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  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Feb 7, 2013

    In reading this story again, I have two good questions:

    1). A complaint was received Feb. 1st. One of the dogs had died by the time investigators had arrived. Why did the neighbor (or whoever called the complaint in) WAIT SO LONG? The dogs were obviously in dire straits and had been, to be that bad off!

    2). What happened to the dog that was taken to Moore County Animal Shelter? (I hope the dog is saved, adopted and LOVED the rest of it's life)!


  • IPayYouPay Feb 7, 2013

    Punishment to fit the crime. Plain and simple.

  • lld701 Feb 7, 2013

    If this is true, this woman needs to be banned for life from ever owning an animal of any kind and if she has children they need to be immediately removed from the home. If she starves dogs, I'm sure her children (if any) also get the same treatment.

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Feb 7, 2013

    zenonx6, you are correct. Years ago, (Prairie days) dogs were tied to the back of wagons, as families moved from place to place. The dogs had to walk behind the wagon, in any kind of weather. That was ok then, and accepted. And it should have been! Now, however, times have changed. And that's ok. I'm glad times have changed!


  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Feb 7, 2013

    What is WRONG with some people!? Good grief! Did it not occur to her that...........gasp.........dogs DO eat? This was intentional. She knew exactly what she was doing. She knew right from wrong - or, ABUSE, as in this case.

    This woman should NOT go to jail. She should NOT pay a fine. She should, instead, be tied to a tree and not fed for.......I don't know a week, two. Three months? She can't imagine the physical and mental/emotional pain, those dogs went through. She can't imagine it, because she's never known it. One day, she will!

    Disgusting! Sick! Irrespoinsible! But most of all, just plain SORRY!


  • zenonx6 Feb 7, 2013

    Now that's animal cruelty. The other guy shot a dog that wasn't his for reasons unknown. That's not right but if an animal is suffering everyone don't have 50 to 100 dollars for putting it down. Some think that the shooting of deer is cruelty but if it weren't for hunters we'd be over run with deer. It's getting that way with dogs and cats out there.. Look at your local shelters list. People aren't responsible with pets and don't get them fixed. Shooting is and should be okay for poorer people with animals that need to be put down. It's done every day somewhere in this country. Wild or domestic.

  • paddie Feb 7, 2013

    Trixie!!! Thank you!! Well said!

  • charmed Feb 7, 2013

    All dogs want to do is show unconditional love to the owners and this is how they are treated in return. All the animals that die at the hands of abusive owners makes me sick. If you don't want the responsibility of a pet DONT GET ONE !!!! If you already hae one BRING IT TO A SHELTER !!!! At least at a shelter they will be cared for even though the end may not turn out well. Wise up people animal abuse will not be tolerated any longer and if you suspect some is abusing an animal make that call. Don't wait until long or all the animals could end up like this. The only comfort is there is only love in heaven for these animal no abuse

  • Road-wearier Feb 7, 2013

    There's a special place in heck for people that abuse animals.

  • ncdime1235 Feb 7, 2013

    @NC Cutie because animals love you unconditionally, people don't. How would she feel being tied to a tree without food and water? I am so sick of seeing animals tied up to trees and usually without a whole lot of human contact. If you can't care for and love your pet, don't get one. In addition to having the book thrown at her, she should be made to do community service at the local SPCA. Sorry excuse for a human.

  • topfan4unc Feb 7, 2013

    Yes I will stand up more for animals than people as a tied up dog can't fend for themselves and a person can! If people gave unconditional love like an animal does, even when abused, this world wouldn't have the problems it does.

    She is evil and deserved the punishment!

  • savannahn8v Feb 7, 2013

    Way to go law enforcement!!!! The Courts need to make it stick!!

  • Blue Devil 2 Feb 7, 2013

    Heartless !

  • iron fist Feb 7, 2013

    NC Cutie someone has to standup for the animals they have no voice in how they are treated and they cannot complain to anyone.

  • Trixie Feb 7, 2013

    People stand up more for animals than people.

    So are you saying that we should only be concerned with crimes against people? I don't understand why every time there's an animal abuse story some ignorant person has to say something about needing to care about people more. Here's a thought; do BOTH. I would like to think humans are capable of caring about more then themselves. Plus, IT'S AN ANIMAL ABUSE STORY!!! What do you expect people to comment about.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Feb 7, 2013

    She got exactly what she deserved. A dog should have food and water. She had that much herself. A person that cannot do right by any animal, should not have the animal in their care.

  • North Carolina Cutie Feb 7, 2013

    People stand up more for animals than people.

  • proud-bleeding-heart Feb 7, 2013

    "Glad to see NC finally arresting and charging these barely human folks for abuse of animals. Throw the book at her AND make her sentence count.....If this is done everytime then perhaps folks will think twice about animal abuse....."

    I AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • trister5 Feb 7, 2013

    Did she release the dog to AC

  • twalker Feb 7, 2013

    Really?? How cruel can you be? How idiotic can you be? You do not leave dogs unattended and tied up!!!!! That is the first thing wrong here, feed your pets, if you cant or dont want to, them let them go at the least. You could have gave them away. Im sure she had some food around, her plump self sure was not starving!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • vegeman12 Feb 7, 2013

    Who was the animal here?

  • marciamal1 Feb 7, 2013

    Maybe she needs to feel what it's like to go without - an eye for eye - that's how it would be with me - that's how it should be these days - more punishment like that and less crime would occur.

  • lisa4 Feb 7, 2013

    So sad. I agree with you Z Man!!!

  • mbyerly79 Feb 7, 2013

    Looks as if she could stand a few days tied to a tree without food...and no, that isn't a racial comment. In my opinion, there aren't tough enough punishments for people who are cruel to animals. "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -Ghandi

  • Good Girl Feb 7, 2013

    I hope she doesn't have children!!!

  • elizabeth07mh00 Feb 7, 2013

    Somebody should tie her up and let her starve to death. I can't stand these EVIL people who could do this to any living thing. I can't say any more or it would be inappropriate. One of these days....

  • Scubagirl Feb 7, 2013

    Glad to see NC finally arresting and charging these barely human folks for abuse of animals. Throw the book at her AND make her sentence count.....If this is done everytime then perhaps folks will think twice about animal abuse.....

  • momeeee Feb 7, 2013

    No excuse! She could have given up these animals to someone who could care for them. Looks like she was eating ok...

  • Z Man Feb 7, 2013

    The least this woman could have done is to untie the dogs and let them fend for themselves. Maybe the one could have lived scavenging. Throw the book at her!

  • kellypratz Feb 7, 2013

    if you can't afford to feed your animals, then don't get any!

  • rita5 Feb 7, 2013

    This is just wrong in so many ways!

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