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.…
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.…
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.…
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.…