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(Bangor Daily News)   Couple that left poodle in such filthy conditions that "Its eyes were shut with feces. It couldn't walk. It couldn't eat" plead not guilty to animal cruelty   (bangordailynews.com) divider line 68
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2013-02-21 04:15:17 AM  
Christine Laudieri objected to the couple not being able to possess any pets as her children have cats in the house, she said.
...
"By the defendant's own admission, they last saw veterinary care [for the dog] in 2005," he said. "They admitted to not being able to take care of the animal."

Too many people these days admit to not having any money to care for their animals, then continue to adopt new ones.
It's a shame that these monsters will probably get slapped with community service and a fine.
 
2013-02-21 10:36:30 AM  
I'd love to find the guy who had my rescue rottweiler before me and kick him in the balls. Hard. So hard that he chokes on them.
 
2013-02-21 10:52:58 AM  
Remember to spay or neuter your abusive pet owners!
 
2013-02-21 10:54:07 AM  
My Carmine (the big Ragu FTW!) was neglected by his former owner.  A pox on his house.

Now he's spoiled rotten like his brother Enzo, and never stops wagging.
 
2013-02-21 10:56:10 AM  
I hate people so goddamn much.
 
2013-02-21 10:59:58 AM  
My bichon frise was locked in her crate while her former owner went on a two-week bender. The people who rescued her said she'd clearly been in the crate the whole time, judging from the amount of feces.

She's really messed up in the head and basically untrainable. I've had her for four years now, and she will still walk into the room and poop on the floor right in front of you rather than tell you she needs to go out.

/I'm not SURE this didn't predate (or cause) the two-week bender
 
2013-02-21 11:01:43 AM  
Ted Nugent?
 
2013-02-21 11:02:26 AM  
I'm going to go throw up now. When I get back I'm going to give my dogs an extra milkbone. Blegh.
 
2013-02-21 11:02:27 AM  
I have an ancient Poodle that was rescued and I am not getting a kick out of this story.
 
2013-02-21 11:03:41 AM  
My awful spoiled beast was dumped at the local shelter with a shattered foreleg and a severely damaged eye.  Apparently she had been hit by a car because her former owners didn't bother keeping her leashed and then were unwilling to pay the cost of their irresponsibility.
farm9.staticflickr.com
 So she was dumped, suffering, but had such a sweet personality even in pain that a local foster group paid to have her rebuilt.  Better. Stronger. Faster.   Now she has me, and a strong harness/leash.

farm9.staticflickr.com
I'd still push the former owners out in front of a car and leave them to suffer though.
 
2013-02-21 11:06:46 AM  
Whenever someone says: "I love animals!" I class them with the same abuse shiatbags that defend their mysogyny with the phrase "I love women!" There's too many people out there buying animals as furniture or living stuffed toys rather than living creatures that need to be cared for, and who are effectively permanent infants in terms of responsibility.
 
2013-02-21 11:07:15 AM  
Monsters such as these do not deserve to be legally (or otherwise) recognized as human beings.

Civilized humanity owes a debt of gratitude to everyone here who has posted about their rescued animals. Keep up the good work, guys!
 
2013-02-21 11:09:24 AM  

911Jenny: I hate people so goddamn much.


A whole lot of THIS
 
2013-02-21 11:09:29 AM  
qph.cf.quoracdn.net
 
2013-02-21 11:10:59 AM  

Nurglitch: Whenever someone says: "I love animals!" I class them with the same abuse shiatbags that defend their mysogyny with the phrase "I love women!" There's too many people out there buying animals as furniture or living stuffed toys rather than living creatures that need to be cared for, and who are effectively permanent infants in terms of responsibility.


This is the reason I had to quit doing rescue work. The sh*t that people do to their pets is sickening.
 
2013-02-21 11:17:02 AM  
This is why I could never be a vet, or work for one. I'd be too damned proud of killing the creatures. And my house would be filled with all the animals I'd saved by doing so.
 
