Neglected Cocker Spaniel Abandoned at Humane Society

"Pilgrim" before picture

“Pilgrim” before picture

Staff from the Waterford Humane Society discovered an abandoned cocker spaniel outside their facility Saturday morning.  They turned him over to Waterford Animal Control and named him Pilgrim.   Officer Robert Yuchniuk said Pilgrim’s hair was so dirty and matted he could barely walk.  Under sedation groomers Gina Garreffi and Caitlan Nadolny removed 7.6 lbs of feces matted fur.

“He now looks and feels 1,000 percent better,” Yuchniuk said. “I also want to thank Doctor Cathy Clark for administering a sedative shot to make the painful grooming process bearable for this guy. He did wonderful and is now back at the shelter smelling like shampoo!”

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Facebook Group: My Cocker Spaniel

I decided to give the Groups app a try after hearing about on the news. I’m not much of a Facebook user but I like the sound of a “mini Facebook” just for cocker users.  I’m going to let our other administrators help me out since they’re more Facebook savvy than me.  We’ll see how it goes.  Our forum on mycockerspaniel.com will remain.  I plan on updating the forum with new software after New Years.

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“Sammy” dies at 19 years old

Sammy

Sammy, Source Facebook

Monday afternoon Sammy died peacefully in his owners arms.  “Martin and I and so many many of you will never be the same after knowing Sammy. His soulful eyes, his sweet spirit that shone through his beautiful face. Yet in that little baby was such strength. Sammy Strong!”

Last March Sammy was “found” by Keith Morgan tied in a garbage bag along a Brick Township, NJ road.  As it turned out Morgan and his wife Shauna were his owners and later charged with animal cruelty.  Even though Sammy was on the brink of death neither served any jail time.

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Testimony from Gilmer, TX animal cruelty case

Visitors attending the hearing were visibly upset after hearing more than 2 hours of testimony alleging animal cruelty against Jeremy Delton Reddin and Cleo Hobson III of Gilmer, Texas.  Veterinarian Dr. Terri Stevenson said of the 37 dogs seized, “maybe one or two” were in good health, and the others “were in desperate need of being treated.”  A cocker spaniel found hiding in the closet had almost no hair and had in injury that was cause by a “lot of force” she added.

Dr. Stevenson said the dead puppies found in dog food bags all had injuries including one that appeared to have been decapitated with something sharp like a knife.  She said it was possible they were used in dog fights.

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Puppy mill raid in Gilmer, TX

Hobson and Reddin charged with animal cruelty

Hobson and Reddin charged with animal cruelty

On October 29th, the SPCA raided a trailer home on County Road 4088, Gilmer, Texas. Mutilated dead puppies were found stuffed in dog food bags. One dead puppy was decapitated. The SPCA seized 37 dogs. Constable Gene Dolle suspects these dogs were being sold for dog fighting. Four puppies were found living in an urine and feces filled bathtub. A cocker spaniel was locked in a closet. Byron Hobson and Jeremy Reddin remain jailed for animal cruelty and other charges. A hearing will take place at 10 am on November 6th at 301 E. Butler Street, Gilmer, Texas.

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