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yesterday at work, i saw something that made me cry with anger and sadness.<br><br><br><br>
the washington humane society brought in a pit bull that was so emaciated that, not only could you see every single bone in his body, but you could see his heart beating through his chest. he could barely hold his head up. according to the officer, his owners had broken up, left the house, and left him there for weeks with no food or water. this poor dog was so sweet and so affectionate. how could any person with a soul do that??<br><br><br><br>
a few hours later, 2 more pits were brought in the same condition. a pit puppy was brought in because it had been thrown against a wall by an adult. a kitten was brought in because someone dropped a brick on it.<br><br><br><br>
my work can be really really depressing.<br><br><br><br>
does anyone know of any groups i could join that would allow me to become more active in trying to prevent domestic animal abuse? it makes me so angry that some of these pets go back to their owners. if i had room in my apartment with my 3 dogs, i would foster every one of these animals. i just feel like there's more i could do, and i want to do all i can to help this cause.
 

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Best you can do is get people together to make tougher laws on animal abuse and stricter guidlines to ensure they are being enforced.<br><br><br><br>
We have the guidlines here now if anyone would just enforce them!<br><br>
Working with animals at least for me IS depressing most of the time but once in a great while its all great.<br><br><br><br>
How did the pit pull do?<br><br>
Honestly I have only seen one starvation case that bad come through and the poor thing live.<br><br>
I kept her, just could not let her go.
 

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they've got him on fluids right now...he seems to be energetic enough to give kisses when you pet him. so, i guess that's a good sign. he didn't want to take a treat yesterday, though. im going to see him later today and ill get a better idea of how he's doing.<br><br><br><br>
i know whs is going to investigate and try to arrest the subhumans who did this. i really hope they do.
 

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I hope he makes it!<br><br><br><br>
The other two did they live or did they have to be put down?<br><br>
Dropping a brick on a kitten seems like it might have killed it outright.<br><br><br><br>
On the radio here in Texas a man was arrested for ripping the head of his girlfriends kitten I think they sentanced him earlier this week.<br><br>
He is getting 2 years in prison I think.
 

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the dreaded double post <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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the other 2 weren't quite as bad. i think they'll be fine with some tlc. the kitten ended up with 2 broken legs. poor little guy has casts almost the size of his little body. he's really cute and affectionate, though.<br><br><br><br>
the pit puppy ended up with a broken leg, and is being adopted by one of the supervisors at my work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> he's a spunky little guy.<br><br><br><br>
im from texas, too!! im surprised they have laws like that in texas. good to hear. what kind of a psycho would do that??
 

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Yup Yup dunno if this will help you at all but hewre is the outline.<br><br><br><br>
BTW animal abuse in the state of texas is felony<br><br><br><br>
Mind you Texas still permits the killing of animals with thier owners permission so long as they are not abused or otherwise harmed before killing.<br><br><br><br>
Here are the laws.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
"Sec. 42.09. Cruelty to Animals.<br><br><br><br>
(a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly:<br><br><br><br>
(1) tortures or seriously overworks an animal;<br><br><br><br>
(2) fails unreasonably to provide necessary food, care, or shelter for an animal in his custody;<br><br><br><br>
(3) abandons unreasonably an animal in his custody;<br><br><br><br>
(4) transports or confines an animal in a cruel manner;<br><br><br><br>
(5) kills, injures, or administers poison to an animal, other than cattle, horses, sheep, swine, or goats, belonging to another without legal authority or the owner's effective consent;<br><br><br><br>
(6) causes one animal to fight with another;<br><br><br><br>
(7) uses a live animal as a lure in dog race training or in dog coursing on a racetrack; or<br><br><br><br>
(8) trips a horse.<br><br><br><br>
(b) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the actor was engaged in bona fide experimentation for scientific research.<br><br><br><br>
(c) For purposes of this section:<br><br><br><br>
(1) "Animal" means a domesticated living creature and wild living creature previously captured. "Animal" does not include an uncaptured wild creature or a wild creature whose capture was accomplished by conduct at issue under this section.<br><br><br><br>
(2) "Trip" means to use an object to cause a horse to fall or lose its balance.<br><br><br><br>
(d) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor, except that the offense is a state jail felony if the person has previously been convicted two times under this section.<br><br><br><br>
(e) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a)(5) that<br><br>
the animal was discovered on the person's property in the act of<br><br>
or immediately after injuring or killing the person's goats,<br><br>
sheep, cattle, horses, swine, or poultry and that the person<br><br>
killed or injured the animal at the time of this discovery.<br><br><br><br>
(f) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a)(8) that<br><br>
the actor tripped the horse for the purpose of identifying the<br><br>
ownership of the horse or giving veterinary care to the horse.<br><br><br><br>
Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974.<br><br>
Amended by Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 917, ch. 342, Sec. 12, eff.<br><br>
Sept. 1, 1975; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 549, Sec. 1, eff. Sept.<br><br>
1, 1985; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 78, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 26,<br><br>
1991. Renumbered from Sec. 42.11 and amended by Acts 1993, 73rd<br><br>
Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.<br><br><br><br>
Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 15, eff. Sept. 1,<br><br>
1995; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1283, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997."
 
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