Those Who Abandoned Pets During Hurricane Irma Could Face Felony Charges

It may seem like good news to animal lovers to read that Florida intends to prosecute people who abandoned pets during Hurricane Irma.

There is a downside, however.

People living in storm-prone areas will be less likely to adopt pets in the future if they know that two conditions are present:

1. Hotels and shelters reject pets.

2. Leaving your animals behind in hopes that they will be OK will get you a criminal record.

America ought to have a better infrastructure in place so that dogs, cats, and other companion animals can be given better treatment every day and during emergencies. For example, a master list of out of state volunteers willing to take pets until conditions return to normalcy, in conjunction with transportation services, would be a great improvement in pet safety during emergencies.

Daily Mail

The owners of the pets who were abandoned as Hurricane Irma approached Florida could face felony charges, according to the state’s office of animal control.

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control officers rescued 49 dogs in the days before the storm hit, all of whom were left outside to fend for themselves.

‘This is a prime example of animal cruelty,’ Palm Beach County state prosecutor Dave Aronberg told the New York Post.

‘We will find you, and we will prosecute you.’

Many of the animals rescued prior to Irma’s arrival were tied to poles or left outside in pens, authorities explained.

‘There is absolutely no excuse for doing that,’ agency director Dianne Suave told the Post.

She and Aronberg have vowed to come down hard on the animal owners.

Both have said they intend to file felony prosecutions against anyone who left their dogs outside during the storm, provided that they can gather enough evidence against those individuals.

The pair are also asking anyone who can to consider sheltering the animals they come across who were left out in the storm.

In addition to the pets rescued by the agency, Animal Care and Control also took in roughly 40 cats and dogs who were given up by their owners due to the impending storm.

Suave explained that surrenders are normal during storms, but the number was particularly high in the lead up to Irma.

‘It’s always disappointing,’ she told USA Today about the surrenders. ‘Our goal is to keep pets and people together.’

Relinquishing a pet to animal control or one of the two-pet friendly shelters in Palm Beach County means the individual gives up ownership of their animal and can’t get them back when the storm ends.

‘I feel torn about that at times,’ Suave said to USA Today.
‘But we’re not a boarding facility.’

Horrible Woman Hits, Bites Dog on Subway

THAT’S A BITE, NOT A KISS, THE MEAN WOMAN IS GIVING HER DOG.

No one on the Internet seems to know what happened to the poor creature who was so cruelly abused by a vicious woman in full view of passengers on the Toronto, Canada subway.

I hope that she’s been arrested and her dog has been given a safe place to live.

New York Daily News

A Toronto woman is seen biting and hitting her dog while riding on a subway full of disturbed passengers, a horrific new video shows.

The three-minute recording shows the dog calmly sitting on the woman’s lap as she grabs it by the hair.

“Do you hear me? Stop it,” she’s seen telling the dog several times, slapping it so hard that her whacks are audible on the video.

It’s not clear what she’s telling the frightened dog to stop doing as she bites the K-9’s head. She even appears to pull hair out of her mouth after clamping her teeth down.

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The video was recorded and posted to YouTube on Friday by a woman who says she witnessed the abuse on a Toronto Transit Commission subway.

“This trash non-stop hits her dog bites and pulled its hair,” the woman, Roxy Huang, wrote in the video’s description.

The woman — wearing a green top, yellow pants and green Crocs — squirms in the seat with the dog in her lap, making noises and shifting the abused pooch around.

When it tries to get away from her, the unidentified woman yanks its leash — so hard that it yelps.

Finally another rider comes along and tells her, “You’ve got to stop hitting your dog.”

The woman appears confused at first, asking “Pardon?” several times. She quickly becomes angry.

“Who are you?” she asks the man, whose face isn’t shown. “What the f— are you talking about?”

She then complains the man is standing near her, telling him to move to the other side of the train.

Meanwhile, another man is seen entering the train’s driver room.

