Dog In Cage Found Abandoned on Snowy Road

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“SOMEBODY MUST RECOGNISE THIS DOG; OR KNOW SOMEONE WHOSE YORKIE HAS JUST VANISHED. PLEASE CONTACT THE NUMBER BELOW…the heartless Bastards need to pay for this despicable act! “

Saturday, Dec 28, 2013: Police are looking for the person who abandoned the Yorkie

A caged Yorkshire terrier was found abandoned on the side of a snowy road in an upstate New York town Friday morning.

HOW CAN ANYONE BE SO FXXXXXG CRUEL

A passerby near the intersection of White Pond and Farmers Mills roads in Kent contacted police after spotting the pooch.

Officials say the dog, an approximately 4- to 6-year-old male Yorkie, was found huddled in a small black metal crate in a snowy patch of property just off the side of the road.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Putnam County SPCA at 845-520-6915.

News Link:-http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/national-international/Yorkshire-Terrier-Dog-Abandoned-Crate-Snow-Road-Freezing-Cold-NY-237676661.html

Dog dies from heat in Jersey City after being left on roof, News 12 report says

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A Yorkshire Terrier died Friday after being left in a cage on the roof of a Jersey City building in scorching temperatures without water, according to a report by News 12 New Jersey.

The owners admitted that they put the dog in the cage on the roof so neighbors wouldn’t be bothered by its barking. (June 1, 2013 10:25 PM) Image Courtesy of:- http://longisland.news12.com/news/police-yorkie-dies-after-left-in-metal-cage-on-hot-tar-roof-in-jersey-city-without-food-water-1.5387780?qr=1

Police told News 12 that the owners will likely face charges.

Jersey City Animal Control responded to the Neptune Avenue home and the owners eventually allowed them to tend to the dog but it was too late to save the animal’s life, News 12 reported.

The owners admitted that they put the dog in the cage on the roof so neighbors “wouldn’t be bothered by its barking,” police told News 12, according to the report.

Neighbors told News 12 they had seen the dog on the roof all day and heard its cries.

“I’m a dog walker and I was horrified,” one neighbor told News 12. “Yesterday, I was walking dogs with bottles of water and they couldn’t even walk on the concrete.”

Jersey City police officials did not immediately provide more information about this incident.

For the full story visit the News 12 website.

Ft. Myers woman facing animal abuse charges

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FORT MYERS -A woman in Lee County is facing some horrifying charges of animal abuse.

Deputies say Ana Torres knowingly left her Yorkshire terrier to die inside a kennel.

They caught her while taking part in an operation with Lee County Animal Services, who was in the Tice community cracking down on people not taking care of their pets.

His owner, Ana Torres, reportedly told Lee County deputies that the dog had been hit by a car.

But instead of taking him to the vet, she allegedly said she put him back in his cage because she had to go to work. “WTF…work was more important than the one thing that loved her unconditionally…her dog”

“He was lying on a pad she had placed under him that was stained with blood,” said Ria Brown, with Lee County DAS. “OMG…that poor baby, died alone in pain & agony…I hope the image of that little dog suffering; torments her for the rest of her life!”

At the Tice home on south Galaxy Drive, Torres’ daughter Carmen said her mother didn’t realize how injured the Yorkie was.

She loved the dog. She loves anything and she loves everybody. She’s not a bad person,” Carmen said. “She’s a very caring person. Things just happen.“THINGS just happen? yes they do but the difference here is that this owner didn’t give a shit about the dog at all!!

Lee County Animal Services made the gruesome discovery while working with other agencies – cracking down on animal and code violations.

Brown explained when they knocked on Torres’ door, “We had asked Ms. Torres if she had any pets and she said no. But there was obviously barking coming from her back yard.”

Investigators say she eventually admitted to having animals. That’s when they found the dead Yorkie and got story about how he would up this way.

The dog’s body was sent off for further examination so investigators can determine the exact cause of death

If convicted, Torres could receive up to $10,000 in fines and/or up to five years behind bars.

Link to video:-http://www.abc-7.com/story/20396677/ft-myers-woman-facing-animal-abuse-charges?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8090444

News Link:-http://www.abc-7.com/story/20396677/ft-myers-woman-facing-animal-abuse-charges

 

Coyote Kills Dog In Winfield: Illinois Boy Watched As Animal Snatched Up Family Pet

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Though an 11-year-old Winfield, Ill. boy raced to grab a baseball bat in an attempt to scare off a coyote with an eye on his family’s tiny Yorkshire Terrier, the effort was no match for the determined prairie wolf.

