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Texas Municipal Worker Ordered Stray Dogs Drowned
The Indy Channel ^ | July 31, 2005 | A.P.

Posted on 07/31/2005 9:27:19 AM PDT by Abathar

JOURDANTON, Texas -- Some city officials in Jourdanton, Texas, are outraged that a public works supervisor ordered employees to drown six stray dogs at the city sewer plant, rather than having the animals properly euthanized.

For punishment, the supervisor was ordered to attend classes with animal control officers.

City councilman Darrell Richter said the workers took the dogs from the pound to the sewer plant and dropped their cages into the water.

A child saw the drownings and told his mother, who complained.

Richter told the San Antonio Express-News that he's disgusted by the incident and upset with the supervisor getting "a little slap on the hand." He said a crime has been committed and should be dealt with in a more serious manner.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: animalabuse; cruelty; doggieping; dogs; felony; freaks; peta; sad; sick
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What a sick B*stard, and he did it where a kid could see it no less! I can't believe this guy still has his job, much less a stint in the local jail. To let those animals suffer like that instead of a quick shot and peaceful death is beyond me.
1 posted on 07/31/2005 9:27:19 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

What the hell is wrong with people?


2 posted on 07/31/2005 9:28:56 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Abathar

This guy should be charged with animal cruelty! When will people realize that these people are prone to child abuse ( which this case also was!) and also prone to other crimes of violence. They should fire this guy! I am so mad at this city officials!


3 posted on 07/31/2005 9:31:10 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Everything I need to know about Islam I learned on 9-11!)
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To: Abathar
For punishment, the supervisor was ordered to attend classes with animal control officers.

Don't try this at home. Your punishment will include heavy fines and jail time!

4 posted on 07/31/2005 9:32:01 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Abathar

They should put him in a cage, and drown him!


5 posted on 07/31/2005 9:33:33 AM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: Abathar

Does this guy work for PETA or something?


6 posted on 07/31/2005 9:35:58 AM PDT by InsureAmerica (the only free cheese is in a mousetrap)
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To: Abathar

These government workers think they can get away with anything. I wonder how he would feel without his $4000-a-month pension?


7 posted on 07/31/2005 9:37:03 AM PDT by henderson field
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To: henderson field

I tried to find a website I could email to this city, no luck. Anyone have a website or email address? I can't believe they don't fire this idiot and I'm still fruious they didn't give a hefty fine and jail time.


8 posted on 07/31/2005 9:41:06 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Everything I need to know about Islam I learned on 9-11!)
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...the workers took the dogs from the pound to the sewer plant and dropped their cages into the water. Can somebody explain to me how this @ssclown has the authority to take dogs from the pound and drop them, inside their cages, into the water? And why he doesn't receive a comparable form of 'treatment'?
9 posted on 07/31/2005 9:42:59 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (Wet Burqa Contest Winner)
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To: Abathar
the workers took the dogs from the pound to the sewer plant and dropped their cages into the water.

This is not an instance of stray animals on property, but a planned, intential act of cruelty! They went to the pound and got the animals cages no less. Not only should the supervisor be jailed and drowned, so should the lame brain lackeys that followed such outrageous directions!

10 posted on 07/31/2005 9:43:25 AM PDT by EBH (Never give-up, Never give-in, and Never Forget)
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To: HairOfTheDog

*ping*


11 posted on 07/31/2005 9:44:54 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (Wet Burqa Contest Winner)
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To: Perdogg

Some people are cruel and stupid. This a#*(&^ should be shot.


12 posted on 07/31/2005 9:45:28 AM PDT by freekitty
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To: InsureAmerica

Does this guy work for PETA or something?
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Probably does - they have been caught doing this before, just to have something to complain about....freakin' idiots!


13 posted on 07/31/2005 9:46:07 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Abathar

Should have fired his sorry ass....those that follwed that sick directive also should be canned for not having enough brains to ? the order.


14 posted on 07/31/2005 9:46:50 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

http://www.jourdanton.net/

Here yas' go!


