Twelve dogs victimized in animal abuse case

Oct 13, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WKTV

The Herkimer County Humane Society reported that they took in 12 dogs who appeared to be abused and neglected, Sunday.

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Will-Yero

Herkimer, NY

#62 Oct 18, 2013
Worden wrote:
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I love how all you people can't tell you're real names on here.
Well, welcome to TOPIX I'm going by two names now LOL
stepped in crap

Wethersfield, CT

#63 Oct 19, 2013
Crap stopper wrote:
<quoted text>its only pot!! They aren't hurting anyone leave them out of this discussion. This is all about animals that were neglected! Stay on topic please now let's get a posse together and picket in front of the dog abusers house
yeah and lets picket the pot house .thats the problem with all these people these days high on pills and weed drunk on life andto forget they have 200 plants in the cellar or in the neighbors case 12 diseased dogs which is worse. I mean there are children around there.and the so called humane society is killing dogs daily whats the time limit now? Im just saying alot of madness from 2you houses situated directly across from one another.coincidence...i think not
Quasy

Herkimer, NY

#64 Oct 19, 2013
stepped in crap wrote:
<quoted text>yeah and lets picket the pot house .thats the problem with all these people these days high on pills and weed drunk on life andto forget they have 200 plants in the cellar or in the neighbors case 12 diseased dogs which is worse. I mean there are children around there.and the so called humane society is killing dogs daily whats the time limit now? Im just saying alot of madness from 2you houses situated directly across from one another.coincidence...i think not
First of all, they are two different issues altogether. I'd rather have someone growing weed in their backyard VS the neighbor with the canine holocaust, if I absolutely had to choose between the two. If you feel so strongly about the druggies, do something about it. BTW, people that abuse and neglect animals, are far more likely to do the same to children.
Amanda

Windsor, CT

#65 Oct 19, 2013
Quasy wrote:
<quoted text> First of all, they are two different issues altogether. I'd rather have someone growing weed in their backyard VS the neighbor with the canine holocaust, if I absolutely had to choose between the two. If you feel so strongly about the druggies, do something about it. BTW, people that abuse and neglect animals, are far more likely to do the same to children.
exactly! I just don't understand why barb and Peter smith would do something like this. She prolly abuses her grandkids and kids too. If I were one of her kids I would steer clear from her in fear she would hurt my Child. Something better get done about this
concerned citizen

Little Falls, NY

#66 Oct 19, 2013
Three sides...I can see that you are very passionate about this...maybe that clouds your vision? It just seems to me that you are not hearing what the rest of us hear.
It doesn't matter that the dogs were elderly...there is no excuse for their toe nails to grow into their pads..can you even imagine how painful that is?
It doesn't matter that (you say) 8 dogs are not losing their fur..4 did..badly...and all 12 have mange...clearly not a manageable situation for anyone...she had more than she could handle.
Lyme disease in all 12...they were bitten by ticks...never would have happened if she had put the drops on them to prevent flea and tick bites..12 dogs do not get Lyme disease when they are getting their preventative drops.
I could see with my own eyes how thin they were...did you see their ribs? I did. Again..no excuse for that.
I hear from your posts that you are very angry with the humane society. Even if everything you said was true and correct..it doesn't change the way those dogs were living.
It's easy to lash out when things go wrong, but in this case, I have to say, those dogs did need to be taken out of there.
I'm just saying...please take a step back and look at what the rest of us see. I know it's hard to hear all of these nasty things being said about someone you obviously care for, but on here, it's just words...those dogs had a lot more than words to deal with. They were suffering.
I've said it before, but it bears repeating...that woman has a sickness, she needs help..instead of defending her on here, realize that she has a lawyer and will have her day in court, and put your energy into finding her a good psychologist so no dog, or no family member has to ever go through this again.
No justice

Little Falls, NY

#67 Oct 20, 2013
If it was a poor person renting a shack somewhere this dog hoarder would be charged
By now. Second offense? Come on. Money or no money. She needs to be charged as
well as her husband. So called rescuing (stealing) dogs to what? To her tortuous care.
Barbara needs to be held accountable.
toobad