The Daily Herald reports that, around 9 p.m. Tuesday, Coco, the 3 1/2-pound dog belong to Leslee and Timothy Bassett, was snatched up from the family’s backyard. The dog was found dead along the Illinois Prairie Path behind the house a half-hour later.

Tim Bassett told NBC Chicago the dog will be deeply missed.

“She was a real tiny little dog but she loved everybody and everybody always wanted to take her home,” Bassett said. “They all loved her. She was a great little dog.

The Bassett family’s tragedy is just one of a series of recent instances of coyotes attacking small dogs in the Chicago area. Late last month, two small dogs survived a coyote attack in a backyard in nearby Wheaton, Ill. A week prior to that, another Yorkshire Terrier puppy died in a separate coyote encounter which also occurred in Wheaton.

Sightings of coyotes and other, larger predators such as bears, cougars and wolves have grown increasingly common in the Chicago area — a trend wildlife experts told the Chicago Tribune that won’t be changing any time soon. Coyotes, in particular, are reportedly “thriving” in the area.

“They’ve adapted so well to suburbia that they’re not afraid of anything,” wildlife control expert Robert Erickson told the Tribune of the area’s coyotes. “Once they become habituated, that’s when you have problems.”

Unconfirmed cougar sightings have been reported in Schaumburg and several other North Shore communities in recent months, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

News Link:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/06/coyote-kills-dog-in-winfi_n_1944925.html

Video – More Coyote Attacks:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/06/coyote-kills-dog-in-winfi_n_1944925.html

 

Pit bulls sought after dog killed in Surrey park

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Dog owner Yoshiko said two of her pets were attacked Wednesday in Tynehead Regional Park in Surrey. One of them did not survive. (CTV)

Animal control officers are searching for two pitbulls and their owner after a vicious attack that killed one dog and maimed another Wednesday in Surrey.

The owner of the attacked dogs, who asked to be identified only as Yoshiko, said she was walking her three pets through Tynehead Regional Park when she saw a woman in her 40s struggling to control a pair of leashed pitbulls.

As the two dog owners were passing each other, one of the pitbulls attacked Yoshiko’s Yorkshire terrier.

“Her pitbull, one of them, grabbed her and she tossed her into the air,” Yoshiko said.

The small dog made off with an injured leg and a puncture wound on its back, but Yoshiko’s five-year-old Shetland sheepdog, Buddy, wasn’t so fortunate.

Both of the pitbulls attacked the dog, and the owner was unable to pull them away.

“The lady’s trying to help me, trying to pull the dog away but she couldn’t,” Yoshiko said.

The frightened owner grabbed her injured pet and ran, leaving Buddy behind as she called 911. The dog was killed, and by the time Animal Control Officers arrived at the area, the pitbulls and their owner were gone.

They are now searching for two dogs, one white and the other white and brown, and a woman with bleached blond hair.

“The person who was in care and control of those attacking dogs has simply abrogate their responsibility and fled the scene,” said animal control manager Kim Marosevich. “What I would suggest at this point in time is: do the right thing, contact our office.”

Marosevich said authorities suspect they may know the pitbulls they’re dealing with. They visited a property associated with two such dogs, but found no one home.

Yoshiko said she doesn’t blame the breed – she thinks the owner should be held responsible.

With a report from CTV British Columbia’s Lisa Rossington

News Link:- http://bc.ctvnews.ca/pitbulls-sought-after-dog-killed-in-surrey-park-1.967198#ixzz27Q1hX0Jz

Owner of burned dog in Coatesville comes forward (video)

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WEST GOSHEN — The owner of a dog found dead and burned about 3 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Coates Street said whoever is responsible should surrender to police.

Cora Brown of Coatesville spoke at a news conference Monday about her 4½-year-old Yorkshire terrier-poodle mix named Prince Wooga Wooga Brown but more commonly known as Woogie.

She said the dog was her “baby” and she is mystified how anyone could have committed this heinous crime. “I don’t know how to make sense of it,” Brown said. “I don’t know if I could ever understand why it was done.

Cora Brown dabs tears off of her face while discussing the burning of her dog at a press conference at the Chester County SPCA on Monday. Her Yorkie-Poodle was burned in Coatesville on Saturday

Animal Protective Services officer Craig Baxter said a necropsy found Woogie was burned after he had died of apparent asphyxiation. He said there was no indication of strangulation or blunt-force trauma, and there was no charring in the lungs or throat of the dog to indicate it had been burned alive.

