Friday, July 17, 2009

Fire Fighter update and Women Beats 6 pound Chihuahua to death

Ok, so GREAT GREAT GREAT NEWS! The Fire Fighter who I wrote about that shot his dogs and through them in a dumpster instead of paying for boarding while he went on vacation. GOT FIRED!!!!!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU X's 1 million to all of you who wrote in.

So now here we go again. Another case of people who have no respect for life!


BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio — A woman was in custody Tuesday after her teenager daughter told police that she came home drunk last week and beat the family pet to death.

Retta McKibben has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty in connection with the case.

According to a police report filed by McKibben's 14-year-old daughter, the family's dog, a 6-pound Chihuahua named Zoie, was killed last Tuesday.

The report said McKibben, 39, came home drunk, picked the dog up by the neck, and slammed it repeatedly to the ground, McEntyre reported.

Police said the dog's body was found wrapped in a sheet near the trash at the end of a driveway. An examination revealed the dog's skull had been crushed and its neck broken.

"Just the viciousness of it and the death the dog went through, it's just sometimes hard to comprehend that someone could do that to a little 6-pound Chihuahua," said Buckeye Lake police Capt. James Hanzey.

McKibben was ordered held on $5,000 bond.

She remained at the Licking County Jail on Tuesday evening; July 14,2009 .

I would strongly recommend everyone write/call Licking County Prosecutor, Kenneth Oswalt, and encourage him to seek the maximum penalty permissible under Ohio law should this defendant be found guilty of animal cruelty. Below is his contact information:

Licking County Prosecutor's Office
20 S. Second Street, Newark, OH 43055

Some talking points could include:
  • That the viciousness of Retta McKibben's actions should not to be taken lightly.
  • That you support and applaud the efforts of the Buckeye Lake Police Chief Captain, James Hanzey, in this case.
  • That we as a community can no longer turn our backs on animal cruelty. That all life should be valued, and the brutal death of Zoie confirms that Retta McKibben appears not to hold these values.


Painter Pack said...

Just awful. I published this story on my FB account. I hope people will call.


~Andeelyn~ said...

When are these people going to realize the cant do this. I truly believe these should be felony charges not misdemeanors. Maybe then people wouls stop to think before the hurt an animal!

Dog Rescuer said...

Letter writen and mailed. here it is:

July 17, 2009

Prosecutor, Kenneth Oswalt,

I am writing you today to ask you to please help stop animal cruelty. There seems to be a lot of it these days in the media. For example the Columbus Fire Fighter shooting his two dogs multiple times while tied in his basement, neighbor’s killing each others pets, people leaving dogs to die of heat and starvation in abandoned houses and now Retta McKibben beating a Chihuahua to death.
It seems every time you turn around you hear more and more of these cases. In my opinion it is because we do not have strong enough penalties for such actions. The most recent example is of the Columbus Fire Fighter. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail and ordered to pay a $150 fine. He must have no pets or firearms in his home for five years and serve 200 hours of community service; undergo random home inspections; and pay $4,500 in restitution for the costs of the investigation to the county and the Capital Area Humane Society, from which he had adopted the dogs.
I am asking you today, to please go for the strongest penalty our lax legal system will allow. If she can do this to a dog, what does she do to her 14-year-old daughter? And to think the 14 year old watched her mother do this. We all wonder what is wrong with today’s children. I can tell you, their parents have no morals!
I hope you do what is right and she is penalized to the fullest extent.

Thank you,

Amy J. Hunt

Lacy said...

w00fs, sumtimes its really sad being part of the HUMAN race..

b safe,