Kisha Curtis trial delayed….again.

article-2319588-19A04693000005DC-991_306x423It’s actually happening again…another delay. This time 29-year-old “alleged dog abuser” is asking for a delay to gather more facts for trial. There has been two years of delays and rejections of plea deals. She’s tried trial diversions and anything else that will allow her to avoid any punishment for her “alleged” crime.

It’s certainly not surprising that she is trying to out wait the prosecution, hoping they will eventually drop charges to a minor slap on the wrist. But the question is why is the judge allowing this to continue? Two years isn’t long enough to prepare her case…really?

After being previously denied for a pre-trial conversion she told a reporter “Everything happens for a reason.” She evidently had a reason for starving and discarding her dog. It reminds me of a comment Michael Vick (AKA Vick the Dick) made several years ago that he wouldn’t change a thing about his past because he wouldn’t be where he is today. Of course he has more endorsements now than he had when he was a selfish over-rated quarterback for the Falcons that flipped off his fans if they booed them, and thought torturing dogs to death was a good source of entertainment.

When will the Judge say “Enough is enough” and make her face the jury of her peers?

Time will tell….evidently she has plenty of it.

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Military dogs once left behind to die-are now honored and retired

Once upon a time military dogs fought valiantly side by side with their fellow soldiers…often putting their own life at risk…it was what they did loyally and faithfully.  And how were they repaid? During the Vietnam War, over 4,000 military dogs were used and said to have saved over 10,000 servicemen.  In one particular case a military dog by the name of Nemo was procured by the Air Force for sentry dog training. While under attack Nemo alerted his handler of enemy forces and charged into the jungle. Nemo was shot in his right eye, his handler was also shot in the shoulder and fell to the ground. Nemo refused to give up and crawled to his fallen comrade and proceeded to cover his handler’s body with his own.  Both were finally rescued and Nemo was fortunate enough to have been brought back to the states.  In 1973 after the fall of Saigon, the remaining dogs were crated and left on the tarmac along with other “military equipment.”  It’s a safe assumption to think these dogs were probably cruelly tortured and killed either for their meat, or just because they were left behind POWs.

Fortunately, military dogs are now looked upon as fellow comrades and not military equipment.  The bond between the dogs and their handlers cannot be broken.  Time after time we hear stories about how these valiant warriors protect their handlers until the very end….refusing to leave even after their handlers are removed from the battleground.  The dogs often provide comfort to the grieving families of the fallen comrades…knowing that they didn’t die alone…that they were comforted by their devoted companion.

 

Brady Rusk, 12, hugs Eli, the bomb-sniffing military working dog his older brother Marine Pfc. Colton Rusk, worked with before being killed in action in Afghanistan. Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III

Brady Rusk, 12, hugs Eli, the bomb-sniffing military working dog his older brother Marine Pfc. Colton Rusk, worked with before being killed in action in Afghanistan.
Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III

 

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D.-- The 5th Security Forces Squadron held a memorial service in honor of Military Working Dog Jessey/L063. MWD Jessey was first assigned to Minot Air Force Base in June 2007. During her six years of honorable military service, MWD Jessey conducted numerous explosive sweeps for missions within the continental U.S. and other foreign countries. MWD Jessey was officially retired from duty on Nov. 20. Jessey was euthanized due to bone marrow cancer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Aaron Allmon)  Read the emotional story of Jessey's final days here: http://1.usa.gov/SVRT4R — with Nadia Bek, Gustavo Mario Bergara, Sylvia Ocampos Marques and Neide Ocampos.

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D.– The 5th Security Forces Squadron held a memorial service in honor of Military Working Dog Jessey/L063. MWD Jessey was first assigned to Minot Air Force Base in June 2007. During her six years of honorable military service, MWD Jessey conducted numerous explosive sweeps for missions within the continental U.S. and other foreign countries. MWD Jessey was officially retired from duty on Nov. 20. Jessey was euthanized due to bone marrow cancer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Aaron Allmon)
Read the emotional story of Jessey’s final days here: http://1.usa.gov/SVRT4R — with Nadia Bek, Gustavo Mario Bergara, Sylvia Ocampos Marques and Neide Ocampos.

