Youngstown, OH – Help dead & tortured dogs find justice!

In October, High Caliber K-9 dog training/boarding/daycare business was raided after a woman called police to report that she could not get her dog back from the facility. Humane agents found 7 dead dogs and 12 starving, neglected dogs. Both those living and dead were practically bare bones and living in poor conditions. “Bones, carcasses, decay, it was horrible, it was enough to make you gag and throw up and cry”, said Nikole Owen CEO of Animal Charity.15 counts of animal cruelty and neglect were filed against the owner of the facility, but he is only being brought up on 4 in court. The owners of the dogs need your help to get justice for their dogs! Please, spread the word about this horrible act of animal cruelty. Please contact the following people and demand that Steve Croley pay for what he’s done!


Joseph “Jay” R. Macejko
4th floor city hall

26 South Phelps Street

Youngstown Ohio 44503

PHONE: 330.742.8791

FAX: 330.742.8794

Judge Robert A. Douglas, Jr. Youngstown Municipal Court 26 South Phelps Street Youngstown, Ohio 44503 PHONE: 330.742.8857 FAX: 330.742.8725 Email for the Judge’s (Judge Robert A. Douglas, Jr.) assistant: lblum@turningpointcs.com   Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul J. Gains 21 West Boardman Street, 6th Floor Youngstown, OH 44503 Phone: 330.740.2330 Fax: 330.740.2008 Ohio State Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers Attorney General of Ohio State Office Tower 30 E. Broad St.,17th floor Columbus, OH 43215  PHONE: 877-244-6446 WEBSITE CONTACT FORM: http://www.ag4ohio.gov/Public/details.aspx?s=222 

Contact info for Mayor Jay Williams
1st Floor, City Hall
26 South Phelps Street
Youngstown , OH 44503
Office Phone:330.742.8701
FAX:330.743.1335
EMAIL: Mayor@CityofYoungstownOH.com Contact info for Governor Ted Strickland
Governor’s Office Riffe Center, 30th Floor
77 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-6108
Constituent Helpline: 614.644.4357
General Info: 614.466.3555
Fax: 614.466.9354

Go HERE to view and sign the petition.

Go HERE to visit the Nitro Foundation, a page set up by the owners of one of the deceased dogs. It includes detailed information about the case, court info, updates, case photos, and more.

The trial date is set for December 18, 2008 @ 1:30 pm at the following address:

Youngstown Municipal Court
26 South Phelps Street
Youngstown, Ohio 44503

Help get justice for Karley, a puppy beaten to death!

On Nov 3rd., 2008, Karley got out of HER yard.(speculation is that the susp. MAY have let her out of her yard)  Karley went directly to a neighbors yard.  This neighbor started to walk Karley back to her residence when the susp., GLYNN JOHNSON, an ASSISTANT CHIEF with the LA COUNTY FIRE DEPT. intercepted the neighbor & said that he would take Karley back home.  The original neighbor, who later said that he didn’t have a good feeling about doing this, agreed to let Johnson take her home.  It was in a matter of SECONDS, that Johnson started beating Karley with his CLOSED FISTS.  When the original neighbor saw this, he ran down his driveway to Johnsons yard to stop the beating.  Before he could get there, Johnson was witnessed PRYING Karley’s mouth open.  By doing this, he BROKE her jaw.  He then grabbed a LARGE ROCK & started beating Karley over the head with it.  The other neighbor was able to distract Johnson long enough for Karley to escape.  Karley then ran & hid under a bush.  Karley had the WILL to live but her injuries were BEYOND repairable.  She had a crushed skull, broken jaw, swelling of the brain & more.  Karley had to make her journey to the Rainbow Bridge. 

The suspect later went to the hospital, CLAIMING that he was ATTACKED by Karley.  He had bite wounds to his thumb.  He later called his supervisor to tell him what had taken place…that he had to kill his neighbors dog because he had been attacked. 

To this date, Johnson has REFUSED to cooperate with Riverside, Ca. Sheriff’s Dept.  To this date, Johnson is STILL with the LA County Fire Dept. As of this date, Johnson is on PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE.

We are asking for signatures in order to get this suspect charged with the BRUTAL killing of his neighbors dog, Karley.
 
We are also asking that you write to the Riverside District Attorney.  Here’s that information:  CHUCK HUGHES, Riverside County DA…4075 Main St….Riverside, Ca.  92501

Please visit Karley’s website created by her owners: http://justice4karley.com/index.html
 
Please do what you can to help.  And PLEASE, PASS THIS PETITION ON TO YOUR FRIENDS.  We need all the signatures we can get: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/justice-4-Karle

On behalf of KARLEY, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Karley may be gone, but she WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.  Karley, you are loved to the moon & back.

