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Animal Cruelty Charges Filed in Case of Brutalized New Jersey Pit Bull

Posted in Animal Cruelty, People Behaving Badly, Sad with tags , on March 27, 2011 by punauni


A Newark woman has been charged with four counts of animal cruelty in the case of a 1-year-old pit bull found starved and barely alive inside an apartment building garbage chute, New Jersey officials tell

Kisha Curtis, 28, was charged Friday with two counts of abandonment and two counts of failure to provide proper sustenance to the animal, according to Matthew Stanton, a spokesman for the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The pit bull, hailed by animal care workers as a “miracle dog,” was discovered March 16 by maintenance workers inside a garbage chute at the Garden Spires apartment building — a 550-unit complex in Newark notorious for drug trade and other crimes.

The dog was found so brutalized that his bones protruded from his fur and he had no body temperature. Animal care workers with the Associated Humane Societies/Popcorn Park called it one of the worst cases of cruelty they’ve ever seen.

Newark Animal Control rushed the dog to the 24-hour Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, N.J., where he was given a blood transfusion, pumped with fluids and covered with heating blankets.


The dog was later named “Patrick” because he made it through the night and into St. Patrick’s Day. Veterinarians said he would have died within 6 to 12 hours if he hadn’t received medical care.

“It was a rebirth,” said Karen Powell, an AHS spokeswoman.

Stanton told that Curtis, the alleged owner, faces two criminal counts and two civil counts, which he said could result in up to six months in jail or a $1,000 fine and community service if convicted.

“It all depends on the judge,” he said. “She [Curtis] caused the animal to be in that condition. She indicated that she couldn’t take care of him anymore.”

Stanton said the woman denied throwing the dog into the chute at the 22-story apartment building. Curtis could not be reached for comment when contacted Saturday by

Stanton added that the investigation into the crime is ongoing. He said the NJSPCA is working to determine whether anyone else was involved in the abuse and disposal of the animal.

Patrick, meanwhile, is making a slow but steady recovery at the animal hospital. Veterinary staff said the dog is now standing and eating small amounts of food several times a day.

“He loves people,” Powell said.


Abused Dog Left To Die On Route 1

Posted in massachusetts, News, People Behaving Badly with tags , on June 9, 2010 by punauni

BOSTON — A dog so badly neglected that she was blinded from matted fur, deaf from severe ear infections and crippled from leg abnormalities was apparently left to die on a busy road.The dog, a mixed-breed poodle dubbed “Little Orphan Annie” by rescuers, was found by a passerby on Route 1 in South Attleborough last month, the Sun Chronicle reported. A police officer who responded to the passer-by’s call stayed with the dog until an Animal Control officer arrived.Animal Control Officer Carolyn Eaton said the dog’s badly matted and moldy fur had grown over her eyes and around her legs, and her ears were so infected they were almost swollen shut.The dog underwent hours of surgery at Central Avenue Veterinary Hospital in Seekonk to remove the matted fur. She still needs to have another operation to repair her legs.Rescuers believe the dog was left on the highway to die because she was sick and deformed.

Puppy Thrown From Building’s Roof

Posted in News, People Behaving Badly with tags , on May 21, 2010 by punauni

Some one should throw these people/person off a building

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A pit bull puppy is on the road to recovery after being thrown from the roof of a building.  Wally is not in good shape, but his tail is wiggling and wagging.  Joanne Hines, kennel manager for the Lehigh County Humane Society, said her agency got a report that a dog was thrown off a roof of a building near Court and Law streets in Allentown.Hines said there were witnesses who said they had seen it happen, so they took the dog to a local vet hospital for treatment.  Wally’s paws and legs where broken, but his big brown eyes are still filled with hope.The prognosis is good for him, said Hines, and doctors tell them he’ll be able to walk.The happy little guy has been temporarily put in casts until his first surgery, which is scheduled for Tuesday.The first operation will fix his paws. Then he’ll have a second to insert metal plates in his legs.  Hines said they don’t have a clue who the owners are.They’re looking for donations to fund the surgery. They’re also looking for anyone who knows who might have done this or who might own the dog.  The Humane Society is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of Wally’s attacker.  The people taking care of Wally said he seems to be a sweet and mild mannered little boy.Hines also said there are a couple people interested in fostering him, but she didn’t know about adopting him.Wally won’t be adoptable until his body recovers.Hines said whoever did this to Wally may have broken his legs, but they didn’t break his spirit.