 

Ryan Anderson spent 365 days in Afghanistan with a Golden Retriever named Freddie by his side. The two shared a tight bond that continued for years after when Anderson adopted Freddie. At almost 14 years old it was finally time for Anderson to say goodbye to his friend on Wednesday afternoon.  Freddie served three tours of duty under the British army before serving his fourth tour with Anderson and the United States in Afghanistan in 2009.  Thank you for your service, Freddie, and rest in peace.   Read more here: http://bit.ly/10Ccqj0

Ryan Anderson spent 365 days in Afghanistan with a Golden Retriever named Freddie by his side. The two shared a tight bond that continued for years after when Anderson adopted Freddie. At almost 14 years old it was finally time for Anderson to say goodbye to his friend on Wednesday afternoon.
Freddie served three tours of duty under the British army before serving his fourth tour with Anderson and the United States in Afghanistan in 2009.
Thank you for your service, Freddie, and rest in peace.
Read more here: http://bit.ly/10Ccqj0

 

ARLINGTON, VA - JUNE 19: U.S. Navy military working dog handlers attend the burial of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean E. Brazas June 19, 2012 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Petty Officer Brazas, a K-9 handler, was killed while being ambushed as he was helping a fellow officer into a helicopter in Panjaw’l, Afghanistan on May 30, 2012. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) 2012 Getty Images

ARLINGTON, VA – JUNE 19: U.S. Navy military working dog handlers attend the burial of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean E. Brazas June 19, 2012 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Petty Officer Brazas, a K-9 handler, was killed while being ambushed as he was helping a fellow officer into a helicopter in Panjaw’l, Afghanistan on May 30, 2012. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) 2012 Getty Images

 

 

Pfc. Colton Rusk of Orange Grove, Texas, died at age 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Pfc. Colton Rusk of Orange Grove, Texas, died at age 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

 

DOG ABUSER KISHA CURTIS DUE IN COURT TODAY

Good news…Patrick is finally going to get his day in court today. Kisha Curtis will be appearing in court to defend her indictment of Fourth Degree Animal Cruelty for abandoning and starving the 1-year-old pit bull in March, by the New Jersey Grand Jury. If she is found guilty…her sentence can carry up to 18 months in jail. Quite the contrary to the recent case in Okaloosa Florida, where a man was convicted of starving his dog to death on a chain outside of his home. He received a pre-trial conversion with no jail time or fine. Let’s just say that the county of Okaloosa is the place to live if you like to torture animals right in your own back yard.
It has been rumored that Kisha (AKA Michael Vick is my hero) will plead to a lesser crime, however that has never been confirmed, and after the notoriety this case has received, I doubt the Prosecutors want any part of a plea agreement. Let’s pray the City of Newark, NJ sets the precedent for other parts of the country (are you listening Okaloosa?) and gives Kisha Curtis everything she deserves

MS B SURVIVES HORRIFIC BURNS

There are probably 100 reasons why they should have put Ms. B down. She suffered burns over 60% of her body and was in tremendous pain…but instead Dr. Becky, and a few others decided she was worth saving.  Get your tissues ready..

TEENS COULD BE CHARGED AS ADULTS IN CAT SHOOTING CASE

Photo by Zachary Kaufman

Three teens have been accused of shooting over 100 cats a few dogs, and a deer.  Don’t these idiots know how to play sports, or maybe an instrument for their high school band?  Don’t they have anything better to do than to shoot animals? 

This is what teens do when they have heroes such as “Michael Vick”  or when their parents let them stay out after the street lights are on… and they aren’t held accountable for their actions.

Mitchell Kangas, 16, Jaren Koistinen, 16, and Riley Munger, 17, appeared before Clark County Superior Court Judge Rich Melnick to waive the speedy filing of charges.  Or as I like to call them….”moronic soulless idiot teenagers that will probably grow up to be another Charles Manson.”  Get ready parents…your kids are going to be on “America’s Most Wanted” someday or worse… “Maury.”

