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MessageSujet: Abused dogs   Sam 27 Juil - 14:20

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Sign petition: Punishment for the man who crippled Mima
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To Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov
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On March 26th Dobromir Donchev from Drianovo, Bulgaria found Mima lying crippled near his home. All four paws of the 5-years -old female dog were axed. Donchev took Mima to the vet immediately where she was stabilised. Nevertheless Mima will be most probably put to sleep. Her paws were cut in such a barberic way that it is almost impossible to be replaced.
Mima's owner is sure the crime was done by a neighbour because of an old fight. But there is nothing he can do about it. There is no zoo police in Bulgaria and no proper punishment for such acts.
Young people from Drianovo now, are gathering signatures asking the Bulgarian Prime Minister for justice. Please show your support and hopefully this case will set the long waited changes of Bulgarian Law against Animal abuse.

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MessageSujet: Re: Abused dogs   Sam 27 Juil - 15:01

july 25,2013

Donate now !!!!!!!!!

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-mima-get-her-orthotic-leg-splints/71304

Mima was Rescued from the Country of Bulgaria. She was severely abused by a neighbor, who cut all 4 of her leg's off with an axe. She was Transported out of Bullgaria and now lives in her Forever Home in Germany!

Her Wonderful mom, "Eva Linkogel" can't afford to get her Orthotic Leg Splints for her Crippled leg's. She really needs our help to buy them for Mima. Please, won't you help this poor little girl that's been through so much in her lifetime? Thank you so much.
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MessageSujet: Re: Abused dogs   Sam 27 Juil - 15:07

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Mima was Rescued from the Country of Bulgaria. She was severely abused by a neighbor, who cut all 4 of her leg's off with an axe. She was Transported out of Bullgaria and now lives in her Forever Home in Germany!

Her Wonderful mom, "Eva Linkogel" can't afford to get her Orthotic Leg Splints for her Crippled leg's. She really needs our help to buy them for Mima. Please, won't you help this poor little girl that's been through so much in her lifetime? Thank you so much.
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MessageSujet: Re: Abused dogs   Lun 29 Juil - 16:18

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When Patrick was found, he was emaciated and abandoned. His cruel owner starved him until he was nearly dead, threw him down a garbage chute that was 22 stories high and left him for dead. A maintenance worker found the poor puppy before he was put into the trash compactor, cold and almost dead.

The City of Newark Animal Control was contacted and ACO Arthur Skinner picked up the dog and brought him directly to the Humane Society. This was his amazing transformation:

When Patrick was found, he was so badly emaciated he was thought to be dead.
When Patrick was found, he was so badly emaciated he was thought to be dead.

His bones stuck out all over his body, his eyes bulged and he was begging for help.
His bones stuck out all over his body, his eyes bulged and he was begging for help.

He was a skeleton of a dog.
He was a skeleton of a dog.

He was given fluids immediately; his case was so severe that vets weren’t sure if he could be saved.
He was given fluids immediately; his case was so severe that vets weren't sure if he could be saved.

Slowly, he realized he was in good hands.
Slowly, he realized he was in good hands.

His treatment before was cruel, but he was about to change.
His treatment before was cruel, but he was about to change.

Day by day, he improved. He gained weight, he grew back fur and he began to look like a dog.
Day by day, he improved. He gained weight, he grew back fur and he began to look like a dog.

Then, he was unrecognizable he looked so healthy.
Then, he was unrecognizable he looked so healthy.

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Patrick the wonder dog, acting like dogs should.
Patrick the wonder dog, acting like dogs should.

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Thank you to every volunteer and vet that helped restore Patrick to glory; his transformation is unbelievable.
Thank you to every volunteer and vet that helped restore Patrick to glory; his transformation is unbelievable.


He was given a blood transfusion, a bath and 24 hour emergency care for the longest time. He was named Patrick after St. Patrick; his rescuers thought he was lucky. He should have been dead, but he grew into a happy and healthy dog.

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MessageSujet: Re: Abused dogs   Mar 30 Juil - 10:40

july 30th 2013

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=400003533439670&set=a.357458844360806.1073741828.356601937779830&type=1&theater

6th Tortured Dog Found Thrown On Missouri Roadside

A male Pit Bull Terrier was found dead today on Highway 60 near the State trooper Headquarter E. When MoDot workers found him his jaw had been wrapped in some sort of wise to prevent him from being able to open his mouth, plus his jaw was obviously broken. This dog also had some minor scarring on his front feet.

