Friday, April 12, 2013
Benetta Johnson, the woman responsible for a 5-month-old Pit Bull Puppy being dragged down Interstate 55 in November 2012, was found guilty Thursday in a St. Louis County courtroom.
An East St. Louis woman was found guilty of misdemeanor animal abuse Thursday for her failure to properly care for and control a puppy that was later dragged along Interstate 55 for miles, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Benetta Johnson, 41, was sentenced to two years of probation and 150 hours of community service, and is banned from caring for or owning pets for the next two years, the report said. Trooper has spent months at the Maryland Heights location of the Humane Society of Missouri, where he's undergone surgery and rehabilitation. Now, he is nearly fully healthy. Because of Trooper's injuries, his adoption will not take place until late March, the Humane Society says. You might also be interested in:
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Trooper has spent months at the Maryland Heights location of the Humane Society of Missouri, where he's undergone surgery and rehabilitation. Now, he is nearly fully healthy.
The trial of Benetta Johnson, the woman who admitted to tying a 5-and-a-half-month-old Pit Bull puppy to a car that later critically injured the dog by dragging it down Interstate 55 in November 2012, resumes this morning with Johnson expected to give her side of the story, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Johnson is being charged with misdemeanor animal abuse in the case and could face a eyar in jail and a fine. According to the report, Johnson's defense lawyer, Thomas Gilliam, said the evidence would show that Johnson “did not intend or purposefully cause” Trooper’s injuries. More from Post-Dispatch: Johnson has yet to testify during the bench trial in front of Associate Circuit Court Judge Theresa Counts Burke, but during her …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Play sessions are part of Trooper's recovery and socialization. Trooper was dragged behind a truck along Interstate 55 in November 2012. His recovery is being monitored at the Humane Society of Missouri's Maryland Heights location.
Trooper, the 5-and-a-half-month-old Pit Bull puppy that was critically injured after being dragged down Interstate 55 in November, continues to make his recovery at the Humane Society's Maryland Heights location. In a video released Thursday by the Humane Society, Trooper can be seen playing a game of tug-of-war with a friend, Daisy. According to the organization, play sessions are part of his recovery and socialization. To aid in Trooper's healing process, according to the Humane Society, he received laser therapy treatments, a painless, non-invasive procedure being used to reduce inflammation and help speed up the healing of the open and granulating wounds on all four of his limbs. Meanwhile, thousands of people from all over the globe …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Information regarding Trooper, the puppy critically injured after being dragged down I-55 in November, and his owner is now worth a $5,000 reward from the Humane Society of Missouri.
Trooper, the 5-and-a-half-month-old Pit Bull puppy that was critically injured after being dragged down Interstate 55 last month, is now walking, and eating and drinking normally following surgery he had last week, the Humane Society of Missouri reports. The surgery, performed at the Humane Society's Maryland Heights location, was to clean and further close open wounds, and assess the possibility of saving Trooper’s right front leg. Meanwhile, Dr. Mark Wright, director of Shelter Medicine for the Humane Society of Missouri, said he continues to be guardedly optimistic about the possibility of saving the dog’s leg. The pup, according to the Humane Society, still faces six to eight weeks of additional treatment and rehabilitation and the …
Monday, August 27, 2012
The organization will be requesting a special permit from the Maryland Heights Planning Commission on Tuesday evening. The event is open to the public.
The Humane Society of Missouri is in the process of building a new veterinary clinic and adoption center that would take the place of a former Maryland Heights restaurant. The Humane Society is looking to redevelop a building at 11660 Administratin Drive, a location near the intersection of Page Avenue and Schueltz Road across the street from the St. Louis Crisis Nursery. The organization will be requesting a special permit from the Maryland Heights Planning Commission on Tuesday evening. The event is open to the public. The new building would be within the Westport Planning Area. According to city documents, the redevelopment would be within the goals of the Westport Planning Area. The city planner said the redevelopment woudl …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Got extra time with school back in session? Be a volunteer at the Maryland Heights branch of the Missouri Humane Society.
With fall rolling around, kids are back in school, leaving some parents with extra time on their hands. What to do with these extra hours of peace and calm? If you’ve got a love for pets and helping your community, then the Humane Society of Missouri branch in Maryland Heights may be right up your ally. Several volunteer opportunities are available, with everything from Pet Pals to administrative positions in need of assistance. Maryland Heights’ residents need not even leave their community, as one of the branches of the Humane Society of Missouri is located near Westport at 2400 Drilling Service Dr. Perhaps the most essential element to keeping the animals healthy and happy is the Pet Pals program. These volunteers assist in walking and …
Monday, May 7, 2012
We've got a round-up of deadlines and last minute events around town.
Welcome to Last Chance! In this new feature, we’ll take a weekly look at upcoming deadlines around Maryland Heights. Community: Know of other deadlines coming up in Maryland Heights? Be sure to let us know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.