Friday, July 20 2012 1:11 PM EDT2012-07-20 17:11:17 GMT
Bond has been set for a Forsyth man who allegedly almost decapitated his mixed-breed dog.More >
FORSYTH, GA (CBS ATLANTA) -
The case of a dog nearly decapitated by her owner touched people world-wide. The man who rescued her and his wife have made it their mission to help as many abused, neglected and tortured animals as they can.
Shane Smith found the dog he named Hope at an animal shelter. Hope had wire sticking out of her neck and Smith found half of her neck was severed. Monroe County deputies then found Hope's original owner had tied her to a tree with electrical cord and left her to die.
Hope underwent surgery and was showing promise of making a recovery. She died in July.
Shane and his wife, Janet, then rescued a dog they named Faith. Faith's teeth had been filed down and she could barely walk. Her original owners had used her as a bait dog for dog fighting.
The Smiths started "Paws for Hope and Faith." As one of their first projects they asked animal shelters to pardon their animals or stop euthanizing the animals for a weekend to encourage adoptions. The Macon animal shelter was the first and only to sign on.
"It was a new adventure and it was extremely successful," said Van VanDeWalker, Interim Director Macon Animal Control.
The pardon was so successful it lasted almost two months and ended last week when the shelter went over capacity.
The Smiths are working on getting official non-profit status for their organization.
Deputies said Monterion Davis, 19, was Hope's original owner who tied her to the tree. A grand jury returned an indictment of felony animal cruelty against him. His arraignment is Wednesday January 4th and he will enter a plea to the charge.
On January 4th, Davis enter a "not guilty" plea to the charge. He is expected to go on trial in the spring.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:18:32 GMT
A Connecticut foster parent faces 100 days in jail after acknowledging she spanked a 4-year-old girl with a wooden spoon. Jami Littlefield pleaded guilty Monday in Superior Court in Norwich to third-degreeMore >
A Connecticut foster parent faces 100 days in jail after acknowledging she spanked a 4-year-old girl with a wooden spoon.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:16 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:16:32 GMT
A 18-month old baby was found not breathing at a home in Enfield Monday afternoon.Officers were called to a home on Cottage Green in the Thompsonville section of the city. Investigators found the babyMore >
An 18-month-old baby found not breathing at a home in Enfield Monday afternoon has died, according to police.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:54:09 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >
A medical examiner's office spokeswoman said 24 deceased victims from the Moore, OK, tornado had been transported to their Oklahoma City office. Seven of the dead were children.More >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:04 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:04:57 GMT
Connecticut's state police bomb squad is an elite unit with each member surviving a rigorous selection process only to be thrust back into the path of potential danger.One of those dangers involves hazardousMore >
Connecticut's state police bomb squad is an elite unit with each member surviving a rigorous selection process only to be thrust back into the path of potential danger.More >
Monday, May 20 2013 7:12 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:12:34 GMT
Wallingford police are looking into three college-aged girls who are going door to door looking to make more than just a sale, they're looking for a place to stay.Neighbors from East Side Drive, MeadowMore >
Wallingford police are looking into three college-aged girls who are going door-to-door looking to make more than just a sale, they're looking for a place to stay.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:13 AM EDT2013-05-21 09:13:02 GMT
Happy Saturday, Rain is on its way – as expected – but it will not hamper the entire weekend. Early this morning, there will be low clouds, fog and drizzle in many parts of Connecticut. This will haveMore >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:12:47 GMT
Jermaine Richards was arrested in connection with the death of Alyssiah Wiley.
A Bridgeport man faces murder and kidnapping charges in the death of an Eastern Connecticut State University who disappeared in April. Thirty-year-old Jermaine Richards was scheduled to make his firstMore >
The search for a missing college student has turned into a search for justice after 30-year-old Jermaine Richards was arrested in connection with the death of Alyssiah Wiley.More >