he had managed to come through unimaginable hardship, not
only clinging to life, but maintaining a positive attitude,
which was to me, an inspiration" Dr.
Max Rust, D.V.M
"They thought it was a good idea to douse
her with gasoline and light a match to her."
bait dog... Socket was found on the streets of Brooklyn with his
eye so badly damaged from a dog fight, it had to be removed.
story. Little 8 weeks old Sandy was found with her leg
so badly injured it had to be amputated.
Dogs Found in Spring Lake
LAKE -- Animal control officers found a horrible scene in Cumberland
County when 16 dogs, starving and abused, were discovered chained
up in a man's backyard. Officers say the dogs were bred for
fighting. The emaciated dogs had scratches and cuts on their
bodies and ears. Robert McCullum of Spring Lake is charged with
control officers found two dead dogs among the 16. Officers said
they had starved to death. One officer said it broke his heart
to see the dogs in such shape. Pit
bull puppies were also found abused -- their ears had been cut,
which is commonly done to prepare them for fighting.
meanwhile, said they knew there was trouble with the dogs not
being fed or watered properly, fighting each other. Animal
control officers took the dogs away so they could get food and
Cropped Dogs' Ears
With Office Scissors
Police Searching For
INDIANAPOLIS, 11:23 p.m. EST May 14, 2001-- Animal control seized
two dogs and the owners are charged with neglect after their
dogs' ears were clipped with office scissors. The
pups' ears are gone. They are recovering at the Johnson County
animal shelter. "It just made me sick to my stomach to
know the pain they went through," Julie Hively of the Johnson
County Animal Shelter said. Someone
cut the pups' ears off with a pair of scissors as the owners
and some neighbors watched.
I came in the dogs' mouths were taped, the legs were taped together
so they couldn't move and he used a pair of office scissors to
cut off the dogs' ears. When I seen it, I didn't think it was
right," neighbor Keith Woodall said. The
person who clipped the dogs' ears claimed to be licensed. The
man even gave the owners a business card. They paid him $75. The
owners said that they had their ears cropped for appearance only.
"We like the way it looks. It makes their heads look bigger.
Somebody said something about fighting dogs. We never fight our
dogs, not one time ever," owner Shawn Stratton said.
are asking questions and trying to figure out who performed the
job. "Theyll heal, it's just what they had to go through,"
Hively said. The
owners accused a man who works at a kennel, but the man said that
he did not crop the dogs' ears, but didn't offer more comments.
Whoever is responsible will face charges of animal cruelty and
could get up to a year in jail.
almost starved to death, Caramel was rescued in time!
was saved by a good Samaritan when she looked out her window,
hearing the screams of a dog in pain. A group of teenage boys
were "hacking" him up with a machete. One of his
legs was almost completely severed off, several wounds to the
head which resulted in his nasal passage being cut off. Plastic
tubing was inserted into his nose to allow him to breathe.
one died of starvation minutes before an agent arrived. The owner
left the dog on his lead in the backyard without food or water,
and left town.
jailed after injured pit bull found without food
Sun-sentinel.com Dec. 29, 1999
BEACH -- A beat-up pit bull was taken from its owner on Wednesday
and turned over to a local animal hospital to be treated for
a number of injuries and afflictions. The dog owner, Ralph Larry
Young Jr., 24, was charged with one count of animal cruelty
and remained in the county jail in lieu of $500 bond. The
Broward Sheriff's Office said Young deprived the dog, named
Gotti, of food and made no attempt to provide the animal with
much-needed medical attention.
Mike Vadnal said the tan and white canine was found confined
to a kennel on the 700 block of Southwest 12th Avenue on a short
leash when he arrived around 10 a.m.. The dog was suffering
from many infected fight wounds, an injured left leg and from
a large abscess on its face. It also had protruding bones and
numerous fresh cuts on its face. Vadnal said the complaint that
took him to the home included allegations of dog fighting, said
BSO spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright. Gotti the dog, who is 15
pounds underweight, is expected to recover from its injuries.
little guy was rescued by a police officer in Chicago
found as a stray in poor condition... No owner came to reclaim
him, and there was no one to adopt him. He was euthanized on 11/11/98.
was too late for this one... Despite great efforts from the vet,
his life could not be saved..
idiots believe that starving a dog will make him a better fighter..
memory of "PoorGuy"
Some people said the owners left him last year and he's been
scrounging food and living in a burnt down house. They said
he was a white Pit bull. But I couldn't find a single hair,
just scabs and scars.... I hated to put him to sleep. He wagged
his tail the whole time I was holding off his vein..." Bill Wise Animal Control GA