Sunday, February 25, 2018

CLINTON IA - A HOMEOWNER CALLED POLICE FOR HELP WHEN THE PIT BULLS IN HER HOME BEGAN FIGHTING AND "THEY" WERE UNABLE TO CONTROL THEM .. RESCUERS FOUND 9 BLOODY PITS WITH 1 DEAD IN THE GARBAGE .. NO WATER, POWER, OR HEAT - CAN THE DRUGS GUNS AND CRIME BE FAR AWAY? WAITING FOR THE WHOLE STORY!



Update:

Officers from the Clinton Police Department charged Teresa Muhs with nine counts of animal neglect Friday, February 23.
According to the department, Muhs is the owner of some of the 9 pit bulls found, covered in feces and blood on the northern part of the city.
This incident is still under investigation, and additional charges are pending.
Original Story:
CLINTON, Iowa -Rescuers spent hours rounding up "shaking, screeching, crying" bloody pit bulls on February 21 after a reported dog fight turned deadly.
Police say they responded to a home on 4th Avenue North just after 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21. They say the humane society requested help after a homeowner allowed rescuers into a house to remove dogs.
Animals Rescued:
One pit bull was found dead in a trash can, eight others taken into the arms of community members ready to help take them to safety.
"I hope I never (have to see this) again, it was very, very heart-breaking. Absolutely heart-breaking," said Jennifer Gerdes, Operations Manager of the Clinton Humane Society.
In a press release, police said the homeowner claimed to have called for help when the dogs started fighting because they were unable to control the dogs.
Police said the homeowner claims one dog killed another dog.
Upon entering the home, police say there was no heat, no water, and no power.
"The conditions that those dogs were living in were pretty deplorable," said Gerdes. She said there was feces and that most of the dogs were covered in blood.
A local animal rescuer, Shai Lemke, who arrived on the scene shortly after police, said that she could hear dogs screeching, screaming and crying as she walked up to the house.
Lemke said about five or six rescuers spent about two hours rounding up bloody and scared pit bulls.
"It was a very slow process, it took a long time," said Lemke. "These dogs have probably never seen the light of day. They were scared."
Gerdes said the animals were in shock. "They weren't aggressive with us at all, they were very defeated."
She said the look on the dog's faces showed their appreciation. "They were very saddened and thankful that someone had found them and was on the mission to make them safe."
The incident remains under investigation by the Clinton Police Department and police say charges are pending in the case. In the meantime, these dogs need medical attention, and have a community ready to take action.
"I just know these dogs need a lot of help," said Jill Hayton of Clinton, Iowa. She dropped off donations at the Clinton Humane Society on Friday, February 23, and said that the thought of the way these animals were treated left her "mortified."
"I just cant believe someone would treat an animal that way, yet alone several animals," said Hayton.
Gerdes said the dogs are "alive and so far doing well, getting the treatment that they need."
Most of the dogs have substantial injuries, and a local vet has started to treat them. The shelter is now asking for monetary donations to help with the cost of treatment and medications.
The shelter says donations of food and toys are also always appreciated.
"We are taking great care of them, they are learning to trust us. They are starting to wag their tails, which is great news. They have all been bathed, they’re all safe, they’re warm, they’re dry, they’re fed."
http://wqad.com/2018/02/23/eight-dogs-rescued-one-found-dead-after-a-dog-fight-turned-deadly-in-clinton/


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CLINTON — The Clinton Police Department is investigating an incident that involved removing eight dogs from a Clinton house and finding a deceased dog at the residence. 
According to information from the Clinton Police, officers were dispatched to 422 Fourth Ave. North at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday to assist the Clinton Humane Society with the removal of Pit Bull dogs from the residence. 
Upon arrival, officers located nine dogs, with eight living and one dead. The residence was found to have no power, heat or water. An owner of the residence allowed the dogs to be removed from the house and taken to the Clinton Humane Society. 
The dogs were covered in feces and blood. The homeowner claimed the dogs were fighting inside the residence and she was unable to control them so she called for assistance. According to the homeowner, one dog was killed by another dog. 
According to property records, the deed holder for the property is Ihh/Big 12/Four Guys LLC, a Texas Limited Liability Co. The contract holder for the property is Teresa Muhs. 
No charges have been filed. The incident remains under investigation.
http://www.clintonherald.com/news/clinton-police-dogs-removed-from-home-covered-in-feces-blood/article_e749a0b0-18d5-11e8-8b96-ff68208b84be.html#tncms-source=article-nav-next

http://www.clintonherald.com/news/clinton-police-dogs-removed-from-home-covered-in-feces-blood/article_e749a0b0-18d5-11e8-8b96-ff68208b84be.html

http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/charges-filed-after-clinton-iowa-dog-rescue/990373412

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It doesn't sound like they made much money fighting or breeding pit bulls. If they had, they could have paid their utility bills. Hopefully, these idiots will never own another dog.

Dayna Hamilton said...

Great! Can't wait to see what those "scared and defeated" pits do when they're healthy and well fed. They were still able and willing to fight with each other when they were starving and terrified. They should all be put down, have no money, time or shelter space wasted on them.

Anonymous said...

It is so sad that these dogs were treated like this. They deserved better. Why were they born? In other words, I think it's a tragedy that pitbull breeders produce these dogs while knowing most are destined to suffer and die young. Support BSL to stop the suffering. There is just no place for dangerous dogs in the USA.

Anonymous said...

I don't feel bad for the pit bulls nor would I keep them alive. The breed attracts the worst in humanity, and those "rescued" pit bulls should be humanely euthanized.

Owning a pit bull should come with a free psychological evaluation.

Dayna Hamilton, you are so right! I hope the Clinton Humane Society keeps us updated on these future maulers.

Anonymous said...

WHY DIDN'T MY BRAIN NOTICE THIS EARLIER? THE CLINTON HUMANE SOCIETY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MAULING OF THAT LITTLE BABY LUCAS HARRISON!

"'I hope I never (have to see this) again, it was very, very heart-breaking. Absolutely heart-breaking,' said Jennifer Gerdes, Operations Manager of the Clinton Humane Society."

It's not heart-breaking! Pit bulls and blood go together like breathing and air!

And the video of Melinda Vegter, PLEASE SHUT UP! Did you see what happened to Lucas because of the trash dogs you save? His face was demolished! The pit bulls were doing what THEY LOVE TO DO! I hope you are on the receiving end of one of those poor pit bulls! IDIOT!

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/03/newly-adopted-pit-bull-mix-attacks-boys-face-in-iowa.html

http://www.clintonherald.com/news/local_news/court-hearing-set-in-dog-bite-case/article_590b963b-b79a-5459-aaf5-767598075a5f.html