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CondiLicious
Sep 15th, 2004, 07:31 PM
Puppy was treated as a football


Heartbroken animal rescue worker Linda Mercer hugs this tiny puppy just before it had to be put to sleep after being kicked around by a group of youths.
A passer-by walking near Temple Park leisure centre, South Shields, rescued her when he saw her being thrown about.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40073000/jpg/_40073320_dog203.jpg
The puppy was put down shortly after this picture was taken



He took the six to eight-week-old Labrador cross to St Francis Animal Rescue, in South Shields.

Vets found out she had suffered brain damage and been blinded and decided it was kindest to put her down.



The man took the puppy home where it kept falling over and would not eat and so on Monday he took her to St Francis Animal Rescue.

The puppy, who was called Maddy by animal rescue workers, was put on a drip and given injections but then started having fits every 10 minutes and vets advised the kindest thing would be to put her down.

'Learn lesson'

Ms Mercer, who has worked with St Francis Animal Rescue for 15 years, said she had been devastated by the incident.

She said: "It was the most dreadful thing I have seen in all my rescue time, and I have seen some terrible things.

"This was a tiny baby that hadn't even had a life. It will stay with me for a long time.

"I want people to see what has been done. I would like to think someone will learn a lesson from this."

St Francis Animal Rescue was set up around 25 years ago and cares for and rehomes homeless animals and helps people in the community by offering a neutering service, to reduce the number of unwanted animals.

It is run by volunteers and relies on donations.

Northumbria Police said they were trying to find out what happened to the dog and were making inquiries in the park.

They are appealing for anyone with information and the puppy's owner to contact them. ************************

:sad: I'm even more sad and angry because a few weeks ago our next-door neighbour reported my mum to the RSPCA because she was sick of our dogs barking at the postman every day. Like... isn't that normal? Don't most dogs bark when somebody comes to the door? They bark for like 1 minute out of everyday and the stupid bint thinks that that constitutes animal abuse... either that or she wanted the dogs taken away from us cause she is so "precious" that she can't bare for her daily dose of crappy morning TV to be interrupted for a minute of each day. Anyway... maybe I should post this through her door so she can see what animal cruelty is... cause it sure as hell doesn't go on in my house!

Wigglytuff
Sep 15th, 2004, 08:13 PM
thats almost as bad as the guys who put some kittens on a bbq grill. i read an article about in from the AP 2 years ago and cant seem to find it.

sometimes i really really hate people

Nikki
Sep 15th, 2004, 08:48 PM
I read about the puppy today, its sick what some people do. I really hope the police manage to find who done this & prosecute them. :sad:

Bacardi
Sep 15th, 2004, 08:59 PM
Poor Doggie, I hope they get those youth monsters that done that. :sad:

thalle
Sep 15th, 2004, 09:09 PM
I hate this world!!!! Some people are you fucking idiots. I wish that they would be tortured.
Theres been some incidents in DK when horses are being abused. I just cant understand why anyone would do that:sad:

Helen Lawson
Sep 15th, 2004, 09:22 PM
For some reason, I can stomach person on person abuse, but not person on animal. :sad:

Have you guys been reading in the news that a bunch of shelters in Florida are overloaded with animals and a bunch where Ivan will hit had to evacuate the animal shelters and send the animals to Atlanta and Houston to be adopted? Apparently, a load of people who lost their homes or where they can't live there for a long time because there's like no roof or walls, the hurricane people shelters and a lot of hotels won't take pets, so the people come in crying that they don't know what else to do but give the animal to the shelter. :sad: I think I'd sleep in my car or camp out in an RV park before I'd part with my animals, but that's got to be total desperation.

azza
Sep 15th, 2004, 09:26 PM
:sad: Poor Puppy :sad: where was this at???

CondiLicious
Sep 15th, 2004, 09:35 PM
:sad: Poor Puppy :sad: where was this at???
It was in the North East of England.

Gerri
Sep 15th, 2004, 10:35 PM
Bastards :fiery: I really despair at the human race sometimes, I can't understand such mindless cruelty to a defenceless animal.

