The ASPCA, at the request of the Garland County Sheriff's Office, is managing the evidence collection and sheltering of more than 100 dogs living in a substandard commercial breeding facility--commonly known as a puppy mill--in Hot Springs, Ark.
In one of the more interesting examples of turnabout we've seen in recent years, an animal rights group called "Dogs Deserve Better" from Tipton, Pa. bought the five-bedroom, Surry County Va. home once owned by Michael Vick for approximately $600,00.
Yes...Caught in a lie but let off far too easily...Well, anyway, yeah...I did read once on the ASPCA website that they're trying to develop mobile units for forensic investigations nationwide and promoting veterinary forensics in veterinary colleges, as well. I'm sure this could really make a huge improvement in the way animal cruelty investigations are conducted and would most definately make for stronger cases and (hopefully) convictions in court.
On a more positive note, it's pretty impressive to read that the HSUS came so well-prepared to aid in the investigation...State of the art mobile lab. I had heard of the ASPCA having a mobile veterinary forensics investigation unit...Wasn't aware that the HSUS had one, as well...but it stands to reason that they should. Well done.
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, eh...? He knew exactly what that $900 dog was being "sold" for, methinks, judging from all that dog fighting paraphenalia the authorities found in his house. Misdemeanor aiding and abetting...Now how did he manage to get off with that, I wonder, considering how well known he is in the dog fighting racket...? Somethin' don't smell right...
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Contact Info and Some Pertinent Points Below - Hit the Deck!
Once again, please find the appropriate contact information below along with some points I consider pertinent. Just click on the e-mail addresses and start typing your message. If for some reason it doesn't work, open a new e-mail and type the addresses directly into the "to" field. Johnson's own attorneys have stated that the only reason this case has been proceeding forward is the tremendous public pressure. So, hit the deck - and let's get this creep convicted and sentenced to the fullest extent of the law!
Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco 4075 Main St.; Riverside, CA 92501 ph: 951-955-5431 or 951-955-5400; fax: 951-955-5682 *Maria Driver, DA Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org *additional email: email@example.com
*The above emails were the only ones found connected with the Riverside DA's Office.
I FOUND THIS ON FACEBOOK.THIS FIRECHIEF NEEDS TO BE PUNISHED.
The details are horrifying, even with a good outcome to the case: 50-year-old Anthony Appolonia admitted to systematically torturing and killing at least 19 cats, most of whom he obtained from "free to good home" newspaper advertisements.
In a recent announcement, Governor Schwarzenegger recommended broadening the Sales and Use Tax to include "luxury" items such as veterinary services, which is sure to cause an increase in animal shelter overpopulation.
poll by the American Museum of Natural History finds that 7 in 10
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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for killing six federally protected sea lions on the Columbia River
Latest I heard was that all the boys injured or killed were together and that there was vodka found in the car they had driven to the zoo . Also , it has now come out that one vistor claimed she saw a group of young men teasing the animals at the big cat grottos . The surviving boys aren't speaking though, of course , so it's all still speculation, unfortunately . If anyone has heard of any more concrete evidence , please share .