The woman responsible for posting the video, Michelle Torrez, was heading out to run errands Thursday, when she spotted Cardona motoring down the sidewalk, the pup struggling as it was being dragged.
“I turn around. I see him dragging his dog from the middle of street. … I’m out of my car yelling at him, asking him, ‘What are you doing? What’s wrong with you?’ And he just keeps going, telling me to mind my own business, it’s his dog he can do whatever he wants,” Torrez claimed.
Torrez whipped out her phone and started recording. After calling the police, Torrez posted the video to her profile, where it quickly received thousands of views.
Cardona was arrested less than 24 hours later. He’s been charged with animal cruelty, and bond has been set at $10,000. His priors include assault, driving while intoxicated, criminal mischief and possession of cocaine.…
Gary Blough told police his wife had been walking outside with their toddler when she spotted the men knocking the turtle around.
Blough said the men were repeatedly slamming the turtle to the concrete, shell side down. He kindly asked them to stop, he said, and allow the turtle to get back to the water.
Unfazed, one of the little bitches, later identified as 18-year-old Johnnie Beveritt, reportedly picked up the turtle and threw it down on the sidewalk. The two other men, Ryan Ponder, 23, and a 16-year-old boy, kicked the turtle toward an apartment building away from the pond.
Blough then asked his wife to call police and attempted to rescue the injured turtle.
“They started hitting the back of my head and started punching me. I was able to fend off a little bit but I mean three of them, they got the better of me,” he said.…
Riley’s South Valley neighbors have reason to believe the man set out to terrorize the entire neighborhood Tuesday.
He started his reign of terror by kicking in the door of one neighbor’s home, then beating him profusely in the face with a pair of pliers.
He then ended up in Bernadette Salazar’s yard. He scooped up her lap dog, Charlie Brown, and threw him into another neighbor’s yard. The two pit bulls that live at the home then destroyed the little ball of floof.
The owners of the pit bulls tried to pull their dogs away, but it was too late. Salazar holds no ill will toward the owners of the pit bulls, they were as shocked and devastated as she was.
“They tried to protect my dog, they tried to, but it just happened too fast,” Salazar said.
Riley is being held without bond, in the infirmary at the Metropolitan Detention Center.…
Earlier this month, police were called to a home were several children told them they witnessed their mother’s boyfriend, 21-year-old Donald Yearwood, stomp four pit bull puppies to death.
Police were unable to locate Yearwood or the puppies until later that evening, when another group of kids found the puppies inside a dumpster. Three of the puppies were already dead, and the fourth died later.
Detectives learned that police were called to the same home in October, after an adult female pit bull bit a child inside the home. Animal Control took custody of the dog along with six puppies, unaware there were four additional puppies still inside the home.
Investigators would learn that on November 9, Yearwood got upset at the noise the puppies were making while tried to sleep. The children in the home said Yearwood began to kick and stomp on the puppies before throwing them down a flight of stairs.…
John Gragg and his girlfriend, Susanne Baumann, said they let their Lhasa Apso and Pomeranian out to play on their six acres of fenced-in property. When they called the dogs in two hours later, only the Pomeranian returned.
The couple found the other dog, “Mr. Magoo,” dead and skinned near the back fence. The fur on his torso and upper legs had been cut off in knife-straight lines.
“It’s perfectly square,” said Gragg. “It looks like something was stuck in the side of the animal which could have been a knife or a shot to put the dog to sleep. It looked very professional.”
The couple took the dog to the vet who confirmed the injuries were “clearly” caused by a human. Gragg said he contacted the Clark County Sheriff’s office, but said deputies initially refused to investigate because the victim wasn’t human.
That changed on Tuesday when the Sheriff’s Office admitted they should have responded that day as animal cruelty is a crime and it’s law enforcement’s responsibility to investigate.…
The incident happened on Tuesday while 45-year-old Joseph Carrao was at the park with his mother, brother, and three teenage children visiting one of the animal viewing areas.
For reasons known only to Carrao, the idiot picked up one of the 250 flamingos at the park and set it back down without injuring it. He then picked up a second flamingo special to the park, a dancing flamingo named Pinky, that made appearances around the area as part of the park’s conservation and education efforts.
When Carrao’s mother told him to leave the birds alone, the fat fuck threw Pinky to the ground so hard that one of her feet was almost severed. The injury was so severe that veterinarians that examined Pinky had no recourse but to euthanize the bird.
Corrao was detained by the park’s security and arrested by Tampa police on a charge of felony animal cruelty.…
According to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, 18-year-old Tanner Coolsaet and 17-year-old Michael Roth showed up to a team meeting off campus with a guinea pig in a box.
With over half of the 18 member team present, along with some adults, Coolsaet allegedly used a knife to slit the guinea pig’s throat. Roth then allegedly beat it with a small bat. Some of the team members present reportedly drank the animal’s blood and painted their faces with the blood.
