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Thu Mar 12, 2015, 01:10 PM

Two adults, two teens are now facing charges in case of a Tampa dog shot and tied to tracks

Source: WFTS

Jacqueline Ingles

Two adults males are now facing charges in the case of a dog found shot and tied to railroad tracks. Two teenage boys were also arrested Wednesday and are accused of the shooting, according to Tampa Police Department.

Darnell Devlin, 18, of 8516 North 16 Street in Tampa, and Kenny Bell, 21, of the same address, are each now facing two counts of possession of a dog for fighting.

Police say both men admitted to owning the dog, now named Cabela, before the shooting.

When police executed a search warrant at the home, they say they found evidence of dog fighting in the backyard and rescued two more dogs that had injuries consistent with dog fighting.

FULL story at link. Photos of the two rescued dogs and the kill area at link.



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Original LBN story from a week ago today: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141030626

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive after her leg was amputated Thursday.

Tampa Police received three calls around 5:23 p.m. Wednesday from people reporting hearing gunshots. Then they heard a dog whimpering while canvassing the neighborhood, and followed the sound to nearby train tracks.

They found the mixed-breed female dog, about a year or two old, fastened to the tracks with a belt, suffering from bullet wounds in its neck and right shoulder.

They were able to free the dog before any trains came, and nicknamed her "Cabela." They rushed her to a veterinarian, and she underwent surgery Thursday to remove her injured right front leg.

FULL story at link.



In this Wednesday, March 4, 2015 photo made available by the Tampa Police Department, Sgt. Rich Mills carries an injured female dog that was left tied to a railroad track in Sulfur Springs, Fla. Tampa police found the dog, who had been shot repeatedly, fastened to the tracks with a belt. The dog is expected to survive after one of her legs was amputated Thursday. (AP Photo/Tampa Police Department)

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Reply Two adults, two teens are now facing charges in case of a Tampa dog shot and tied to tracks (Original post)
Omaha Steve Mar 2015 OP
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irisblue Mar 2015 #1
d_legendary1 Mar 2015 #2
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2015 #24
nomorenomore08 Mar 2015 #30
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2015 #32
nomorenomore08 Mar 2015 #33
d_legendary1 Mar 2015 #36
raging moderate Mar 2015 #3
red dog 1 Mar 2015 #18
blm Mar 2015 #26
Android3.14 Mar 2015 #4
Peregrine Took Mar 2015 #5
840high Mar 2015 #35
Stonepounder Mar 2015 #6
Myrina Mar 2015 #13
BlancheSplanchnik Mar 2015 #15
dorkzilla Mar 2015 #16
Myrina Mar 2015 #34
Sunlei Mar 2015 #7
byronius Mar 2015 #8
BrotherIvan Mar 2015 #9
byronius Mar 2015 #10
onethatcares Mar 2015 #22
BrotherIvan Mar 2015 #23
Sunlei Mar 2015 #14
still_one Mar 2015 #11
magical thyme Mar 2015 #12
red dog 1 Mar 2015 #17
packman Mar 2015 #19
red dog 1 Mar 2015 #20
onethatcares Mar 2015 #21
smirkymonkey Mar 2015 #28
blkmusclmachine Mar 2015 #25
cigsandcoffee Mar 2015 #37
digonswine Mar 2015 #27
nomorenomore08 Mar 2015 #29
digonswine Mar 2015 #31
leftyladyfrommo Mar 2015 #38
adigal Mar 2015 #39

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 01:16 PM

1. .


I don't have any more words, I am too angry.




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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 01:16 PM

2. Being a dog owner myself

This is pretty sick.

