Skip to comments.Suspect in abuse case (German Shepherd "Courage") makes bail, has court date
Posted on 04/20/2010 8:50:26 PM PDT by SmartInsight
Nizato has been charged with one count of felony animal cruelty and one misdemeanor count of failure to provide care, according to Capt. Aaron Reyes with Southeast Area Animal Control Authority.
She met a $20,000 bail requirement over the weekend, Reyes said, and is due at the Bellflower Courthouse on May 10 for an arraignment hearing.
GSROC is now considered the owner of Courage. The evidence provided by the veterinary staffs at both the ER clinic and by Dr. Bill Grant at Community Veterinary Hospital in Garden Grove in Garden Grove was sufficient for Reyes and his team to grant the nonprofit rescue group possession of the dog.
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The 3-year-old dog was 37 pounds and hours away from death when found by a good Samaritan on April 7, Dr. Bill Grant at the Community Veterinary Hospital in Bellflower said Monday.
"He was terribly dehydrated. He couldn't lift his head off the ground. He was laterally recumbent, unable to walk or stand," Grant said.
While the dog is doing better, it will be another couple of weeks before Grant can be certain his internal organs will recover and he will survive.
If the dog's will to live is an indicator, though, he will be fine, Grant said.
More than 75 people have called offering to give Courage a home.
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PING to update to the improving condition of Courage and ex-owner charged with felony, made bail.
no, the dog is not the suspect
I have no idea how anyone could do such a thing...just incomprehensible.
Thanks for the update!
Picky, picky — it obviously related to the abuse part — titles allow limited number of characters, but I needed to let people know it’s about the now famous Courage, the rescued German Shepherd.
Here’s hoping he continues to improve. He’s a beautiful animal. But, even if he were ugly, he doesn’t deserve to be treated like his previous owners treated him.
a little “re” might do the trick
I got a fundraising letter from the ASPCA some years ago relating the sad story of a neglected cat who had lived for a month off a bag of bird seed and a dripping faucet. Cat would not eat cat food again until it was mixed with the bird seed....
Her punishment should be to eat dirt and dog poop for 6 months.
I can’t express the outrage I have to subhumans who do that to animals.
Thanks for posting! I did not have time to post this morning.
Courage is undergoing physical therapy to strengthen his legs. I will keep everyone updating.
There is another GSD in need. Not a victim of abuse but still needing help.
I hope she goes to jail for a very long time. She has no business even being alive on this earth.
This article made me cry. We adopted our dog, a Shepard/Collie mix just over 5 years ago (February, 2005) and this could have been his story.
He’s been starved down to around 45 pounds or so. He’d been chained up, left without water, and beaten severely. The person who owned him was prosecuted and convicted on animal cruelty charges. When the trial was over and our dog was released for adoption, no one wanted him. Unlike the dog in the article, there wasn’t any publicity to make people aware of him, and he had a number of ongoing health issues. The people at the shelter held him back from being euthanizd several times because he’d already been through so much and they wanted him to have a chance at a home if it was at all possible.
When we saw him in the shelter, he was still seriously underweight, had a severe Giardia infection, and had psychological issues. He was the only dog not barking & was sitting quietly in the cage, staring at the ground. We asked to see him and immediately knew that he was for us.
When we first brought him home, he was afraid to eat his food, and shook like a leaf if you raised your hand for any reason because he’d been beaten so much.
Within 3 months, he’s put on nearly 25 pounds and his coat had begun to fill out. I started to cry when I read the article, because our guy ate rocks when we first got him, but I never put two and two together until now. It breaks my heart that he would have had to eat rocks to try to stop his hunger.
He’ll always be on medicine for his obsessions regarding loud noises, water, and food - he panics if his water bowl is empty for even a second. But he’s my big sweetheart and is the best companion a person could ask for. He won’t let anyone he doesn’t know between himself and me or the kids. He is the best, most loyal animal on this planet, and probably one of the smartest, too.
Prayers of healing for Courage and for wisdom and for wise, healing hands for his human helpers. When he recovers he’ll make a wonderful companion for someone.
Thank you for sharing your story and for giving a loving home to your dog. God bless you.
He's a dog... and you are way past bizarre with that tripe. The person is despicable, but your statement seems worse to me... "no business being alive..."
