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

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.
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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.”
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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.
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“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

Dog That Ate Rocks To Try To Survive Is On Road To Recovery

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Last week an 18-month old dog called Joey was so hungry he was eating rocks. Found on the street in Tunica, Mississippi Joey was starving to death. He is now on the road to recovery.

When Joey was rescued he was so thin his ribs were poking through his skin and he could barely walk. He had been abandoned and neglected, not having been fed in months. At a year and a half old he weighed only pounds more than a puppy. He was finally saved by Tunica shelter director Sandy Williams.

Willimas brought Joey to the Central Animal Hospital where the vets there have been working hard to help him. Dr. Pam Chandler said, “He is the most emaciated that I have ever seen in a pet that was living.” Once evaluated by the vets it became clear Joey had been eating rocks in a desperate attempt to satisfy his hunger and stay alive. “They removed 14 or 15 large rocks from his colon and stomach area,” said Williams.

Williams is horrified not only that Joey was abandoned, but that no one did anything to help him for so long. “I was told when I picked him up that his owner had been in jail for several months, but how can a community turn their back on a little dog like this?

Joey is starting to recover and making big improvements. Last week the vets weren’t even sure if he would make it, but he has already gained two pounds and is thriving in the loving environment provided by the vets. “He loves to be in people’s laps,” said Dr. Jennifer Karnes. “ We’ve created a wonderful monster; Joey thinks he should be the center of attention at all times.”

Joey is being closely monitored by an internal specialist. Because of the rocks he ate he needs to be walked eight times a day. The vets still don’t know whether there will be long term damage from the rocks or not. Joey will spend at least another month at the vet recovering.

Adoption inquiries have come in from all over the country from those touched by Joey’s story. The vets are waiting until Joey’s until they have a better knowledge of what ongoing medical issues Joey may have before placing him.

Police in Tunica, Mississippi are conducting a criminal investigation into Joey’s mistreatment. They are trying to locate Joey’s owner and have been going door to door in his neighbourhood but haven’t found any leads yet.

News Link:-http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/11/dog-that-ate-rocks-to-try-to-survive-is-on-the-road-to-recovery/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29

Video link:http://www.abc24.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=3814262

Cat Carer Julie Newnham Spared Jail After Being Convicted Of Letting Animals Suffer

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“When are Judges going to man up, grow a pair & start kicking some ass? Suspended sentence for 12 months, why the hell do they bother mentioning prison if the culprit isn’t going? The RSPCA has lost cost of over £4,000, the culprit should be made to pay the full vet fees & any hospitalization for animals in a mess under the culprits care. Oh, lets not forget the terrible sentence of having to do some unpaid work, boo hoo! No cats for 10 years, well that’s not too long, she can have dogs or rabbits until then! 

“Seriously, what is the point of taking these cases to court if the person doesn’t have to pay for their crime. There is little wonder charity’s like the RSPCA don’t take all cases to court…they can’t bloody afford to. Jail should mean Jail, unpaid work should be back-breaking work, shovelling shit at a rescue farm, & no animals, well that should be for life! These people let animals suffer & die…with the judicial system as it is, there is no wonder there are so many at it, the punishment is no deterrent at all!!”

“I am so bloody sick of hearing excuses like “got into problems, couldn’t afford to feed them, got ill…so fxxxxxg what!!! I’m retired, due to being disabled & have to get by with disability benefits. Most days I’m bed bound, yet my 3 dogs & 2 horses still get the best of care, just because I’m ill is no excuse to not feed or care for them, you get help from family or friends. But if you’re in that situation in the first place, animals are the last thing you need, they are expensive to keep. If I couldn’t afford to care for mine, then, as much as it would break my heart, if  friends couldn’t take them, I would contact the RSPCA to help me, before they started to become sick & skinny.. .that’s what you do when you really love animals…you put their health & care first!!!

A jobless mum who took in more than 30 cats has been banned from keeping them for 10 years after being found guilty of animal cruelty.

Julie Newnham, 38, advertised her home on the internet as being a haven for unwanted animals.

Scores of people who could no longer care for their pets took them to her thinking they would lead a healthy and safe life.

Why does she look like she is wearing a cat?

However, Newnham – pictured right – has now been found guilty of a string of animal cruelty charges – but spared an immediate jail sentence.

When RSPCA inspectors went to her home, in Homeside, Borrows Lane, Middle Stoke, on the Isle of Grain, after a tip-off they found four cats in very poor condition.They were emaciated, flee-ridden and had sores and ulcers. One cat – called Ruby – was so ill, she had to be put down.

There were said to be 33 cats at Newnham’s home as well as two dogs owned by her husband.

The cats were also suffering from diarrhoea. Some had sores, had suffered hair loss and were covered in faeces.