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Response to d_legendary1 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 06:36 PM

24. I don't care for dogs...

 

but agree that this is very sick.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #24)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 09:00 PM

30. I like both, but honestly have an overall preference for cats. They're solitary, independent.

What I do find interesting is that it seems fairly socially acceptable - more so if you're a guy - to "hate" cats, whereas someone who says they "hate" dogs would probably be looked at as some kind of monster.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Reply #30)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 09:04 PM

32. Yeah, it is weird...

 

when people bring up the cat versus dog thing, I just mention that dogs are kiss asses Seriously, I don't have time for any animals right now, but if I did I would have a cat. That being said, I cannot stand anyone who abuses any animal. I don't hate dogs, I just think they are more labor intensive. If I lived in the country I might get a dog.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 09:09 PM

33. "I cannot stand anyone who abuses any animal." Agreed.

Even animals raised for food should be treated as humanely as possible while alive.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Reply #33)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 09:58 AM

36. Ditto!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 01:20 PM

3. Bless you, Police Officer Rich Mills!

Now that is a real man!

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 03:37 PM

18. + 1

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 07:33 PM

26. I agree!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 01:40 PM

4. Apparently the original owners also lied

 

In this report the police said the original owners claimed the dog ran away or someone stole her, but their investigation showed the sold it to someone, perhaps the two brothers who then sold it to the two teens.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 01:41 PM

5. Slow, painful lethal injection....

The type where the "person" lies writhing around on the gurney for hours.....

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Response to Peregrine Took (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 11:08 PM

35. I'm with you.

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 01:42 PM

6. Can we forget about a trial

and just tie these a-holes to the tracks and leave them. (And only find them again after a few trains have come through?

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 02:38 PM

13. ^^ This right here ^^

Yes indeed.


Asshole meth head/fighter wannabe's in a few small towns north of where I live do the same thing.
Sadly, most of the dogs aren't freed from the tracks in time.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 03:17 PM

15. oh dear god.

I wish ..... sick sadistic scum like that...would disappear.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 03:33 PM

16. Wait a second, are you telling me this is a “thing”?

That there are more assholes like this who would be willing to to tie an innocent animal to train tracks and have them run over??????

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Response to dorkzilla (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 11:03 PM

34. Sadly, yes.

There's no limit to the ridiculously cruel shit people think up do to animals.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 01:49 PM

7. I'm glad they caught them. the animal cruelty & gun charges should stick.

The teenagers were taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center and charged with aggravated animal cruelty. One is additionally charged with armed trespassing and possession of a firearm.

What is a shame is all four are so young. They will never change without real professional guidance. The violence will get worse not better once they go through a couple years of Florida's 'criminal justice system'

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 02:14 PM

8. I agree. Punishment is not the answer here.

Serious intervention in these people's lives. Investigation of whoever raised these psychopaths, and a major ongoing serious treatment program. 'Punishment' will probably make them worse. Might as well just put them to sleep without intense intervention.

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Response to byronius (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 02:19 PM

9. But they are also a danger to the community

Anyone who would torture and harm an animal this way is guaranteed to do this to a person. Would you be saying the same if they did this to a child?

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Response to BrotherIvan (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 02:27 PM

10. Oh, I'm in no way suggesting they should be allowed to roam free.

Just that sticking them in a box and letting them rot for awhile until their time is up is no answer.

Animal abuse is always a psychotic act. These guys need court-mandated incarcerative therapy. Several years worth at least.

I want to know where the hell they came from. Anybody who knows them at all should be thrown up against the wall and threateningly questioned. Get to the bottom of this pit of insanity. Clean it all out.

And if it was a child, even more so. Fix them or kill them, but don't turn them loose ever otherwise.

PS: Florida.

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Response to BrotherIvan (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 04:31 PM

22. we don't have the money

to treat psychological problems like this. prickscott is more concerned with giving handouts to his buds for low wage, bullshit jobs.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 04:43 PM

23. I think it is a psychological problem AND a culture problem

A culture of cultism, racism, bigotry, misogyny, greed and fear which has spawned an obsession with guns, religion and causing suffering. We have to deal with both.

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Response to byronius (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 02:49 PM

14. would be best for all of society (and our animals) if they had never existed at all.