“She’s biting his tail. She’s hitting him,” one rider is heard saying off camera.

The view of the woman becomes blocked, but Huang explains that she was removed from the train.

“The whole train stopped, more than 3 TTC staff walked to her and then she got off the train,” she wrote.

The fearful dog can be seen standing still as the woman calls for her. When he won’t budge, she’s seen picking him up.

“Someone like her should never own a dog or a pet,” Huang wrote.

That Monster Who Threw Two Small Poodles Off the Top of a Parking Garage is Sentenced

EDWARD HANANIA. LAST NAME IS ARABIC.

For the record, I’m assuming that Edward Hanania is a Musloid monster, but so what if he isn’t. He’s clearly not from America’s founding stock. It was a sad day for animals when his ancestors were given admittance to a country that loves its dogs.

Kudos to all the animal lovers who stayed on the case and helped ensure that Hanania didn’t get off with a slap on the wrist.

THIS DOG, ANGEL, SURVIVED THE FALL. THE OLDER ONE DIED.

Yahoo

OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who posed as the owner of two small dogs, paid a reward to the person who found them and then threw them off the top of a five-story parking garage has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges.

The (Tinley Park) Daily Southtown reports 23-year-old Edward Hanania of Oak Lawn was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for felony aggravated animal cruelty and six years in prison for violating his probation on an unrelated drug conviction. The two sentences will run concurrently, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.

Prosecutors said Hanania obtained the dogs by responding to a Facebook ad from someone who had found the two toy poodles. They contend that Hanania, posing as the dogs’ owner, paid the person who found the dogs a reward and then drove them to the top of a parking garage at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and then threw them to the ground.

The paper reported that hospital surveillance video shows a man pulling to the top of the parking deck, climbing from his car, looking over the ledge before walking back to the vehicle before the animals were thrown to the ground.

One of the dogs was killed. The other suffered broken legs but survived after undergoing surgery.

The case was closely followed by animal welfare advocates, who showed up to each of Hanania’s court appearances and held a rally.

“I think our presence played a part in it, I really do,” said Peggy O’Leary, one of the activists. “The state’s attorney came out last time and talked to us and said the judge was aware we were here keeping tabs on this guy.”

You’ll notice that there’s nothing in the news report about the monster’s motivation. Musloids hate dogs. I believe that’s true of many Middle Easterners.

If Hanania’s motivation was his ethnicity, the press would never report it anyway.

The original report of his arrest was published on this site here.

N*gger Charged in Death of Pit Bull That Choked to Death Trying to Reach Shady Spot

NOT THE PIT BULL IN THIS STORY.

When I was driving down an alleyway behind a small strip shopping center two weeks before Thanksgiving 1999 I saw a pit bull puppy sitting on a concrete stairs behind one of the stores.

The young reddish brown dog looked forlorn, so I stopped my van and approached him. He was pretty unresponsive to my attention. I thought to myself that he had been dumped and was waiting for his owner to return. He didn’t understand that his owner wasn’t coming back.

This was on Wednesday. Every day I drove the 20 miles up to the shopping center, in the barrio, and bought him some chicken livers at the nearby supermarket. I also brought him some water. The Latino store employees in the strip center would have seen him sitting there but they did nothing to help him.

By Saturday, when he was still in the same spot, waiting, I took him home. I figured he wasn’t too far away from being picked up by the dog catcher.

And thus began a 12 year long joyous adventure.

I know what great dogs these animals are. It pains me to post this story, but if there’s anything we can do to make sure that the dog murderer in this case serves time in jail, then let’s do it.

Charlotte Observer

GREAT FALLS, SC.
A Great Falls man was arrested last week, almost a week after a chained dog choked to death trying to get to shade in his yard, according to a Great Falls Police Department report.

Keon Torrance Gladden, 23, has been charged with ill treatment of animals, jail records show.

KEON GLADDEN. DOG MURDERER.

