Animal Control Officer Tails And Rescues Dog Strapped To Back Of Vehicle

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“WTF….if the owners don’t allow their dog to be in the boot of the car in it’s crate; I pity how the poor thing lives at home!! If that’s how they feel then they shouldn’t have pets at all; bloody heartless morons!!”

A South Carolina animal control officer went above and beyond her call of duty when she spent two hours following an SUV that had a dog strapped outside of it.

Nicole Hubbard and her boyfriend were driving along the I-95 in Georgia when they noticed an airline crate attached to the cargo holder of a Dodge Durango.

“We were riding back from a family vacation,” Hubbard said. “We thought, ‘Surely, they don’t have a dog in the back of it.’ But when we got up next to it, there the dog was.”

A beagle mix was inside the crate, which was positioned directly behind the tailpipe, sending exhaust right through the carrier. Hubbard noticed there was no water container for the pup (which probably would have sloshed around anyway).

How Utterly Stupid & Ignorant

With it being 94 degrees out, she was concerned that the dog could become very ill from the heat and exhaust, not to mention the anxiety of being in a crate on the outside of a vehicle.

Though it appeared securely rigged with bungee cords, a bad bump could have knocked the carrier off and into the path of another vehicle.

She immediately informed highway patrol, who told her an officer would be dispatched to pull the vehicle over.

“We stayed behind them, and no officer ever came,” she said. She called again, but this time was told police couldn’t respond.

“They said they just don’t have an officer to send,” Hubbard said.

The couple continued to follow the SUV for about two hours, until they crossed the South Carolina border. She called the SC highway patrol, who showed greater concern for the situation.

“They were wonderful,” Hubbard said.

Hubbard with her own dogs.

An operator kept her on the line until a trooper could be sent to the area. Finally, the SUV was pulled over.

Hubbard does not know if the driver was issued a summons. It is unlikely that what was done would legally be considered animal cruelty, but it certainly falls under the definition of stupidity.

Hubbard said keeping a dog in a crate by an exhaust pipe with no water on such a hot day was unacceptable.

There wasn’t even enough room for the dog to turn around inside.

“I was just amazed that somebody could be that uneducated of the dangers with that dog being there,” she said. “Hopefully, they learned something from it.”

News Link:http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2013/08/animal-control-officer-tails-rescues-dog-strapped-to-back-of-vehicle/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29

WOMAN WHO ALLEGEDLY ABANDONED CHIHUAHUA PUPPY ARRESTED

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“”Many thanks to @tamstum on Twitter for letting me know this bitch had been caught!!”

The woman who allegedly abandoned a 5-week-old puppy Tuesday has been identified and arrested. 

She’s charged with second-degree animal cruelty

County Attorney Rick Sparks said Franklin District Judge Chris Olds issued an arrest warrant for Stephanie Cooper late Friday afternoon.

Cooper, 43, is charged with second-degree animal cruelty.

Frankfort Sewer Department employees Tuesday morning discovered an abandoned puppy on Kentucky Avenue, according to a Thursday press release from the Frankfort Police Department.

Employees said they saw a 5-foot-2-inch to 5-foot-6-inch white female with blonde hair and slender build in a parked silver Chevrolet SUV near the entrance to the plant, according to the release.

Employees said the woman got out of the vehicle carrying a box, which she left on the bank of the Kentucky River.

When employees retrieved the box, they found a female Chihuahua puppy inside.

A veterinary examination determined the puppy was 5 weeks old and most likely would have died if left in the box.

The Franklin County Humane Society took in the puppy, and has placed it in a foster care home. One of the sewer department employees who found her is planning to adopt her, according to the Humane Society’s Facebook page.

Cooper will be lodged at Franklin County Regional Jail on a $5,000 bond and is prohibited from possessing any animals if she posts bond, Sparks said.

Sparks said he thanks the efforts from Frankfort police and the community for identifying the suspect in the case.

It is unknown when Cooper will appear in Franklin District Court for her charge.

