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Man Charged After Puppies Abandoned In Suitcase With Luggage TagToledo, OH - An Ohio man is in the doghouse after being charged for abandoning six puppies zipped inside suitcase next to a dumpster. Howard Davis, 53, was identified using his name and address from the suitcase luggage tag.

A homeless man reportedly witnessed the dumping of the suitcase and the puppies’ mother.

“I saw a gentleman in a silver pick-up drop something near the dumpster.” said witness Scott Snyder. “When he took off, I see a female dog chasing him.”

Maddie, the puppies’ mother, made her way back to the dumpster and was described as ‘keeping guard of something.’ Snyder approached and reportedly found the suitcase with the 4-week-old English bulldog mix puppies inside.

The Lucas County Dog Warden responded.  Officials said it did not take much time to track Davis down. Howard Davis’ name was on the suitcase luggage tag and Maddie was registered in his name.

“Apparently the gentleman who owned them was moving away, and it appears as though they didn’t fit into the move,” said John Dinon, the Director for the Toledo Area Humane Society.

Davis was charged with two counts of animal abandonment – one for the mother and one for the litter of puppies. Animal abandonment is a second degree misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $1,500 and 180 days in jail.  He has been ordered to appear in court next week.

The Toledo Area Humane Society has reported receiving dozens of calls about the puppies – which is not surprising because they are just a suitcase full of cute as can be seen in this photo and video. The puppies will not be available for adoption for at least another four weeks.

“People need to understand that if you have an animal you can’t care for, bring them to the humane society.” Dinon said. “The animal will get good care, and you won’t be charged with a crime.”

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  • CT

    Stupid lazy shit.  If you could make the trip to the dumpster – why couldn’t you take them to a shelter.  At least there, they might have a chance.  What a selfish turd brain. 

    I got a little teary when I read that the mother found her way back and stood guard.  

  • kimbev69

    Especially its his own damn fault she had puppies asshole he is…good momma dog was basically pleading with him dont leave me here by chasing him then returned to guard the suitcase seriously that is cruel she couldnt even get at them

  • sugarpie

    I had to take a dog to the shelter once and I bawled the whole way there and home.  If I saw him running after me as I drove away, that would have sent me way over the edge.  What a dick head. 

  • Sam

    What a dickhead.
    But i can’t help but be impressed at how he managed to get all 6 puppies in the suitcase and the suitcase zipped up before half of them jumped back out again. I’m trying to imagine it in my head and i swear it’s like a slapstick movie.

  • sherrdbw

    What a fucking asshole! Hopefully the only place this jerk will be moving into is the county jail. Apparently, he is too lazy to drive to the Humane Society or Animal Services. Fortunately, he was too stupid to remove his name tag from the suitcase. Yea for dumbass criminals! I hope that all of these sweet puppies, and their mother will get a better home than the one they were thrown out of. 

  • darsa

    ASSHOLE ASSHOLE A S S H O L E!!!!  Oh my freaking God what the hell is WRONG with people, who think that this is something that’s okay to do!?!?!?!?  AAAAAAAAAARGH, this makes me SO ANGRY!!!  >:(

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    “When he took off, I see a female dog chasing him.”
    Quite possibly the saddest thing I will read all day. What an asshole. If there’s a hell I hope there is a special place reserved for people like him, because I don’t want to have to room with him. Now if you’ll excuse me I have to call the boys and tell them to hug my Sammyman.

  • Zazen

    Ok, they did call them ‘English Bulldog mixes’ on the news but those are
    American Bulldog mixes. In light of that, I know that Morbid might be
    of the opinion that Mr. Davis wasn’t so much as abandoning the dogs as
    he was performing an exorcism.

  • Coyote

    PSA: Spay and neuter your pets people, and this will not have to happen. 

    I’m definitely not condoning what this guy did, but I can understand to a point.  We live in a rural area and had an overrun of feral cats.  We caught a young litter in the hopes of trying to reduce the population, yet we could not find a shelter that would accept them.  Even the kill shelters that were 30+ miles away had a waiting list of over a month, or one 60+ miles away charged to drop them off.  It was at that time that I understood why people dump animals.

  • crazyonehere

    I am glad dumb ass made it really easy for himself to get caught  

  • Gee

    This is why I hate people. Pets always love unconditionally. People are just douche bags

  • Lind Say

    I will go home and hug my American bulldog Hank RIGHT NOW.

