Sorry for posting two news reels in a row, but I want to share this one. To read the entire article, click here, Animal cruelty case goes to jury. Ok, if the jury doesn't decide this lady is guilty and put her in jail I'm going to throw a fit.
This lady is 73 years old and had 70 dogs!! That's just stupidity. They were, of course, all covered with mud, urine and feces after having lived 9 inches deep in the stuff! Most were sick with various conditions (blood in urine, heartworm, skin infections, broken teeth). At 73 there is no way she could take care of 70 Australian Shepherds. I don't care how fit this lady is, that is still WAY TOO MANY for a 73 year old woman to take care of properly. (Let alone ANY person - man/woman/child).
She says that the reason the dogs were muddy was because it rained ... uh ... ok lady. Why didn't you take them inside?? Why don't you have an area where they can get out of the weather?? Believe it or not, providing shelter from the elements is something that is considered "basic care" and is required of most animal cruelty laws.
Joan Skillman of Aurelius Township is hereby awarded the Dogs Deserve Freedom ASSHAT Award. She has been given this award in honour of the fact that she has her head so far up her ass she can't see reason or provide basic, necessary care for her dogs.
The jury should decide today the verdict so I will see if I can update you all when the story goes to the papers.