Cam'ron Giles
Sep 15th, 2004, 10:48 PM
Terrible...Just terrible...I'm hugging my poor little doggies now...:sad:

Stamp Paid
Sep 15th, 2004, 11:57 PM
<<Petting my dog now>>http://wtaworld.com/images/smilies/sad.gif

decemberlove
Sep 16th, 2004, 12:21 AM
i have a black labbie. if someone did this to my puppy they would definitely pay. and i wouldn't wait for the courts to take care of them either cos the courts really dont seem to care about animal abuse. people usually just get a slap in the wrist. disgusting.

i will never understand why people aren't given a harsher punishment for abusing animals.

cos you'd have to be one sick fuck to hurt a harmless puppy. and you KNOW that the abuse rarely stops at just animals. it's all a matter of when the abuser will move on to bigger things...

most murderers/serial killers/rapists all have a past of abusing animals at a young age. why do we ignore the warning signs?

*JR*
Sep 16th, 2004, 12:40 AM
Unfortunately Holly, if you and they all survived and were caught, you would be punished far more severely. And 25 years ago I saw a car deliberately swerve accross an empty road @ night and deliberately run down a stray cat; nothing surprises me anymore re. animal cruelty. (Not much does re. that between humans, either). :(

Rohin.
Sep 16th, 2004, 03:52 AM
I just can find words that would describe people who could do something like that :(

I would send them to jail for 15 years and I am serious.

Cersei
Sep 16th, 2004, 09:52 AM
this makes me sick :fiery:

Mariangelina
Sep 16th, 2004, 10:37 AM
I can't find words to describe this. Some people are just unredeemable. Sickening, just deeply sickening.

stenen
Sep 16th, 2004, 11:29 AM
How awful!!!! :sad:

Dava
Sep 16th, 2004, 11:57 AM
Thats sad I wished I hadend come in this thread now :sad:

V.Melb
Sep 16th, 2004, 12:05 PM
Well. I always speed up and try to hit pesty rabbits up street! :o
i have knocked off quite a few, my brother and i keep a tally! :o

but i would never hurt a little puppy! And i cannot imagine how someone would 'get off' on such a thing! I hope they find these people!

Bероника
Sep 16th, 2004, 02:39 PM
The world is sick.I'm really disgusted to be part of the human kind when I read things like this.

Fantastic
Sep 16th, 2004, 02:58 PM
OMG. If they didn't want the puppy, I would gladly have taken her off their hands. I love dogs and want one ever so badly. I hope they get the full extent of what's coming to them. If that is corporal punishment, then so fucking be it, because there's no other way those kids will learn!

I was driving in my car a few weeks ago and there was a mother duck and her ducklings wanting to cross the road. I saw them and slowed down until I stopped fully to let them cross. This car pulls up behind me and starts honking the horn on his car. Meanwhile, mother duck is rounding up her ducklings and they are only a few feet from making it safely across the road. The car behind me, pulls out from behind me and slams on the accelarator, his tyres screeching with fury. He waves his fist at me and I noticed that he's a dishevelled, ugly-looking youth, about nineteen or so, with a couple of teeth missing. He sees the ducks and deliberately ploughs over them, squashing a couple of chicks and taking mother duck's wing. I started screaming deliriously. It was so horrifying. I wanted to cry, vomit, smash something and rip my hair out. How could this idiot be so cold and callous to innocent animals? Mother duck is flailing about on the road with her wing squashed flat on the road but the rest of her body still very much alive and in pain. Two of her babies were dead, while the other five had safely made it to the other side of the road. I didn't know what to do, so I called emergency on my mobile and got them to send for someone from the RSPCA. I pulled my car over and waited until the RSPCA guy got there. By the time he got there, mother duck was no longer moving, so I assumed she was dead. The chicks were ambling about doing whatever it is chicks do. The RSPCA guy gathered them up and put them in a box to take them away. I have never felt so furious, saddened and sick in my life.

