has anyone contacted the humane society? are they pressing charges? the people that do this are sick
April 26, 2014 at 8:04 p.m.
"Several of those children had been placed there by the Mahoning County Children Services, Bobovnyik said."
good job mahoning county, was to let all of those children suffer and one die. how can those children even be in a home like that!? that has to be against some kind of law. the children were removed from those people and placed somewhere safe and warm im hoping!!!!
March 1, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.
too bad the us doesnt believe in an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth...
February 13, 2014 at 6:59 a.m.
there wasnt enough evidence or conditions wrong the frist time to be able to do anything. this time there was a mounting pile of evidence against her. and fyi, its mahoning county.
January 18, 2014 at 2:58 p.m.
1717.13 Any person may protect animal.
When, in order to protect any animal from neglect, it is necessary to take possession of it, any person may do so. When an animal is impounded or confined, and continues without necessary food, water, or proper attention for more than fifteen successive hours, any person may, as often as is necessary, enter any place in which the animal is impounded or confined and supply it with necessary food, water, and attention, so long as it remains there, or, if necessary, or convenient, he may remove such animal; and he shall not be liable to an action for such entry. In all cases the owner or custodian of such animal, if known to such person, immediately shall be notified by him of such action. If the owner or custodian is unknown to such person, and cannot with reasonable effort be ascertained by him, such animal shall be considered an estray and dealt with as such.
the person taking the animal MUST let the owner know...think how easy that will go...*knock knock*hey, im taking your dog, you have it outside*bang*
people will do some crazy stuff over animals, left outside or not. if you dont let the owner know, thats a theft offense. you do let him know that could very easily turn into a bad violent fight. humane societies have rules and procedures they must follow to protect animals and prosecute animal cruelty. random people other than those appointed to do so can not prosecute animal cruelty charges. and people appointed to do so must abide by the constitution and law/procedure for doing so. come on people, use your head. this whole mahoning county area needs a serious education session.
January 10, 2014 at 6:32 p.m.
You might want to clarify, pets CAN be kept outdoors. There is nothing in Ohio law saying they must be brought inside. Ohio animal cruelty laws are not great. They simply say that as long as an outdoor pet is provided good wholesome food/water, and shelter the owners are abiding by the law. And shelter for certain animals, such as a horse, can actually, legally, just be a tree. Dogs are not even required by law to be provided hay. Humane Agents can strongly recommend that, and that's why they drive around with it, but it is not required. They only give out hay to help make dogs a little more comfortable who's life is on a chain. So it might be helpful and prudent to clarify: outdoor pets CAN stay outside during this weather, provided they are given proper and adequate food/water/shelter. Hay is not required, just recommended. Water does freeze quickly with these temperatures, and therefore should be changed at least twice in 24 hours (morning and night).
January 3, 2014 at 8:40 p.m.