Sunday, 20 January 2013

Animal Neglect

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Animal Neglect Biography
 This shocking case of animal cruelty involves a retired police dog and his former partner. The SPCA for Monterey County says they rescued "Ingo" from the yard of Francisco Ibarra, a former Watsonville police officer. The dog had plastic and dirt in its stomach.
The bond between an officer and a police dog is supposed to be very special. Ingo, a German shepherd, was a proud member of the Watsonville Police Department. To warn you, the details in this story are disturbing.
The SPCA for Monterey County took photos of Ingo to show how emaciated he was when he was seized a month ago. The former police dog weighed 55 pounds, when a normal German shepherd should be 80 to 90 pounds. His owner, former Watsonville police officer Francisco Ibarra, told humane officers Ingo was being fed. However, veterinarians found otherwise when they examined him.
"They did X-rays of his stomach. There was no food-like substance in his stomach. Ingo's feces contained dirt, sand, grass hair, rocks, pieces of green plastic, so it does appear he was just kind of foraging to get by," said Sgt. Stacy Sanders, a SPCA investigator.
Ingo is on the rebound, eating several times a day. He is now up to 70 pounds, but he still shows a lack of muscle mass.
"The only thing right now that we're trying to get over is having more muscle in the spine area back here and more in the pelvis area as well," said Cecilio Lozano, a community services officer.
Ingo's owner, Ibarra, will be facing animal cruelty charges in Monterey County. He lives in Salinas. He was allowed to keep Ingo after he left the police department.
Ingo is playful and energetic. He has bonded with Sanders and Lozano. They say Ingo displays the instincts of a working police dog. He's vigilant, and he expects to be rewarded for his obedience -- signs that bode well for his recovery.

"It's a hard road when you have a dog that's that thin. Physically and emotionally, mentally to get that dog back to where he needs to be -- a good, healthy, happy dog -- it takes its toll on the animal, and you couldn't tell by looking at him today. He's just so happy and having a good time here," said Sanders.

SPCA officials expect Ingo will eventually be put up for adoption, but while his recovery is going great, the process will be a slow one. Dr. Ascione is Professor and American Humane Endowed Chair at the University of Denver (DU) Graduate School of Social Work. He is also Executive Director of the School’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection. Dr. Ascione received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgetown University in 1969 and his doctoral degree in developmental psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1973. Dr. Ascione has published numerous articles on the development of antisocial and prosocial behavior in children, co-edited two books Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence: Readings in Research and Application (1998), Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Animal Abuse: Linking the Circles of Compassion for Prevention and Intervention (1998), both published by Purdue University Press, and authored Safe Havens for Pets: Guidelines for Programs Sheltering Pets for Women who are Battered. In the fall of 2001, the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention published Ascione’s review of animal abuse and youth violence as a Research Bulletin. Children and Animals: Exploring the Roots of Kindness and Cruelty is Dr. Ascione’s latest book and was published in 2005 by Purdue University Press (the book has been translated into Japanese and Italian editions). The International Handbook of Animal Abuse and Cruelty: Theory, Research, and Application, edited by Dr. Ascione was published in May 2008.  Development of this handbook was sponsored by the Scott Charitable Trust. Dr. Ascione was selected to receive the 2001 Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations and the International Society for Anthrozoology and, in 2002, was selected as USU’s College of Education Scholar/Researcher of the Year. He serves on the editorial boards of Anthrozo√∂s, and Aggression and Violent Behavior and is an adjunct faculty member with the American Humane Association.

Dr. Ascione has conducted research related to humane education and children’s attitudes toward animals. More recently, he has focused his attention on child and adolescent animal abuse. This research examines the common roots of violence toward people and animals and is directed at identifying an early indicator of at-risk status in children. An invited speaker at local, national, and international conferences (including conferences in Tel Aviv, Geneva, Dublin, Prague, Florence, Rome, Brussels, Gothenburg, Cambridge, Oxford, Toronto, Vancouver (BC), London (Ontario), Rio de Janeiro, Kobe, Tokyo, Osaka, Sendai, Kumamoto, Kanazawa, Gifu, Miyazaki, Hiroshima, Kagawa, ,Amsterdam, the Hague, Utrecht, Haarlem, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, Mackay, Adelaide, Auckland, Glasgow, Regensburg, and Santorini (Greece)], Dr. Ascione has collaborated with human services, social work, and child development staff working with abused children, with youth corrections personnel, and with state shelters for women who are battered. His work has been supported by the Humane Society of the United States, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the American Humane Association, the Scott Charitable Trust, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Dr. Ascione has provided information or testimony for the state legislatures of Utah, Ohio, Colorado, Tennessee, and Washington, regarding cruelty to animals legislation. He has appeared on CNN’s “Live from the Headlines”, the Oprah Winfrey Show, had his research cited in the NY Times, USA Today, and Oprah Winfrey’s magazine, O  (June 2008),  and has been a guest on numerous local, national, and international TV and radio programs.

A member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Research in Child Development, Dr. Ascione served on the Scientific Advisory Council of the Humane Society of the United States and serves on the Child and Animal Abuse Prevention Advisory Council of the Latham Foundation. He is past president of the Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development and is a member of the cadre of experts for The American Psychological Association’s Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family.
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