Bjorkman_Girl
Sep 16th, 2004, 03:09 PM
I didn't know what to do, so I called emergency on my mobile and got them to send for someone from the RSPCA. I pulled my car over and waited until the RSPCA guy got there. By the time he got there, mother duck was no longer moving, so I assumed she was dead. The chicks were ambling about doing whatever it is chicks do. The RSPCA guy gathered them up and put them in a box to take them away. I have never felt so furious, saddened and sick in my life.

That was really nice of you :) Most people would just feel sad and drive off, without doing much about it. Hopefully they'll be ok. And hopefully the asshole that ran over the ducks saw what he did and some day feels like crap for it. There was a case in australia recently where a few SOLDIERS were abusing and eventually killed some kittens in australia. My father is in the army, and said that behaviour like that is generally not tolerated and they're generally removed from the army. I guess some cases go ignored because these guys were charged $2000 i think. A slap on the wrist. No permanent record at all.

Sydney people:
The number for WIRES (Animal rescue group) is:
freecall 1800641188 or 89773333 if you want to put it in your phone ;)

CondiLicious
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:17 PM
Well. I always speed up and try to hit pesty rabbits up street! :o
i have knocked off quite a few, my brother and i keep a tally! :o

but i would never hurt a little puppy! And i cannot imagine how someone would 'get off' on such a thing! I hope they find these people!
Well, I and I'm sure a few others who have posted in this thread probably cannot imagine how somebody would do what you do to rabbits... It's cruel!

Cersei
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:20 PM
Well, I and I'm sure a few others who have posted in this thread probably cannot imagine how somebody would do what you do to rabbits... It's cruel!:worship:

*abby*
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:21 PM
hate to say it but that is the way british youth is heading at the minute
(btw im a 17 year old living in the north of england so i no)

Nikki
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:22 PM
With regards to the puppy, apparently in the papers today the witness who tried to rescue the puppy said that a 13 year told him it was his dog & he could do what he like with it. I sure hope they find whoever is responsible.

Joana
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:40 PM
Well, I and I'm sure a few others who have posted in this thread probably cannot imagine how somebody would do what you do to rabbits... It's cruel!
I couldn't agree more... Last year I accidentally ran over a pigeon and I cried... :sad: I really can't believe someone is capable of intentionally killing a rabbit like that.

jimbo mack
Sep 16th, 2004, 09:04 PM
:sad:

jimbo mack
Sep 16th, 2004, 09:06 PM
Well. I always speed up and try to hit pesty rabbits up street! :o
i have knocked off quite a few, my brother and i keep a tally! :o


you're no better than people who did that to the puppy then are you?

people like you obviously dont have a heart

Edward.
Sep 16th, 2004, 09:13 PM
:crying2:

Its a shame- in this country, you often hear about animals being abused, and I feel terrible deep down. The cops should treat animals abusers as standard criminals and prosecute them accordingly.

~{X}~
Sep 16th, 2004, 10:13 PM
Some people don't deserve to live....or should be treated just like they treat the animals.

Mariangelina
Sep 16th, 2004, 10:42 PM
I already posted in this thread, but am still furious. Some people are just morally reprehensible, sadistic, and just plain disgusting. I don't understand how anyone could be so cruel. :sad: Fantastic, your story was just horrifying. Why do people do such things?

And the asshole who said he keeps a tally of how many rabbits he runs over- you don't understand how anyone could treat a puppy so cruelly, yet you think running over rabbits is fun? You make me sick. Take a good, long look at yourself. I, personally, would be absolutely horrified to run over an animal, and I think most others would to. Doing it on purpose is just disgusting.

