Friday, July 2, 2010

Peggy the Brave Dog

Dog survives being thrown from fourth floor of Syracuse building

Published: Friday, June 25, 2010, 4:06 PM     Updated: Friday, June 25, 2010, 4:11 PM
Robert A. Baker / The Post-Standard
Syracuse, NY -- A dog was thrown out a fourth-floor window on Syracuse’s Eastside this morning and police are trying to find the person responsible.

About 7:30 a.m., construction workers saw the dog get thrown from a window at 1809 E. Fayette St., Sgt. Tom Connellan said.

The dog, a pit bull mix about 1 year old, suffered multiple injuries when it landed, including two broken back legs, broken ribs and internal injuries, Connellan said.
When police arrived at the apartment the dog was thrown from, there was no one there, Connellan said. Connellan was unsure if the dog had tags.
Police have some leads on who might have thrown the dog and the investigation is continuing.
The dog was originally taken to a Bridge Street veterinarian but was transferred to the DeWitt Animal Hospital.
A woman who answered the phones at DeWitt Animal Hospital said she was instructed by police not to give out any information.
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Whoever is responsible for this needs a very severe punishment and he or she should be locked up for many years in my opinion.

Syracuse police say man dropped girlfriend's dog from fourth-floor apartment window

Published: Monday, June 28, 2010, 12:04 PM     Updated: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 7:23 AM
John Mariani / The Post-Standard
Syracuse, NY – Syracuse police have charged a man for allegedly throwing a dog Friday from the fourth floor of an apartment building at 1809 E. Fayette St.

Ricky Coleman, 20, was charged with aggravated animal cruelty, a felony, and criminal trespass in connection with the incident, Sgt. Tom Connellan said.

“This was the result of a domestic dispute, he and his girlfriend, and he ended up throwing her dog out the fourth-floor window,” Connellan said.

The incident was witnessed about 7:30 a.m. Friday by construction workers.

Coleman was charged later that day and arraigned by City Judge James Cecile, who set bail and ordered Coleman held at the Justice Center Jail on $10,000 bail pending a preliminary hearing Wednesday, jail officials said. He remained in custody as of noon today, they said.

Ricky Coleman
The dog, a female pit bull mix about a year old, is in stable condition at DeWitt Animal Hospital, recovering from broken bones and internal injuries.
A hospital official said the dog, dubbed “Peggy” by staff, needs surgery on broken front and back legs by a board certified veterinary orthopedist to avoid needing to amputate the rear leg. The operation alone is expected to cost $3,000, she said.

The hospital is accepting donations toward Peggy's surgery and care; call 446-1200 or walk into the hospital, 5620 Thompson Road, DeWitt, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to donate. Checks should be made out to DeWitt Animal Hospital with “Donation for Peggy” in the memo portion, the official said.

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So this scumbag just picks up his girlfriend’s dog and tosses her over the side? What a low-life!

Vet raises $3,000 for surgery for dog dropped from window

Published: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 8:44 AM     Updated: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 9:14 AM
John Mariani / The Post-Standard
Cory Smith, a veterinary assistant at DeWitt Animal Hospital, sits Monday with Peggy, a pit bull mix, who survived being thrown out a fourth-floor window in Syracuse.
DeWitt, NY – Less than 24 hours after an appeal went out to help her, an abused pit bull mix dubbed “Peggy” has the money she needs for surgery to repair her broken rear leg.

Officials of DeWitt Animal Hospital, which received Peggy on Friday after she
was thrown from the fourth floor of a Syracuse apartment building, called The Post-Standard at 8:30 a.m. to say they had reached their goal of raising $3,000 for the surgery and are no longer taking donations on Peggy’s behalf.
Anyone who still wishes to donate can contribute toward the upkeep of strays in the hospital’s care, officials said.

Syracuse police announced about noon Monday that they had charged Ricky Coleman, 20, with aggravated animal cruelty, a felony, and criminal trespass after he allegedly argued with his girlfriend and dropped her dog from a window at an apartment building at 1809 E. Fayette St.

At the same time, DeWitt Animal Hospital officials disclosed that Peggy needed surgery by a veterinary orthopedic specialist and could lose the leg if she did not get it. The disclosure unleashed donations from “many, many people,” a hospital official said.

The operation is scheduled for Wednesday.
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That is so awesome that people cared that much to help a dog they didn’t even know. There are still some kind people in this world.

Peggy the pit bull recovering from surgery

Published: Thursday, July 01, 2010, 8:33 AM     Updated: Thursday, July 01, 2010, 9:01 AM
John Mariani / The Post-Standard
DeWitt, NY – Peggy, the pit bull mix who survived a four-story plunge from a Syracuse apartment building, is recovering from surgery Wednesday to repair her damaged hind leg.

The dog,
whose plight tugged the heartstrings and purse strings of Central New Yorkers, is recovering at the clinic of the surgeon who performed the operation, said Stephanie Ingram, a receptionist at DeWitt Animal Hospital. Officials of the hospital, which has been caring for Peggy since Friday, are withholding the name and location of the surgeon at the surgeon’s request.

Syracuse police say Peggy was thrown from a fourth-floor window of an East Fayette Street apartment building by a man who had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend, the dog’s owner. On Monday, police announced they had charged Ricky Coleman, 20, with aggravated animal cruelty, a felony, and criminal trespass.

Officials at the animal hospital said the same day that the dog, which they dubbed Peggy, would need an operation costing $3,000 to avoid losing her damaged hind leg. Some $5,000 in donations has poured in, Ingram said this morning.

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Yay, Peggy! Kangol and I wish you a speedy recovery and send lots of love your way!
Stay strong, precious baby girl!
-Lauren and Kangol
On a side note—I noticed there was no mention of Peggy’s owner and how she felt about the events of this last week. No mention at all….

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