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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I am Suprised

Ithaca, NY

#148 Nov 9, 2013
she is 65 ?? she looks about 45

Sherburne, NY

#149 Nov 9, 2013
Where is there a picture of her???

Glenfield, NY

#151 Nov 9, 2013
I am Suprised wrote:
she is 65 ?? she looks about 45
You must not have gotten very close.
more sad

Cold Brook, NY

#152 Nov 10, 2013
so sad wrote:
Wonder how many have died that we don't know about?
wonder how many she stole that we dont no about

Sherburne, NY

#153 Nov 10, 2013
Where is there a picture of her..........
Whispers from the past

Glenfield, NY

#154 Dec 12, 2013
Found on the Herkimer county humane society facebook page
The court appearance for Barbara Smith, the owner of the 12 dogs, has been cancelled for today and rescheduled for next Tuesday, 12/17.
Judge Lassie

Newport, NY

#155 Dec 12, 2013
BIG DEAL !!!!!!!!

Little Falls, NY

#156 Dec 17, 2013
Has anyone heard what happened in court today?
Whispers in the past

Glenfield, NY

#157 Dec 19, 2013
Barbara Smith, the woman charged with two dozen counts of animal cruelty was back in court Tuesday afternoon. In mid-October humane officers removed 12 dogs from her Herkimer home. She appeared in the Town of Herkimer Court to answer the charges Tuesday.
Smith came to court Tuesday afternoon but her controversial case was adjourned until January 14th. But she was not alone in that court room. Animal rights advocates from across county lines showed up to make sure the dogs that they say were abused get justice.
"For them to have gone through this they deserve some kind of justice and we would also ask that Ms. Smith does not get any dogs in the future,” says Laura Harding of the Herkimer County Humane Society.
Harding saw first-hand what the 12 dogs went through. She was one of the humane officers who pulled them out of Smith's house on October 12th. She says it was not a pretty sight.
"They were in terrible living conditions, terrible body conditions,” said Harding.
On November 8th smith was arrested on 12 misdemeanor accounts of animal cruelty. She was then arraigned and released on R.O.R. Before her case was adjourned Tuesday, the Herkimer County D.A. and judge ordered her to take the one dog she still owns to the vet as soon as possible and not to obtain any more animals while the case is ongoing. Animal rights advocates are none too happy that Smith still has a dog.
"I drove by a sign that said 1,000 dollar fine for littering, really, a thousand dollar fine for littering but you can still keep a dog when you're being punished and there's no fines to go with it?" says Founder of Lainey’s Army Kimberly Strong.
They also say they came to court to push for tougher laws on animal abuse.
"There needs to be harsher punishment because right now, oh well, I didn't feed my dog it goes to the humane society it's re-homed, there's no long lasting penalty,” says Johanna Stock, an animal advocate for Pause 4 All Paws.
"I really would like to see this woman punished, well, to the fullest extent of the law, which doesn't mean a whole lot, so the laws do need to change and the quicker the better,” says Susan Gokey, Board President of the Herkimer County Humane Society.
Wednesday night many of these same animal advocates will be at the open public forum being held at M.V.CC. Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi will be there along with the Oneida County D.A. to discuss issues of animal cruelty and laws in the area
Whispers from the past

Glenfield, NY

#158 Dec 19, 2013
I found the above story on
Whispers from the past

Glenfield, NY

#159 Jan 14, 2014
NEWS: We just received a call from the DA's office and court that was scheduled for 1:30 pm today for the case of the 12 neglected dogs has been POSTPONED. We're told the new date is February 11th at 1:30 pm. We're terribly let down and frustrated as you can imagine. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Whispers from the past

Glenfield, NY

#160 Jan 14, 2014
The above post was from the Herkimer County Humane Society Facebook page
Laurie Smith

Canajoharie, NY

#162 Jun 11, 2014
I'm looking for Mindy....point me in the right direction.tyvm

Utica, NY

#163 Sep 1, 2015
Whispers from the past wrote:
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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
His sister was the very first oneida county humane officer and also helped me reinstate an oneida county humane officer so im sure not good im sure just because he is related doesn't mean he is helping her
whispers from the past

Utica, NY

#164 Sep 2, 2015
Becky wrote:
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His sister was the very first oneida county humane officer and also helped me reinstate an oneida county humane officer so im sure not good im sure just because he is related doesn't mean he is helping her
All i know is I saw her with 2 of the dogs that she has gotten back and one dog cannot even walk on its paws.

Rotherham, UK

#166 Sep 6, 2015
Whispers from the past wrote:
got this from post poor dogs on route 28
If that is who had those 12 dogs, she has done this before...about 5 years ago she got caught with dozens of many that the humane society didn't have room for them there was this big in-house fight in the humane society, and the humane officer ended up quitting over it...he wanted her charged..but the brilliant minds decided that they would just leave the dogs with her and provide her food while they worked out homes for she was never charged with anything!
Some of the dogs still had I.D. tags on them, and they found out when they contacted the owners that she had been going all over stealing these dogs...probably what she did this time, too.
Her husband knows exactly what she did last time, and he has to know this time, too. I hope they charge her this time, or she'll just keep on doing this.
Can't believe this story. I mean... I like drowning dogs as much as the next man, but dragging out the suffering is a bit sick. And 12 dogs?? If she'd paced herself she could have had a steady rate of killing one a month for six months and then she would still have had a laugh but less dogs would have had to suffer.
dog lover

Whitesboro, NY

#167 Sep 8, 2015

Syracuse, NY

#168 Sep 8, 2015
we all have our own opinions..i see this thread started over two years ago and your still pumping it..i wonder just how many human babies have died in abortion mills paid for with taxpayer money in the same period.. i was astounded once wheni read..ANY BABY has the ability to do ANY LANGUAGE in the first year of life not just WOOF or MAIOW or PEK PECK PECK..its human YET MILLIONS DIE EVERY YEAR IN THE LIE OF womans health A BABY IS NOT A COLD ,if king obama counted the TAX REVENUE from EVERY BIRTHED baby. YOU WOULD BE IN INTERNMENT CAMPS FOR 28 MONTHS which is where you belong IT TAKES TO TWO REPRODUCE BUT ONLY ONE TO KILL..many females today go THE GREEN MILE for MURDER FIRST>>iguess when you dont give it a tax exempt status its easier to JUST HELP IT DIE>>?? BUT SAVE THE SHIT EATING DOGS AND worm filled UNWANTED CATS?? LET A FECES EATING MUTT LICK YOUR FACE AND SAY ""GOOD BOY"" THEN WE PUT YOU ""TO SLEEP"" biotch ..I'LL PUSH THE NEEDLE a million times over JUST TO BALANCE THE SCORE<<sleep tight..dont let dead babies FRIGHT!!!!!!!

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