a bag was tied around the dog's neck, then the live animal was put
in the microwave and it was turned on. A police report indicates officers
examined the microwave, and found evidence that seemed to indicate
the dog had been put inside the oven.
is available for adoption
at the Puyallup Animal Shelter
in an attempt to drown the kitten who was inside a trap, which was
lowered into the water. The lid was placed on the can. A brick was
placed on top of the lid and the can was covered with a tarp and other
the kitten's head was blow off by fireworks.
Defendent spent 3 wks in a detention facility awaiting psychological
evaluation and spent the last 4 months on house arrest.
sentenced in killing of kitten (10.24.02) The
Plead Guilty: 15-yr-old
Charges: Plead to lesser charges of attempted animal cruelty and
Sentence: 6 months probation, counseling and 20 hrs work for the
Community Responsibility Project, using the money to pay the $100
Lucky was punched, then chained to a recycling bin and hit repeatedly
around the head with a piece of metal pipe. He was then thrown down
an embankment and left it to die. He suffered severe head and facial
injuries, 2 deep gashes to the head, skull fractures, blindness and
swelling. Some injuries had bled for 8 days. Despite extensive medical
intervention, he had to be euthanized 12 days later.
cat was killed by being thrown it into a ceiling fan, hanged with
an electric cord and hit with a metal bar.
Plead Guilty to Cat Cruelty (10.24.02) WXIA-TV
Convicted: Jason L. Moore, 18 and Aaron N. Buchanan, 18
Sentence: Moore (on probation for auto theft) received 2 yrs in
prison and 3 ys probation for aggravated cruelty; Buchanan, 2 yrs
in a work camp
a family pit bull
Courtesy of The News Journal
Caregiver: Angel Garcia
the dog was allegedly shot by the handler of a county K-9 after the
dog got loose from his collar and approached the K-9. A spokesperson
for the county police indicated that the handler feared the dog would
attach the K-9, while civilian witnesses indicate they saw no aggressive
actions by either dog.
Rescuers: Marste Woods, 18 and her mother Marva McClendon
said 'We're just playing, we're just playing,'" Woods recalled.
The brothers told Woods they had used firecrackers to set the hawk
on fire. They rode off and, laughing, assured her they'd do it again
if given the chance.
the bird was set on fire, urinated on, tied to a bicycle and dragged
down the street. The hawk suffered a broken leg, a damaged wing, and
much of the body was burned; he was euthanized due to the severity
of the injuries.
cat was wired to a fence. The cat's paw was ripped off, and he was
pelted with concrete blocks. A Houston veterinarian who specializes
in injuries to animals conducted a necropsy. The veterinarian
found that cat did not have any puncture wounds and didnt
die from an animal attack--the cat died from blood loss. Parents
of the boys claim the cat was already dead and continue to speculate
that a dog killed the cat.
gets jail time in death of cat (09.17.02) The
Convicted: Matthew Morris, 17
Charge: Felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty
Sentence: 54 days in jail (33 days served); 5 years probation and
prohibited from owning or residing in a home with an animal.
gray fox and 4 squirrels
A large gray fox was hung by rope and 4 dead squirrels were also found.
One was nailed to a stop sign, another was smashed and 2 were found
hanging from trees. Investigators believe the fox was probably "road
kill" but the squirrels appeared to have been shot.
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 euthanize him.
the dog was stabbed and shot after one of the suspects, allegedly
drunk, apparently got mad because the dog wouldn't let him pick it
up. Neighbors who witnessed the killing say the men started kicking
the dog, beating him with the end of the rifle before gutting the
dog, and shooting him two more times.
repeatedly dunked underwater for 45 minutes, supposedly in play, and
eventually drowned. "Owner" was covered with scratches apparently
from the dog trying to get away from him. He calls it an accident,
police call it stupidity.
Rescuer: Sherry Scott,
who has two small dogs, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that
she had received threatening phone calls since she rescued the kitten.
One caller told her she would "end up in the river."
