Puppies run over, left to die; man is sought

Tue, 02/26/2008 - 4:55pm
By: John Thompson

It’s a crime that didn’t harm a person, but is sure to cause outrage in the community.

The Fayette County Animal Control staff is seeking the public’s assistance in finding a man who abandoned and ran over a litter of puppies near Ga. Highway 314.

On Feb. 17, at approximately 11 a.m. a white male was reportedly seen abandoning a box containing four puppies on White Road, near Hwy. 314. While fleeing the scene,the driver ran over one of the four puppies, inflicting severe injuries.

The Fayette County Animal Control staff quickly responded to the scene and reported the animal sustained serious injuries and is in critical condition at a local veterinarian.

The man who allegedly abandoned the animals was said to be driving an older model green Jeep Cherokee that has several dents. The box containing the puppies had a Maryland address, a Miami address and writing in Spanish.

The 12-week-old dogs are boxer mixes, primarily light brown in color, with some black and white markings.

Deliberately releasing a dog with the intention of leaving it in a public or private establishment without consent is a misdemeanor under Georgia law. Any person found violating this law is subject to a fine of $1,000 and up to three months in jail per offense.

The Fayette County Animal Control staff is currently requesting any information regarding the incident and the whereabouts of this individual. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call Fayette County Animal Control at 770-631-7210.

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Submitted by spandishgirl on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 7:37pm.

I've felt for years Fayette county animal control is a bunch of TIGHT ASSES! I wouldn't get rid of my dogs over just any little thing, God knows they have cost me a mint, but I'm not everyone, I've kept my dogs when I've gotten tickets for them getting out, ate some of my favorite things, kept getting out, got more tickets, ate some more of my favorite things...you get the picture. I don't believe in giving away dogs, but sometimes, some people need to, or want to, as in this case. Ouf animal shelter won't let you leave dogs or puppies that you don't want, can't take care of, etc...my thought is they don't want to be bothered with something else to take care of. Go to the animal control office outside of peachtree city...it is very small. Other counties have MUCH LARGER places. They are in the bussiness of making money, etc...writing tickets...they have .NO HEART...if they did, this person would have taken those puppies there and someone would have addopted them..Lets' make our public servants get off their a$$ and do something! TAKE CARE OF ALL ANIMALS...NOT JUST THE ONES PEOPLE LET GO IN DESPARATION CAUSE THEY ARE MOVING AND CAN'T FIND A HOME! I FEEl THEIR TIGHT ASS RULES ARE THE REASON FOR STRAYS AND DOGS GETTING HURT IN THIS COUNTY!

Submitted by skyspy on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 9:55pm.

You should not even be allowed to own a goldfish!

Your dogs have been loose how many times? Do you realize how carless and irresponsible that statement alone makes you look?? What is wrong with you?? Because being carless is ABUSE!!

Pets are a life-long comitment. People who are basically lazy and selfish should never be allowed to own a pet.

You sound lazy and selfish. How long did you leave your dogs outside before they gave up and ran away??? Did they even have food or water??

There are no-kill animal shelters. Try Atlanta Humane Society.

Then please don't ever even take on the responsibility of a pet spider. You are not capable or competent.

You and people like you are an ABOMINATION to the world.

Submitted by spandishgirl on Thu, 02/28/2008 - 7:48am.

but I told that to make a point. Dogs do get out. When I 1st moved here, I spent over $2,000. on a 5 ft tall, well built backyard fence. They dug under, we concreted all the way around, which was more expense. They then started jumping it. We electrified it. That didn't do any good. Then we used the electric collars, plus the fence, plus the concrete, etc. get the picture? I have a friend who keeps puppies for the humane society and helps them get adoped. Her large dog got out and was run over. People don't understand that some of the dogs sit around and think of nothing else. I've watched mine sit just close enough to the electric fence to have the collar going off and run down the battery. Then it goes and jumps the 5 ft fence and takes off. The dogs are well loved, they just think it is a game. A friend of mine told me they had a dog that got out all the time. In disgust, her father took down the fence. The dog then stayed home!
I know mine are large and would probably not be addopted. I keep them inside most of the time now and only let one out in the back yard at a time. That works best. It would be so much cheaper to get rid of them but I can't. I would always worry over if someone was taking care of them. I have spent more money and love on those dogs than most. People who's dogs get out are not always bad pet owners, it is just that some dogs are very smart and like to play. I have learned one very hard lesson, never have a dog that is breed to hunt, that is what they do, and they will not stay in. They are very smart, too smart to be what they consider captives.

Submitted by skyspy on Thu, 02/28/2008 - 8:22am.

Working dogs or hunting dogs have to constantly busy or they are not happy. Let them play outside when you are home, to be safe. Put them in when you leave.

It is hard to find a good home for pets. They take alot more work than most people know.

Submitted by blazing2006 on Thu, 02/28/2008 - 8:04am.

Why haven't you considered a dog obedience traing school? There are schools out there that deal with issues like yours and sooooo many others. The last 2 dogs I had, I took through a couse, once a week for several months. Not cheap but well worth the cost and lack of headaches. My guess is that most people won't do this because of time and cost, which to me is totally stupid thinking when you think about how much a dog already is costing with food and vet bills, ect. Just some food for thought. I now have three children, all under 8, so I will not get a pet because I do not have the TIME TO INVEST in animals right now, forget the costs. Again, just trying to give you and others some food for thought. Good luck with your situation.

