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Conn. man, 25, accused of severely beating golden retriever; neighbors hear yelps, bangs
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Posted on 07/25/2010 9:50:28 AM PDT by Chet 99

By AMANDA PINTO, Journal Register News Service

WEST HAVEN — A city man was charged with animal cruelty Thursday after neighbors heard a golden retriever yelping in pain.

Robert Barnes, 25, of 24 Lester St., second floor, was arrested around 5:30 p.m. Responding police officers found neighbors outside to report the sounds they had heard. Police found a 7-month-old golden retriever with severe injuries consistent with being beaten, Sgt. Martin Garcia said.

Neighbors reported hearing the yelps from 200 yards away. At one point, bangs, which witnesses believe was the dog being thrown against a wall or the floor, were loud enough to shake a neighbor’s kitchen windows.

The dog, which was limping and cowering, was taken to a veterinary hospital where it was treated for shoulder and leg injuries, as well as older injuries including scarring and infection, Garcia said. The dog, which belongs to an acquaintance of Barnes, will be re-evaluated this morning, Garcia said.

Barnes posted $7,500 bail, Garcia said, and is due July 13 in Superior Court in Milford.


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To: wardaddy

So you approve of animal abuse == at least that is what your post implies.


51 posted on 07/25/2010 10:51:01 AM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Chet 99
I'd like to see him do that to my landsharks... and live.

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Max, the one in the middle would eat him alive. The other two would probably cripple him. This is of course if I don't get to him first.

I hate people that are cruel to animals.

52 posted on 07/25/2010 10:52:41 AM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: The Comedian

Deal. I have plenty “out back”.


53 posted on 07/25/2010 10:53:22 AM PDT by poobear
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To: org.whodat

Fake conservatives? Nice try dipshit. Back to Kos with you.


54 posted on 07/25/2010 10:53:53 AM PDT by Lachisula
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To: kalee

My last “rescue” cocker had been severely abused, had two broken ribs... he was smart — too smart.... and while we kept him until his death, his issues were such I will not rescue again.... having a dog has to be a two-way-street and it is just too painful to care for a mentally damaged dog for 12 years of your life. I have three now, but they were all puppies and loved from day one and are a joy to have in my family.


55 posted on 07/25/2010 10:54:04 AM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Anyone who harms my dogs has a very big problem with their future life expectancy!
56 posted on 07/25/2010 10:54:10 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Chet 99

Could someone at the jail put him in with a really large dog lover and tell them what he did then leave them for a few hours?


57 posted on 07/25/2010 10:55:30 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: BCR #226
I hate people that are cruel to animals.

Bump that...jail time for animal cruelty suits me just fine.

58 posted on 07/25/2010 10:55:46 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: The Comedian

I can do it in 30.


59 posted on 07/25/2010 10:56:03 AM PDT by Moonmad27 (That government is best which governs least. - Henry Thoreau)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

His address is posted in the article. Surely someone local will pay him a much needed visit.


60 posted on 07/25/2010 10:56:18 AM PDT by Imgr8t
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To: wardaddy

We just paid $185 to have our rescued, best dog ever, boxer euthanized, creamated and returned to us for burial at home.
One of the saddest days of my life.


61 posted on 07/25/2010 10:58:38 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Imgr8t
Now now. You don't go to somebody's house and beat them because you disagree with them.

Wait till they're in a bar.

62 posted on 07/25/2010 10:58:46 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Chet 99

A Golden Retriever?

There is no more kind, loving animal on earth than a Golden Retriever.

This guy needs to be thrown against the wall a few times.

I miss both of our Retrievers. Their jobs were to make us happy, and no animals ever did their jobs better than Gulliver and Maverick.

Oh... my eyes are leaking again. I hate when that happens.

This is not to take anything away from Tucker, our Australian shepard / ??? mix. He can be a terror, but he’s as friendly as they come!


63 posted on 07/25/2010 11:03:56 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Changing dogs every other year? Sounds to me they view the dog as a fashion accessory.


64 posted on 07/25/2010 11:10:28 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes!)
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To: Fred Hayek

Some people change spouses every other year. Some people get rid of their kids and then make more.


65 posted on 07/25/2010 11:14:44 AM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Wilderness Conservative
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Inbred mouth breather.

Dead eyes. Dead brain. POS.