  • JohnQknowitall

    Guess having the dog spayed might have been cheaper too… dumbass.

  • reapre

     I think it takes a special breed of person to do this.  I don’t know anyone who could abandon their dog(s)/cat(s).

  • girlygerd

    Awwww they are soooooooooo cute, I want one….

  • Zazen

    The last argument I had with my husband was when we were really strapped for cash. My husband said we should get rid of our dog (I’m assuming this is because of his military background, Army folks shed pets with their every move).

    I told him he’d get the boot first. Bowie wasn’t the one with the pricey video game and gun buying habit. He’s never suggested that option since.

  • Shannon Bennett

    What a jerk!!!  I have to move soon with cats and there’s no way I’d move into a place that doesn’t accept pets …  Having to move was one of the things I took into consideration before I decided to get animals!

  • Lena60

    I got a little teary when I read that the mother found her way back and stood guard.Me too Ct.

  • Lena60

    Me too. Those are some sweet cuddly little puppies. This makes me heart sick.

  • newstarshipsmell

    I’m going to guess that he did it quickly while they were sleeping.

  • Lena60

    lol zazen, thats what I would tell my hubby too.

  • Lena60

    Especially innocent pups that can’t defned themselves and then locked into a suitcase where the mom can’t take care of them either.Pisses me off.

  • newstarshipsmell

    “Pets always love unconditionally.”
    Except when they maul you to death.

  • Lena60

    Years ago, I had to make a decision that I still to this day, feel bad about.My dumbass neighbors moved leaving their cat to the new people moving in.These people not only did not take care of the the pets they had, but they did not take care of their kids either.This cat was always in my yard, he was friendly.He was an outdoor cat and hunted big animals that he would kill or injure leaving me to clean -up the gory bloody mess.I had a cat myself and a puppy.This cat did not get along with my cat.I did not like having to clean up bloody carcases so my puppy would not get into it.I made several phone calls to shelters arounf Cali, and no one would take him or help me.They would only take him if he was ferral.I had to take him to the animal shelter knowing that they would probably put him pisses me off that people would abandon their animals leaving them for someone else to deal with. I had a dream a month after dropping off the kitty.He(the cat) told me in my dream, not to be upset and that he was not mad at me.(It was probably just a guilt dream). :(

  • CT

    Just fucking great.  You choose to make a hilarious comment like this the day I bring pickled beets to work and eat them for lunch.  Damn you. 

  • reapre

    You were just being bad, so they’re disciplining you.  Don’t confuse this as lack of love, “you” screwed up, and they’re just letting you know that you deserve their abuse…After all, you brought this upon yourself.  They’ll lick you and buy you flowers after your hospital visit, to let you know they still love you.

  • Gee

    I work with animals on many different levels (veterinary, Training, Pet supplies) This was my chosen career for over 13 years. I manage to never get mauled. Even when working with Aggressive dogs ( Cats are worse) at the Vet hospital.  My opinion here is animals do NOT set out to personally hurt humans. Usually the human has done some thing stupid (like put their face in a dogs face, Children do this all the time) this ends up being the dog biting because he felt antagonized. My point is most times the dog behaves badly because the owner!

  • Lena60

    My daughter is a vet tech, she tells me cats are the worse to deal with.She tells me she rather deal with an agressive dog then a cat any day.

  • OutOfBubbleGum

    Howard Davis is a genius.
    How many times have I gone to the airport and had to worry about someone stealing my luggage.  In Howard’s case when he puts it down and says ‘STAY!’  It stays.

  • Gee

     Yes with cats you need to secure 4 sets of claws and the mouth. Can be nasty little creatures when scared

  • JGo555

    What a motherfucktard! PEOPLE PAY FOR THESE TYPES OF ANIMALS!

  • princessgrandma

    Man, it has to be rough to be so evil and be so stupid at the same time.  Poor pups.  Hope they get good homes.

  • JGo555

    I miss my AB, Pringles… she had to be put down due to illness & not even the SPCA could help us with her.

  • JGo555

    I just got back from taking my Puerto Rican mutt that I brought to CANADA which left me pretty much hungry on that trip cause I didn’t have money to buy food at the airport to get a hair cut.