Baxter said the final test results will give investigators a clear picture of exactly what happened and they may be available as soon as today. He said the dog was 90 percent charred, but its face was left intact and was identified by Brown.

When the dog was found in trash bags Saturday morning, some of the bags had melted onto the animal’s carcass, Baxter said. He said a chemical had been poured onto the bags then ignited.Brown said Woogie occasionally left his home but always returned within hours of leaving.

So when he disappeared on Friday afternoon, she thought he would return. She said he liked some of the female dogs in the area, and she believed Woogie was “just playing with one of his girlfriends.” She learned of the investigation into a burned dog on Saturday afternoon and eventually contacted the Chester County SPCA. The dog was found about a tenth of a mile from Brown’s home, she said.

Brown said she was relieved Woogie was not burned alive.

“It gives me some sense of relief that he didn’t get burned prior to dying,” Brown said. “I didn’t want my puppy to die, but I do have some relief from that.”

See Video & Read more:-http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20120612/NEWS03/120619833/-1/news/owner-of-burned-dog-in-coatesville-comes-forward-(video)&pager=1

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Women Throws Box Of Cats And A Yorkshire Terrier Out Of Moving Car

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Unbelievable…watch the video at the link below!” 

Animal Control workers in Clarksville, Tennessee watched in horror as a woman threw a box containing seven cats out of her moving vehicle at the shelter, and later returned to hurl a Yorkshire Terrier out of the car and into the street.

“The car sped out of our parking lot, opened up the car door while it was moving, and threw out a Yorkshire Terrier out of a moving vehicle. The dog chased after the car for a while because obviously it was the owner,” said Montgomery County Animal Control Director Karen Josephson.

She and local police would both like help from the public to identify the woman. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Clarksville police at (931) 648-0656.

Video & News Link:-http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/06/woman-throws-box-of-cats-and-dog-out-of-moving-car/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29

South Fort Worth family offers reward after dog is shot

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FORT WORTHFor Brittany Warren, the shooting of Susie, her 2-year-old Yorkie, has taken away the sense of safety at her south Fort Worth home.

The 7-pound dog was shot about 7:30 p.m. Sunday as she poked her head though a small opening in a brick wall. Susie suffered severe injuries to her face, and Warren took her to a veterinarian to be euthanized.

Susie was shot in the face through a wall in her back yard in south Fort Worth.

The shooter, whom Warren believes is male, had been walking on a sidewalk along West Risinger Road, behind the home.

“All I saw was someone with white tennis shoes,” Warren said. “They stopped and shot her.”

The shooting has left Warren and her two daughters, who normally play in the back yard, feeling unsafe in their Summer Creek Ranch Estates home. With the help of neighbors, Warren is putting up a $7,000 reward to help catch the shooter.

“The kids are afraid,” she said. “You can’t let them run or play outside and we’re afraid to let our other dog, Cupcake, out in the back yard.”

Fort Worth police detectives are investigating, but spokeswoman Sharron Neal said this kind of case is extremely unusual.

That was echoed by Fort Worth Animal Care and Control officers, who said animal cruelty cases usually involve the animal’s owner.

“What happened this past weekend is very rare,” said Scott Hanlan, assistant director of the Code Compliance Department, which oversees animal control.

Last year, animal control officers investigated 1,800 complaints of animal cruelty in Fort Worth, but only a handful were serious enough to require a criminal investigation by police, Hanlan said. Most dealt with issues of neglect, where an underfed or abandoned animal was reported.

“From time to time, you’ll hear something about somebody, usually a teen, doing something with a cat, but most of what we investigate involves the animal’s owner,” Hanlan said.

The Humane Society of the United States has noted that most abuse go unrecognized or unreported.

In a survey of news media reports released last year, the Humane Society reported that dogs were the most commonly abused animals. Of 1,880 cruelty cases reported in the news media in 2007, 64 percent involved dogs.

Legislators have recognized that animal cruelty is a growing problem. In 1986, only four states had felony provisions for animal cruelty. Now, 47 states, including Texas, have made some animal cruelty offenses a felony. The only holdouts are Idaho, North Dakota, and South Dakota

Animal cruelty ‘beyond belief’ in Coatesville

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COATESVILLE — Firefighters and local police made a grisly discovery early Saturday morning after they were called to a suspected trash fire in the 300 block of Coates Street, according to officials.

Once the flames were extinguished, emergency responders found the fire had burned a small dog. It is unclear whether the dog was alive or dead when the fire started, fire officials said.