2013-02-21 11:21:18 AM  
Like this, but with poop:
4.bp.blogspot.com

/Attention mods, that is a happy puppy playing in the snow, and NOT a frozen puppy as you have modded me for in the past.
 
2013-02-21 11:22:54 AM  
ts1.mm.bing.net
These commercials are always effective....it's those puppy eyes, get's me every time :(
 
2013-02-21 11:23:42 AM  

Chinchillazilla: My bichon frise was locked in her crate while her former owner went on a two-week bender. The people who rescued her said she'd clearly been in the crate the whole time, judging from the amount of feces.

She's really messed up in the head and basically untrainable. I've had her for four years now, and she will still walk into the room and poop on the floor right in front of you rather than tell you she needs to go out.

/I'm not SURE this didn't predate (or cause) the two-week bender


I've got two pups who came out of a hoarding situation and, after years of never being allowed outside, it's just unrealistic to expect to completely untrain those bathroom habits. I'd say we're they're 95% perfect, but, yeah, people disappoint me.

/they just laid pee pads on the floor, and when those got soaked they laid more on top
//my pups were 5 or 6 years old and had never been on a walk
 
2013-02-21 11:26:26 AM  

gito: I've got two pups who came out of a hoarding situation and, after years of never being allowed outside


:( Mine was the opposite. One year old and had never been inside. And had never been for a 'walk'. And hardly knew what food was.
 
2013-02-21 11:36:00 AM  
My baby Minnie, when I found her dumped on the street, full of fleas and worms (note bloated tummy).  Sweetest dog in the universe.  When I picked her up, she literally hugged me.
img src=imageshack.us

She grew up. Still gives hugs.  Has a brother and sister now too.
img src=img809.imageshack.us
 
2013-02-21 11:37:37 AM  
Beat them with bats what have nails
To the edge of their lives
 
2013-02-21 11:38:24 AM  

CapeFearCadaver: gito: I've got two pups who came out of a hoarding situation and, after years of never being allowed outside

:( Mine was the opposite. One year old and had never been inside. And had never been for a 'walk'. And hardly knew what food was.


Kudos to you! The tough cases are not for the faint, or small, of heart. :)
 
2013-02-21 11:50:32 AM  
Bring back the pillory and public flogging. Seriously.

My Pomeranian was found wandering the road near Fort Knox at about 7 weeks old: evidently somebody ditched him in a residential area thinking he'd quickly be rescued, which he was. He wasn't otherwise abused or neglected and clearly hadn't been out long, the rescuers thought less than a day. The ex thinks the culprit was a backyard breeder: he's gorgeous but "not show quality for the breed" (and not quite right for any kind of dog).

The second puppy, a Border Collie mix (she thinks the other input is rat terrier, an old lady up the street thinks Corgi, I think hound from Hell) was abandoned by a former neighbor; they had another dog, some kind of Chihuahua mix, who was so scared of everything that she tore off up the street through some back yards and we couldn't find her.

Those were minor cases that could be settled with a monetary fine or 10 lashes.

The people from the article should be manacled, stoned almost to death, and left to suffer. It's better to surrender or euthanize a pet you can't care for than to let it get anything like that.
 
2013-02-21 11:58:00 AM  
Maddox the Katrina Rescue, with some good vibes.

i1228.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-21 12:00:25 PM  
They need a 4-way window pane in a sensory deprivation tank while receiving cattle prod tags at 2/sec.
 
2013-02-21 12:00:38 PM  
I pulled my cat from a two-bedroom apartment shared by two adults, their two children, at least three cats (other than the litter she was born in) two puppies, and a living room FULL of tanks of reptiles. Apparently these idiots thought it cheaper to let their indoor-outdoor female spit out litters rather than take her in to get fixed. Idiots.
 
2013-02-21 12:16:13 PM  
I volunteer for German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County and the stories a lot of these poor dogs go through are horrific. It is also quite fulfilling to see these dogs placed with loving, caring families. We get dogs left in foreclosed homes, hoarders, drug dealers, owner turn in and from shelters when their time is up. Every year we place about 400 dogs and I'm very proud of the work we do. This couple deserve jail time and hell.
 
