animal cruelty

Man Cuts out Own Eye, Headless Woman and Dead Dogs Found in House

Sgt.Trent Crump, a police spokesman, gave this account of the horrific incident:

A male neighbor knocked on the door of the apartment to check on the 43-year-old suspect, whom he hadn’t seen since the day before. When the man, whose name was not immediately released, answered the door, his left arm was severed at the elbow and his left eyeball was missing.

The neighbor could see that the apartment’s floors and walls were covered in blood and immediately contacted authorities. Officers saw several knives in the residence, and it remains unknown which were used during the slaying and self-mutilation.

When officers arrived, they detained the suspect and entered the apartment. There, they found the woman’s decapitated body inside a walk-in closet. Two dead dogs were also discovered inside the residence.

…The suspect spoke with police officers outside the apartment and indicated that he “killed three family members,” Crump said. It was unknown if the suspect was referring to the woman and the dogs or other relatives, but police are checking on other family members.

Officers find woman’s decapitated body, mutilated dogs in Phoenix. AZCentral.com, 7/25/2015.

Yeah, Who the Fuck Are These Asshats?

“We need help,” [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration special agent Gregg Houghaboom] said, in tracking down who shot these protected mammals. “We have zero leads…zero responses from the public. We’re hoping someone will have heard something about these cases or saw something on Facebook.”

The pregnant bottlenose dolphin was found dead on Miramar Beach in Choctawhatchee Bay, near Destin around Nov. 21.

A necropsy, or non-human autopsy, revealed the dolphin died of a gunshot wound to her upper right side, likely with a small caliber firearm. She was within weeks of giving birth. The bullet was discovered lodged in the dolphin’s lung. It’s possible the dolphin may have been shot one to two days before it was found dead, NOAA officials said.

A second dolphin was found on Sunday on Orange Beach with a hunting arrow in its side.

It’s the same type of arrow used in deer hunting, Haughaboom said.

Based on preliminary results of a necropsy, it appears the dolphin lived with the arrow in its side for at least five days before eventually dying from a secondary infection caused by the wound.

Whale Dolphin Conservation Society, a worldwide charity whose mission is conservation of whales and dolphins, is offering a $2,500 reward in the pregnant dolphin’s death.

On its online news feed at us.whales.org, it stated it began the reward program last year in response to a large number of “illegal and cruel” acts of humans killing dolphins.

One of the deaths that spurred the society to take action was the dolphin found dead in Perdido Bay in June 2012 with a screwdriver lodged in its head.

Late Tuesday, the Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust offered up a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the dolphin killed with an arrow.

According to the Humane Society, this is at least the 13th dolphin shot since 2010.

NOAA investigating violent deaths of dolphins. Pensacola News-Journal, 12/10/2014.

HT: Who are the sick bastards violently killing dolphins in the Northern Gulf of Mexico?. boingboing.net, 12/8/2014.

 

Asshat-at-Large Beats to Death Bear Cub, Dumps Body in NYC Central Park

Police told AFP that officers were called to Manhattan’s largest public park shortly before 10 am by a warden after the baby bear was found lying in a grassy area.

They said the bear was 3 feet long and transported to the Bronx Zoo.

The discovery baffled officials and disturbed members of the public, who go jogging, relax, walk their dogs and play with their children in Central Park.

No animals have been reported missing from any zoo in the city, leading to speculation that the bear may have been killed elsewhere and its body dumped.

The bear, somehow separated from her mother, was later on Monday transported to New York state department of environmental conservation in Albany for a necropsy.

Baby bear found beaten to death in NYC’s Central Park. Agence France-Presse/The Raw Story, 10/7/2014.

Arabi Man’s Freezer Stuffed with Dead Dogs

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office says an Arabi man has been arrested after deputies found 29 dead puppies and 3 dead adult dogs in his freezer.

…Investigators said they received a tip from Toledo’s ex-girlfriend.

During questioning, Toledo told the Sheriff’s Office that the dogs had died, and he hadn’t gotten around to burying them.

Toledo is charged on 32 counts of animal cruelty, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff: Man arrested after 29 dead puppies, 3 dead adult dogs found in freezer. WDSU.com, 8/14/2013.

Woman Throws Puppies from 3d Floor, Kills Both

The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals received a report Saturday that a guest at the Crystal Inn at 4025 Tulane Ave. had flung two puppies from the third floor. Another guest picked up the dogs and rushed them to an emergency veterinary clinic.

One of the puppies died on the way to the clinic, and the other died while being cared for by the vet, LA/SPCA spokeswoman Jennifer Abbrecht said.

The LA/SPCA’s Cruelty Investigations team identified [Kisha] Carter [25] as a suspect in the puppies’ deaths by interviewing the guest who tried to save the dogs and examining the motel’s security camera footage, Abbrecht added. The LA/SPCA then worked with the New Orleans Police Department to take Carter into custody on Monday night.

Woman kills 2 puppies by throwing them from Mid-City motel’s 3rd floor, authorities allege. nola.com|The Times-Picayune, 4/11/2013.

Circus Elephant Wounded in Drive-by Shooting

Authorities say a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Miss.

Circus spokeswoman Melinda Hartline says the elephant was not seriously hurt Tuesday. She says no other animals were harmed.

The elephant, Carol, is part of a circus in town for a series of performances. The Asian elephant was in an outside area of the Tupelo BancorpSouth Arena.

Police Chief Tony Carleton says a vehicle drove past the arena about 2 a.m. and fired into the area. Police are investigating.

A drive-by. On an elephant.

Asshat[s].

Ringling Bros. Circus Elephant Shot In Drive-by In Tupelo, Mississippi. HuffPo Crime/Associated Press, 4/9/2013.

Group of Men Sought for Setting Fire to Bag of Dogs

Yes, a bag of dogs.

Workers at a beverage distribution warehouse on East 91st Street in Canarsie made the grisly discovery early Saturday morning, finding what looked like an adult pit bull and three puppies inside the burnt garbage bag….

A surveillance camera at the warehouse recorded the scene, showing a group up men pulling up in a minivan, taking the bag with the dogs out and then starting a small fire. After the fire grows, the group drives away.

The ASPCA said it was notified by the NYPD and is investigating….

The dogs’ bodies are currently being examined. It’s not clear if they were dead or alive when the fire started.

Trash Bag Filled With Dogs Set on Fire: ASPCA. NBC New York, 3/6/2013.

Man Claims Stepfather’s Life “Too Perfect,” Kills Dog and Sets Fire to House

The trouble began when Bethancourt’s mother discovered her dog, Mimi, was dead. She called her husband that to tell him he shouldn’t come home and that her son had killed Mimi by kicking her.

The stepfather called Bethancourt, who admitted killing the dog, court documents say. “When asked why, Hugo told [the stepfather] his life was too perfect and that he wanted him to go through the same kind of hell that Hugo went through.”

Hugo Bethancourt Kills Dog, Burns House To Mess Up Stepfather’s “Perfect” Life, Cops Say. HoustonPress.com, 8/20/12.

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