Dog’s worst enemy? So many choices
This month’s award for dog’s worst enemy — aka schmuck of the month — goes to David Lench, who’s accused of driving three-inch nails through the pickets of his neighbor’s fence so that his neighbor’s German shepherds would cut themselves if they ran alongside it.
As a result, one of the neighbor’s three German shepherds suffered puncture wounds, according to Newsday.
Lench narrowly beat out Mayor Don Call of McCune, Kansas, who, in response to a citizen’s complaint, shot and killed two nuisance dogs from his car seat with a rifle, and the Wisconsin woman whose dog froze to the sidewalk.
For Lench 50, of Middletown, N.J., it’s the second time he’s been charged with animal cruelty.
He was fined $1,000 in May after pleading guilty to leaving mothballs along the same fence.
Victor “Buddy” Amato, of the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, responded to a call from the nowner of the German shepherds, Michael Flynn, on Sunday.
Lench hammered two nails into each picket in an 8- to 10-foot section of the fence, which is owned by Flynn, Amato said.
On Sunday, Amato and Flynn hammered the nails down flat against the fence to protect the dogs from any more injuries.
Posted by John Woestendiek February 12th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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