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6 Puppies Left in Suitcase

6 Puppies Left in Suitcase

An Ohio man was caught after leaving six puppies in a suitcase he placed near a business in his hometown. He abandoned them because he was moving to a different residence, but left a tag on the suitcase with his name and address, so it was easy for authorities to find him. He was charged with two counts of abandonment. One abandonment charge was for the mother and other for the puppies, as if each puppy’s life was not worth a charge. (The mother and puppies were taken to the Toledo Area Humane Society and are healthy.)

It appears zipping up six puppies in a suitcase would also warrant a cruelty charge, because of the possibility of oxygen-deprivation, keeping them in the same place where they would urinate and defecate and not allowing them access to water and food.

The maximum penalty for the abandonment charges is six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Generally speaking, Ohio is not known for strict animal protection laws, so if he had done the same thing in another state, the penalties might have been much stiffer.

Situations like these are classic examples of why neutering and spaying pets is so important. Many people who are able to take care of one adult pet become financially overwhelmed if the pet gets pregnant and gives birth to a litter, which necessitates constant attention, cleaning, vet care and more space.

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5:16PM PDT on Mar 31, 2013

What a heartless maggot...but even more heartless are the lackluster and laughable fines and charges...overhaul your animal welfare laws please.

7:31AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

Gutless twit. And what's the matter with Ohio?

Law limits being what they are should applied to EACH living, breathing, no-voice no-choice creature involved.

7:31AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

Gutless twit. And what's the matter with Ohio?

Law limits being what they are should applied to EACH living, breathing, no-voice no-choice creature involved.

2:56AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

At the very least, let's hope this moran get the maximum sentence allowable under Ohio law.

12:44AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

How pathetic, people are just disgusting - let's zip him up in a suitcase and leave him some place!

12:12AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

5:30PM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

its wrong to do this to animals, its sad. a happy ending. thanks for sharing.

2:18PM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

Hope this idiot is caught, put in a suitcase and isn't ever found!

11:45AM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

No one should be able to get away with such moronic cruelty.

11:13AM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

and the guy gets away w/little or no punishment.

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