Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Arizona: Enrique Villagrana charged with 2 counts of killing and/or harming a service animal

Arrest Information
Full Name: Enrique Villagrana
Gender: Male
Height: 6'01"
Weight: 230 lbs
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BLACK
Arrest Date: 02/27/2017
Agency: Maricopa County, Arizona
Charges
#1 DISORDERLY CONDUCT-FIGHTING
#2 DISORDERLY CONDUCT-FIGHTING
#3 KILL/HARM WORK/SERVICE ANIMAL
#4 KILL/HARM WORK/SERVICE ANIMAL

Kentucky: Michael Martin, 50, charged with animal cruelty

KENTUCKY -- Full Name: Michael J Martin
Arrest Age:50
Gender: Male
City: Crab Orchard, Kentucky 40419
Height: 5'09"
Weight: 140 lbs
Hair Color: GREY
Eye Color: HAZEL
Date:02/27/2017
Time: 1:48 PM
Arresting Agency: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Charge
#1 CRUELTY TO ANIMALS-2ND DEGREE

Texas: Police spent 3 months trying to get Andres Rodriguez to take better care of his animals. He didn't, so he was arrested for animal cruelty and the animals seized

TEXAS -- On February 23, 2017, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Livestock Unit met with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) at 22856 Hughley Lane, New Caney, in reference to animal abuse.

According to SPCA Investigators, they had been working a neglect case at the above address since November of 2016. SPCA Investigators had been attempting to get the owner of a horse and several dogs to comply with a feeding program and vet care.


During the investigation, Deputies observed six adult dogs, eight puppies, and one horse in poor health. The dogs were chained-up without food or water. Deputies also discovered a female dog and her puppies locked in a small shed, severely emaciated, and near death.


Deputies located the horse behind the house in a small fenced area with no grass or food. The horse was in poor condition and looked extremely underweight due to malnutrition.

All animals were seized and placed in the care of the SPCA. A seizure hearing has been set to determine final placement of the animals.


The owner of the animals, Andres Rodriguez, a 46 year old New Caney resident, was arrested on 14 charges of Cruelty to Animals and one charge of Cruelty to Livestock.

Anyone with additional information regarding this crime, is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867).

(Montgomery County Police Reporter - Feb 27, 2017)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Florida: Laura Lee, 57, charged with animal cruelty

Full Name: Laura Miner Lee
Aliases: Laura Miner, Laura Lee, Laura Lee Miner
Gender: Female
Birthdate: 11/05/1959
Block: 1700 NE Ave J
City: Belle Glade, Florida 33430
Arrest Age:57
Date:02/27/2017
Time: 12:29 PM
Arresting Agency: PBSO
Charge
#1 CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - CAUSE CRUEL DEATH PAIN AND SUFFERING
STATUTE: 828.12-3009


Kentucky: Lisa Taylor is accused of abandoning her dogs in apartment to die

KENTUCKY -- A Cadiz woman is facing animal cruelty charges this morning.

Trigg County Sheriffs say Lisa Taylor left her two dogs in her apartment without food or water.


Deputies say the dogs were taken to the vet, but one of them had to be euthanized.

Taylor is charged with abuse/neglect and cruelty to animals.

(Fox17 - Feb 26, 2017)

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Ohio: Branden Flowers, 25, charged with animal cruelty

Arrest Information
Full Name: Branden Tyler Flowers
Arrest Age:25
Gender: Male
Birthdate: 12/21/1991
Height: 6'00"
Weight: 165 lbs
Hair Color: BLONDE
Eye Color: BLUE
Date:02/25/2017
Time: 7:02 AM
Arresting Agency: BUTLER COUNTY SHERIFF, OHIO
Arrest Location: BCJ, Butler, OH
Charges
#1 FORGERY
NOTES: UNSENTENCED NO BOND

