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How Sick Is This? Someone Tied Down a Dog in a Creek So She Would Drown at High Tide

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The sickly, skinny Lab had been abused for years, authorities say. Luckily, she was found in time.

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Nicole W (646)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:33 am
I would like to do the same to the perpetrator! thank you Cher

Pat B (356)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 7:31 am
Awe....Poor little baby.!!! Hope they find the POS who did this, and that Brooke gets the medical attention she needs, and a LOVING home. Bless the Angels who found her. Thanks, Cher for this.

Ruth C (87)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 7:54 am
I agree with Nicole, but, I would do even worst to the low-life's that did this to the poor little angel!

Karen Avery (118)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 8:00 am

Ramon Ferreyros (2)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 8:11 am
I agree with Nicole, and thank God for finding her on time.

End CrueltyDeb W (154)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 8:37 am
I pray for orosecution in this case.

Kit B (276)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 9:39 am

I do wonder about these horrible cases, some are the result of psycho paths having a pet. Many think they want a pet or companion, then find that they need attention, food, veterinarian care. That cute baby puppy or kitten is not as cute as full grown adult animal. They become the focus of anger by the person who cannot adequately provide for them. Children can often become the focus of this internal rage. I really do believe that we could many things by teaching teachers who can teach children how to properly redirect anger and feelings of being inadequate. Though currently, we seem a society on the edge of self destruction rather than renewal.

Kit B (276)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 9:40 am

*change many things for the better by teaching teachers...* Sorry.

Sandi C (98)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 9:57 am
I agree with Ruth.

Mandi T (376)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 10:49 am
I get a sick feeling in my stomach when I read these things. God Bless this baby- and Karma people.

Christeen A (368)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 11:03 am
This person was obliviously touched in the head. I hope this poor dog finds a loving, happy, forever home. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 12:28 pm
The same should be done to the preson who did this .I agree with Ruth.

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 12:34 pm
judgement day is coming ...and it will JUST!!

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 12:45 pm
Sometimes I think people should have some sort of mentality test to own a pet Its sickening what you read and the world is getting worse you think people would be evolving but they are not only the few Maybe you should have to get your pet checked for free at a vets every six months so they can tell if its being abused I dont really know the answer but something needs to be done The world cannot keep letting all these animals suffer because of sick minded humans Someone has to take responsibility for the way animals are treated They cant keep turning a blind eye or passing the buck

Jan Garen (86)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:28 pm
Thank goodness she was found. What a walking piece of garbage the human thug is who was responsible for this.

michelle t (41)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:40 pm
I would love to meet the arsehole who did this an enact peramanent appropriate payback.
Well done to the person who rescued her

janet f (29)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:57 pm
For some people, being tied up, beaten to within an inch of their lives and left near a wasp's nest covered in honey is too good. Who ever did this is that person.

Connie O (44)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:24 pm
That is so disgusting. I cannot imagine why anyone would keep abusing their dog. If they do not want it, take it to a shelter.

Suzanne L (99)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:41 pm
If I lived closer I would welcome Brooke into our home even tho' we have 6 cats. She is an old doggie, probably looks older than she would if she'd been treated better. You can tell she'd be so happy with people who would baby her a bit. I've taken in older animals like Brooke in the past and they are amazingly grateful for everything. I hope she goes to deserving people. She will make their lives light up. As for whoever did this to her, what can I say? POS.

Nan Towle (75)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:47 pm
This poor sweet girl. In her long sad life, she finally got a break, just barely. Thank you to the wonderful couple , Mr. and Mrs. Erb, that saved her from a torturous fearful death. Many thanks to Sgt. Thomas Gaffney of the Bristol Police Department and the Bucks County SPCA for helping a defenseless innocent out.
I hope that sweet Brooke finally gets the medical attention, food and a family/person that will love her in safety for the rest of her years. She will love the people who love her with all her heart and being, she is so grateful.

I hope the broken person(s) who did this to her is found and prosecuted and fined to the fullest extent of the law. In a fair world, the favor of tying them to a rock in a rising river would be returned.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:48 pm
I couldn't even read this story today. My heart is broken by people's stupidity!!

Jaime Alves (52)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:59 pm
Blooming sicko, very sad how humans can abuse their best friend.!!

Susan L (150)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:17 pm
Kit, you are SO right - Wish I could give you a green star. This is such a sad story, but happens far too often. I think of all the others that are never saved or never have a good home or love and it just makes my heart hurt. There really does need to be more emphasis on compassion in our society and I really wish that "politically speaking" it would become a REAL talking point. I believe with all my heart, it is something that would save this world.

Ruth M (235)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:26 pm
Noted what a dreadful thing to happen to this poor dog I'm glad she was saved by a caring person and hope she gets a good home soon!

Beth M (138)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:31 pm
Hope they catch the POS that would do this to an innocent animal. I'm sure that this is not the first time that they have abused an animal or a human.

David C (131)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:44 pm
incredibly sick, but way too common in modern society

Dianne D (490)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:58 pm
There are so many sick people in this world. This abuse is due to too many animals available in this world and people who have no right to have them are getting them. Those that breed their animals are responsible for this type of abuse as well as the mentally ill who are doing these acts.

Tammy B (9)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:11 pm
oh my goodness!

. (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:11 pm
I truly believe because she was not meant to drown, this gog will be loved.

. (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:12 pm
Yes, this dog...

