Man admits to throwing dog, charged with animal cruelty
Caisha and Tim Wantz
Caisha and Tim Wantz encountered a man with a station wagon and talking on a cell phone at the end of their driveway in Point of Rocks on June 19 as they were driving to get gas in preparation for their big weekend plans. They argued with him after asking him to leave. He told them he wanted to stay and make a call, the couple told NBC4′s Pat Collins.
“I told him I was going to call police,” Caisha Wantz said. “He laughed at me.”
She said he mocked her and started driving toward her like he was going to run her over.
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“I yelled out to him, ‘Go ahead, you. Run over me in front of my family,’” Caisha Wantz said.
She was holding thermos of coffee and she decorated his rear window with the beverage.
Charging documents state that 34-year-old David Beers left but came back after the couple left and drove up to their house. Beers told police that he grabbed the 4-pound, 1-and-a-half-year-old dog named Zoey when she walked up to his car.
As Beers drove home over Catoctin Creek Bridge, he threw the dog over the bridge, police said. He later admitted to throwing the dog, which was never found.
“I have made, a few months ago, the worst decision of my life, and I want everyone to know that I deeply regret the pain and suffering that I caused the Wantz family,” Beers told Collins. “I have dealt with this stuff very heavily, and it’s affected my family and friends, and to them I own an apology as well.”
“She was my companion,” Caisha Wantz said. “She was our family companion. She went on vacation with us; she would travel to the store with us. I often had her in my purse.”
Beers has been charged with theft less than $500, trespassing and animal cruelty. He told Collins that he is undergoing anger management and seeing a psychiatrist.
A Sept. 17 court date has been set.
Copyright Associated Press / NBC Washington – First Published: Aug 28, 2009 7:20 PM EDT
I really think it is time to start charging these people with what it is… murder, or at least man(pet)slaughter as well as will emotional distress for the pet parents, which should include any medical bills! Theft, trespassing and animal cruelty should be add-on charges. Throw the book at this guy and all the other nuts who these kinds of things.
Because they are uncaring crazies or animal haters at best and sociopaths and/or both domestic and animal abusers at the other end of the scale, and we are not making examples of them, they are willing to do these things without a second thought.
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On Saturday May, 2009 activists and celebrities protested with the Companion Animal Protection Society in front of Elite Animals Pet Store in West Hollywood California. West coast director, Carole Raphaelle Davis organized the protest in front of Elite Animals Pet Store. The pet store in West Hollywood sells dogs from puppy mills in the Midwest and is defrauding customers, lying about the conditions the dogs are from. The city of West Hollywood, CA passed a resolution against the sale of puppy mill dogs last year. Elite Animals has ignored efforts by the City of West Hollywood to come in for a meeting to discuss the evidence in an open forum with representatives from several national animal welfare organizations. The protest was the lead story on KTLA news the same evening.
West Coast Director of the Companion Animal Protection Society, Carole Raphaelle Davis, being interviewed by KTLA Channel 5 News Team.
Source: CAPS – Companion Animal Protection Society
Publication date: 2009-05-06
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Dog stabbed 13 times licks the faces of caregivers
By JACK NOYES Updated 11:17 PM PDT, Tue, Apr 14, 2009
“Simone” was found Sunday morning by Rancho Cucamonga city workers assigned to clean up graffiti. The pup was barely alive.
A 32-pound beagle mix was left for dead in a graffiti strewn alley after some punk stabbed the pup 13 times.
She lived to wag her tail about it.
“Simone” was found Sunday morning by Rancho Cucamonga city workers assigned to clean up graffiti. The pup was barely alive. A city veterinarian said the canine suffered stab wounds to the neck and body and was found suffering hypothermia after loosing a great deal of blood.
Simone underwent 2 hours of emergency surgery at the new surgical facility at Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care and Services Department. The dog needed 23 staples and sutures. Astonishingly, her esophagus, vital organs and arteries were not punctured.
Simone is expected to make a full recovery and to be put up for adoption.
“Despite her terrible ordeal, Simone is a sweet and affectionate girl who is still able to wag her tail and lick the faces of the veterinary staff. We hope to find her a loving home if she recovers,” Animal Services Director Joe Pulcinella said.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Rancho Cucamonga Station, is currently investigating this crime. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Station at (909) 477-2800 or WE-TIP at 1 (800) 78-CRIME.
The Animal Care and Services Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who is guilty of this cruel and senseless act.
The attack occurred sometime before 8:11 a.m. the morning of Sunday, April 5th, near the intersection of Redhill Country Club Drive and Carnelian Street.
For additional information, please contact the Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care & Services Department at (909) 466-PETS (7387). Donations for Simone’s care can be sent to: The Animal Care and Adoption Center, PO Box 807, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729-9963. Please make checks payable to the Community Foundation and put Animal Center in the memo line.