The incident was brought to the attention of police after a teacher heard some of the students talking about what had been done. Both Coolsaet and Roth were charged with killing/torturing an animal and conspiracy to commit killing/torturing of animals. They are each facing a possible 4 years in prison.
Students at the school say that they are now suffering from taunts from other schools at sporting events and practices, where they are now known as the “guinea pig school.”
One parent complained that he didn’t see what the big deal was and that the media was blowing the killing of an animal for sport out of proportion.…
According to reports, 42-year-old Patrick Thompson became upset with a shirt that his teen daughter was wearing because he felt it was Satanic.
Thompson, the owner of Raging Cajun Smoking Barbecue, instructed his daughter to take off the shirt and bring it to a traveling BBQ trailer he had parked outside the home.
After burning the shirt in the smoker, Thompson instructed his family that God had commanded he now sacrifice a male.
Since God didn’t specify what species of male needed to be sacrificed, and Thompson didn’t want to sacrifice himself or his 6-year-old son, he decided to sacrifice the family’s 15 pound poodle.
As his family pleaded with him not to harm the dog, Thompson broke the dog’s neck. But this wasn’t to God’s satisfaction, Thompson would later tell police. The dog needed to be put in a “lake of fire.” That’s when he put the dog in the smoker.…
AUSTIN, TX – Kristen Lindsey, the veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow and arrow then posed with its corpse on Facebook, is fighting to keep her veterinarian’s license.
Last year, Lindsey posted a picture of her holding a skewered cat that she had shot through the head with a bow and arrow. It was captioned:
“My first bow kill lol. The only good tomcat is one with an arrow through it’s head! Vet of the year award…gladly accepted”
Anyone with a shred of intelligence can guess what happened next, and I am still amazed that Lindsey did not foresee the same consequences. She was flooded with messages from outraged animal lovers and was eventually fired from her job at the Washington Animal Clinic.
She was not charged with a crime, but the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners wanted her license revoked. She is currently in the middle of a three day hearing in an attempt to keep that from happening.
On day one of the hearing, Lindsey took the stand and explained that she only killed the cat because she thought the cat was feral.…
For those of you who may have missed the original story, a mountain biker found the a dog hanged from a tree on March 21. It was later determined that the dog had been “aggressively sexually violated” while restrained, and had died of asphyxiation.
“This is a truly horrific situation in all aspects,” the humane society’s Washington director, Dan Paul, said at the time. “To think about the suffering this dog experienced in her final moments, as well as knowing there’s an individual or individuals in our state who would perpetrate this type of abuse, is sickening. We are hopeful this reward will bring someone forward with information about this despicable crime.”
With a reward of $25,000 reward being offered to apprehend the person responsible, along with a spot on Washington’s Most Wanted, police where able to identify Evans as a suspect.
Turns out the dog was a 3-year-old pit bull named “Diamond” who was an emotional support animal for an 8-year-old boy.…
According to a Humane Society press release, the biker discovered the dog hanging from a tree on the Department of Natural Resources’ property. The dog had been asphyxiated by being hanged from a branch with her feet barely touching the ground. Further evidence showed she was severely sexually assaulted while being restrained.
The Humane Society is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever raped and killed the dog. This reward is double the usual amount offered by the organization because one of their board members chipped in some of their own money.
“This is a truly horrific situation in all aspects,” said the humane society’s Washington director, Dan Paul. “To think about the suffering this dog experienced in her final moments, as well as knowing there’s an individual or individuals in our state who would perpetrate this type of abuse, is sickening.…
FAIRFIELD, CA – Humane Animal Services of Solano County and the Fairfield Police Department are looking for Brandi Chin after surveillance footage captured her throwing her dog during an argument with her boyfriend.
The video shows Chin carrying a pug, named Ben, by the leg before throwing it at her boyfriend in a parking lot. The roommate of Chin’s boyfriend said the incident happened during an argument between the couple, and that she and others tried taking Ben away from Chin but were unable to.
Police got involved after video of the animal abuse was posted to Facebook on Dec 19. They are currently looking for Chin, who they believe still has Ben, but feel she is in hiding.
“We are currently looking for her at this time. She is, from what I understand, hiding from us,” said Sergeant Michael Ramirez with Solano’s Humane Animal Services . “She was recently seen walking down a business district in Fairfield, and she apparently had the dog by the tail and she was swinging it around.”
Ramirez believes Chin is hiding in the Vallejo area, and hopes the public will help them find her to face animal cruelty charges and to end the Ben’s torture.…
On Dec. 7, some kids found a suitcase in a creek that contained a beagle mix that looked to have been strangled to death with an extension cord.
With the help of the community, police quickly identified Kurkowski as the culprit and charge him with cruelty to non-livestock animals.
Breckenridge Police Chief Larry Mahan said the dog belonged to Kurkowski’s roommate, and that Kurkowski strangled it while he was out of town.
