Woman charged with abuse of young dog

A 19-year-old woman was jailed on a felony aggravated animal abuse charge after she reportedly threw, squeezed and stomped on a Pomeranian puppy near the Medford Center on Wednesday.
The puppy, a 3-month-old female that weighed just 2 pounds, is recovering at the Jackson County animal shelter and being held as evidence in the case, officials said.
Medford police got a report of animal abuse in progress at the shopping center near Biddle Road and Stevens Street at 1:18 p.m. Wednesday, Detective Sgt. Mike Budreau said.
When an officer arrived, about 10 witnesses pointed to a young woman clutching a puppy and said she had been throwing it to the ground, stomping on it and swinging it by its leash, Budreau said.
As the officer approached her, he saw that she was squeezing the small dog so hard it couldn't breathe, Budreau said. The officer asked her to hand him the dog, but she refused.
Then she threw the dog about 10 feet and it landed on the pavement. The officer moved in to arrest her, but she fought him. After a short scuffle, Shasta Dawn Parnell was arrested on charges of aggravated first-degree animal abuse and resisting arrest.
Budreau said the felony charge of aggravated animal abuse is applied in cases of people purposely inflicting pain on an animal for no other reason than torturing it.
Police suspect Parnell, who has no listed address, was suffering from mental illness. She was lodged in jail, where remained Thursday on $25,000 bail.
Animal shelter Director Colleen Macuk said treatment was arranged for the puppy and she was doing well Thursday. The puppy appeared to have no major injuries.
Shelter workers said the pup was being kept as evidence in the case until prosecutors gave the word. Parnell wouldn't be able to reclaim the dog.

Oh this kind of stuff pisses me off like you wouldn't believe! There's no reason for this to went as far as it did. People always wants to butt into someones business, until they really need to, then they see nothing, know nothing, and hear nothing. This girl should be done just as she done to the puppy!!!


  • Sarah said....

    There are two things that get my back more than anything else, child abuse and animal abuse.

    I agree with you wholeheartedly, she should treated the exact same way. People who do such things should lose all human rights.

  • Mee mOe said....

    Thats crazy, crazy...

  • Mee mOe said....

    I didn't get a chance to finish my comment, lol...someone needed the computer..anywho..thanks so much for visiting my blogs !!!

  • chilly said....

    Oh I know that feeling, Terry! I have to share a computer here too.
    And it's a pleasure, I enjoy your blogs much!

    Hi Sarah! You are so right! Those two subjects are top of my list. NEVER abuse kids and animals!!!

  • Mickie said....

    Hi Chilly!
    Can you imagine what she would do to a baby???!! Since they're usually more work than puppies (and less cute, just kidding, no I'm not, yes I am).

    Hopefully she never has kids because that's an abuse story waitng to happen.

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