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Man faces misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty after his dog kills young raccoon
mlive ^ | 2/10/11 | Danielle Salisbury | Jackson Citizen Patriot

Posted on 02/10/2011 8:55:50 PM PST by Nachum

Seth Foster, 23, said he found his family garage in disarray last summer and sent his dog in the building to investigate.

Grizz, a blue heeler, returned with the culprit, a young raccoon.

As two teenage boys watched, one of them filming its actions with a cell phone, Grizz killed the coon, Foster said.

Now, Foster is facing a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty resulting in death, which is punishable by a maximum of 90 days in jail and a $500 fine. A jury trial is scheduled for Feb. 25 in Jackson County District Court.

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full title: Man faces misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty after his dog kills young raccoon that caused some damage to garage

Hey boy! Go bite the presecutor!

1 posted on 02/10/2011 8:55:56 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Good dog! Bad prosecutor.


2 posted on 02/10/2011 8:58:06 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Nachum

Absolute madness and total injustice.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 9:03:57 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Nachum

I am not a raccoon fan, they don’t come around here often but as far as I am concerned they are the same threat to my turtles as a possum.

I’ll kill them myself, my stoopid dog will run the other way. My old .22 rifle with LRs and nobody will be the wiser or hear more than a loud snap. If GPD shows up I’ll blame my 84 yo neighbor, she’s crazy ;)


4 posted on 02/10/2011 9:04:19 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Eat the young, 100 million guppies can't be wrong.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Well, it is a lesson to us all. The next time your dog chews a critter inside out (raccoon, rabbit, or mouse) make sure you take the carcass and dump it far away and when no one can see.


5 posted on 02/10/2011 9:06:04 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Guess I better watch out because squirrels in my yard are Dachshund bait.


6 posted on 02/10/2011 9:07:01 PM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: Nachum

And no cell phone photos!


7 posted on 02/10/2011 9:09:20 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Nachum

Hell my dog won’t even chase squirrels. She sits there with her old red tongue hanging out while they sit up in the ash tree and chirp at her. If she ever once killed a squirrel I’d feed her the fat off my next brisket, but it won’t happen. She’d rather eat cat turds.

I’m gonna have to defend the perimeter around here, my dog is useless. Unless it is the letter carrier invading the front porch, then she goes nuts.

I got it, I’ll dump the carcass in the wheelie bin and let the City of Garland haul ‘em off to the landfill.


8 posted on 02/10/2011 9:20:30 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Eat the young, 100 million guppies can't be wrong.)
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To: Nachum

Huh.. Well, we won’t have any problems here, my golden retriever catches maybe one rabbit a year.. They’re just too fast for her lol


9 posted on 02/10/2011 9:26:23 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: Nachum

Nothing like charging owners for their animals acting like animals... Guess we will have to give up Dogs and Cats in our future...


10 posted on 02/10/2011 9:38:08 PM PST by Deagle (t)
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To: Nachum

What the heck? I praised my lab mix for nabbing a gopher. Broke its little neck.


11 posted on 02/10/2011 9:44:34 PM PST by Montanabound
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To: West Texas Chuck
If GPD shows up I’ll blame my 84 yo neighbor, she’s crazy ;)

LOL!!! Are you sure you don't live in E. TX? *chuckle*

12 posted on 02/10/2011 9:47:55 PM PST by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Nachum

A valid reason to have a pet is to keep certain vermin (like raccoons and overzealous prosecutors) from your property. Perhaps this prosecutor would have preferred it if a rabid raccoon bit someone?


13 posted on 02/10/2011 9:53:29 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: Nachum
Aguila Subsonic Rounds, My version of Don't ask Don't tell.

14 posted on 02/10/2011 9:59:55 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Montanabound

My boxer has 2 groundhog and 1 bunny notch on his collar from this past summer. One of the 3 rodents ravaged my cabbage this past summer, so him wuz a good boy those days.

But we did have to do a bit of evidence tampering when he brought home somebodys peahen.

None of my neighbor ever had them before.

or since.


