Skip to comments.Woman Killed Healthy Dog Because She Didn't Want Anyone Else To Own Him
Posted on 01/23/2014 8:53:23 PM PST by chrisinoc
Humans love owning pets. But life gets in the way sometimes and, sadly, we have to give our furry friends up to someone who can take better care of them. Though its tough, its the right thing to do.
Florida woman Shelley Bezanson isnt concerned about doing the right thing.
Bezanson, 28, lives in an apartment in Osprey, Florida. Her landlord recently told her that dogs were prohibited in her apartment and that she would be evicted if she didnt get rid of Diamond, her pit bull mix.
Rather than give Diamond to a local rescue shelter that would find him a new home, Bezanson took him to a vet and asked the vet to euthanize him. The vet refused, but Bezanson protested.
She told the vet her dog was old and unhealthy. The vet shot down this claim and said Diamond was a healthy, happy dog. He refused to euthanize Diamond and told Bezanson to donate him to a shelter if she could no longer care for him.
Bezanson wasnt having any of it. Instead of giving away her dog, she killed him. She told police she turned up the music in her apartment so neighbors wouldnt be able to hear Diamonds screams and then strangled him with his own leash. A necropsy suggested Diamond likely died a prolonged and painful death.
When asked why she wouldnt give him up, Bezanson told police she couldnt stand the thought of someone else owning him.
"I promised Diamond we would be together until the end," she allegedly told police. "And this was the end."
Bezansons act has landed her in jail. She was arrested last Friday and is being held on $25,000 bond.
Bezanson also owns a cat and a domesticated rat. One of the worst parts about this story is that she told police she plans to get another dog one day. For the sake of the poor future pup who could land in her custody, lets hope this isnt allowed to happen.
Sad the animal had to experience the prolonged betrayal. The woman must do time.
woman is dangerous
cruelty beyond all understanding. what a selfish self-centered woman (though other words come to mind). there is not a corner in hell hot enough for the likes of her
In the news sometimes there are selfish people who shoot their loved ones and then themselves. They are a step above this woman, who told her dog they would be together til the end, and then didn’t kill herself.
I’m saving my dog for after the financial collapse. Dog makes a fine meal.
I dont know how a human being can look into the eyes of a defensive little dog and kill him..she could have found a friend, family member, anyone to take this dog, doing this is just evil
ahaha THANK YOU!
A Soetero family favorite no doubt
Atomic that is so funny!
That said I think you can kill
your dog, cat, rat anytime you want
but not your baby.
I would say something but I’m crying too hard to speak
That’s what weak selfish people do when they don’t think anybody, not even a dog would consider them loveable without being tricked or trapped into the obligation of affections. She should not be allowed to keep anything other than some low maintenance plant like a saquaro cactus tree.
Just wait until she has kids and the future husband realizes she’s a fruit loop and wants to divorce and take custody...
wicked woman. proverbs says you can tell a lot about a person by how they treat their animals. i know all i need to know about this evil b1tch.
i could never do this to my little guys.
i’d defend them from anyone who’d hurt or kill them.
i pray every day that i don’t accidentally hurt them while playing with em (they aren’t dogs). they are very quick and quiet sometimes and so i am careful to look around before moving feet/body.
That woman is dangerous, I don’t know about all of them heh.
Kidding aside, I can’t believe most stories I read these days, they just seem so over the top, I mean who does those things?
I agree with another poster too, she needs to do time.
Isn’t there a legal way to have that done?
Strangling a Pit Bull sounds dangerous.
and is almost certainly a democrat
of course, selfish bi8ch
I know the sentiment won’t be popular, but...
Why is it a crime? If she had the vet put the dog down, then it’s not a crime.
Besides the fact that it is a reprehensible act, what makes it illegal?
It is, after all, an animal, and not a human being.
This is just weird and sick.
Get thee to an insane asylum. Oh wait, they don’t really exist anymore, do they?
Such a person is truly dangerous.
Generally I agree.
The main thing is that this is the kind of thing that truly makes one circumspect of this person. She is crazy and potentially dangerous. She did not get the vet to do it nicely, but did some nasty thing as well as just selfish. Whether it is worth $25k is questionable, but it is disconcerting, regardless.
Even the most practical people regarding animals would be squeamish and a bit alarmed by her approach here.
She appears to be obsessive. Dangerous to humans? No evidence.
Clearly, she doesn’t love her animals enough to wish them to live a full life.
But, once again, I have to ask - what makes the behavior criminal? She did not starve the dog to death. She did not withdraw water from it. It was legally her dog.
Her methodology is far beneath any I would choose, if forced to do so. But I still don’t understand what made the act criminal.
This behavior is one of the few which would actually make me question her trustworthiness. I agree no solid evidence despite the constant mantra of “serial killers killed animals”. Lots of boys killed animals for fun, but I don’t think nearly that many went on to kill even 1 human. The difference here is a grown woman doing something truly cruel, not just shooting him. It is hair-raising.
It’s only criminal if they have cruelty laws. But it still could be used against her, as I say in a sanity case.
Unnecessary cruelty to an animal. That’s one crime.
This sort of behaviour should ring alarm bells. Is it safe to have her loose on the streets?
Play Misty for Her
so sad that people treat animals like they treat babies....
wait a second...
I hope she would keep it longer than one day, or at least cure it and make enough Vietnamese food for everybody.
>cruelty beyond all understanding. what a selfish self-centered woman (though other words come to mind). there is not a corner in hell hot enough for the likes of her<
This young woman needs psychiatric help. I worry also, about the young women who abort their children because they don’t want anyone else to adopt that child. I know women who are of this mindset and I pray their hearts will soften.
>She did not get the vet to do it nicely<
The veterinarian refused. There needs to be some blame, here, on his or her part. The dog would have been spared torture if he or she had not gotten up on his/her high horse.
Years ago, a client brought a 5 month old Dane mix puppy in for euthanization because “it was biting at the children”. Um, it was a puppy, for heaven’s sake. My boss, an old, no-nonsense vet, took the dog in and brought it in the back, telling the other tech and myself to put it down. Well, we studiously avoided that task like the plague. Finally, we went to our boss and proposed to him that we find a home, with no chance of kids, to take the pup. If the owner agreed, and we could accomplish this, the pup could then be spared. Miraculously, the owner was fine with this course of action.
We found a 20 something gay man to take the pup. That dog, needless to say, lived a long and cherished life and we were spared the soul-crushing task of killing an innocent pup for the “crime” of being a puppy.
and that is totally out of left field
sometimes a cigar is just a cigar
Yet, here it is. Still hate pit bulls though. They are dangerous when they turn.
Jeffrey Dahmer, like many psychopath murderers started off torturing animals.
He progressed to killing and eating human beings. By some estimates, he ate 27 of them.
Tell me again this woman is in no way dangerous to other human beings.
Hey Michael Vick, we found the perfect woman for you.
Show me again why she is dangerous to other human beings. The propensity to become dangerous after the early evidence of injury/death to animals is not proof.
Might be is not a substitute for is.
I already did. Read what I posted and comprehend it this time.
Anecdotes are not evidence. I am not aware of any statistical analysis showing that anyone who does something like this is inherently dangerous to humans. Unless you have such evidence - meaning analysis of both those who went on to be dangerous to humans and those that did not - then you have no evidence, either.
Your condescension is betrayed by your flimsy argument, FRiend.
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