More disturbingly, over the last two weeks, MoDot workers have found five Pit Bull Terriers and an American Bulldog while out working. All of the dogs have been found in ditches and all had suffered massive injuries to include broken bones, broken jaws, and large wounds all over their bodies. It appears that all injuries were intentionally inflicted on these dogs by some evil person or people.

MoDot workers stated that three of the dogs were found at Route AA near Miner, MO., two were found on HWY 61 heading towards Grant City, MO, and one was found on Highway 60 close to State Troopers Headquarter E in Sikeston, MO.

No one knows if these dogs are being stolen, of they are getting them off dogs listed on Craigslist as “Free to good home” or what, but someone out there knows where this dog came from and more importantly, someone knows who is responsible for these horrific crimes. Authorities said even if the people responsible are caught nothing can be done unless they can find the dog’s owners to know where they came from.

http://www.examiner.com/article/6th-dead-bully-breed-dog-found-after-being-tortured-to-death-missouri?cid=m-next-top
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MessageSujet: Re: Abused dogs   Mar 30 Juil - 15:53

JULY 25TH 2013

http://thehendricksonpost.com/florida-women-facing-jail-time-for-animal-abuse/

Florida Women facing Jail Time for Animal Abuse

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Pineallas County, FL – A 32-year-old women, Cogdell, let her puppy sit for weeks with a rubber band around his nose. She has been been found guilty and sentenced for her crime.

The puppy is a Yorkshire Terrier-Poodle mix named Sox. He was discovered in December 2011 when Cogdell’s children told a school employee that their mom was letting a dog die in the bathroom.

The school employee informed the SPCA and they investigated Cogdell’s home. They discovered Sox with a rubber band tightly wrapped around his nose. It was so tight that in started to grow into his flesh and also caused him trouble to even breath.

Cogdell claimed that she did nothing wrong. Her lawyer, Vincent Massaro, argued that his client was not guilty, she was just an “imperfect pet owner.”

The jury only deliberated for 20 minutes before coming to their final verdict. Cogdell is sentenced to six months jail and is now prohibited from owning dogs for the remainder of her life.

Cogdell said she didn’t notice the rubber band around his nose. She stated after her guilty verdict, “I don’t think I did anything wrong.”

Addition to Cogdell’s jail time she will pay the restitution to the Tampa Bay SPCA who cared for Sox as he recovered.

Sox is now with a new loving family.


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MessageSujet: Re: Abused dogs   Sam 26 Oct - 12:35



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Two teens suspected in burning of puppy now in custody
A Jack Russell terrier puppy that was apparently set on fire Oct. 29 was treated at Buffalo Small Animal Hosptial. The dog was totally covered with burns, including third-degree burns on 30 percent of his body.
A Jack Russell terrier puppy that was apparently set on fire Oct. 29 was treated at Buffalo Small Animal Hosptial. The dog was totally covered with burns, including third-degree burns on 30 percent of his body. Derek Gee/News file photo

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on November 13, 2012 - 9:01 PM, updated November 14, 2012 at 8:22 AM


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Head technician Judi Bunge cares for a Jack Russell terrier, now named Phoenix, that was set afire Oct. 29 as the puppy is treated in Buffalo Small Animal Hosptial.
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Two Buffalo teenagers suspected of setting a Jack Russell terrier ablaze last month were taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and likely will face felony animal-cruelty charges as early as this morning, Buffalo police said.

The suspects, ages 17 and 19, were not identified and had not yet been charged Tuesday night. They were arrested by detectives from the Ferry-Fillmore District, thanks to tips from the East Side community where the 16-month-old terrier, who has since been named Phoenix, was found burning.

The severely burned dog is recuperating in the Buffalo Small Animal Hospital.

Police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said at a Tuesday night news conference outside Police Headquarters that “a tip over the weekend led to the case going into high gear” and resulted in Tuesday’s arrests.

Both suspects have prior involvement in the criminal-justice system, police said.

“Buffalo police have two individuals in custody, and charges are being finalized,” DeGeorge said.