10 or 12 people were gathered around a barbecue grill at an apartment
complex where the kitten was being burned alive on hot coals. According
to the rescuer, the crowd cheered and shouted while the kitten was
being tortured. They then jeered her attempts to stop them until she
threaten to call the police which dispersed the crowd. She then did
manage to pull the kitten from the grill, burning her own hand, and
tried to treat and feed Lucky until she could go to a vet. Due to
the severity of the injuries, the kitten was euthanized the following
Accused: Charles C. Benoit, 24
Charge: Felony animal abuse has been dismissed.
4 to 6 months old
raccoon was found dead and dismembered near where a squirrel was
recently found impaled. The raccoon died from 4 stab wounds to the
chest and neck; the dismemberment happened after the animal's death.
accused allegedly admitting using a collection of swords, shears
and knives to decapitate his dog to impress his girlfriend. Cruelty
charges against Abernathy could mean a third-strike and carry a
25-year jail term.
2 newborn fawns were kicked and hit as others watched. One of the
fawns had some teeth knocked out, and the other had cuts and scrapes
on his face and was bleeding from the mouth, according to the Humane
traps available from the APL (for a TNR program) is inhumanely keeping
trapped animals in cages on his property. The man's neighbors say,
he leaves the cats in cages for days with
no food or water before
contacting the APL.
four geese were killed--apparently intentionally--by someone who slammed
into them with a car at Cotton Farms Village. Some residents have
also threatened to kill a feral colony of cats in the area.
15 roosters and 5 hens
Cockfighting is a state felony punishable by up to two years in
jail and a $10,000 fine, but owning roosters or the equipment used
in cockfighting is not illegal in Texas. The sport is legal in Oklahoma,
New Mexico and Louisiana.
be euthanized; animal services confiscated 15 roosters and 5 hens,
including two roosters found in a fighting ring with 3" razors
attached to their feet. They will have to be destroyed because of
their aggressive nature.
puppy was microwaved for 10 to 12 seconds, then stabbed with a kitchen
knife and dropped to the floor. The puppy stayed in the working microwave
for 10 to 12 seconds each time and was only removed after it started
to cry. The puppy was being treated by a local but passed away.
beaten and nearly drowned, the calf had to be euthanized by his "owner"
because his spine was broken. The accused claimed they were drunk
and despite apologizing and paying $1085 restitution to the "owner,"
the three are pleading not guilty.
in MO (06.20.02) HSUS.org
Accused: Brent Colville, 27,
Rick Roark, 27, Jeff East, 27
suspended sentences, 3 yrs probation, $1,000 fine and 300 hrs of
community service with the MO Dept of Conservation
a family dog
of Jill McCorkle with other
family dog Courtesy of KOCO-TV
man was tossing kittens out a truck window and into the St. Johns
River. One kitten hit a guardrail and was rescued by a passing driver.
The kitten suffered from a fractured leg and femur, as well as internal
9-year-old was honored with an Animal Kindness award and $100.
kitten was being beaten and kicked by 2 teenagers when a 9-yr-old
rescued her. According to the vet, the kitten is suffering from brain
swelling and seizures. The animal is being fed through a tube.
Courtesy of S. Frampton
and L. Whitney and Village Soup
someone shot Charlotte with a BB gun, she then suffered an apparent
blow to the head while the family was out for the night. They returned
and found blood on the walls and floors leading to the cat. While
the loss of nearly all of her blood contributed to her suffering and
shock, the necropsy shows the head wound killed her.
Adonis was allegedly shaved and written on with a marker. The cat
was beaten with a log and thrown in a lake several times. When the
cat attempted to swim to shore, police say the accused threw beer
bottles at him. The cat's remains were never found.
the chinchilla was thrown from the porch of an apartment. The
accused told police he inadvertently dropped the rodent's cage on
top of the chinchilla. Police
said that he slammed the animal to the ground. Another
chinchilla inside the cage survived.
puppies, two females and two male mix-Labrador puppies
Courtesy of WEWS-TV
Bob Biswick and his dog, Honey, were on their daily walk when Honey
led him to a cardboard box near a clothing drop bin. When he opened
it, he found 4 starving puppies covered in fleas appar-ently been
left for dead.
fatally shot while tethered in his own backyard. The dog was found
by the family's 8-yr-old daughter. He was bleeding from the hip from
a bullet, probably dis-charged from a .22-caliber gun, according to
deceased/one resuced; two pitbulls used for fighting were found dumped.
