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An Atlanta area man is facing upgraded charges in connection with a fight he had with his wife two months ago in which he beat her with her dog, then killed the Pomeranian by snapping its neck, police said.
Emmanuel Alfredo Tadeo, 27, of Sandy Springs, was in the Fulton County jail Wednesday facing felony animal cruelty and other charges, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Police said the charges stemmed from a May 19 disturbance at the home of Tadeo and his wife, Andrea Jill Armintrout, in their condominium on Roswell Road.
“The argument started over him blaming his wife for his misfortunes in life,” said Capt. Steve Rose, spokesman for the Sandy Springs Police Department. The man had been drinking heavily, he said.
“It is probably one of the worst cases of animal cruelty that we’ve ever seen,” Rose added.
Rose said the man had kicked and stomped on the dog and at one point he swung the animal at his wife, striking her.
Tadeo initially was charged with battery and misdemeanor cruelty to animals, according to Fulton County jail records. He was released June 14 after posting $5,000 bond.
This week, prosecutors upgraded the charges to aggravated assault, aggravated battery, battery and two counts of cruelty to animals.
Armintrout was also arrested Friday and charged with one count of obstruction, a misdemeanor. She was being held on $500 bond Wednesday.
Posted by jwoestendiek July 20th, 2012 under Muttsblog.
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Last week’s report about the Ohio dog found with an arrow poking out of both sides of his body got me to wondering about whatever happened to the Georgia dog who, in September, was found in a similar situation.
And, just as I started wondering, the answer came.
In the Ohio case, a 15-year-old German shepherd mix named Hershey disappeared from his home, ran off into the woods and was found 17 days later with an arrow going in one side of his chest and coming out the other.
A veterinarian removed it and he was last reported to be back home with his family and recovering.
In the Georgia case, a police officer discovered a one-year old pit bull mix wandering the streets of Atlanta with an arrow through his head. It had gone in near his left eye and came out behind his right ear, but veterinarians at a VCA Pets Are People Too Veterinary Hospital were able to remove it and treat the dog’s other injuries.
Interest in adopting the dog, dubbed Arrow, was high after news reports about him were aired, according to the Fulton County animal shelter.
After six weeks of recuperation, we’re happy to report, Arrow ended up getting adopted by Kevin Bryant, executive director of Pets Are Loving Support (PALS).
Bryant, whose organization provides pet food and money for veterinary care to people with terminal illnesses and disabilities, emailed me last week to share the news.
He reports that Arrow is doing well, and that both dog and human are helping each other heal: Five months ago, Bryant lost Murphy, his dog of 12 years, to cancer.
Bryant explains his decision to adopt Arrow in this video, produced by the website Fashionado:
Posted by jwoestendiek November 17th, 2011 under Muttsblog, videos.
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A pit bull mix — who looks like he has a little Great Dane in him, as well — was found this week wandering the streets of southwest Atlanta with an arrow through his head.
The reward for information leading to the perpetrator had risen by Friday to $6,000 — including a $5,000 donation from Norred & Associates, an Atlanta-based security firm, according to WTVM.
A Fulton County Animal Control officer discovered the 1-year-old dog on Kenner Drive after a resident contacted Atlanta police.
The dog was taken for emergency veterinary care and the arrow was removed.
Once he recovers from his injuries the dog, who has been nicknamed Arrow, will be available for adoption.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Fulton County Animal Services at (404) 613-0358.
Posted by jwoestendiek September 16th, 2011 under Muttsblog, videos.
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