animal cruelty

One year later, Hope is thriving in a happy home

Dogtime.com first told you about Hope in July 2012, just days after the Pug mix was found wandering in Weatherford, Texas, her mouth cruelly bound shut with electrical tape. Hope’s face was swollen, and her distended tongue hung between her teeth.Hope’s facial injuries were so severe because of the torture she endured that more than […]

by DogTime Staff
June 24th, 2013

Man under investigation for tattooing his Pit Bull

A North Carolina tattoo artist is under fire after authorities discovered he hadn’t just been inking people. A concerned citizen filed a complaint after discovering that Ernesto Rodriguez had tatted an intricate design on his 4-month-old Pit Bull Terrier puppy, Duchess.“It’s just art,” Rodriguez tells CNN of Duchess’s fresh ink. “I want to put art […]

by DogTime Staff
April 2nd, 2013

Garbage man rescues new best friend from trash

What started out as a normal day on the job for Muncie, Ind., Sanitary District employee Mike Upchurch quickly turned into anything but normal.Wednesday morning around 11:30 a.m. Upchurch was in the middle of his normal routine, collecting trash along East Main Street, when he heard something odd coming from a blue garbage bag.“It was […]

by dogtime
February 21st, 2013

Abused dog found with mouth taped shut is recovering

When Melanie Labreke spotted a young dog in distress Monday morning near Weatherford, Texas, she didn’t hesitate to act.”She walked by me and she just looked up at me like, ‘Help me,” Labreke explained to NBC 5 News Dallas-Fort Worth.Labreke noticed right away that something was wrong with the young Pug mix. She saw with […]

by dogtime
July 12th, 2012

Man charged with amputating dog’s leg with hacksaw

Animal control officers removed seven adult dogs and four puppies from a home in Belle Glade, Fla. The owner has been arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty after it was revealed that he amputated part of one of the dog’s legs with a hacksaw.Police initially investigated Baptiste’s residence after neighbors complained of gunshots.Luc Jean […]

by dogtime
April 10th, 2012

Man accused of throwing two dogs into fire pit

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, but that appears to be lost on a Texas man who is charged with felony animal cruelty after he allegedly threw two dogs into a burning fire pit late last week.Larry Lowery, 28, of Point, is said to have thrown the stray dogs into the blazing pit […]

by dogtime
April 10th, 2012

Update: Missouri’s Prop B rewritten in favor of breeders

Confession: I’m confused by the revisions to Prop B that came out of yesterday’s congressional assembly in Missouri. On Wednesday, the House voted 85 to 71 to alter the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, which Missouri citizens passed last November. The revised bill now heads to Governor Jay Nixon’s desk.A couple of the revisions […]

by dogtime
April 14th, 2011

Prevention of animal cruelty is more than a month-long endeavor

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month. No doubt we have our work cut out for us. Cruelty is so rampant that I could fill my blog with accounts of horrific acts every single day of the year. And those are only the stories that I see or get sent to me – imagine […]

by dogtime
April 7th, 2011
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