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May 29, 2008

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http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/article3747536.ece


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Cruelty beyond belief to a defenceless pet
 

Dog's horrific death at hands of maniac


Thursday, May 29, 2008


By Lisa Smith


The wife of a brutal monster who tortured and killed the family's
beloved pet dog has revealed to the Belfast Telegraph the full shocking
extent of the painful death inflicted on the defenceless animal.


Speaking publicly for the first time about the sickening incident,
Alison McMonagle detailed how her estranged husband William David
Streeter viciously beat and strung up her one-year-old golden retriever
in a terrifying attack spanning two days, before he threatened to kill
her.


At North Antrim Magistrate's Court yesterday, 28-year-old Streeter from
Cloyfin Park, Coleraine, admitted seven counts of animal cruelty and a
further count of threatening to kill his wife.


As she recalled the painful death Mac endured, Ms McMonagle said her
husband seemed possessed, like a character from a horror movie, as he
carried out the senseless killing.


The Coleraine mother-of-two said:


"I had always been able to calm Dave down, but this time was different.
The look in his eyes was scary. He looked liked Jack Nicholson in The
Shining.


And she described how her husband taunted her, telling her: Your dog is
hanging. It will strangle itself. You can hear its claws scraping on the
ground.


Ms McMonagle, who reverted to her maiden name following the attack,
which marked the end of her seven-month marriage to Streeter said she
took the difficult decision to speak about her ordeal in an attempt to
bring an end to domestic abuse and animal cruelty.


The pair had only been married seven months when Streeter carried out
the vicious attack, in which he even changing into steel toe capped
boots to cause greater injury to one-year-old retriever Mac, before
hanging him by the neck from the rafters in the garage of the family
home.


The mother-of-two also described how Streeter taunted her as he carried
out the sick attack, exclaiming gleefully:


"That b****** is going to hang. It's going to die. You can hear its
claws scraping on the ground. It's a big dog, he'll not take long to
die."


And in a cruel addition, Ms McMonagle revealed her former husband forced
her to help him dig a grave for Mac.


At North Antrim Magistrate's Court yesterday, Streeter (28) from Cloyfin
Park in Coleraine admitted seven charges of cruelty to Ms McMonagle's
dog between January 2005 and October 26, 2006.


He also pleaded guilty to threatening to kill Ms McMonagle two days
later.


Speaking after Streeter dramatically changed his plea, animal-loving Ms
McMonagle, who received overwhelming support from Rainbow Rehoming
Centre as she prepared to face her violent husband in court, said:


"I'm absolutely delighted with the result. I always said I would put Mac
to rest and I've done that today."


Ms McMonagle said the violence was sparked after Streeter accused her of
spending too much money.


"He started punching and kicking him and Mac ran behind a wall. Dave
lifted a boulder and threw it at him. Then he put Mac in his kennel and
put a hose in and told me, "The b******* will drown"


"He took him into the garage and tied him by his choker chain to the
roof. He came back into the house and he was laughing at me.


"He was saying, The f*****'s claws are scraping on the ground".


"He went upstairs and came back down in his steel toe capped boots and
went back out saying, "The f****** will feel this here.".


"The next day he went out and hung Mac in the garage again. He kept
coming back into the house and giving me reports on what was happening.


"He came in said, "That will help him, I have just put a boot in his
head and then he came back later and told me Mac was dead.


"I didn't believe him but when I went out to the garage and saw Mac
lying there I knew he had suffered a terrible death.


"You could see the pain in him."


During the two-day attack, Ms McMonagle made numerous unsuccessful
attempts to help Mac.


She said:


"At one stage Dave put Mac in the kennel and told me not to go near him.
I was really frightened. He used to tell me he knew how to make a person
disappear.


"He told me all he had to do was mince the body and feed it to pigs.


"I had always been able to calm Dave down before when his temper got up,
but this time was different. 


"The look in his eyes was scary. He looked like Jack Nicholson in The
Shining.

"Dave was wonderful until just before we married.


"But as soon as the ring went on he changed completely."

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Posted: Thursday May 29, 2008, 11:36 pm
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Zara M. (0)
Sunday August 31, 2008, 4:04 am
Why are you standing on telivision crying? You did absolutely nothing to save Mac - He was abused all of his little life - You had every opertunity to save him - How could you be so cruel - Both of you are guilty of horrific animal cruelty so spare the helpless female routine. Poor mac,I just cannot believe that no one saved this beautiful golden retriever from the clutches such evil people - Justice for mac is what we want - we are not interested in your feelings - only the suffering this innocent animal suffered - you made your choice to be with a madman - Mac had no choice - You are no animal lover that i sfor sure.
Zara.

Zara M. (0)
Sunday August 31, 2008, 4:07 am
Why are you standing on telivision crying? You did absolutely nothing to save Mac - He was abused all of his little life - You had every opertunity to save him - How could you be so cruel - Both of you are guilty of horrific animal cruelty so spare the helpless female routine. Poor mac,I just cannot believe that no one saved this beautiful golden retriever from the clutches such evil people - Justice for mac is what we want - we are not interested in your feelings - only the suffering this innocent animal suffered - you made your choice to be with a madman - Mac had no choice - You are no animal lover that i sfor sure.
Zara.

Tasha G. (68)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 2:41 am
I agree with you Zara. I was previously in an abusive relationship. One night, my dog(Rocco) growled at my ex because he was screaming at me. When Rocco growled at him, he turned around & tried to kick him. Big mistake! I went crazy and punched him in the face! He was shocked! I looked him in his eyes and gave him a warning....If you ever touch my baby, you will die. Not long after that I moved out and still have my baby right by my side. I would die for my dog. If everyone treated people the way dogs treat people, this world would a better place. Thank you for your comment.

Jeanette Keen (0)
Monday September 22, 2008, 5:10 am
This lady was obviously in an abusive relationship with this evil monster, but the more I read about it, I cant help but feel that she should have 'GOT OUT a lot sooner!..
Either she was too scared of that evil git. or too feeble to get away!.
not much chance for the poor darling (the dog) when she continued living with her sadistic husband! what a cruel control freak!!!!

Irene M. (40)
Saturday March 14, 2009, 4:26 pm
This silly woman let Mac get tortured,and murdered she could have saved him,as this was not the first time streeter abused poor Mac,he was cruelly treated all of his short life,and could have been saved..But she did not help him. You are a disgrace to the human race,and should be banned from ever keeping an animal again..You played a part in the most horrific,and sadistic murder of a sentient being imaginable...I hope you see little Mac every minute of the day,and know what terrible cruelty this beautiful,and intelligent dog suffered at the hands of two cruel evil people...I havent got over this terrible murder,and probably never will. I hate animal abusers,and so do thousands of others.

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