SALEM, OR – Rudi Espinoza, 24, has been arrested for working out any issues he had with his mother’s cat by lopping off its head.
According to reports Espinoza knocked on his neighbor’s door at midnight, dressed only in boxers, covered in scratches and blood. The neighbor called 911. When the police arrived Espinoza answered the door still covered in blood in his boxers acting strangely as if he were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Officers would note that Espinoza was covered in claw and bite marks. Upon further investigation the headless body of his mother’s cat would be found inside his residence. It was noted the cat’s tail was also broken. A kitchen knife found at the scene is believed to be the weapon he used to kill the cat.
When questioned, Espinoza told deputies that he had killed the cat, “…because it was evil and nosy.” It has been alleged that his motivation for killing the cat was to cause his mother pain, which I’m positive he succeeding in doing.…
According to reports, Redmon and the owner of the dog used to date and have a child together. Although they broke up six months ago, the couple still live together in the same home.
On Thursday, the two got into an argument before the ex left for work, leaving his 3-month-old pit bull at the house. While at work the man noticed he had missed three calls from Redmon.
When he called back, she answered and said “Go get yo’ puppy out the oven, (expletive),” before hanging up.
Urbana police investigator Dave Smysor said the man went home to find his oven set at 300 degrees with a chair pushed up against the door. Inside the oven the man found that his puppy had been cooked to death.
Redmon was located, arrested and charged with two felonies; animal torture and aggravated cruelty to animals.…
JEFFERSON, WV- Malaki, a 2-year-old a pit bull/dachshund mix, was found bleeding profusely and trying to crawl back into the house after having both his legs chopped off by an unknown instrument.
Jessica Bennett walked out of her house to get her mail at around 6pm Tuesday evening. When she got to her yard she noticed a trail of blood leading back to her house. The blood would lead her to discover her dog had crawled under the house and was covered in blood.
“Ten minutes later, he makes his way up on my porch to tell mommy that he’s hurt,” Bennett said. This is when the source of the bleeding became apparent, Malakai was missing both of his paws.
Bennett started screaming hysterically for her fiancé to come help her. They wrapped the mutilated dog in a blanket and rushed him to a vet. His injuries, compounded with the amount of blood he lost, were too severe that they had to put him down.
The Humane Society of the United States and Katie Lee from the Food Network are both offering a $5,000 award each for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person and/or persons responsible for butchering Malakai.…
SAINT LOUIS, MO – Adrienne Martin, the 37-year-old accused of setting a dog on fire after it allegedly bit her son, has had all charges dropped against her.
In July 2013, Martin was charged with two felony counts of animal abuse after she allegedly set a relative’s 3-year-old terrier mix on fire. The burns to the dog, named Brownie, were so severe that it had to be euthanized.
A witness told police he saw flames come from where the dog was chained to the back fence of the owner’s home and saw a man with a gas tank and Martin, the sister-in-law of the dog’s owner, with a lighter. The witness even picked Martin out of a photo lineup.
A quick check of Martin’s Facebook page was also very telling. One post the day before Brownie was set on fire read “I’m on killa mode…#killdogs.com…today.” On the day Brownie was burned, a post was tagged with “#alldogsdontgotoheaven.com.” After the incident made the news, Martin posted: “MF’s is killin me about this stupid dog…keep it real…you didn’t take care nor like or love the MF…on the TV str8 lies.”
After she was picked up and interviewed by police, Martin admitted to setting the dog on fire because Brownie had bitten her son the day before.…
SILVER SPRING SHORES, FL – Tayvon Alexander and his girlfriend have been arrested after a 3-year-old boy was found with possible rib and facial fractures, as well as severe bruising to his face and torso.
With his arrest on Sunday in Marion County for charges of aggravated child abuse after his alleged treatment of a three-year-old child, I’m thinking 23-year-old Tayon L. Alexander has used up his 15 minutes of fame. (And God help us all: Florida? AGAIN?)
Based on Alexander’s many Facebook selfies and the subsequently unsubstantiated report that “Well loox like i got the part az a model forreal. they payin 4 the flight up 2 new york and i can make a retainer of $10,000 a month. loox like im gonna b livin it the fukk up now!!!!!!”(Translation: “Well, it looks like I got the part as a model. They’re paying for the flight up to New York, and I can make a retainer of $10,000 a month. Looks like I’m going to be living a nice lifestyle!”), I’m guessing Alexander believes his supposed 5’6″ 138-pound physique alone (c’mon, we have to rule out his writing abilities, don’t we?) is going to shoot him into the Kardashian-ist stratosphere.…
The stray pup was found with electrical tape wrapped tightly around her muzzle, her tongue trapped between her teeth. It is believed she had wandered around like that for at least two days before appearing on the doorstep of a good Samaritan.
Her story quickly went viral, and the picture that accompanied the article was enough to make a heartless wench like myself tear up a bit. The public was asked to help identify the idiot responsible, and an arrest was made earlier this week.
William Dodson, 41, was charged Monday with ill treatment of animals and torture. Dodson is being held pending a bond hearing, and police have yet to release a motive.