“I can’t see why anyone could do that,” said Mahan. “If a dog stays at my house two days, it’s part of the family. It just floors me that anyone could treat an animal this way.”
Kurkowski is currently in the Stephens County Jail on a $10,000 bond and facing a possible two years in prison if convicted.
Kurkowski is no stranger to police. According to Mahan, the teen has been arrested 16 times in the last year on multiple charges that include drugs, a stolen vehicle and criminal mischief.…
PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, VA – Josefina Solis will spend six months in jail after she allowed fleas to kill her dog.
Prince George Animal Control reported to the Country Aire mobile home park in September, after a concerned resident called about Solis’ dog that had been outside crying for almost eight hours.
The neighbor, Amanda Hios, said that when she went to check on the adult dog named Golden, she could see that he was totally covered in fleas.
When the reporting Animal Control officer checked on Golden, she found a dog that was in serious trouble and was immediately covered in fleas herself while trying to help the dog.
“The dog was completely unresponsive. He was breathing shallowly. She could see the dog was in dire straights,” said Prince George County Animal Control supervisor Job Greene. “She picked the dog up, wrapped it in a blanket and drove him to Disputanta Animal Hospital immediately.”
Sadly, Golden would die on the way to the hospital.
It was later ruled that the dog died of anemia.…
Earlier this month, Salemi got into an argument with his sister about a water pipe she would not return to him. He then argued with his father for not letting him sell his sister’s television.
According to Assistant State’s Attorney Kate Lenhard, the teen then grabbed a 7-week-old kitten and “purposely crushed (the cat) to death in his hands.”
Afterwards, he called his mother and told her what he had done and “threatened to kill another one if his sister didn’t give back his bong.” He would later admit his actions to police and told them that killing the kitten “was more difficult than he thought it would be.”
Salemi was subsequently arrested and charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty and criminal damage to a domesticated animal. If he manages to post $2,000 of his $20,000 bond, he has been prohibited from having any contact with domesticated animals or his sister.…
DENVER, CO – Police in Colorado have arrested 25-year-old Kanei Love after she was accused of fatally kicking a small dog during a domestic violence incident.
According to reports, police responded to a residence earlier this month and found Love holding the dead body of a small dog. She explained to them that she had kicked the dog while arguing with her boyfriend.
Witnesses told police that during the argument, Love kicked the dog and sent it three to four feet into the air. It must have been one hell of a kick, or one small dog, as the dog was dead by time it hit the ground, according to the affidavit.
Afterwards, Love told the responding police, “I don’t give a shit about the dog.”
Obviously not, but I bet she does give a shit about the consequences of kicking it to death. Love was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals. She was released after posting $2000 bond and is expected back in court on Nov 2.
Her boyfriend, 22-year-old Melvin Lewis, was also arrested and charged with city assault after he allegedly punched Love three to four times in the face during the altercation.…
AIKEN, SC – Police have arrested 25-year-old James Quattlebaum after he decapitated a 2-week-old puppy in front of his girlfriend and her two children during an argument.
On Saturday, police responding to a disturbance call arrived at a home and spoke with 37-year-old Tarsha Hankinson. She told them her boyfriend, Quattlebaum, came home under the influence of narcotics and had beheaded a puppy in front of her and her two children, ages 7 and 10.
The two children told police that Quattlebaum had gotten into an argument with their mother then and confirmed he had used a large kitchen knife to cut the head off of one of their puppies.
Inside the home police would find blood on a rug in a rear bedroom and a large knife on a dresser. The knife was covered with blood and light-colored animal fur. Police would find the puppy’s body outside the home in a trash can.
The officers would find Quattlebaum in the driveway sitting in his vehicle reeking of alcohol. After being placed in a patrol car, Quattlebaum had to be hobbled when he “began kicking the door to the patrol car as officers began preparing to transport him” and spit in an officer’s face.…
Palm Beach County raided three slaughterhouses for illegal operation and extreme cruelty to animals.
The raid, which was the largest tactical strike on extreme animal cruelty in U.S. history, ended in the arrest of six slaughterhouse owners, employees and the rescue of 1,000 live animals.
According to authorities, the slaughterhouses sold illegally slaughtered horses for human consumption and shipped the meat from Palm Beach all the way to Miami.
The bust of Rancho Garcia owned by Jorge Garcia follows a 6-month underground investigation that revealed decades long buying and selling of animals from auctions and craigslist for slaughter, black magic and sacrificial purposes.
Undercover ARM investigators witnessed and captured footage of Garcia and his employees “selling large amounts of horse meat, violently stabbing pigs in the heart and boiling them alive, slitting throats of goats and rams before hoisting them by their hind legs then skinning them alive, and brutally stomping on ducks, slitting their throats and drowning them in their own blood.”
A puppy mill was also located on the property.…