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VICTORY VICTORY Pennsylvania Dog Fighting Kingpin Shane Santiago Off to Prison for 15 Years

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Chester County District Attorney's Office/ Opposing Views~~ Judge Thomas G. Gavin sentenced Shane L. Santiago, 33, to a prison term between 7 1/2 to 15 years last week for a dog fighting ring he operated out of his West Brandywine Township

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Solitary Eagle (324)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 3:58 pm
Good. I hope this serves as a warning to the other lowlife scum that fight dogs. I hope the children are in a much better place as well, although it doesn't sound like it could get a whole lot worse.

Ruth Ann W (198)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 5:13 pm
We can hope it serves as a warning but the people who do the are too dumb to get a clue. Bless the poor pups and the folks that rescued them. A pox on the morons who did this. Drawn and quartered is good. Or how about feeding them to the dogs they injured. No, wait...that would poison the dogs. Never mind. Let them alone in a room with someone who cares for the animals. THEN they will learn a lesson, a painful, long ad torturous lesson.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 7:35 pm
GOOOOD. I hope this POS serves no less than 7 years as i highly doubt he'll do the 15 years at all. These sentences need to become the norm otherwise one here-one there will do nothing to curb dog fighting. Thx Kelly

James Merit (144)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 8:31 pm
Great news!!!

desanka s (416)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 11:42 pm
Thank you for good news Kelly. This should happen to all animal abusers!

Danuta W (1250)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 6:22 am

Gloria p (304)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 6:42 am
Thank you Judge Gavin.

Erika M (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 8:59 am
Thank you.

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 9:09 am
Noted! This is truly a victory! Thank you Kelly!

. (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 9:21 am
May Pennsylvania hold to therse sentences. Sadly, there are children involved who lost their parents, and in addition, have seen too much in their yioung lives.

Alan Lambert (91)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 9:26 am
Buh Bye scumbag

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 12:46 pm

Sheri Schongold (7)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 12:53 pm
Thank you for that info on Christmas. It just adds gravy to a great day. Too bad it couldn't be life.

Kamia T (89)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 1:00 pm
The sad truth is that with that sort of a sentence, just like Michael Vick, he will probably be out in less than 5 years on probation, and since he's obviously a no-real-work idiot, trying to go back to the only thing he knows how to do. But at least he's off the streets for some period.

Ken O (55)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 1:17 pm
So why didn't Micheal Vick get 15 years? Because he was an NFL star, they get a pass. Like Kamia T. said but the sentence will be longer because Shane L. Santiago is not only not an NFL star but he's also Latino, the rules are just a wee bit different.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 1:18 pm

norma laborie (33)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 1:33 pm
Thanks for this victory,dog fighting is horrible

Madhu Pillai (22)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 2:34 pm
Good news, at last justice for dogs.

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 3:19 pm
He is an evil SOB and should never get out of prison.

Ilona V (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 3:47 pm
Thanks Kelly for the great news.

Barbara V (51)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 3:57 pm
And don't let the SOB just SIT there enjoying TV and getting free everything. Make him WORK. Make him do something for the community. Most of all, at the end of the fifteen years, make sure he never comes in contact with ANY animal ever again.

Isabelle J (81)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 8:24 pm
I think it's not enough for what these subhumans did but it's good news !

Trina Hawkins (24)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 8:36 pm
Thank God this Judge had Compassion in his Heart for these Abused Dogs ! So many Animal Abusers get off with a Slap on the wrist ! I hope this Asshole sits for a Long Time ! To do this to these dogs is Horrible! Because they are so Loyal to their Humans ! I have seen so many of these Great dogs destroyed because of Bad people who Fight them ! I Rescuded my dogs from this type of life,I'd NEVER let anyone hurt them ,nor would I,they are such Sweet dogs,they Love me and I Love them ! All Animal Abusers should be in Prison for 10 years as a minimum ,plus fines,and Never be able to have pets again ! One small Victory for Our Pits ! :) Noted ,Thanks !

Lynn Carin (410)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 10:12 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing. Always glad to hear about some victories for these poor dogs forced to fight other dogs (and those used as 'bait' dogs) - is there really a such things as 'justice' for them? Perhaps not, however, keeping the people who do this to them off of the streets is very GOOD news. Some answered prayers for the animals - AMEN!

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 10:33 pm
15 years is not long enough plus he should have to pay for the dogs medical care and room and board for the rest of their lives. The only way to teach people responsibility is thorugh their pocketbooks.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 5:48 am

Carlene V (202)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 6:18 am
Hope he rots there and get his own "special" punishment from the other prisoners. POS in the first degree!

paula eaton (30)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 6:57 am
I hope he gets a visit from karma.

carol k (17)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 9:07 am
the hell people put animal through for greed, profit, thrills is inexcusable and should get the max with NO mercy or cut sentence down! They should get hell back in full as what they did to these poor dogs they should get! heartless monsters brutal savages wicked people! damn them to hell with vick!

edward jagusiak (25)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 7:33 pm
Good riddance,

Connie Palladini (102)
Friday December 27, 2013, 12:37 am

Marie Jones (4)
Friday December 27, 2013, 8:52 pm
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