“Caitlyn is in a lot of pain, her condition is critical, and her prognosis is guarded,” said Dr. Lucy Fuller, Charleston Animal Society’s senior director of veterinary care. “A large part of her tongue may need to be removed surgically if the tissue dies from the lack of blood flow.…
On Monday, Bell’s 13 year-old granddaughter opened the freezer and found her dead cat. The girl texted a relative about her gruesome discovery and police were called.
When officers arrived at the home and asked the girl what happened, Bell told officers she had warned her grandchildren that if they didn’t clean their rooms they would lose all their animals.
When they didn’t do as they were instructed, she used a hammer to kill the cat and four kittens as punishment. Afterwards, she placed the cat in the freezer and threw the kittens in the garbage.
Bell was arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty and is currently in custody at Madison County Jail on $15,000 bond. If convicted, Bell is facing 1 to 3 years in prison.
According to Captain Mike Dixon with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, it’s more likely that Bell will just receive probation for her actions.…
A family says they watched Falbo purposely drive a riding lawnmower over a mother duck and her 11 duckling, spraying feathers, bones and little beaks into the grass.
“We were horrified,” said Boyd Jentzsch. “I couldn’t believe it was happening. It was totally disgusting.”
Jentzsch, who regularly fed the ducks in his yard, confronted Falbo as he sat on his mower. He claims Falbo was a cartoon villain and ran over the ducklings again while laughing. Only two of the ducklings survived, along with the mother.
Police questioned Falbo a few hours after the incident. He denied intentionally running over the ducklings, stating the lawn’s grass was too high for him to see them.
Noting in their report that the ducks died “cruelly and viciously with extreme intent,” he was arrested and charged with nine counts of animal cruelty. He is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on $27,000 bail.…
FORT WORTH, TX — Police say they will be charging a 10-year-old boy with felony animal cruelty after he was accused of beating a neighbor’s small dog to death with a stick.
According to police, the boy chased the 15-pound Cavalier mix poodle out of the pet’s backyard, eventually cornering the dog on a porch where he used a stick to beat the small animal to death.
A neighbor told police she say the boy trying to kick two small dogs out from under a truck. When she drove back by, she saw one of the dogs slumped on the porch and the boy walking away while holding a stick.
“Did you hurt that dog?” she asked the boy. “No, it’s sleeping,” he allegedly replied.
An autopsy report would later reveal that “Cookie” had died from a fractured spine and severed spine, the result of many blows to the body. When police talked to the boy and his parents, they said that Cookie attacked their son and he was only defending himself.…
DAVENPORT, FL – Victor Solano has been arrested after Polk County deputies say he hanged his dog from a tree for making a mess in his trailer.
Solano had initially asked his neighbors to borrow a gun so he could shoot the 18-month-old pit-bull for making the mess. This, as we all know, being the standard method of disciplining animals when they misbehave.
When neighbors refused to let the Solano have a loaded firearm, he tied a rope around the dog’s neck and hanged it from a tree, killing it. Solano then tied the rope to an ATV and dragged the dog to a local pond where he dumped the body.
Investigators were able to recover the dog’s body and delivered it to Polk County Animal Control. Solano was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty and unlawful disposal of a dead domestic animal.
This isn’t Solano’s first brush with the law. He was released from prison in March 2013 and had been arrested on previous charges of burglary, larceny, carrying a concealed weapon, battery domestic violence, and violation of parole.…
HOUMA, LA – Police have accused Richey Kiffe of suffocating four of his girlfriend’s Chihuahua puppies and cutting off the head of her favorite.
Kiffe and his ex-girlfriend, 37-year-old Suzanna Guthrie, have been broken up for a couple of weeks, but the split has not gone smoothly. Guthrie has already filed a restraining order against the 52-year-old and has been temporarily living with a neighbor.
Last week, the pair got into another argument regarding the lease and the care of Guthrie’s four Chihuahua puppies. Guthrie went to a neighbor’s to avoid having another fight with Kiffe, but returned to the home after Kiffe would not return her texts.
When she went back to the home, she was greeted with a horrifying sight. Right there, on the front doorstep of the home, was the decapitated head of her favorite Chihuahua puppy.
“Boom, looking at you right there,” said a neighbor. “A little puppy head about that big, dude. The head, it was clean cut, washed, everything.”
Inside the home, under a couch, were the remaining three puppies.…
Barra da Tijuca, Brazil – A woman in Rio de Janeiro has broken up with her fiancé after cameras she installed caught him viciously abusing her two French bulldogs.
Ninna Mandin suspected something strange was happening when her bulldogs started acting withdrawn soon after her now ex-fiancé, Rafael Hermida moved in with her. To get to the bottom of what was happening she installed a camera in her home.
What she found after reviewing the tapes left her feeling betrayed and sick. Two videos that have been making rounds on Facebook show Hermida picking up one of her dogs by its neck before slamming it to the ground with all his strength.
The video cuts to another incident of Hermida holding a small bulldog by its chest in front of him. He is seen head-butting the dog’s face before dropping the dog to its back and lifting it up by one of its back legs. He dangles the dog above the ground before lifting it higher, dropping it face first to the tile.…
Anderson was charged with felony and misdemeanor animal abuse and abandonment after police and animal control officers were called to Anderson’s apartment back in November. There they would find her severely injured dog, Roadrunner, on the side of the road.
