Animal Officer Guilty Of Cruelty

Animal Officer Guilty Of Cruelty

There are 15 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Jun 6, 2007, titled Animal Officer Guilty Of Cruelty. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

Some vindication for some DeKalb County dog owners, whose dog died in animal control custody.

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Atlanta, GA

#2 Jun 7, 2007
How about losing his job? That sounds more appropriate.
Eve H

Kennesaw, GA

#3 Jun 7, 2007
Is the man STUPID?
See Ya

Cape Coral, FL

#4 Jun 7, 2007
Driver:If you weren't educated in a public school,you would have read the officer was fired a year ago.


#5 Jun 7, 2007
Let us just leave him in a closed truck for 2 hours in August.

Losing your job is no comparison to loosing the life of a four footed family member.

United States

#6 Jun 7, 2007
pretty sad state of affairs when your dog's likely to get better treatment from the county prisoners tending to the kennels than the officers.

good work at screening the employees.

Savannah, GA

#7 Jun 7, 2007
I have to agree with you Ange. I have been to the pound in Griffin, Ga and I have seen the Inmates there treat the dogs better than the employees sitting up front in the little air conditioned office. The Inmates even treated the people looking at the dogs better than the employees did.
I am glad the guy was fired I just think that Georgia needs stronger animal cruelty laws on the books than the sorry ones we already have.

Atlanta, GA

#8 Jun 7, 2007

United States

#9 Jun 7, 2007
I love all animals, don't you think a person who is able to be so uncaring about a living helpless creature could make the step to upgrading to humans who are unable to defend themselves such as children,elderly,and even the disabled. There should be stiffer fines,jail time,and mental health evaluations.
Gene Hoke

Smyrna, GA

#10 Jun 7, 2007
What a joke of a sentence. Animal cruelty should never be tolerated. Unfortunately, like the poster said above, someone shoplifting a t shirt gets a harsher sentence than someone who killed a dog. Repulsive.

Oak Ridge, TN

#11 Jun 7, 2007
There is never anything done to these people that is why they keep doing it.
To all animal lovers read a really good story under wes side story, "Paws of Atlanta" only if we had more people like these two.

Since: Jun 07

Savannah, GA

#12 Jun 7, 2007
Look at some of the other states that actually punish people who are convicted of animal cruelty and work on getting laws like that passed here. I had antifreeze poured into a mud puddle in my parents front yard by a neighbor and my dogs drank out of the puddle and 3 of them died because of it. Because there were no laws on the books about poisioning animals nothing was done. Its truly pathetic that there are tougher traffic laws than animal cruelty laws. The animal lovers of Georgia need to unite and petition for stronger laws. This is one thing that we the people are going to have to take into our own hands and work on changing because the law makers sure are not going to do anything until the people start showing their butts.

The time has come and gone for action. We need to step up and do something because I am sick and tired of seeing people get off on animal cruelty cases. I have had several animals killed by mean vindictive neighbors and its time for punishment to fit the crime. Enough is enough.

Atlanta, GA

#13 Jun 8, 2007
I wish they would stick him in the back of his own truck for 4 hours in the heat until he melts.I think they should send him to jail instead of probation.I think people don't take animal cruelty seriously. I'm glad that they have a new administrator there.Thank you.

Cambridge, Canada

#14 Jun 8, 2007
Cannot just believe that he did that to the dogs. And the charges against him, I feel, is just lousy..
I am glad that he got those charges but I feel it could had been more.

Atlanta, GA

#15 Jun 8, 2007
This reminds me of the Atlanta area sheriff's deputy who was recently charged with animal cruelty. These are the people who are supposed to be protecting animals and enforcing the cruelty laws. And the punishment is negligible. For those of you who are disgusted with the lack of strong animal cruelty laws in Georgia, try a group called Georgia Legal Professionals for Animals ( )
Jan B

United States

#16 Jun 10, 2007
I am very glad he was prosecuted and lost his job and at least got community service. I just don't know how he got hired in the first place??? DeKalb Co. animal control facility is such a small sad place. There needs to be more funding put toward it. And it seems apparently there needs to be an emphasis in hiring and educating the right people also!

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