Submitted by spandishgirl on Thu, 02/28/2008 - 8:20am.

and I tried it years ago with the female. As soon as we got there and saw what was going on, she refused big time. When we put the leash on her she went nuts, would lay down even if she had been standing up earlier etc. The trainers told me it wasn't gonna work, she had been abused by who ever had her before for not obeying. That I think is true as the humane society told me she had been returned 3 times! The last time just tied her up out front and left her. I loved her warts and all. She really wanted to please and one of the many times we were fixing the fence, I saw the look in her eyes, she got it. Now, she is never the problem. I could leave her in the front yard with no fence and she wouldn't leave. The two males are younger and still like to play. I will try the classes with them, they also want to please, it is just a game to them. My child tries to hit them when we get them back but I tell her it is no use. It is like a child who can't speak yet, if you spank them an hour after they do something wrong. They have no idea why and think you are mean.

Submitted by skyspy on Thu, 02/28/2008 - 8:30am.

Try Barkbusters it is a company that will send a trainer to your house. Which sounds more practical.

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Submitted by AF A-10 on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 9:32pm.

You are telling us how you've received tickets for your pets on more than one occaision, and then you are trying to blame animal control for this heartless law breaker abandoning pups and running one over? Are you smoking controlled substances? Your own irresponsibility aside (reference tickets), there is one person culpable for these abandoned animals. He drives a green suv that needs some body work, and I hope he is found. Let's not blame the world for the choices we make. I'm sure no one forced this person at gun point to go get pit bull puppies. It is not very expensive to fix a pet as compared to paying the resulting fines for animal cruelty. By the way, I'm a tree hugging animal lover. I've had three dogs for the last 18 years. No tickets. And I haven't run over any of them in an attempt to abandon them. But that's just me I guess.

Kevin "Hack" King

Submitted by sageadvice on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 8:13pm.

Will you dog and cat lovers stop saying you want the shelter to take any and everything?

I know it relieves your mind to just drop them there instead of getting rid of them yourself, but you must know that if they aren't claimed by someone. and few are, they are simply killed!

We kept dogs for sheep and cows when I was growing up. When they got real old and sick or started killing sheep, we shot them and buried them, with much regret, but we did it.

Cats were outside creatures also. Kept down the rats at the corn cribs. Baby cats-- on their own.
I must also add that I have paid a vet to kill an old, sick dog---not drop him off somewhere. I knew that would come when I got him!

Submitted by PreciousStahr on Thu, 02/28/2008 - 1:04am.

Dogs and cats are better than kids because they:

1. Eat less,

2. Don't ask for money all the time

3. Are easier to train

4. Normally come when called

5. Never ask to drive the car

6. Don't hang out with drug-using friends

7. Don't smoke or drink

8. Don't have to buy the latest fashions

9. Don't want to wear your clothes

10. Don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and...

11. If they get pregnant, you can sell their children.

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Submitted by TinCan on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 7:59pm.

If you've know for years that animal control is not a dumping ground for bad decisions it would probably be a good idea not to acquire animals you're not prepared to keep for the duration.

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Submitted by muddle on Tue, 02/26/2008 - 7:47pm.

Dirt Bag.

I hope they catch you and run over you with a Jeep.

Freaking dirt bag.

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Submitted by mudcat on Tue, 02/26/2008 - 8:24pm.

Cut his ****'s off and feed them to the boxers. What a piece of garbage this person is.

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Submitted by Cyclist on Tue, 02/26/2008 - 7:52pm.

I agree. This is so sad.
Caution - The Surgeon General has determined that constant blogging is an addiction that can cause a sedentary life style.

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Submitted by AF A-10 on Tue, 02/26/2008 - 9:10pm.

They will nurse all of these dogs back to health, fit our friend with some bacon grease undergarments, and let them all get reaquainted in about a year. Yeah, I like the sound of that. This type of person, studies show, is capable of equally heinous acts visited upon humans. I hope they catch him soon!

Kevin "Hack" King

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Submitted by Denise Conner on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 5:51am.

But I thought that you are anti-death penalty (the context of some of the comments). Puzzled Now I find out that you are for cruel and unusual punishment, TORTURE, too. Shocked

What about "strapping him to an electric chair and turning him into carbon emissions"?

What about waterboarding him? How is that worse than "bacon grease undergarments" and being thrown to the dogs?

Or would that be too "christiany"?

Are you against the death penalty only if humans are the victims? Puzzled

Isn't this man one whose "life should be the soul [sole?] Providence of God"?

The SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) honored Michael Vick during its national convention, while he was waiting for his trial, and called him "an outstanding human being."

"We're in support of Michael as a human being," SCLC president Charles Steele said. "Right now, he's feeling discarded, ostracized by people who are rushing to judgment. It's our responsibility to save him." (I thought that was God's role?)

I wonder if the SCLC will come to this man's aid?

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Submitted by AF A-10 on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 11:28am.

"But I thought that you are anti-death penalty (the context of some of the comments). Puzzled Now I find out that you are for cruel and unusual punishment, , too."

Denise. I have never ever said that I am a "pro lifer." I feel that "pro life" really doesn't make sense. As if some are anti-life. I am pro choice. I have always been for the availability of the penalty. I feel it is handed out more readily to some based on race, but I won't throw the baby out with the bath water. I am confused by self-appointed "lifers" who are sometimes pro capitol punishers and discretionary war supporters. That is where I'm confused.

Last straw man:

What do you think the odds of finding someone to make bacon grease underwear are? This is called humor. No historic precedent; no chance of this happening.

Now, what are the odds that men have water boarded other men and possibly women in the name of the United States and at the direction of US leadership?

Any comparison Denise? Don't be so desperate to score points. You end up putting up air balls.

Now, I've got to get back to Googling bacon grease underwear outfitters. There has to be one somewhere out there.

Kevin "Hack" King

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