Cleveland Doctor: 38 Animals Killed After Despicable Neglect Reported

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    Animal cruelty sickens me, I can't bear to even go to the link. Here, I got a sick Chihuahua that I've spent $400 these past few weeks to get better and these people who live in pricey neighborhoods do this, those who do things like this should be thrown in a dungeon!
     
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    I hope you doggie gets better, John.
     
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    I leave my animals home alone everyday and most weekends.

    Euthanized because they had fleas? Are you serious? Never heard of a flea collar?
     
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    It is possible the animals were euthanized because they were in such bad shape they could not be saved, but I suspect the influx of so many animals (especially birds) overwhelmed the animal shelter and they were killed for budget reasons.

    These animals were not left alone for eight hours, Lonestar. The entire family locked them up in a house with the a/c off and went on a vacation. This is the most revolting crime story I have read about the Cleveland area since they arrested Anthony Sowell (who had the bodies of 11 murdered women in his house).

    What I cannot understand is the comments. There were three adults in this house, and another adult child had recently moved out. Why aren't people calling for the arrest of these people? Is it a "crime" in East Cleveland but a "mental disorder" in Solon? (East Cleveland is the poorest city in the Greater Cleveland area.)

     
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    I'm going by what was reported and it stated that all but one parakeet was euthanized because they had fleas. But let's say your right and they were killed because of budgetary reasons, does that mean it would be ok for people to simply kill their pets when they can no longer afford them?

    WhenI talked about leaving my animals home alone I was being a tad facetious, my animals consist of three horses, a couple hundred head of cattle and two dogs.

    What the family did was a crime I will admit that but what the city done was just as criminal.
     
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    O c'mon now. "Just as criminal"? You cannot mean that, Lonestar. According to the neighbors, none of the dogs had EVER been outdoors. The house had a carpet of feces inches thick. The flea infestation was so bad, it began in the yard and the cops and animal control had to wear hazmat suits to extract the animals. We both know it is very likely that house will have to be torn down; no repair work can ever make it habitable again.

    And what about the three minor children living there? The conditions were so bad, most animal control workers here had never seen anything like them. Is it not "more criminal" to keep children in such conditions?
     
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    Sure I mean that, killing an animal simply because they had fleas is criminal. I'm not suggesting they leave the animals and or the children in that environment, something clearly had to be done, but killing an animal simply because they had fleas is ludicrous.

    My animals aquire all kinds of parasites especially in the summer months, do I euthanize them? Of Course not I take measures to eradicate the parasites and prevent reinfestation. And as for the house having to be destroyed, I think a good clean up team could clean the house and rid it of fleas. That is if the house is even worth saving.
     
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    Well, I think the parents both need long prison terms. And the adult kids need to be looked at hard as well..unless they have an insanity defense, they should get prosecuted too.

    The City of Chicago is busy charging a mother with a homicide for the death of an infant in virtually the same conditions as were found in this Cleveland home. I find it revolting that when rich people commit henious acts, it's excused as a "mental disorder" but when poor people do them, it's a crime.


    http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/08/overwhelmed-mother-left-twins-in-deplorable-conditions.html
     
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    So you want to throw the folks in prison for animal abuse but do nothing to those that killed the animals. Interesting.

    What I didn't understand about the article was that it stated something about the owners not being financially able to get rid of all those pets. And I wonder how is that possible? Now I may have misunderstood that part but it seemed to me that these folks either wanted or tried to get rid of these animals but coudn't afford to.
     

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