I really don't know how to deal with people like this. Let God be their judge. Those poor animals are in my prayers. :sad:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Sep 16th, 2004, 10:43 PM
:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

MinnyGophers
Sep 16th, 2004, 10:49 PM
Well. I always speed up and try to hit pesty rabbits up street! :o
i have knocked off quite a few, my brother and i keep a tally! :o

but i would never hurt a little puppy! And i cannot imagine how someone would 'get off' on such a thing! I hope they find these people!


and tell me what is the moral difference in killing a little rabbit or a puppy??
You make me vomit.

azza
Sep 16th, 2004, 11:21 PM
Just looking at the rescue workers face is like well words cant describe it :sad:

azza
Sep 16th, 2004, 11:24 PM
That was really nice of you :) Most people would just feel sad and drive off, without doing much about it. Hopefully they'll be ok. And hopefully the asshole that ran over the ducks saw what he did and some day feels like crap for it. There was a case in australia recently where a few SOLDIERS were abusing and eventually killed some kittens in australia. My father is in the army, and said that behaviour like that is generally not tolerated and they're generally removed from the army. I guess some cases go ignored because these guys were charged $2000 i think. A slap on the wrist. No permanent record at all.

Sydney people:
The number for WIRES (Animal rescue group) is:
freecall 1800641188 or 89773333 if you want to put it in your phone ;)
omg :D Thankyou done and done :D

V.Melb
Sep 18th, 2004, 08:18 AM
i am sorry.
you guys are all right and i am wrong. The 5000 rabbits that inhabit my street should all be treated with love, care and respect. they are living creatures.
Who cares if they are causing the EXTINCTION of many local species etc. by running them out of their habitat... let alone damaging crops nation wide and bruising the economy.
They are lovable innocent little creatures.... my heart bleeds for them every moment.

Nothing feels better every morning then to wake up and see all the plants torn up and garden beds ravaged by those gorgeous little fury rabbits!
I especially love it when they run out onto the road and i have to swerve out of the way for dear life.... god knows i would rather take my own life in a car accident then harm ANY of those 40,000 rabbits.

I am clearly a pure evil person to even consider that by killing a few rabbits out of their stuggling population of 40,000 that i would somehow be helping native creatures.

Please accept my sincere apologies guys.

In fact.... i think i am going to go out and start digging holes in my backyard for these rabbits to live in.... hopefully, with time and effort, i can develop a breeding program so they can completely take over the habitat of every other conceivable native ground dwelling animal there is.

Thanks again guys! your harsh words have really changed my attitude!
I will be shure to swerve out of the way and hit that pesky little girl next door when i see one of those precious little rabbits on the road!

V.Melb
Sep 18th, 2004, 08:33 AM
The cost of wild rabbits is more than economic: they cause environmental damage which is often irreparable. The loss of vegetation from rabbit grazing threatens the survival of native birds, mammals, and insects that rely on plants for food and shelter. Rabbits have contributed to the extinction of many native plant and animal species.

Wild rabbits are implicated in the decline of many species of native animals. In the south-east of South Australia, the wombat population declined markedly once rabbits invaded the area. By increasing grazing pressure, rabbits have changed the types of feed available for wombats: adult wombats can cope, but not the young. The bilby (or the rabbit-eared bandicoot) was once common throughout southern Australia. We now know that bilbies usually disappear from an area within 10 years of rabbits arriving. The bilby is now endangered and only found in isolated areas of central Australia where rabbits are absent. Wild rabbits also affect native wildlife by supporting feral predators particularly the European fox.

The value of lost production due to rabbits is more than $115 million annually just for the wool industry in Australia. A new study now puts the total cost to the agricultural industry at around $600 million per year. This doesn't take into account environmental damage and the effects on the sustainability of future landuse.


.... even after reading this.... my heart is still bleeding.... i can't get over the fact that i killed those rabbits. It is eating me up inside. I think i will book an appointment with a phsyscologist, i will sell all my assets in the plight of rabbit survival... donate everyhting i can so that these rabbits may live a comfortable life.... un threatened by unruly citizens who may try to harm them!

Thanks again guys! :D

Mariangelina
Sep 18th, 2004, 11:34 AM
Rabbits have caused damage to the Australian ecosystem. The little punks down the street wreck the ecosystem of my neighbourhood. After your wise words, I think I'll go run them over. It'll do us all a little good.

Did the Aussie government hire you to help control the rabbit population? I think not. Running an animal over with a car is one of the least humane ways to kill it- they often don't die right away, and are simply wounded and die in agony later. :fiery:

No one is asking you to kill yourself in a car crash. If there's nothing you can do to avoid a rabbit without compromising your own safety, it's an accident. Sad and unfortunate, but these things happen. Speeding up to TRY to run over rabbits is entirely different.

