ERIE, PA – Christopher Bisbee pleaded guilty Monday to beating his two cats to death with a golf club after one of the cats betrayed his trust.
Acting on a tip last June, Humane Society Animal Enforcement Officer Merle Wolfgang responded to Bisbee’s residence after someone there found the cats’ bodies in a trash can with “apparent trauma to their heads.”
Several people at the residence told Wolfgang that Bisbee, 32, was the person responsible. When interviewed, Bisbee admitted to killing the animals.
According to court records, Bisbee felt “betrayed” by the animals after one of them scratched him, so he responded by retrieving a golf club and using it to bash their brains in.
Investigators said Bisbee told them he “struck both cats numerous times with a golf club until they no longer were moving.”
Bisbee was charged with two counts of animal cruelty, but pleaded guilty to one second-degree misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals. The charge carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $5,000 fine.…Continue Reading
RENO, NV – Police have charged 24-year-old Jason Brown with multiple counts of animal cruelty after they say he adopted five dogs only to kill and dismember them in his motel room.
Brown was arrested on July 9 after a manager of a Super 8 Motel called police to report some gruesome shit going down inside Brown’s motel room.
He told them that a maid went in the room to clean it, and found bloodstains, dog limbs, drugs and drug paraphernalia inside. The manager told police the maid contacted him, and he found a decapitated brown dog in the room’s bathtub.
While the manager waited for police to arrive, Brown returned but then fled before police got there. Arriving police would check out the room and found four decapitated dog heads inside a small refrigerator.
Two of the dogs were named Fernell and McGee, two Chihuahua mixes given to Brown by someone who used Craigslist to place the dogs up for adoption because they could no longer care for them.…Continue Reading
It all started with an argument about women’s rights….
Police say that mid-argument, the victim retreated to her bedroom in an attempt to end the fighting. The alleged douchebag, 28-year-old James Wertz, continued to scream and whine, so the woman told him it was over.
A short time later, police say, the woman heard a high pitched screaming coming from the living room. She told police she walked out to find Wertz squeezing and punching her rabbit. He was hitting it so hard, she said, blood was pouring from its face. And that’s about the time I would’ve rearranged his stupid fucking Mr. Potato Head face…
She intervened, pushing Wertz away. When he tried to apologize, she said, she kicked him and reached for the phone to call 911. Wertz responded by throwing her across the room and storming out of the apartment.…Continue Reading
Nala, a 7-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei, went missing from her home on Saturday. Her owner, Sarah Gossard, had let the dog out of the house but didn’t notice the gate was open. After realizing Nala had gotten out, she spent the entire day looking for her.
Later that same day, a woman found Nala and was attempting to read the tags on the dog’s collar, which contained Sarah’s phone number, when Nala nipped at her hand. The woman was not seriously injured, but called police to report a stray dog.
When officers arrived, Nala was restrained using a dog pole around her neck. That’s when Bolger went full white knight and used a knife to slit the dog’s throat. According to witnesses, the 20 year veteran of the Baltimore police yelled, “I am going to fucking gut this thing,” before doing so.…Continue Reading
Police say Moreno and his girlfriend adopted the pit bull, Wiggles, back in ’08. When the two split in ’12, Moreno kept the dog.
Shortly after the breakup, Moreno attempted to get his woman back. When she failed to come running, police say he began using the dog as bait.
“Wiggles is dead. I hope you’re happy b—-.” Moreno is alleged to have texted to the woman.
When the woman called and asked after the pup’s health, Moreno admitted the dog was still alive and presumably fine.
On another occasion, Moreno reportedly informed the woman Wiggles was sick and he couldn’t afford to pay for whatever treatment the dog needed. When the woman responded and offered to pitch in, Moreno asked her to dinner — she declined. Denied, he reportedly refused to accept her help, telling her the dog was fine.…Continue Reading
Deputies said a witness called 911 that morning to report that he saw the horse’s owner, later identified as Francisco Cruz, dragging the small black-and-white Shetland pony behind a red pickup. The caller told dispatchers that each time the pony stumbled and fell, Cruz would exit the vehicle and beat the animal on the head with a belt and buckle. He would then return to the driver’s seat and drive on, still dragging the pony behind him.
