Pitbull Puppy Suffered Chronic and Constant Abuse at Hands of Owner
Update 10/13/09 – Tough Guy Who Chronically Abused Puppy Gets 30 Days Jail
George Davis of Clackamus, OR has been arrested and charged with for animal abuse in the second degree and animal neglect in the first degree after a pitbull puppy, which rescuers named Sierra, was found with injuries that Oregon Humane Society investigators say show chronic and constant abuse.
“The x-rays revealed that this puppy has multiple fractures of the ribs, fractures to both eye sockets, front of the skull and right front leg,” said Dr. Otteman, OHS Director of Shelter Medicine. “It is unfathomable to me that someone could hurt a defenseless puppy.”
Investigators say that Davis told them he know the puppy was injured but he didn’t bother to get help or treatment for her.
OHS investigators say that due to the extent and severity of Sierra’s injuries, they would recommend that the district attorney seek harsher penalties against Davis.
The citation for animal abuse in the second degree is based on evidence indicating the suspect acted with the intent to cause physical injury to an animal. Davis will likely face charges of animal abuse in the first degree if the injuries sustained indicate protracted impairment for this puppy. The Oregon Humane society is recommending additional charges to the Clackamas County District Attorney based on medical findings and statements. Animal abuse in the second degree is punishable by up to six months in jail and a $2,500 fine; first degree animal abuse is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of $6,250. The arrest for neglect was based on the fact that Davis commented that he knew the puppy was injured but did not seek medical care for her. (KLX.com)
And as we so often see in cases like these, despite the chronic abuse, the pain and suffering this poor little girl has went through, she is still sweet and friendly.
Davis also has two domestic abuse arrest against him previously that were dropped prior to trial. “This is further evidence of the link between abuse to animals and abuse towards humans,” said Sharon Harmon, OHS Executive Director. “The level of injuries to Sierra is shocking, but not surprising given the level of cruelty she has been subjected to, yet she remains a friendly playful pup.”
Just look at that little puppy, that sweet face, how tiny she is. It take a sick and warped person to inflict such cruelty against such and innocent and defenseless animal. George Davis is obviously a waste of human life and a bully who will only take out his aggressions against those weaker then him; women and animals. Time to have him face someone who can actually defend themselves and see how he fares against someone who isn’t weak and defenseless.
At least we can be thankful Sierra is out of this piece of trash’s hands and will have a chance to find a new home where she will finally get a chance to experience all the love, coddling and care and puppy should know from the start!
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