Photo may have been deleted

Instagram

Four employees at a Pennsylvania PetSmart were arrested and charged with animal cruelty after a customer's dog died while in their care.

NFL sideline reporter AJ Ross is still mourning the loss of her loyal companion, Kobe. The poodle was strangled to death during a grooming session after Ross dropped him off at a PetSmart in Pittsburgh.

Julie Miller, Shaphan Stonge, Elizabeth Doty and Heather Rowe each face charges in connection with the death of 11-year-old Kobe.

Ross told PEOPLE she dropped off her beloved pooch for a nail trim on Nov. 17.

"When I brought him in, I asked if I could stay, because he was just the type of dog that he liked to see where I was at all times," she told PEOPLE on Thursday. "They told me because of COVID I couldn't stay in the grooming area."

When she returned to pick up Kobe she found her dog laying motionless on the grooming table.

"He looked lifeless. He didn't even look like he was breathing," Ross said.

Ross shared her pain in an Instagram post titled "PetSmart Killed My Dog."

"My horrific experience at PetSmart has been excruciating to recap publicly. But I sincerely hope in sharing my story it will lead to better grooming training practices and increased transparency and oversight; so no one else has to endure a pain like this."

 

Photo may have been deleted

News4Jax

A Florida judge sentenced a teenager to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office K-9 dog, and other charges.

Jhamal Paskel, 19, previously pleaded guilty to felony charges including killing a police dog, armed carjacking and two counts of kidnapping,

Black Twitter expressed outrage that a Black teenager received prison time for shooting a dog, while Breonna Taylor's killers still walk free.

According to News4Jax, Paskel carjacked two women on Sept. 20, 2018, and forced one of them to drive as he held her at gunpoint.

The car was equipped with an OnStar system, and police tracked the vehicle to Interstate 10 near Cecil Commerce Parkway.

Paskel bailed out of the car and fled on foot with K-9 Fang in hot pursuit. Officers heard three gunshots and K-9 Fang yelped before collapsing on the ground.

"I heard two gunshots back to back followed by a third. In between two and three, I heard Fang yelp, and soon as I came over the embankment, I kind of saw him coming to rest after falling and being shot," the dog's handler Officer Matt Herrera told News4Jax.

According to News4Jax, the Florida Legislature passed a law in 2019 to increase killing a police dog or horse to a second-degree felony and raised the maximum sentence from five years to 15 years.
 

Alberto Reyes/WENN.com

Black Twitter was in a frenzy this week when Joe Budden's ex-fiancee Cyn Santana revealed sordid details about his bizarre relationship with his male dog.

The former couple are in the midst of a bitter child custody battle involving their 2-year-old son Lexington.

The details of Joe's perversion came to light in a leaked phone call and court documents this week.

Cyn claimed Joe chased her around their house and dragged her before kicking her and their son out of his home without any means of financial support. Joe and Cyn are pictured above during happier times in Miami in 2017.

Thaddaeus McAdams/Getty Images

But the more troubling allegations, Joe's disturbing relationship with his dog, were detailed in court documents.

"Defendant has a male dog whom he loves and showers with attention," Cyn noted.

"While most of Defendant's interactions with the dog are appropriate, I have observed on several occasions one particularly bizarre behavior by Defendant.

"Without putting too fine a point on it, suffice to say that Defendant has not only expressed concern for the dog's lack of a sexual partner, but has personally assumed responsibility for relieving any pent-up canine sexual tension.

"Defendant, for reasons I cannot fathom, has personally masturbated the dog. Defendant repeatedly states that he sees this function as his responsibility since there are no 'bitches' around to provide a sexual outlet for the dog."

In a recent video, Joe admitted "playing" with the dog's private parts to make him "feel good." And in one of Joe's podcast episodes, the 40-year-old Virgo is seen playing with his co-host Rory's dog.

After Rory laughed nervously and tells him to "stop raping my dog," Joe shamed Rory, saying: "See, that's how I know he's not a real animal lover. Anybody with a pet, you've done a little something down there to make your dog feel good."

R&B legend Isaac Hayes' son, Isaac Hayes III defended the troubled former rapper on Twitter.

"So @JoeBudden turns down a new Spotify deal cause he's been steadfast about owning his content and less than a week later there's an entire smear campaign against him. So if you can't own him destroy him. Anyone participating in this is evil and wack."

Isaac's tweet was marked "not helpful" by Twitter support.

Black Twitter overwhelmingly disagreed.


 

 

This is an open post where you can discuss any subject matter. This post will not be censored or moderated. Disqus may automatically moderate certain words considered offensive. There are no rules in Open Posts. So enter at your own risk.

Haniyyah Barnes

Haniyyah Barnes will spend the next four years in prison for throwing her neighbor's dog into traffic during a heated argument over a parking space.

The 29-year-old Newark, New Jersey resident was also ordered to pay her neighbor $2,000 in restitution and perform 30 days of community service at an organization for the prevention of cruelty to animals.

Read more »