When police caught up with the douche, Cruz claimed he was mad because the pony had found a way out of the stall and off the property.
Cruz has been charged with cruelty to livestock. Dick.
A hearing has been set for May 13 to determine if the pony should be returned to Cruz or remain in the custody of the Houston Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals.…Continue Reading
When police made contact with the neighbors, they were informed that James Guy Bull had been seen digitally penetrating the pup on more than one occasion, causing the animal to yelp and holler. On another occasion, the witnesses claimed, Bull was seen sitting on a chair on his porch, pants around his ankles, with his junk all up in the dog’s rear end. Again, the dog could be heard whining and crying. When Bull realized he had an audience, he simply put the dog down and pulled up his draws.
No word on why, if they had seen this shit on multiple occasions, they didn’t inform police prior to this.
The dog was found chained to a post on the porch without food, shelter or water. She was skittish and emaciated, police say, and had a very swollen vagina.…Continue Reading
Alec Eugene Taylor, who has served for five years with the Baltimore police department, is accused of beating, choking, and killing a 7-month-old Jack Russell Terrier belonging to his girlfriend. And because he apparently wanted to break the record for worst text ever received, he allegedly snapped a photo of the deceased dog and sent it to her.
Taylor is charged with aggravated animal cruelty, abuse and neglect of an animal. For the felony aggravated cruelty charge, he faces a maximum of three years in prison. If he’s convicted, anyone who pulls his criminal records online will see that he’s an animal abuser for the rest of his life. Taylor turned himself in to the police on Wednesday. He has also been suspended without pay by the Baltimore Police Department.
According to authorities, the incident began when the dog defecated on the carpet.…Continue Reading
Fort Myers, FL — A 30-year-old man is facing a felony charge of animal cruelty after admitting to officials that he killed his adopted pit bull with a pickaxe to the head because she was looking at him funny.
Authorities first received complaints about Galen Aune back in October of 2013. Neighbors reported seeing the man punching the pit bull puppy. Prior to that, neighbors said, Aune was seen picking the pup up by her ears and tossing her. Authorities apparently filed a report and continued to investigate.
Officers recently made contact with Aune at his home. When questioned about the alleged abuse of the dog, Aune reportedly responded that she was no longer a problem because he killed her.
“I know pit bulls, they are all about body language.” Aune told police. “She just looked at me funny and showed bad energy. I had to do something about it, for my health.”
Soooo, he axed her in the head and buried her in the backyard. Animal services took possession of the carcass.…Continue Reading
Responding officers were greeted with a crowd of rather disturbed residents outside of Marsonek’s home… residents that reportedly witnessed the coupling. Several witnesses stated they pleaded with Marsonek to stop, but he ignored them.
Officers found Marsonek, a convicted felon, inside his home and interviewed him before obtaining a search warrant for the property.
Inside the home, police found a gun, ammunition, and Marsonek’s harem — eight large pit bulls. No word on whether all of ‘em had been violated, or if Marsonek had a favorite.
He was arrested on two counts of a felon in possession of a firearm, animal cruelty and sexual activity involving animals. Animal Services investigators took custody of the dogs. He has since been released on a $17,500 bond.…Continue Reading
METAIRIE, LA – Vincent Caracci has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges after the 21-year-old was accused of squeezing a hamster to death in a Lakeside Shopping Center pet store.
According to the arrest report, a clerk at Lakeside Pets told police that Caracci came into the store on March 27 and was acting like an idiot. He “began messing with the animals” and was “handling them rather roughly.”
When the clerk told Caracci to quick acting like a psycho and leave the animals alone, he picked up a hamster with his right hand and squeezed the animal “until it made a loud squeaking noise and stop [sic] breathing.” When she asked Caracci what in the hell did he just do, “he said nothing but stared at (her) with a mean disposition.”
Caracci was already on probation after pleading guilty to possessing synthetic marijuana in May, but his probation was revoked after he was arrested for killing the hamster. He was subsequently sentenced to six months in jail last month.
