Twelve dogs victimized in animal abus...

Twelve dogs victimized in animal abuse case

There are 158 comments on the WKTV story from Oct 13, 2013, titled Twelve dogs victimized in animal abuse case. In it, WKTV reports that:

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

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Whispers from the past

Glenfield, NY

#127 Oct 31, 2013
Scarecrow wrote:
<quoted text>That case wasn't covered up as long as this one has been. It seems that the name of the abuser was released and the person was charged even though the case is still pending. What gives here??
Barb Lewandrowski Smith is related to Congressman Hanna though marriage, correct? How does the politician feel about having an animal abuser in the family? topix post poor dogs on route 28 this was posted by cat lover
Whispers from the past

Glenfield, NY

#128 Oct 31, 2013
the Herkimer eveing telegram DA: Alleged dog neglect not being ignored

Updated at 4:42 PM

HERKIMER — The Herkimer County District Attorney’s Office offered assurances this week that the matter of 12 dogs that appeared to be suffering from neglect earlier this month is not being ignored. After receiving numerous letters from people concerned...

Read more: http://www.herkimertelegram.com/#ixzz2jLPqDam...
Uh Huh

Syracuse, NY

#129 Oct 31, 2013
Whispers from the past wrote:
the Herkimer eveing telegram DA: Alleged dog neglect not being ignored
Updated at 4:42 PM
HERKIMER — The Herkimer County District Attorney’s Office offered assurances this week that the matter of 12 dogs that appeared to be suffering from neglect earlier this month is not being ignored. After receiving numerous letters from people concerned...
Read more: http://www.herkimertelegram.com/#ixzz2jLPqDam...
Right! He'll get on the case as soon as he charges some foster parents with the murder of the baby. Jeff has done a great job on that case. Don't hold your breath.
WOOF

Watertown, NY

#130 Nov 1, 2013
amazing how power and connections can circumvent laws...its all how much money you have,and "connections" you have...typical valley.
corrupt to the end.Really happy we moved from what was once a nice area,now a sewer.And people wonder why the youth leave and NEVER return.
Darwin

Little Falls, NY

#131 Nov 2, 2013
Mike wrote:
<quoted text> As choked up as I sometimes get regarding our animal brethren, rest assured that I for one intend on monitoring this case very closely. I also know that the rescue group,Lainey's Army, are ceaseless advocates for all abused animals, and they are also determined to see justice prevail. They are also monitoring the horrific case of the abused Kittens up in Whitesboro by that POS judge's son. God Bless!!
. Mike you sound like a wonderful person , the world needs more people like you!!! I feel the same way.
animal lover

Glenfield, NY

#132 Nov 3, 2013
I hope that whoever is in charge of this investigation gets their s*it together and begins the process of bringing charges against the person or persons involved in this. This is ridiculous.
Whispers from the past

Glenfield, NY

#133 Nov 4, 2013
Thank you To Trooper Melissa Davis Strait she posted this on the Herkimer county humane society facebook page

11/3/13: I continue to seek justice for the 12 dogs rescued from Rte 28, 1 mile south of Middleville. I look to the office of Herkimer County District Attorney Jeffrey Carpenter for this justice.
I ask if Herkimer County District Attorney Jeffrey Carpenter or any member of the District Attorney’s Office have personally visited these neglected dogs. A prosecutor represents a victim that cannot legally represent themselves. These dogs need this representation. I believe if the DA Office viewed them first hand there would be no question as to whether charges would be presented against these violators.
The residents were present when the dogs were rescued, even identifying themselves as the owners. Yet no charges?
How is this different from the Whitestown Park case against Joseph Sullivan? In which the suspect was present where a cats legs were bound. Sullivan was arrested and charged with misdemeanor under NYS animal cruelty law.
Please explain to the Herkimer County citizens why not only have charges not been made but the suspects have not even publically been named?
I ask this in addition to the previous questions I am still asking the DA’s office:
•Why is it apparent that the whole case needs to be solved before the responsible person is named or charged?
•Is it not fact that 12 dogs in varying states of health, with more than half in a severe state, were removed by the State Police from the residential property owned by Barb and Peter Smith, 1 mile south of Middleville?
•Please explain why that alone is not sufficient cause for charges to be filed?
It has been 22 days since 12 dogs were rescued. The 13th dog remains on the residential property owned by the Smiths. 22 days that these people have been free to be able to tamper with any evidence of their failure to provide proper care of these 13 dogs! How much more time will they be allowed to clear this evidence?

Once again, I wish to remind the DA’s office of the public concern of family relations and connections of the suspects leaving an impression that justice is being delayed.

