Animals

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office was told a Limestone County man was keeping this “attack squirrel” in a cage and fed it methamphetamine to keep it aggressive. (Video courtesy of the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office)

A man in Alabama has been arrested and another is on the run following a police raid where officers say they found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a caged ‘attack squirrel’ who had allegedly been fed meth to keep it aggressive, authorities revealed.

Ronnie Reynolds, 37, was arrested during the search in the 21000-block of Piney Chapel Road at 8:30am Monday, in Limestone County. The target of the raid, Mickey Paulk, 35, remains at large.

The property was stormed after cops reportedly received an anonymous tip that Paulk had been keeping a drug-fueled squirrel in a cage for protection purposes.

An Ocala man was allegedly pictured performing disgusting sex acts on a dog.

The Ocala Police Department launched an investigation in late February after a woman gave them a cell phone that was found at a restaurant in Ocala. Police said the woman looked through the phone in hopes of identifying its rightful owner and came across “numerous disturbing images and text messages.”

The man in the photos was recognized by the woman as Jesse Allen, an employee at the restaurant.
Detectives later obtained copies of the video and photographs, which depicted dogs having sex with women and Allen engaging in various sex acts with a dog.

Allen admitted to engaging in sex acts with the dog “for some time,” when questioned by police detectives.

A California family was left ‘heartbroken’ after shocking security footage showed their postman routinely dousing their rescue dog with pepper spray.

Owner Alfonso Galindo installed security cameras on the exterior of his San Diego home after he was left baffled by strange stain pattern that kept emerging on the ground of his front-yard for months.

However, the father-of-two was left ‘heartbroken’ when he reviewed footage from last Tuesday and saw his family’s beloved seven-year-old rescue dog, Pupa, writhing around in pain as a postman approaches his San Diego home.

On closer inspection, Galindo noticed the postman appeared to spray something from a canister at the poodle-mix’s face, as he barks excitably from behind a secure gate.

A Florida man is under arrest accused of video recording himself performing sex acts on his Siberian husky dog.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Christian Nichols, 21, is charged with one count of Aggravated Animal Cruelty. Nichol was arrested Feb. 11 in Oldsmar, which is between Tampa and Clearwater.

Deputies began their investigation Jan. 25 after someone in another state contacted Pinellas County Animal Services regarding video and photographs on the internet of a man having sexual contact with a dog. Pinellas County Animal Services notified the Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives obtained copies of the video and the photographs.

The video shows images of a man dressed in a black and white Husky dog costume. The costumed man is seen in the video having inappropriate sexual contact with a Siberian husky dog. Detectives say the dog in the video was clearly in distress. At one point during the video, the dog tries to run away and the man responds by striking the dog with a sex toy.

Through various investigative techniques, detectives tracked the video and photographs to Nichols.

On Feb. 11, detectives talked with Nichols at his home. They said Nichols admitted he made the video with his dog, Ember, and shared it on the internet.

Nichols was arrested. Pinellas County Animal Services responded to the home and removed Ember and a second dog from Nichols’ home.

Detectives say additional charges are likely.

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This footage is from a Chicago Police Department body-worn camera. The sergeant wearing the camera and assisting officers rescued a man at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday who had jumped into Lake Michigan to save his dog.

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was walking his dog near Foster Beach. The nine-month-old adopted dog darted towards the ice on the lake and ended up in the water.

The owner jumped into the lake to rescue the American Eskimo mix, named Pika. He was able to save the 19-pound dog but was unable to get out of the lake due to large ice walls that formed along the water’s edge.

“They (CPD) absolutely saved my life,” the man said. ” I will be forever grateful to them.”

Both the man and the dog are doing well.

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An Austell woman is in police custody after allegedly feeding a milkshake containing marijuana and methamphetamine to a dog, according to an arrest warrant.

Police say, Nicole Ledford, 37, gave the laced milkshake to a male brown and white mixed-breed dog named Moose during a September traffic stop executed by Cobb County Police, according to the warrant. A urine test on Moose indicated the presence of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, the warrant states.

Though the traffic stop happened in September, Ledford was arrested Jan. 16, jail records show.

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Authorities in Alabama have arrested a veterinary student suspected of selling nearly 50 horses to meat-processing plants in Mexico.

Deputies with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office apprehended 24-year-old Fallon Blackwood at a local rodeo Saturday, four months after a grand jury returned a 13-count indictment charging the woman with bringing into the state property obtained by false pretense with the intent to defraud.

