Skip to comments.Starved German Shepherd Update: Woman pleads no contest in starved-dog case
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.
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Just imagine, if her attorney gets the charge reduced to a misdemeanor, she can open an animal shelter or something.
She needs a dirt nap.
What a loathesome piece of crap. Hopefully she doesn’t have children.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for the ping.
In case someone wanted to know what happened to Courage:
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.).
this piece of garbage worked at a vets with animals - and came home and starved her own
feed HER rocks and dirt!
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'.
That b!+ch just flat looks evil.
Now you’ve made my screen all blurry!
What a beautiful story and animal. So glad he made it and is finally getting love.
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.
Courage is at 90+ pounds now. Photo in the link is from early June.
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!
I thought members of your German Shepherd ping list might be interested in this update to Courage, the German Shepherd’s story.
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.