The surviving female pitbull covered in blood, with wounds all over
its head, neck and legs. The dog's mouth was torn open, it was emaciated
and had ringworms; Besides fresh bite marks, the dog had a number
of old injuries and scars. While she is being made comfortable, but
she will likely be euthanized.
a beagle shot in the head and left at the Castille Highway bridge,
called the "Painted Bridge" because of the graffiti, which
is also a dumping ground for unwanted and dead animals. In the past,
people have found a hogtied fawn in an old refrigerator, dead and
pregnant dogs and puppies under the bridge.
of "owner" Steve Berndt
courtesy of Canada.com
apparently stomped to death in his own backyard. A downstairs neighbor
heard two or more men walk through the back gate just before midnight,
she also heard Ralph "scream -- a really loud meow" but
didn't think anything of it until the cat turned up dead.
crush fetish video victims. Video showed small animals being injured
with high heels and what prosecutor Peter Cooper said was one scene
"of an overtly sexual nature" involving a mouse taped to
a wooden board. The worst footage showed the killing of a kitten with
its hind leg glued to a wooden board.
jailed for animal torture film (05.28.02) BBC News
Convicted (plead guilty):
Craig Chapman, 27
2 yrs prison for conspiracy to publish the video and 4 months/each
of 2 cruelty charges, run concurrently
Sarah Cooke, 22 and
Tharaza Smallwood, 22
4 months for conspiracy to publish obscene material and for cruelly
terrifying animals, run concurrently; all 4 are banned from keeping
animals for life.
an 11-month old, female
Courtesy of ClicktoHouston.com
thrown down a flight of stairs by "owner" to "discipline"
her for soiling a carpet. Authorities say Precious is the victim of
repeated abuse. She will undergo surgery for her broken leg which
long as dog racing exists, greyhounds
will suffer. There are many organizations that rescue and place
retired greyhound racers that might otherwise be put out or put
down. Until there are none, adopt one.
beat two mixed-breed puppies to death with a pipe and dumped the pups
in a neighbor's back yard. One of the puppies
suffered extreme skull fractures, and both dogs had broken limbs after
being hit repeatedly with a piece of pipe.
Investigators found about 18 dogs who said 3
so badly injured authorities had to put them to sleep. Two others
died. Investigators said 12 dogs are still alive. Their fate will
be decided by authorities this week.
dogs seized from the home had battle scars, one had a
broken leg that apparently healed on its own, and another was missing
his tongue. Two puppies from a litter of 10 were found dead. Police
found a blood-stained performance area, steroids, vitamins, proteins
and exercise equipment allegedly used to train pit bull terriers.
Deemed by police as too dangerous and not adoptable, the dogs have
a report of a dog fight brought police to a SF home where they found
6 dogs, 1 of them dead. Four out of the six (5 remaining) dogs were
so badly injured they were had to be euthanized by animal control
Released to "owner";
neighbors heard barking, scratching and whimper-ing coming from a
small garage. Several of the residents forced the door open and discovered
15 pit bulls, 2 of which were dead being eaten by their mother. Officials
later released the dogs to the accused saying they were "well-cared
*Suspects were in a 1990s model
Toyota Celica with a license plate in the front passenger window.
If you have any information on the case, you are asked to call (916)
383-7387, extension 9127.
Deceased; Two men are intentionally
unleashed a pit bull on an unsuspecting cat, who was horribly mauled
by the dog. One man then put the cat in front of their car'stire.
The other man rolls the car over the animal before they toss the cat
into a field.
Deceased; tens of thousands
of grey-hounds are being bred and killed annually in rural areas.
