Friday, January 13, 2017

Arkansas: Whitney Smither said she was working for a rescue called "Ark-La-Tex Rescue Group" so the shelter started handing her dogs - no questions asked. Police have found 8 of the dogs shot dead and dozens of other dogs are unaccounted for


➤ Eight dogs were found shot to death in Horatio, Arkansas in December

➤ A couple has been accused of rescuing animals and leaving them to die

➤ Brian Moore, 25, has been charged with eight counts of animal cruelty

➤ He and his girlfriend Whitney Smither, 'rescued' more than 100 dogs

➤ Smither worked at Ark-La-Tex Rescue Group in Texarkana, Texas


ARKANSAS -- Eight dogs have been found shot dead in the home of a woman who rescued more than 100 animals from a Texas animal shelter.

Brian Moore, 25, and his girlfriend, Whitney Smither, a recent high school graduate, have been accused of animal cruelty after authorities found the remains in their home in Horatio, Arkansas, leaving dozens  of dogs unaccounted for, still.



Officials found the animals in the 100 block of Bradley Chapel Road in December, along with other dogs which had been abandoned and were suffering from eye infections, heartworms, and open, untreated wounds, Dallas News reported.

Smither and Moore worked at Ark-La-Tex Animal Rescue Group in Texarkana, Texas, where they had permission to pull animals from the Fort Worth Animal shelter and find safe homes for them.

Whitney Harrison, who runs the animal rescue, realized the couple had been taking a lot more than they were permitted.


She thought Smither had only pulled about 12 to 15 dogs.

The animal rescue director has put out a plea on social media asking people for any information on the other dozens of dogs Smither had rescued from the shelter.

About 80 per cent of the 161 dogs taken from the shelter by Ark-La-Tex Rescue in 2016 were pulled by the teen.

HOW DO YOU HAND OVER 161 DOGS TO A GIRL WHO TELLS YOU SHE'S RUNNING A RESCUE IN HER BACKYARD? HOW DO YOU LET MORE THAN 100 DOGS LEAVE THE SHELTER BEFORE YOU 'CONNECT THE DOTS' AND THINK HUH? SHE SAYS SHE'S ADOPTING OUT MORE DOGS THAN OUR OWN SHELTER. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? WE'D BETTER LOOK INTO THIS...

Among the dead dogs found was a one-year-old pit bull mix, named Charlie, who used a wheelchair to get around.


According to a Sevier County incident report, Moore has been charged with eight counts of animal cruelty, but Smither has only been named as a suspect since she has not been questioned since she's moved to Indiana.

The couple had been living together in the Arkansas home, but Moore told officials that Smither returned to her home state of Indiana in November.

Moore said he shot the dogs after she left and told police he killed the animals because they had heartworms and posed a threat, reports said.


Harrison said Smither had 'a lot of people fooled.'

Neither the city nor the rescue group know how many animals for which the couple are to be held accountable.

Out of the dozens of dogs pulled from the shelter, Harrison said she only knows of three that were adopted.

  
 

Smither was seemingly a lover of animals having frequently posted pictures of the rescue animals needing a home on her Facebook page.

Ark-La-Tex Animal Rescue took to Facebook to address the incident saying the surviving dogs that were rescued from the Smither's home have been sent to 'various rescues' in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

DailyMail has reached out to Smither for comment.

  
  
 

(Daily Mail - Jan 12, 2017)

13 comments:

  1. POS BOTH OF THEM DESERVE YEARS IN JAIL AND A GOOD BLOODY BEATING TO A PULP!!!!

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  2. Wth?! Jail time for both of these idiots and ban from ever owning an animal ever again!

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  3. I hope someone shoots them, they have no place in this world.

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  4. I wish whoever wrote this would make an attempt to get their facts semi straight. This is so full of errors it should be downright embarrassing. The first, third and fourth photos of at the end are dogs that have been adopted or were never even in Smither's possession. Really pathetic.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to clarify that. It really makes a difference in the grand scheme of things. Why don't you tell everyone why you authorized Whitney, someone you barely knew, to pull animals under your group's name?

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    2. I cannot imagine why you would defend these evil monsters. Unless you are a friend of these two evil low life barbaric thieving pieces of shit! They both should be shot... Do society a favor and get rid of them both six feet under!

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    3. How would this go unnoticed? So many innocent lives that were to be rescued. Why were the rescued not confirmed. This is absolutely atrocious. I hope these two criminals get what's coming to them.

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  5. I don't know why its so "hard" to find her.. She's back in her home town (Mooresville,IN) Still associating with her parents and family who still live in her childhood home... And is working now with elderly patients in the health care profession (nice, huh?) You can see all this info on her parents OPEN social media accounts... so.. Why is she still getting away with this in her new car she gained from these poor innocent animals???

    Her Father -
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004537995185

    Her Mother -
    https://www.instagram.com/jennifersmitherfitness/
    https://www.facebook.com/DancingArt98

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    1. Hello, if you could email me I would appreciate talking to you. My email is shellyrberchem@gmail.com I am an animal advocate and would like to talk with you further. I will keep your name private, thank you.

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  6. Thank you for providing this information. I will try and make sure this is passed on to the proper authorities asap.

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  7. That low life boyfriend shot a Pit Bull that was in a wheel chair designed and donated to that pet! I HOPE THESE TWO MONSTERS ARE FOUND AND SHOT!

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  8. I hope they die a horrible death...sociopaths...a bullet between the eyes would be just fine for both of them...I pray for the elderly in her care...

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