Newnhan allowed the cats to be taken by the RSPCA inspectors. They were all taken to a vet and given emergency treatment and pain relief. Unfortunately, Ruby did not recover and had to be put down.

RUBY – Julie Newnham’s cat ruby was so emaciated she had to be put down

Newnham was charged with four counts of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and two counts of failing in her duty of care as she was responsible for ensuring the animal’s welfare.

She was found guilty in her absence after not turning up for a court hearing in September. A warrant was issued for her arrest and she was brought back before the courts a few days later.

Her case was adjourned to allow pre-sentencing reports to be completed and she was sentenced before magistrates in Medway.

Andrew Wiles, prosecuting for the RSPCA said: “The cats were extremely thin and sneezing and suffering hair loss and diarrhoea. Some were covered in faeces and had large flee burdens.

“One cat had discharged coming out of his eyes and was very thin, and had a ulcer in the right eye, it was at risk of losing it if the ulcer had burst.”

Mr Wiles said the total cost of the treatment for the cats and the subsequent investigation to the charity was more than £5,200 – and asked magistrates to consider awarding costs.

Jeremy Betts, defending, told the court Newnham had good intentions when she took in the cats, but did not have the means or finances to deal with them if they became ill.

He told magistrates she had overstretched herself and that she no longer advertises her services on-line  He said the cats’ ill treatment was not a deliberate act and that his client just could not cope.

Magistrates jailed Newnham for 12 weeks – but suspended the sentence for 12 months – and banned her from keeping cats for 10 years. She was also ordered to carry out 240 hours’ unpaid work and pay a contribution of £1,202.80 towards the charity’s costs.

Magistrate John Weir said: “Any right thinking person would have realised that these cats needed help.”

News Link:http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/2012/october/12/julie_newnham.aspx

2 dogs found emaciated; owner charged with animal cruelty

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One of two dogs confiscated Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Paw Paw Township, is shown. / Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office

Authorities in south western Michigan have charged a woman with cruelty to animals after they confiscated a pair of emaciated dogs found chained up outside an apparently vacant home.

The Van Buren County sheriff‘s department says the dogs’ owner 33-year-old Brandi Espinosa pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Thursday in District Court in Paw Paw.

She was released. Her next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 26.

One of two dogs confiscated Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Paw Paw Township, is shown. / Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office

A message seeking comment was left Friday by The Associated Press at a telephone listing for Espinosa.

The court said it didn’t know whether she had a lawyer.

The sheriff’s department says the mixed breed dogs found Wednesday in Paw Paw Township, about 50 miles southwest of Grand Rapids, are part pit bull.

 

 

 

The dogs are being cared for by Van Buren County Animal Control.

 

 

News Link:-http://www.freep.com/article/20120928/NEWS06/120928030/2-dogs-found-emaciated-woman-charged-with-animal-cruelty?odyssey=obinsite

Staten Island man sentenced to a year in jail for animal cruelty

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.A judge took a bite out of a New Brighton felon, sentencing him on Thursday to a year in jail for maltreating two dogs, resulting in one’s death.

James E. Jones, 31, was sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to torturing and injuring animals.

Last month, James E. Jones, 31, pleaded guilty in Stapleton Criminal Court to torturing and injuring animals, a misdemeanor.

Under his pleas, he was sentenced to concurrent one-year jail terms, said prosecutors. Jones also signed a $2,000 confession of judgment and will be forbidden from owning animals.

Jones was arrested in April, three months after ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) agents rescued two emaciated and dehydrated pit bulls, said officials.

According to court papers, Jones owned the dogs — two brindle-and-white females — 1 and 3 years old, respectively, between Sept. 1, 2011, and Jan. 6 of this year.

He didn’t name the animals and kept them in a garage outside his home, said Joseph Pentangelo, an ASPCA spokesman.

Jones gave the dogs little food and water, he said.

Desperate for sustenance, the pit bulls resorted to eating anything they could chew to stay alive, said Pentangelo.

The ASPCA received an anonymous tip about the pit bulls’ condition and rescued them in January, he said.

The dogs were found to be “dehydrated, weak and emaciated,” according to court papers.

An examination revealed that both were eating “non-nutritive substances,” such as pieces of plastic, insulated wire and particulate matter, court documents state.

Laverne, the younger animal named by rescuers, didn’t survive, despite efforts to save her.

The older dog, christened Shirley, recovered.

Besides the animal cruelty charge, Jones pleaded guilty to obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, stemming from an unrelated July 25 arrest, said prosecutors

Defense lawyer Michael Gompers previously declined comment on the pleas.

Jones was previously convicted in the Bronx of attempted criminal weapon possession, a felony, and sentenced to 18 months in prison, according to online records of the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. He was released on parole in March 2004.

