Many responding to Burke dog discovery

Many want to help after discovery this week of 19 dead animals

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 11:31 AM
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 The Burke County Sheriff’s Office has received many calls from people concerned over the discovery that 19 dogs were found shot and dumped on the side of a Midville road.

 “I had one lady call from Columbia County yesterday afternoon who wanted to donate,” said Jesse Burke, the county’s public works director, whose workers discovered the dogs Monday along Old Wadley Road.

 Another woman from Smyrna in suburban Atlanta heard the news on Facebook and called up to make a donation to the reward fund.

 Burke donated the starting $200 to the fund after he saw the puppies without their eyes open, grown pregnant dogs and one male dog tossed to the side of the road. Public Works employees later buried the animals.

 Burke County sheriff’s Chief Deputy James Hollingsworth said he is still working through a stack of messages all from those wanted to help in bringing the person responsible to justice. The reward amount has increased, but Hollingsworth does not have a set amount yet.

 So far no one has come forward with information leading to the person who might be responsible.

 The person responsible will be facing charges of cruelty to animals. Hollingsworth said he will also be discussing the issue with the district attorney’s office and the Department of Natural Resources to see what other charges could apply to the case.

 The breed of the animals has not been determined.

Anyone with information about the dogs should contact the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, 706-554-2133.

 

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CJ3
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CJ3 12/02/10 - 01:20 pm
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Sick, angry people

Sick, angry people

I reckon
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I reckon 12/02/10 - 01:37 pm
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These dogs may not have been

These dogs may not have been from Burke county since they were driven there. If anyone knows anyone who had this many of these dogs and now they do not have them please let the Sheriff's office know.

Aroundtown
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Aroundtown 12/02/10 - 01:47 pm
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There should be a good

There should be a good resolution to this case...SOMEONE has to know that a family/individual's group of (as reported) almost All WHITE dogs just had a litter...from word of mouth, kids talking at school, etc..
and that the dogs are no longer on the premises.
If the reward is high enough, someone will say something...Unless they are worried that this monster will turn the gun on them next.

I love animals, although I am not one of those who would,...for instance, pay thousands for Cancer treatment for a cat (I'm sorry, God is calling him home...let him go. Pay the bills for your children first!!)...But i DO believe that you should take care of the ones that you have. If you can't,...give to a shelter.
What kind of human can strangle little newborn pups, and shoot healthy animals in the head just because they don't want them anymore?? Stupid red-neck mentality.
Time to pay the piper...I see a BIG FINE, Lots of Community Service and YEARS of disgrace from the community at large on this guy's shoulders.
Let's all pray that there aren't children at this home that may have witnessed this brutality...

Suzy Q
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Suzy Q 12/02/10 - 02:03 pm
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According to the details in

According to the details in The True Citizen, this must have been done by a sick, sick individual who doesn't need to be loose in public.

I hope he/she is caught soon, and gets what they truly deserve, the disgust and derision of many, piled on top of public shame and humiliation with jail time, a nasty stain on their record and heavy fines to boot.

The AC would do us all a favor by publishing their name and photo. I want to know who the monsters are in my community so I know how to avoid them.

I reckon
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I reckon 12/02/10 - 02:05 pm
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They look like white german

They look like white german shepards. I wonder if they were from a breeder???????

chrissy921
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chrissy921 12/02/10 - 02:46 pm
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Like Carolina Dogs? Hmmm.

Like Carolina Dogs? Hmmm.

smartie
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smartie 12/02/10 - 03:12 pm
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please contribute to catch

please contribute to catch this heartless human being. Burke County Sheriffs Dept., attn: James Hollingsworth P.O. Box 702 Waynesboro, GA 30830

Batman
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Batman 12/02/10 - 03:16 pm
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I wholeheartedly agree that

I wholeheartedly agree that no one should kill an innocent animal; however, I find it very odd that our society will go through hell and high water to find a person who kills an animal while innocent babies are killed everyday as a result of abortion and so few people object. It's a strange world where animals have greater value than humans.