“This weekend, the case really picked up steam,” he added, thanks to tips from the public, which has become emotionally involved in the case since the puppy was found Oct. 29 in a yard on Herman Street.

There was no update on whether the dog might be adopted, but DeGeorge said Phoenix’s condition was “somewhat improved.”

DeGeorge declined to comment when asked about a possible motive for the burning of the dog, but he confirmed that the suspects in custody knew the dog.

Veterinarians have performed skin grafting on the puppy’s neck and arm pits and taken dead tissue off its ears. They are also working to save the puppy’s left hind leg.

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MessageSujet: Re: Abused dogs   Ven 7 Fév - 16:29

april 6,2013

Borko's story

Bulgaria: Lynch Mob Beats Defenceless Crippled Doggy

My name is Borko, last May I was beaten so badly that my spine was broken.

I was taken in by a loving family, my Daddy is a Bulgarian Doctor and a very kind man. Now my Daddy is being persecuted in our village because he helps the poor strays like me.
The people want my family and me out and there was a mob sent to our home with a film crew. I was attacked and beaten again in my own garden. PLEASE share for us and let the world know that the Government in Bulgaria are not enforcing the law against acts of cruelty and that they are allowing the kind people who help animals like me to be persecuted and removed from their home.

Watch the video here, and you will see why you need to sign and share>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCnRYYxzaro

This happened in the village of Selcha (Селча), Municipality of Devin, District of Smolyan in Southern Bulgaria.
The man seen beating Borko is said to be a Borian Dafinov Kirov.

Please send this video link:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=589874617690272

or the You Tube version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCnRYYxzaro
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MessageSujet: Re: Abused dogs   Ven 7 Fév - 16:36


An update about the campaign to
Justice for Borko. Demand the Bulgarian Government take action on Animal cruelty!
35,636 people have helped this campaign
Update #4 · Apr 6, 2013
Update on April 06, 2013
Everyone, please go here
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-952130 (http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-952130)
and at the bottom, click on the green option that reads
"This belongs on CNN"
It will require you to register, but please don't let this be a deterrent from doing what is right. If you are sincere about bringing national attention to this heinous crime and want justice for Borko, please do this.
Only if CNN receives enough votes will it be aired. Make a difference and please do this!

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-952130 (http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-952130)
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MessageSujet: Re: Abused dogs   Ven 7 Fév - 18:04

borko

'BORKO' TALE OF A CRIPPLED DOG (DVD - BLUE RAY)

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8 DE MAYO DE 2013

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Borko the crippled dog attacked - Help us stop animal abuse in Bulgaria

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MessageSujet: Re: Abused dogs   Mer 19 Fév - 15:54

30th december 2013

A terrific year for cats and dogs
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Dear Jenny,

The purr of a warm cat curled up on someone's lap ... the excited bark of a dog happy to see guests arrive. The holiday season is a time of shared joy with the loved ones in our lives, human and nonhuman alike.

But right now in markets and fur farms across China, dogs, cats, and other animals are enduring almost unbelievable agony for the cruel global skins trade. During the last year alone, some 2 million dogs and cats (most just like those who may share your home) are believed to have been routinely bludgeoned and skinned—often while alive—in Chinese live-animal markets.

Undercover investigators from PETA Asia, PETA Germany, and other animal groups have repeatedly documented how skin is ripped from the bodies of sensitive animals, only to be made into coat collars, boot linings, and fur trinkets. Thanks in part to the tireless efforts of PETA and our international affiliates, more and more caring people in China and around the world are speaking out against this cruelty. But the growing success of this work depends on one key factor: the generous support of compassionate individuals like you.

There's only one day left in 2013. Will you commit to making the new year a better one for animals by making a donation before this year ends?

With your help this new year, PETA can do even more to challenge the global trade in animal skins, shut down cruel tests on animals, expose the truth about factory farming, and stand up to hideous animal abuse whenever and wherever it occurs. Together with the help of our more than 3 million members and supporters, in the last year PETA has:
Revealed the shocking cruelty of the angora fur industry in China—an investigation by our affiliate PETA Asia documented that angora rabbits scream in pain and terror as their fur is ripped from their bodies. The footage has already made national news in the U.S. and is opening thousands of people's eyes to the truth about angora.

