According to police and animal control officers, the pup, Diamond, was found wandering near Matthew Weatherspoon’s apartment early Monday morning suffering from numerous stab wounds. The critter was transported to a veterinary hospital, where he underwent three hours of surgery. He is expected to survive.
When questioned about the bloodied animal, Weatherspoon told police he became angry after Diamond bit him, so he grabbed a knife and stabbed the pup five times, slashing his adorable puppy face. Weatherspoon then got pissed because the dog was bleeding all over his apartment, so he tossed him outside. Police say Weatherspoon had no visible bite marks. Shame…
Weatherspoon was arrested Monday afternoon and is now being held and investigated for aggravated animal cruelty, a felony.
Denver Animal Shelter officials said they would announce when Diamond has recovered enough to be available for adoption. And if one of our fans out in Denver would be kind enough to ship that little guy to me, I’d be most appreciative.…Continue Reading
DeFuniak Springs, FL — The Walton County Sheriff’s Department reports that Eugene Hickman, 54, is facing an animal cruelty charge after his grandson saw him attempting to have sex with the family dog.
Hickman’s family contacted law enforcement after the grandson told his father that he had seen Hickman nude in the bedroom on top of the dog, the police report stated.
When asked about the incident, Hickman said he “knew it was wrong” and promised that he “wouldn’t do it again,” the report said. But… the report also says that family members claim this is not the first time someone has witnessed Hickman trying to do this.
Look at the mug shot. Get the visual. Focus… Focus… Okay.
The 3-year-old female bulldog was turned over to animal control by deputies to be examined by a vet.
Hickman was booked into the Walton County jail and is charged with one county of animal cruelty, a third-degree felony.
Thanks for the tip, DV.…Continue Reading
Sharpsburg, PA — An investigation has begun into how a groundhog in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania ended up being nailed to the railroad tracks. This discovery comes on the hind paws of the discovery of two beheaded cats earlier this week.
Humane officers at Animal Friends said the decapitated cats were stuffed into shopping bags, but the groundhog was provided no such burial shroud. Investigator Kathy Hecker said at least one of the cats was a family pet.
“We’ve gotten a number of tips and other reports of animals that have come to a bad end. We’re not sure if they’re related,” said Hecker.
“I’m concerned about children more than the cats. If they do this to cats what are they gonna do to people?,” said Caroline Karlik. Are you suggesting that they may do something worse than either a beheading or crucifixion, Caroline?!
The original $200 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction is now above $2,000 because of community donations. Anyone with information is asked to call 412-847-7066.…Continue Reading
Glendale, CA — John Levin, 46, was found guilty of second-degree murder Wednesday in the stabbing death of his wife. Before a verdict could be returned in the microwave murder of his dog, he entered a guilty plea to animal cruelty.
His wife, Michelle Levin, 35, was found in September 2008 three days after the murder. During court testimony, an officer said that he and a colleague went to Levin’s home Sept. 11 and found it littered with dog excrement, rotting food and numerous pills scattered on a table. They eventually gained entry to a locked second-floor bedroom, where they found Michelle Levin’s body on the floor next to the bed. The couple’s dead Pomeranian had also been stuffed inside the microwave, he said.
An autopsy of the dog revealed that it died as a result of the microwave radiation to its entire body, Deputy Dist. Atty. Jodi Taksar said.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested Levin in Washington State about a week later as Levin tried to cross into Canada.…Continue Reading
Shelby, Ohio — Peter Bower, 31, was charged with animal cruelty for allegedly having sex with a dog he adopted last month. Ohio frowns on that sort of thing. Somewhat, anyway…
An anonymous tip put authorities in action. “The tip was allegations about bestiality, sexual conduct with an animal,” said Richland County Dog Warden Dave Jordan. The tip included links to bestiality-themed Web sites, where Jordan reportedly found evidence, including photos, of Bower with multiple animals, including at least three dogs and possibly a horse.
Investigators then executed a search warrant at Bower’s apartment where they seized his computer. Ruh-roh. On the computer investigators reportedly found pictures and stories of his sexual relations with his animals. They also found a bestiality book, “Dearest Pet,” and a plastic blow-up sheep.
Hold on a minute here… I need to stop laughing. Okay.
