Friday, January 13, 2006

Family Violence And Animal Abuse Are Linked

We all know that there are wackos out there.

Here is the first case:

Salvador Rodriguez thought his wife was cheating on him, so he took it out on her dog. He stabbed the animal in the chest and neck with a butcher knife, and then he hanged it by its neck for 20 minutes.

Miraculously, the dog survived. Also miraculously, Rodriguez's wife didn't leave him.

But on Thursday, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge sent Rodriguez to jail for six months and put him on probation for three years.

Then there is this case:

An Austin woman turned herself in to police Thursday, charged with animal cruelty.

Investigators say Joanne Hinojosa stabbed a dog to death at a home in South Austin.

The dog belonged to a friend of Hinojosa's husband. She is separated from her husband.

Hinojosa was arguing violently with her husband and the friend outside the house and was then was left alone inside with the dog, witnesses said.

One man called the police and when officers arrived, they say they found the dog bleeding with a knife sticking out of its side.

They took the animal to an animal hospital but doctors could not save the dog. The dog had 27 stab injuries when it got to the hospital, doctors said.

Police say in situations of family violence, animals are also at risk.

If you live with a psycho, then one day, that person might just harm your dog. I know, personally, of such a situation. They need to be locked up in a ward for the criminally insane.


Take note that neither of these whack jobs will get much in the way of punishment for these heinous acts.

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