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Thread: Gang Tries to Roasts Puppies Over Open Fire

  1. #1
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    Aug 2008
    South Coast NSW

    Angry Gang Tries to Roasts Puppies Over Open Fire

    Gang tries to roasts puppies over open fire in Manchester | The Daily Telegraph

    A GANG of children have been caught trying to roast two puppies over an open fire.

    The seven-week-old puppies were rescued by a passerby who was alerted by the dogs yelping as their fur began to burn with a gang of youths slowly roasting them over a bonfire on a canal bank near the northern England city of Manchester, UK newspaper the Daily Mail reported.

    The walker Melanie Johnson, 32, ordered the teens to release dogs as they struggled to escape the flames.

    "I just could not believe the cruelty being shown by these kids," Ms Johnson told the Daily Mail.

    "If I hadn't turned up, I think they would have burned the dogs alive."

    Miss Johnson, from Rochdale, added: "Most of the kids were aged 12, 13 or older. But some were as young as ten. I was ripping mad and still am to think that anyone - least of all children - could do this."

    She took the two puppies from the bank and carried them to the safety of her home before wrapping them in a towel and taking them to an RSPCA shelter.

    The cross-bred pups were examined by a vet after the incident in Newbold, Rochdale on Friday and were found to be in generally good health.

    Jean Spencer, the RSPCA shelter manager, said: "The puppies are only seven weeks old and still smelled of smoke from the bonfire when they arrived.

    "The fur on one of them was singed and the other has a small hernia. Fortunately, they are going to be fine."

    She added: "To think that children could be so cruel is really disgusting. The puppies are absolutely gorgeous. Everyone here has fallen in love with them."

    The male puppy has been named Guy and his sister Cinders.

    They will now go to a shelter in Halifax to be re-homed.

    No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

    Where are their Parents? How can KIDS be so cruel, not one but a group?
    I have taught my kids to love and respect animals from the day they were born.
    I am so Glad that person intervened and hope Guy and Cinders find good homes!

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    Join Date
    Dec 2008


    very sad that children can do this to some inocent little puppies.

    They obviously have parents who don't give a hoot...if they were bought up in a compasionate family, there is no way they'd be doing this

    Definate applaud for the lady who stepped in and saved these poor little babies.

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    Feb 2009
    Redland Bay, Queensland


    That is Disgusting
    Says a lot for the childrens' upbringing, But then, the way I've seen some parents act during the course of my job, it's not such a surprise..

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    Well thats not surprising. In this part of UK, children are free to roam the streets, parents seem to dont give a damn. Rochdale is such a terrible sub-urb, its clearly crying out for poverty, and youth centers dont really exist in that part.

    Im not pulling your legs, but I can believe this story, judging the area, and knowing its social class. Though It doesnt justify their act.

  5. #5
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    Jan 2009



    I agree with Mitte. Monkey see, monkey do - Children learn from their parents. Poor parenting I think.

    I'm proud of the Woman that stepped in and rescued the Puppies. There needs to be more people like her.

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    Jan 2011


    OMG I am horrified. Maybe if they were in a third world country and that is all they could find (as horrifying as that scenario sounds). But in the U.K.....

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    Oct 2009
    Rural NSW


    I am horrified that people resurrect 2 year old threads.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    its not always easy to see that a post is old and sometimes you don't realise until the comment is posted... if the mods don't want older posts to be commented on they should close them...

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