Blackwoofd, a senior majoring in veterinary medicine at Tuskegee University, is accused of offering owners to re-home older and ailing horses, and instead sold them to slaughterhouses in Mexico for meat.

The indictment lists 13 animals, but Lindsay Rosentrater, who turned over her beloved horse, Willie, to Blackwood in January 20018, said that nearly 50 missing horses have been linked to the veterinary student.

Blackwood was also arrested in early April on an outstanding warrant from North Carolina, where she was accused of tricking a man into giving her two horses, reported Fox 5 Atlanta.

According to multiple accounts posted on a Facebook page created by Rosentrater called Finding Willie, Blackwood would answer ads placed by people throughout the South seeking to sell their horses, saying that while she could not afford to buy the animals, she would be willing to house them on her 18-acre farm and care for them.

In many of the cases, including Rosentrater’s, Blackwood claimed she was looking for a retired horse to be a pasture companion for her racing horse.

The owners’ reasons for deciding to part with their geldings and mares varied, but most boiled down to financial difficulties, or failing health that prevented them from caring for their animals.

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Florida man arrested for having sex with his family’s pit bull more than 100 times. Bradley Hubbard, 23, moved in with his dad and his dad’s girlfriend in Pensacola three years ago. The family had a pit bull named “Baby Girl.”

A family member who lived in the home says she saw Hubbard bringing Baby Girl back to his room. She says she could see the action through a hole in the door. At first, she would hear the pit bull whimper and cry out. When asked what was going on, Hubbard would say the dog was in heat. Eventually, the dog stopped making noises. Click below to watch video..

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A pervy Louisiana cop has been busted for having sex with an animal and then recording the trysts.

Terry Yetman of the Bossier City Police Department was arrested Wednesday and charged with 20 counts of sexual abuse of animals by performing sexual acts with an unidentified critter and 20 counts of sexual abuse of animals by filming sexual acts with an animal, state police said.

A special investigation into Yetman’s activities commenced in August, according to a release from Louisiana State Police.

Cops allege during a search that evidence indicating possession of pornography involving sexual acts with an animal was found on devices belonging to Yetman, according to the Shreveport Times.

He’s being held at the Bossier Maximum Correctional Center on a $350,000 bond, reported The Times-Picayune.

Bossier City Police Department spokeswoman Tracy Landry confirmed Yetman has been employed since 2014 and was assigned as an officer in the patrol division. Bossier City is located in northwest Louisiana.

Yetman was placed on administrative leave by the Bossier City Police Department in November when the department was notified of the investigation.

He previously had been honored for championing the protective rights of domestic violence victims and their families, according to the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Under a new state law, anyone convicted of sexual abuse of an animal can face up to a five-year prison term and a maximum fine of $2,000.

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ORLANDO, Fla. —
Newly uncovered video captures the moment a man fell into a pit of alligators while trying to perform a stunt in Orlando.

Michael Womer plunged into the pit of gators when a rope swing snapped during a performance in Orlando.

It happened two years ago, but Womer said the video has picked up steam after he recently reshared it on his YouTube page.

Womer fell into the water but managed to escape without injury.

“It was at this precise moment, I knew what a turkey feels like right before Thanksgiving dinner,” Wormer said in video he posted on Facebook.

Womer, who refers to himself as the “gator crusader,” has dozens of videos of himself performing alligator related stunts on his YouTube page.

In one video, Womer brushed an alligator’s teeth and in another he sticks a hotdog in his mouth and then feeds it to a gator.

Womer spoke with WESH 2 News on Tuesday about the accident. See video, below.

A Pompano Beach woman was taken into custody over the weekend on a disturbing charge after police say she stuffed four puppies into a backpack and allegedly abused them while inside of a bar.

Broward Sheriff’s deputies arrested 27-year-old Teresa Gardner on Sunday morning and charged her with multiple counts, include tormenting animals and resisting arrest.

According to an arrest report, witnesses saw Gardner swinging the backpack as well as slamming it on tables and benches at the Briny Irish Pub located off East Atlantic Boulevard.

Deputies were able to rescue the puppies, each just four weeks old, who appeared shaken and tormented.

A crash ended in an arrest and an unusual discovery by troopers who pulled a driver over along I-4, according to investigators.

A 911 call started a pursuit between troopers and a truck driven by Shane Taylor on Saturday.