#2 FORGERY
NOTES: UNSENTENCED NO BOND

#3 FORGERY
NOTES: UNSENTENCED NO BOND

#4 THEFT
NOTES: UNSENTENCED NO BOND

#5 THEFT
NOTES: UNSENTENCED NO BOND

#6 FAIL TO FILE APPL. DOG TAGS
NOTES: UNSENTENCED NO BOND

#7 CRUELTY TO A COMPANION ANIMAL
NOTES: UNSENTENCED NO BOND

#8 HOLDER
NOTES: DETAINER - OTHER AGENCY NO BOND


New York: "Please say prayers for my grandson gage he got attacked by a pit bull"

NEW YORK -- Audrey Youmans posted on Facebook February 24, 2017

Please say prayers for my grandson gage he got attacked by a dog (pit bull) not sure how bad yet my daughter just called me got his side and leg at emergency room right now


Clara L Braley - Omg poor little guy. Shoot that dog .

Audrey Youmans - Thats what I said

Holly Felicetti - Prayers!!!!! Please keep me updated

Jessica Templar - He had 15 stitches

Holly Felicetti - Ouch!!! Is there any internal damage to ligaments or anything

Jessica Templar - Holly Felicetti, no just have to keep it really really clean cause the bite marks are deep ..we are at home now he is dosing in and out ...but we got to take him to doc Monday morning for them to check on it and make sure it's still vary clean

Canada: "This would never been be on the news anywhere if it was labs or retrievers"

CANADA -- Although the attack happened in late 2015, it's currently making the rounds on social media. That explains why the nutbags like Karen Carver-Millett have crawled out of their holes to complain.

 
 
  
 
"It still gives me chills when I think about it," Rebekah
said. "I just know that God answered my prayers because
I prayed and 
she showed up right at that time."

When the woman saw what was happening and
drove into the field, the pit bulls scattered giving
her a chance to save the girls.

Karen Carver-Millett posted on Facebook on February 23, 2017

For one I seriously doubt that 4 dogs mauled these two girls for over 30 minutes .. so I call bullshit on that.. and this would never been be on the news anywhere if it was labs or retrievers .. good lord I had a retriever out run my pit bull one day showing all it's teeth while mine was scared shitless and wanted to go home.. I'm never saying that none of my dogs would ever bite cause I don't know.. all I do know is I love all mine as my children and would protect them just as much as I know they would protect me. People really need to stop being negative about this amazing breed when they don't even know one thing about them .




Earlier:

Florida: Disabled veteran, beaten for trying to save turtle's life, gets big surprise

FLORIDA -- A disabled Navy veteran was given the surprise of a lifetime on Wednesday — nearly a week after police said the 45-year-old was beaten by three men after he asked them to stop torturing a turtle in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Local car dealership Daytona Beach Kia-Mitsubishi gave Gary Blough and his family the keys to a 2012 Kia Forte, which is worth up to $10,000.


Richard Nisbett, owner of Daytona Beach Kia-Mitsubishi, said he was touched by Blough’s story and felt compelled to help.

“Here’s a guy that’s trying to stand up for some defenseless animal and he ends up getting beat up,” Nisbett told CBS News. “He was taken to a hospital from a beating that shouldn’t have happened. He had to walk home with his walker — I mean, I just couldn’t take it. I wanted to do whatever I could.”

 

Salespeople and customers crowded around Blough as he made his way into the car dealership Wednesday. He was in a wheelchair, wearing an eye patch and wrist braces, and had a cane in hand.

Nisbett thanked the man for his brave actions, and both of them got emotional as Blough tested out his new ride.

“He was choked up as I was, and just couldn’t have been more appreciative,” Nisbett said. “It just felt like the right thing to do.”


Blough’s wife, Jennifer, created a GoFundMe page after the incident to help cover medical expenses and pay for a rental car to transport the family and their 1-year-old daughter to and from doctor appointments.

