Posts Tagged ‘Dog’

Half of All Animals at St. Louis Stray Rescue Shelter Have Gunshot Wounds

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Gun violence in St. Louis lately has not just been targeted at people, but animals as well.

On Thursday, Randy Grim with Stray Rescue told News 4 that 50 percent of all animals at his shelter have sustained gunshot wounds.  Earlier on Thursday, Grim tweeted “Another city dog shot by owner last night.”

According to reports, three dogs in the last two days have been shot on the St. Louis city streets.

Regal, a dog who was shot Wednesday night, was rescued.  Regal suffered a gunshot wound and was also found to have been tortured with cigarette burns.

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Pet dog found skinned on the brink of death

Friday, June 1st, 2012

 A dog owner in Alabama believes her pet was skinned alive. The dog was found on the brink of death and in such bad shape, it had to be euthanized.

Chilton County authorities are investigating this horrific incident.

Delana Dunnaway cannot remember “Bama” as the sweet little Chinese pug he was.  Instead, there is a disturbing, graphic, and heartbreaking image of her pet etched in her mind.

Dunnaway said, “I hope and pray it goes away but right now every time I think about him. I think about him being nothing but skin, bleeding.”

Dunnaway believes someone used a knife to skin her dog.

She says Bama goes in and out through a doggie door and Friday morning, he went out and never came back.

Dunnaway’s son-in-law searched for him on their property. He found the 2-year-old pup in a wooded area, bleeding and barely alive.

Dunnaway said, “From the neck down there was nothing but raw meat, nerves, no hair on his legs.”

Dennis Potter, a manager at the Calera Animal Hospital, says what happened to the poor dog was not caused by another animal. It was intentional because the cuts were too precise.

Potter says there was nothing that could be done to save his life. Bama was euthanized.

Potter said, “Over 65 to 70 percent of the animal’s skin, plus fur were ripped off by a knife. There’s no way a body could regenerate that over a period of time. The animal was suffering.”

Dunnaway said, “I just don’t believe anybody that did this was sick, they were just evil.”

And Dunnaway says the person needs to be caught, before this happens to someone else’s pet or worse.

Dunnaway adds, “People are thinking it’s just a dog well it may have been, but the next step could be a child.” Dunnaway strongly believes if this person would do this to a little dog, then they’re probably capable of hurting a human being at some point.

The animal’s vet says it had trauma to its head, indicating the person who skinned him also hit the dog on the head with a blunt object.

She wants to know why someone would do this.

The state’s humane society is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest and conviction of a suspect.

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Care worker sacked for feeding dog biscuit to dementia patient

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

A care worker at an old people’s home has been sacked for feeding a patient a dog biscuit, it emerged today.

The incident happened at the Bupa-run Kirknowe home in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire in September last year.

The male patient, who is in his 80s and has dementia, was given the biscuit by a worker during a therapy session involving a dog, the healthcare organisation said.

Bupa care services director Kenny Valentine said: “This was a very unfortunate but isolated incident that took place last year during a therapy session involving a dog. We immediately launched an investigation and the member of staff was dismissed.

“We apologised to residents and their relatives at the time.”

An insider at the home told the Daily Record newspaper: “One of the residents kept dog biscuits for anyone visiting with a dog, so she had a few with her that she was wanting to give the visiting dogs as a treat.

“The member of staff in question then gave a resident a biscuit which quite a few staff didn’t find amusing.

“She said to the resident: Here’s a dog biscuit.

“But he took it and ate it. The man wouldn’t have known what he was eating as his dementia is very severe. It’s a disgusting thing to do.”

Most dog biscuits are hard and dry with manufacturers claiming the texture helps clean dogs’ teeth. They are not designed for human consumption.

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O’Fallon Teen Attacked Near Her Home

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

O’Fallon police are investigating an allegedly unprovoked attack of a 15-year-old girl Sunday night. However, police believe it is an isolated incident. “This appears to be isolated,” said O’Fallon Police Sgt. Rob Schmidtke. “It sounds like a kid thing.”

O’Fallon business owner and resident Tim Petterson of Petterson Landscaping said his daughter Haley, a sophomore at O’Fallon Township High School (OTHS), was attacked by two girls near her mother’s home on West Adams Street in O’Fallon.

Petterson said Haley’s dog “Teddy” got loose around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night, and she was trying to retrieve the dog when two black girls approached her. “They said ‘This is our territory white girl,’” he said. “One grabbed her by the hair, and the other one started hitting her in the face.”

Sgt. Schmidtke confirmed the details of the attack. “Her dog got out, and she went into the cemetery (on Adams Street). There was a couple of other kids out there,” he said. “They basically pulled her down and hit her a couple of times.”

Petterson said luckily some neighbors turned on their outside lights to see what the commotion was about, and the two attackers ran off. The attack left Haley, who was already dealing with a hairline fracture to her tibia, with a badly swollen left eye and pieces of hair missing.

“The fact that they attacked her with the cast on is amazing,” Petterson said, noting his daughter was in no condition to run away.


Haley didn’t know her attackers, according to her father. “This was just a random act,” Petterson said. He described his daughter as “very friendly” with a “bubbly laugh.”

Petterson said Haley is “traumatized” by the attack and stayed home from school Monday.

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Isreal: Dog sentenced to death by stoning

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Israel, 20 June 2011: A Jerusalem rabbinical court recently sentenced a wandering dog to death by stoning. The cruel sentence stemmed from the suspicion that the spirit of a famous secular lawyer, who insulted the court’s judges 20 years ago, had been transferred into the dog’s body.


Several weeks ago, according to the Behadrei Hadarim website, a large dog entered the Monetary Affairs Court near the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim. The dog scared the court’s visitors and, to their surprise, refused to leave even after they attempted to drive him away.


One of the judges suddenly recalled that about 20 years ago, a famous secular lawyer who insulted the court was cursed by the panel of judges, who wished that his spirit would move on to the body of a dog (considered an impure animal by Halacha). The lawyer passed away several years ago.




Still offended, one of the judges sentenced the poor animal to death by stoning, recruiting the neighborhood’s children to carry out the order. Luckily, the dog managed to escape.


The head of the court, Rabbi Avraham Dov Levin, denied that the judges had called for the dog’s stoning. But one of the court’s managers confirmed the report to Yedioth Ahronoth.


“It was ordered by the rabbis because of the grief he had caused the court,” he said. “They didn’t issue an official ruling, but ordered the children outside to throw stones at him in order to drive him away. They didn’t think of it as cruelty to animals, but as an appropriate way to ’get back at’ the spirit which entered the poor dog.”


Jerusalem City Council Member and social activist Rachel Azaria sent an urgent letter to the attorney general, calling on him to “deal with the criminals”. The Let the Animals Live organization filed a complaint with the police against Rabbi Levin.

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