Courage - UPDATE

I have an update concerning Courage, the German Sheppherd.


It seems that his previous owner, the one that let him to die chained to a tree, has been arrested. But that is not the worst of it. His previous owner, suspect Kimberly Nizato, was working in a vet clinic, as a full-time kennel attendant. Yes, you read this right. She worked in a vet clininc and she let her dog to die.  I am sorry, but my brain can't seem to understand this.


The suspect is charged with felony animal cruelty in the case of a starved dog was fired from her job Wednesday at Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Irvine.


Reat this link :






I had to write this short post. I had to share my pain, my horror and this injustice with all of you.


For those of you who don't know it, I am the proud mommy of not only a teenager, but to a crazy dog, Jake, that we call The Beast, with a lot of love.


Since we have adopted Jake, it seems that our eyes are more open about animal conditions in general and it also seems that we are more touched by abuse stories on animals. Not that it didn't touch us before, but now, when we see or hear about abused animals, we cannot help but imagine our doggie having to go through that.


On FaceBook, I am friend with Rescue stories, and they shared a story about Courage, a German Shepherd that has been left to die, attached to a tree. During the five weeks that last his ordeal, he had nothing to drink and nothing to eat. When he was saved, he only had a few hours to live, a day, at most. (


I am deeply horrified by this story and, for some unknown reason, I am even more horrified that the suspect in this case is a 26 years old woman. I know that women can commit crimes, like men. But that fact is usually neatly store away, deeply in my mind.


How can this have happened ?



Anne Morand

Freelance Writer

Household Engineer


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