The truck was wanted for a crash that happened a bit earlier, officials said.

Dash cam video shows the trailer swerving, sparks flying, and the moment when troopers eventually stopped the driver.

There were several animals inside the truck, including a lemur that jumped out and gave troopers a difficult time when they tried to capture it.

There was also a wallaby, a tortoise, a goat and some sheep.

During the stop, troopers also interviewed two drivers who claimed to have been struck by Taylor.

A third victim came forward at the FHP station.

Troopers also said there was a strong odor coming from Taylor’s vehicle.

He was arrested and faces several charges, including DUI and reckless driving.

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On November 3rd around 9:00 AM, Cape Coral Police responded to Hancock Bridge Pkwy and SE 24th Ave in reference to an Animal Complaint call for service. Officer Victor Maduro responded and located the dog. It was very apprehensive and didn’t want to cooperate. Officer Maduro was persistent and knew that if this was a lost dog the owner was most likely desperate to get him back. The officer followed the Labradoodle around and was finally able to get ahold of him where he could secure the dog and get him to a safe place; the back of his patrol vehicle. Officer Maduro gave the dog some water and waited for Lee County Animal Control who took custody of the dog. The owner was located and was indeed looking for the lost dog and VERY happy to get him back.

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On Saturday, September 29, 2018, MCSO K-9 Deputy Matthew Hooper and his K-9 partner “Rambo” responded to 585 NW 57th Avenue in reference to locating a man wanted for committing an armed robbery in the city of Ocala. On June 2, 2018 defendant Andre Baker (DOB: 12/31/1988) robbed a couple of $40.00 and a .22 caliber handgun at gunpoint, and after their investigation, the Ocala Police Department issued a warrant for his arrest. Baker has fled from law enforcement before…He even told witnesses that he would flee from law enforcement by running into the woods. Knowing this, Deputy Hooper and Rambo took a position in the woods behind the house Baker was staying in. When two other deputies went to the front door of the home to ask Baker to come out of the house, Baker ran out the back door, where Deputy Hooper and Rambo were waiting. Baker ignored K-9 warnings and Deputy Hooper deployed Rambo to apprehend the suspect. Rambo jumped over three fences and quickly captured Baker after a short pursuit. Baker was treated for minor injuries that he sustained by Rambo’s bite, and he was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail. Baker’s been charged with Resisting without Violence for this incident, and OPD’s warrants for Robbery with a Firearm, Grand Theft of a Firearm and Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon were successfully served.

A suspect in Florida who was accused of kidnapping an infant was heroically taken down by a K9 cop that was expertly guided by his handler. The harrowing collar was captured on police body camera. Pasco County deputies hunted for the suspect, 24-year-old Kevin Wilson after they responded to a call from a home in New Port Richey on Monday about the attempted kidnapping of a six-month-old baby. Wilson had given up on taking the baby after the woman’s uncle threatened him at gun point, but fled the scene and eventually ditched his vehicle to hide in a wooded area where Sgt. Ferguson and K9 Titan tracked him down. In the incredible footage, Ferguson is dragged by Titan who has picked up on Wilson’s scent as the helicopter unit over head locks their eyes on Wilson.

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A Colorado couple has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges after they had sex with their dog in a backyard motorhome that they converted into a sex chamber.

Frederick Blue Manzanares, 51, and his ex-girlfriend Janette Eileen Solano, 49, were arrested in March and charged with four counts of cruelty to.

Manzanares pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty after admitting to having sex with their dog Bubba.

He will be sentenced in October and faces up to 18 months in jail on each count, the Daily Mail reports.

Solano pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty. She negotiated a deferred judgement and sentence.

A judge will decide whether to accept her plea deal next week, according to the Denver Post.

As part of the plea agreement, Manzanares and Solano have forfeited custody of Bubba.

Bubba, a male Akita mix, is currently living at the Aurora Animal Shelter and will need to undergo a behavior assessment.

Officials will then decide what will be the next best place to take him, according to the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office.

Police began investigating in March 2017 after Solano reported a domestic violence incident involving Manzanares.

She later told an officer that they only had an argument, but that she was leaving Manzanares because he pressured her into having sex with their dog.

Solano claimed that she first discovered pictures of bestiality on the couple’s shared laptop and confronted Manzanares about them, according to the Denver Post.

She said he told her to have an open mind and then began introducing her to bestiality videos, forums, and literature.