66 posted on 07/25/2010 11:14:44 AM PDT by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: Moonmad27
I can do it in 30.

25.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

67 posted on 07/25/2010 11:17:02 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: auboy

Let me see, coat him in pig fat, bury him up to his neck and let your favorite pack of dogs have their way.


68 posted on 07/25/2010 11:26:17 AM PDT by freemike (John Adams-Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker)
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To: who knows what evil?

I prefer giving them a taste of their own medicine... With a cat-o-nine tails or a morning star.


69 posted on 07/25/2010 11:35:22 AM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: exbrit

I bet I could ‘cure’ him in ten....


70 posted on 07/25/2010 11:36:07 AM PDT by waterhill (i)
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To: The Comedian

I bid 50 seconds. But I’d hurt him bad.


71 posted on 07/25/2010 11:45:24 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (If my body dies, then let it die, but let my country live.)
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To: The Comedian

Dear God I wouldn’t be able to restrain myself for even 10 seconds. My mother said to never ever trust ANYONE who is mean to an animal. Boy, was she right.


72 posted on 07/25/2010 12:18:19 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

You are right. This dog needs to be with people who will constantly show him he is loved. He needs attention, stroking, the best comfortable bed and place to call his own. Soothing music when he goes to bed at night...soft, cuddly toys for him to snuggle with, fresh water, good, healthy, nutritous food, mega greetings when the new owners come home, nice rides in the car and a nice big yard to roam. Big hugs from his owners and lots of kisses too. Constant pats and comforting phrases like good dog, I love you over and over, sweet puppy, etc...silly? Yes, but...this dog will respond to these kind and loving phrases every time. I hope and pray the dog is taken from whomeve has him. He doesn’t deserve to have such a precious animal and the dog certainly above all else...deserves better. I hope there is a follow up to this story so that we all know the Golden is being cared for and loved as stated above. I will say a special prayer that he will be OK physically and mentally. Love can go a long way and with it he will learn to trust those he knows truly do love him.


73 posted on 07/25/2010 12:23:43 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: kalee

Thank God for people like you all over the world. You did what you could for him and made his life easier and happier for him. I’m so glad you kept him for yourselves because you knew hiw background and understood him. That’s so important after all he had been through. That kind of abuse is embedded and so the abused animal needs to be understood and treated with gentle kindness and love and you did just that. Am sure you loved him and now miss him. That’s natural. You DID the right thing though.
Am sorry you are no longer in the business. Can see how you can get burned out and can lose faith in humans. You have so much to give and yet can understand how hurtful it is to have to see these kinds of hurts inflicted on beautiful innocent creatures who want nothing more than to love and be loved in return. thank you on behalf of so many for the love and kindness you gave over the years to so many in need.
You will have a special place in heaven that’s for sure.


74 posted on 07/25/2010 12:31:02 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Bless you.


75 posted on 07/25/2010 12:31:55 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: kalee

Amen.


76 posted on 07/25/2010 12:32:53 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I just don’t like people very much, sometimes.

Oh isn’t THAT the truth? They aren’t even people.


77 posted on 07/25/2010 12:40:18 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: poobear

Blow torch and ball peen hammer?


78 posted on 07/25/2010 12:40:30 PM PDT by joelt
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To: Chet 99
they think the bible gives them license to do so.

never heard anyone believing that - what bible is that?

Are these the same people who don't believe in abortion; yet will vote for someone who does? With a 'who am I' to interfere with someone else's desires?
79 posted on 07/25/2010 12:41:20 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RegulatorCountry

just looked up a photo of a Walker Hound. Darling...just darling. Thank you for saving this beautiful girl and long life together. :)


80 posted on 07/25/2010 12:41:26 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: wardaddy
do you have to pay the vet hundreds to euthanize it.

I seriously doubt that it costs "hundreds" to euthanize a dog. I wish this were a weekday so that I could check in with my vet. I have had it done but never paid any attention to the price.

81 posted on 07/25/2010 2:00:43 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: org.whodat
Bingo, here we have a bunch of people that call themselves conservative, whining about how someone treats their personal property. Do I need approval from you fake conservatives the next time I cut the balls off of a calf. That being said he should not be beating up on the dog because it makes him feel better. But had the same animal been running lose on my property there would not have been a yelp louder than the bark of the 22-250.

You sound like a delightful person.