Convinced more retailers to end the sale of fur or exotic-animal skins and inspired major corporations, including Coleman and Ann Taylor, to make history by refusing to sell the feathers of abused ducks and geese for down.

Mobilized thousands to help defeat dangerous "ag-gag" bills in almost a dozen states so that PETA undercover investigators can continue to expose horrific cruelty on factory farms.

Organized more than 1,000 protests and public demonstrations that captured media attention and opened the eyes of millions to the plight of abused and neglected animals.
This is just a tiny sampling of what we accomplished together in 2013. With your help today, we're sure to do even more for animals in the new year.

Please make a generous year-end gift right now and make a difference for cats, dogs, and other animals throughout 2014.

Thank you for being committed to animals. You're helping PETA alleviate suffering and save lives every day.
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MessageSujet: Re: Abused dogs   Ven 16 Mai - 16:01

June 28 th of 2010

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Maximum charges and penalties for Gerald McKinney for dog abuse
 
Gerald McKinney is being charged with mutilating an animal, a Class D felony, and animal cruelty, a Class A misdemeanor after he beat his pit bull Bootsie at his girlfriend's home in St. Joseph County, Indiana when the dog supposedly became aggressive. Then, police say McKinney tried to bury the dog alive in the yard with the help of his son.  The dog was underneath two heavy blankets and "barely breathing."  One of the dog's eyeballs was missing, and its face was bloody and distorted from the bat strikes.  The dog tried to get up when police llifted the blankets that covered the dog, but it could not stand due to broken ribs and legs.  South Bend Animal Control officers decided the dog's injuries were too severe and the animal was put down.
McKinney tried to bury the dog alive in the yard with the help of his son.

Just as we will not accept violence being committed against people, we cannot allow animal torturers to walk our streets unpunished.

To:
MICHAEL A. DVORAK, ST JOSEPH COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
We the undersigned are requesting that if Gerald McKinney, who is charged with animal mutilation and animal cruelty, is convicted that he be sentenced to the maximum amount of jail time, fines and other penalties allowable under Indiana law.
Mr. McKinney is accused of severly beating, with a baseball bat, a young named Bootsie on August 4, 2010 then attempting to bury the dog alive to cover up his crimes.
We are requesting that no plea bargains be offered to Mr. McKinney which may result in his being charged with lesser crimes and consequently receive lighter sentences.
We abhor animal cruelty, torture and other abuse. It is our wish that messages be sent to those who would commit those types of crime that society will not stand for violence being committed upon animals any more than we will allow it to go unnoticed when committed against humans.
Please, hear our plea and consider it strongly when it comes to sentencing for Mr. McKinney should he be found guilty of the animal mutilation and cruelty crimes with which he is charged.
Sincerely,
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McKinney acquitted of felony in South Bend dog beating case
Robyn Lamoreux
by Robyn Lamoreux
Petition Organizer
Thank you all so much for signing and sharing. We made a good effort. I am just hoping McKinney will be sentenced to the max for the misdemeanor charge and that no plea bargaining is done.
Keep fighting the good fight!
Rest peacefully Bootsie.

Ongoing Trial Info
Robyn Lamoreux
by Robyn Lamoreux
Petition Organizer
The scene in the backyard of a home on Greenleaf Lane last summer was as disturbing as it was tragic: A pitbull, battered and barely breathing, lying beside a freshly dug grave with a bloody baseball bat nearby.

Inside the home were a half-dozen teenagers and 41-year-old Gerald McKinney.

This week, a six-person jury will decide whether McKinney was responsible for the mutilation of the dog, named Bootsie. McKinney's trial began Thursday in St. Joseph Superior Court and is expected to end today.

He faces two charges, mutilating an animal, a Class D felony, and animal cruelty, a Class A misdemeanor.

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Aug. 4, when South Bend police were called to 5002 Greenleaf Lane after neighbors heard yelling and the cries of a dog. Bootsie's injuries were so severe she had to be put down.

No one was arrested the night of the incident, but in October, McKinney was arrested and charged with the crimes

Chief Deputy Prosecutor Mark Roule told jurors on Thursday that McKinney admitted to an investigator on the night of the incident that he beat the dog.