smartie
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smartie 12/02/10 - 03:29 pm
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OH, GREAT!!! can't we crusade

OH, GREAT!!! can't we crusade for our beloved animals, too, batman? GOOD LORD!! ok! just for your, and icl, rons information, we're all against abortion, too! GOOD GRIEF!! everybody shut up about the dogs!! we're offending all the anti-abortion people. if you guys don't mind, could we have just one thread to call our own, and help bring a sick dog-killer to justice. read the dang article in the True Citizen about how the dude maul these puppies and pregnant mama dogs, and then see if you might understand how we may feel. nobody said these dogs have greater value than a human. but, they have value to us.

Hatfield0278
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Hatfield0278 12/02/10 - 03:29 pm
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I agree with you Batman.

I agree with you Batman.

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sueboo418 12/02/10 - 03:39 pm
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Not that I agree with it but

Not that I agree with it but abortion happens every day. It's not every day that you find 19 dead dogs on the side of the road. This story is about dead dogs not abortion so stick to the article.

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dreamcatcher_ga 12/02/10 - 04:41 pm
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People are dragging the

People are dragging the abortion issue into the murders of these dogs. Just a reminder: people choose abortion.
These poor animals had no choice.
I sincerely hope the horrible, horrible creature who commited this crime will soon be brought to justice.

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Sweet son 12/02/10 - 04:59 pm
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Can't even believe that the

Can't even believe that the anti-abortion people can change the story thread to one about their cause. DUH!!When the AC prints a story about right-to-life or abortion then jump in with both feet.

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mable8 12/02/10 - 05:07 pm
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And no one will come

And no one will come forward--what a bunch of cowards. Just because a person doesn't like animals, it is not a reason to commit this sort of crime. These kind of animal deaths should be considered felonies, period. As it is, the culprits will probably get charged with a small misdemeanor and get by with a "don't do that anymore." Creeps like this generally get away with these blantant acts and graduate to killing human beings.

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smartie 12/02/10 - 05:40 pm
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i'm thinking, probably not,

i'm thinking, probably not, in Burke County, mable8. i think, mostly, it's important to catch the person, first. i'm sure there's a limit to what they could be charged, but, probation and community service can be tough, too! i'd bet, that, someone so shallow would be very inconvenienced by that. probably wouldn't conform, and probably get in more trouble.

smartie
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smartie 12/02/10 - 05:52 pm
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anyway, please get involved,

anyway, please get involved, people, to help solve this crime. somebody knows about this. contribute something. $10.00., $25.00. there's strength in numbers. make this person accountable. reward fund: Burke County Sheriff's Dept. attn: James Hollingsworth P.O. Box 702 Waynesboro, GA 30830 thanks! i'm going home to spend quality time with my faithful dogs.

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hopefulinaugusta 12/02/10 - 05:58 pm
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Did these "dogs" have collars

Did these "dogs" have collars of any kind. And since the breed has not been determined has anyone thought about the possibility that these were some kind of hybrid wolf. The people or person that killed and dumped them in this manner needs to be dealt with but if these are some type of wolf that a person tried to domesticate then they too need to be addressed.

In rural areas, people take on these animals because they have the land/ space and they think that they are doing a good thing, but these are wild animals that will always have wild animal instincts. They reek havoc on these rural communities and the farmers and homeowners within. They have a natural pack instinct and they hunt and kill in packs. They wipe out livestock and are a danger to small children and domestic animals.

Once again, if this is the case I do not agree with the manner in which they have been disposed of, but when I saw the pictures on the news last night, a hybrid wolf was the first thing I thought of.

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bettyboop 12/02/10 - 06:14 pm
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puppy mill...........bad

puppy mill...........bad economic times.......

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myparrot 12/02/10 - 06:24 pm
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• Is overly aggressive, often

• Is overly aggressive, often picking fights.
• Is willing to hurt others emotionally or physically without remorse.
• Is arrogant and overly confident.
• Likes to set fires.
• Is cruel to animals.
These are signs of antisocial behavior. Most of society's worst criminals showed clear signs of antisocial behavior. We could help stop a future human killer.