The charity discovered dead dogs with nooses around their necks dumped
in shallow graves or lying under trees where they had been hanged.
Greyhounds unwanted after the hare coursing season 05.also be stoned,
tied up and left to starve, staked in a pond to drown or thrown into
wells and set on fire.
Recovering; stabbed with
a pitchfork and left for dead, allegedly by an irate car buff. Police
said the accused told them he stabbed Miss Peanut because she left
paw prints on a car he was restoring in a garage.
Deceased; kitten was thrown
against a chest of drawers. The young did press-ups on her using a
length of broom handle laid against her throat. The force of the press-ups
ruptured her abdomen. She was stab-bed 10 times then put in a dustbin
liner and thrown into the bushes.
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.
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 sit.
Recovering; student poured
sulphuric acid and caustic soda on bears while pretending to feed
them. Zoo sources say they were attacked 01.19 also. The student carried
out a 2nd experiment and was caught on 02.23. Bears are having difficulty
seeing, eating and walking since the attack.
Deceased; a bullet hole
near the dog's chest, the animal had been shot, apparently with a
pellet gun. Vet's X-rays showed the dog had been shot at least 3 other
times with lead pellets fired from air-powered rifles or pistols.
Deceased; two dead dogs
in the back yard of a residence. Police say that both dogs appeared
to be very malnourished. Night time temperatures were reported to
be in the upper teens and lower 20s. Officers were unable to find
food, water, or shelter of any sort.
4 Deceased/4 rescued; 4
puppies were found dead outside a home in Halls. Officials say two
living puppies and two adult dogs were found inside a cage littered
with feces, fur, and the other four dead puppies. The animals found
alive were taken to the county animal shelter; they are underweight
but are expected to live.
to death Hunter (neighbor) said he shot Oreo because the dog was
chasing away deer that he was hunting. The
same neighbor shot a golden retriever for the same reason a year
ago; the judge dropped the charges, saying he didn't have malicious
shot by an off-duty police officer. The dog, who underwent life-saving
surgery, had two gun wounds from a .38 caliber pistol in his stomach
and five in his small intestine. Sheriff is investigating whether
the deputy did anything illegal and whether he used his service weapon.
one bull was killed and another was maimed at an Odessa cattle ranch
after being attacked with by bows-and-arrows. The convicted 19-yr-old
is also accused of killing llamas, a goat
and possibly a guinea pig.
the cat was skinned alive dumped at a busy intersection last month
on Indianapolis Southside. She was spotted
crawling through traffic on U.S. 31, rescued by motorists but was
later euthanized by a vet to relieve pain and suffering.
(approximately 3 to 6 months old)
Courtesy of Chronicle/Paul Chinn
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.
shot at close range. Big Ears walked up to the accused and sniffed
him as he walked down the street. He then pulled out a .40-caliber
handgun and shooting the dog in the forehead; the dog died immediately.
kitten was put in a freezer for 40 minutes, then a washing machine.
The "owner" then tried to set the kitten on fire using an
aerosol and threw steak knives at him/her before finally killing the
kitten with a brick.
put down after his lower jaw was completely brown off by a firecracker
(M-80). Man charged with 11 counts of recklessly possessing explosives
and one count animal cruelty. Plead "no contest" and got
4 yr sentence (concurrent terms of four years for possession and two
years for cruelty)
Most of the animals have been poisoned by antifreeze, and most of
the occurrences have been in the North Valley and South Valley. Dogs
and, to a lesser extent, cats have been the primary targets. One Great
Dane was killed by being tied to a refrigerator and set on fire.
at least three of the ten dogs removed were suffering from serious
cuts and other injuries. When police arrived, they found several dogs
tied to heavy chains and attacking another dog. The dog that was being
attacked appeared lifeless, but survived.
dropped 30 ft to her death. The accused said the puppy was whining
and yapping on the balcony. Speaking outside court, an RSPCA official
said the accused teased her 4-yr-old daughter saying: "Shall
we keep Molly? Shall we not?" before dropping the puppy 30 ft
to her death in full view of youngsters playing outside the flat.
defendents threw a stray cat from a speeding car. Later returning
to the field, they found the injured cat and decided to put "it
out of its misery." One tied the cat to
the cement block and threw it the lake, which wasn't deep enough to
drown the cat. He then beat the cat with a club and a crow bar until
another defendent threw the cement block into the deeper water where
the animal drown.