“My husband Garry now has to have surgery on his eye,” Jennifer explained. “And another major surgery. He has metal in him from the war in 1991.”

Thousands of people rallied around the family, and within 7 days, they had raised more than $32,000.


“Thanks for helping those who can’t help themselves,” one donor wrote.

“Thanks you for helping a defenseless creature,” another added. “You restore my faith in humanity and you deserve the best.”

Blough was outside his apartment complex when he said he saw a group of three men torturing a turtle last week, reports CBS affiliate WKMG. 

One of the men, identified as Johnnie Beveritt, 18, picked up the turtle and threw it down on the sidewalk; the two others, Ryan Ponder, 23, and a 16-year-old whose name was not released, kicked the turtle toward the apartment building, Blough told the news station after the incident.

 

Blough says when he told them to stop, they attacked him. First responders said Blough suffered injuries including broken skull and facial bones, internal bleeding and a concussion.

The turtle was later found dead. All three men were charged with aggravated battery and animal cruelty.

Blough said he doesn’t regret standing up for the animal.

“I would take the beating I got again if it meant saving that turtle,” Blough told WKMG.


(CBS News - Feb 23, 2017)

Earlier:

Georgia: Man tired of calling Animal Control over and over about the same pit bull

GEORGIA -- Chuck Clark posted to City of Griffin Police Department Facebook page on February 26, 2017

You know it's a crying shame when you can't take your own dog out in your own yard without fear of being attacked by a pit bull dog who's owner is not responsible enough to to keep his or her dog on a leash or in a fence.

I have had to call the City of Griffin Police out three times in 24 hrs on the same dog. Animal Control says they have to return the dog to owner. That's a shame when a animal becomes a nuisance to the neighborhood and they can't take the dog to the pound..

Don't get me wrong I love animals but this is too much. I'll be in Chiefs office In the morning

Massachusetts: Man warns others at dog park about vicious pit bull which attacked his dog

MASSACHUSETTS -- David Fair posted on Facebook to A Street Dog Park group page on Feb 26, 2017

Luka was attacked by a dog yesterday at the park.

I myself was bit in the commotion and during all of it the owner and dog left.

Luka is currently at the hospital getting surgery to his ear.

Be on the lookout for a white pit bull with brown spots. Female owner mid 50s. I had never seen them at the park before.


Maryland: "In the last 5 years my son, my dog and a friend have all been attacked by pit bulls."

MARYLAND -- Jeffrey Kraus posted on Facebook February 26, 2017

Sooo, Maddie is out on a walk on her leash when a neighbors pit bull on the loose attacks her and tries to rip her throat out.


I wasn't there, luckily a neighbor kicked the pit off of her or she would be dead.

In the last 5 years my son, my dog and a friend have all been attacked by pit bulls. To all that say they are a gentle misunderstood breed I say Bullshit!

  
 

North Carolina: Next door neighbor "rescues" pit bulls. They've attacked her, killed her dog and now they've attacked her daughter

NORTH CAROLINA -- Andrea Long Jackson posted on Facebook February 25, 2017

My daughter Amber was attacked by the neighbors pit bull this evening. One of the same bunch (pack) that attacked me & Chaos a couple months ago.

We just got home from the ER. They done fucked up. Seeing the Lawyer Monday. THESE are the idiots that are the reason WHY Pit Bulls have such a bad rep. If you can't control your fucking dogs...you shouldn't be able to own them. Mama's seriously pissed. BEYOND pissed but sad also. I HATE having to contribute to the bad statistics concerning Pit Bulls. I love my pittiebabies...but after all this...I don't think I'll be getting anymore in the future.  :(

Ricki Rogers Williams - I bet that scared her to death! How is she doing?

