Cocker Spaniel Breeders in Alabama
Last Friday Mary Brodersen pleaded not guilty to 93 counts of animal neglect despite the deplorable conditions her cocker spaniels were found in. Five were found dead.
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Maybe it was the same one. It was about a mile away from where we saw the other one. It had just crossed a major road. They don’t run too fast. I was careful not to get close. Hoshi was going nuts. It smelled skunky too. I think these are good bonding moments for me and Hoshi. We’re still not as close as me and Gabby were.
The 18-year-old brother and 23-year-old sister who brutally killed their aunt’s cocker spaniel will face trial March 7th. On February 4, 2012, Timo Bodtcher held down Prince while Charissa Bodtcher stabbed him approximately 10 times with a 12-inch hunting knife. Both fled the scene leaving Prince to die. Prince managed to climb up the long flight of stairs leading to his home in a 2nd floor apartment. Police testified Prince left trail of blood on the stairway where they found him bleeding profusely with his organs protruding. Tim Bodtcher justified his actions by saying Prince was “crazy” and “bites people.” Both siblings are free on bail.
I saw something up ahead crossing the road. It was low to the ground and slinking. We chased it to the other side. I saw the long black and white striped tail as it ducked under a neighbor’s fence. It lifted up its tail too before taking off. Hoshi didn’t like it and barked. The neighbor has two labs. I hope they don’t go out.
Auburn, Alabama resident Hal David Moore, 23, was arrested February 16, 2012 on five felony counts of first-degree animal cruelty. Charges also included second-degree arson. Moore broke into his girlfriend’s home on February 16, 2012 setting fire to a bedroom which killed five cocker spaniel puppies. The puppies died of smoke inhalation although the mother survived. Four puppies were found in a bathtub. One puppy was found dead in a cage with its mother.
Ironically, Moore serves as an Auburn fire fighter. According to the victim’s uncle Harold Brown, “The police said whoever did it knew about fire.” Moore was released from the Lee County Detention Facility on a $18, 500 bond. Moore is also a student at Auburn University.