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Starved German Shepherd Update: Woman pleads no contest in starved-dog case
OC Register ^ | June 27, 2011 | SAMANTHA GOWEN

Posted on 06/27/2011 7:58:55 PM PDT by chrisinoc

NORWALK – Kimberly Nizato, the woman who surrendered her severely emaciated dog to an acquaintance in spring 2010, pleaded no contest Monday to a single charge of felony animal cruelty.

The Bellflower resident was working as a kennel assistant at an Irvine veterinary hospital when she relinquished the ailing 3-year-old German shepherd. She was arrested April 16, 2010.

The dog weighed 37 pounds at the time and was named Courage by German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County, which claimed responsibility for his care.

Veterinarians testified last year at a preliminary hearing that the dog ate dirt and rocks to survive.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: courage; dog; doggieping; germanshepherd

1 posted on 06/27/2011 7:58:58 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

Just imagine, if her attorney gets the charge reduced to a misdemeanor, she can open an animal shelter or something.


2 posted on 06/27/2011 8:07:40 PM PDT by 1rudeboy (Goats are fine, but goatherders are just strange.)
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To: chrisinoc

She needs a dirt nap.


3 posted on 06/27/2011 8:10:01 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; metmom; ...
WOOOF!

Follow up to a story from last year...

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

4 posted on 06/27/2011 8:14:42 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: chrisinoc


5 posted on 06/27/2011 8:21:03 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: chrisinoc

What a loathesome piece of crap. Hopefully she doesn’t have children.


6 posted on 06/27/2011 8:24:56 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: PistolPaknMama
The POS has one.
7 posted on 06/27/2011 8:27:08 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: 1rudeboy

Just imagine, if her attorney gets the charge reduced to a misdemeanor, she can open an animal shelter or something.>

The POS has no money so her family sold their home to pay for attorney’s fees.

BTW, the POS’ sister gave information that led to Courage’s rescue. That will make for a great family Christmas gathering.


8 posted on 06/27/2011 8:33:37 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

A neighbor had adopted a German Shepherd that was rescued from an abusive home where he was also severely malnourished. It was amazing how that dog bounced back, and not just physically. If he has the slightest hint that you like dogs, you are his friend.


9 posted on 06/27/2011 8:33:52 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Fred Hayek

We rescued three that are the same way. People that abuse dogs need to be beaten with a morning star. I’ll volunteer for the duty of administering the beatings.


10 posted on 06/27/2011 8:37:51 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: JoeProBono; Joe 6-pack
My stars. That poor animal is emaciated. How can someone do that a dog?

Thank you for the ping.

11 posted on 06/27/2011 8:45:04 PM PDT by Bockscar (Thanks to the Freeper dogcaller for this tag line: --Muslims do not immigrate; they colonize--)
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To: JoeProBono

In case someone wanted to know what happened to Courage:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/gEjXVnqhn_8


12 posted on 06/27/2011 8:57:28 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: JoeProBono

Look at that sweet baby face. I’m gonna go hug my dogs when I get home. And give them treats for doing their tricks (sit, shake, speak, etc.).


13 posted on 06/27/2011 8:58:02 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Darwinism is to Genesis as Global Warming is to Revelations.)
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To: chrisinoc

this piece of garbage worked at a vets with animals - and came home and starved her own

feed HER rocks and dirt!


14 posted on 06/27/2011 9:40:48 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: chrisinoc
The Bellflower resident was working as a kennel assistant at an Irvine veterinary hospital

Simply amazing!

Suprised I haven't seen any posts yet, saying it was 'only a dog' and 'she has every right to do whatever she wanted with it, since it was her property'.

15 posted on 06/27/2011 10:52:23 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: JoeProBono
He looks like my Greta . . .


16 posted on 06/27/2011 11:03:47 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: chrisinoc

That b!+ch just flat looks evil.


17 posted on 06/27/2011 11:06:02 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you gotta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: chrisinoc

Now you’ve made my screen all blurry!

What a beautiful story and animal. So glad he made it and is finally getting love.


18 posted on 06/28/2011 4:41:42 AM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: Joe 6-pack; abigailsmybaby

You’re absolutely right. She looks evil, and it takes an evil person to make another living being suffer as Courage did at her hands. It’s too bad that the maximum sentence is only three years in prison and restitution of expenses for Courage’s treatment.


19 posted on 06/28/2011 6:07:14 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: poobear

Courage is at 90+ pounds now. Photo in the link is from early June.

http://www.gsroc.org/happy_archive_R.asp?ID=1945


20 posted on 06/28/2011 6:48:48 AM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

Thanks for that!

This is the kind of animal you set a plate for at a BBQ feast. Steak, chicken, anything he wants! My little guy has a hankering for fried chicken livers.

Courage, you can have anything in my freezer pal!

GOOD DOG!!!!


21 posted on 06/28/2011 8:04:40 AM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I thought members of your German Shepherd ping list might be interested in this update to Courage, the German Shepherd’s story.


22 posted on 06/28/2011 10:15:31 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Alice in Wonderland

My neighbor across the street has a rescued German Shepherd. Her name is Julie. She is such a happy girl. She was tied up and abandoned. My neighbor took her from the pound before she was to be euthanized.


23 posted on 08/18/2011 8:21:25 AM PDT by beckysueb
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