Utica, NY

#68 Oct 20, 2013
No justice wrote:
If it was a poor person renting a shack somewhere this dog hoarder would be charged
By now. Second offense? Come on. Money or no money. She needs to be charged as
well as her husband. So called rescuing (stealing) dogs to what? To her tortuous care.
Barbara needs to be held accountable.
You are so right - an average person would have been charged immediately! It is real sad if this person gets away with treating animals like this.
Quasy

Herkimer, NY

#69 Oct 20, 2013
concerned citizen wrote:
Three sides...I can see that you are very passionate about this...maybe that clouds your vision? It just seems to me that you are not hearing what the rest of us hear.
It doesn't matter that the dogs were elderly...there is no excuse for their toe nails to grow into their pads..can you even imagine how painful that is?
It doesn't matter that (you say) 8 dogs are not losing their fur..4 did..badly...and all 12 have mange...clearly not a manageable situation for anyone...she had more than she could handle.
Lyme disease in all 12...they were bitten by ticks...never would have happened if she had put the drops on them to prevent flea and tick bites..12 dogs do not get Lyme disease when they are getting their preventative drops.
I could see with my own eyes how thin they were...did you see their ribs? I did. Again..no excuse for that.
I hear from your posts that you are very angry with the humane society. Even if everything you said was true and correct..it doesn't change the way those dogs were living.
It's easy to lash out when things go wrong, but in this case, I have to say, those dogs did need to be taken out of there.
I'm just saying...please take a step back and look at what the rest of us see. I know it's hard to hear all of these nasty things being said about someone you obviously care for, but on here, it's just words...those dogs had a lot more than words to deal with. They were suffering.
I've said it before, but it bears repeating...that woman has a sickness, she needs help..instead of defending her on here, realize that she has a lawyer and will have her day in court, and put your energy into finding her a good psychologist so no dog, or no family member has to ever go through this again.
Your post was very insightful and helpful.Thank you for trying to bring clarity and compassion into the situation. This woman does need help, and to also be held accountable. Everyone else has to be the voice and advocate for the animals who did not choose their life circumstances and/or their caretakers. You described the above perfectly. God Bless you!!
mojo karma cookie

Los Altos, CA

#70 Oct 20, 2013
and i will point the finger of mush at you. deal with it.
Worden

Lowell, MA

#71 Oct 20, 2013
Amanda wrote:
<quoted text>exactly! I just don't understand why barb and Peter smith would do something like this. She prolly abuses her grandkids and kids too. If I were one of her kids I would steer clear from her in fear she would hurt my Child. Something better get done about this
Wow. You know her life to a T. You better get up on the news as fast as you can. You probably know her life better than she does. Go ahead. Tell everyone your bullshit side of the story and how you're feeding off of everyone else. Tell everyone how she beats her kids and grandkids and how she's a scumbag but yet has more money than you've ever seen. I can't wait till she wins this. Then all you people will be on here bitching again because you didn't know the real story. Go Amanda. I'd like to see you try.
Amanda

New Britain, CT

#72 Oct 20, 2013
Worden wrote:
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Wow. You know her life to a T. You better get up on the news as fast as you can. You probably know her life better than she does. Go ahead. Tell everyone your bullshit side of the story and how you're feeding off of everyone else. Tell everyone how she beats her kids and grandkids and how she's a scumbag but yet has more money than you've ever seen. I can't wait till she wins this. Then all you people will be on here bitching again because you didn't know the real story. Go Amanda. I'd like to see you try.
first of all I'm NOT feeding off of everyone else its called I know my facts and I know they are true. She will not win this, I along with a lot of other angry people will see to it she doesn't win. I hope her rotten puss faces keels over behind bars. She needs to suffer worse than what she put those innocent dogs through. She is such a scum bag rotten piece of shit. My story is the truth and I will continue to tell it along with complaining until she gets put behind bars to rot!!!!
Scarecrow

Herkimer, NY

#73 Oct 21, 2013
Worden wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow. You know her life to a T. You better get up on the news as fast as you can. You probably know her life better than she does. Go ahead. Tell everyone your bullshit side of the story and how you're feeding off of everyone else. Tell everyone how she beats her kids and grandkids and how she's a scumbag but yet has more money than you've ever seen. I can't wait till she wins this. Then all you people will be on here bitching again because you didn't know the real story. Go Amanda. I'd like to see you try.
I believe the pictures on the news told the real story. Take your rosť color glasses off!
Three sides