News Link:-http://www.state-journal.com/local%20news/2013/03/22/woman-who-allegedly-abandoned-puppy-arrested

Kentucky Authorities Seek Help To Identify Woman Who Threw Chihuahua In River

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“WTF…my…how I would like to have words with the bitch that left that poor baby; what if nobody had seen her leave the box, the poor little pup would have surely died. I guess this makes me so flaming mad because I have a chihuahua, who is my best friend, where ever I go, he’s there with me; he’s the only one, out of my dogs that my horse actually likes! No animal deserves an end like this could have been. So if anybody knows who did this, please contact the number below; if an animal is ill, there are way’s & means to deal with it, you don’t just leave it in a bloody box to die a slow painful death. I hope this bitch has nightmares every night about leaving that baby…I hope karma really fxxxs with her head!!”

It was on Tuesday that a blond haired woman between 5’2″ and 5’6″ got out of a late model silver Chevy SUV carrying a small box and walked to the side of the Frankfort Sewer Department on Kentucky Ave. towards the river.

A short time later, the woman returned to her car without the box and left.

According to wkyt.com, witnesses immediately went over to the area and picked up the box. In it was a tiny female chihuahua puppy no more than five weeks old.

Rescuers can't imagine how someone could abandon this tiny five-week-old puppy. She is now recovering from Parvo and one of her rescuers hope to adopt her. Credits:   Franklin County Humane Society Facebook

Rescuers can’t imagine how someone could abandon this tiny five-week-old puppy. She is now recovering from Parvo and one of her rescuers hope to adopt her. Credits: Franklin County Humane Society Facebook

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman. The woman faces second degree animal cruelty charges if found guilty.

Meanwhile the little puppy is being cared for at a foster home for the Franklin County Humane Society where she is now being treated for Parvo. One of the women responsible for the puppy’s rescue is hoping to adopt the adorable canine once she gets well.

Did the woman who was seen leaving the puppy at the sewer department abandon the puppy because the pup was sick? Parvo is a very contagious virus transmitted from dog to dog and can be fatal for puppies. It is very important to have puppies inoculated against the virus early in life.

It is never permissible to abandon an animal because they are ill. There are many options available to pet owners, other than leaving a defenceless animal to languish in pain until they die.

The disease presents with vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and lethargy. Early treatment increases the survival rate.

If you have any information on the identity of this person, please call the Frankfort Police Department at (502) 875-8523 or call Crime Stoppers at (502) 875-8648.

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/kentucky-authorities-seek-help-to-identify-woman-who-threw-chihuahua-river

Splendora Man Arrested on Charge of Animal Cruelty – Dragging Donkey Behind SUV

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“I will keep an ear down for this dick head, lets hope he gets what he deserves; praying the little donkey makes!”

Precinct 4 Deputy Constable Dwayne Morrow arrested a Splendora man Thursday evening for dragging a friend’s donkey behind his SUVwith a rope and leaving it severely injured on the roadside.

Marc Richard Saunders, 30, of Splendora is charged with state jail felony Animal Cruelty.

Saunders went to visit a friend in New Caney around lunchtime and arrived around the time someone called saying they found the family’s pet donkey around the corner. Another friend of the family was already on location and the pair went to where “Suzy Q” was tied to a post on Pine Street.

 

The other man planned to walk the donkey home, but Saunders insisted on tying the donkey to his trailer hitch, saying he would drive slowly. The second man sat on the open tailgate of the SUV as they headed home. At first, the man said Saunders drove slowly and Suzy Q cooperated.

However, he sped up a little and the donkey sat down, stiffening her front legs to try and stop. The man on the tailgate said he yelled and pleaded with Saunders to stop, but Saunders sped up a bit more and the donkey fell over.

The man continued to yell and try to stop Saunders who drove approximately 10 to 15 feet more before stopping. Saunders walked to the rear of the vehicle and saw the bloody donkey, whose hooves were ground 1.5 to 2 inches, exposing flesh and bone.

He unhooked the rope and fled.

Someone later reported seeing the donkey on the side of the road, believing she was struck by a vehicle. Deputy Morrow’s investigation soon revealed the truth and he found Saunders and took him into custody.

A veterinarian went to the scene and treated the injured donkey that was dragged home on a makeshift sled, unable to walk. The vet could not immediately say whether she would recover from the injuries.

