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When Will People Understand, Animal Neglect IS Animal Abuse

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, dogs )

- 1964 days ago -
A Kent, NY woman, Bridget A. Joyce, 67, is coming under fire for the severe neglect of her 5-year-old Pomeranian and is being charged with animal cruelty. Putnam County SPCA has stepped in and rescued the dog after she was "found in "a severe state

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penny C (83)
Monday February 4, 2013, 7:23 am
Very sad,poor little puppy.

Linda R (17)
Monday February 4, 2013, 7:38 am
That woman should be prosecuted for more than a misdemeanor! If that was a child she would be facing felony charges. These animals are just as innocent and deserving as a child. Thank you Cher for bringing this to our attention.

Peggy A (109)
Monday February 4, 2013, 7:48 am

Teresa W (782)
Monday February 4, 2013, 7:57 am
sadly noted

Past Member (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 8:14 am
Thanks. Another awful animal story. Everyday i read through several but how about the ones that we are not aware of???? There has to be animal rights laws in place similar to ours. No more petty fines and misdemeaners. All animals should have rights,and that's that.

Autumn S (151)
Monday February 4, 2013, 8:18 am
I agree, that woman should be charged with more than a misdemeanor. That is just awful what she did :(

Kit B (276)
Monday February 4, 2013, 8:28 am

One horror after another, why don't we as so called civilized people respond to animal abuse as we to do human abuse?

Laura H (964)
Monday February 4, 2013, 8:44 am
Poor Taffy; the baby is in SO much pain! Too bad Joyce cannot feel that pain instead; it would be only fair.
Joyce should be facing FELONY charges!

Christeen A (371)
Monday February 4, 2013, 9:05 am
When we start prosecuting them.

Julie E (405)
Monday February 4, 2013, 10:19 am
Noted and now following another wonderful fur-parent, Deanna Raeke.

Sandra s (130)
Monday February 4, 2013, 11:35 am
very sad case,

Past Member (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 11:55 am
Very upsetting story, neglect is painful in so many ways.

Ruth C (87)
Monday February 4, 2013, 11:55 am
Why do people do this? if you can not afford to have an animal (In this case a dog) then don't have one, but don't ever abuse, neglect or abandon an animal!!

michelle t (41)
Monday February 4, 2013, 12:45 pm
Poor dog.This vile POS bitch MUST pay

Ruth M (235)
Monday February 4, 2013, 1:49 pm
There is no excuse for this sort of behaviour these days but unfortunately its not unique!!!

pam w (139)
Monday February 4, 2013, 2:54 pm
I absolutely HATE that woman!

Barb Knight (1688)
Monday February 4, 2013, 5:11 pm
Taffy is now my Prayer Pup! I will be PRAYING for her 24/7! TY Cher.

naomi cohen (55)
Monday February 4, 2013, 5:18 pm
the woman should be locked up for 5 years. i hope the little pup is okay. thank you, cher.

Christine Stewart (134)
Monday February 4, 2013, 5:40 pm
If you cannot take care of your pet, because you don't have the financial means, or you have other problems- then FIND THE PET A NEW HOME! There is no excuse for a pet to suffer because you are too lazy or selfish or stupid to give the animals proper care. (For the whiners out there that say vet care is too expensive- ask your local humane society if they know of any lower priced vets, or if there are any groups that may subsidize some medical care for low income pet owners; start a chip-in for your pet's care; ask friends and neighbors for a loan)

LaurenBackSoon K (173)
Monday February 4, 2013, 6:11 pm
Sadly Noted. Thanks for sharing Cher.

Kim O (396)
Monday February 4, 2013, 10:22 pm
Crabbily noted. I hope she gets a little taste of her own medicine. Grrrrrr. Thanks Cher

Gabriele R (26)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:08 am
Noted.I really hate people like that.Neclect is abuse and abuse is a crime fullstop

Valentina R (12)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 9:11 am
Neglect is only apparently less severe than other kinds of more "active" abuse. Passive abuse is still abuse. All cruelty is a crime.

Yvonne F (181)
Monday March 4, 2013, 7:22 am
Poor little dog! and how many aren't there out there who need to be rescued?
Thanks Cher
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