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A Boy and His Dog Fight

Animals  (tags: dogs, animal cruelty, brothers, young cruel boys dog fighting, investigation, neighbours, killed dogs )

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Two boys were charged last week with fighting dogs in their backyard in Orlando, Florida. A neighbor called Orange County deputies on 10-year-old Alphonzo Harris and 12-year-old Gregory McDonald after the boys dumped a dead dog on his property.

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Katz R (54)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 12:00 pm
this is disgusrting and they need to be jailed

Sheila G (267)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 12:47 pm seems to be having diffies, will get back to this.
God Simone, if they are that bad at this young age, by the time they are 20 they will be hard core. how to reach them?

Sheila G (267)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 12:47 pm
not that dog fighting isn't hared core, not what I meant :/

Barbara West (0)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 1:19 pm
Baby "Mansons". Put them away and throw away the key, please.

Annie Cowling (116)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 1:29 pm
Where are the parents, and what values are they teaching their children. Everyone especially children need to be taught kindness love, and that all life is precious,and sacred! Thank-you Simone

Tonya B (120)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 1:44 pm
Probably fans of Vicks.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 2:02 pm
Boys are absolutely for psychiatrist clinic.

MsR S (189)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 2:37 pm
It's hard to even read about these boys... I can't imagine what'd be like to have them around.
May Divine Love enter their hearts and bring them to peace with the world.

Nakija Mcghee (0)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 2:54 pm
so sad ......

Cheryl B (206)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 2:54 pm
I also ask "Where are the parents?" Surely this behaviour didn't just appear out of the blue. These families should be prohibited from having any pets at all, and therapy should be ordered by a court. Otherwise, God knows what these boys will do in the future and how many will be hurt - animal and human. Thanks, Simone.

Holly R (5)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 3:45 pm
Agree with Cheryl B. on this one. So sickening.

Richard S (0)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 3:46 pm
The odds of any type of real help for these two would be very small. I doubt if the family has any money and the state of Fla. juvenile and/or mental health system is a joke. These two will fall through the cracks and we will hear about at least one of them, if not both, again. I seriously doubt that the news will be good.

. (0)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 4:30 pm
teach does kids a good lesson

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 5:54 pm
If caught at an early age kids can be helped.
Unfortunately, a humans beings personality is form in the first 5 years of lfe. If good, long therapy and good support system, good role models and the teaching of consequences their can still be hope. Whoever raised these boys, (or failed to raise) also taught them the bad actions in abusing animals.

Sheila G (267)
Wednesday January 20, 2010, 9:19 pm
we had a boy like that in my small town, one block over, he would walk his neighbors pitt and sic her on other kids. she was a sweet dog, her attack was all play, but his intent was evil. he stopped when he was threatened with a ball bat.
he poured polish remover on another child and lit him up. for a jackass vid. yeah, he filmed it, he was only 12. in and out of juvie, finally they moved away, but i always have worried for the people where ever they ended up.
oh, you are so right Wolfweeps, his father in and out of prison, mother a meth whore. but I have to say no one truly raises them, from watching this boy grow, he just reveled in bad things.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 21, 2010, 2:54 am
What on earth were the parents thinking to let this go on they must accept the responsibility for this outrageous behavior.they can have hardly been ignorant of it.If these children show a complete disregard for animal life they will go on to display the same disregard for human life when they become adults.They should taken into long term care for their own and for everybody else's safety.

Agnes H (144)
Thursday January 21, 2010, 3:13 am
Thank you Simone, and for those who were wondering where the parents were? They were sitting and having a cup of coffee if I'm correct about the drink Oh and it was one of the grandmothers NOT the mother. So Where was the MOTHER of that youngster??

If the boys are that violent at such an early age a grandmother won't be able to look after him! I'm glad that my children All grew up respecting their pets as they all had their own pet to look after and clean out etc. And now they have pets for their children and they have been taught to respect them and look after them.

The children of my eldest are learning that OLD dogs get ill as well as one of their dogs in 13 yrs old and the other one is 11 yrs old. They got the dogs for company for each other and trained them very well AND the dogs look after the children. I'm glad that ALL my grandchildren are being brought up with pets and learn how to look after them and how to care for them and that they can't just hit them even if it's in fun with a 3 year old child. They get taught the correct way and that's what ALL the people ought to do!

With these 2 boys the mother didn't even come out and tell the boys off that it was cruel and wrong to treat an animal like that. I'm afraid I've got to agree with earlier comments and that they shouldn't be allowed to own another pet for the rest of their lives and that they need care to make sure that they don't grow up agressive! They'll grow agressive towards their parents no doubt maybe that's why the mother didn't say anything to her son. That's my point of view anyway.

Patricia C (96)
Thursday January 21, 2010, 10:06 am
I sincerely hope that Richard B. is wrong. These boys are very, very scary. Noted, thanks Simone.

Charlene S (126)
Thursday January 21, 2010, 10:20 am
When the law applies to the parents as well as the children and they are given the same sentence as their child, only then will parents like this try to curb this abuse. They will start paying attention then.

Alysha C (40)
Thursday January 21, 2010, 10:37 am
Usually when kids are this scary their parents have been violent to them. They need serious help.

Diane Miles (1)
Thursday January 21, 2010, 11:33 am
What is this world coming too when 10 & 12 year old boys fight dogs and drop a dead one this is so sad for these animals, any animal abuse has to be stopped now no plea bargins or slap on their wrist should ever be accepted any more, the max. sentence allowed by law no matter how old they are should be accpeted.

Samantha P. (2)
Thursday January 21, 2010, 12:40 pm
Alysha is right these kids must have witnessed some kind of violence or had someone violent toward them.
The circle of violence is a sad thing, and so often these kids just fall in between the cracks.
There needs to be early education about animal cruelty and violence prevention.
So many of these kids will grow up and start on people if something isnt done.

Rhea P (103)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 12:36 pm
This is an extremely disturbing story!!! This is certainly not normal behavior for ten and twelve yo boys!!! I truly hope that they get the help that they need. There is definitely some psychological problems going on with them. Alysha is right... they must have either witnessed some form of animal abuse or, they've been abused themselves. I would be questioning the mother and Grandmother. Thank you for the post Simone. Peace.
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