Good, Bad & Ugly Animal news – Odds & Ends

Illegal Hunting gets a fawn & a family dog

Pet shooting investigated

If you have any information on the Oct. 25 shooting near McCoy Road in Newman Lake, call Officer Paul Mosman (509) 710-5707. Callers may remain anonymous. The shot rang out at 8:45 in the morning on Oct. 25 as Collette Bise fed her animals. “There’s shots continually out here,” Bise said. But this shot worried her. Tibby, the family dog, was off her chain and nowhere in sight. Bise paused in her work and heard her dog yelp. “I heard a second shot and she yelped even louder. Then a third shot. After that – silence. I thought, ‘Oh my god, someone just killed my dog.’ ” Stunned and sickened, she heard a neighbor yelling, “Get off my property!” Bise walked over to her neighbor’s place. He told her he’d heard the shots and yelled, heard someone shout a reply – then nothing. “I walked up and down the road looking for my dog,” she said. “But I was afraid to go too deep into the woods. I spent three hours looking for her and when I couldn’t find her, I knew she was dead.” When her husband, Troy Bise, came home from work that afternoon he went looking for Tibby. He found her on their neighbor’s property lying in a pool of blood, and he found something else – a freshly killed fawn just a few yards away. He’s still shaken by the memory. “My wife or kids could have gone after the dog,” he said. “What if some idiot was hiding in the weeds, shooting at anything that moved?”  Collette Bise is still haunted by Tibby’s dying yelps. “She cried and cried,” Bise said.

Once again BSL is stopped dead in it’s tracks before it takes anymore innocent lives!

Yalobusha County, MS – BSL DEFEATED

Officials in Yalobusha County, Mississippi voted unanimously to enact a vicious dog ordinance at the Board of Supervisors meeting on November 20.  The ordinance will go into effect on December 22, 2012.  If you recall, the city attorney was asked to draft two ordinances – one breed specific and one breed neutral – for the Supervisors’ consideration…

Finally a prosecution that makes sense in Snohomish County for once!

6-month sentence in stabbing death of parrot

EVERETT — An Everett man was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday for the stabbing death of his former girlfriend’s parrot. Richard J. Atkinson, 63, pleaded guilty last month in Snohomish County Superior Court to first-degree animal cruelty and second-degree domestic-violence malicious mischief. He’s been held at the Snohomish County Jail since the Aug. 19 attack.  Police alleged that Atkinson was alone at the former couple’s Everett home when he killed the bird with a serving fork and then trashed the house.

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