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.
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.
Kim Mitchell Fareed failed to appear in court February 2nd for animal cruelty. On Christmas Eve last year police found five dogs and several cats abandoned in a rental home without heat. The dogs went without food or water a week. Owner Wayne Vaughan said the renters had left his property trashed.
A cocker spaniel, cocker-beagle, Havanese, and 2 chihuahuas all required medical treatment. One dog had 33 teeth removed. All have since recovered and plan to be adopted.
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!”