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Nizato to face trial in starved-dog case
Orange County Register ^ | September 14th, 2010 | Samantha Gowen

Posted on 09/14/2010 9:53:29 PM PDT by South40

The felony case of animal cruelty against Kimberly Nizato was held over for trial Tuesday.

Judge Richard M. Goul found sufficient evidence for trial following at a preliminary hearing that spanned nearly five months of scheduling conflicts and a crowded court calendar.

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The dog, now known as Courage, was removed from her home by a former co-worker, Lisa Whiseant, who took the 37-pound dog to an emergency clinic in Garden Grove. The veterinarian who treated the dog said his bowels were impacted with dirt, which had debilitated him to near death.

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Background story:

Neglected German shepherd eats dirt to survive

(Excerpt) Read more at ocpets.ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: courage

1 posted on 09/14/2010 9:53:31 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

People who’d starved to death in Ireland during the potato famine had green stains around their mouths — from eating grass.


2 posted on 09/14/2010 9:55:59 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: South40; Salamander

Justice for Courage!


3 posted on 09/14/2010 9:56:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: South40

The Courage the German Shepherd is a dog, but the defendant is a bitch.


4 posted on 09/14/2010 9:57:09 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: South40

If the guy could play football, all would be forgiven!


5 posted on 09/14/2010 9:57:37 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Slings and Arrows
Yes, S&A. Courage is now 85lbs and growing.


6 posted on 09/14/2010 10:00:30 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Clintonfatigued

And hopefully she’ll soon be a convicted felon bitch.


7 posted on 09/14/2010 10:01:54 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: South40; Brad's Gramma

Grammie!
You need to see this!


8 posted on 09/14/2010 10:03:06 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: South40

Nizato looks like she should be chained to a tree and starved.


9 posted on 09/14/2010 10:03:49 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Ms. B...thank you!! I’ve been following this story from the beginning...the emotions run ..... deep.

HOORAY that she’s FINALLY be taken to court!!!!!!!!

That dog is BEAUTIFUL!!! Have you seen more pics of him? ;)


10 posted on 09/14/2010 10:07:08 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

No, I haven’t.
I am so happy that he is thriving, now.
Poor baby!
Honestly, how can anybody DO something like this?
I have three little monsters, lol..
They are all fat and sassy!


11 posted on 09/14/2010 10:10:30 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I second that!
Did you watch the video of him?
LOL
He’s a “talker”!


12 posted on 09/14/2010 10:12:00 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Courage has a new playmate named Jenna, also from the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County. I have seen her before.


13 posted on 09/14/2010 10:18:08 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

She’s evil. She worked with animals. She’s got a small child. She watched that dog starve....daily.

YOU HAVEN’T SEEN PICTURES???

(heh)

Drats...I thought I could find them REAL fast...you’ll just have to wait, then. (please remind me...)

He’s in his forever home, and I guess they adopted a girl, too...so he & she can run free & play. And all lived, happily, ever after. ;)


14 posted on 09/14/2010 10:21:21 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
here

http://ocpets.ocregister.com/2010/08/30/courage-update-dog-stars-in-calendar/64747

and here

http://ocpets.ocregister.com/2010/09/10/courage-joins-pals-at-my-dogs-face/66699

15 posted on 09/14/2010 10:21:24 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Is that his gal pal??? I’ve only seen one pic.


16 posted on 09/14/2010 10:22:27 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

The blond in the second pic is his girl friend... a beauty, too. The smartest dog I ever had in my life was a German Shepard, I loved that dog and she was always right by my side protecting me.


17 posted on 09/14/2010 10:25:13 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: South40

Amen to that!!


18 posted on 09/14/2010 10:26:02 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: Brad's Gramma


19 posted on 09/14/2010 10:26:58 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Brad's Gramma

This is Courage’s new mate. When I met her she was a bit wild but I heard she is doing great with Courage.

http://www.gsroc.org/available_dogs_detail.asp?ID=1929


20 posted on 09/14/2010 10:28:34 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m overjoyed he’s doing so well!

I don’t understand her “excuse” at all.


21 posted on 09/14/2010 10:52:15 PM PDT by Salamander (I'm your angel, lets pretend. I'm your jailer. I'm your failure. I'm the Reaper, in the end.)
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To: South40

Awww! That face!


22 posted on 09/14/2010 11:19:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
He is one cute pup.

My last dog was an beautiful female Golden Retriever that I delivered (my X owned her mother and we had her bred). I just can't bring myself to replace her (not that I could) so I now have a bird.


23 posted on 09/14/2010 11:34:37 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

I have a cat he could have a nice chat with.


24 posted on 09/14/2010 11:38:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

Nor I.


25 posted on 09/14/2010 11:40:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: South40; chrisinoc; MS.BEHAVIN

PICTURES, MS.B!!!!!!

You two ROCK!!!!

Chris, you met her, huh?? :) :) Lucky you!!

Me? I specifically ASKED for the wildest one of the litter. To tame her, to mold her, to train her..she is an absolute delight.

Thanks!!!


26 posted on 09/15/2010 12:28:43 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Salamander
I don’t understand her “excuse” at all.

The online community out here is ready to hang her...

27 posted on 09/15/2010 12:33:07 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: chrisinoc

Oh, she looks so like my Heidi.

My last dog was a GSD, now I have a pair of Akita mixes. But I think my next dog will be a Shepherd again. IMHO, they are the dogs most like people.


28 posted on 09/15/2010 2:42:19 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: South40

I will never understand people who starve a dog.
Dogs eat anything. Donuts, Little Debbies, anything ya got.

I could see someone saying they can’t afford to feed a cat, who is picky, but a dog will eat rice, and that’s cheap.

They are just heartless cruds.


29 posted on 09/15/2010 4:52:29 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: netmilsmom
Dogs eat anything. Donuts, Little Debbies, anything ya got.

My dog would eat the fruit from the trees in my back yard. Avocados, nectarines, peaches and plums; she refused to eat anything citrus, though. :-)

But her favorite thing was tennis balls; she loved to strip them of their green felt which she would swallow leaving only black rubber balls.

30 posted on 09/15/2010 11:06:38 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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