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Woman Killed Healthy Dog Because She Didn't Want Anyone Else To Own Him
Opposing Views ^ | January 22, 2014 | Jonathan Wolfe

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 it’s tough, it’s the right thing to do.

Florida woman Shelley Bezanson isn’t 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 didn’t 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 wasn’t 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 wouldn’t be able to hear Diamond’s screams and then strangled him with his own leash. A necropsy suggested Diamond likely died a prolonged and painful death.

When asked why she wouldn’t give him up, Bezanson told police she couldn’t 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."

Bezanson’s 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, let’s hope this isn’t allowed to happen.


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1 posted on 01/23/2014 8:53:23 PM PST by chrisinoc
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Sad the animal had to experience the prolonged betrayal. The woman must do time.


2 posted on 01/23/2014 8:56:06 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: chrisinoc

woman is dangerous


3 posted on 01/23/2014 8:57:18 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Joe 6-pack

ping


4 posted on 01/23/2014 8:57:24 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: chrisinoc

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


5 posted on 01/23/2014 8:57:52 PM PST by Nifster
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To: chrisinoc

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.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 9:07:51 PM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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I’m saving my dog for after the financial collapse. Dog makes a fine meal.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 9:25:30 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: chrisinoc

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


8 posted on 01/23/2014 9:38:40 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Ghost of SVR4
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9 posted on 01/23/2014 10:03:14 PM PST by atomic_dog
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To: atomic_dog

ahaha THANK YOU!

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10 posted on 01/23/2014 10:07:30 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: atomic_dog

Atomic that is so funny!
That said I think you can kill
your dog, cat, rat anytime you want
but not your baby.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 10:11:09 PM PST by nicepaco
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To: chrisinoc

I would say something but I’m crying too hard to speak


12 posted on 01/23/2014 10:16:16 PM PST by Gefn (RIP Holly, April 1999-December 31, 2013 the best cat ever)
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To: chrisinoc

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.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 10:28:19 PM PST by lee martell
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To: chrisinoc

Just wait until she has kids and the future husband realizes she’s a fruit loop and wants to divorce and take custody...


14 posted on 01/23/2014 10:50:02 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: chrisinoc

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.


15 posted on 01/23/2014 11:17:10 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: chrisinoc

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.


16 posted on 01/23/2014 11:20:22 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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17 posted on 01/24/2014 3:45:13 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: yldstrk

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.


18 posted on 01/24/2014 4:56:57 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: chrisinoc

Isn’t there a legal way to have that done?

Strangling a Pit Bull sounds dangerous.


19 posted on 01/24/2014 5:51:03 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: yldstrk

and is almost certainly a democrat


20 posted on 01/24/2014 6:58:57 AM PST by 556x45
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To: 556x45

of course, selfish bi8ch


21 posted on 01/24/2014 7:01:27 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: chrisinoc

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.


22 posted on 01/24/2014 7:14:38 AM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: chrisinoc

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.


23 posted on 01/24/2014 7:23:01 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: MortMan

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.


24 posted on 01/24/2014 7:34:15 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

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.


25 posted on 01/24/2014 7:40:30 AM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: MortMan

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.


26 posted on 01/24/2014 7:46:42 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: MortMan

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?


27 posted on 01/24/2014 4:03:38 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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Play Misty for Her


28 posted on 01/24/2014 6:14:08 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: chrisinoc

so sad that people treat animals like they treat babies....

wait a second...


29 posted on 01/24/2014 6:16:44 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: chrisinoc
"...she told police she plans to get another dog one day."

I hope she would keep it longer than one day, or at least cure it and make enough Vietnamese food for everybody.

30 posted on 01/24/2014 6:20:12 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Nifster

>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.


31 posted on 01/26/2014 4:33:21 AM PST by Darnright (To reach something good, it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

>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.


32 posted on 01/26/2014 4:45:47 AM PST by Darnright (To reach something good, it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.)
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To: Darnright

and that is totally out of left field

sometimes a cigar is just a cigar


33 posted on 01/26/2014 8:36:19 AM PST by Nifster
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To: yldstrk
Never thought I'd see the day that a (unarmed) human could be more dangerous than a pit bull.

Yet, here it is. Still hate pit bulls though. They are dangerous when they turn.

34 posted on 01/26/2014 8:39:24 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: MortMan
She appears to be obsessive. Dangerous to humans? No evidence.

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.

35 posted on 01/26/2014 8:42:42 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: chrisinoc

Hey Michael Vick, we found the perfect woman for you.


36 posted on 01/26/2014 8:45:44 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: usconservative
Tell me again this woman is in no way dangerous to other human beings.

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.

37 posted on 01/26/2014 7:05:35 PM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: MortMan
Show me again why she is dangerous to other human beings.

I already did. Read what I posted and comprehend it this time.

38 posted on 01/26/2014 7:55:08 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

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.


39 posted on 01/27/2014 6:09:13 AM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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