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Old January 7th, 2011, 03:08 PM
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By CBC News, cbc.ca, Updated: January 7, 2011 12:13 PM

Culprits sought in shocking animal cruelty case

The Society for the Protection of Animals in Granby, Que., wants to find out who abused a family of dogs, leaving them to die in a ditch on a country road over the holidays.

A black Labrador retriever and eight of her puppies were found freezing and malnourished on Chemin Stagecoach west of Brome, in Quebec's Eastern Townships, on Dec. 22.

Three of the animals, including the mother, had been shot in the head with a nail gun.

Couple rescues dogs

Geneviève Sabourin and her husband, Ken France, rescued the animals after a friend called them at home in neighbouring Knowlton to tell them about the dogs.

"She knows that Ken and I love animals," said Sabourin.

The couple called the local SPA in Granby, but since it was late and it would take time for them to get to the dogs, Sabourin said she and her husband decided to go see them along the country road

When they arrived, Sabourin said the mother Lab was on the side of the road guarding her puppies who were huddled in a snow-covered ditch behind her.

"She was aggressive, growling a lot. So my husband approached her, we had brought some food, it worked," said Sabourin.

Eventually the mother calmed down and Sabourin said her husband managed to put a leash around her neck.

"At that time her attitude shifted totally. Her behaviour shifted. She became happy. Her tail was wagging … She wanted to leave, she wanted to go for a walk."

But what she did was pull France to a ditch across the road, where they found another puppy all alone in the snow.

Sabourin said she wrapped the puppy and brought it into their car to warm up while her husband stayed outside with the mother and the other puppies.

"As I was petting the top of her head, I was feeling something hard," said Sabourin. "Then slowly the ice melted and I realized it was metal — metal in the head of that little puppy."

SPA staff arrived on the scene, at the intersection of Chemin Stagecoach and Chemin Johnston, to look after the dogs. Sabourin said they told her the puppy ended up dying on the way to the veterinarian and they had found another puppy dead in the ditch, with a nail in its head.

Later the SPA discovered the mother had also been attacked with a nail gun.

"They realized there were actually nails — four inch nails — punctured in her skull," Sabourin said.

The mother survived after a veterinarian managed to remove the nail.

"Obviously she's been extremely lucky because there are no aftereffects ... she was on antibiotics to make sure there would be no infection," Sabourin said.

"Basically she just came out of this OK."

Reward offered in 'sadistic' act

"This is a deliberate act. Sadistic and cruel," said Micheline Robitaille, who has started a Facebook group offering a reward for anyone with information on the person responsible.

"We have to change people's attitudes, tell them they have to call police and open a file," she said. "We cannot accept this, as a society, in 2010."

The SPA has received a couple of tips, but spokesperson Paule Martin said there are still no concrete leads.

"Right now there are no suspects identified in connection with this barbaric act," she said.

Martin said the one bit of good news is that the SPA has managed to find homes for all 6 puppies and their mother.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 03:49 PM
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terrible isn't it? I heard about it through the grapevine at xmas
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Old January 7th, 2011, 04:05 PM
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Someone must know who this poor dog belongs to,not that it really matters,the evil creep will only get a fine,I would report him even if it was my own son,this is just pure evil.

Hopefully she will recover and at least some of her pups will survive,she tried to protect her babies
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Old January 7th, 2011, 04:17 PM
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she is recovered and has found a home Chico, also, all the pups have been adopted.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 04:26 PM
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That's great,thank's Melinda
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Old January 7th, 2011, 06:12 PM
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If anyone finds them I have an electric staple gun that I would have no problem showing these scum what it feels like but I will aim better to do some serious damage. Bless the angels that saved them.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 06:43 PM
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I heard about this. Absolutely unbelievable.
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I saw this on the news and it just made me sick with disbelief how any one could be so cruel.

We can only hope that this scumbag is caught although he/she will likely not receive much punishment.
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I saw this on the news lastnight and howled with outrage. I would like to use that nail gun on that persons family jewels.

RIP little pups, you are safe at the bridge now.
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The pups are safe too
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The pups are safe too
Actually two of the puppies died but the remaining ones are doing well .....

http://www.montrealgazette.com/enter...tml?id=4075931
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Yep those are the two that are now
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update!

finally, now lets hope justice is served!!

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...716/story.html


MONTREAL – Police arrested a 52-year-old man from Stanbridge East Thursday morning – who will make a later court appearance in connection with a Dec. 22 animal-abuse case that included the use of a nail gun on the skulls of three dogs, two of them puppies.

The man was detained after an avalanche of tips were received from the public, said Sgt. Christine Coulombe of the Sûreté du Québec.

The suspect, whose name Coulombe said she was not in a position to disclose, was questioned by investigators and subsequently released on a promise to appear in court.

He will face a cruelty-to-animals charge.

Coulombe said she could not immediately furnish the man’s court-appearance date.

She said investigators had earlier executed search warrants in connection with the case at residences in Stanbridge East and St. Jean sur Richelieu.

The case generated horror, outrage and headlines after a black Labrador retriever and her eight puppies were found abandoned just before Christmas in the Eastern Townships, along Stagecoach Rd. near West Brome.

Two of the pups died of their injuries – one shot three times in the skull with a pneumatic nail gun and the other shot twice in the head with the same type of weapon.

They appeared to be between 2 and 3 months old.

The mother dog survived, after an 8 cm nail was removed from the back of her skull.

The Société protectrice des animaux de Granby, the shelter that took in the surviving dogs, was inundated with hundreds of offers of adoption.

All were placed by the end of the first week of January.

The SQ launched its investigation Jan. 7.
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I think he should be held in custody, but why waste a jail cell? just air nail him to the wall, hands, knee's, feet, maybe each individual finger?? just to make sure he doesn't escape, I'll bring my brad nailer along
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I think he should be held in custody, but why waste a jail cell? just air nail him to the wall, hands, knee's, feet, maybe each individual finger?? just to make sure he doesn't escape, I'll bring my brad nailer along
Melinda, I'd be MORE than happy to assist!
what a scumbag
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Better get that nail gun ready because we'll be doing very well if he gets a $600 fine.

According the the most recent Animal Legal Defense Fund report, Quebec is still one of the best provinces to be an animal abuser:

http://www.aldf.org/article.php?id=1714
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