The couple then began having sex with Bubba, which Solano said occurred inside a motorhome that Manzanares outfitted with a customized red padded bench to make it easier to copulate with the dog.

Manzanares used dog hormone spray to arouse Bubba and would take pictures and videos while they had sex with him.

Footage of the couple having sex with Bubba was later discovered by police.

Solano said she started to become ‘somewhat jealous’ of her boyfriend’s relationship with their dog and that it would often lead to arguments.

When the couple was first arrested, authorities could not locate Bubba. Manzanares then forfeited his rights to the pet and officers were able to recover the poor pup.

Bestiality only became illegal in Colorado in 2007.

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The U.S. Coast Guard found a sea turtle trapped in cords tying together 1,800 pounds of cocaine.

The drugs were first spotted by a military plane over the eastern Pacific Ocean on Nov. 19, according to the Miami Herald. The coast guard then headed out to investigate.

They found the turtle entangled in cords that strung together 26 packages of cocaine worth a whopping $53 million, NBC News reported.

Coast guard personnel were able to cut through the cords that had tightly become wrapped around the turtle’s neck and fins.

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RAY TOWNSHIP, MI – A horse and a Macomb County Sheriff’s deputy are safe on land after a frozen pond rescue involving police and firefighters.

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office reported on social media that deputies responded at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 to a Ray Township residence for a report of a horse in an ice-covered pond.

Deputies and firefighters from the Ray Township Fire Department attempted to guide it out with ropes but discovered the horse was unable to move its legs above the ice, the post said.

One deputy, attempting to bridle the horse, fell through the ice but was quickly removed from the pond and continued to help with the rescue, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office said.

The horse was pulled to safety and both the animal and the deputy were reported uninjured, though the horse was seen by a veterinarian.

A California deputy accidentally shot himself while trying to kill a dog that he said was threatening his life on Wednesday, but video captured by a local television station later showed the animal much smaller than reported and peacefully playing with children.

According to a Riverside County sheriff’s spokesperson, the deputy was serving an eviction notice at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday when a “large” dog tried to attack him, KCAL reported.

“A dog came at the deputy in an aggressive manner,” Deputy Armando Munoz said, according to The Press-Enterprise. “The deputy, (attempting to defend himself) pulled his service weapon, shot one round, and injured himself in the leg.”

“He’s OK. He has non life-threatening injuries.”

Munoz said that the dog’s aggressive behavior ended when it was startled by the gunfire.

When KNBC film crews arrived on the scene later on Wednesday, they found a medium-sized pit bull — named “Precious” — confined to a pen, and calmly playing with several children. The dog’s owner admitted that it had been barking when the officer arrived.

Animal Services did not take the dog into custody because there was no evidence it or the owner had done anything wrong.

Watch the video from KNBC, broadcast April 16, 2014.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) — The man accused of torturing and killing 20 cats in San Jose pleaded guilty to all charges on Tuesday.

Robert Farmer, 25, agreed to a plea agreement on 21 felony counts.

Police arrested Farmer last year after surveillance footage showed him trying to round up cats in San Jose’s Cambrian neighborhood.

Inside the courtroom, Farmer surprised some in the courtroom by pleading guilty to 21 counts of felony animal cruelty and two misdemeanor counts. “What he did to our cats was horrible, my cat Thumper ended up in a trash can,” San Jose resident Myriam Martinez said.

Martinez is among those who lost their cats. She still can’t get over what happened. “He was killing these poor cats by the elementary school, he did horrible in-humane things to these poor animals. What prevents him from doing something else to somebody else?” she said.

Farmer faces up to 16 years in prison after admitting these crimes, which happened over a two-month stretch last Fall.

Deputy District Attorney Alexandra Ellis says surveillance video helped detectives track him down. “Our hearts go out to the families that were affected by this crime, and we look forward to Mr. Farmer being held accountable for these heinous acts,” she said.

Officials with the Humane Society hope this case will serve as a learning opportunity for the community. “Educate children from a very early age, to respect and care for animals, and to identify with animals as part of the community,” Palo Alto Humane Society Leonor Delgado said.

Animal lovers left the courthouse with a heavy heart. “It just makes me sad, that people can actually, that people can take a living thing and actually do that to them without any thought,” San Jose resident Ron Vierra said.

Families who have been affected will have a chance to address Farmer when he returns to court on December 8, 2016.

Details of his plea agreement were not released.

He’ll be sentenced in December.