Kennel owner faces animal cruelty cha...

Kennel owner faces animal cruelty charges in Sumner

There are 38 comments on the WBIR Knoxville story from Apr 17, 2008, titled Kennel owner faces animal cruelty charges in Sumner. In it, WBIR Knoxville reports that:

Brittany Bergez, the owner of 44 dogs seized by the Sumner County Sheriff's Department last week, has been charged with seven misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.

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GetReal

Thomson, GA

#1 Apr 17, 2008
Put her a** in the same barn she had the dogs and leave her there and give her just what she fed the dogs. Animal and child cruelty is totally inexcusable.
JAN

Nashville, TN

#2 Apr 17, 2008
How did they come to raid this place? It is scary to board our little pets because of these abusive people out there. I agree with GetReal! Our precious little pets just need out love, good clean food & water and good medical attention, these poor little animals don't deserve this kind of treatment, fry her butt and give her a life sentence in prison or a life sentence in her Barn!

“Southern Born and Raised!”

Since: Feb 08

Norris, TN

#3 Apr 17, 2008
Places like that could not make a profit if people who buy dogs would just buy from places that can show you the mother, the birthplace, and where the puppies are being raised. Don't buy from pet shops or have dogs shipped to you unless you really know the seller/breeder. You can buy almost every breed of dog locally or within a short drive. Please be responsible buyers and help put that kind of scum out of business.
my thoughts

Solon, OH

#4 Apr 17, 2008
a dog is a dog is a dog.they are just animals,you paople act like they were your children. has law enforcment nothing better to do?
Retired LEO

Kosovė, Albania

#5 Apr 17, 2008
my thoughts wrote:
a dog is a dog is a dog.they are just animals,you paople act like they were your children. has law enforcment nothing better to do?
A statement such as this is fitting from someone from Ohio.. Doesn't work down here twit!
Kay

Smyrna, TN

#6 Apr 17, 2008
Spay and/or Neuter your pets.
Spay and Neuter

Liberty, SC

#7 Apr 17, 2008
If people would just adopt from shelters... but no they have to be able to say my dog is a PURE BREAD. In Knox co last year they euthanized thousands of cats, kittens, puppies, and dogs because no one wants a pet they want a breed. Less than 10% of the 20k animals taken to a shelter each year actually get adopted! So why the hell can't we stop helping these sick b@s@ards
for continuing to make a profit off of sweet little animals we are suppose to love and protect?
dude

Knoxville, TN

#8 Apr 17, 2008
A barn floor was muddy and had poop on it? What a surprise.
Heather

Rutledge, TN

#9 Apr 17, 2008
my thoughts wrote:
a dog is a dog is a dog.they are just animals,you paople act like they were your children. has law enforcment nothing better to do?
Some people don't have human children only animal children and I hope with your attitude you don't have either.
carrie

AOL

#10 Apr 17, 2008
dude wrote:
A barn floor was muddy and had poop on it? What a surprise.
Then YOU stay in there with dirty water.
Miss_KitCat

Orlando, FL

#11 Apr 17, 2008
I,m so happy the dogs are doing well. Thanks to the Sumner County Sheriff's Department you are a hero in my eyes. I will never understand how a human could be so cruel to God,s animals.I also read where a Veterinary was killing dogs with A needle to the heart.How do these people live with oneself.No excuse for any of this behavior.
dude

Knoxville, TN

#12 Apr 18, 2008
Heather wrote:
<quoted text>Some people don't have human children only animal children and I hope with your attitude you don't have either.
Then why can't I claim the cat as a dependent?
teardrop

United States

#13 Apr 20, 2008
I'll give you a quote from the wisest man who ever lived: "A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast; but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel." Proverbs 12:10 American Standard Version

"A right-minded man knows the wants of his animal; but vicious men's feelings are brutal." - The Bible in Living English"

No matter how you slice it, it is a very wicked person who has no compassion for the pain and suffering of another creature - even if it is a dog.
David

Nashville, TN

#14 May 5, 2008
my thoughts wrote:
a dog is a dog is a dog.they are just animals,you paople act like they were your children. has law enforcment nothing better to do?
To many people dogs ARE like their children.

To anyone who says, "It's just a dog:"

You are the reason rescues exist, why thousands of dogs die everyday in shelters, homeless and unwanted.

