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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Animal starvation and cruelty. Grrrr.

Posted Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 7:33 AM
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  • There is no need to be an animal rights activist to understand that this is wrong. Strays often seem to be dropped off at the Webb School with the hopes that the students will take pity and feed them but rarely (thankfully) have we seen a neglected puppy like this.

    All kinds of questions ran through my head when I saw this but no answers seemed to explain how someone could let things get this far.

    The person delivering it, may not have been the one who starved this pup, but they know something that would help the BCAC track the origin.

    Helping find the original owner might help other animals being neglected or abused. Please help.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 27, 2013, at 7:34 AM
  • I cannot imagine treating an animal much less a dog that way. It saddens me that people would allow this to happen to a dog because they are such loving animals and can make the best of friends. I hope this guy finds someone who will take care of him and show him love and lots of yummy food.

    -- Posted by jaxspike on Thu, Jun 27, 2013, at 10:34 AM
  • Your link isn't working. So I went searching for it: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bedford-County-Animal-Control-Shelbyville-TN/1585...

    This is just disgusting. How could anyone in their right mind abuse a defenseless animal? Someone has to know something about it. This just doesn't happen overnight. I hope the people are caught and are prosecuted to the max.

    -- Posted by -Beth- on Thu, Jun 27, 2013, at 11:30 AM
  • "Steve, I hope the cruel person who starved the puppy is found. There is no excuse that can be said that can explain this.

    I know you would like to confront them as I would, but control is required of sensible people. Sometimes I am not sensible, but I am a long way from this.

    Keep us informed and what is done to this person if found." (from a personal email sent to me)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 27, 2013, at 11:36 AM
  • If this was intentional, the person or persons need to be found for two reasons. The first is obvious, they were cruel and inhuman to the animal.

    The second is that many studies have shown that people who abuse animals are much more prone to abuse people as well.

    So for those of us who say, " It's just a dumb animal. What is the big deal?", consider that they could be taking care of your elderly parent who wants to stay at home, or babysitting your child.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 27, 2013, at 11:42 AM
  • If you are shouting at your screen saying "How could it NOT be intentional!" Consider someone who has had to move from their home, (elderly, sick) and they cannot catch the puppy to bring them to the BCAC or those who came to help the sick person did not even know there was a puppy there.

    This pup might have found its way into town and allowed itself to be caught because it was just too weak and hungry to care anymore about freedom. Just sayin'.... it is possible.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 27, 2013, at 11:46 AM
  • Thanks for the link check Beth. I copy and pasted that from the other post and that must not keep the integrity of the link whole. I will get it from the FB page and edit the original post. :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 27, 2013, at 11:49 AM
  • Try it again, it should work now.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 27, 2013, at 11:50 AM
  • GRRR indeed !! I second that emotion. What we see here is only the tip of the cruelty iceberg.

    Did you ever weep for an alligater, or had your heart break for a mama turtle.

    Recently in a ten day period these stories hit the AP and then no follow up.

    Seems someone who had lost contact with the human race kept an alligater in his basement. The poor thing had not seen sunlight in a very long time. This perverts fun in life was letting local teenagers come in and tease him. They found great chunks of cement torn from the cage walls due to his agony. Many teeth were missing. When they took him into the sunshine they discovered he was almost blind.

    A mama turtle makes her way slowly across the green grass, heading I'm sure for the sand just ahead. The green grass and the sand was a golf course, and someone was there to play. Mama never made it to the safe place to lay her eggs. Someone took a golf club to her shell, beat her without mercy.

    So you see, you don't always know who you play golf with, nor do you know who has an alligater in his basement.

    -- Posted by moonwalker on Thu, Jun 27, 2013, at 3:03 PM
  • Yes the link works now. I just checked it and the Animal Control posted on there-

    "Bedford County Animal Control, Shelbyville TN Everyone, we are on top of this. Thank you! about an hour ago"

    Moonwalker, I feel sorry for any animal that endures torture. It does not matter if it is the 4ft python that was in the news yesterday where the owner could no longer feed it so he was going to run it over with a lawn mower. Thankfully the snake escaped. Or the puppy that was put in the dishwasher that is in the news today.

    It is a sad time when we hear these tragic stories of humans who feel since they are more superior that they can torture animals. It is horrific to think that someone could do things like this and never think twice about it. People seem to be so disconnected to this world. It is quite unnerving.

    -- Posted by -Beth- on Thu, Jun 27, 2013, at 3:13 PM
  • Was it this bad years ago? Is it a result of today's society or did we just never hear about it.

    What about it veteran news-persons? Did it occur and no one reported it or did it never show up on your radar screens?

    It truly is unnerving.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 27, 2013, at 3:22 PM
  • It saddens me to see so many cases similar to this for whatever the reason, these poor animals don't know why they are left alone without food and shelter when all they ask for in life is to be loved and to have someone to love. Hopefully this guy will find that someone special, he deserves it. So sad.....

    -- Posted by Skooter on Thu, Jun 27, 2013, at 9:01 PM
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