15 posted on 07/31/2005 9:47:52 AM PDT by EBH (Never give-up, Never give-in, and Never Forget)
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To: EBH

1220 Simmons Ave, Jourdanton, Tx 78026
830/769-3589

Office hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday


Tammy Clark, Mayor
Dan Nick, City Manager


16 posted on 07/31/2005 9:50:15 AM PDT by EBH (Never give-up, Never give-in, and Never Forget)
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To: Abathar

Not the first time that town has felt the breath of scandal-Jourdanton is a small rural and commuter community about 30 miles south of SA-their mayor and councilpersons are volunteers who mostly work in SA. There have been some pretty awful scandals that have come out of there in the past 12 years or so, including one involving the local police. This one just left me speechless, though-they should jail the assh*** who perpetrated this act of cruelty, not send him to classes.


17 posted on 07/31/2005 9:53:30 AM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line..)
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To: Titan Magroyne; Flyer; technochick99; sinkspur; annyokie; Scott from the Left Coast; 88keys; ...
Can somebody explain to me how this @ssclown has the authority to take dogs from the pound and drop them, inside their cages, into the water? And why he doesn't receive a comparable form of 'treatment'?

That's what I'd like to know.

Ping!


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18 posted on 07/31/2005 9:55:12 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Help us support our troops! - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Abathar
Some city officials in Jourdanton, Texas, are outraged that a public works supervisor ordered employees to drown six stray dogs at the city sewer plant, rather than having the animals properly euthanized.

I say this man deserves to be put in a cage and received similar treatment. This is beyond inhumane!

For punishment, the supervisor was ordered to attend classes with animal control officers.

What the--? He still has his job?? WTF??

19 posted on 07/31/2005 9:56:55 AM PDT by Prime Choice (Thanks to the Leftists, yesterday's deviants are today's "alternate lifestyles.")
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To: HairOfTheDog

In his twisted heartless little mind he probably thought he was saving the tax payers money. He needs to be fired at the very least.


20 posted on 07/31/2005 10:01:35 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: HairOfTheDog; Titan Magroyne; Abathar
He doesn't have the authority to do so ~ in fact, Texas law says stray dogs and cats can only be euthanized by gassing them with carbon monoxide or injecting them with sodium pentobarbital at an animal shelter.

This employee blatantly broke the law! Charges should be filed!!
21 posted on 07/31/2005 10:09:46 AM PDT by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: Abathar
Cruel dogie death ping.

Some one should fire that bitch and then slap him around. He was probably afraid to shoot them, figuring this would cause public outrage if exposed... I doubt he was ever a Mensa candidate.

I would not go so far as to say he should be incarcerated or killed, but he should loose his job and probably his pension.
22 posted on 07/31/2005 10:11:38 AM PDT by mmercier (in what way princes must keep faith)
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To: HairOfTheDog

This makes me want to go hug my Siberian Husky that my wife recused from an Animal Shelter when I was in Iraq.....


23 posted on 07/31/2005 10:12:22 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Hillary only WISHES she was the Beast....)
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To: Abathar

Sick, cruel, inhumane, violent, moronic ,cowardly, slime should be fired along with the robots who obeyed his command


24 posted on 07/31/2005 10:15:04 AM PDT by apackof2 (In my simple way, I guess you could say I'm living in the BIG TIME)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Perhaps you might consider verifying the numbers which the nice PETAPerson gave you.

The correlation argument abotu animal abuse/child abuse and animal abuse/crime is most questionable. Pseudo-logic is a favorite tool of the agenda driven.

For example, 75% of heroin addicts are claimed to have a grass smoking history. Thus the agenda driven claim that smoking grass leads to heroin addiction.

True, but nearly 100% have a milk history.

Beware the casual correlation.


25 posted on 07/31/2005 10:29:16 AM PDT by GladesGuru ("In a society predicated upon liberty, it is essential to examine principles)
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To: Abathar

This is animal cruelty.

They actually went to the pound, got some dogs, then took them and drowned them. How sadistic is that?!

"workers took the dogs from the pound to the sewer plant and dropped their cages into the water. "


It would be bad enough if they found a stray dog, and drowned it, instead of taking it to the pound, but to actually go to the trouble to go to the pound to get dogs, so then they can drown them shows the depravity of these people.

