Hoshi went for a walk yesterday while Cathy was at the doctor’s. It’s fun for him because we walked someplace new. There was lots of vegetation for him to explore and run through. That’s the face of a happy dog.
Hoshi had a bath and trim the day before. He was panting indoors letting me know his coat was too warm. He does this in the winter time too. Just imagine if we lived somewhere hot like Florida or Texas. I trim him myself–not a gorgeous cut but utilitarian.
David Mogil owner of Damn Yankees restaurants was convicted of aggravated animal cruelty for an incident that occurred November 10, 2014. On that day, 3 electricians working across the street witnessed Mogil beat his girlfriend’s cocker spaniel outside on a balcony. The beating was so savage one electrician yelled, “Dude, what the hell?” The electricians said they heard the dog yelping in pain, one compared to the sound of a dogfight. Mogil went back in the apartment after being seen. Mogil came out on the balcony again. That’s when a security guard saw “Lil” leap off the balcony hitting the pavement below.
Cocker spaniel Coco Lily has since recovered and has a new owner. Mogil remains jailed for striking a police officer.
On June 28th around 10pm, Lora Panossian was walking her 5 year-old cocker spaniel Ginger in Chrocheron Park. Two men approached Panossian taking interest in Ginger. “They were friendly…asking questions about my dog, so I didn’t think anything of it.” While one man petted Ginger the other “sucker” punched Panossian in the stomach. She collapsed from the blow while the two men made off with Ginger.
Sadly, Ginger’s body was discovered two days later in a pond. Panossian felt traumatized by the incident and was unable to work. “It’s a safe area. I’m completely blown away that this happened,” she said.
North Carolina Police are still looking for Richard A. Walter who faces 8 counts of animal cruelty. See previous story. Walter was convicted of second degree murder in 1995 and spent 12 years in prison. Walter has several aliases including Beryl Jernigan and Richard Allen Jernigan.
Barbara Dienner of Lititz, PA violated a court order forbidding her from owning more dogs. On March 27, Pennsylvania SPCA raided her home seizing 19 dogs from her farm. Dienner faces numerous charges including unsanitary confinement. Last December 16, Dienner’s farm was raided seizing 62 cocker spaniel mixes. Jerry Buckley of the PSPCA said “unfortunately it does not appear that the previous charges and penalties were a sufficient deterrent for Ms. Dienner.”
Since 2011, Dienner has over 60 citations related to her puppy mill including running a kennel without a license.