Convicted Animal Abuser Gets Abused Dog Back

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  1. optimusprime42

    optimusprime42 Autobot Leader

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    here's the link http://www.wlwt.com/news/13826440/detail.html

    OXFORD, Ohio -- A man who was convicted of animal cruelty will be allowed to get his dog back, but he must follow a list of conditions to care for the animal.

    Otis Clark, of Somerville, pleaded no contest last month to charges related to the abuse of his 2-year-old dog, China, and he petitioned to get it back.

    The dog was found with a chain so deeply imbedded in its neck, it required surgery to remove it... “(The wound) was so infected, it cleared the office out,” said Jim Wolfe, a volunteer at the animal shelter. “(The smell) was terrible.”

    Judge Robert Lyons allowed Clark to care for the dog, provided that it is licensed and is not tied up.

    Read the judge's requirements

    The dog also must be checked every 90 days by a veterinarian, and if Clark does not comply with the judge’s orders he will be considered in violation of his probation.

    Clark must read a book on dog care given to him by the court and is subject to random home visits by a probation officer.

    If he violates the terms of his probation, Clark must forfeit the dog and would face up to 180 days in jail.

    Animal activists are angry that Clark was able to get the dog back, blaming the prosecutor and judge for engaging in a "closed door" deal with Clark.

    “It was outrageous (and) incredible that a judge would give somebody like that back a dog when they didn't even take car of it to begin with,” said animal lover Garri Guecking.

    Prosecutors said they objected to returning the dog to Clark but were bound to respect the judge’s decision.

    However, Butler County Prosecutor Robin Piper said Monday afternoon that he would refer the case to the appellate division in hopes of having the decision overturned.

    Animal welfare activists planned a rally outside Butler County courthouse for Thursday, Aug. 16, from noon to 2 p.m.
     
  2. Bryan

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    The judge didn't exactly just hand the dog over. I don't know the specifics of the abuse, but it sounds like the judge is taking measures to ensure the dog's safety.
     
  3. wavelength

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    #please note that from this point on in this post, i will appear to you to be cold and evil, but this is born out of a hatred of dgs. i will not be held responsible for insults againsty people whi like this subgroup of the mammal classifacation.#

    stupid things should be lumped together.

    #once again, i will not be held responsible for any insult caused by this post, due to my hatred explained in the previous warning#
     
  4. KnightSaberAmi

    KnightSaberAmi Nyan Nyan

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    I'm not a dog lover myself but this is one of those WTF moments. Seriously he lets the chain get imbedded in the dog's neck, do you seriously think that poor animal is even going to make it to its first exam? Sounds like the asshole wants the poor thing returned for payback. Asshole should be barred from owning an animal ever again. Violate that and go to jail. That judge is a total fucktard. Period.
     
  5. redsquadron

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    Why does he want the dog back if it's such a hardship to look after him?
    I actually prefer dogs to a lot of people.
     
  6. Bryan

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    I like saying things, and then announcing that I can't be held responsible for saying it just because. So please note that from this point on, I will appear to be cold and evil, but this is born out of a distaste for idiotic posts. I will not be held responsible for insults againt posters who make idiotic posts.

    You should be lumped with stupid things. I hope that something terrible and horrible happens to you.

    Once again, I will not be held responsible for any insult caused by this post, due to my distaste explained in the previous warning.
    Word. Like, say, some posters here.
     
  7. Cobalt Agent

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    That's good. Hopefully he follows the judges conditions so taxpayers don't have to pay for another stupid case that gets to a court.
     
  8. optimusprime42

    optimusprime42 Autobot Leader

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    i heard a woman on the news locked her rot in a kennel on the front porch
    during the hot temps.... she went to tennessee
     
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    The best measure the judge could have taken would be to make sure the dog ended up with someone who actually cares about it, and not send it back to the motherfucker that abused it in the first place.
     
  10. cambaprecoz

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    I totally agree with you.
     
  11. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    Let's see how things go from there on...
     

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