Great Falls police responded to a report of animal cruelty at a Walnut Street house on July 10 at about 5:15 p.m., the report says. The complainant told officers he believed the dog was being mistreated and told police he had checked on the dog many times before, the report says.

He said found the dog dead in the yard just before 5 p.m., bloating and covered in flies and maggots, the report says.

The dog, a blue pit bull, was chained to a pole in the yard with a belt for a collar and very little shade, the report says. The temperatures for the day were in the mid to upper 90s, officers said.

The dog choked to death while trying to crawl to a nearby bush for shade, the report says. Officers said there were two bowls near the dog, but the food bowl was upside down and the water bowl was dry and dusty, the report says.

There was a dog house in the yard, but the dog’s chain was too short to reach it, the report says.

The complainant said he bought a harness for the dog, but the harness was lying in the yard broken, the report says.

My pit bull would tump his water bowl over to wet the ground during the hot Texas summer. Then he would lay on the wet spot to stay cool. This was in the shade, of course. Doggy air conditioning.

I would have to check on his water bowl constantly because it wouldn’t take him long to turn it over. He seemed to have trouble figuring out that if he turned the bowl over he might not have anything to drink for a while.

Anyway, dogs love air conditioning in the summer. All of them should have a spot inside where it’s cool. It’s the least we can do for them.

I wish every pit bull (and every other dog) could have a happy ending like this pit bull.

Canine Officer Dies in Hot Car Because of Handler’s Negligence

ENDY IS DEAD BECAUSE OF HANDLER NEGLIGENCE, SAY POLICE.

Although it’s heartbreaking to post the stories of dogs left to die in hot cars, I do so to remind everyone to be alert for the presence of dogs inside cars until the weather cools off this fall.

Daily Mail

A sheriff’s deputy in Utah has been charged with recklessly causing the death of his patrol dog after he left the K-9 in his patrol car in soaring heat.

Cache County sheriff’s deputy Jason Whittier, 36, accidentally left his K-9, Endy, in his vehicle when he got home from work around noon on July 3.

When Whittier returned home at 11.30pm, he realized that Endy was not in his outside kennel and found him instead in his vehicle, dead.

Some people are too stupid to be trusted with a dog!

Whittier has been charged in First District Court with aggravated cruelty to an animal, a class B misdemeanor that could lead to a $1,000 and up to six months in jail if convicted.

‘Deputy Whittier then left his residence to participate in family activities, inexplicably leaving Endy in his patrol truck,’ charges from the Cache County Attorney’s Office state, according to the Salt Lake City Tribune.

Endy died of a heat stroke on July 3, when temperatures reached 95 degrees.

Sheriff Chad Jensen said on Tuesday that Whittier was distracted when he went inside his home.

The pooch, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois, had already died by the time Whitter found him.

Jensen said Whittier immediately contacted his division commander and was placed on administrative leave as an internal investigation took place.

The investigation found the officer violated the department’s policies and procedures.

Whittier was placed on leave without pay and will be reassigned away from the K-9 unit.

Comments at the Daily Mail suggest locking Whittier up in a hot car to die. If that were the punishment, all of the dead police dog stories that I see would come to a screeching halt. Severe punishment is a deterrent.

Chinese Man Imprisoned 500 Cats in Tiny Cages to Sell as Food to Restaurants

If it were not for pressure from Western civilization, the Chinese would quickly revert to raising and killing cats and dogs for meat.

It’s one example of why civilizations are not created equal and why Western civilization offers the most humane approach to life.

Excerpt from Daily Mail

A Chinese man has been caught keeping more than 500 cats squeezed into tiny cages that he was planning to sell as meat to restaurants for £3 each.

The vendor, known only as Sun, lured people’s pet cats and strays using sparrows and caged birds in the city of Jiujiang, Chinese media reported.

Horrified police found hundreds of felines trapped in the back of a small truck, with many of them near death and mewing faintly in the sweltering heat.

