Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Taping Dog’s Mouth Shut

The puppy underwent reconstructive surgery after her muzzle was painfully bound with electrical tape.

It is good to see a judge hand out the stiffest punishment possible by law in Charleston, South Carolina.  The animal abuser will also be serving 15-years in a federal prison on an unrelated charge.

Circuit Judge Markley Dennis, in sentencing Dodson to the state’s maximum punishment for animal cruelty, said he wished the penalty could have been harder.

“I’m not trying to be mean,” Dennis told Dodson, according to Charleston’s Post and Courier, “but I wish I could give you more.”

William Leonard Dodson, 42, was handed down his sentence on Friday, one day after he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for an unrelated federal gun charge. He will serve both sentences concurrently, The Associated Press reported.

Full article here from the Huffington Post and above from the Charleston newspaper and Associated Press.  Just use the embedded links.

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Heartworms, mosquitoes, fleas and ticks

Our winter was mild, mosquitos will be abundant this year. Protect your dog.

Cost of Heartworms in Dogs

Heartworms can be an expensive treatment in dogs and can range from $1200.00 to $3000.00 depending on the cost of living and severity of your Dog’s heartworms. On average, the national cost of treating heartworms in dogs is $1800.00. (source vetary.com)

What are Heartworms?

Heartworm disease is a serious disease that results in severe lung disease, heart failure, other organ damage, and death in pets, mainly dogs, cats, and ferrets. It is caused by a parasitic worm called Dirofilaria immitis. The worms are spread through the bite of a mosquito. (source vetary.com)

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Fleas and Ticks will be abundant this year due to our mild winter.  Protect your dog.

If you are not already giving your dog a flea and tick treatment, it’s time to start now!

More about fleas and ticks here > http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/fleas-and-ticks

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A New Longmire Mystery – The Western Star

Besides the final season of Longmire (Season 5) filming starting any day now, here is the latest announcement from Penguin Random House on a new Longmire book available 9/5/2017.  You can pre-order from your favorite book seller or wait for your library to receive it.

(This is their text, below)

ABOUT THE WESTERN STAR

The thirteenth novel in Craig Johnson’s beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix series Longmire

Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff’s Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them.

The photograph—along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement—hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.

Link to their web site here

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Cady’s Spa Day

Cady enjoys going in for a grooming, bath and nail trim which I refer to as her Spa Day.  After I pick her up we go for a big walk and I take a few photos of her.  The groomer always sends her home with a new bandana.   Here she is in a Spring color themed hearts bandana.  I like to post several photos of her as she always manages to make a silly face,  close her eyes or turn her head while I take the photos.

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