Skip to comments.Fort Pierce Man Charged With Animal Cruelty After Kicking Dogs, Forcing Them to Drink Rum
Posted on 03/01/2013 9:48:59 AM PST by nickcarraway
A mans anger at his pit bull dogs in a public park escalated to the point he physically abused them and forced them to consume alcohol, according to police reports.
When confronted, Herbert Barron, 52, told police if my dogs dont listen to me then Im going to put them in the ground, according to a police arrest affidavit.
He was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a charge of animal cruelty. And when he was being booked into the county jail, jail officials found marijuana, leading to his arrest on charges of smuggling contraband into the jail and possession of marijuana.
A city animal control officer was the first to respond to a 911 call from a witness who had been playing dominoes with friends in the Horatio Grisby Park, a park on Avenue M that is dedicated to youth sports.
Because Barron alledgely became agitated at being questioned, a police officer was called in for backup.
The witness said she called 911 because Barron allegedly had slammed the dogs on the ground and kicked them in the abdomen.
Then he allegedly held the dogs mouths open and forced the bottle of down the dogs throats, making the dogs drink the alcohol, the report said. Police took into evidence a bottle of Wray and Nephew white rum.
The witness showed the officer a cellphone video recording of the incident.
I observed Barron taking a running start and kicking his two dogs. Barron then picked up the two dogs by their leashes and choked them, the officer wrote in the report.
I don’t like pit bulls but I absolutely abhor anyone who is cruel to an animal.
He should flayed with a cat of nine tails 10 time tossed a red ant hill and pinned to the ground with stakes, in the hot summer sun.
a day or two ought to about do it...
Argh! Matey, me salty dog bates the crew to set him up with rum! Shiver me timbers, he’ll drink it like a crone drinks gin! On the long mid-atch the master must knock the tap and secure the bunghole lest the old seadog lap rum from the deck!
I couldn't agree more. I'll volunteer.
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Good looking babies.
I’ve found that temperment of a dog is largely influenced by the owners.
If you expose a dog to as many environments as possible helping them understand it’s okay, something to be enjoyed and what is appropriate or acceptable behaviour they can have a stress free life of fun.
I never liked Cockers for the same reason a good many people don’t.
I have learned that applying the trainging, discipline and fun that we used on our Collies they are actually very smart dogs who like to whatever you want to do and very disciplined.
My Grace, who passed last year, was exceptional.
I trusted her off leash and she would respond immediately to my commands when she go into her genetic programming and start to chase after birds, squirrels, etc.
She once ran out the back door and toward a squirrel across the parking lot.
I turned and yelled “Sit! Sit! Site!”.
She immediately stopped and sat. She looked sheepishly as I walked to her.
I picked her up and rubbing and scratching her everywhere said “Good Girl! Good Girl!”.
I said it over and over again as I walked back into the house.
She earned being off leash that very day and we walked without the leash around the neighborhood.
I trusted her to Hell when called and not break until I verbally released her.
His sentence ought to start with what he did to the dogs.
Add a half dozen hungry wild dogs after those two days.
I’m sure Grace was a wonderful friend and I imagine you miss her quite a bit. Collies are a very intelligent breed. Do you have any other dogs?
I have rescued hundreds of pit bulls over the last 20 years and have only encountered one that could not be rehabbed. They are a very smart breed. I have taken them to the dog park off leash and never had any problems.
I also have a similar story. A cat came over the fence into our yard and my 90lb pittie went to leap off the deck after the cat. All it took was “no, stop” once and he turned to look at me in mid flight, landed, came back up the stairs to the deck and sat and watched the cat. He never attepmted to chase a cat again although he wasn’t fond of birds. He also never met a child he did not like. In a simplier time they were called nanny dogs for a reason.
“His sentence ought to start with what he did to the dogs.”
He’d probably like the rum part. Most great stories and most abuse begin with alcohol.
I have two more Cockers.
Rex Harrison who is always in his formal Tuxedo and Jack Lemon who is an energetic punk, always wants to play, loves learning and he’s beautiful .