God is the Judge...
I agree with Lady J — just think, the ex-owner of this poor dog walked past the dog every day, as he was dying of hunger and thirst, while she worked in an animal hospital. What kind of black soul does this woman have? If she didn’t want the dog, she could have just taken him to work and told them she doesn’t want it anymore. Instead the dog was laying there for weeks, suffering torture from hunger and thirst.
YOUR attitude of trying to defend this monster who did this to the dog is bizarre.
I love dogs, too. But, God gave us the animals for our use (or abuse). He is still the only Judge, to me! I wish people could understand it better. God probably killed animals for their skins... or did they just appear?
Your emotions may be overwhelming reason.
Gen 3:21 21 The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. ...
I second that statement!
Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics to, or, some would argue, recognition of human characteristics in, non-human creatures and beings, phenomena, material states and objects or abstract concepts. Examples include animals and plants and forces of nature such as winds, rain or the sun depicted as creatures with human motivation able to reason and converse. The term derives from the combination of the Greek “human” and & “shape” or “form”.
It is strongly associated with art and storytelling where it has ancient roots. Most cultures possess a long-standing fable tradition with anthropomorphised animals as characters that can stand as commonly recognised types of human behavior.
I’m with you and LADY J. That monster does not deserve air to breathe.
Ah din’t no that!
(Not before I was 14, or thereabouts.)
I'm glad you made it to 14!
I love my dog, too. He's a dog. He is always ready to go, and ready to protect. He's a dog. My kids can make up their own minds. He's a dog and has no choices at all!
My dog eats better than most people on this board! He sleeps on a $3000 Beautyrest kingsize, and gets into my leather Barcolounger whenever he stays home. But, he will never go there when I'm home! He knows it's mine. He's the dog.
I view the world a little different as a Christian. I accept God's Word and His judgment.
I don't want to see people die for abusing a dog. I do agree that we need to punish them, but not as if they abused a person.
It isn't the same, no matter how much you emote!
My greatest achievement in life would be to actually become the wonderful person my dogs already think I am.
But if you have not recognized in him an indefatigable loyalty that very few (if any) humans possess, then I question whether you really understand the nature of your beast.
(I'm not passing judgment on you, but your attitude reminds me of the Amish.)
It’s JUST a stinking dog.
You’re not any kind of Christian that I have known, as you seem to be on that monster’s side in her abuse of her dog. And I totally don’t know what all those cartoon things are, are they part of your Christianity?
they are your emoticons...
Good night and God bless you.
gn. He has...
I’m really becoming hippophobic.
I used to like going up to the ponds on the mountain but not any more.
[deep water = lurking hippos]
[deep water = lurking hippos]"
And don't forget these...
Ah ain’t gots no pool....I’m safe, there....:)
Well what are ye then, some kind uv hillbilly or sumthin'?! ;-)
Geez, what the HELL sort of a "God" do you speak of here, who would condone torture? Giving man reign over the animals meant they were to be utilized for food and clothing, not tortured. If you can't see the difference between the two then you need some serious help.
Yeah, JUST a dog, but apparently several steps higher in the social order then you.
Ah’s uh genyeewine hillbilly.
Ain’t gots no toilet, neither.
Gots me a catfeesh pond up yonder, though.
‘Em old bullheads, channel and mud cats’ll eat dem stinkin’ hippos fer square.
*Must* I use a *dripping* sarcasm tag every time I post?
Did you not read my *prior* post before jumping to your half-assed conclusion?
[It’s my own fault....I keep forgetting to ~aim low~.]
And if *tha* went over your head, go check out my page.
Maybe you’ll catch a ride on the clue train.
Sal was only joking with shibumi, which was no business of yours.
Salamander wipes her ass on things that are several steps higher in the social order *then* you, punkass.
Did you not read my *prior* post before jumping to your half-assed conclusion?
Yeah, ace, you should because most people have neither the time nor the inclination to check the posting history of a tower of intellect like yourself.
I couldn't do it because just reading the one I responded to put me in a state of extreme horse shit overload.
It’s an open forum and I made it my business, deal with it.
What are you, his keeper? maybe if you give him a big wet kiss he’ll settle down, eh....”punkass”?
He's a she.