You are the backyard breeder or puppy miller, who looks at a dog and sees dollar signs, who cares nothing for the inevitable decline in the dog's health after having litter upon litter of puppies, nor for the countless dogs who will now die in shelters because the puppies you breed have taken up their homes.

You are the one who trains dogs to fight, whether for sport or protection, thus abusing your dog and bringing the call for the extermination of an entire breed of perfectly wonderful dogs.

You are the one who thinks nothing of putting your dog to sleep because it doesn't go with the furniture, or it urinates on the carpet, while at the same time balking at the thought of spanking an unruly child.

You are the one who dumps your dog at the shelter when you move, because you're too lazy to find pet-friendly housing.

You are the one who keeps your dog tied up outside, only bothering to provide the occasional bowls of food and water and possibly a tree for shade, because after all, it is just a dog, right?

To the 90 year old woman in the nursing home, abandoned by her family, yearning for companionship, stroking the fur of a new friend with the words "Therapy Dog" on its side, it's not just a dog.

To the young child who has become literate by reading aloud to a dog in the classroom, it's not just a dog.

To the person with skin cancer who had it detected by a dog when the doctors couldn't, it's not just a dog.

To the blind man who now can see through his companion, it's not just a dog.

To anyone who has been in bed, sick with the flu, and has felt the warmth of that cold nose as he curls up between your legs to give you comfort, it's not just a dog.

To anyone who comes home from a hard day of work to be greeted by someone who's so happy to see you they can't stop wiggling, it's not just a dog.

To anyone who has cried at Old Yeller, because they know what it's like to lose their best friend, to know that their friend is suffering and though it may be hard, the best thing to do is to help them go peacefully, it's not just a dog.

When you say, "It's just a dog," you really mean, "Why should I care about it? Dogs aren't important. They're useless. They don't give anything to us, so why should I give them anything in return? Why do I have to care about their feelings? They don't matter in the grand scheme of things. It's just a dog."

To everyone who says, "It's just a dog," I just have this to say to you:

You're just a human. Perhaps you should be caged and starved.
Poor Brittany

Nashville, TN

#15 May 30, 2008
I hope that ugly bitch burns in hell! Has anyone seen her mug shot? Scary.
Poor Brittany

Nashville, TN

#16 May 30, 2008
She wrote 5 bad checks then "borrowed" a trailer to give to the guy she wrote the bad checks to for collateral. What a moron! They should lock her up in a cage and make her drink toilet water.
mjr

Collierville, TN

#17 Jun 4, 2008
my thoughts wrote:
a dog is a dog is a dog.they are just animals,you paople act like they were your children. has law enforcment nothing better to do?
Dogs save lives daily you dweeb! They are used in many areas to do the work when humans cannot. They help the disabled in so many ways that I'm sure you couldn't grasp if a picture was painted for you. It's idiots with your attitude that prove humans are not always superior. Anyone who will neglect and abuse an animal will neglect and abuse children.
anon

Richland, GA

#18 Jun 12, 2008
Puppy mill owners JAMES AND MARY JO FAIR out of OBION CO. OBION TN. These people have been arrested in Tn 2 times. here is a link to see the lst seizure on Elbridge minnick rd in OBION CO OBION TN http://www.youtube.com/watch They have several mills now. IN AR.KY MO MS AND TN. Many people have been working on this a long time and we are still trying to spread the word. If you know anything about these people and their mills please contact the Gibson Co. Humane Soc.
none

United States

#19 Jun 13, 2008
I hope they can catch another miller in that area. KAREN DIXON (she has many names) and her parents out of OBION CO. OBION TN. and their whole family run mills in several states. Yours is one of them. JAMES AND MARY JO FAIR were arrested 2 times in Tn. and let go due to (buddy system).
WE are still trying to bring these people to justice. Since TN. let them go they have set up more mills in surrounding states.
I hope your state will get them too. I understand the conditions there are worse than the arrests in 05 in OBION CO.
go to this link to see that seizure http://www.youtube.com/watch
anon

Milan, TN

#20 Jun 14, 2008
I surely hope that your county will prosecute not like OBION CO OBION TN. with JAMES AND MARY JO FAIR. They were arrested 2 times in Tn. and let go (buddy stystem) Since then they have set up mills in surrounding states. Now they are mill rings. Please DO NOT LET HER GO. Prosecute.

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