Blog Entries ( animal abuse )

Michael Vick’s Pit bulls: Beyond the Breed

December 8th, 2010

This Christmas, I plan to take my dogs to PetSmart to have their picture taken with Santa. I’ve never done this before, and they are four-years old. I feel I should celebrate in this way so I don’t regret not doing it in the future. My dog Daisy gets anxious around some dogs, so I was hesitant to do this in previous years. But I have worked ...

Puppy With Ears Cut Off Found in Dumpster

December 3rd, 2010
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Animal Services is currently investigating a horrific case of animal cruelty. In San Diego, a woman named Patricia Garcia found a one-month old puppy in a dumpster outside of a Target store. She and her family heard what sounded like whimpering coming from a nearby dumpster. The puppy's ears had been cruelly cut off, and he was in need of urgent veterinary care. They rushed ...

Taunting: Nothing Funny About It

August 29th, 2010
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Two weeks ago a local home was vandalized under cover of darkness by a group of young teens. That was bad enough, but the property crimes were accompanied by taunting of the owner's three dogs: LeeLou, a Neapolitan Mastiff (145 pounds), Shadow, a Presa Canario (130 pounds), and Lajsci (La-chi),a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix (100+ pounds). Stupid and dangerous only begins to describe the situation.  Let's ...

German Shepherd Shot While Caged

July 30th, 2010
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German shepherd, Sarge, a victim of animal abuse, is now being evaluated by the Toledo Area Humane Society. Will they allow Sarge to live? His owner, Lawrence Mick, along with a friend, shot the dog six times while the pup was caged! After being treated so cruelly by humans, of course the dog will mistrust and do what canines do when scared: fight or flee. Because ...

Brains Helps Brawn Survive

June 24th, 2010
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Another case of dog fighting, and luckily the two victims survived. Brawn, the reddish Pit Bull, was emaciated, weighing a mere 40 pounds and wearing a 20 pound chain around his neck, and struggled to maneuver through traffic. But his buddy Brains kept encouraging him, and she led the way to safety. Brains and Brawn were found in an area of West Palm Beach, Florida that ...