Chester County SPCA spokesman Rich Britton said during a news conference Saturday that the dog appeared to be a male Yorkshire terrier or a similar mix and was 3 to 5 years old. The dog’s owner is unknown.

Chester County SPCA spokesman Rich Britton holds a picture of a dog similar to the one found burned in Coatesville early Saturday morning.

Britton had a photograph of a dog that he said likely was similar to the burned animal.
Coatesville Detective Kevin Campbell said evidence was collected and police and Animal Protective Services are actively investigating the incident.

“Foul play is suspected. This dog was dumped in the middle of nowhere,” Campbell said. “(We) don’t know if the dog was alive at the time it was burned or if it was killed prior to and then dumped and burned for whatever reason or to cover up what happened.” Campbell said he has not seen anything like this in his 15 years as a police officer.

Animal Protective Services officer Craig Baxter said he got a call at 3:15 a.m. and was shocked at the condition of the dog upon initial examination.

“In the eight years that I’ve been here I’ve never seen something so horrific,” Baxter said. “How someone could do this to a small animal is beyond my belief.”

Investigators said the animal was found burning in an area away from any houses.
Animal Protective Services officer Cheryl Shaw performed the initial examination of the dog’s body. She said it weighed about 15 pounds and had silver, black and tan coloring. The dog was almost completely charred from the fire, Shaw said.

The dog’s carcass has been sent for a necropsy that will determine the animal’s cause of death and whether it was alive when it was burned.

“If this turns out to a criminal act, let me tell you, we’re going to go out there and we’re going to do everything we can with the Coatesville Police Department to bring this person to justice,” Britton said.

Britton and Shaw both emphasized that any unwanted animals can always be brought to the SPCA’s shelter — no questions asked.

“We’re not going to judge anybody. Please, if you don’t want your animal or can’t keep it for whatever reason, bring it to us,” Shaw said. “We will take it in; we will take care of it. Don’t do anything of this type. We don’t want any animal in harm’s way.”

Investigators ask anyone who is missing a dog similar to the burned animal or who has any information regarding this incident to call the Coatesville Police Department at 610-384-2300 or the Chester County SPCA at 610-692-6113, ext. 213.

News Link:http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20120611/NEWS03/120619905/animal-cruelty-beyond-belief-in-coatesville&pager=full_story

Rewards offered in PA, NJ Yorkshire Terrier Dog Burnt cruelty cases

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Another day another heinous act of cruelty in Pennsylvania. This time in Coatesville where the remains of a Yorkshire terrier were found smoldering in a trash bag early Saturday.

My colleague Bonnie Cook filed this report this afternoon:

A Chester County resident and animal advocate is offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of whoever set a dog afire early Saturday in Coatesville and left it to die.

The animal, a Yorkshire terrier mix between three and five years old, was found by firefighters who responded to what they thought was a trash fire at 2:37 a.m. in the 300 block of Coates Street.

The 15 to 20-pound dog with silver, black and blonde fur was in a trash bag.

It was dead at the scene, said Rich Britton, spokesman for the Chester County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Rescue workers took the remains to the SPCA shelter in West Chester for examination. A necropsy is planned for Monday at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School of Medicine’s New Bolton Center. The results are expected by Tuesday, Britton said.

Thomas G. Hickey, Sr., founder of SavingPuppies.com animal advocacy group and a member of the Governor’s Dog Law Advisory Board, said he was dismayed to learn of the case of animal cruelty from news reports on Sunday morning.

He put up the reward money, he said, in the hope that others would do the same.

“I’m hoping if we get enough money, somebody in Coatesville will say, for that amount of money I’ll make a call,” Hickey said. “The only way it stops, is if someone gets arrested, and we deal with it as a crime.”

Britton said the Chester County SPCA has “zero tolerance” for cruelty to animals.

“This appears to be abhorrent behavior to an innocent life, a young animal that is sweet and defenseless, and that is being taken advantage of in the worst of ways,” he said.

Britton said Coateville police detectives and animal investigators were keeping details of the dog’s death out of the public eye until they can say definitively what happened. He did confirm, however, that a woman came forward and said the dog might be hers.

Coatesville resident Aigner Brown said her terrier went missing Friday. She could not be reached for comment Sunday because her phone mailbox was full.

In Pennsylvania, cruelty to animals is a misdemeanor. If convicted, the perpetrator could be sentenced to two years in jail and a $1,000 fine, or both, Britton said. A psychiatric evaluation is also required.

News Link:-http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/pets/158385515.html

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