Sacremento, CA – This is actually from a few months back. Oddly, it is only now making the rounds in Australian news – where I picked it up. I wrote it up before realizing the time warp. Oh well. Australia’s disconnectedness is your gain…
A wheelchair-bound California man will serve 10 years in jail after sexually assaulting an 8-month-old Chihuahua.
According to court documents, 55-year-old Robert Edwards De Shields – who is described as a wheelchair-bound methamphetamine addict – had been offered a temporary place to live in a South Sacramento home. Prosecutors said when the homeowners came home one day in March, they reportedly found De Shields holding the ‘scared’ Chihuahua named Shadow. When the dog was missing the following day, Shadow was reportedly found in the garage with De Shields in ‘pain and shock.’
A veterinarian would later find severe injuries to the dog’s rectum and internal organs, and evidence of asphyxiation. Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies made the arrest.
A jury convicted De Shields after a trial that contained graphic testimony about his abuse of Shadow including strangulation and penetration with a foreign object. …
WOOD COUNTY, TX – Some asshole in Texas is facing criminal charges after throwing two dogs into a fire pit.
According to the police, four people were sitting around a fire pit getting drunk when 28-year-old Larry Lowery grabbed a dog and tossed it into the flames. A 5-year-old girl witnessed this and told her grandmother, Faye Norris, who confronted Lowery.
She says Lowery acted as if the entire thing was a joke, but apologized for his actions. Not long after, he tossed a second dog into the pit and then bragged about it.
According to one of Lowery’s neighbors, one of the two dogs was able to escape the fire pit and was last seen running away while on fire.
Lowery told police he grabbed a stray dog that had bitten him two weeks earlier and accidentally tossed it into the fire pit after he stumbled. He has been charged with felony cruelty to animals and since released on a $5,000 bond.
“It takes a mentally disturbed individual, my opinion, to do something that cruel,” said Norris.…
ANDERSON, Ind. — A homeless man who allegedly set fire to his aunt’s house was arrested after being found “playing baseball” with the heads of decapitated cats.
According to reports, 32-year-old Danny Davis has a host of mental issues and hasn’t been taking his medications. He has been living with his aunt for a few weeks, but she had recently asked him to leave.
In response, Davis killed the family cat with a shovel before decapitating it with a knife. He then used gasoline to set fire to the back porch of his aunt’s house. Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control and no one was injured — aside from the cat.
Police located Davis among the crowd of people standing outside to watch the show, but he took off running. This WISHTV article simply says he was Tased and taken into custody. But others, like the one I linked to earlier, say that before he was taken into custody he was located a short distance away with a baseball bat, using the heads of cats as baseballs.…
Fridley, Minn - A woman in Minnesota has been arrested and charged with three counts of animal cruelty after allegedly throwing three pit bull puppies at her 25-year-old boyfriend.
David Remme and 20-year-old Gabrielle Allen had been arguing inside an SUV outside an apartment complex last Friday morning when Remme allegedly struck Allen in the face, breaking her nose.
That’s when Allen reportedly picked up three week-old pit bull puppies that had been in the front seat and threw them at Remme. No reports on if she hit her mark, but the puppies landed in the parking lot.
As Allen left the Anoka County Jail with a black eye, she denied any wrong doing.
“I didn’t throw any puppies.” She claimed. “I was wrongfully incarcerated. I have a broken nose. I have some bruises and scars all over my back. That’s all I’m going to say.”
Police say that although the puppies landed on concrete, they appear to be fine. They were taken to a breeder for evaluation and neither of them were believed to have sustained any injuries.…
Vero Beach, FL — A mother and daughter were sentenced to 60 days in jail after they trained their dogs to kill a 40-pound farm-raised pig in their back yard.
Back in March of last year, 21-year-old Ashley Ramirez posted a five minute video of dogs attacking a pig that appeared to have it’s mouth taped shut. In the video her mother, 56-year-old Janice Ramirez, can be seen telling the dogs to “Get him! Bite him!” as the pig squealed.
Investigators say the women told them they were training their dogs to pig hunt and that they cooked and ate the pig after the dogs killed it.
“It doesn’t even remotely begin to meet any type of criteria for sportsman-like behavior. This is not a practice that’s condoned. It’s not acceptable training methods for animals used in this type of sport, which would be hog hunting,” said Ilka Daniel of the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County.
Aside from their stint in jail, Janice and Ashley will also serve 30 months of probation and are expected to pay $1, 000 to the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County.…
Daniel Happ was arrested early Wednesday morning after police responded to the woman’s home on a disturbance call. When police arrived on scene, they found a 23-year-old woman unconscious and suffering from numerous blows to the head. Also in the home, the woman’s 8-year-old daughter, who police believe had been raped by Happ. Police say the sh*thead threatened to bludgeon the child with the same hammer he beat the snot out of her mamma with as he defiled her.