But Gary Griner, McKinney's defense attorney, argued that perhaps someone else beat the dog that night, and disputed whether McKinney's statements amounted to a "confession."

Griner told the jury that Bootsie had become "out of control" earlier that day and bitten a teen who lived at the house. Griner said the teen and his friends had locked the dog in the bathroom and called his mother, Danielle Luton, for help.

Luton, who was at work, called McKinney, her on-again, off-again boyfriend, to go to the house and check on the dog. Griner said McKinney moved the dog into the backyard then went back in the house and fell asleep.

McKinney was awakened by an investigating police officer, and was unaware that the dog had just been beaten nearly to death.

"The issue here is whether Gerald McKinney is the one who actually beat the dog, or whether it was someone else," Griner said.

Thursday's trial included graphic images of the beaten dog on a large screen in the courtroom.

One juror covered her mouth at the sight.

Griner objected to admitting the images into evidence, arguing they were unnecessarily graphic and would illicit an emotional response from jurors, but his objection was overruled by Judge Jane Woodward Miller.

Chuck LeMaire, the South Bend animal control officer called to the scene, described Bootsie's injuries to the jury, saying the dog was so badly maimed it was taking labored breaths every three or four seconds.

"It was covered in blood," he said. "... The skull appeared crushed, the jaw was broken on both sides, and was hanging loose when I felt it."

LeMaire said he questioned Luton's son about what happened and the son pointed to McKinney and said, "You did it."

LeMaire said McKinney acted surprised at the accusation, "but it was my perception he was feigning surprise, stalling maybe."

According to LeMaire, McKinney then admitted that he had beaten the dog inside the house.

"I asked him directly if he was the one that hit the dog (in the house) ... and he said, 'Yeah, I did it.'"

LeMaire testified that McKinney made the statement with his shoulders slumped, looking down and in a low tone of voice.

Judge Miller adjourned the trial for the day before LeMaire was finished with his testimony and before Griner cross-examined him.

The trial will resume today at 9:15 a.m.

If convicted, McKinney would face up to three years in prison for the felony charge, and one year in the St. Joseph County Jail for the misdemeanor.

State prison records indicate that McKinney has served time for three battery convictions and, most recently, an armed robbery out of Kosciusko County.

McKinney was scheduled to go on trial in April, but the judge declared a mistrial after the defense and prosecution were unable to find impartial jurors out of a pool of 22, blaming pretrial publicity.

On Thursday, a six-person jury and two alternates were impaneled within less than five hours.

In 6 days Gerald McKinney will be back in court.
Robyn Lamoreux
by Robyn Lamoreux
Petition Organizer
From June 3, 2011
A South Bend man accused of nearly beating his pit bull to death is due in court Friday.

Gerald McKinney, 40, faces animal mutilation and animal cruelty charges.

Police say last September he beat his pit bull "Bootsie" at his girlfriend's home when the dog got aggressive. Then, police say McKinney tried to bury the dog alive in the yard with the help of his son.

The animal later died.

A mistrial was declared before his trial in April because they could not find enough jurors who were impartial.

His trial is scheduled to begin on June 23

From April 15, 2011:

The trial of a man accused of beating his dog nearly to death last summer ended before it had barely begun Thursday afternoon in St. Joseph Superior Court.

Gerald McKinney's defense attorney, Gary Griner, asked the judge to declare a mistrial after it became clear that seating an impartial jury would be difficult.

Several potential jurors told the attorneys they were familiar with the case because of pretrial publicity and had already formed opinions about McKinney's role in the crime, court officials said.

The county had called 28 people as potential jurors, but only 22 showed up to court Thursday morning, according to court records. From that pool, attorneys needed to select six people for the jury.

The potential jurors had also reportedly discussed the case among themselves as they were waiting for jury selection to begin.

St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Jane Woodward Miller granted Griner's request, and a new trial date for McKinney was set for 10 a.m. June 23.

"It's frustrating," said St. Joseph County Deputy Prosecutor Mark Roule, who is representing the state in the case. "Because the defense was ready to go, and the state was ready to go."

McKinney, 41, is facing one count of mutilating an animal, a class D felony , and one count of animal cruelty, a class A misdemeanor.

