See follow-up – Happy Ending for Spike the Abused Bulldog
And I thought this might be a quiet week. Last week we had the tootsiebell who tossed a puppy out into oncoming traffic. This week we have another woman who is a total abomination. Maria Aguilar of Queens, New York has been arrested on charges of beating a dog so badly that the animal is virtually blind in his right eye, has a hip fracture, broken leg, three broken teeth and injuries to his ears. One really pissed off neighbor decided enough was enough and got proof by using their cell phone camera to record the abuse.
And it’s a terrible, horrible, disgusting video. You can view it below but be warned, it is very disturbing!!
Spike is an 11 month old bulldog that has been abused repeatedly over the past few months. ASPCA investigators were called to Aguilar’s house on February 24 after witnesses reported hearing a dog crying. Aguilar originally denied beating the pup, but she allowed ASPCA officials to take the dog to their hospital.
The video shows Maria Aguilar tossing Spike across a patio and against an iron fence. He cowers down, Aguilar picks up an orange snow shovel and smacks the pup over the head. Then she throws him to the other side of the patio. You can hear the dog shrieking in the video.
The ASPC then discovered that her husband had taken the dog to veterinarians 12 times in the past seven months for treatment.
Twelve times in seven months? If this was the same veterinarian, we have a real issue with that practice. If I was to take my dog to the vet 12 times in seven months and they observed anything close to those types of injuries, I would be escorted out of the practice by the police – in handcuffs.
But Maria Aguilar’s husband offered a different story. Victor Estudillo, Aguilar’s husband, say Spike was fine when agents took custody of him. He says he’s spent about $7,000 in vet bills because Spike was a sickly dog, not a victim of abuse. And then her son states, on camera, “We don’t want her to go to jail – its just a dog.”
Just a dog. There you have it. I am not surprised to hear something like that coming out of this kids mouth after I see what his mother is capable of. That remark should tell you all you need to know about that family. This kid has just learned the basics from his mother.
Maria Aguilar denied beating Spike, but when she was confronted with the video, the jig was up. Maria Aguilar was arrested for aggravated animal cruelty and criminal possession of a weapon. She faces two felonies and four years in jail.
I don’t want to hear excuses. I don’t want to hear the dog was at the vet 12 times because he was “sickly”. I don’t want to hear you spent $7,000 on medical bills for poor Spike. I don’t want to hear she’s a good mother and shouldn’t go to jail. I don’t want to hear it’s “just a dog”.
I only want to hear what prison she goes to so I can mail her cellmate a shovel!