News Link:http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/09/staten_island_man_sentenced_to_10.html

 

Starved dogs found at city worker’s home

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“How the hell can anyone just not feed their dogs, when there is help available?? It’s plain torture, but this pos couldn’t ask for help because he had priors….so what I want to know is why didn’t animal control get him before these poor dogs had to suffer probably the same fate as the first lot? See the video at the link!”

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Vets say it’s one of the worst cases they have ever seen, a pack of dogs so starved and mistreated that animal control staff broke down in tears at the sight of them.

Their owner, a city worker, admitted everything to KRQE News 13.

Animal control officers working off an anonymous tip found the three starved dogs at a home near Coorsand Central.

One of the dogs

Starved doesn’t even begin to describe what’s happened to these dogs.

There is not a bone in Cesar’s body you cannot see; his ribs, hips, and spine protrude from his skin. The same goes for his two friends, Rockstar and Baby Bop.

All three dogs are about half the weight they should be.

“Pretty much everyone who saw these dogs, who came in today, was in tears,” Westside Shelter Veterinarian, Dr. Nicole Vigil, said.

News 13 confronted the dogs’ owner, Tim Chavez, Thursday.  Chavez refused to go on camera but said he wasn’t feeding the dogs because he could not afford to do so in the bad economy.

Dr. Vigil says that’s ridiculous, “This is not acceptable under any circumstances regardless of economy.”

Turns out Chavez is a city worker hired about a year ago, working in family services and this isn’t the first time he’s dealt with animal control.

“There is a history at the address with the same owner,” Cpl. Albert Benavides with Animal Welfare said.

Benavides says both Chavez and his father have surrendered dogs before that had to be put down. Dr. Vigil is working hard to keep these dogs going, but knows they are not out of the woods yet.

“I am surprised they are alive, these are tough dogs,” said Vigil. “These are survivors.”

In addition to being rail thin, these dogs have several other problems.  Their ears have been cropped and are full of ticks, they also have mange and their nails are overgrown. It’s fair to say the dogs are in a lot of pain in a lot of different places.

Dr. Vigil says they don’t want to put the dogs under any more stress and will wait a few days before cutting their nails, removing the ticks or even just giving them a bath. The dogs are now evidence against Chavez.

“There will be charges filed,” said Benavides.

Animal welfare officers will make sure they never go back to Chavez.

“I don’t know how anybody could do this to their animals,” said Benavides.

Even though their ears are cropped, vets don’t think they were used to fight because they’re so sweet.

Animal welfare is still looking into the previous cases involving Chavez. They say they will try and get him banned from owning dogs again.

The city says they are looking into Chavez’s employment and whether animal cruelty charges will cost him his job.

Video & News Link:http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/crime/starved-dogs-at-city-workers-home

Two Dobermans attacked and left to die (Caution: Graphic)

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“OMG…these poor souls look like they have never had the hand of love, respect or kindness, in their entire lives…thank God an Angel found them & they are now in the care of professionals. Judging by their scars they could have easily been bait dogs, even though their breed is large, left to starve weakens one’s body, so they would have had little fight in them. It pains me greatly to see this suffering,  but I can’t stop…people have to see the truth, see what humans are capable of; because that someone may be living next door to you! Somebody must be aware that 2 Doberman dogs have disappeared from the neighborhood, please ask around everyone…the person that let these dogs suffer needs to be caught & do a spot of his/her own suffering…anything you can think of could lead to capture. So please keep this circulating!!”

The situation of two badly-injured Dobermans who were near death was brought to my attention by an amazing and compassionate advocate. Help is desperately needed for the two apparently purebred Dobermans, now named Zeus and Athena. They are currently being cared for at the Elizabethtown Veterinary Hospital in Clarkton, N.C., and their care is being coordinated by Silvia Kim, the director at A Shelter Friend, in Elizabethtown, N.C.

“Note this is the only picture I wish to share, you may look at the others for yourselves.”

Skin draped over bones

Based on the information obtained in a telephone call with Ms. Kim, these precious babies were found by the local Animal Control officer as strays, with injuries that clearly indicated they had been attacked by another dog or perhaps multiple dogs. They both have severe injuries from the attacks, and also bear the scars from what could be prior dog attacks, as well as prior beatings. Their body condition was so bad, they could not have strayed far, because they were far too sick and weak to travel.

View slideshow: Zeus and Athena with terrible injuries (CAUTION: GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Zeus is the worst of the two, with infected and festering wounds on his face and body. When found, he had ants crawling all over him and inside of the massive wound on his face. Poor little Athena was at first terrified of any sudden movements of a human hand; a definite indication that she has been beaten and abused by humans at some point, perhaps numerous times.