82 posted on 07/25/2010 2:06:06 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: The Comedian
I think sick and perverted cover your description pretty well.
83 posted on 07/25/2010 2:09:19 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: OldPossum
I'm delightful, you keep your animals on your property, and I'll keep mine on mine, where we live it is illegal to let your animals run lose.
84 posted on 07/25/2010 2:11:01 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: wardaddy

It somewhat depends on what type of service you ask for. If all you want is a killshot, and take the body with you, it is cheaper than a sedative before the killshot, and body disposal service.


85 posted on 07/25/2010 3:40:44 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Pinkbell

Exactly. What did the retriever possibly do? Lick him?


86 posted on 07/25/2010 3:52:28 PM PDT by murphE ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." - GK Chesterton)
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To: Chet 99

Hope the dog gets a great new and forever home.


87 posted on 07/25/2010 4:03:28 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: afraidfortherepublic
My yellow lab finds flowers,even artificial ones irresistible.

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She likes her toys too.

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88 posted on 07/25/2010 4:03:55 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: BCR #226

Oh you have some beautiful pups there.


89 posted on 07/25/2010 4:06:53 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware
She is growing up to be a mighty pup. Almost 18 months old now.

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6 months old.

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Being blessed at 10 months by my parish priest who has three labs of his own.

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1st Christmas.

1st snowstorm.

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90 posted on 07/25/2010 4:16:00 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Chet 99
Some here believe that an "owner" should be able to do with an animal as he/she pleases (including torture)

And just who are they?

91 posted on 07/25/2010 4:16:26 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Some here believe that an "owner" should be able to do with an animal as he/she pleases (including torture)

...and if I recall correctly some here would literally face off with a bear, with only a knife to defend his pup.

92 posted on 07/25/2010 4:22:30 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: org.whodat
Do I need approval from you fake conservatives the next time I cut the balls off of a calf.

Nope! You can do what you want with those balls.........we might raise an eyebrow or two if we see you kissing and licking them but nobody's really going to tell.

93 posted on 07/25/2010 4:24:10 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: mware
Thanks. They mean the world to me. The big one loves my daughter more than the world. Lord help anyone that messes with her when he's around. He has a very violent zero tolorance policy to anyone that would harm her...

Max loves cuddling

Our black GSD, Ika is getting the same way but I haven't gotten a pic of him cuddling with her yet. But here he is with one of his toys...

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How anyone can harm a dog is beyond me. They deserve our respect and love, not abuse. The last pic here is Sasha, she was found in a house in PG county that was to be destroyed. She was literally rescued at the last minute from both the house and the shelter. How can you not love this face...

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94 posted on 07/25/2010 4:47:38 PM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: The Comedian
You beat a subordinate life form in front of me because you don't have control of your emotions, and I'll kick your monkey ass on behalf of the tenants you're abusing.

I like your style.

95 posted on 07/25/2010 4:48:24 PM PDT by murphE ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." - GK Chesterton)
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To: BCR #226
Beautiful, just beautiful faces.

You can see the love and contentment in their eyes.

They are lucky pups to have you, and you are lucky to have them as companions.

96 posted on 07/25/2010 4:53:28 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Chet 99

People who harm children and animals need to automatically be put to death. No tolerance for this type of creature!


97 posted on 07/25/2010 4:54:20 PM PDT by Lucky2 (The most unqualified and ill-prepared person in the room is the POTUS, Barak Hussain Obama...)
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To: mware

I have a soft spot for GSD’s. Though they do have their moments. They are too smart for their own good. They shed. They are quite stubborn. They shed. They have absolutely no concept of personal space (ever have an 80 pound dog climb into the shower with you?). They shed.

But, with all that, knowing that my little girl is safe and they’ll protect her makes all the above worth it. And they do make great companions and friends.

So... I’ll plug the Virginia German Shepherd Rescue at http://www.shepherdrescue.org/ for great dogs that need great homes.


98 posted on 07/25/2010 5:13:20 PM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: BCR #226

So do GS’s shed???


99 posted on 07/25/2010 5:45:26 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware

Most do. Ika, the black GSD, sheds some, Sasha, very little, Max... well, let’s just say that I could probably have someone knit a comforter for a king size bed every few weeks with his sheddings.

He’s really blowing his coat out now too...


100 posted on 07/25/2010 5:55:54 PM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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