A friend linked this horrible story to me. What is wrong with people?
Police: Pipe Forced Into Dog's Throat In Animal Cruelty Case
Sandown Woman Faces 6 Felony Charges
POSTED: 1:18 pm EDT April 7, 2011
UPDATED: 6:14 pm EDT April 7, 2011
SANDOWN, N.H. -- A Sandown woman has been charged with animal cruelty after one of her boyfriend's dogs died and the other is being treated for injuries.
Jamie Labbe, 33, was charged with six felony counts of animal cruelty, and bail was set at $30,000 cash after her arraignment Thursday morning.
Police said they got a report of possible animal cruelty Monday and found two German shepherds in poor condition. The dogs were taken to Brushwood Veterinary Clinic, which confirmed that the injuries were severe, police said.
One of the dogs, named Pebbles, was taken to Angell Memorial Medical Center in Boston for emergency surgery. That dog died from its injuries.
The other dog, Magic, remained at Brushwood and was given a 50 percent chance of survival, police said.
According to police, the veterinarian who treated Pebbles said that a pipe had been lodged in the dog's trachea. The veterinarian told police that the dog couldn't have swallowed the pipe, and it must have been forced into the dog's throat.
"There were X-rays and they were able to determine many items were lodged inside the body, and one of them in particular had a pipe lodged in their throat," said Chief Joseph Gordon.
According to court paperwork, the other dog had a plastic marker cap lodged in her stomach, along with a metal bolt, a metal cigarette lighter and a small shower head. That dog also had undetermined chemical burns in its mouth, police said.
Police said the dogs' owner had them for about nine years. Labbe has been ordered to stay away from him and his family.
A probable cause hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday.
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