As if the injuries were not bad enough, they are both emaciated, with their bodies appearing to be nothing more than skin draped over bones. They were starved for who knows how long, which has made them terribly weak. Zeus had surviving by eating dirt and rocks to fill that burning emptiness in his belly from the hunger. As with most dogs neglected in the southern states, they are heartworm positive and will require treatment for that at some point.

Athena’s body shows signs that she has recently gave birth to a litter of puppies, but there were no puppies near the area where she and Zeus were found. One can only wonder what might have happened to those tiny babies, considering the amount of cruelty and neglect Zeus and Athena have been endured.

Clearly, these innocent dogs have suffered for probably their entire lives, and it was only a stroke of good luck that they were found before they both died. The networking between Animal Controland A Shelter Friend is amazing, as evidenced by the information provided by Ms. Kim. Thanks to this relationship, the euthanasia rate in that area has been reduced over the last five years from a 98% kill rate to only around 10% now. More areas should develop this kind of relationship between the shelters and the rescue groups, since more innocent lives could be saved.

Since Zeus and Athena were found as strays, there is no one to charge with his heinous act of cruelty and neglect. However, if the perpetrators can be found, appropriate charges will definitely be filed against them. Surely someone out there will recognize these two dogs, and perhaps have information about who harmed them and allowed them to be neglected so badly. Please network this story through your contacts in social media, and do what you always do so well, which is help get justice for abused animals.

The cost of the medical care for both of these precious dogs is going to be very high. A Shelter Friend is a registered 501c charitable organization, so any donations made to them to help with the medical care for Zeus and Athena is completely tax deductible. You can make donations to them here, or at the contact information at the end of the article.

Read the following on more news & ways you can help these poor dogs:-http://www.examiner.com/article/two-dobermans-attacked-and-left-to-die-caution-graphic

ASPCA: Queens Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty After Pit Bull Found ‘Near Death’

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Queenswoman has been arrested for allegedly neglecting and starving her young pit bull.

Zellie before receiving treatment at the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital.

Back in March, Humane Law Enforcement agents with the ASPCA were called to a home in the Richmond Hill section of Queens after someone reported a dog was tied to a tree with no food or water, officials said.

When officers arrived, the found a thin 1-year-old pit bull named Zellie collared with a padlock and tied to a tree on a short chain with no access to food or water in the back yard, according to the ASPCA.

Zellie’s owner, Shakisha Codling, turned the pup over to the ASPCA and Zellie was taken to an animal hospital for treatment.

When vets first examined Zellie, officials said she weighed only 32.1 pounds.

Veterinarians determined that Zellie was near death and if somebody hadn’t been good enough to call, she could have died from her neglect,” said Joe Pentangelo with the ASPCA.

But since then, Zellie has recovered. She gained 15 pounds in about three months and will soon be available for adoption.

News Link:-http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/06/18/aspca-queens-woman-charged-with-animal-cruelty-after-pit-bull-found-near-death/

Police: Woman charged with animal cruelty for leaving dog carcass in yard – Video

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HELENA, AL (WBRC) –

Helena Police say a dog breeder is facing animal cruelty charges because she left a dead Doberman in her backyard for a month. Bonnie Liberman is charged with animal cruelty, failure to dispose of an animal, and operating a business without a license.

Neighbors say the dog had heart worm and it eventually starved itself to death. Will Nall, 11, first discovered the dead dog when Liberman’s kids allegedly showed it to him.

“I mostly saw a dead dog and bones and organs laying out on the ground,” Will said.

Will’s mother took pictures of the Doberman nestled behind the Liberman’s air conditioner unit. Kellie Nall is furious her son was exposed to something like that.

“They told Will they wanted to show him something but not to tell me and they took Will into the backyard where the dog was dead and the youngest boy actually urinated on the dog,” said Kellie Nall.

Nall says she didn’t know what to do so she called police.

“We know the police were out here four times to tell them to get the dog up out of the yard because it was visible from the street,” Kellie said. “They finally did get the dog up but we have no idea what they did with it but I do know they made the oldest daughter clean the dog up and I think that’s terrible too.”

Helena Police Sgt. Chris Rowland says Liberman has two websites selling poodles and Doberman dogs. On those websites Liberman claims to be a breeder registered with the Animal Kennel Club.

FoOX6 contacted the AKC and they sent us this statement:

“If a written, signed, and substantiated complain regarding the care and conditions of a dog is received or if someone is charged by law enforcement and it violates the AKC’s inappropriate treatment of animals policy then the AKC would pursue the matter.”

FOX6 also contacted Liberman. She told us over the phone the allegations are not true. She says there were no dead animals in her yard.

Helena Police say their investigation isn’t over and they’re also looking into living conditions at the house since children live there.

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