2013-02-21 12:18:09 PM  
I don't know why I read these threads. Animal abuse pushes my rage button SO hard. It makes my stomach hurt to read it and then I read the rescue stories and get all weepy. I don't know why I put myself through this.

//2 dogs, 3 cats, all rescues
 
2013-02-21 12:30:39 PM  

911Jenny: I hate people so goddamn much.


Really, fark those people.   I hope the DO get jail time.

I wouldn't let them have a shower, soap or toilet paper.  No clean clothes, sheets or dishes. No brushing their teeth the whole damn time they were incarcerated and you could only wish it was for a long as that poor dog suffered.
 
2013-02-21 12:38:18 PM  
For once I am glad there is no photo with the story.
 
2013-02-21 12:40:40 PM  
"rescue"

ugh
 
2013-02-21 12:51:05 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Beat them with bats what have nails
To the edge of their lives


And their scumbag lawyer
 
2013-02-21 01:00:17 PM  
It's an arraignment hearing, you always plead not guilty. You make your real plea later on when you're indicted. Being a lawyer ain't cheap.
 
2013-02-21 01:00:41 PM  
People who are horrible enough to be cruel to their pets are the kinds of people who are ALSO very likely to be involved with rape, murder, torture and other assorted strains of violence towards their fellow human beings as well:

http://www.incasa.org/PDF/2011/animal_human_violence.pdf

Just shows what kind of worthless human beings these kinds of people are, doesn't it?
 
2013-02-21 01:03:24 PM  
should have saved this one for scaturday
 
2013-02-21 01:05:46 PM  
My Molly was left in a box at the side of the road with her brother. She was a big white fluffy mutt. I got her as a puppy from a girl I went to school with. Her dad found them on his way home from work. When I took her home, I spent the afternoon picking nearly 200 ticks off of her. After giving her a flea and tick bath, I proceeded to pick off 90 more of the nasty buggers. She was so anemic, she couldn't walk. Tummy all bloated from worms. Diagnosed with hip dysplasia early on. Pretty much had to teach her to walk outside. After about a month, I had her close to house trained and healthy. When she got too big to live in the city house with us, she moved to my grandma's place in the country, where she could run and play as much as she wanted. The vet said later that being able to run free pretty much corrected the hip dysplasia. Such a good dog.
 
2013-02-21 01:16:45 PM  
Does it shiat out of its eyes or what?
 
2013-02-21 01:18:07 PM  

Nurglitch: Whenever someone says: "I love animals!" I class them with the same abuse shiatbags that defend their mysogyny with the phrase "I love women!" There's too many people out there buying animals as furniture or living stuffed toys rather than living creatures that need to be cared for, and who are effectively permanent infants in terms of responsibility.



I don't like your assertion. Are you saying you suspect anyone who claims they love animals to be liars?

I love animals and I would never neglect or cause them to suffer. Perhaps you're projecting?
 
2013-02-21 01:20:18 PM  

Pangea: Nurglitch: Whenever someone says: "I love animals!" I class them with the same abuse shiatbags that defend their mysogyny with the phrase "I love women!" There's too many people out there buying animals as furniture or living stuffed toys rather than living creatures that need to be cared for, and who are effectively permanent infants in terms of responsibility.


I don't like your assertion. Are you saying you suspect anyone who claims they love animals to be liars?

I love animals and I would never neglect or cause them to suffer. Perhaps you're projecting?


Did you read TFA?
 
2013-02-21 01:24:26 PM  
Someone once left a puppy tied to a rail behind my apartment building all day in the sun with no water or anything. I took her out some water and meat and watched for a while, when nobody came to get her, i took her in for a cpl of weeks til I found her a nice home on a farm. I'd never been a "dog person" before that, but fell right in love with her. Couldn't keep her because of apt rules, but the super let me hang onto her until i found her a home. He was a good man.
 
2013-02-21 01:29:37 PM  
My Squeaky is from a rescue shelter. She was found roaming the streets. Since she already has spay scars, she must have been someone's cat. When I got her, she had 2 types of worms and had just started gaining weight (after being found weighing 5 pounds!).