15 posted on 02/10/2011 10:06:02 PM PST by digger48
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To: Nachum

BS!

That little bandit should be brought up on charges posthumously.


16 posted on 02/10/2011 10:21:09 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Nachum

Absolute insanity in action by this prosecutor. If charges like this were filed in my county, I think the Judges would sic the dog on the Prosecutor.


17 posted on 02/10/2011 10:30:04 PM PST by Ghengis
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To: Bronzy

My new little rescue dog - part Sheltie, part Spaniel - likes to take on anything that runs around our back yard - which leads to an open park beyond. So I’m a criminal if she attacks a jack rabbit? This is nuts.


18 posted on 02/10/2011 11:28:31 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Nachum

"May I have the raccoon, please?"



19 posted on 02/11/2011 12:34:56 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: Nachum

At least it is a jury trial. Hopefully someone on the jury will have some sense.


20 posted on 02/11/2011 12:35:58 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Nachum
[...] sent his dog in the building to investigate. Grizz, a blue heeler, returned with the culprit, a young raccoon.

OK, people. Reality check: This is what dogs are FOR.

21 posted on 02/11/2011 12:59:39 AM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: Nachum

A potentially rabies situation normally put down by municipalities with a gunshot.

I’d like to ask the #ing DA what his opinion is on abortion.


22 posted on 02/11/2011 1:04:30 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Nachum
UNBELIEVABLE
We are a nation of WUSSES
23 posted on 02/11/2011 1:27:03 AM PST by DeaconRed (Wisdom from our founding Fathers: Keep Your Powder Dry. . . . . .)
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To: Nachum

Oh, crap. A hawk killed a bird under my bird feeder last week! I am so screwed.


24 posted on 02/11/2011 2:41:16 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: Nachum

Last year my terrier, Lucy, DID NOT bring three dead bunny babies into the house.


25 posted on 02/11/2011 5:01:21 AM PST by pappyone
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To: Nachum
make sure you take the carcass and dump it far away

Not necessary, just throw it in the street, people will just figure it's roadkill......

26 posted on 02/11/2011 5:05:08 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Oh Magoo, you've done it again.....)
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To: pappyone

I have an old family picture from a fishing trip to Canada. The family dog is proudly sitting behind a display of 5 groundhogs she had dispatched that day. It looks similar to a photo of a fisherman displaying a stringer full of walleyes. She looked so proud, always makes me laugh.


27 posted on 02/11/2011 5:13:04 AM PST by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: Nachum
one of them filming its actions with a cell phone

He needs to fined for stupidity.

28 posted on 02/11/2011 5:13:27 AM PST by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: West Texas Chuck
I’ll blame my 84 yo neighbor, she’s crazy ;)

Sometimes it's helpful to have loony neighbors.

It didn't help me any but we had a neighbor who was a bit "off". I am friends with the local police chief and he told me about her. She kept calling the police because there were people living in her attic and stealing her heat out of the duct work. After checking out her attic once, the cops stopped responding to her attic calls.

She found someone to take advantage of her though, she had all of her duct work replaced at what I know to be considerable expense.

She's in a nursing home now.

29 posted on 02/11/2011 5:20:30 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: Montanabound

The only thing my lab has killed is a baby rabbit, and I think that she just sat on it by mistake.. such a wuss.


30 posted on 02/11/2011 9:43:54 AM PST by goat granny
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To: digger48

LOL at the peahen. I have to keep my dog in the yard because I know he’d go after the neighbor’s guinea hens.


31 posted on 02/11/2011 11:13:57 AM PST by Montanabound
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To: goat granny

My lab mix was a stray when he was a pup, so he learned to hunt to stay alive. He still tries, but at 11 years of age, he is too slow.


32 posted on 02/11/2011 11:15:53 AM PST by Montanabound
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To: Deagle
Nothing like charging owners for their animals acting like animals... Guess we will have to give up Dogs and Cats in our future...

From the article:

"Blumer said it would be different if the dog had gotten the raccoon on its own and killed it without human intervention. In that case, it’s nature."

