Rex’s tormenter allowed to live with another dog

Abby Toll

Abby Toll

Accused animal abuser OK to live with mother, dog in Chicago

Abby Toll, the woman who allegedly taped the Shiba inu, Rex, to her refrigerator is allowed to leave the state to head to Chicago.  There, she will live with her mother and her mother’s dog.  There is no report as to whether the mother is going to leave her dog alone with Toll; I certainly hope not.

Toll’s boyfriend/punching bag, Bryan Beck has a court appointment on Thursday for a pre-trial conference.  No word on whether he has obliging relatives with pets.

Facebook Group “Justice for Rex” passes 200

We have 218 people on the Facebook group “Justice for Rex“!  To date, there are 13 photos of Shibas who want justice for Rex and we’re hoping for more 🙂  This group is exciting, because there have been some donations made to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Rex’s name which were attributable to the group’s publicity.  🙂  However, there are many Shiba and general interest bloggers who have also done a lot to publicize Rex’s plight and get people interested in helping him and other abused and needy dogs.

I’m thinking of making a video (using a stuffed toy, not Tierce, ha ha) to illustrate to people what this kind of thing would actually do to a dog.  I’ll have to find a suitable Shiba-like toy that I can use and find the battery charger for the camera.

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Rex Updates

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley has a page for Rex.  If you can find it in your heart (and pocketbook), make a donation for Rex there.  Or donate to your own local SPCA/humane society/rescue.  After all, Shibas are dogs and abused dogs need our help and support.  🙂

Abby Toll, who allegedly did this to Rex, appeared in court today.

Now, on to some happy things:

Shiba Inu Crochet Pattern (Etsy)

Waste of Skin Charged in Rex’s Case

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!

Shiba Cruelty Case

Photo by Paul Aiken

Photo by Paul Aiken


Woman tapes Shiba to refrigerator

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.”

Missing Shiba Alert

Dog is missing after pit bull attacks her and her owner
By Joshua Molina
Mercury News
Article Launched: 04/14/2008 01:33:48 AM PDT

For the last three years, Bella, a shiba inu dog with deep brown eyes, pointed ears and a corkscrew tail, slept peacefully every night on her fluffed-up down pillow next to Terri and Steve Belsley.

But Friday night, Bella never came home.

“It is like a surreal nightmare,” Terri Belsley said. “We let this dog become our life. Nothing is going to seem normal until we find Bella and bring her home safe.”

The black and tan dog hasn’t been seen since she was last spotted hobbling away on Edenbury Lane, about a block from Thousand Oaks Drive in San Jose, after an altercation with dog that animal control identified as a pit bull.

The San Jose Police Department responded to the attack and the pit bull was seized by animal control.

The chaos ensued when Steve Belsley was walking Bella as part of the frisky dog’s nightly ritual. The pit bull, said Belsley’s, wife, Terri, charged the two.

When the violent and frightening encounter ended a few seconds later, Steve Belsley had more than a dozen dog bites on his left arm, and a huge gash in his forearm where “the dog practically bit him to the bone,” Terri Belsley said. He also tore a tendon in his hand that will require surgery. He spent several hours at the emergency room at Good Samaritan Hospital.

And Bella has disappeared.

“We don’t know how badly she is injured,” Terri Belsley said. “We are concerned that if she is injured or scared that she is holed up in
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a bush.”

Neighbors spent the weekend posting fliers with the dog’s picture. Some of the rescue crews stayed out as late as 5 a.m. looking for the dog, which stands about 10 to 12 inches tall and weighs 25 pounds.

Animal control has also been looking for Bella. The pit bull’s fate was unclear on Sunday night. The Belsleys said they were told the dog had been destroyed. The dog’s owner did not return Mercury News calls on Sunday.

“The neighborhood has come out in droves,” said nearby resident Sharon Freitas. “To Terri, it’s like she’s missing a child.”

Contact Joshua Molina at jmolina@mercurynews.com or (408) 275-2002

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I’m not so concerned about the pit bull as I am about the owner. What the hell is someone who carelessly let their dog run loose doing… loose? Why aren’t these people arrested as accessories to manslaughter or assault with a deadly weapon? In a different reality, the pit bull could have been responsibly contained and Bella would be at home. Until society starts treating irresponsible owners like the menace they are, they will continue behaving irresponsibly towards their dogs.

I hope Bella is reunited quickly with her family.