I reckon
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I reckon 12/02/10 - 06:24 pm
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Thats the same thing that

Thats the same thing that crossed my mind bettyboop.

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pommom38 12/02/10 - 09:04 pm
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Smartie, we got it already.

Smartie, we got it already. Please stop constantly reposting the freakin address.
To those insisting on bringing abortion into an article about dogs, get over it! Abortion is a CHOICE and unfortunately legal. Killing dogs is NOT legal. And no, the dogs don't have a choice (whoever said that) but it is no comparison, the babies don't either.

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soldout 12/02/10 - 10:03 pm
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Batman, what folks don't

Batman, what folks don't understand that abortion created a spirit of death in this land and makes all life cheap including animals. There is always a connection in the spiritual realm. The shooting of so many folks in Augusta; it is all connected and people get upset over the symptom and never deal with the cause.

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albertoli 12/03/10 - 12:26 am
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dogfigthing evidence disposed

dogfigthing evidence disposed of? GBI needs to be involved in possible felony

Ole School
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Ole School 12/03/10 - 05:04 am
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COME ON PEOPLE LETS GET THE

COME ON PEOPLE LETS GET THE FOOL !

Sandpiper
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Sandpiper 12/03/10 - 05:19 am
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I haven't traveled that way

I haven't traveled that way for quite a while, but didn't there used to be a "bird dog capital of the world" billboard down that way?

CABoatright
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CABoatright 12/03/10 - 08:44 am
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Ole School, I'm with
Unpublished

Ole School, I'm with you-SHOOT THE IDIOT ON SIGHT.
The fine for animal cruelty is so low, the authorities should consider charging this idiot with endangering public health-a pile of dead flesh dumped anywhere in a public area is a danger---hell, get the EPA involved--that will hurt this idiots wallet!!

Richmnd Cty Votr
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Richmnd Cty Votr 12/03/10 - 08:54 am
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This is just plain cruel, and

This is just plain cruel, and they need to be caught. Is someone or something KILLING our BIRDS? I have a bird feeder that used to be full this time of year. And there is only 1 bird that comes, which is a Cardinal. I used to see hundreds of migrating birds also. But now NONE. Someone should look into this. Has anyone else noticed the birds disappeared?

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CobaltGeorge 12/03/10 - 09:05 am
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Aroundtown
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Aroundtown 12/03/10 - 11:35 am
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"Hopefulinaugusta" is

"Hopefulinaugusta" is certainly Hopeful...."Hybrid Wolf"?, "Collars"?..
The type of person that does this type of thing, i.e. "Future human killer" (kudos to "myparrot")...are not the type to put a collar on the dogs that they don't want...
The Wolf theory is a bit far-fetched..but for the sake of discussion...OK.. there is a pack of rampant white German Shepard-looking dogs (with newborn pups, no less) that are a menace to this person's property...
Call the SPCA!!
That's what they are there for!
Geez...what is this? Transylvania??...Rabid baby puppies...looking for their next kill?
Yeah we better whip out that rifle...Their eyes may open soon....
(Sorry to be so sarcastic, but the sugar-coating on that "wolf" idea made it look as if we should thank "Farmer John" for wiping out the menace...)
BTW...What idiot dumps 19 dogs on a tarp by the road instead of burying them? It looks like this person WANTS press and is just the sort of media-hound that many future serial killers are...Socio-psychotic behavior is shown here, in my opinion...much like the Zodiac Killer & the Green River Killer...They left their prey in plain sight...as a "Challenge" to police.
Take it for what it's worth...This fool needs to be evaluated...and quick!!

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hopefulinaugusta 12/03/10 - 01:29 pm
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Aroundtown, before you spend

Aroundtown, before you spend energy being sarcastic, do a little research on the subject. It is not far fetched because people are breeding these wolf hybrids. I did not excuse the persons actions at all, I simply offered a theory same as yourself. And they are not white german shepherds.

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