Monday, February 16, 2009

Seized dogs to be euthanized





Are you happy now, John Goodwin?? HSUS??How about you Ingrid and all your sick followers? These dogs deserved a chance, and had people willing to try and give them that and because of your sick desire to cull the whole breed, they will now DIE...127dogs, dead....does that make you happy? And to the judge that ordered this, you should have been man enough to make your OWN EDUCATED decision instead of relying on the BULLSHIT fed to the media about these "fighting" dogs.

What a sad day....RIP to all the WSK dogs...I will go home and give all my dogs (Pit Bulls INCLUDED) extra loving tonight....I hope everyone that had a say so in the decision of the fate of these dogs is haunted by th eimages of these dogs for a long time!



Seized dogs to be euthanized
by Staff

Superior Court Judge Ed Wilson ordered this morning that 127 pit bulldogs seized in a Dec. 10, 2008 raid in Wilkes County be euthanized. The dogs were seized at Wildside Kennels on Mertie Road near Millers Creek.

The judge heard arguments from several individuals in Wilkes Superior Court, including representatives form the Humane Society of the United States and the prosecutor, that the dogs would pose a threat if adopted into families. Members of several animal advocacy groups, as well as individuals, had asked to be allowed to adopt the dogs.

The ownership of the dogs was awarded to the county when the owner of Wildside Kennels, Ed Faron, 61, of Mertie Road failed to pay the county for the care of the animals.

Faron was sentenced to 8 to 10 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to 14 counts of felony dog fighting.­

Donni Juan Casanova, 18, was given a suspended sentence of six to eight months after entering a guilty plea of to one count of felony dog fighting. Casanova is the adopted son of Faron.

The third defendant in the case, Amanda Grace Lunsford, 25, was sentenced this morning to 45 days, suspended for 24 months of supervised probation. She entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals.

JUDGE ORDERS PIT BULLS TO BE EUTHANIZED


WILKESBORO

A Superior Court judge this morning ordered that 127 pit bulls seized in a raid of a breeder of fighting dogs should be euthanized.

Judge Ed Wilson entered the order after hearing arguments from Wilkes County officials, from the prosecutor and from The Humane Society of the U.S. that the dogs are dangerous and would pose a risk if adopted into homes.

A number of animal lovers and animal advocacy groups have offered to adopt the dogs.

The dogs were seized Dec. 10, 2008, during a raid on Wildside Kennels in Wilkes County.

When Wildside Kennels owner Ed Faron failed to pay the county for the dogs' care after they were seized, a judge awarded ownership of the dogs to the county.

Faron, 61, pleaded guilty last week of 14 counts of felony dog fighting and was sentenced to 8 to 10 months in prison. His adopted son, Donni Juan Casanova, 18, pleaded guilty to one count of felony dog fighting and was given a suspended sentence of 6 to 8 months.

Amanda Grace Lunsford, 25, the third and final defendant in the case, pleaded guilty this morning to a misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals. She is Casanova's fiancé and had been living at the house less than a month at the time of the raid, her attorney said, and her role was simply to feed and water the dogs.

Lunsford was sentenced to 45 days, which was suspended for 24 months of supervised probation.