On Monday Caracci pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals and was sentenced to two years’ probation and must perform 80 hours of community service.…Continue Reading
Officials claim an angered Laura Cunliffe tossed the four-month-old Mowgli in the microwave after the kitten attacked the fish, and set it to cook. She apparently misjudged the time needed to fully cook a kitty — poor Mowgli was still alive when she pulled her out.
“The kitten was in a distressed state when Miss Cunliffe took it out of the oven. She took the animals to a relative’s home,” said Brian Orsborn, prosecuter for the RSPCA. “The kitten could not get its breath and died about ninety minutes later. Miss Cunliffe made arrangements for the body of the kitten to be taken away to be buried.”
“In the 13 years I have been in the job I have never dealt with a case like this before,” said Lynsey Harris, RSPCA deputy chief inspector. “It is particularly horrendous because of the period of suffering for the kitten which would have been awful.”
Cunliffe, who’d had the kitten since it was just a few weeks old, admitted to zapping it.…Continue Reading
No word on what, exactly, it was about the freezer bags that pissed off Kwadwo Amoafo Amaniampong, but after the wife showed up with ‘em, he reportedly tossed tossed the bags onto a neighbor’s roof and kicked the woman.
After Amania… fuck that finger twisting name. After Mr. A calmed down a bit, the wife apparently approached him with the idea of a separation. Gee.. I wonder why. This did not please Mr. A, and meltdown #2 was soon in progress.
This time, police say, Mr. A’s rage was directed at his wife’s cat, which he choked and threw against a door. When the woman attempted to retrieve the pussy from underneath a couch, the man grabbed hold of a butcher knife and tried to stab the critter. The woman was eventually able to corral both of her cats and leave the house.…Continue Reading
VENANGO TOWNSHIP, PA — A 12-year-old boy in Pennsylvania is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he intentionally killed a dog by injecting the animal with air.
According to police, the boy stole some syringes from a neighbor and used them to inject air into the family dog, a Labrador mix. After being injected, the dog became ill for a week before dying. Police say the boy knew that by injecting air into the dog’s blood vessels, that the dog could die.
The investigation is continuing, but Trooper Jason Domenick says he expects theft and cruelty to animals charges to be filed against the boy in juvenile court.
“I’ve never hear of anybody doing that,” said LeRoy Stearns, executive director of the Crawford County Humane Society. “That’s a new one on me. I’m dumbfounded.”
After running this site for a decade, I’m definitely not dumbfounded. In just the last two years, we’ve reported on an 11-year-old girl who beat a puppy to death, an 11-year-old boy who drowned a dog in a hot tub, and a 12-year-old boy who hanged a dog just to watch it die.…Continue Reading
Sarasota, FL — Authorities arrested 28-year-old Shelley Bezanson after learning the woman strangled her 7-year-old adopted Pit bull with her own chain so no one else could have her.
Diamond was apparently abandoned, left chained to a pole, outside the Sarasota County Humane Society in October of 2012. Bezanson, after jumping through all the necessary hoops, adopted Diamond in January of 2013. It was about then that Bezanson made a promise to the critter — the two would be together until the end. Apparently, Diamond’s end was in November.
Acting on an anonymous tip, officers were dispatched to the home of Bezanson’s mother on November 14. Bezanson was apparently heading to mom’s place to bury Diamond. Officials soon learned that Bezanson strangled Diamond to death with her own chain.
“It was prolonged, it was painful, it was torturous, and it was a horrible, horrible death for this dog to die,” said sheriff’s office spokesperson Wendy Rose.
At the time of her confession, Bezanson reportedly told police she was in the middle of a breakdown while she was choking the life out of the dog, and she had no idea that what she was doing was wrong.…Continue Reading
VALLEY GRANDE, AL - The couple who posted pictures on Facebook of their puppy hanging from the ceiling have been charged with animal cruelty.
Last November, 26-year-old Caroline Dunnam and 23-year-old Andrew Parrish posted a picture of a two-month-old puppy hanging from the ceiling by its neck with the caption: “My poor baby.” As you might expect, people were not too happy with the picture, but Dunnam said she didn’t give a shit what people thought about hanging a puppy by the neck with a rope.