Thank you

 

How to report and stop internet animal abuse

Many of you may have unfortunately come into contact with some form of evidence or advertisement of animal abuse on the internet. It occurs anywhere from individual websites, forums, blogs, online marketplaces, and video sharing sites. Not only does this abuse harm animals, but it puts people at danger too. Scrupulous criminals often use animals as a ploy to trap people or trick them into giving them money. It is EXTREMELY important that any evidence of animal abuse is reported to the appropriate authorities! Most turn the other way or don’t bother reporting it because they don’t think it’s that important or don’t want to go through the process. But if not you, then who? If not now, when? So here is a guide on how to easily report and deal with internet animal abuse.

  • If I see animal cruelty on the Internet, what should I do?
    • Immediately contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, at http://www.ic3.gov/. The website will direct you to the page where you can file your complaint. At first glance, it may appear that the website will only consider complaints of Internet monetary fraud. However, IC3 is the proper venue for all Internet crimes, including animal abuse.
    • IC3 can best process your complaint if the information you provide is as detailed and complete as possible. This includes providing the complete URL (website address) for the website that displayed the suspected animal cruelty.
    • Even if you are located outside the United States, IC3 will review your report as long as the suspected abuser is located in the United States.
  •   What happens after I file a report with the IC3?
    • IC3 will email your report ID and password to you, along with a link to an area on the IC3 website where you can view your report and enter any additional information.
    • Upon receipt of your report, IC3 will carefully evaluate it and refer it to the appropriate federal, state, local or international law enforcement or regulatory agencies. Every report that is referred is sent to one or more law enforcement or regulatory agencies that have jurisdiction over the matter. At that point, the report may be assigned to an investigator. IC3 cannot guarantee that your complaint will be investigated.
  • What else can I do?
    • Because abusive content often violates the user agreement that the creator of the website has signed with the Internet Service Provider (ISP), notifying the ISP about the abusive content may result in the website being removed from the Internet.
    • To make a report to the ISP, you need to determine who hosts the website. To do that, go to http://www.domaintools.com/, enter the website URL in the “Whois Lookup” search box and click on the search button. Scroll down the results page until you find the numerical Internet Protocol (IP) address assigned to the website. Then go to http://www.arin.net/(American Registry for Internet Numbers) and enter that IP address in the “Search WHOIS” box and click on the search button. The search results page will provide information about the ISP that hosts the website. The page also might display information about how to report abuse. If it does not, go to www.search.org/programs/hightech/ispand find the complete contact information for the ISP on the list. All of this information should also be included in your FBI complaint form, where possible.
    • If you believe an animal is in immediate harm, and if the location is known, contact local police and your local FBI branch office as soon as possible. To locate your local FBI branch, visit http://www.fbi.gov/contact/fo/fo.htm.
  • How does the law currently handle Internet animal cruelty?
    Because communications through the Internet have the ability to cross state lines, the Internet is largely governed by federal law. Improving the federal laws as they pertain to Internet animal abuse is critical. Currently, only a few federal laws address the issue directly:

    • The Crush Act (P.L.106-152) penalizes the display of acts of cruelty and sexual abuse of animals that is intended for interstate commerce. If convicted, offenders may receive up to five years in prison or a large fine. Two criteria must be met before this statute applies: 1) actual abuse must occur and 2) the website in question must intend to sell the images across state lines. In other words, a website may legally display images of animal cruelty and sexual abuse under this law as long as it is not charging visitors for access or otherwise selling the images. In 2005, the first conviction under this statute occurred in a federal district court in Virginia.
    • The Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act (P.L. 110-27) strengthens the ability of law enforcement to combat animal fighting by providing felony penalties for interstate commerce, import and export related to animal fighting activities, including commerce in cockfighting weapons. Each violation of this federal law is punishable by up to three years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine for perpetrators.
    • Internet Hunting: The Computer-Assisted Remote Hunting Act (H.R. 2711/S. 2422) is a pending federal bill introduced by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). It seeks to prohibit knowingly making available a “computer-assisted remote hunt” (using a computer or other device, equipment or software to control the aiming and discharge of a weapon to hunt).
  • Visit HERE to find the latest news on animal cruelty cases and laws, find local animal cruelty cases, learn how to fight animal cruelty, sign up for action alerts, and more.