Peppy had been confined in a room, repeatedly kicked and thrown against
a wall. He was then burned on a gas barbecue, possibly while still
alive. Investigators were not able to recover the dog's body.
(Small to medium dogs were singled out; the animals selected were
among the most sociable and loving)
15 dogs taken from an SPA shelter were were tied to trees, covered
with blankets, and had their front paws amputated by machetes. While
9 of 15 survived til morning, due to the severity of their injuries,
the dogs had to be euthanized.
Recovering; cat's eye was pulled out with a cork-screw
before being thrown in a bin--left seriously injured but alive.
Other Norway cases recently include a cat skinned alive, a puppy
put in a plastic bag to be used as a football, a dog locked in a
cellar for four years and a cat nailed to a tree.
blasted at close range by a gunman, leaving 40 pellets in his body.
"He had been shot at so close the person could have seen he
was not a fox...there is no way they could have mistaken him for
anything other than a family pet," said the treating veterinarian.
a 17-year-old German Shepherd search-and-rescue dog and Lucy,
a Labador service dog
illegal attempt to kill predators resulted in the poisoning deaths
of a search-and-rescue dog and a service dog. Both dogs died within
20 minutes of biting/eating the poisoned deer meaning the poison
dosage was high.
Deceased; bludgeoned and set on fire. Defendent
bashed the cat on the head with a 16", 4-lb metal flashlight
because the animal tried to scratch him. He then tossed the cat
in his delivery truck; after his next delivery, he doused the cat
with charcoal lighter starter, lit the animal on fire and tossed
it from the truck onto the street.
a 50-pound goat stolen sometime around the first of the year,
3 Pet Llamas killed in 02.2001 and possibly a guinea pig
necropsy performed showed the goat was stabbed and beaten to death
with a blunt object, its head cracked into 29 pieces. The motive
for the beating "Pure pleasure," admitted the accused.
suspect Brandon Eldred pleaded guilty Monday to attacking three
pet llamas in East Lake: an adult that died after being beaten and
sodomized [with a blunt object], an infant that lost an eye and
an adult hacked in the face with a titanium meat cleaver.
pig farm worker allegedly maiming and mutilating some of the pigs
with a hammer and various other objects. Many pigs also died from
poor care at pig farm including pneumonia and ulcers.
neighbors saw the dog's "owner" cover the dog's head with
a plastic bag and jump up and down on her. Syndey suffered two fractures
to her jawbone. These were not the only problem, she was covered
with fleas and had a stomach full of parasites (a bottle cap also
found in her stomach had to be removed)
Courtesy of the NY Post
Contact info added 10.17.01
enraged man bashed the helpless animal against the pavement on a
slammed him into the street and then kept slamming him into the
curb over and over," she said. Then allegedly tossed the dying
animal back to her.
man who threw meat laced with rat poison into neighbouring gardens
after becoming annoyed over barking dogs. Two residents noticed meat,
containing white tablets, being thrown into their gardens; none of
the dogs ate the meat.
thrown a into a bonfire in Glassport. Officer Pici discovered the
burned kitten on Sept. 17 suffering
from dehyd-ration and barely able to walk because his paws were
so badly burned. The animal's entire body was singed, ears were
blistered, and eyes, mouth and body were burned. The kitten was
released from the hospital Sept. 21 "doing well."
a pickup veered off the road and plowed into the dog, then took off.
Some of his injuries -- his tail had to be amputated, his pelvis was
broken in four places, his lip damaged, and his knee needs surgery.
deceased/one survived; the animals were sprayed with paint. Rescuer
worked to save the kittens, washing the paint away, while her neighbors
looked on and laughed. This wasn't the first time the homeless kittens
had been spray-painted.