And why were the workers going along with this?!


26 posted on 07/31/2005 10:36:38 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: Abathar
For punishment, the supervisor was ordered to attend classes with animal control officers.

Oh really? He should have been fired and prosecuted for animal cruelty.

27 posted on 07/31/2005 10:39:18 AM PDT by alnick
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To: Abathar

I guess I don't see what he did wrong. He wasn't torturing them he just killed them.

Our society is so darn "sanitized" these days that a kid seeing a dog get killed is deemed scandalous.

No wonder the pacifist lefties are winning.


28 posted on 07/31/2005 10:55:59 AM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: Abathar

Just give me 5 minutes alone with that piece of crap....I'll teach him a lesson he'll never forget.


29 posted on 07/31/2005 10:56:52 AM PDT by MissEdie
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To: Abathar

I can not believe that this is not considered animal cruelty under either local or state law. This cretin should be fired and should have to pay restitution of some sort. The slap on the wrist is an insult to decent people everywhere.


30 posted on 07/31/2005 11:02:07 AM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: festus
I guess I don't see what he did wrong. He wasn't torturing them he just killed them.

Our society is so darn "sanitized" these days that a kid seeing a dog get killed is deemed scandalous.

No wonder the pacifist lefties are winning.

Yes I am disgusted by the comments on this thread. Sure lets waste money so that they are "properly euthanized" according to the liberals instead of getting rid of them in a much more efficient manner. Furthurmore lets clog up the courts even more so that we can prosecuted these people and ignore real criminals.

Government shouldn't even be sticking its nose into the regulation of "animal cruelty". It is yet another blow to the ideal of limited government.

31 posted on 07/31/2005 11:05:45 AM PDT by rmmcdaniell
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To: festus

Death by Drowning is Torture.
It is one of the slowest cruelest deaths. It is not quick, it is by no means painless and it is not what humane people do. If you have ever had a hard time catching your breath or held your breath until your lungs felt as though they would burst, imagine that but without any relief available.
This is not about killing. Dogs are euthanized every day. This is about wanton, sick cruelty.


32 posted on 07/31/2005 11:07:40 AM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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I don't understand this at all. The guy is from "public works"-- does that mean he works at the sewer plant or the pound? If he works at the sewer plant, how does he get to just pick up six dogs, with cages, from the pound and take them?

I cannot believe how cruel this guy was, or how spineless the workers were to follow his orders. Maybe if the city isn't upset by his disgusting cruelty, they will be upset about the loss of the six cages? After all, those cost money.

There really are some sick people in this world.

33 posted on 07/31/2005 11:08:45 AM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: Abathar

What kind of a psycho would dream up this idea? The SOB should be fired.


34 posted on 07/31/2005 11:09:13 AM PDT by Prince Charles
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Government shouldn't even be sticking its nose into the regulation of "animal cruelty". It is yet another blow to the ideal of limited government.

I don't think "limited government" should require turning a blind eye to instances of cruelty.

35 posted on 07/31/2005 11:12:35 AM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: Abathar

Why don't they release this guys name?


36 posted on 07/31/2005 11:14:59 AM PDT by mercy (never again a patsy for Bill Gates - spyware and viri free for over a year now)
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To: Abathar
They used to get rid of strays in NYC that way until the animal cruelty people put a stop to it. Farmers used to put kittens in a burlap bag and drown them. I thought we'd made some progress away from that mentality.

That guy is not only sick; he should lose his job and go to prison for what he did.

37 posted on 07/31/2005 11:17:55 AM PDT by Aliska
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To: Abathar
It was not all that long ago that this was a common way to rid strays. It may feel better to inject them with something and put them to sleep quietly - which is the way it should be done - but the result is the same in the end.

The world has changed - at least in the U.S. Perhaps this guy is just a hold out from the way things used to be.

38 posted on 07/31/2005 11:20:39 AM PDT by BJungNan
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To: GraceCoolidge
If he works at the sewer plant, how does he get to just pick up six dogs, with cages, from the pound and take them?

