Dog owners could face jail over terrier’s rotting teeth (Vancouver Sun)
Ever feel guilty about not brushing your dog’s or cat’s teeth?
The Canadian owners of a mixed terrier named “Pudding” are facing possible jail time after animal welfare officers accused them of ignoring their dog’s dental problems and charged them with animal cruelty.
The Vancouver Sun reported that the SPCA in British Columbia had found the dog wandering the streets last summer with severe and painful periodontal disease. Officers returned the dog to its owners in Maple Ridge, a city east of Vancouver, and ordered them to treat the dog’s teeth.
But when officers did a follow-up check on Pudding, they discovered the work hadn’t been done, the paper said. Officers seized the dog and took it to a vet, who had to pull 14 of its teeth. The dog’s owners, Stacia Hicks and Scott Rippon, were then charged with inflicting distress and unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal, a crime punishable by up to six months in jail, a $5,000 fine, and a lifetime ban on owning animals, the Vancouver Sun reported.
The newspaper quoted Marcie Moriarty, an SPCA manger of cruelty investigations, as saying:
This type of thing can be prevented, and it never should have got to this stage…Pet owner is not a right, it is a responsibility. People need to realize that there will be some expenses associated with keeping an animal healthy and free from pain.
One commenter on the Sun’s story said the owners had been planning to fix the dog’s teeth, but didn’t have time before it was seized. (It’s unclear from the story how much time they had). The commenter also said Pudding was an elderly dog with “health issues” when the owners adopted her.
The Sun reported she now has new owners.
Stunner. Leftists Attack Anti-Obama LaRouchian Nut in San Francisco
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 6:06 AM
Barack Obama gave his marching orders…
** Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”
** Obama to His Followers: “Get in Their Faces!”
** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”
** Obama to His Mercenary Army: “Hit Back Twice As Hard”
** Obama on the private sector: “We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.“
** Obama to voters: Republican victory would mean “hand to hand combat”
** Obama to lib supporters: “It’s time to Fight for it.”
** Obama to Latino supporters: “Punish your enemies.”
** Obama to democrats: “I’m itching for a fight.”
Yesterday violent leftists attacked an anti-Obama LaRouchian nut in San Francisco.
CBS San Francisco reported:
A man who set up a table with political literature and a sign opposing President Barack Obama was attacked in San Francisco’s North Panhandle neighborhood, police and witnesses said Tuesday.
Initial police accounts had indicated that the man had a sign supporting Obama, but witnesses later said it was an anti-Obama sign with a Hitler mustache drawn over the president’s face.
The attack happened around 11:30 a.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Fell Street, where the victim, a 29-year-old Daly City man, had set up his table, said Capt. Denis O’Leary of the SFPD’s Park Station.
A man and woman approached the victim, tore the sign and shook the table, causing the political literature to fall to the ground.
The attackers also kicked the man in the hand, O’Leary said.
The SFPD captain said he did not know whether the victim was a supporter or opponent of Obama, but a witness who was in the area Monday said the victim was a supporter of Lyndon LaRouche, a left-wing political activist who opposes the president.
The witness, Wayne Friday, a former San Francisco police commissioner and local journalist, said he was stopping by the Bank of America at Fell and Broderick streets and saw a sign that read “Impeach Obama” with a picture of the president with a Hitler mustache.
The leftists couldn’t help it.
They were just following orders.
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