Killing "a few rabbits" is not going to make a DENT in your country's rabbit population. It is going to kill a few rabbits, possibly agonizingly. Period. The entire country would have to get a kick out of mashing rabbits for there to be any discernable effect on native creatures.

My neighbourhood is not "infested", but we do have a lot of rabbits, my dad has a big garden, and they will often mooch from the garden. They provoke an occasional swear word, but that's all, and usually we find them quite entertaining. With all those precious gardens, people basically put out rabbit supermarkets and then get upset when the rabbits DARE to damage human aesthetics.

Rabbits have contributed to the extinction of many species? Sure, but that's because stupid people put them there in the first place. And then there's the human race's effect on the environment. Running over the entire population of the United States would help the environment quite a lot, but that doesn't make it right. We- and that includes you- have fucked up this planet so bad it will take countless years to repair itself, and frankly the damage done by rabbits is incredibly tiny in comparison.

I suspect all these "noble ideals" are just avoiding the fact that you think running over rabbits is fun. You're justifying yourself with all this high-and-mighty stuff about protecting the native creatures. You make me even sicker.

Gerri
Sep 18th, 2004, 12:20 PM
Rabbits have caused damage to the Australian ecosystem. The little punks down the street wreck the ecosystem of my neighbourhood. After your wise words, I think I'll go run them over. It'll do us all a little good.

Did the Aussie government hire you to help control the rabbit population? I think not. Running an animal over with a car is one of the least humane ways to kill it- they often don't die right away, and are simply wounded and die in agony later. :fiery:

No one is asking you to kill yourself in a car crash. If there's nothing you can do to avoid a rabbit without compromising your own safety, it's an accident. Sad and unfortunate, but these things happen. Speeding up to TRY to run over rabbits is entirely different.

Killing "a few rabbits" is not going to make a DENT in your country's rabbit population. It is going to kill a few rabbits, possibly agonizingly. Period. The entire country would have to get a kick out of mashing rabbits for there to be any discernable effect on native creatures.

My neighbourhood is not "infested", but we do have a lot of rabbits, my dad has a big garden, and they will often mooch from the garden. They provoke an occasional swear word, but that's all, and usually we find them quite entertaining. With all those precious gardens, people basically put out rabbit supermarkets and then get upset when the rabbits DARE to damage human aesthetics.

Rabbits have contributed to the extinction of many species? Sure, but that's because stupid people put them there in the first place. And then there's the human race's effect on the environment. Running over the entire population of the United States would help the environment quite a lot, but that doesn't make it right. We- and that includes you- have fucked up this planet so bad it will take countless years to repair itself, and frankly the damage done by rabbits is incredibly tiny in comparison.

I suspect all these "noble ideals" are just avoiding the fact that you think running over rabbits is fun. You're justifying yourself with all this high-and-mighty stuff about protecting the native creatures. You make me even sicker.

Well said. It's like the way various governments sanction the killing of seal pups and birds because they eat fish, as if it's their fault fish stocks are being wiped out :rolleyes:

Killing animals for fun is disgusting, I can't understand the mentality of some people.

Sam L
Sep 18th, 2004, 12:33 PM
The problem is that these "youths" will turn on people when they become "adults". Which is scary.

It has to do with psychological problems but also a lot of people who abuse animals and later humans are generally VERY unhappy with their lives. There's obviously something wrong with them and their brains.

For instance, most people like us, in this thread would never have thought about doing this. That's because we're normal people with happy fulfilled lives.

When people abuse animals and other people, they're shouting out to the world for help, with their actions. No, I'm not asking for sympathy for those people, because I have none, but just be happy knowing that they're leading pretty miserable lives.

