Rex’s owner gives up custody
Rex, a 2-year-old shiba inu, will be put up for adoption as soon as he goes through some basic training and behavior modification exercises at the shelter, CEO Lisa Pedersen said.
“Our training staff is working with him to get him over his fear issues, to get him more socialized with people so he can trust humans again,” Pedersen said.
As I was thinking, the boyfriend is being suspected of abuse as well. What a pair.
I wish there was a sorry-we-can’t-risk-your-breeding automatic vasectomy/tubal ligation for cases like these. We certainly wouldn’t want either of these morons educating children in their way of thinking. “Hey, kids, you bored? Here’s a needle, a puppy and some packing tape! Have fun!”
Join the Facebook Group Justice for Rex!
Woman tapes Shiba to refrigerator
Photo by Paul Aiken
WARNING: the above contains a police report which is quite detailed.
“I know this looks really bad, but the dog bites. He’s aggressive.”
I can’t imagine why he would be aggressive, you fucking pathetic bitch. What I wouldn’t give for 20-30 minutes with you and a roll of duct tape.
Further information on Rex’s situation
“Humane Society CEO Lisa Pedersen said Rex is actually closer to 2 years old rather than the eight months Toll had told police.
She said the dog is not in the friendliest of moods but is doing well physically. Rex skittishly accepted treats Wednesday from a staffer at the Humane Society, letting out a warning bark every now and then.
“He’s not easy to handle right now,” Pedersen said. “It’s really sad. It’s not his fault.”
The Humane Society will keep both dogs until their owners’ legal cases are resolved, Pedersen said.”
Here’s a blog focussing on the fight to recapture and rehome the Helena dogs, dumped by Mayor Valley of Helena:
In more Helena news, Mayor Valley ‘apologized’ for the release of the dogs – by claiming that the incident was a “distraction” from the good being done in the Helena area, blaming “a renegade humane society from the southeastern portion of [Arkansas]”, and stating that he had broken no law and that the dogs “set free” by his order were not a danger to anyone.
Apparently Valley failed to note the laws pertaining to cruelty to animals, not to mention a rather obvious fact that domestic animals left to turn feral, become a danger to people via disease and predatory/territorial behaviour.
Fallout continues over dogs
Helena-West Helena Mayor James Valley is facing possible criminal charges after the Humane Society of Southeastern Arkansas filed charges with the Phillips County Sheriff’s Department Monday after Valley directed city sanitation workers to free 10 dogs at the St. Francis National Forest last Wednesday. Ruby Burton, director of the Humane Society of Southeast Arkansas, swore out an affidavit for arrest against Valley, citing state animal cruelty laws dealing with abandonment, mistreatment and neglect, all Class A misdemeanors. At press time, no information on whether a warrant was issued for his arrest had been received.
Arkansas city releases shelter dogs into national forest
I wish to Dog this was an Onion news article, but it’s not.
“They are better off free,” Mayor James Valley said Thursday. “Pardon the pun, but it was just something that was dogging us. So it would be easier for us until we get a facility and have a plan that we just not be in the animal shelter business.”
Here is a blog entry with a letter from the mayor concerning the incident.
…we are or have released all but a few our those animals heretofore housed at the sanitation shop. We fed and watered them and took them to the St. Francis National Forest and released them to freedom.
Isn’t it ironic that St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals? Unfortunately the St. Francis National Forest is not the patron park of domestic dogs. Bear, coyote, and alligators are all residents of the park, as well as bats, raccoons and foxes which can carry rabies. Valley has just released ten potential vectors of rabies, not to mention species-specific diseases. Not to mention the fact that Valley states that “[o]ne of our animal control officers has been to the hospital three times in as many months. Twice for bites and once for a severely sprained ankle growing out of incidents with these animals“. What happens when these hungry dogs come across people? Kids coming home from school? Pet animals? Livestock?
Do not just point fingers at the mayor! Gloria Higginbotham, director of the Humane Society of the Delta stated that “the animals were “better off” fending for themselves.”
Well, looky here: Mayor Valley’s Journal where he tells us that he can be reached at City Hall, 98 Plaza Street, (72390); (870)572-3421 Telephone (870)572-5034 Facsimile (870)817-4035 Cellular Phone. His mailing address is P O Box 248, Helena-West Helena, AR (72342).
This looks like his website, but note it has a different mailing address.
Humane Society of the Delta website; phone: (870) 589-3396. The contact page on the website gives some different numbers: (870) 816-5979 and (870) 572-2902
I wonder how long these people would survive if dumped out in buttfuck nowhere with no food, no shelter, no tools, and no knowledge of how to survive.
The Shiba who gnawed his leg down to the bone has had some closure.
Owner of dog who gnawed own leg takes plea deal
Honestly, didn’t the guy ever hear of Elizabethan collars or muzzles? Duct tape is one of Dog’s gifts to mankind, but it isn’t the solution to a medical problem like this.