Particularly troubling for neighbors and those in Bower’s community is that Bower ran a “pet-sitting” service. Neighbor Rosario DeLeon recounted, “(Bower) asked me if I would let him walk my dog and I said, ‘I can’t afford for you to walk my dog.’ He said, ‘I’ll do it for free.’” Unfortunately Rosario… nothing is free in this world.…Continue Reading
Manila, Ph. — Jerzon Senador is begging the world for forgiveness after a photo of his puppy hanging on a clothesline went viral. Senador posted the photos on Facebook showing the little guy hanging from the line with five pegs stretching the skin on his back. Senador reportedly thought the photos were ‘cool’ and ‘expected that the photos would go viral.’ Viral… yes; cool… not so much.
Senador eventually removed the photos, one of which can be seen right here, but not soon enough to stop the outrage. Animal activists are rallying over the picture and a requisite Facebook group condemning the act has been established.
Senador is now asking people for forgiveness and has posted an apology on his profile page on the social networking website.
“To all animal lovers and to (people) all over the world please read this: I would like to ask for forgiveness for the wrong I’ve done against my dog,” Senador has publically stated.
“I hope you could forgive me and I promise it will never happen again.”
He is likely to face animal cruelty charges from the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).…Continue Reading
New Castle, Pa. — Chico, one of the New Castle Police Department drug and patrol dogs, died Saturday after his fellow officer and handler reportedly left him for over two hours in the back of a locked police cruiser. The dog was found unresponsive in the car parked outside the station.
Chico, a 6-year old Dutch shepherd, had been with the police department since late 2009. The Pittsburgh office of the National Weather Service reported that temperatures in New Castle on Saturday reached a high of 90 degrees. A local Veterinarian, Charlene Arendas, said, “I would never leave a dog in a car even with the windows cracked, once the temperatures reach 80 degrees.”
“When it’s close to 80 degrees, and you leave your dog in a car, you are putting it at risk.” added Arendas. Babies are okay, though. That was sarcasm, people… Sarcasm.
A police press release did not say whether the car was left running or if the air conditioner was on. The car was reported to be equipped with a fan and a system to open a rear window in hot weather.…Continue Reading
Witnesses say that after a fight with her boyfriend, 30-year-old Nidra F. Billard threw his 6-week-old puppy “shot-put style” off the apartment complex balcony where it landed on the partially paved courtyard below.
Amazingly, the puppy survived even though it suffered contusions and broken blood vessels in his eyes. He is expected to recover and has since been transferred from the city’s animal shelter to a rescue facility. “He was doing pretty good when he left,” BARC spokesman Chris Newport said. “His eyesight is bad right now. He has a little wobble in his step.”
Billard has been charged with felony animal cruelty. She’s looking at a possible two years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
Battle Ground, WA – Some teens in Washington have found themselves in a bit of trouble after getting caught shooting a cat in a drive-by, then later admitting to shooting up to 50 cats in a similar fashion all around the Battle Ground area.
Their efforts to rid the world of these evil creatures was thwarted on Sunday after they were pulled over by police who were called to the area after a cat had just been shot. The vehicle contained three idiot teenagers, two .22-caliber rifles (one which was loaded) and several hundred rounds of ammunition.
The two 16-year-olds and one 17-year-0ld were taken into custody and booked into juvenile detention on charges of drive-by shooting, unlawful discharge of a firearm, animal cruelty and possession of a loaded weapon in a vehicle. Once in custody, the boys started singing, admitting to shooting at least 50 cats in and out of the city limits. They are each being held on $25,000 bond.
The cat that was shot on Sunday belonged to Tina, who just had one of her other cats, Nellie, shot in the throat last month.…Continue Reading
Bakersfield, CA — Two teenagers have been charged with animal cruelty after police say they attempted to bury a puppy alive by the side of the road.
Luckily, a woman witnessed the two boys, ages 15 and 17, hitting one of three puppies with a stick and then bury it in a hole they had dug on the side of the road. After calling 911, she went to confront the boys who ran away leaving all three puppies behind. The 8-week-old pit bull mix was able to free itself from its intended grave.
(Stupid kids. Everyone knows that in order to kill a pit bull you need bury it alive in hallowed ground accompanied by a priest and a lot of luck.)
The 17-year-old eventually returned to the scene and the 15-year-old showed up shortly after with a parent in tow. The parent stated they had no idea what the boys were up to, but after a little investigating it turns out the boys owned the puppies but decided to kill them because they were having problems discipling them.…Continue Reading
Rochester, MN — Gregory Soukup, 39, has been accused of inserting a whip into a horse’s rectum so forcefully the horse had to be put to sleep. The incident allegedly occurred at the farm of Lyle “Bob” Olson where Soukup sometimes works.