She's now happy, worm-free, and about 9ish pounds. She is the sweetest cat I have known - so patient and tolerant. The only things she hisses at are children (which might have been a bit of why she was let go) and the vet. I'm so glad I found her!
 
2013-02-21 01:30:12 PM  

btraz70: [ts1.mm.bing.net image 300x298]
These commercials are always effective....it's those puppy eyes, get's me every time :(


I've never seen the commercials and have no idea what they're about, but that photoshop made me LOL pretty hard.  Good caption.  :-)

/our cat walked in and adopted us
//mother-in-law's dog is a rescue
 
2013-02-21 01:50:27 PM  

over_and_done: btraz70: [ts1.mm.bing.net image 300x298]
These commercials are always effective....it's those puppy eyes, get's me every time :(

I've never seen the commercials and have no idea what they're about, but that photoshop made me LOL pretty hard.  Good caption.  :-)

/our cat walked in and adopted us
//mother-in-law's dog is a rescue


Don't. Not if you don't want to spend the next ten minutes in hysterics, hugging your cat and freaking her out. The photoshop doesn't lie. She does ruin your day.
 
2013-02-21 01:57:45 PM  

Cyclonic Cooking Action: Does it shiat out of its eyes or what?


No, only trolls do that.   You know that.
 
2013-02-21 02:07:04 PM  
My Wills was adopted by a nineteen year-old girl from a breeder at 8 weeks old because have you seen a miniature schnauzer puppy?  There are few things in the world as freaking adorable as a mini schnauzer puppy.  Then when he got older and was a high energy dog, she didn't want to mess with him because she couldn't keep him in her purse and all that.  So, she left him in a crate.  For days on end.  And gave him a few Milk Bone to eat.  Her father visited her and saw what she doing and took the dog away from her.
He ended up with me through a relative that thought I needed a dog to go with my new house.  I wasn't even unpacked yet...my furniture was still wrapped in plastic.  But he walked in and declared the place his.  Took him to the vet, he should have a weighed 15 pounds and he weighed nine.  I got him dewormed and groomed (he was matted and stunk so bad) and now I have the sweetest little cuddle monster that ever lived.
If I ever meet the girl that treated Wills so poorly, I will kick her in the vagina so hard she will enter menopause instantly.
If I ever find the girl that adopted him and had him in such horrible shape
 
2013-02-21 02:08:26 PM  
Meant to post a picture of the little guy!

puppydogweb.com
 
2013-02-21 02:23:47 PM  
My mother lives at the end of a street across from a city park.  She has rescued a number of abandoned pets over the years.  A couple of times people have even abandoned their pets on her property.  My current dog was one; a little white poodle mix mom found sitting on a lawnchair in her front year as a puppy.

I once followed mewing noises to find a tiny kitten in my mom's backyard.  WTF?  The yard has a solid 8-foot brick fence,  I was forced to conclude someone had tossed the little guy over the fence from the other side.  He was so thirsty he made little growling noises over the water I gave him.  Mom kept him until he went to kitty heaven, her favorite pet to this day.

Whats wrong with people?
 
2013-02-21 02:30:46 PM  

DeadMouseTails: over_and_done: btraz70: [ts1.mm.bing.net image 300x298]
These commercials are always effective....it's those puppy eyes, get's me every time :(

I've never seen the commercials and have no idea what they're about, but that photoshop made me LOL pretty hard.  Good caption.  :-)

/our cat walked in and adopted us
//mother-in-law's dog is a rescue

Don't. Not if you don't want to spend the next ten minutes in hysterics, hugging your cat and freaking her out. The photoshop doesn't lie. She does ruin your day.


^^^THIS^^^

Not only do I freak my cats out by hunting them down and hugging the hell outta the little furry bastids*, then I make them fat by giving them a treat of gushy food for no reason other than that goddam commercial.