Julia R (296)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:13 pm
The person that committed this horrific crime needs to be punished, that is true, but also the owner needs to be punished for the years that he starved, neglected and abused this poor dog! If it's the same person, then that person needs to be charged with two felony animal cruelty charges. And if it turns out to be the owner, then this would indeed, I would think, count as a lifetime of abusing animals (because he abused this dog for 8 years!) otherwise the police officer said this person would just be charged a fine?! That doesn't make sense to me. If he is the owner of this dog then he should be charged (in addition to trying to drown this poor animal) he should be charged with abusing animals and serving jail time too!
But, speaking in general terms (because this happens so frequently... tragically), I really feel that teachers need to teach children respect for all animals on this planet and also how to deal with anger in a way in which they donít inflict harm on others. These issues need to be incorporated in education- self-esteem, emotions, learning to deal with anger in a non destructive manner, the importance of empathy- this is part of the entire person that as a society we should not be ignoring as we have been doing for years with helpless animals and children who become victims of this pathological rage and are paying dearly! We need to treat the cause as well as the symptoms by addressing these issues in our schools or we will always be reading about the horrible consequences. Children must be taught important values and how to deal with emotions with destroying others!

Judith Hand (55)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:20 pm
Noted. That has to be one of the worst cases I've seen. The fact that, should they find the owner and determine that s/he hasn't repeatedly caused abuse it'll just be a fine, is a shame. Great to see the follow up they've done/are doing. Thanks.

Julia R (296)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:21 pm
Last sentence of my above comment should read, sorry for the typo): Children must be taught important values and how to deal with emotions without destroying others!

Birgit W (160)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:45 pm

Rebecca Y (26)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:46 pm
It just breaks my heart to read about these poor mistreated animals and pray the owners don't have children. Perhaps how our animals are treated is a reflection of a society on a downward spiral. There seems to be no end to how badly children, women, and animals are treated throughout this world. I hope this lab finds a good home.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 5:14 pm
It is obvious that the person who had this poor dog, was a major abuser. How would you account for the tumor on the leg and they hard hearted way the dog was left. The couple who found her were the animal angels who came to her rescue. I wish her the best of everything and I wish the vermin that did this a very rapid trip to Hell to meet Satan, who is just like the vermin.

Lilo Prinz (23)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:29 pm
my heart is crying when I read this story! I`m working for animals rights and every day I must read stories like this. here in Europe is the situation very bad, mostly in Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Italia, Turky, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Spaine.... and also here in Switzerland, Germany, Luxemburg.... sometimes I think I`m going sick about all this animal abuse. it`s very hard to change situation! sorry for my bad english.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 7:32 pm

Julie E (405)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 8:01 pm
Brooke is so lucky to be alive thanks to the couple that found her. Now for her to spend the rest of her years happy and no worries of ever getting hurt again.
How Sick is this! Torture the frickin person(s) that did this to her! But since we can't do that, we need to all share and share this some more until these idiots are found and hope that they will get charged big time! Damn humans that have no feelings or hearts!

Marie W (67)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 11:09 pm
When are we going to get smart and start executing these psychopaths? Psychopaths abuse animals today and kill people tomorrow!

Caroline S (78)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 11:43 pm
So many sick people in this world...

Joy W (103)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 11:54 pm
Thank God she is safe.

Susan L (150)
Friday April 5, 2013, 12:31 am
Lilo, no need to apologize for your English - You are obviously doing right for the animals!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday April 5, 2013, 3:07 am
I hope she is adopted. She seems very gentle.

Past Member (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 3:46 am
I really hate animal abusers. I wish them bad things.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Friday April 5, 2013, 5:00 am
I am so sick and tired of the horrendous atrocities against animals that every day I pray, please God, rid the earth of the brutal, savage filth that permeates this earth. Poor labby, how can anyone live with themselves knowing what they have done. No fines, no jail time for this bastard please - take this despicable monster and do the same to them. People like this should not be allowed to see another sunrise.

Shawna S (45)
Friday April 5, 2013, 6:44 am
Oh My. I hope Brooke finds a loving home...and thanks to the couple that saved her.
To whoever did this...yours is coming, count on it!!
Thanks Cher.

Day R (9)
Friday April 5, 2013, 10:33 am

Kathryn Niell (112)
Friday April 5, 2013, 12:24 pm
Why, oh why do people do things like this to poor animals? Perhaps they did not have the money to have the dog put down, but what a cruel and heartless way to reward the years of love and devotion she undoubtedly gave her previous owner(s).

Darren W (218)
Friday April 5, 2013, 12:37 pm
She now needs a good home :-)

Valerie H (133)
Friday April 5, 2013, 1:47 pm words for this........thank goodness rescue came in time!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Friday April 5, 2013, 3:00 pm
absolutely sick!!!!!who did htis is a monstrocity!!!!! coward !!!!!!! noted, but glad that someone had saved her!!!!! this angel need home and too much love !!!!!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 3:53 pm
What a despicable owner. I hope they are found and jailed.

m B (69)
Friday April 5, 2013, 4:30 pm
No words! So sick and terrible :(((

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday April 5, 2013, 8:38 pm
Shocking and frightening. Hopefully the abuser will be found and jailed, not simply fined as the article mentioned for a 'first offence." Appalling!

Carol H (229)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 4:50 am
some people are just heartless!!!

Debbie Crowe (87)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 3:56 am
Shame on the previous owner! I hope they get what they deserve!

Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Erb for saving this sweet baby!

Brooke, I hope you get rid of that nasty tumor and find a good home with some good people who will love you, feed you, and let you live out your golden years peacefully!
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