In addition to the two human victims, police also found a dog in the home to be suffering from several stab wounds.
The woman was transported to the hospital for treatment, but because of her condition, she was unable to assist police with their investigation. The child was interviewed by professionals at the Kane County Child Advocacy Center and taken someplace safe, and the dog is in the care of a local veterinarian.…
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – A woman in Ohio has been charged with hiring a hit man to kill a random person wearing fur at a public library.
Police say 27-year-old Meredith Lowell, a self-proclaimed animal rights activist, created a fake Facebook profile under the alias Anne Lowery to help her find someone willing to kill a person in cold blood to draw attention to the crimes she says are being committed by the fur industry. Using this profile, she posted the following request:
“I would like to create an online community on facebook which would allow me to find someone who is willing to kill someone who is wearing fur toward the end of October 2011 or early November 2011 or possibly in January 2012 or February 2012 at the latest.”
It didn’t take long before she got a taker; an undercover FBI agent who had been alerted to the post. The agent contacted Lowell and through emails, she was able to provide more details on the job she wanted done.…
Fishers, IN – Sarah E. Rust, 28, has been arrested by police as a result of an incident on January 24 when her boyfriend’s dog was allegedly thrown from the balcony of their apartment. The dog, Raider, died from the injuries suffered on impact.
Police first received a tip that Rust’s boyfriend had told both a neighbor and a veterinarian who had been unable to revive the dog that Rust had thrown the dog from the second story balcony during an argument. When police questioned the man later, he reportedly told them instead that the dog’s falling from the balcony had been an accident.
During the course of the investigation, the ex-girlfriend of the man – who reportedly shared ownership of Raider – visited Raider’s gravesite only to find a letter to the dead dog written by Rust. It began:
First and Foremost Forgive me, but also forgive me and your daddy for fighting. We brought your life into our quarrel. You did not deserve to be any part of our combat.
Rucker’s girlfriend told police the cat was lethargic and unresponsive when she returned home from work Sunday afternoon. Also, in what I would have to assume was an argument over the state of the cat’s health, police say Rucker cornered the girlfriend in the bathroom and yelled at her and repeatedly poked her in the face for about 10 or 15 minutes.
When questioned about the cat, Rucker reportedly laughed as he told the arresting officer he placed a pillow over the critter’s face and punched it. He was trying to kill it, he said, because the damn thing caused him to fail a test.
Rucker admitted to cornering his girlfriend in the bathroom, telling police he wasn’t going to let her out until she listened to what he had to say. He also admitted to poking the woman in the face, but said that because he wasn’t actually beating her, he didn’t think it was a crime.…
Fort Worth, TX - Here’s a dog mauling story that has more white trash in it than my ex-wife’s family. Earlier this week, an 18-month-old boy crawled through a doggy door while his parents slept and was attacked by four mixed-breed boxers.
By the time Chance Walker Jr.’s mother was woken up by the commotion and stepped between her son and the dogs, Chance had already suffered some serious trauma to his face. Police released a 911 call made by a neighbor where you can hear Chance screaming in the background.
One neighbor described seeing Chase in his grandfather’s arms with one ear almost completely off, hanging by a piece of skin. The boy was rushed to the hospital to treat the numerous bite marks to his face and hopefully save his left ear. Once it is time for Chance to go home, it won’t be to his parents. A judge has decided that unless a suitable relative is found, he will be placed in a foster home. It’s probably for the best.…
Mary Thompson, the crazy lady in question, apparently had one too many cats living in her apartment. Tenants in that particular apartment complex are allowed only one.
Thompson was apparently aware of the rule and had previously spoken with management, declaring that she would find a new home for one of the cats. When the manager learned Thompson was still in possession of two cats, she went to the woman’s apartment and told her, again, that she was not allowed more than one.
It was during that conversation that Thompson allegedly walked into the kitchen and grabbed a small hammer. She then returned to the living room, grabbed the pussy by the neck and began beating it’s tiny brains out. At that point, the manager said she ran screaming from the apartment in fear.
Thompson reportedly admitted to police that she had killed the cat and disposed of it in the dumpster before being arrested. …
Bastrop, TX — Rick Bartlett, pastor of Bastrop Christian Church, was arrested Friday and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty in connection with the abuse and death of his neighbor’s 12-year-old cat, Moody.
Bartlett reportedly told police he had been having problems with feral cats invading his garden lately and had trapped one in a cage on his property on January 15. He went on to say that he had placed the caged cat in the back of his pickup and promptly forgot about it. It wasn’t until three days later that he “remembered” the critter and headed down to the police station to hand it over.
