it was necessary to civilize man in relation to man.
Now it is necessary to civilize man in relation to
nature and the animals."
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Boss (aka Darth) was confiscated and his owner is currently
being charged with cruelty and neglect. When asked how she
felt about her predicament, she said that she's just sad to
lose her "$800 investement".
been suffering from sever Demodectic mange for almost a year,
and had a mold/fungus infection on his skin as well. Living
with mange is not just uncomfortable, it is painful and the
skin tears and bleeds.
Darth was eventually euthanized after it became apparent
he would never live a comfortable life.
poor little guy was much worse than he appears in the picture
- he had bed sores from not getting up for so long. His left
back leg was swollen very badly and he was very weak and undernourished.
He was also believed to have blasto, which is very hard to treat
and common in outdoor dogs.
was another one that made it into rescue too late. He was euthanized
in Arkansas 11/14/02
Bull Held on Burning Barbecue Grill - Spring, 2004 - Illinois
- She has been rescued
was taken from an abusive owner in December, 2003 pregnant and
10 yrs. old. She has an obvious tumor on her leg and her head
tilts permanently to one side. The vet thinks she may have a brain
tumor as well. She endured life as a neglected breeding bitch.
Triumph - A Kansas City, MO dogfighting
Memorial Day Weekend - 2005
Investigators say 70 year-old Floyd Boudreaux is one
of the most notorious dog breeders in Louisiana who raises
his pit bull dogs to fight, then sells them off.
This morning, state police working with local and national
Humane Societies and federal agencies served a warrant
and arrested Floyd and his son Guy Boudreaux. >>more
Starved & fought, this breeding bitch was
found in August of 2004.
It is unknown if she made it.
Pit Bull Stolen from Back Yard
and Beaten to
Rakim had been reported missing
from his guardian's backyard. Rakim had been beaten by a baseball
bat and hit more than 15 times by an unknown assailent. Comatose
when he arrived at the vet, his jaw was broken and his leg
was shattered. The treating vet indicated that all the muscles
and tendons in the right paw were "just gone." SPCA had to
Rakim being dragged by
Russell Watson, 17,
a laundromat floor
Rakim was euthanized. Just a reminder to
NEVER leave your pit
bull outside unattended!
7 Pit Bulls Seized in Dogfighting
San Jose, CA
Rescued; 3 rescued puppies had been too young
to fight; 4 adults were rescued from a barn with an arena for
dog fights. One adult female suffered bites going into her
bones; suffering from intense pain and unable to walk -- she
wagged her tail and greeted rescuers with licks. Some were
bolted to the floor with heavy tow chains, said officers. One
was chained so long the dog had sores from being forced to
Photo Courtesy of the KPIX-TV
"They use very sweet-natured dogs to train other dogs to fight,
because those dogs will not fight back--they're called bait dogs," said
Dr. Patricia Latas of the SCV Humane Society.
Deceased/euthanized; dog was tied up in a backyard when the
assailants gouged seven holes in his skin with what appeared
to be a cookie cutter or large pipe
Photo Courtesy of Chronicle/Paul Chinn
Theodore , pitbull puppy
(approximately 3 to 6 months old)
puppy was set on fire and chased into an apartment building crawl space after
forcing him to fight another dog. The injured puppy suffered burns on one-fourth
of its body, including on its face, back and legs, and was recuperating yesterday
at the VCA Bay Area Animal Hospital in N. Oakland.
Investigators Looking For More People Allegedly Involved
POSTED: 4:36 pm EST February 9, 2004 UPDATED: 6:38 am EST
February 10, 2004 Authorities arrested five men Monday after
an anonymous tip led sheriff's deputies to an alleged pit bull
fighting ring in Orange County, Fla., according to Local
Pit Bull Brutalized
"We recieved a call concerning a stray pit bull, once we arrived we saw the dog down the block and she started to run to us with a big smile on her face. As she got closer we noticed all of the cigarette burns on her body. Pixie was incredibly nice and very active. She was only at the shelter for the required 7 days before she was adopted to a new home that has had great succes with her since. Unfourtunetly, the case is still open with no leads." - Animal Control officer Chris McGarry
Blackwood, New Jersey Oct. 25, 2004 — Officials
from the shelter say they have never seen a case of abuse like
Dr.Marvin Baynes/Staff Veterinarian: "We've seen a lot....but
not this kind of cruelty."
Animal control officers Steve Bordi and Chris McGarry spotted "Pixie" wandering
the streets of Camden after some one reported her as a stray. And as they approached
her, the officers started realizing this dog had been brutally abused.
When the dog arrived at the shelter, care-takers counted between 50 and 60
cigarette burns all over her body.
Fortunately, veterinarians at the animal shelter say "Pixie" will fully recover
but there will likely be some scarring. There were also some places where the
burns went so deep it's possible she will have a few permanent bare spots. And
despite the cruelty she's faced, "Pixie" shows no signs of aggression toward
people. In fact, her care-takers say this puppy will likely be easy to train
because she loves getting attention.
And, they say, it would be great if she finds a home... with space to run.
More importantly though, is finding a home where Pixie will get the love she's
been neglected since the day she was born.
we rescued this little
girl, named BrookLynn Angel.
found tied up, abandoned as a stray in New York after having
her body be burned with chemicals and we still
aren't sure what was done to her face, as that has now been
proven that each horrible trauma happened on a separate occasion....
Her photo and story were circulated and Hot Water Rescue
saw it and we knew we needed to save her. She is in the emergency
room where she has been evaluated physically, received emergency
attention in preparation to get her as healthy as possible
for her surgery (we are unsure at this point if it will be
a series of surgeries which is totally possible) beginning
next week. On Monday, she will be transferred to our surgeons
at whi ch point they will start their work of restoring whatever
they can of her jaw and face. I don't believe that her body
wounds will be repairable but we will see...
BrookLynn Angel is a wonderful example of how a dog, a pitbullwho
has been terribly tortured can still love and trust people. An example of how
amazing the breeds we work with really are. Even though she has been so terribly
tortured and has more scarring on her body than healthy tissue and is missing
most of her facial flesh, she still tries to give kisses... It is incredible
that a dog ridden with infection, missing her lips, and basically torn apart
and tortured STILL tries to give kisses even though it probably causes her pain.
Not-guilty plea made in
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
A Renton woman pleaded not guilty Monday to animal cruelty
after being accused of cutting off her dog's ear with scissors
because of a photo she saw in a magazine.
Cindy Martinez, 21, was charged Jan. 11 with first-degree
animal cruelty, a felony.
The investigation began Nov. 14, when Martinez took her 4-month-old
pit bull terrier to a Renton veterinarian, saying the puppy
was hurt during an attempt to crop its ear. Initially, Martinez
denied cropping it herself.
The vet found that the ear cut was jagged, cartilage was exposed,
the puppy had bled extensively and no attempt had been made
to close the wound. She called police.
Officers said Martinez admitted cutting the dog's ear. According
to court documents, she told them she was thumbing through
a magazine for pit bull enthusiasts and saw a photo of an adult
pit bull with ears she liked. Martinez said she decided to
cut her puppy's ears to match, though she had no experience
Using a pair of craft scissors, she held the puppy with one
hand and cut more than an inch off the dog's ear. The dog had
been given no anesthesia and struggled, requiring Martinez
to hold on so tightly that scratch marks were left on the dog's
head and neck, documents said.