One witness told police they watched Anderson wrap a leash around Roadrunner’s neck to pull him outside. She then left the dog there after she slammed him on to concrete before choking and kicking him. Another witness said he saw Anderson throw Roadrunner off of a third-floor balcony, then take the dog around the building but didn’t see either of them again.
Anderson denied abusing Roadrunner, claiming she loves animals. She says the dog ran out before she could stop him and then was hit by a car. She says she panicked and left the dog by the side of the road instead of getting him medical help.…
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL – Manuel Gonzalez got himself into a bit of trouble after his wife caught the 61-year-old sexually abusing the family’s pet Chihuahua.
The incident happened back in November at the home Gonzalez shared with his wife three children. Reportedly, Gonzalez went out into the backyard and decided to molest the family dog.
Unfortunately for Gonzalez, and fortunately for the Chihuahua, his wife happened to check out their security camera and witnessed her husband sexually abusing the animal then ran out to confront him.
According to the police report, the dog “was constantly in an uncomfortably submissive posture, with his head and ears down while Gonzalez abused him and touched himself.” The dog tried to escape multiple times during the encounter and “did not like what was happening.”
Gonzalez was arrested and would later plead guilty to charges of animal cruelty and sexual activity with an animal. He received 100 days in jail along with 12 months’ probation.…
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Wildlife officials say some teens at an upscale Fort Lauderdale condominium complex used an electronic cigarette to kill a pelican.
The attack, which happened last month and captured on security camera, shows one of the teens holding the pelican down and blowing fumes from an electronic cigarette into its beak and eyes.
The teen then holds the pelican’s beak closed so it couldn’t breathe. He does this repeatedly throughout the night until the pelican died, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Liz Barraco.
After reviewing the security footage, a security guard was able to identify one of the teens as a residence at the condominiums. They met with the teen and were able to identify the teen who killed the pelican as a 16 or 17-year-old non-resident.
Wildlife officers met with the teen and his father, then charged him with a violation of the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. It’s only a second-degree misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of a $500 fine and 60 days in jail.…
Dunnedin, Fl – Daniel Adams and his girlfriend were arrested after police say the couple took their child to kill a dog owned by Adams’ parents, then tried covering up the killing by staging a robbery.
Adams, 34, drove to his parent’s home with the intentions of handling his parent’s dog, Daisy, a 4-year-old Labrador they felt was a danger to others. Along for the ride were his girlfriend Lauren Curran, 28, and their son.
According to the couple, Daisy had been demonstrating aggressive behavior, including snapping at another family dog, that left the couple and their son fearful of the dog. To fix that issue, they decided to kill it.
Investigators say Curran “killed the dog with an intravenous needle filled with an unknown medication.” When the deed was done, the couple tried to cover their tracks by making it appear like the death was the result of a burglary inside the home by stealing an iPad.
Their fool-proof plan to kill the dog and cover it up by stealing an Apple product – that can be tracked once turned on – was thwarted after what can no doubt be a very short investigation.…
GRAND ISLAND, NE – Cynthia Anderson is facing animal cruelty charges because the 56-year-old allegedly drowned a 3-week-old puppy in an airport bathroom after being told she could not take it on the plane.
Police say that on Thursday, Anderson tried to board a flight out of the Central Nebraska Regional Airport with two dogs in crates and three young puppies. Because U.S. flight regulations do not allow dogs younger than eight weeks old to fly, airport workers would not allow Anderson to get on the plane.
Anderson really wanted to get one of those puppies to Florida, so her parents came and picked up two of the puppies while she hid the remaining puppy in her carry-on bag. When she tried to get on the plane again, airport security busted her trying to smuggle the puppy and told her she could not board her flight.
That’s when police say Anderson took the Doberman puppy into one of the airport bathrooms and drowned the dog in a toilet. After another woman discovered the dead dog, Anderson was arrested and charged with one felony count of animal cruelty and was placed in the Hall County Jail.…
KALAMAZOO, MI – Back in November, 53-year-old Timothy Tucker was accused of punching his girlfriend in the face, then took the couple’s puppy and repeatedly struck her with the animal until it died.
According to court documents, the assault left the woman with a “severely swollen eye” and covered in the puppy’s fecal matter.
In December, Tucker pleaded guilty to one count of third-offense domestic violence as a second-time habitual offender. He also reached a plea deal that dismissed one count of killing/torturing animals, ensuring Tucker was able to avoid being convicted as a fourth-time habitual offender.
When Tucker was in court on Tuesday for sentencing, Kalamazoo County Assistant Prosecutor Mike Reisterer argued Tucker be sent to prison, citing Tucker having prior convictions for third-offense domestic violence in 2005, fleeing police in 2006 and writing counterfeit checks in 2008.
“This is one of the few cases that turns my stomach,” Reisterer said in court. “To take a two-week-old puppy and bludgeon his significant other to the point that she requires hospitalization and the puppy is dead is incomprehensible.”
Even though Circuit Judge Alexander C.…