Mr. Olson reported that he found Soukup in his barn on Saturday, inserting items into the horse’s rectum. Authorities say that in addition to a lancing whip, Soukup inserted his hand up the horse’s rectum.
Olson told police Soukup would often visit his farm to help out and was someone he never suspected would do something like this. Olson also says it was difficult to see the 10-year-old horse, named Red, in such obvious pain from severe internal injuries. A veterinarian made the decision Saturday that Red would have to be put down.
An Olmsted County Court charged Soukup on Thursday with animal cruelty and damage to property.
So… I am almost afraid to ask… What is the appropriate punishment for someone who assfucks a horse to death with foreign objects?…Continue Reading
Suffolk, VA – How about a couple stories dealing with my favorite subject, psycho kids. Starting with a 12-year-old in Virginia who has been charged with animal cruelty after beating the snot out of a kitten.
Police say some kids were playing with a 7-week-old kitten when the 12-year-old grabbed it, threw it up against a wall and then began hitting the kitten with a stick. When he pulled out a knife and said he was going to cut the kitten, police say another kid approached him and smacked the knife out of his hand.
The kids placed the kitten in a box because they thought it was dead, not realizing cats are from the deepest bowels of Hell and cannot be mortally wounded by a human. When an Animal Control officer found the kitten, it seemed unresponsive, but opened its eyes and ‘meowed’ when he picked it up.
The kitten was treated for a broken leg and bruised lungs and will be available for adoption this Friday. If you’re interested, call the shelter at (757) 514-7855. …Continue Reading
East Harlem, NY – Irving Sanchez, 46, was arrested after an elevator surveillance video captured him mistreating Max, his disabled wife’s service dog.
Sanchez is seen in the video slamming the year old Pit Bull mix into the walls of the elevator with the leash before kicking and whipping it. A Police Housing Unit Officer monitoring the elevator video feed arrested Sanchez.
Sanchez was charged aggravated cruelty to animals. Max survived the attack and is being cared for by Animal Care and Control – he is expected to be offered for adoption.
The man’s wife says he feeds and walks Max daily, even allows the dog to sleep in their bed. She claims the accusations against her husband are completely inconsistent with the kind and gentle man she knows.
For those of you debating the nature versus nurture pit bull question, it is worth noting that Max remained submissive throughout. That said… let’s give Max a year or so, then we’ll plan a Max-Irving elevator rematch.
Warning: The video is rather graphic.…Continue Reading
Jensen Beach, FL — Speaking of rotten teenagers, a 13-year-old girl was taken into custody last week after her mother told police she “used” a cordless screwdriver on the family dog, laughing as she left a one inch open wound on the pup’s body.
The kid’s mother told police she tried to stop the girl from further injuring the dog, but the girl just “kept laughing, thinking that it was funny that the dog was hurt.”
Her alleged actions, of course, led to an argument at which time the girl reportedly threatened to “cut” her mother and “rearrange” her “ugly face.” In addition to harming the dog, the teen has been accused of scratching her mom.
Mom, further claiming to have found a BB gun and assorted cutlery hidden in the kid’s bedroom in the past, asked if she could have the girl involuntarily committed for a mental health evaluation under the Baker Act. Not sure what the reply was, but the kid was arrested on misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and cruelty to animals.…Continue Reading
Sultan, WA — If you happened to be driving down U.S. 2 in Washington on Thursday, there’s a chance you saw a half-naked woman acting crazy and holding a severed dog’s head with a towel. If you didn’t, consider the possibility that you have not yet lived.
At roughly 11:30 AM police received calls about the nutter from concerned motorists. Snohomish County Sheriff’s department spokeswoman Rebecca Hover said the woman was “…distraught and not making sense,” which is funny because the last time I met a half-naked woman holding the severed head of a canine she was calm, and gave me a very compelling and well-prepared speech on quantum mechanics. In case you needed something to help you visualize this mess, Hover also said the dog might be a German Shepherd/Lab mix.