She’s may be regretting it now, especially after the picture went viral and someone tipped off police to the Facebook post. The mixed-breed puppy was removed from the home and the couple have now been charged with animal cruelty.
“They decided that they were going to hang a dog from the ceiling by its neck. The poor dog was hanging from the ceiling with some kind of rope around its neck,” said District Attorney Michael Jackson. “What their motivation was, we don’t know at this point.…Continue Reading
Santa Maria, CA — Look at that mug, people. Does that look like the face of crazy? The kind of crazy that would break into your home, steal your shit and kill your cat after a breakup? Meet 43-year-old Nellie Palacios — from what police are saying, yes, she is that kind of crazy.
According to police, on the afternoon of January 2, Palacios, accompanied by her new boyfriend, entered her ex-boyfriend’s home and started grabbing paintings from the walls and stashed ‘em in her car. She also apparently choked the man’s cat a bit before stabbing it with a kitchen knife.
The new boyfriend, who apparently believed he was at a home of one of the woman’s cousins, called police to report the woman’s erratic behavior. I’m assuming he got a little wigged out once the stabbing commenced….
When police arrived on scene, the new boyfriend informed them he had primarily been outside while Palacios was robbing the place, but did admit to seeing Palacios stab the cat and stash the body in an igloo type doghouse in the yard.…Continue Reading
Sante Fe, TX — A Sante Fe couple were taken into police custody Friday after police raided their home and found a bunch of drugs and stuff. That’s not what landed them here on the DD, though… it was the bodies of nearly two dozen tortured cats that earned them their spot.
Brian Cheek and his wife, Veronica Springer, were apparently the target of a somewhat lengthy narcotics investigation. When police finally raided Friday, a search of the couple’s home revealed roughly 9 grams of crystal meth, a scale and packaging materials. In addition to the narcotics, a stolen ATV valued at about $14,000 was recovered.
In addition to the drugs, police reportedly found about 20 dead cats, ranging from kittens to adults, on the property. Each and every one had apparently been tortured. Investigators stated that there was evidence of blunt force trauma, disemboweling, strangulation, and burning. One of the dead cats was discovered in a box in the bed of Cheek’s truck.
Remains of several of the cats were picked up by Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Animal Cruelty investigators and will be examined by necropsy.…Continue Reading
TARPON SPRINGS, FL – In my continuing efforts to report on the news that matters, police have arrested 36-year-old Karie Lindgren after they say she stalked a duck before purposely running it over with her car.
Natalie Paraskevopoulos called police after she found a duck squished in her driveway, accompanied by tire tracks across her front yard. “It was just really, really, upsetting to find it that way,” she said. “I mean, I was choked up. I was in tears by the time the police arrived.”
While on the scene, police were probably wishing a kid would get abducted nearby when another neighbor informed them they’d seen what had happened. They said they watched Lindgren first tried luring the duck with candy. When that tactic failed to work, Lindgren began stalking the duck in her car before finally running it over at a high rate of speed.
Police arrested Lindgren and charged her with felony animal cruelty. She’s currently in jail on $5,000 bond. She didn’t make her first court appearance because detention deputies said she was being uncooperative. …Continue Reading
DAVIE, FL – A man with a history of battery arrests has been arrested again after allegedly using a cat to attack his girlfriend.
Kenneth Stuart, 41, was fighting with his live-in girlfriend last week when he walked into the bedroom holding her cat over his head, then threw it in her face. The cat ended up scratching the woman on the left side of her face and her eye.
When police arrived, Stuart told them, “Just take me to fucking jail. I’m tired of this.” And take him to jail they did, charging Stuart with battery, tormenting an animal, and resisting an officer without violence.
When he faced Broward Circuit Judge John Hurley to answer to the charges, he told Hurley he’s unemployed and unable to work because of herniated discs in his back. Hurley found that interesting, especially after reading the facts about the case.
“That’s very interesting. I didn’t realize you had such a bad back,” said Hurley. “They say you broke the TV, the computer, the kitchen window, and then during it, you pushed her, knocked the TV and the computer to the ground.”
Hurley ordered Stuart to be held in jail on a $16,000 bond.…Continue Reading