Thursday, August 16, 2007

Vickheads in the News

Vickhead (noun): Any dickhead who would attack an animal for no reason other than to cause it to suffer unnecessary pain.

From Adams, Tennessee:

A horse is expected to recover after it was found Wednesday with a hatchet stuck in its skull between the eyes. The hatchet used for cutting tobacco plants was removed by veterinarian Dan Hitch, who stitched up the wound. The blade did not strike her brain and just missed some vital nerves.

And, in Massachusetts:

A man has been charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly hit a woman's dog on the head with a metal pipe while she was taking it on a walk Tuesday afternoon, New Bedford police officials said.

Police said the woman was walking her pit bull on a lease on Mill Street in the west end of New Bedford when her estranged boyfriend, Brentwood Knowles, pulled up to her in his vehicle, jumped out and attacked the dog.

The dog immediately fell to the ground after being hit in the head with the pipe, suffering serious injuries and bleeding from its head and mouth, police said.

I'll bring the metal pipe.