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This was an appalling tragedy, that amounts to wanton and deliberate cruelty. These animals had feelings and were left to starve slowly and horribly to death - can you even begin to imagine what that must feel like??!!
New laws will not bring back the animals that Croley killed, but maybe will prevent other families suffering tragic and unnecessary losses such as these families did.
February 13, 2009 at 11:33 a.m.
Does anyone know exactly what the court hearing on Thursday involves??Is it just sentencing, or will there be another hearing in full?
January 18, 2009 at 11:23 a.m.
I thought of all these poor families all through Christmas. I had a lovely Christmas with my dog but there are several out there who didn't have this privilege, because it was taken away from them, suddenly, unexpectedly, horrifically.
December 29, 2008 at 2:53 p.m.
Thank you, pamewame.Voice, that's an excellent idea.Anything at all, that might just make those in power sit up and realise how their seemingly righteous actions affect their citizens, is worth a try.These poor dogs must not have died in vain. We as human beings owe it to their memory to seek justice for those who cannot speak for themselves.
December 17, 2008 at 12:31 p.m.
dmets, I hope so much that the site you found is correct...and if so, what is going wrong that this case is being treated as a misdemeanor and NOT a felony?I still think this sounds like some kind of cover-up. It is being swept right under the carpet but THIS IS NOT RIGHT.We are not JUST discussing animals here.We are also dealing with fraudulent issues (the misappropriation of people's money and the failure to render a service that was being offered and for which payment was taken).And we are also dealing with extreme distress caused to members of the public as a result of this fraud.Even to those who seem to not care about the dogs, because "they are just dogs", surely the human element of this cannot be glossed over??
December 17, 2008 at 12:25 p.m.
Arlia,I agree with every word you have written.You have expressed this logically, succinctly and in a perfectly balanced way.This is a letter to be proud of and I hope that those who seek to allow this man free with nothing more than a slap on the wrist, should see what you have written.I am hoping that the views of the public will be heard by those who hold in their hands the outcome of this horrific case and thus the key to the country's future.
December 14, 2008 at 6:10 a.m.
Do they carry weight in a situation such as this, even if it is in a different state?How do i find out the right names and addresses to write to?
December 14, 2008 at 6:02 a.m.
Revzeke,Just because they were wrong in the instance you described, doesn't mean that these officers are wrong in EVERY case.They were duty-bound, I am assuming, to investigate your neighbour's complaint? and this they did.I am glad that it wasn't your kittens who were at fault and very sorry about her dog.But it is your neighbour you should be holding to account for this error, not two people who were trying to get to the bottom of a complaint.I cannot see why this makes them morons?If you had somebody overnight throw a brick at your car and dent it, and you chose to ask around the neighbours to see if any of them knew or had seen anything, does this make you a moron? Would you expect them to get angry and start telling you that you are wrong to accuse them of throwing that brick??Of course not! they would (should) see it as simply what it is - trying to find out information and get to the truth.
December 14, 2008 at 5:56 a.m.
Well I HOPE that look on his face is one of contrition over what he did. I suspect not, alas.
December 10, 2008 at 6:10 p.m.
Animallover, isn't that always the way?! that the criminals know more about how to play the system than any law-abiding person?!Pamewame, this is a good point. There should have been an example set, at least...now that this man and most of Ohio know that there is the prospect of just 4 months in a nice warm jail with TV, good food and all at the taxpayers' expense, don't you bet that this will give carte blanche to anyone else who decides it's a good scam to charge hundreds of dollars to people for Training their dogs, and then pocket the proceeds??!!Did anyone ever find out what happened to the money paid to him, by the way?!
It seems to me that there are many people in high places who are determined to sweep this case under the carpet!!WHY would they do this?There is something fishy here. How else can it be explained away that they are so blinded to the FACTS that dogs lay dead and others were emaciated?Someone on another thread said that Parvo can kill rapidly. Yes it can...but not so rapidly that its victims are skin and bone and lie for days and weeks rotting, whilst the person on the premises walks past the stench.
December 10, 2008 at 6:04 p.m.