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Another abused dog found shot, trashed on North Side



Published: Fri, February 3, 2012 @ 12:08 a.m.

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

The seemingly routine torture or killing of dogs by unidentified individuals continued this week with the remains of a shot and discarded dog found on the city’s North Side.

An Ohio Avenue couple told police they were out picking up trash at about 5 p.m. Wednesday when they noticed a medium-sized, mixed-breed pit bull stuffed in a blue plastic garbage can. The garbage can had been thrown over a ravine near Ohio Avenue and Tod Lane.

Police arrived at the Ohio Avenue area with a deputy dog warden and humane agent and determined that the dog had been shot once near the left shoulder before being placed in the container. The dog was wearing a collar, but nothing to identify its owner.

Police are investigating that incident and also ask for help from the public to find the person responsible for the death of two puppies.

The German shepherd puppies were found dead around 2 p.m. Monday in a median island on West Federal Street near Western Reserve Transit Authority’s Federal Station, downtown, police said.

The pups had string wrapped around their legs and neck in a manner to suggest the person was intentionally trying to cause pain and suffering to the animals.

The killing of the dogs brought a half-dozen protesters to the downtown area this week. They are hoping for stiffer penalties for some forms of animal abuse.


Comments

1lilgandee(103 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

The protesters are right, until felony charges are enforced the demented animal abusers will continue. Soon they will move from animals if they havn't already. I don't understand the thrill hurting a harmless trusting animal which would be so easy to hurt. Just a disgusting human being, no excuse

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2FifthAve(168 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

How about protesting against the Pit Bull ban which is a licence to commit genocide on this breed?

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3ohioanimallover(18 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

Not all loose dogs are vicious. If someone raises that dog to be social, friendly, etc-- then it will be.
What about the SIX WEEK OLD puppies? Were they running around ever so viciously? I doubt it..
Nitro's Law is needed in Ohio. People who torture and kill animals have been PROVEN to move onto children, women, and elderly!!

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4Ginger76(178 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

FYI: the removal of pitties from the vicious dog law is in fact in place. BSL doesn't work and it's been proven over and over again.

Ironically, Ohio can remove pit bull type dogs from the vicious dog law yet animal cruelty in this state remains archaic.

Also, Terry you are one run on sentence and your lack of common sense baffles me.

Please Ohio do better, be a leader - not stuck in the dark ages. Nitros law is just the beginning.

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5Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

Just want to ask WHY? What reason would you have to torture puppies? None whatsoever!

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6bsdtwd(40 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

The abused and neglected will abuse, neglect and torture until death. The person(s) responsible will rot in h*ll. This is comparable to the "trunking" form of dogfighting. Human scum, raised by scum results in unthinkable (until now) forms of animal abuse short of Nitro starvation, that most normal people couldn't comprehend. God Bless the Animals and allow the abusers to be found, shamed and jailed. They deserve the same as the puppies, bait dogs, daily fight dogs, heavy chain dog slaves and every other abused animal received from these scum bags. BUT, were a humane society (aside from these slugs) and will deliver a fine or community service requirement. Shame on them and shame on us.

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7webad(156 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

Those here who said that animal abusers soon enough move on to harming, even killing, human beings are correct. But, there's no justice for ordinary people, let alone these poor dogs. By the way, I witnessed a roaming pit bull kill a cat. A pit ran onto my porch and snatched my cat right off of my lap. It snapped my cat's spine and my entire family had to suffer through his euthanasia. I've also seen way too many news reports of pits killing children. Each can draw his own conclusions about problem pit bull owners.

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8rabbit66(20 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

Even if these monsters are caught, they only face misdemeanor charges. Essentially, a parking ticket, or public drunkenness. No big deal, the victims are "just dogs", right? What happens when these jerks move on to children? or the elderly?

After every horrific story, everyone says, "How can someone do that? Terrible... Horrible...Something should be done!"

"Something" IS being done, and YOU can "do something" too.

HB108 will allow the possibility of FELONY charges for animal abusers.

It takes 30 seconds to say "I'm an Ohio voter, and I am calling to urge Mr. Batchelder to move HB108 onto the floor for a vote!" 614-466-8140

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