Twitter & Face book pages.:-Starved dog found at clinic’s doorstep

Two Rural-Metro paramedics, assigned to the corner of Kensington and Fillmore Avenues, found an emaciated pit bull, lying on the frigid pavement on Wednesday. The dog was so weak, she couldn’t even raise her head.

EMT Norine Hoch said, “As my partner was pulling into the driveway, all of a sudden, she started going, ‘Oh my God! Oh my God!’ It was, like, 32 degrees outside, and she was skin and bones. If we [had gotten there] seconds later, she would probably would have been frozen to death.”

The dog was lying in the parking lot of the Anderson Inner City Animal Hospital. Which is why Hoch says, she’s shocked at what happened when they knocked on the hospital door.

A gentleman came to the door, and he said, ‘I know she’s there. I called the SPCA. They’re on their way.’ And slammed the door in our face.”

Hoch and her partner wrapped the pit bull in blankets and applied heat packs. Their supervisor drove her in a fly car to the SPCA shelter in Tonawanda.

Field supervisor Michael Arquette said, “It was very heartbreaking to see just how thin, weak, and how cold she was to the touch. They were very saddened, but very happy to see us bring the puppy in, instead of just leaving it there.”

This is not the first time Dr. Hector Anderson’s clinic has been accused of refusing help for a sick animal abandoned on its doorstep.

In 2009, “Kenny,” a malnourished cocker spaniel, lay outside the hospital for over 24 hours before anyone even called the SPCAKenny had to be put to sleep three days later, and the SPCA filed a complaint against Dr. Anderson.

When we went to the hospital looking for answers Thursday night, an employee told News 4 the clinic is closed on Wednesdays. She said the man who answered the door is a custodian, who’s not authorized to handle animals.

Because of this latest incident, the SPCA Serving Erie County is again investigating the Anderson Inner City Animal Hospital. In fact, the paramedics are going to give statements to investigators Friday morning.

The SPCA says the puppy is very touch-and-go. Vets are still keeping her warm with hot water bottles. They think she’s very young, but she is so severely starved, vets say it’s impossible to determine her age.

Doctors are doing tests, to see if her internal organs are still functioning. They say it is impossible to tell, at this point, if she’ll survive.

Video posted separately to Face book & Twitter; due to Lockerz being such a naff program…sorry! 

News Link:-http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/buffalo/starved-dog-found-at-clinics-doorstep

Graphic Image: Animal Cruelty Charges Filed Against Owner Of German Shepherd Found In Kitsilano Dumpster

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“Well done for catching this spineless bxxxxxd, Brian Whitlock…I hope Captain is looking down & can now rest easy, knowing his abuser was caught! I remember this case vividly, such a beautiful dog thrown out like trash; just heartbreaking!”

VANCOUVER – Animal cruelty charges have been laid against the owner of Captain, the two-year-old German shepherd left for dead in a dumpster this summer.

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Brian Whitlock, 26, threw Captain the dog into a dumpster & left him to die!!

The dog’s owner was charged under the Criminal Code and faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a lifetime ban on owning animals and a $75,000 fine. “I bet he gets 12 suspended sentence, maybe a ban on owning animals & a small fine…for all I wish that these maximum charges could be brought…they never are!”

After hearing its cries coming from the 1400-block of Maple Street on July 18, Kitsilano residents discovered the malnourished dog wrapped in a bloody towel, covered in cuts and bruises to his head and body. The dog was alive but unresponsive and, despite receiving veterinary care, died the next day.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals received an outpouring of emotion and outrage following Captain’s death. A vigil was held in his honour and more than $70,000 was donated in online campaign to raise money for the SPCA investigation.

“We deal with thousands of cases every year and deal with heartbreaking cases every day, but I think this particular case — the image of this dog, critically ill, lying in a dumpster — really touched people’s hearts,” said Lorrie Chortyk, SPCA community relations manager.

Captain had once been a police dog candidate but was deemed too friendly, the SPCA said this summer.

Since the matter is now before the courts, Chortyk could not reveal further details about the investigation.

Brian Whitlock, 26, was charged with wilfully causing suffering to an animal and will make his first court appearance on Friday.

News Link: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Animal+cruelty+charges+filed+against+owner+German+Shepherd+found+Kitsilano+dumpster/7644819/story.html#ixzz2E2nqkooM

Related:- https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/german-shepherd-found-in-kitsilano-dumpster-dies-vigil-planned/

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