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For Darby, a 3-Year-Old Maltese Killed By Her Groomer

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If the story of Darby touches your heart and makes you angry, then let your voices be heard. Information on how to help is located within the article. RIP Darby!

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Ginger G (438)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 8:53 am
AUTHOR'S NOTE: To all you avid animal lovers who read this heart-wrenching story, what will it take to get the the legislators, the attorneys, and the judges to create laws which would make examples out of people like Rebecca Barbara and hand down HARSH PENALTIES for animal cruelty cases, especially in cases like this one which resulted in the senseless death of an innocent pet? If the story of Darby touches your heart and makes you angry, then let your voices be heard. The phone number for Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital is 417-887-0898 and the email address for Dr. Betzen is Don't just stop there... Write to your local, state and national representatives and let them know that animal cruelty is a heinous crime and its perpetrators should be punished accordingly. If you do not know how to contact such representatives, then use your favorite search engine and the information you need will come right up.


aj E (164)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 9:58 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 1:10 pm
Thank you, Ginger. Read this earlier and have taken action.

Ilona V (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 1:17 am
Thanks Ginger. Very sadly noted.

. (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 2:41 am
Merci de l'avoir partagée. Cette histoire est à briser le coeur, rien de moins. RIP Darby !

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:13 am
Taken action earlier - also commented and again I say, the only way to stop these despicable crimes against innocent and voiceless animals is execute the perpetrators!

paula eaton (30)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:57 am
She is a lying piece of garbage, animal hating witch. I hope she loses everything and is never allowed to be around animals. Rest in peace poor Darby. The vet clinic should be held responsible too.

Caroline S (78)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:15 am
Poor little dog.... :*-((

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:17 am

Sandra Penna (135)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:27 am
horrible, noted.

Athena F (131)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:57 am

Jaime Alves (52)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:59 am
Sad, 10 years jail at least for that biatch.!!

. (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:27 am
so so sad. RIP little Darby

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:41 am
She will pay for the death of this innocent dog!

. (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7:40 am
Terrible! I would dearly love to get my hands on this groomer and punish her for killing that dog. I hope she looses everything and is not allowed to interact with animals again.

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 8:44 am
Noted! Let's just say that if a groomer killed my beloved pet, the only employment she/he would have is pushing up daisy's!

Kay M (347)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 9:02 am
beyond sad.

Shelli S (374)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:51 pm
The groomer should feel the same pain, that she brought 2 Arby & his family!

Shelli S (374)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:52 pm
Sorry, my dam keyboard..Darby..

Danuta W (1250)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 3:14 am

Rebecca Barbara (0)
Friday September 13, 2013, 10:38 am
I have been getting nonstop hatemail about this, understandably. Please note, tho, I AM NOT THE REBECCA BARBARA THAT DID THIS!!!! I just googled this to find out why I was getting targeted. I am a disabled stay-at-home-mom that happens to live in Springfield, MO. Again, I AM NOT THE VICIOUS PERSON THAT DID THIS HORRIBLE THING TO THAT POOR DOG! I do hope that she is suitably punished as well. Signed Becky (Dillard) Barbara

Heather O (12)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 12:10 pm
No excuse for things like this. Punishment should be handed out to this person.
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