*little furry bastids is a term of great love
3 - all rescues
 
2013-02-21 03:11:15 PM  
I'll never understand where such incredible cruelty towards animals comes from. I can't get through those Sara McLachlan commercials, either.  I had a puppy when I was a kid and remember all about him, but Tippy got distemper and crawled under the house one day and died. I'll never have another pet until I have the room and resources to spoil it. I admire so much all of you who have rescued animals and changed their world. Bless you!!
 
2013-02-21 03:26:37 PM  
A sign in my neighborhood this week:

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2013-02-21 03:35:59 PM  

jaytkay: A sign in my neighborhood this week:

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Motherf*cker.
 
2013-02-21 04:00:12 PM  

jaytkay: A sign in my neighborhood this week:

[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 400x300]


If the reward is anything but a bullet travelling at high velocity then justice will have failed.
 
2013-02-21 04:05:27 PM  
My dog, 'Walter Bishop'...adopted him a month ago after he was returned to the rescue organization after being with a family for nine months.  Their reason for giving him back is that they decided to move, and they chose to rent a house that doesn't allow dogs.  I hope they were blacklisted with every rescue organization in the tristate area.

www.falsesoul.com

/great dog
//loves to hike
///loves turkey-spinach-gouda wraps more
 
2013-02-21 04:46:44 PM  
What heartless scum. Who leaves an animal in that condition?

I have nightmares about not taking care of long-since passed-away pets, like somehow they're still alive but I can't find them, and I'm afraid they're dying from neglect. But even in my nightmares, they're never *that* bad off.
 
2013-02-21 04:53:54 PM  
My fiance found our wonderful dog Ivy in a field in Bakersfield.  She was emaciated and out in the middle of nowhere in 100 degree heat.  She is the sweetest dog in the universe and whoever dropped her off should rot in hell.

i45.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-21 04:58:31 PM  
Adopted a 5-ish year old German Shepherd in 2000.  She weighed 40lbs, had scars around her neck from where she'd obviously been left tied up for long periods, tested positive for Lymes, and her teeth were filed down.  Had to put her down in 2009 because of arthritis due to the Lymes.  Best dog I ever owned, even more surprising since she'd obviously been abused/neglected.

Current dog is a rescued 14-month-old Great Dane.  Owner bought her so he could tell people he owned a Great Dane and barely looked after her.  Left her outside her entire life with a small shelter she probably outgrew in 3 months.  Left food & water for her every day but that was it--never played w/her or paid any attention to her.  Took me hours to coax her into the house because she'd never been in one before.  Now she's this insane, 115-lb. puppy galloping through my house.

Baroness:
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FNG [TotalFark]
2013-02-21 05:39:02 PM  
I'll say the same thing I usually do in these threads.  The humans should be taken into custody and treated exactly the same way they treated the pets.

And then drawn and quartered.

Our 19 year old geriatric rescue kitty (rescued by my girlfriend at one year old) has stage two kidney disease and arthritis.  She is given her meals on her heating pad, on her couch, delivery service style.  She can get around just fine, and does, she just is now used to having her meals brought to her.

And we love doing it.

Don't worry; there is a towel over the heating pad and we keep it on a low setting.  Our vet has approved this.

People that abuse animals, or allow them to be abused, don't deserve any mercy or latitude.

Oh, and to be a fly-on-the-wall when the parents have to explain to their little kids why their precious friends are being taken away, and having to explain why random people come search their home every week.
 
2013-02-21 05:43:04 PM  
Not going to give a long spiel about my dogs being rescue dogs, but I will say that rescue dogs make great companions. I have three right now and had many over the years.

/Human beings are the true wild animals walking this planet, look around, the proof is everywhere.....
 
2013-02-21 05:45:44 PM  
I just have to say- if you want to help animals out- but can't keep a pet- go ahead and help out with the rescues-
That, and don't buy a pet from a pet store- get from PREFERABLY a rescue society if you want "purebred", or a no-kill shelter.
//Stanley the Fluffslutoverlord approves this message
//And yes, I agree fuzzy bastard is a term of endearment
 
2013-02-21 06:04:35 PM  

Arumat: jaytkay: A sign in my neighborhood this week:

[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 400x300]

If the reward is anything but a bullet travelling at high velocity then justice will have failed.