3 barely alive puppies were found in the dumpster about one block
from the Humane Society; a tip phoned in to 88-CRIME led detectives
to a house, where three other dogs, including the puppies' mother,
Roxie, were found living in abusive conditions (another dog found
dead in the neighborhood was connected to the man)
shepherd-mix puppy and
Several siblings (deceased)
of the Elk Valley Times
rescued/several deceased; A young man who had been working at the
fairgrounds discovered a grisly site came upon the bodies of several
young puppies that had been beaten to death; hiding behind a tractor
tire was a lone survivor less than 2 months old whose tiny body had
evidence of scars from past abuse
the bear was not immediately killed, but was found wounded Wednesday
afternoon. DOW officers shot and killed the bear because its injuries
were so severe. Bear season doesn't start until 9/02/01 in Durango.
pit bull with open wounds died Wednesday after being hung by its leash
on a fence and beaten in the head repeatedly. Officer's report stated
that the pit bull suffered bites from an apparent dogfight on its
neck and a deep wound above its right temple area, resembling an ice-pick
the passenger side of the van, a headless black chicken wedged between
the side-view mirror and the window; the chicken's head was placed
on the van's antenna. Vandalism to the facility and the murder of
this bird have shelter workers upset and scared.
Police investigating -- dog was mutilated and hanged from a fence
by its collar, a cat was found in a driveway, dead from a broken neck,
a 2nd kitten was found crushed under a brick, and another kitten had
its tail slashed off (what was left of the tail was split). A Park
View resident said 3 of her cats have been killed or harmed, 2 are
control officer said that the dog died of starvation, but before
he died, he walked around in his own feces and urine. According
to the charges, they "did willfully and maliciously torture
and kill a 3-year-old black male lab mix by short-chaining it in
the basement and depriving it of necessary food, water, sanitary
living conditions and veterinary care until it died."
Police say the man hit the dog with his shoe, picked her up by her
ears, lifted her by her front legs and twisted her legs behind her
head until they touched...picked her up by the chain around her neck
so she was dangling in the air. A neighbor caught the incidents on
videotape as evidence of abuse.
One squirrel died immediately, the other, maimed with an eye injury,
died while being taken to animal control to be euthanized. 16-yr-old
was charged with felony cruelty for shooting them with a BB gun.
treated; suffering from the apparent effects of ingesting rat poison;
police are treating the incident as an intentional poisoning. He's
alive and not permanently hurt. He lost a lot of weight, but he's
woman says her son and his girlfriend agreed to care of her dog while
she was moving--the dog was with the couple for a few months when
the woman got a phone call saying Anna was dead. She learned her son's
girlfriend paid to have Anna picked up and euthanized. Girlfriend
claims the dog was unwanted, barked constantly, and posed a threat
to their infant sons.
stray cat Sadly,
there will be
no justice for Queso.
Brehm (pictured) acquitted.
Charges against co-defendent
Clint Bowers dropped were by DA.
Photo courtesy of Waco Tribune.
skinned and decapitated.
Brehm testified that Bowers shot the cat on the
patio of Taco Cabana about 4 a.m. He said he grabbed the cat, which
he said was dead, drove a few blocks and he and Bowers both hit
it with a 9-iron to make doubly sure it was dead. After that, Brehm
told the jury, he skinned the head and then cut the head off with
a knife so he could bleach the skull and keep it like some of his
cousins have done to the heads of coyotes, bobcats and deer.
The jury of three men and three women was instructed
that to convict Brehm, the state had to prove that he either tortured
the cat or killed an animal that belonged to someone without that
person's consent. The definition of animal
as defined in the penal code and given to the jury is a "domesticated
living creature and wild living creature previously captured. Animal
does not include an uncaptured wild creature or a wild creature
whose capture was accomplished by conduct at issue under this section."