CondiLicious
Sep 18th, 2004, 08:37 PM
i am sorry.
you guys are all right and i am wrong. The 5000 rabbits that inhabit my street should all be treated with love, care and respect. they are living creatures.
Who cares if they are causing the EXTINCTION of many local species etc. by running them out of their habitat... let alone damaging crops nation wide and bruising the economy.
They are lovable innocent little creatures.... my heart bleeds for them every moment.Then leave it to your government to cull them! Or, if you really want to take it into your own hands then go get yourself a gun and shoot them quickly and relatively painlessly through the head :sad: But what's the point in running them over in your car? It's cruel... and pests or not... they feel pain!

selking
Sep 18th, 2004, 09:37 PM
poor dog. I love dogs.

V.Melb
Sep 18th, 2004, 11:38 PM
Oh. yes i understand that killing rabbits by running over them in cars may be very painful to them!
Thats why i am always certain to reverse the car over them several times to make shure i have finished them off! :devil:
Less pain for them no? :confused: A quicker death!

Anyways.... if you want to research the effect of rabbits on the Australian eco system you guys can go for your life --- then you probably won't think they are so innocent and precious.

Have you ever thought? If a rabbit got the chance.... would it kill you? :p

CC
Sep 19th, 2004, 01:45 AM
I would never purposely kill something with my car. It would creep me out for days.

There are some geese who tend to wander when crossing the street near where I live, and you just have to wait or go around them when you get an opening. There's not much else you can do. I'm afraid if I come out of the car to tell them to hurry up they'll start chasing me, and I wouldn't want that at all.

Veritas
Sep 19th, 2004, 02:07 AM
That is terrible. I cannot believe people can be so cruel towards animals, especially young ones. But then again, we are a generation that chomps down on lamb chops and those grilled beef burgers at fast food outlets.

MinnyGophers
Sep 19th, 2004, 02:34 AM
You really believe that by killing those two-three rabbits, you are doing much to help the "Australian ecosystem"? Because if you really want to "save the world" maybe you should start running over humans. After all, we're the ones destroying the Earth more than anything.
Isn't just the fact of taking something's life enough to make you regret it for at least a short period of time?
Or do you take a personal pleasure of seeing something suffer and die in agony?
I hate insects, and when I kill them I still feel bad.

Andrew.
Sep 19th, 2004, 02:43 AM
Animal cruelty is one of the most fucked up crimes...Not only is it only infliction of pain and torture of an innocent life, but it's a sign of a really fucked up mind. Almost 90% of all serial killers start out by killing/or mutilating animals. And the laws that deal with this are even worse. In Connecticut, the max for animal cruelty (and btw there is no distinction between animal abuse and killing one) is just two years in prision. Freaks that do things like this need to be put away for a way longer time...

Mariangelina
Sep 19th, 2004, 11:08 AM
V. Melb, you seem to really enjoy running over rabbits. I'm sorry, but you are sick.

Rabbits have damaged the Aussie ecosystem by eating things. That's what rabbits do. Stupid humans put them there in the first place. And the human race is many, many thousand times more culpable in the destruction of the planet than rabbits. Maybe you should start running over the children on your street to make sure they don't grow up, reproduce, and cause even more damage to the world ecosystem. :rolleyes:

If a rabbit had a chance, would it kill me? I doubt it, they don't seem to find me very interesting. They either run away if I make noise or ignore me. I can't imagine them having the best intentions toward you, though. :lol:

galadriel
Sep 19th, 2004, 11:18 AM
I have no words :sad: :sad: :sad:

skanky~skanketta
Sep 19th, 2004, 06:36 PM
:sobbing:

those BASTARDS!i wish them all the worst in life!may they live a horrible life, with an infected spine so they cant move and be paralized yet feel pain. BASTARDS!:fiery:

that poor puppy!heartbreaking!i'm so mad right now i could break something!i have 6 dogs myself and i cant imagine how people can be so fucking evil!i wish they were struck down by lightning. or wait. i wish they were paralized, deaf dumb AND blind. i wish they had 1000 fleas in their butts and that their hands were too short to scratch! :mad: :fiery:

that puppy was innocent. and NOBODY has the right to treat an animal that way.