News Link:http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Splendora-Man-Arrested-on-Charge-of-Animal-Cruelty-175917151.html

Man stealing, mutilating cats caught

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MESA, Ariz. – A man who allegedly terrorized a Mesa neighborhood for weeks by abducting and killing their cats is finally in police custody.

The suspect, 39-year-old Scott Andrew Graham, is accused of stealing and mutilating cats in a Mesa neighborhood. 

Graham is charged with theft, mistreatment of animals and two counts of cruelty to animals.

Neighbour Ben Smith spotted a suspicious vehicle Monday night that he had seen in the neighborhood before, and decided to follow it and get its license plate number, police said.

A patrol officer found the home that the car was registered to and found out the suspect lives in the home with relatives, but he was not there at the time. When Graham returned home, he admitted to officers that he had taken 30 to 40 cats from the area. He denied harming the cats, he told police he only played with them and released them somewhere else.

Based on evidence at the home and in Graham’s vehicle, and surveillance video from the neighborhood, police found probable cause to arrest him.

Back on August 8, surveillance video showed a figure snatching a cat perched on his owner’s SUV. The cat was found killed days later. More and more cats continued to disappear in the neighborhood.

Trish Ferguson’s cat Lil Bit went missing in April.

“That is unbelievable, and just knowing he probably tortured her. It’s not fair it’s not right… it’s been very difficult, she was our baby she was part of the family.

As more and more cats went missing and neighbors had suspicions there was foul play, neighbourhood block watch captain Ben Smith knew something had to be done.

The past three weeks me and a couple of neighbors have been patrolling all hours of the night,” says Smith. Monday night, the patrols paid off.

Turns out that Smith saw the suspect and his vehicle in the neighborhood while on his bicycle once before, but the suspect threw a cat out the window and got away.

According to court paperwork, the evidence that police found in Graham’s vehicle was cat hair, blood, and the trunk smelled of “dead animal.”

Follow this story: Reward grows in cat mutilation case

News Link:-http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/19449740/man-stealing-mutilating-cats-caught

Dog stays for hours with owner killed by apparent hit-and-run driver on California coastal road

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SANTA CRUZ –– A man riding his bicycle was struck and killed on a bucolic stretch of Highway 1, just north of Wilder Ranch State Park near Davenport, the victim of an apparent hit-and-run accident.

He lay there for up to 12 hours, his body partially obscured by vegetation, with his dog refusing to leave his side.

Sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday, the man was hit by a car while riding his black painted bicycle near Coast Road with his small terrier mix riding in the crate he’d attached to the bike.

It wasn’t until 10:45 a.m. that his body was spotted, lying off the side of the northbound lane, where the area dips down slightly from the road. A passer-by spotted the mangled bicycle, the dog and the body and called 911.

California Highway Patrol officers arrived soon after and discovered the man was dead. Headlight debris and other items were found in the vicinity and in the road, indications that he’d been struck by a car, according to officer Jarvis Opp. The dog’s crate was also nearby.

As of Friday evening, officers hadn’t released the man’s name or place of residence. He’s described as being a white male who appeared to be about 50 years old. When they found him, his dog was by his side, unharmed. The dog was picked up by the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter for evaluation.

Melanie Sobel, the shelter’s general manager, said Friday afternoon that the dog appeared to be uninjured. She said it looks to be

a Cairn terrier mix of some kind, like Toto in “The Wizard of Oz.”

CHP officer Marty Contreras said the coroner estimated that the man’s body had been lying there between eight and 12 hours, which would mean the accident occurred sometime either late Thursday night or early Friday morning.

The northbound lane of Highway 1 was closed in the immediate vicinity for part of the afternoon while officers searched for more evidence and took measurements in the area. It was opened around 4 p.m., according to the CHP.

Based on the evidence, the CHP believes the car involved is a 1999 or 2000 model sedan or a small SUV, possibly green, with damage to the front end.

Contreras said anyone with information on the accident should contact him or CHP spokeswoman Sarah Jackson at 831-662-0511 or, after hours, call Salinas dispatch at 831-796-2160.

News Link:-http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_20552774/dog-sticks-by-his-owner-hours-after-hes

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