Nifty Mom

Vegan, Eco-conscious, Natural Parenting, Unschooling Wife and Mom

Victory for Ella December 4, 2008

Thankfully Ella has received some justice, not enough in my opinion, for her awful untimely death. Christine Abrams is sentenced to 8 months in jail, one year of probabtion, 80 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine!

I just can’t believe that her lawyer said because it only involved a dog that she shouldn’t get a max penalty. THat’s exactly why people will keep getting away with animal cruetly..with people with that mindset. They are a living creature that we bring into our homes.

May you rest in peace now Ella.

 

Ella vs Christine Abrams December 3, 2008

Filed under: Animals — niftymom @ 2:55 pm
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So FINALY the sentencing of Christine Abrams case is tommorow, after rescheduling so many times I’m glad it’s coming to an end. And better news is she has supposedly chaning her plea from not guilty to Guilty or no contest.

If you havn’t heard of the Ella case or been following Voices For Ella

“Ella was a 1 year old white German shepherd from Cocoa, Florida.She was found dead in her crate in March of 2008, after her owner admittedly abandoned her. Christine Abrams was arrested in March for felony animal cruelty. When formal charges were filed, the State Attorney dropped the charges down to misdemeanor animal cruelty. Shortly after that, an additional misdemeanor count of unlawful confinement was added. The case is currently in pre-trial proceedings.

According to veterinary records, Ella’s leg was amputated in November 2007, which was only two months prior to when Ella was reportedly abandoned. The records indicate a leash became tightly wrapped around Ella’s back leg after she had been left alone and tethered overnight. By the time Abrams returned home one night, Ella’s leg was badly swollen. The vet provided two options: skin grafts costing up to $4,000 or amputation. Abrams elected amputation. Ella only had 3 legs when she died. ”

The terrible thing is that when she left ella in her crate there was a full bag of dog food right by the cage. As well as where she was staying her friend didn’t want the dog there and Christine was close distance away! How could someone say they care about an animal and treat it so? Anyone who looks to accept another living creature in their home needs to treat it as they would themselves or don’t add to your family! If she knew she wouldn’t be coming back she should have taken Ella to a rescue or no kill shelter, many animals with disabilites live happy with families… dogs that only have their back two legs, only front 2 or even the side 2, blind, etc…

There will be a rally starting at 7:45am at the Viera Courthouse located between The Avenues and Mantee Stadium. Hopfully justice will prevail for Ella and set a path for the right way to treat animals.