Mariangelina
Sep 19th, 2004, 11:58 PM
I don't understand it either. I just don't get it. That poor little dog. :sad:

I do kind of like the idea of the thousand butt-fleas, but even that seems lenient.

Andrew.
Sep 20th, 2004, 12:07 AM
No, have him to hard time at Rikers. He'll get butt fleas of another kind...

Nikki
Sep 23rd, 2004, 12:03 PM
It turns out the so called rescuer was lying about saving the puppy all along.


http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2004441465,00.html



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TATTOOED Paul Foreman LIED when he claimed he rescued a tortured puppy — because it was HIS.

The whimpering mite had to be put down after suffering terrible injuries in HIS house.

But asked about the six-week-old labrador yesterday, he said: “Stuff the dog.”

Foreman, 31, had claimed he saved the pet from a gang of teenage thugs who were kicking and throwing it like a football.

But he was arrested on suspicion of cruelty to an animal after a tip-off.

The tragic puppy — blind in one eye and brain-damaged — had to be destroyed.

Pictures taken in a carer’s arms shortly before her death broke the nation’s hearts last week.


http://images.thesun.co.uk/picture/0,,2004440654,00.jpgTearful ... Linda Mercer with
the pup before she died


The 31-year-old dad has now admitted to police that he LIED about seeing three teenagers tormenting the dog — and LIED about rescuing it.

He then claimed the injuries had been caused during a “domestic incident” while a very young child played with the pup in his home in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, ten days ago.

Foreman, who has a four-year-old son, took the dog to an animal rescue centre - making up the story about three 13-year-old torturers.

He said he lied because he was worried what the centre would think. Police freed Foreman after questioning on Tuesday.

They said they would not be charging him but the file is being passed to the RSPCA. They are now considering whether to mount their own investigation.

Foreman, 31, refused to talk about the puppy yesterday, except for his “stuff the dog” remark.

Earlier when confronted by The Sun, Foreman said: “Paul who? There’s no Paul lives here.

“I’m not Paul Foreman and I don’t know him. I don’t know anything about a puppy. That one which died did not belong to me. I’ve not had a dog.”

Staff at St Francis Animal Rescue centre, yards from his front door, were incredulous yesterday.

Manager Anne Kirton said: “I am shocked and mystified. Why did he lie? This has really sickened me.

“We see this man every day because he lives close by and we trusted him.

“Everybody’s time has been wasted. A lot of police effort was put into trying to trace the children he claimed abused the puppy.

“I am absolutely disgusted. I feel sick to my stomach. I’d like to know what really happened. When she was put to sleep everyone was devastated.”

She said she had to comfort colleague Linda Mercer — who cuddled the pup for the last picture — as “she found it too much to take.”

Inspector Simon Charlton of South Shields police said yesterday: “A 31-year-old man was arrested and admitted he owned the dog.

“The injuries to the dog resulted from a domestic incident inside the house.”

MinnyGophers
Sep 23rd, 2004, 03:12 PM
... this is just plain sad... there is no other words... disgusting, pathetic, immoral...
i can't believe they are not gonna charge him... this guy should be thrown in jail and get gang raped

Shenanigans
Sep 23rd, 2004, 03:28 PM
These things just make me angry and sad but also thankfull to all those people who work in animal shelters who do such a great job caring for abused and unwanted animals.

skanky~skanketta
Sep 23rd, 2004, 03:38 PM
everytime i see the pic i can hear the puppy's yelps of pain. what did it do wrong? i'm so mad all over again!ARGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!

:sobbing: :sobbing:

skanky~skanketta
Sep 23rd, 2004, 03:41 PM
that son of a bitch!
besides being a cruel ass cold hearted asshole, he is ugly with uglier tattoes!ugh!


yes, a shoutout of admiration and respect to everyone who volunteers and works for animal shelters.


and to all those of u who have pets, treat them with love and care ok. they're here for US to take care of them.

CondiLicious
Sep 23rd, 2004, 05:44 PM
Well, this upset a lot of people in the UK and his photo is in quite a few newspapers so... If I were him I'd be watching my back constantly...