A pitbull, bloody and barely breathing, was found in the backyard of his residence on Greenleaf Lane on Aug. 4, according to prosecutors. A freshly dug grave and two bloody baseball bats were nearby, police reported.

Police arrived at the house to find McKinney asleep and a group of six to eight juveniles inside.

McKinney is being held in the St. Joseph County Jail. His next court date is June 3.

Reached 4 signatures
Robyn Lamoreux
by Robyn Lamoreux
Petition Organizer
The trial of a man accused of beating his dog nearly to death last summer ended before it had barely begun Thursday afternoon in St. Joseph Superior Court.

Gerald McKinney's defense attorney, Gary Griner, asked the judge to declare a mistrial after it became clear that seating an impartial jury would be difficult.

Several potential jurors told the attorneys they were familiar with the case because of pretrial publicity and had already formed opinions about McKinney's role in the crime, court officials said.

The county had called 28 people as potential jurors, but only 22 showed up to court Thursday morning, according to court records. From that pool, attorneys needed to select six people for the jury.

The potential jurors had also reportedly discussed the case among themselves as they were waiting for jury selection to begin.

St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Jane Woodward Miller granted Griner's request, and a new trial date for McKinney was set for 10 a.m. June 23.

"It's frustrating," said St. Joseph County Deputy Prosecutor Mark Roule, who is representing the state in the case. "Because the defense was ready to go, and the state was ready to go."

McKinney, 41, is facing one count of mutilating an animal, a class D felony , and one count of animal cruelty, a class A misdemeanor.

A pitbull, bloody and barely breathing, was found in the backyard of his residence on Greenleaf Lane on Aug. 4, according to prosecutors. A freshly dug grave and two bloody baseball bats were nearby, police reported.

Police arrived at the house to find McKinney asleep and a group of six to eight juveniles inside.

McKinney is being held in the St. Joseph County Jail. His next court date is June 3.
Please continue to share this petition. It's not over and we must be the voice for Bootsie and all of the other animals that endure horrendous abuse on a daily basis.

Robyn Lamoreux
by Robyn Lamoreux
Petition Organizer
The trial of a man accused of beating his dog nearly to death last summer ended before it had barely begun Thursday afternoon in St. Joseph Superior Court.

Gerald McKinney's defense attorney, Gary Griner, asked the judge to declare a mistrial after it became clear that seating an impartial jury would be difficult.

Several potential jurors told the attorneys they were familiar with the case because of pretrial publicity and had already formed opinions about McKinney's role in the crime, court officials said.

The county had called 28 people as potential jurors, but only 22 showed up to court Thursday morning, according to court records. From that pool, attorneys needed to select six people for the jury.

The potential jurors had also reportedly discussed the case among themselves as they were waiting for jury selection to begin.

St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Jane Woodward Miller granted Griner's request, and a new trial date for McKinney was set for 10 a.m. June 23.

"It's frustrating," said St. Joseph County Deputy Prosecutor Mark Roule, who is representing the state in the case. "Because the defense was ready to go, and the state was ready to go."

McKinney, 41, is facing one count of mutilating an animal, a class D felony , and one count of animal cruelty, a class A misdemeanor.

A pitbull, bloody and barely breathing, was found in the backyard of his residence on Greenleaf Lane on Aug. 4, according to prosecutors. A freshly dug grave and two bloody baseball bats were nearby, police reported.

Police arrived at the house to find McKinney asleep and a group of six to eight juveniles inside.

McKinney is being held in the St. Joseph County Jail. His next court date is June 3.
Please continue to share this petition. It's not over and we must be the voice for Bootsie and all of the other animals that endure horrendous abuse on a daily basis.

Stephanie Feldstein
by Stephanie Feldstein
Petition Organizer
The trial starts April 14th -- keep the pressure on for maximum charges!

Reached 3 signatures
Stephanie Feldstein
by Stephanie Feldstein
Petition Organizer
Follow the Michiana Animal Alliance Group on Facebook for updates on McKinney's case:

Dog Mutilation: A Family Affair
Stephanie Feldstein
by Stephanie Feldstein
Petition Organizer
In the latest edition of what is wrong with humanity, Gerald McKinney, 40, of South Bend, Indiana, made his first appearance in court for the crime of beating a dog, Bootsie, bloody with a baseball bat and then attempting to bury him alive
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