33 posted on 02/11/2011 11:19:25 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: Montanabound

Pepper hates water (not a swimmer lab), doesn’t like to go out in the rain, cannot pull her into my daughters pond when the water gets to her elbows, she will chase a ball, look at it and run back to me to go get the ball and throw it again for her. Its a good thing she is a sweet girl, cause this dog don’t hunt...


34 posted on 02/11/2011 12:44:23 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Mine hates water, too, but loves snow! We have had more snow this winter than he has ever seen, and he romps through it like a puppy. They are sweet and loyal dogs, those labs.


35 posted on 02/11/2011 1:54:52 PM PST by Montanabound
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To: goat granny

Mine hates water, too, but loves snow! We have had more snow this winter than he has ever seen, and he romps through it like a puppy. They are sweet and loyal dogs, those labs.


36 posted on 02/11/2011 1:56:19 PM PST by Montanabound
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..
If you’d like to be on or off this Upper Midwest/outdoors/rural list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.

The world has gone mad.

37 posted on 02/11/2011 2:20:51 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..
If you’d like to be on or off this Upper Midwest/outdoors/rural list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.

The world has gone mad.

38 posted on 02/11/2011 2:21:38 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Nachum
According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment

...lefty blue state.
39 posted on 02/11/2011 2:33:18 PM PST by Yet_Again
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To: grellis

Stick to poison to get rid of raccoons. And liberals. Thanks Nachum.


40 posted on 02/11/2011 3:43:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Nachum

Absolutely crazy. Dogs have been killing coons since time immemorial. Why do liberals love to try and mess up nature?


41 posted on 02/11/2011 3:58:06 PM PST by Celtic Cross (Looking to escape to Idaho--Will work for keep.)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...

If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.


42 posted on 02/11/2011 4:17:22 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: SunkenCiv; Nachum

Please be careful re: the poison. Don’t care about liberals, but we gotta protect our doggies. Thx!


43 posted on 02/11/2011 4:22:47 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Nachum

It’s all about the money. He’ll have to pay some fines but that’ll be about it.

Next time I find a live housefly big enough, I’m gonna capture it and tear it’s wings off with my camcorder running in macro-focus. Then, I’ll add to the video some pretend audio so it’ll sound like you can hear the screams of the little bugger (”I have a wife and 120 maggots!...”), upload it to YouTube and wait for cries of “animal cruelty”.

All kidding aside (not), does anyone know where I can find some deep fried grasshoppers or chocolate covered ants?


44 posted on 02/12/2011 6:18:37 AM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: Nachum

Uh-oh...my cat’s going to be in BIG trouble.....she’s a serial killer of all kinds of varmints and critters.

(The dog’s an excellent retriever, but hasn’t killed anything on his own yet, so he’s safe.)

Regards,


45 posted on 02/12/2011 6:26:37 AM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: Yet_Again
Lefty blue state? Republicans control every branch of government by a very wide margin.

Pro-gun laws equal to Texas, and even better in some cases.

Banned queer marriage AND queer partnerships.

Banned public benefits for queer partners.

Passed right to hunt law ( animal rights nutballs can go to jail for interfering with legal hunting.)

Passed right to farm law ( city azzholes can't move to the burbs and bich about farm smells and noise)

Passed shooting rage protection law ( anti-gun city azzholes can't move next to a shooting range and bish about noise etc)

Real lefty blue state...yea right ( eyeroll)

46 posted on 02/12/2011 8:24:11 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Nachum

What state?


47 posted on 02/12/2011 8:32:40 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Nachum

Drudge and CNN have both picked up on this story.


48 posted on 02/13/2011 8:34:02 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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Thanks

Not the first time they have picked up a story from FR, or other like sites.


49 posted on 02/13/2011 8:39:06 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Beagle8U
Banned public benefits for queer partners

that changed a couple weeks ago. starting in Oct., state employees can provide insurance for any adult that has been living with them for a year.
50 posted on 02/14/2011 4:20:56 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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