Kinship Circle: Justice For Hannah

April 27th, 2008 9:48 pm by Kelly Garbato

UPDATE, 4/28/08:

There’s now a petition going at The Petition Site: Abused GSD Being Denied Justice. Southern Cross German Shepherd Rescue is posting updates there, so go sign it and check back for more information.

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Date: Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 9:29 PM
Subject: Justice For Hannah [KC MEMBER ALERT]

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ALERT FROM KINSHIP CIRCLE MEMBER:
4/27/08: Demand Charges For Hannah’s Life Of Abuse

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Becky Kaase, North Louisiana German Shepherd Rescue, Founder
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Humane Society of Louisiana, Lincoln Chapter President, http://humanela.org/

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BACKGROUND / EDITED FOR LENGTH:

FULL ACCOUNT: Abused Former K-9 Handler’s Dog Is Denied Justice

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Hannah, a 4-year-old German Shepherd was formerly owned by a Tattnall County, GA, K-9 handler. From a very young age, Hannah was used as a breeding machine, confined until her muscles atrophied, starved and neglected. When deemed no longer useful, she was surrendered to an animal control facility in Reidsville, Georgia (about 75 miles southwest of Savannah, in Tattnall County) with orders to euthanize her.

At the time of her surrender, Hannah (known then as Haunna) was in horrific condition. She’d been starved and was severely emaciated at only 41 lbs. Her pads were so wounded that she walked on her haunches. Her fur was rubbed off in many places due to confinement. She was also pregnant and gave birth to three stillborn puppies while at the animal control facility.

On February 7, 2007, Southern Cross German Shepherd Rescue saved Hannah. On her way to a vet, she began to bleed — mostly from giving birth combined with her extremely poor physical condition. A statement from the vet:

Today, I examined Haunna (now Hannah), an approximately 4-year-old GSD. During the examination, it was noted Haunna is severely underweight. On a typical scoring scale, with 3/5 being a normal, healthy weight, Haunna is a low 1/5. This type of body condition is typically only noted in dogs suffering from long-term cancers or long term starvation. No signs of neoplasia (cancer) were noted in Haunna. Haunna had hair loss on her caudal thighs consistent with long term kenneling, skin disease, or both. If you have any questions, or other information I can provide, please don’t hesitate to call.

Sincerely, Will Baldwin, DVM, Cornelia Veterinay Hospital Cornelia, GA * 706 778-6605

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When Hannah gained enough strength she was spayed. Her uterus, full of cystic nodules, was removed. She also had 2 very small tumors excised from her mammary glands. She tested a very strong heartworm positive and must undergo treatment as soon as she is strong enough.

Hannah’s case had to be turned over to the GBI – Georgia Bureau of Investigation, because the person who owned her was associated with the law enforcement in Tattnall county as a K-9 handler.

Southern Cross and Hannah’s new guardian desperately want justice for Hannah but it looks like authorities are either sweeping the case under the rug…or trying to cover it up. They’ve also heard that her previous owner has acquired another dog to replace Hannah as his new “breeding machine.”

READ MORE: here

CONTACT INFORMATION / TAKE ACTION:

This case is under investigation by the GBI Region 5 Office in Statesboro, Georgia, Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office in Tattnall
County. The District Attorney is Tom Durden. They will not release the abuser’s name. No charges have been brought. Hannah is slowly recovering, but doesn’t she deserve justice?

1. District Attorney Tom Durden
945 E.G. Miles Pkwy; Hinesville GA 31313
912-876-4151, 912-876-7991
email: daajc [at] yahoo.com

2. WTOC — Ask them to investigate and find out why nothing is being done?
http://www.wtoc.com/Global/story.asp?S=157309&nav=menu89_11

Read more about Hannah at Hannah’s New Life: http://hannahsnewlife.blogspot.com/
Read some initial background on Hannah: http://lakota-lakota.blogspot.com/2008/02/animal-abuse.html

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2 Responses to “Kinship Circle: Justice For Hannah”

  1. Diane Kuc Says:

    People who do these things to other creatures are sick and should have the same thing done to them! How’s that for sensitivity training?

  2. Susan Says:

    Tom Durden would NEVER investigate – besides – Ramsey Arnold is on his way to Prison now for selling stolen METH from the Tattnall county sherriffs office proeprty room. He pled guilty in June 2012.

    The dog owner – no, was NOT a Law Enforcement dog – the dog belonged to:

    Guess who?

    Jayla Dyess his girlfriend – she spent all her money abd time on her lap dogs and ignored Hannah’s condition.
    Ramsey took the fall for her – ’cause he really likes her…..
    Susan

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