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Alleged brutal kick leaves dog with damaged eye
Action 4 News (Brownsville, TX) ^ | May 23, 2014 | Daisy Barrera

Posted on 05/24/2014 10:42:26 PM PDT by Altariel

It's hard for Donna Kaffenderger to imagine that anyone would hurt her dog Cookie. He's been part of the family for six years and not once, she said, has he ever bit or attacked anyone.

"If he's barking at somebody, you never hear him growl,” she said.

Kaffenderger said Cookie might not ever be able to see out of his left eye again, and she blames it on a Public Utilities Board meter reader.

She was not home when it happened, but Kaffenderger said her daughter-in-law and neighbors report Cookie was outside on the street waiting for some family members to cross the street.

When the meter reader approached, the dog began barking at him. What allegedly happened next, shocked Kaffenderger. She recalls what witnesses yelled out.

"Your dog, your dog,” a witness yelled, “that man is kicking him!"

According to the woman, witnesses report the PUB worker kicked cookie so hard that he flew-up in the air, and slammed onto the ground, severely injuring his eye.

"After the kick, he went unconscious for a little while and then when he came to, he started having diarrhea and vomiting besides, his eye being out,” Kaffenderger said. “I just dissolved, I was shaking (and) I was crying.”

Kaffenderger thinks the worker’s alleged actions were “brutal” and “totally unjustified.

Even more appalling to the woman, is how she claims one of the Brownsville police officers responding to the scene reacted.

"They ought to get some sensitivity training, if nothing else,” she said. “For him to stand-up and tell a 12-year-old child who is crying her eyes out over a dog, that he would've done the same thing (and go on to say if he) had a gun (he’d) shoot him..."

To top things off, she said, the meter reader was not arrested and it was Kaffenderger who was cited for the dog running at large.

“To almost kill a dog and to blind him - a little dog who couldn't have possibly done him any serious harm - that's cruelty," she said.

The Brownsville Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, stepped-in to help and rushed cookie to a veterinarian in Mexico for eye surgery. Cookie is recovering, but it will be a few weeks before they can determine if he will be able to see again.

Kaffenderger said she will look into filing animal cruelty charges.

PUB officials told Action 4 News they could not comment on the issue. Kaffenderger said PUB contacted her Friday to inform her they would pay for the medical bills.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: brownsville; dog; doggieping; texas

1 posted on 05/24/2014 10:42:26 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: Joe 6-pack

Another case in Brownsville.


2 posted on 05/24/2014 10:42:57 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Another piece of excrement begging for a trip to the desert, one way.


3 posted on 05/24/2014 10:50:58 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Altariel
Another clueless dog owner.
No further comment.
4 posted on 05/24/2014 10:51:02 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: Altariel

“PUB contacted her Friday to inform her they would pay for the medical bills.”

Stupid move on their part.

That admits fault.

She needs to lawyer up.


5 posted on 05/24/2014 10:52:26 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: publius911

Thanks for your thoughtless input, Registered Democrat.


6 posted on 05/24/2014 10:54:03 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Altariel

Can’t they shoot dogs the way cops do?!?

Hey...gubmint employees...better be careful. People aren’t going to put up with your sh*t much longer.

(we have ammo, too.)

Anyone seen the movie “Assault On Wall Street”?
Just saw it tonight. Made in 2009. (After the Soros led collapse in 2008-IMHO- that gave us the POS Benghazi Barry Soetoro.)

The protagonist didn’t kick dogs in the eye...

He went for the real villians. Ahhhh. I enjoyed the film.


7 posted on 05/24/2014 10:54:18 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Altariel

I hate animal cruelty stories.

They make me ashamed to be a human.


8 posted on 05/24/2014 10:54:28 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Altariel

It’s a felony to harm animals.


9 posted on 05/24/2014 11:00:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Catmom

Thankfully, the brutal remain a minority in society.

Most folks are appalled at the very idea of kicking a dog so that its eye is dislodged.

Take heart-—God is in control, and He will remember those who were good stewards of His creation and those who abused and neglected them.


10 posted on 05/24/2014 11:00:39 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

There are sprays to repel dogs issued to many meeter readers. It doesn’t hurt the dog. This was unreasonable.

I would like to hold that man down and pour a bottle of DAVE’S INSANITY SAUCE down his throat!


11 posted on 05/24/2014 11:00:45 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Mastador1

Along with the cop who says he would have shot the dog.


12 posted on 05/24/2014 11:01:28 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Salamander

It is promising that they are admitting fault and not circling the wagons.

But if she doesn’t have a lawyer at present, I hope she has engaged one.


13 posted on 05/24/2014 11:02:04 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: publius911

What did the dog owner do? Decide to have a pet dog in the first place?


14 posted on 05/24/2014 11:08:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: TigersEye
How did the America end up with so many sadistic pussies? I broke up two fights between dogs that weighed between 60 and 100 pounds at the dog park today ( none were Pitbulls!)and I wasn't so afraid that I had to kick them, hit them with a rock or go go to my truck and get a gun to shoot them. I am embarrassed for these men.
15 posted on 05/24/2014 11:12:00 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1
I know exactly what you mean. These heroes are out there swatting flies with sledge hammers. Pathetic.
16 posted on 05/24/2014 11:20:18 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: freekitty

Unless you wear a uniform.


17 posted on 05/25/2014 12:00:50 AM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: nickcarraway

The nerve of her.


18 posted on 05/25/2014 12:02:26 AM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Altariel

Names and face pics! I want the names of the utility worker who kicked the crap out of a family dog, I want the name of his officer as well. Let us all see their faces and know their names!!


19 posted on 05/25/2014 1:10:38 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Altariel

I thought they made you get smart readers or whatever so they don’t have to come into your backyard.


20 posted on 05/25/2014 1:12:27 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: All

I have two dogs and everytime they’re in the car with me and I see a cop I get nervous. IF I get pulled over, believe me, they’re going to bark when the cop walks up to the side of the car.

If one of them got out of my fenced yard and a meter reader kicked one of them I’d be kicking the meter reader. And hopefully have my wife as a witness that he swung at me. The guy needs to have his freaking eye gouged out.


21 posted on 05/25/2014 1:18:10 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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23 posted on 05/25/2014 2:52:46 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Ray76

Kaffenderger [was not home when it happened] said. “I just dissolved, I was shaking (and) I was crying.

Sob story bullsh!t. Period.


24 posted on 05/25/2014 2:56:55 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: Altariel

ltr


25 posted on 05/25/2014 3:08:52 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to being a liberal)
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To: Altariel
Cookie

26 posted on 05/25/2014 4:02:21 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: Salamander

“”They ought to get some sensitivity training, if nothing else,” she said. “For him to stand-up and tell a 12-year-old child who is crying her eyes out over a dog, that he would’ve done the same thing (and go on to say if he) had a gun (he’d) shoot him...” “

If someone tells a sobbing 12 year old he would have killed her dog, the answer isn’t sensitivity training.

The answer is to remove the officer from his position of authority, on the grounds of not being mentally competent enough to do his duties.

And release his name so that his neighbors can be on the alert about him.


27 posted on 05/25/2014 5:36:21 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Deserves an eye for an eye from the utilies man.


28 posted on 05/25/2014 6:57:36 AM PDT by bgill
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To: kanawa; All

Thanks for posting the pic of the little thing.

For those who claim the poor meter reader and supportive cop are entitled to defend themselves (from an animal - according to the story - that was launched into the air with a kick), take a look at the frightening assault dog.


29 posted on 05/26/2014 12:38:24 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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