The woman, 48, was taken to a hospital to be evaluated. Police say they believe she chopped Scruffy’s noggin off at her house, where they also found two cats and another dog. Fortunately, those pets still had their cute, furry heads attached.…Continue Reading
Charleston, WV — The handsome devil to the left is 19-year-old Mark Thompson – he apparently got high on bath salts over the weekend and abducted his neighbor’s pet pygmy goat. And then it got weird….
Lisa Powers told police she bought the goat for her 4-year-old grandson on Friday. “The baby just loved him,” she said. Early Monday morning, Powers’ nephew, Joshua Pollis, got a call from one of Thompson’s neighbors. The goat, Bailey, had been goatnapped.
“They told him that my goat was wandering around in Mark’s house and he’d better come and get it,” Powers said. “They called my nephew because he’d been there before.”
Pollis and two unidentified women headed over to Thompson’s to retrieve the goat. As they approached Thompson’s bedroom, he called out to them. “Don’t come in,” he said. “I’m naked.” Undaunted, the trio continued toward the bedroom.
“They opened the door and he was standing there with his pants down. He had on women’s clothing (bra and panties) and the goat was dead and there was blood everywhere,” said Powers.…Continue Reading
Fontana, CA — According to police, Victor Lopez, 38, along with his four children, ages 6 to 16, owned a two-pound Yorkie named Woody. I say “owned” in the past tense because Woody is now dead courtesy of Lopez.
Police report that, on Sunday morning, Woody made the fatal mistake of peeing on the carpet. Lopez’ response was to punt the Yorkie – in full view of all four children – out the back door. The Yorkie flew about 15 feet, landing on a concrete slab. Family members reportedly told police that the dog did not move after hitting the concrete. Woody later died of apparent head trauma.
According to family members, this wasn’t the first time Lopez had kicked the dog in anger. Arrested on suspicion of felony animal cruelty, Lopez was released after posting a $25,000 bond.
Is it just me, or does the Yorkie punter looks like Antonio Banderas?…Continue Reading
Pasadena, CA — Young Song, a 40-year-old animator with DreamWorks Studios, is being held on animal cruelty charges after dishing out what the Humane Society is calling one of the most brutal cases of animal abuse they have ever seen.
Song, whose credits include Shark Tale, Bee Movie, Flushed Away, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar 2, reportedly scaled a neighbor’s fence on April 20 and shot their muzzled 1-year-old German Shepherd puppy with a pellet gun before chasing it around the yard and beating it to death with a hammer. Police say the entire incident was captured on surveillance video.
“When our officers first viewed the videotape, one of our officers had tears in his eyes. He’d never seen anything like this before,” said Steve McNall, head of the Pasadena Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “In my 31 years at this animal shelter I’ve never seen anything like this.”
The surveillance video reportedly shows Song dragging the dog’s bloodied and motionless body from it’s owner’s yard…it hasn’t been seen since.…Continue Reading
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Dillon Pearce isn’t making too many friend at the moment after he was charged with intentionally running over some ducklings in a McDonald’s parking lot with his Hummer.
Police said the 19-year-old was waiting to pick up his food from the drive-through window when one of the passengers in his Hummer got out and tried to pick up a duckling that was walking in the parking lot with its mother.
Employees a the McDonald’s say that they ducks nest at the restaurant every year and are welcome visitors. I bet they wouldn’t say that if they had the geese that nest in our parking lot at work every year. Damn things are nasty creatures.
Anyway, the employees told the idiot to stop trying to pickup the duckling so Pearce left and parked in an adjacent lot. He then drove back into the McDonald’s parking lot and ran over the mother duck and her ducklings, killing four of them. Employees called police and Pearce was arrested at a nearby gas station.…Continue Reading
SANTA ROSA, CA – Look. it’s a slow day so I’m going to just throw a couple stories out there starting with five boys who are facing charges of vandalism and animal abuse after they broke into a school.
The kids got inside a mobile classroom at Northwest Prep and turned over a refrigerator, broke windows, tagged the outside of the classroom with gang graffiti, tore up the school’s vegetable garden and tortured a pet hamster to death.
“It was bad. They did three different cruel things to it,” Sgt. Mike Raasch said. Of course I want to know what the hell they did to it, but no one is reporting on what these three cruel things were. They got busted after a woman playing volleyball at the school heard glass breaking and watched the boys run from the unit when she went to go investigate. She was able to identify them to police.
Two 11-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism and released to their mothers, while two 13-year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy were arrested for burglary and vandalism and booked into juvenile hall.…Continue Reading