I will be contacting Herkimer County District Attorney Jeffrey S, Carpenter tomorrow with these questions as well as all local media. I would encourage the public to do the same.
Whisper from the past

Glenfield, NY

#134 Nov 4, 2013
Correction I don't know if Melissa Davis Strait is a trooper. I assumed it. But Could be wrong
poppa chox

Clifton Park, NY

#135 Nov 6, 2013
i could be wrong but i dont equate ANY animal (which i love) equal to a dead baby..????all i have to say WHERE THE HELL IS this incompetent DA??? year 2 ?????
Pete

Herkimer, NY

#136 Nov 6, 2013
poppa chox wrote:
i could be wrong but i dont equate ANY animal (which i love) equal to a dead baby..????all i have to say WHERE THE HELL IS this incompetent DA??? year 2 ?????
Poppa where have you been?
poppa chox

Amherst, MA

#137 Nov 6, 2013
RIGHT HERE wet stain..as stated people dont go from animal abuse to child abuse>>ITS THE OTHER WAY ROUND<<you just dont see it because your queerass has been in the closet for most of your worthless life with blinders on POPPA SEZ..bite me pete..or should it be SHORT PETER????
poppa chox

United States

#138 Nov 6, 2013
mon frair.(pete).i beg your pardon it has been many moons BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT CHEEK since we bantered and please take the apologies from an old and senile one GOOD TO SEE YOU again my counter poise---- CALM CENTS..long time BUT NOT LONG ENOUGH i fear-- well sort of weakly warm to see you this side of the grave (almost) hell may many mindless banters be afront us i sincerely hope..NO MORE DISGUISES on my part though..THESE SHITheads ROT.. and i am duplicious..enjoy mon frair,, a good and holesome holiday season to you and yours
HOW EVER MANY TOES THEY HAVE
Pete

Herkimer, NY

#139 Nov 6, 2013
poppa chox wrote:
mon frair.(pete).i beg your pardon it has been many moons BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT CHEEK since we bantered and please take the apologies from an old and senile one GOOD TO SEE YOU again my counter poise---- CALM CENTS..long time BUT NOT LONG ENOUGH i fear-- well sort of weakly warm to see you this side of the grave (almost) hell may many mindless banters be afront us i sincerely hope..NO MORE DISGUISES on my part though..THESE SHITheads ROT.. and i am duplicious..enjoy mon frair,, a good and holesome holiday season to you and yours
HOW EVER MANY TOES THEY HAVE
Good to hear from you Poppa, keep telling it the way it is, or rather the way you wish it to be, Well, I think you know what I mean. LOL
yeah

Frankfort, NY

#140 Nov 8, 2013
An arrest has been made. Finally
Darwin

Little Falls, NY

#141 Nov 8, 2013
Finally!!!!
Whisper from the past

Glenfield, NY

#143 Nov 9, 2013
State police make an arrest in Herkimer County dog abuse case

Story Created: Nov 8, 2013 at 8:49 PM EST
(
Story Updated: Nov 8, 2013 at 11:48 PM EST )

HERKIMER, N.Y.(WKTV)- New York State Police made an arrest in the
dog abuse case involving 12 dogs in the the Town of Herkimer.

Barbara Smith, 65, was arrested and charged with 12 counts of failure to provide sustenance.

She also faces an additional charge, from the town's dog control officer, of
12 counts of having unlicensed dogs and 12 counts of having dogs without rabies vaccinations.

On October 13 state police were called to her home on state highway 28. They were responding to a complaint of numerous dogs malnourished dogs in the front yard. The dogs were seized and treated for illnesses.

Smith was arraigned at the Herkimer Town Court and released on her own Recognizance. She is due back in court on December 10.
concerned

Little Falls, NY

#144 Nov 9, 2013
12 counts of failing to provide sustenance is nothing! What about abuse charges? These 12 counts are all misdemeanors and will all be rolled into 1 final count, she'll probably pay a fine and just walk away. I think the DA went too easy on her...I am outraged. What about the conditions of these poor dogs? Where are the charges for the mange, Lyme disease, paws growing into pads? Sustenance is food and water...these animals suffered...and no charges for cruelty?
I think the Humane Society should arrange a protest outside of Carpenter's office until he gets it...these charges are nothing.
We Can Do This

Sherburne, NY

#145 Nov 9, 2013
She will be charged with more if we all protest!!! Lets not let this get swept under the rug!!! She knows people in high places. For Now, that's helping her. But not for long!!!!!
Rebel Bill

West Hartford, CT

#146 Nov 9, 2013
May justice be served
So Right

Herkimer, NY

#147 Nov 9, 2013
We Can Do This wrote:
She will be charged with more if we all protest!!! Lets not let this get swept under the rug!!! She knows people in high places. For Now, that's helping her. But not for long!!!!!
God Bless. Are you associated with Lainey's army?

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