Andrea Long Jackson - She's doing ok right now. She's in pain and wondering how she's gonna do her job come Monday. Lou, I don't think I ever posted when they attacked me. The 4 ( or 5) pits next door broke thru the fence when I was outside with Chaos. I was laying over top of him to keep the dogs from attacking him and one of the dogs peeled a couple strips of my scalp. We ended up having to have Chaos put down. He had gotten a few deep punctures that went thru his skull (frontal lobe). He had almost immediate personality changes and became extremely aggressive.

I blame these idiots for everything. They KNOW their dogs can JUMP a 6ft fucking privacy fence...use their bodies as battering rams to break the fence...and attack any dog they see. Usually one of mine. I'm done with this. We're pressing charges & seeing the lawyer on Monday. Animal Control seized the one dog that bit Amber and it will be euthanized since this is the 2nd documented attack. Now... the remaining ones need to go. I love Pitties. Anyone that knows me knows this... but this pack is dangerous

Mimi Zimmerman - I hope you got a police report. That will help.

Mimi Zimmerman - Poor amber. It's not the dog, it's how they raised the dog. People like that should not have dogs. And if you know your dog is aggressive then have a fenced in yard so people don't hurt tell amber I'm praying for a speedy recovery.

Andrea Long Jackson - Mimi, the neighbor lady volunteers at the Hoke City Animal Control. All these pits are ones she has "rescued". Ticking time bombs  :( I'm all for rescue...but sadly, you have no idea what that dog has been thru or what "triggers" they have.

Amber Rhoades - Both our yards are fenced with a 6ft privacy fence but the side we share is in disrepair and they've known since they moved in that it needed fixing since it's legally their fence but they haven't done anything the fence jumping is a new thing the one called Titus learn how to do just this week he clears it like it's an Olympic event...he's the one that got taken. I'm okay just now starting to feel pain from the stitches and took some meds, Dante our foster dog is okay a little shaken but in good spirits he's has some superficial wounds around his ear and chest thankfully he's going to his new home tmrw he's had a rough week I'm just glad he didn't get hurt worse ??


Alabama: Woman's small dog attacked by 2 pit bulls while it was in its own yard

ALABAMA -- Dajia Brown posted on Facebook on February 22, 2017

All I'm going to say is if my dog die I'm going crazy. Idgaf who has anything to say about it. Y'all already let the mfs kill somebody else dog WITHOUT saying anything until WEEKS later. THEN, y'all dogs was the ones that came in OUR yard fw my dog. I'll be DAMNED if y'all get away w/ this one. Y'all won't even answer calls or reply to messages.


My mama just called me CRYING saying she don't think Mini gonna make it, IF my dog die on my mama somebody better be ready to run it. Idgaf if you a nigga or female but we bumpin. Young or old y'all better come w/ it.

Dajia Brown added 3 new photos - They shaved her fur at the vet to get to the wound properly. Now y'all, imagine if it was a CHILD that those dogs would have attacked. Still debating on whether I should leave it alone or try contacting the police again. ?? You can literally see the inside of my baby's body.

James Brock - Dang what happend

Dajia Brown - Some pits got loose, came in the yard, & attacked my baby. 

Dajia Brown - Well 2 pits to be exact

James Brock - Oh that's messed up.Victoria Brown Dajia that's family and I think that we should talk to them first...

Denetria Gibson - She'll never heal right. That's fucked up. Do what you gotta do cause it could be a child the next time

Georgina Doughty - Go to police

Maiya Cobb - How's she doing?

Dajia Brown - She high right now from her meds but she's doing a little better. She won't eat dog food but she has to eat her meds w/ food so she ate my burger w/ it. ??



 

Italy: Owner says his two German Shepherds were poisoned by his neighbor. One dog has died, the other is clinging to life.

ITALY -- Mario Boccia posted on Facebook February 19, 2017

Our neighbor poisoned our two dogs, Aron and Stefy, with a chicken. Aron is dead and Stefy is clinging on to life at the vet.

Even in 2017, there are still people as nasty as this.