"owner" slit his dog's throat, broke its neck and repeatedly
stabbed it in the head with a box knife. "Before taking his daughter
to the hospital, Mr. Zeits drove what he thought was Max's corpse
to a nearby construction site and slipped it into an open drain pipe.
When he came back later to bury the remains, the dog was gone.
Police Officer killed the cat with a shovel after a nearby resident
reported she was hissing and foaming at the mouth, Sassy's veterinarian
indicated Sassy's behavior may have been caused by heat exhaustion.
the dog had been systematically deprived of adequate nourishment for
14 days, had a serious eye infection and was trussed up with dog leads,
wrapped in a bin-bag, and dumped in a four-foot culvert
UPDATE: Louise Swannick was convicted and banned from keeping animals
for 10 years and ordered to carry out 120 hours unpaid community work
victim of dog-fighting training. Tom had been tethered with a steel
cable and used as bait in training dogs to be vicious; with the cable
wrapped around him, he was put in a plastic bag and placed in the
street to be run over before being rescued by a vet tech passing by.
tar-covered kitten found wandering --much of her fur had been cut
off the kitten; officials said that it appeared that the tar had been
on for about a week.
Happy Ending (Aug 2001): The Meredith family adopted Angel.
Since then, cat lovers have sent fan mail commending the Merediths...they
say someone else deserves the thank you. We really have to thank
them at the animal shelter because they did a wonderful job on this
kitten, Mary Meredith said.
"The stitches and bandages are gone, along with the gaping wounds
and most of the scarring from what doctors called a brutal attack
with acid. The dog's tail was also severely cut after someone tied
an elastic band around it."
deceased/woman bruised; A Davenport man faces trial on charges alleging
that he snapped the neck of his girlfriends kitten and beat
the woman after an argument over beer; he was charged with one count
of animal cruelty and one count of simple domestic assault, both misdemeanors
under Iowa law
teenage girl allegedly beat one of her dogs to death with a baseball
bat in front of a dozen children on Easter Sunday morning. Neighbors
said the family's dogs are kept on short chains without food or water.
(Rancher, see 'Neglect' section)
two puppies were killed with a 12 gauge shotgun. Police say it is
legal to shoot a gun on your property in Orwell if it's safe. It's
not likely the councilman will be charged with any wrongdoing.
shoots two puppies with a 12 gauge shotgun (July 3, 2001) WKYC-TV Orwell,
a Quaker Parrot
killed by college student in dorm 0microwave oven
Blu was forced to fight another dog, then left chained to a stake
on the 50-yard line of Centennial's field. A school staffer found
the dog Sept. 28, bleeding and soaked by lawn sprinklers, with a Mojave
T-shirt tangled in his chain.
Somebody brought a chicken to the studio and Meade allegedly told
an intern to throw it out a second-story window. When the chicken
survived the fall, Meade had the intern throw it from the third floor,
about 30 feet up, and broadcast the results. The bird suffered leg
and foot injuries.
I am posting only stories which are confirmed, preferrably by a news
source and/or online news sources. Or, rescue websites which include
details and photos of the animals harmed. I emphasize this point only
to eliminate question that stories appearing here are anecdotal in nature.
This is a not-for-profit website; any photo images or graphics used
are for the express purpose of sharing an important message about animal
rights. All images are copyrighted to their respective owners (including
those created by this website's author); no infringement is INTENDED.
At the written request of the copyright holders, images will be promptly
These particular photos appear here to act as visual confirmation of
the articles. As the expression goes, "seeing is believing" and some
of these acts are so heinous, I doubt anyone would believe a human could
perpetrate them if there wasn't proof.
accordance with U.S. Law (and relevant specifically to U.S. citizens
herein mentioned), all crimes are "alleged" until the matter
is decided by an officer of the court. Therefore, unless otherwise indicated
(such as following a conviction), the accused in these cases are innocent
until proven guilty.
Also, while I will try to check periodically to be sure the article
links are still active and available, I may not be able to trace the
article once a news source has moved it. If you find a broken link,
please politely let me know by emailing
me. Thank you!