  • kniption

    That is – without a doubt – the biggest Chihuahua I have ever seen.  Is it possible that there is an unlicensed nuclear waste dump operating secretly in Puerto Rico?

  • sherrdbw

    I knew someone that refused to have his dog neutered because he was afraid it would interfere with the dog’s manhood or some crap. The really shitty part is that he let the dog run wild.

  • JohnQknowitall

    Here is the other shitty (my word today) fact about not fixing dogs: breast cancer for females and testicular cancer in males. Neither disease is pretty.

  • JGo555

    While she IS big eared, she isn’t a Chihuahua. We don’t know what she is… she looks like a fox actually, minus the coloring. This is her with hair in the winter.

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    I have a kitty in my community that was left when her owners moved out. I still feed the poor thing. She’s all spayed and everything. I can’t find a home for her and I’m allergic to cats. It makes me want to kick the assholes who left her.

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    She did say he was a mutt, perhaps he’s Chihuahua and Wolf Hound. Whatever he is mixed with, I hope the Chihuahua was the father.

  • kniption

    Hey you!  I know a radiation-infused Chihuahua-Dingo-Fennec Fox-Werewolf mix when I see one!!!

  • reapre
  • megaflytron

     I am going to have to go with him being a totally trained puppy suitcase stuffing ninja.

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    Stupid double post.

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    Playing too much Fallout huh? I can’t believe you went and collected all those images. 

  • kniption

    It was necessary.  Someone was wrong on the internet… ;)

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    If that’s an XKCD reference I will gladly yield to your superior knowledge cause it’s suddenly to warm to think in here.

  • kniption

    It was.  Your yielding has been noted…

  • Lena60

    Thants what I was thinking looking at the dog’s picture, that it is part dingo or a basenji

  • Wildheart

    Did they come out of your nose?  Cuz I might pay to see that.

  • Wildheart

    “because they are just a suitcase full of cute” – Indeed!

  • sherrdbw

    It is so pathetic that the momma dog is running after her asswipe owner for help and he probably hit the gas to get away from her. Then momma went back to guard her pups with no way to save them. Thank God for good samaritans. The jerk owner could have at least left the suitcase open so that they could breathe and momma could nurse them.

  • JGo555

    LOL, not one bit of hyperness. Hell, as I type this she’s laying on our bed sleeping. She is so damned laid back we sometimes forget we let her out to pee & we remember like 20 – 30 mins after to let her back in. She doesn’t bark unless someone comes INTO the house or a dog.

    Thanks though. I don’t believe anyone brought Dingo back into PR. She DOES look like a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling dog except her ears aren’t floppy.

  • HarleyJQuinne

    ….? I can’t believe that someone could be so STUPID! Not only to friggin shove puppies into a suitcase and abandon them in a dumpster but abandon them in a suitcase with your fucking name on it. Someone obviously wasn’t trying that hard! And not to mention mama had a fucking doggy tag that basically said “hey this is the douche who abandoned me if that suitcase tag isnt a big enough clue!”

  • annagg

    I am in puppy love! So cute, I could see stealing them in a suitcase, but not abandoning them in one. What a heartless bastard. 

  • taaurrus taaurrus

    I pray that one day, it will actually be a FELONY, carrying a MANDATORY jail sentence, in ALL states to commit ANY type of neglect, abuse, abandonment, fighting or any other of the like. Maybe then people will stop doing these kinds of heartless things to animals – if not for having a conscience then at least for not wanting to be a felon & sent to jail.

  • sherrdbw

    Animal abuse laws aren’t nearly as strict as they should be. There is NO reason for them not to be. I just don’t understand it.

  • iLLusionS

    The whole mamma dog chasing the car kills me…sumanabitches.

  • Abroad

    It is a thankless task, but someone has to do it.

  • malq

    Jesus I hopeIi never get buttraped by that Chihuahua! Err, any Chihuahua actually, But especially that one. It would split me open like a head of lettuce.

  • malq

    So this guy not only is cruel to puppies, he tells on himself with his nametag. I love stupid people like this.

  • malq

    I never thought of that. military people must actually have to shed pets a lot. That is sad.

  • malq

    Maybe he thought they were pit-bulls in which case this is understandable and he gets a pass.

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