Yep.
also, we saw a weiner dog in one of those at the dog park awhile back. He zipped along using only his front legs.
i wish I were kidding when I say his name was Skippy.
I'm not the only one to laugh at that so don't judge me.
 
2013-02-21 07:19:22 PM  

tkwasny: They need a 4-way window pane in a sensory deprivation tank while receiving cattle prod tags at 2/sec.


No, they should do the old Celtic punishment of ripping out one end of these subhuman's intestine, nailing it to a tree, and then forcing them to walk around the tree.
Holy $#!| I just scared myself.
 
2013-02-21 11:26:50 PM  

Freudian_slipknot: My awful spoiled beast was dumped at the local shelter with a shattered foreleg and a severely damaged eye.  Apparently she had been hit by a car because her former owners didn't bother keeping her leashed and then were unwilling to pay the cost of their irresponsibility.
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x333]
 So she was dumped, suffering, but had such a sweet personality even in pain that a local foster group paid to have her rebuilt.  Better. Stronger. Faster.   Now she has me, and a strong harness/leash.

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x333]
I'd still push the former owners out in front of a car and leave them to suffer though.


Awww...  What a sweet, bug-eyed, smooshy-faced little gal!  Adorable. :D Glad she found a new chance at life!
 
2013-02-22 12:06:17 AM  
Our 2 muttlies sharing a nap on the futon with hubby:
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Pong (German Shepherd/Beagle)- Was left with his siblings in a box on the side of the road in NC.  :(  We got him from our local rescue at 11 weeks old. He's a smart bugger with a very playful personality.  He's also an expert sandwich bandit.  Very in tune with human emotion, Pong watches over his family and even talks to his bestest pal in the whole world over Skype.  So funny...

Dig Dug (Lab/Hound/Pointer?)- Don't know his backstory, but we got him just a few months after we got Pong.  He was fostered from a shelter in GA by the same rescue.  He was sooo skinny and his fur was so full of dandruff.  He had these big floppy ears and sad hound dog eyes, we couldn't resist taking him home.  We later learned that he is corn and wheat intolerant which is why he wasn't really gaining much weight.  We were already feeding Pong corn-free dog food, but the Milkbones we were treating them with gave Diggie the sharts.  Now he's happy, healthy and the size of an adolescent Lab which is as big as he'll get.  He's the opposite of his adopted brother in smarts, but he's all cuddles and kisses with a hound dog howl that never fails to make me smile.

The asshats in this article need to be tied to a tree and pissed on by every dog that passes by.
 
2013-02-22 12:24:27 AM  
Althought I'm not an "animal lover" like most of you guys are on here, my hats are off to you for taking these creatures and giving them a home.  I never understood the draw of purebred dogs.  I always thought with all the dogs in the world that were mixed breed (which in my opinion make better pets) that it's a shame to not choose one of them.

Good on you all

/btw, owned by the wife's cat
//little farker loves me more than her and she's the one that picked him out
///probably wants his nuts back. ;)
 
2013-02-22 09:59:06 AM  
Skowhegan area----the taint of this state. Hope those 2 burn in hell.
 
2013-02-22 06:00:28 PM  
People suck. Anyone who treats animals cruelly deserves the same fate- I love critters- it's people I find to be much more difficult to handle.

OffTopic: Why do people hate cats so much? I love ALL animals, including dogs, but there seems an unnecessary amount of people who literally "hate" cats. I don't get it-

People suck-
 
2013-02-22 09:46:02 PM  

Cold_Sassy: 911Jenny: I hate people so goddamn much.

Really, fark those people.   I hope the DO get jail time.

I wouldn't let them have a shower, soap or toilet paper.  No clean clothes, sheets or dishes. No brushing their teeth the whole damn time they were incarcerated and you could only wish it was for a long as that poor dog suffered.


And yet another reason I have you favorited.
 
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