The three teens were arrested June 5 in Northern Clark County Washington.  A resident called police after discovering her cat had been shot in the face.  Fortunately, she was able to identify the shooters as well as the vehicle they used for their shooting spree.  I’m sure the next stop was a shooting spree at their local bank.  Because that’s their mentality. 

When the “armed assailants” were stopped by police, they discovered  22 caliber rifles along with several hundred pounds of ammunition.  Here’s the amazing part…the teens had “supporters” with them in court.  Who the hell would be their supporters?  Dick Cheney?…the NRA?…Ok…ok…I’m kidding….about the NRA.

Here is the good news…Prosecutors have delayed the arraignment for July 26, because they may decide to prosecute them as adults in a drive by shooting.  That carries a much more significant penalty than an animal cruelty case.

In the meantime…I’m trying to find them on Facebook so I can stalk them.  If I can’t find them there I’m sure I can find them on the “Michael Vick fan club” website.

WHEN GOOD PEOPLE GO BAD

Ok..this is really really funny…but more importantly…it makes an excellent point.

Battersea dogs and cats home created the video and for some reason I found it very entertaining….

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has been giving lost, abused and abandoned animals a second chance for over 150 years. In that time we’ve cared for over 3million dogs and cats and in this video, narrated by Bill Nighy, we take a look at Geoffrey’s story.

Every single day around 17 new dogs come into the Home and each and every year we help thousands of dogs like Geoffrey. As you watch this film, around 650 dogs are waiting patiently in kennels at Battersea for someone to come along and give them their second chance and their very own happy ending, to what has often been a tragic story.

If you, or anyone you know, can give an abandoned dog a happy home and a second chance – please visit http://www.battersea.org.uk. Or to support our vital work text HOME to 70123 and give £3 today.”

 

WHEN PEOPLE SUCK…

It’s another Patrick…it’s sickening….and so unbelievably unnecessary. 

Ava was found in York County last Monday evening…dumped in a park…and left for dead.  Her emaciated state is identical to Patrick’s…and so is the look of hope and sadness.  Hopeful that she will survive…but not expecting any act of kindness.  That’s not what these dogs know, they are only familiar with neglect and abuse.  

The amazing thing is when acts of kindness are bestowed upon them…they seem to rally…the look of sadness and despair are replaced with gratitude and  a renewed “will” to survive.

“She has very telling eyes,” the Executive Director of York County’s SPCA  (Melissa Smith) said on Wednesday. “Yesterday I saw fear and anguish, but today I saw a little glimmer of hope — and of recognition. There was a tail wag, and she was as happy to see us today as we were to see her.”

“More people should have cared about her. All of us have a responsibility to do the right thing when it comes to a situation like this,” Melissa Smith said. “It’s rare when this happens that no one knows it’s happening. … People knew this dog was starving.”

She is absolutely right…how can people so easily walk past a tethered starving dog in a hallway (like Patrick) or watch this dog suffer right before their very eyes?  It’s not “convenient” to become involved.  We might need to actually take action and we don’t have the time.  It might involve picking up a phone and dialing a number the old fashioned way…by looking it up and actually using the key pad instead of speed dial.  There’s extra steps involved and that won’t work for us because we are a society of apathy and laziness.  There may have been only a few people aware of what was going on but it doesn’t matter…they should have picked up the damn phone.  Hence…the post title “When people suck.”

There is still hope that Ava will survive, although it is uncertain whether her starvation has affected her organs. 

“This dog was so near death and, honestly, she still is,” Smith said. “(Tuesday) night, I was really worried about her. She was just so listless. … But (Wednesday) morning, she was sitting up, bright and alert, wagging her tail and happy to see us. … So today is a hopeful day.”

We can only hope and pray that Ava will become another Patrick…that her story will resonate with us the way his has and that just might bring enough good karma her way to help her win her fight…

oh yeah…Ava’s owner is facing “misdemeanor” charges when caught.  That might actually mean a “stern talking to” because in York County it’s not a very big deal to starve a dog to death according to the “law.”

So…if anybody has any information that may lead to the “stern talking to” please notify the SPCA.