California: "My friend Patricia and her tiny dog were attacked by a pit bull yesterday and in need of prayer"

CALIFORNIA -- Linda Mathess Hinojos posted on Facebook on February 12, 2017

My friend Patricia and her tiny dog were attacked by a pit bull yesterday and in need of prayer that her dear Papillon, Hermione Diers is quickly and completely restored to perfect health. ??????

Arizona: Woman and her support dog attacked by pit bull; she got stuck with a $2,000 vet bill

ARIZONA -- A Valley woman and her service dog are recovering after she says they were attacked by another dog during a walk through their neighborhood.

They never found the owner, so the woman reached out to us to share her story, and hopefully get people to think twice before letting their pets roam free.

"I got him in 2009," said Pama Tucker, O’Grady’s owner.


The Lhasa Apso mix is Tucker’s emotional support dog.

"Without him, I'd be up a tree," said Tucker.

In late January, the two were out for a walk. Tucker says a pit bull running loose came at them, biting O’Grady on the neck and ear, and knocking her down.

"He was in my lap, bleeding all over the place and I was just trying to comfort him," she said. "It's indescribable that fear that I felt. I could not help my dog."


Tucker and her neighbors rushed him to the vet.

"He had about eight puncture wounds. His canine tooth was broken," said Tucker.

Tuckers says Maricopa County Animal Care and Control picked up the other dog, but never found the owner.

Now Tucker has a message for all pet owners, especially those who let their animals roam.


"No matter what breed it is, you are responsible for taking care of that dog, and you accept the responsibility of keeping people safe," she said.

The ordeal cost nearly $2,000 in vet bills, which Tucker’s neighbors graciously helped pay for. She's hoping she can one day reimburse them, so she's set up a GoFundMe account.


GoFundMe link: "My Companion"

On January 22, 2017, this is how my dog, O'Grady, looked at the start of the day.  Then, around 6:00 pm while outside in his own yard, he was attacked by a running loose pit bull.  It happened so quickly, I didn't know what to do!  I started to scream at the same time I tried to make the pit bull loosen its gripe.  I am disabled and was using my crutch to hit the pit bull on the head - nothing was working.  Grady was crying by now and struggling to get loose.  That sound is etched in my heart.  The picture of Grady's head enveloped by the pit bull's locked jaw is a nightmare I can't get rid of!

Finally, people started coming out of their homes in answer to my screams for help.  About this time, I went into shock and no longer knew what was going on.  This was the time the pit bull knocked me down.  From this point forward, all I knew was I was on the ground and Grady was in my lap.  Grady's was covered in blood and his breathing was labored.


My family from across the street raced over to me and reached down to pick Grady up to put him in their car to take him to the emergency vet.  Meanwhile, the fire department arrived to check on me since the pit bull had knocked me down.

They helped me stand again but all I could think of was my injured dog and I had to be with him and I refused further treatment - it was later on I discovered how many bruises I had suffered.

Treatment for Grady seemed to last for many hours.  I was so scared for him.  Grady is my companion and is my emotional service dog.  My disabilities can keep me isolated but Grady makes sure I go outside multiple times a day.  He listens to my troubles and gives my love no matter what.  If I lost him, my motivation would also be lost.

Grady suffered at least 8 punctures and a broken canine tooth.  Between the initial treatment from the emergency vet on the eve of the 22nd to the follow up, subsequent surgery and prescriptions, the amount to treat him was approximately $2000.00.  


I had to borrow this money from my family because I am disabled and am on a very fixed income.  I am so very grateful my family, who also are disabled, could take care of my boy but they must be paid back as soon as possible.  I love my Grady and it is my responsibility to care for him.  I keep asking myself why did this happen, what could I have done to prevent this but I'm not getting any answers!

I need your help, please!  Those who love your animals know how this feels!  If any one out there has experienced this type of attack, I'm so sorry but you know how this feels.  Please, please help me pay back the angels who came to my financial rescue.

(AZ Family - Feb 24, 2017)