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Dog starved to death may have been used for fighting

Published: Thu, August 19, 2010 @ 12:05 a.m.

Staff report


Animal Charity Humane Society officials suspect that a pit-bull-mix dog that was rescued Tuesday and died that night had been used in dog fighting.

The dog should have weighed 60 to 70 pounds but weighed 25 to 30 pounds, said Joe Borosky, Animal Charity humane agent.

The 1- to 2-year-old dog was found by police severely dehydrated and near death in the backyard of an abandoned Norwood Avenue home Tuesday afternoon. It was tied with a tow chain padlocked around its neck.

No one seems to know who owned the dog. Several tips have been received by Animal Charity, which has offered a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the dog’s owner. Private citizens and businesses have bumped up the reward to $900, Borosky said.


1steelwagon(284 comments)posted 5 years, 11 months ago

I saw this horrible story on the news last night.
I saw what you did to that poor little dog and rest assured you will be found and dealt with.
You need to start praying the police find you.

You see scumbag you're not fit to breath the same air as the rest of us.
You're low life cowardly trash who choose to take his lack of humanity and manhood out on a small defenseless animal.

You'll pay for your actions by living with the knowledge for the rest of your life which I'm going to pray is long ,miserable and painful that you are nothing but gutter trash.

You have no fortitude,dignity,brains or sense of respect or compassion for any living creature including your own worthless self.
You inflicted needless and terrible suffering on one of God's creatures.

I sincerly hope you're stupid enough to believe the Goof Lord doesn't care about a dog.
That way when you get what you so rightly deserve we'll all get to see that wonderful look of shock and surprise on your butt ugly mug when the police are leading you to jail.

I once heard a man say s..t breeds s..t
It's obvious where you come from scumbag !!
I'v long held the belief that anyone who harms a child or a small defenseless animal can't be rehabilitated because they totaly lack even the smallest amount of courage and morals.

Sure sounds like you doesn't it ? !!
Gutless low life trash that you are !!

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2LongArmODLaw(22 comments)posted 5 years, 11 months ago

It's a good thing we have a hero like Joe Borosky who is not afraid to pat himself on the back!

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3Ginger76(178 comments)posted 5 years, 11 months ago

Joe is a hero....most people are simply cowards.

At the very least the little dog knew kindness in his/her final hours.

Typical gutless garbage in Youngstown.

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4Stormieangel(136 comments)posted 5 years, 11 months ago

How sad that anyone should harm an innocent animal. And these lowlife pieces of humanity deserve the same kind of treatment that they dealt out to this poor animal. If it was abandoned, what took someone so long to report this? I am not judging; I am just wondering about it. I believe God put animals here to make our lives better and pets surely do enhance our lives. To abuse a defenseless animal is horrendeous crime. We do need to be more alert to such injustices to the defenseless....old folks, children and animals. Maybe the neighborhood watch groups can make it a point to be more aware of abandoned animals left in back yards or houses. I just sit here and cry for the innocent that seemingly have no one to come to their defense. And the laws just are not tough enough. When there is crime that comes close to taking a life or takes one....I think the punishment should be the culprit gets the same treatment as his victim. If he felt it was good enough for his victim, then it is good enough for him!!!! Unfortunately, we seem to have a LEGAL system and it is not always a JUSTICE system.

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5HP1(2 comments)posted 5 years, 11 months ago

all statements posted are true,i would like to also add this poor baby may been have found on north side but didnt come from there,i just wish could have got him several times he was in my back yard, my husband tried to get.,couldnt get close enough to get ,at that time looked like going hungry,it hurts me so much could not get or would possibly still be here,you know who you are just because you moved doesnt mean you can hide, when the law finds you AN THEY WILL,i hope your punish ment is severe to the point your gonna say why, cats dogs are gods creatures put here to give us love an effection as we give them in return,it makes me so sick,that people abuse these babys like that.i just pray that who ever the judge is on this case brings down the hand of justice an issues such punishment that they will think of what they have done an when they sleep at night i pray this dogs spirit torments them.GODBLESS all who love thier PETS.....

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6southsidedave(5198 comments)posted 5 years, 11 months ago

It is difficult to read this story and not feel compassion for all the abused animals in our world. Something is wrong with people that abuse animals, and I hope that this dog's owner can be found and he will receive the same type of inhumane treatment. Except that would be considered cruel and unusual punishment by the courts. Nonetheless, he will have to answer someday when he dies, we all have to answer. Take care.

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7JaneEDoe(2 comments)posted 5 years, 11 months ago

I wonder how many tips the Animal Charity Humane Society got about this before they did anything. My aunt's neighbor was keeping her dog in the hot garage this summer with no food or water. The dog was not even let out of the garage to relieve himself and was left to live in his filth. My aunt started to sneak it food and water to that it wouldn't die. She also called the Animal Charity Humane Society to report this abuse and neglect. When they came to "investigate" they saw the food and water my aunt had left and decided not to do anything. When my aunt followed up (on a Friday) and explained to them that she, in fact, had been the one giving it food and water, she was told that they would go back the following Wednesday (5 DAYS LATER) and not to give the dog any more food and water for two days prior to them coming. WTF?!? This was at the beginning of summer when it was in the 90's. Surely it was far hotter than that in the closed up excrement filled garage in which the dog was being kept. They couldn't make it there any sooner or give any better advice than that? Shouldn't animal welfare agents act with swiftness in order to save these animals? Needless to say, we were just as disgusted with them as we were with the dog's owners.

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8julescakes(9 comments)posted 5 years, 11 months ago

I hope they find this the sick people/persons that did this to this poor defenseless, loyal, lovable animal! Either way, if they find him/her or not it will be a BLACK MARK ON THEIR SOUL FOREVER! Anyone that does bad things to animals or children will be haunted for eternity!

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