United States

#74 Oct 21, 2013
Amanda wrote:
<quoted text>first of all I'm NOT feeding off of everyone else its called I know my facts and I know they are true. She will not win this, I along with a lot of other angry people will see to it she doesn't win. I hope her rotten puss faces keels over behind bars. She needs to suffer worse than what she put those innocent dogs through. She is such a scum bag rotten piece of shit. My story is the truth and I will continue to tell it along with complaining until she gets put behind bars to rot!!!!
Sounds to me like you have a personal problem with the family and the only true fact is that you are the scumbag
Gary

Cortland, NY

#75 Oct 21, 2013
Actually,....the humane society has only been showing pictures of 4 dogs,....not all 12, and only 4 dogs had mange. The humane society will do whatever it can to bring attention to themselves. Just look at how much money and donations they received over this story. This investigation will include the vets at Herkimer Veterinary Assoc and the truth will come out. Why is it that the Vet denies ever treating or seeing these dogs, however there are records, receipts, and prescriptions from this office to start treating these dogs weeks ago!?
Amanda

New Britain, CT

#76 Oct 21, 2013
Three sides wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds to me like you have a personal problem with the family and the only true fact is that you are the scumbag
a personal problem with the family? No thank you. Scumbag? No thank you again! You are all pathetic, the ones sticking up for barb anyways
Three sides

United States

#77 Oct 21, 2013
Amanda wrote:
<quoted text>a personal problem with the family? No thank you. Scumbag? No thank you again! You are all pathetic, the ones sticking up for barb anyways
You sure do get off on bashing them what's that all about Amanda???
Three sides

United States

#78 Oct 21, 2013
Gary wrote:
Actually,....the humane society has only been showing pictures of 4 dogs,....not all 12, and only 4 dogs had mange. The humane society will do whatever it can to bring attention to themselves. Just look at how much money and donations they received over this story. This investigation will include the vets at Herkimer Veterinary Assoc and the truth will come out. Why is it that the Vet denies ever treating or seeing these dogs, however there are records, receipts, and prescriptions from this office to start treating these dogs weeks ago!?
Four dogs had the mange very bad and the rest of them were starting to get it too. This disease spreads like wild fire. The first case of mange that came about was in August. The dog was taken to the vet and diagnosed and treated for a yeast infection. Mind you the same vet that treats the animals at the human society! The human society has totally blown this up! Everything you read or hear is "12" dogs. Theres not "12" neglected dogs. Two of them that got really sick with the mange ate like horses but just wouldnt gain any weight. Herkimer vet has records of stool samples that were brought in for the two dogs that look like they were starved bc they ate n ate n wouldn't gain any weight. Let's show pictures of all 12 dogs not just the the poor ones that were really sick with this disease bc guess what those dogs are not starved by any means nor are they abused.
No Debate Here

Little Falls, NY

#79 Oct 21, 2013
Those of you defending the monster that had these dogs, please go to the the Herkimer County Humane Society's facebook site and look at the photos. Then come back and tell us whether or not she properly caring for these animals and if they were suffering. Go do it now.
Gary

Cortland, NY

#80 Oct 21, 2013
No Debate Here wrote:
Those of you defending the monster that had these dogs, please go to the the Herkimer County Humane Society's facebook site and look at the photos. Then come back and tell us whether or not she properly caring for these animals and if they were suffering. Go do it now.
Yes I have looked at those photos. I see 2 dogs that are bad,....not 12! And I see them in small cages, whereas they had room to run before. These dogs were being treated by the Herkimer Vets and the humane society doesn't want to hear any of it. Perhaps someone should call WKTV and have their reporters do some "real investigative reporting" and find the truth from the Vet themselves instead of taking reports only from the humane society. Of course that won't happen because WKTV is worthless.
Sitting Bull

Poland, NY

#81 Oct 21, 2013
we consider dog an Epicurean Delight especially if they are prepared by our top chef

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