In a way I blame the anti-abortion, anti-birth control crowd. Florida has ignored, mistreated and walled-in part of their society for decades.

Florida is like a 'mad-max' movie in many parts of that state. Horrible animal cruelty, the violence of animal fighting. Little kids exposed to that behavior grow-up the same. It's all they know because their world is so walled in.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 02:30 PM

11. grrrrrr. They are beneath contempt. What scum of the earth

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 02:33 PM

12. glad they caught those bastards

 

and were able to rescue the other dogs as well.

Updated to say I hope they were able to save her leg. It looks like the original article in the OP was incorrect. They brought in an orthopedic surgeon who inserted a rod to hold the shattered bone together. It will take some time to see if the pieces heal back together. Video link shows her hobbling around on her injured leg.
http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2015/03/11/tampa-police-announce-arrest-in-dog-abuse-case/70183348/


May they throw the book at the vile, despicable, low-life scum sucking pig-bastards.

Thank you and kudos to the police for finding and saving Cabela, tracking down the thugs and rescuing the other dogs.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 03:35 PM

17. + 1

I saw the original story and assumed that Cabela had lost her leg.

Thanks for the update; and thanks to the cops who rescued her and tracked those evil bastards down.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 03:49 PM

19. Special place in hell for this type of scum

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 03:57 PM

20. Thanks for posting this, Omaha Steve

I hope those 17-year-olds are tried as adults.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 04:28 PM

21. tie em to the tracks

and shoot them one time.

When they try to get up and go home, tie them to the tracks again.

nother shot.

Yeah, it's harsh but they would have done worse to the dog.

oh, should I add, "amputate one of their legs too".

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #21)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 08:30 PM

28. I would have to agree with that.

Honestly, WTF?? What kind of sick person could ever think to do something like that to a poor, helpless animal? I can't even get my mind around that level of fucked-up-ness.

That poor little doggie. I hope she will be ok and find a loving home.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 07:33 PM

25. Bet they're Republicans...

 

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #25)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 10:40 AM

37. Probably not.

They're four young African-American men. Not the typical tea Party types.

http://www.wncn.com/story/28405114/2-more-arrested-in-case-of-tampa-dog-shot-tied-to-railroad-tracks

I doubt they're too worried about politics of any kind, really.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 08:27 PM

27. So let me get this straight-

this is a reply to some on this thread-not directly to the OP--

we want to have these people be slowly put to death? Really?

I agree that people are terrible-but why the need to respond in kind?

I agree that someone who does this is probably an awful person-why would we do the same to them?

How is that less terrible?

A "slow terrible lethal injection"--really--REALLY?

Good God-how is anyone served in this way-to meet like with like in such horrible ways?

I allow that this is a natural reaction, but we are talking about people. People that were most likely not raised to appreciate life in all of its forms.

Just this morning I was talking about bow hunting with my students-a few thought that the correct action to take with squirrels that interrupted their hunting should be killed.

I don't agree--but I sure as hell don't want these kids to be murdered for it.

Some perspective would be great-we are at our worst when we react in this visceral fashion.

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Response to digonswine (Reply #27)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 08:57 PM

29. I think it's mostly emotional venting. Dog/cat abuse hits home for a lot of people. n/t

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Reply #29)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 09:02 PM

31. I suspect you are correct-

It hits home for me, as well. I would not want to be held to account for my feelings when it cuts close.
Even so-it could reflect poorly on me later.

For the record--if animal abusers simply "ceased to be," I would be pleased. That is not to say that I want them dead or in pain for life, etc.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 11:03 AM

38. Dog fighters are just scum.

These guys prove there is no bottom in that pit of how low can you go.

Chances are good that they don't think they did anything that was so bad. They all think alike.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 11:07 AM

39. I did dog rescue for 7 years and truly think some of us are more evolved than others

 

Some people are barely human.

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