More cats were found in a nearby hut, where they were crammed into metal cages and were cooled by a ceiling fan to stop them dying in the heat.

Sun had allegedly intended to sell the cats to restaurants in other cities for 30 yuan.

Hong Kong and China have banned the killing of dogs and cats for sale as meat, but have not specifically outlawed consumption.

Sun was arrested on Sunday after a suspicious villager called Mr Yang told police that someone had been stealing his pets, including a mother with five kittens.

He also tipped off officers to the cats being stowed at the hut.
Police said on Sunday that a journalist had told them about a batch of cats meant for sale on a truck.

After a raid by Danyang city police rescued more than 500 cats, all of them were later released.

It comes as an animal lover who claimed to look after stray cats at home was caught butchering the felines before selling them to restaurants in November.

Sickening images have emerged showing dozens of cats killed, frozen and even decapitated at the man’s tiny warehouse in Chengdu, south-west China.

An undercover investigation carried out by the local Chengdu Business Daily revealed that the man, named Huang Fuping, sold the dead cats as rabbits to meat vendors in rural China for 20 yuan per kilogram (£2.30).

The authorities seized nearly two tons of feline carcasses. In addition, 49 live cats were rescued.

No matter where you live, if you have immigrant neighbors from the Far East, keep your animals inside at all times.

And never eat in a Chinese restaurant unless you want to consume someone’s beloved pet.

Muslim Monster Who Claimed Two Lost Poodles Were His Dropped Them from Roof of Parking Garage, Killing One

EDWARD HANANIA.

Last name Hanania is an Arab last name.

I would kill this motherfucker if I ever got the chance and then go home and sleep like a baby. I’m serious.

I hope there are dog lovers in prison.

DNA Info

COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — The suburban man who threw two poodles off a five-story building, killing one, had answered a Facebook ad looking for the lost dogs’ owner after the two escaped from their Chicago home, prosecutors said Tuesday.

A good Samaritan who found the dogs, white miniature poodles, posted the online ad Friday seeking the pups’ owner, according to authorities.

Edward Hanania, 22, was quick to respond, even though he didn’t own the dogs nor even know their rightful owner. Prosecutors said he went as far as to give the good Samaritan a $20 reward for the poodles’ safe return.

After he was given the dogs, Hanania was captured on surveillance footage on Saturday tossing the dogs from a five-story parking garage at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, prosecutors said.

No motive for the dogs’ abuse was given in court Tuesday.

One dog, six-year-old Guerro, died. His son, 1-year-old Angel, survived with a broken leg and head trauma, according to staffers at the Animal Welfare League in Chicago Ridge.

Angel was one of two poodles thrown off a five-story building in suburban Oak Lawn. He survived. His father, 6-year-old Guerro, did not.

Hanania, who is currently on probation for a drug conviction, has been charged with two counts of aggravated animal cruelty. Bond was set Tuesday at $350,000.

Animal Welfare League President Linda Estrada told the Tribune the dogs’ actual owner was “devastated” when he heard what happened to his beloved pets, which had escaped from his Chicago home during a recent family get-together.

Angel was rushed to the league’s clinic after the fall Saturday and later reunited with his owner once veterinarians spotted a microchip, Estrada said.

“The owner … wishes to remain anonymous as this heartbreaking moment in his life is surreal,” a league staffer wrote on Facebook. “… Angel wagged his bruised little tail with joy when he saw his owner. Both dogs were well cared for [like] a member of the family.”

According to the league, Angel has a sweet personality and likes to “give kisses.” He will require surgery to repair his broken leg.

Hanania, of Oak Lawn, was convicted in March of manufacturing and delivering heroin. He was sentenced to two years probation. Previous convictions include battery and retail theft.

I would like to know why pieces of sh*t drug dealers are not deported. And why would a heroin dealer not receive prison time? Oh, wait, it’s Chicago!

We need to stay on top of this one, ladies and gentlemen. He’s going to pay for his crime.

By. Any. Means. Necessary.