An animal control officer at the station noticed a name tag including the phone number of the cat’s humans, Sarah and Eddy Bell, on the cat’s collar. The officer reportedly offered to take Moody back home, but police said Bartlett told them he’d take Moody back himself since the Bells were his neighbors.
Later that day, Moody’s body was found on the bank of the Colorado River, 40-50 feet below a bridge.…
The woman, apparently worried that Jackson may harm the pup, called police on Friday to voice her concern. And while she wasn’t in the apartment that day, Jackson was.
Police have reported that when they arrived at the woman’s apartment, they discovered it had been trashed and many of her belongings were destroyed. Officers found a dead Chihuahua in the washing machine, and believe Jackson had put the dog in the machine while it was still alive.
Jackson, 30, was arrested on the spot and charged with aggravated animal cruelty and criminal mischief, both Class D felonies. He’s been ordered held on $25,000.…
Phoenix, AZ — Due to popular demand, I bring you Russell Hofstad — a mentally disturbed transient accused of skinning, gutting and eating a cat, later using the critter’s tail, liver and entrails as a fashion accessory.
Hofstad was arrested Wednesday after the owner of a local warehouse/music venue discovered he had been camping inside the building. When police arrived on scene, Hofstad stood before them with a painted face, bloodshot eyes and cat parts wrapped around his neck. He also appeared to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
When questioned about the bloody pile of cat pulp lying on the floor next to a pair of clippers and a screwdriver, Hofstad reportedly told police he killed the cat because he was hungry.
He hit the critter with a stick, he said, then stabbed it and skinned it with a butter knife. The cat’s organs were placed in a cooler, presumably for later consumption, and the skeleton was set aside for future use as a party decoration.
The owner of the warehouse told police Hofstad had admitted to eating more than just one pussy.…
It apparently went a little something like this….
An unidentified man and his wife were arguing Saturday when the husband reportedly picked up the family cat and hurled it at his wife. The agile woman ducked and the cat went flying out an open window.
The victim just happened to be strolling down the sidewalk right about then, and took a direct hit to the brain space by the falling feline. She was left with a fractured skull.
The cat did not survive the landing. At this point, it is unclear whether the alleged feline flinger will face any charges.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to catch the last Greyhound Bus directly to hell ’cause I totally snortgiggled at the visual.…
Torquay, UK - Gina Robins, 31, has been sentenced to jail for cooking the kitten of a former friend after asking the friend to use her microwave in February of this year. …and use it she did.
The incident was reportedly a result of a disagreement between the two friends from a few days earlier. Robins and her now ex-boyfriend, Matt Taylor, are said to have been having a ‘loud’ confrontation outside of their apartment building. The friend and neighbor, Sarah Knutton, called police. Robins complained that the call simply “made it worse.”
Despite the disagreement, Knutton did not refuse when Robins asked to use her microwave oven to heat a jar of baby food. It was reported that Robins returned to living room in Knutton’s apartment when Knutton heard a ‘loud popping noise’ and a ‘horrendous screeching’ as her black and tan 10-week-old kitten was cooked.
According to accounts, Robins feigned shock at the time of the incident. A day later, however, Robins sent Knutton a text message that read: “Remember the saying “what goes around comes around?” It has started already to bite you in the ass.…
According to court documents, five horses and an aluminum trailer were stolen from the SAU stables on November 3. Three of the horses were worth more than $25,000 each. The other two — and the trailer — were worth somewhere between $5,000 and $25,000 each. Jaci Rae Jackson, a student rodeo team member who turned 19 yesterday, has been charged as an accomplice to the crime.
As investigators began working the case, they were reportedly told by one of Jackson’s fellow rodeo students that Jackson had asked her who owned the horses that were later stolen. Court documents described another student saying that Jackson took notes about the locations of the stalls where the stolen horses were housed.
Then, on Nov. 7, an informant reported to authorities that Jackson had asked for help moving the stolen horses. According to the affidavit, Jackson told the informant that her mother’s boyfriend had “screwed it up.”
It is hard to know what, exactly, the mother’s boyfriend ‘screwed up’ but, apparently, it wasn’t the killing of one of the horses.…
Austin, Texas – A woman jealous over her boyfriend’s dog has been charged with animal cruelty after she slammed the animal to the pavement.
Police say 24-year-old Maria Martinez was arguing with her boyfriend when she picked up his 12-year-old Shitzu-mix dog named Chase and tossed him into a nearby dumpster. She then climbed into the dumpster, lifted Chase above her head and then slammed the dog onto the cement.
When police arrived, Martinez’ boyfriend took them into his apartment and showed them Chase’s food bowl, which had been bleached white because Martinez had allegedly attempted to poison Chase by pouring bleach on the dog’s food.
Martinez admitted to police that she abused Chase because she was mad and jealous of the dog. She was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty. Chase was taken to the vet, but so far I can find no reports on how the dog is doing.…