That's what I was wondering.

39 posted on 07/31/2005 11:24:30 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: ncountylee
Don't try this at home. Your punishment will include heavy fines and jail time!

Can you do it to a rat you catch in your house? I have one sitting here at my desk. The trap did not kill it, just pinned him in. I'm searching for applicable law - the animal control does not seem to work on Sunday.

Cute little thing except for the tail and the fact he chewed through the water pipe that feeds the ice maker on my fridge.

Maybe we should put it to a vote. Do I drown him, feed him some rat poison or let him stay in the trap until Monday when animal control can come get him to properly euthanasia him.

40 posted on 07/31/2005 11:27:05 AM PDT by BJungNan
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To: rmmcdaniell

You are an idiot. Torturing animals under color of authority is indeed a crime and is indeed the city's business.

This guy is probably another BTK killer flying under the radar. Not only would I prosecute him on six separate counts I would search his home and car as well as his phone records.


41 posted on 07/31/2005 11:27:48 AM PDT by mercy (never again a patsy for Bill Gates - spyware and viri free for over a year now)
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To: lastchance

The cost of the actual euthanization is around $5 or 6. The cost of keeping a dog the required length of time in the shelter can run around $100. Obviously the public works supervisor was trying to save the town some money.
/SARC
Jourdanton should hang it's head in shame until it takes more action than a required class. I cannot even imagine this horrific scene.


42 posted on 07/31/2005 11:28:41 AM PDT by daybreakcoming (May God bless those who enter the valley of the shadow of death so that we may see the light of day.)
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To: BJungNan

I complete my cats unfinished projects as quickly as possible. Don't let it suffer.


43 posted on 07/31/2005 11:31:33 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: GraceCoolidge
I don't think "limited government" should require turning a blind eye to instances of cruelty.

It has been doing it for a long time. Sitting by while legs and arms are ripped off or brains are sucked out.

44 posted on 07/31/2005 11:31:45 AM PDT by BJungNan
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To: ncountylee
I complete my cats unfinished projects as quickly as possible. Don't let it suffer.

Am I allowed to drown it? Can I hit it over the head with a shovel? What does the law say?

45 posted on 07/31/2005 11:33:58 AM PDT by BJungNan
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To: Abathar

I think that in the nineteenth century before the Humane Society got it changed, that NY city had a big cage on skids that it filled with stray dogs during the day and then they put that cage into the river at night.

I make no excuses here.

I love dogs.

But historical perspective always helps.


46 posted on 07/31/2005 11:34:57 AM PDT by porkchops 4 mahound (There is no good way to kill unwanted animals, just levels of less bad)
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To: rmmcdaniell
Government shouldn't even be sticking its nose into the regulation of "animal cruelty". It is yet another blow to the ideal of limited government.

Do you have any respect for other living things? To consider cruelty and torture something that should not be prevented by law is amazingly sick. I sincerely hope you do not own any pets. It sounds like you desire the 'right' to harm other things in any way you desire. That goes beyond libertarian and right into derranged. I fear for an animal's safety near you. And to think that you also believe that it's OK, or even proper, for children to witness such depravity!

47 posted on 07/31/2005 11:40:50 AM PDT by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what and Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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To: BJungNan

Don't you have any big hungry snakes?

That way would be "organic".


48 posted on 07/31/2005 11:41:44 AM PDT by porkchops 4 mahound (There is no good way to kill unwanted animals, just levels of less bad)
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To: Abathar

I can't believe this thread. I didn't know we had such cruel people on this site.


49 posted on 07/31/2005 11:41:48 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Abathar
... a public works supervisor ordered employees to drown six stray dogs at the city sewer plant, rather than having the animals properly euthanized.

City councilman Darrell Richter said the workers took the dogs from the pound to the sewer plant and dropped their cages into the water.

What's up with that, just following orders?

For punishment, the supervisor was ordered to attend classes with animal control officers.

I hope those animal control officers are not the same workers who drowned the dogs.

IMO, they all should be fired.

50 posted on 07/31/2005 11:56:36 AM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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