Not all dog trainers show compassion

Picture of Margaret Greaves
Margaret Greaves: winner at Crufts 2014 (credit: SWNS)

Margaret Greaves, a highly respected dog trainer and winner at Crufts, 2014, was recently convicted of animal suffering and neglect. Three of her dogs were so neglected they were euthanized by a tearful veterinarian.

A cocker spaniel ‘with faeces dangling from his coat’ had a ‘depressed demeanour’ and was ‘shoved in a corner almost forgotten’

Greaves recent sentence includes a 3-year banned from having or caring for dogs. Her 12 week jail sentence was suspended.

Caged dog
Former Crufts winner provides squalid living conditions (credit: SWNS)

Milwaukee man stabs cocker spaniel

Zachary George Senner
Zachary George Senner
Milwaukee man Zachary Senner was charged with felony mistreatment of an animal in the stabbing and bludgeoning of his brother’s and sister-in-law’s cocker spaniel. His brother Elijah Senner and wife asked him to “get rid of the dog” named Brandy. At first Zachary abandoned Brandy in street but she returned to the residence on 2735 S 10th Street. Zachary then stabbed Brandy and ditched the body only to have her return home once again. The Senner family hoped Brandy would bleed to death but she didn’t so Zachary stabbed Brandy multiple times until she died.

Senner remains in the Milwaukee County Jail with bail set at $1,000. If convicted Senner could face 7 1/2-and-a-half years in prison.

Alabama man caught beating cocker spaniel

David Mogil owner of Damn Yankees
David Mogil owner of Damn Yankees

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.

balcony Coco Lily leapt from
balcony Coco Lily leapt from

Queens, NY woman beaten for cocker spaniel

Ginger photo by Lora Panossian
Ginger photo by Lora Panossian

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.