FORT WORTH, TX – The 11-year-old boy who beat a neighbor’s small dog to death with a stick last May, has been sentenced to 18 months of probation.
According to police, the boy chased the 15-pound Cavalier mix, Cookie, out of its backyard and cornered it on a porch. He then used a stick to beat the animal to death.
Police would charge the boy with animal cruelty after an autopsy report revealed that the dog 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. The dog’s owner disputed that, claiming Cookie was not an aggressive dog. A neighbor would come forward stating that before Cookie was found dead, they’d witnessed the boy chasing the dog under a parked vehicle.
Despite the self-defense claim, the boy entered a guilty plea to animal cruelty charges last month. A judge then ordered a series of psychological and behavioral examinations.…
PARK CITY, KS – Michael Rush is facing animal cruelty charges after the 26-year-old used a small dog as a weapon against a police officer.
On Sunday night, police were called to a neighborhood after people who lived there called to report a suspicious man walking through backyards and kicking fences.
A responding officer encountered Rush walking a small pug-mix on a leash and “acting erratically.” When the officer tried talking to Rush and asked him to stop, Rush spit at the officer and used the dog’s leash to swing the dog at the officer multiple times.
The officer tried using a stun gun on Rush, as well as pepper spray, but Rush continued to charge the officer until other police arrived and were able to get him under control and into custody.
Rush now faces animal abuse charges as well as battery against a law enforcement officer. The dog was unharmed and is currently at the Wichita Animal Shelter. Park City police say they’ll do everything they can to make sure the dog finds a safe home and does not go back to Rush.…
PEMBROKE PINES, FL – Police would like any information regarding the person(s) who beat a dog to death, then placed its body on the owner’s doorstep with a note that read: “We beat it to death lol!”
Ronald Boisvert said he last saw his 13-year-old Pomeranian named Fox when his girlfriend took him outside last Friday. The next day, a neighbor found Fox dead on the back porch of Boisvert’s condo.
Taped to the dog’s body was a handwritten note which read: “WE BEAT IT 2 Death lol! (smiley face) HAHAHA!”
The dog was taken to Saint Francis Animal Hospital where a veterinarian found the dog had 10 broken ribs, missing teeth and a broken back. Dr. Ron Ridge said Fox was likely kicked to death.
Pembroke Pines police said this appears to be an isolated incident and do not believe that other animals in the area are in danger. They are asking anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Pembroke Pines Police Department at (954)431-2200 or call Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.…
LINCOLN COUNTY, OR – Police have arrested Tommy Larson after he was accused of killing a dog by purposely dragging it behind his truck for at least two miles.
Back in April, a witness called police to report a truck that had driven past him with a dog being dragged behind it. He said he turned around and tried to catch up with the driver, thinking they were unaware of what was happening.
It soon became clear to the man that the driver, according to the witness, was fully aware of what he was doing and had no intentions of stopping.
“I pretty much realized he was doing on purpose,” said David Kauffman. “I was trying to get in the center lane, flashing my lights to get their attention, but then I see the passenger put his arm out and he flips me off. As I tried to get around them, they tried to run me off the road.”
The driver of the truck, later identified as 21-year-old Tommy Larson, eventually left the dog in the middle of the road and drove off.…
GRAY COURT, SC – Police have arrested 25-year-old Savannah Morgan after her 2-year-old boy was found unconscious in a home filled with dozens of dead animals.
Police were called to the home after Morgan called 911 to report her child had choked. When officers arrived, they found her son unconscious and suffering serious bodily injuries. Morgan then changed her story, claiming she had dropped her son.
The boy was was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he remains in critical condition. Authorities say Morgan physically abused the boy, causing bleeding to the boy’s brain and retinal issues. Two other children inside the home, a 1-year-old and 2-year-old, were taken into DSS custody
Turns out Morgan didn’t just have issues taking care of her children. Police say her house was filthy and littered with trash and feces. Some of that shit coming from the 88 animals inside the home, including 3 dogs, 6 dead tarantulas, 4 bearded dragons – two of which were dead, 4 snakes, 10 dead pythons, two turtles, 11 dead gerbils and 48 dead rats.…
WICHITA, KS – Police say Damion Looney has been charged with attempted murder and is also the person responsible for posting a video online of himself repeatedly throwing his girlfriend’s kitten against a wall, killing it.
The 27-year-old man was initially arrested after he pepper-sprayed his 23-year-old girlfriend at a nightclub. Later, at his girlfriend’s home, he fired a couple of shots into the floor. Instead of calling police, the girlfriend contacted four male friends.
When those men showed up at the home, Looney pistol-whipped a 21-year-old man on the head and then shot a 24-year-old man through the door, striking him in the head.
Looney fled the scene on foot and was arrested Friday morning on one count of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated kidnapping, and one count of robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Here’s where things get real nasty. Looney used his girlfriend’s Snapchat account to post a video of himself repeatedly throwing the woman’s 16-week-old kitten into a wall.…
JOLIET, IL – Police in Illinois have charged 24-year-old Nicholas Garcia with aggravated cruelty to animals after he allegedly killed a neighbor’s dog by blowing its face off with a firework.
The incident happened on July 7 when Garcia and another man were lighting off fireworks in an alley. Their activity attracted the attention of a neighbor’s pit bull.
According to reports, Garcia intentionally and repeatedly threw the fireworks near the dog in an attempt to get the dog to pick one up, which it eventually did.
The dog’s owner saw this happen, but before he was able to a thing about it, the firework exploded in the poor dog’s mouth. The dog’s owner claims Garcia was fairly amused by his handiwork and fled the scene afterwards.
Here’s a picture of the aftermath and be warned, it is tough to look at. Although the dog was not immediately killed by the explosion, it did have to be euthanized.
Garcia was extremely remorseful and took to Facebook to post his heartfelt apologies to the dog’s owner.…
HUMBLE, TX – A family in Texas came home to find their 8-month-old pit bull puppy dead inside their barbecue grill.
Cecelia Resendez said they had returned home from visiting family and immediately noticed something was wrong when they didn’t hear their puppy, Gema, barking upon their arrival.
When the family went into their backyard, they saw Gema’s legs sticking out from their backyard grill. The dog did not seem to be burned, but had several scratches and wounds to its legs and head.
Police still do not know exactly how the dog was killed, but one investigator thinks it may have been hit by a car and then stuffed into the grill. Police also said they may never know what happened as their are no security cameras in the area and the neighbors said they didn’t hear or see anything.
“I got her when she was a puppy and I’ve raised her,” Resendez said “If they can do that to a dog, imagine what they could do to a kid.…
SANDY, UT — I missed this story when it first came out, but police in Utah have arrested 31-year-old Joseph Castellanos after he allegedly beat his girlfriend before stabbing her with a fork, covering her in hot sauce and trying to force her into an oven.
I happened last month when Castellanos arrived home and was very, very upset with his live-in girlfriend because she had been slow to respond to his Facebook messages he’d sent from work.
So, over the next 2 hours, police say Castellanos “punched the woman several times in the face and body, kicked her in the ribs, threatened to kill her, stabbed the top of her head using a kitchen knife causing a quarter-inch wound, held a second knife to her throat, stabbed her head and body at least five times with a fork, urinated on her, struck her with a belt and buckle, poured hot sauce and ranch dressing on her and tried to put her in an oven.” Aristocrats!
He eventually gave up trying to stuff her in the oven, which was on btw, and said he had another plan.…
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.…