[UPDATED with Jail for Kimberly Nizato:] Who Left Courage the German Shepherd to Die?

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UPDATED, AUG. 15, 2 P.M.: Irvine veterinary technician Kimberly Nizato was sentenced today in Norwalk to 30 days in Los Angeles County Jail, three years of probation and an order to pay restitution for leaving Courage the German shepherd to die.

The dog, who weighed only 37 pounds when he was turned over to Orange County animal rescuers, earned the name for eating dirt and rocks to survive while being tied to a Bellflower tree for at least five days in the spring of 2010.

A shepherd Courage's age should have weighed 75-80 lbs., experts said at the time.

Nizato was convicted of misdemeanor animal cruelty, and two days of her jail sentence were suspended. Her lawyer says she sold her Bellflower house and moved out of the area, but that he's working on an arrangement that will allow her to serve her probation.

She has already been ordered to pay $2,034 in restitution and court fees, but the amount could get firmed up at a Nov. 8 hearing. The judge also banned Nizato from owning a pet and ordered her to undergo counseling.



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jess
jess

I hope this cunt dies

Guest
Guest

wow a vet tech who abuses animals..did she get into that field just to get her jollies?

The Watcher
The Watcher

Looking at the pic of her I'm suprised she didn't eat the dog...

Ryan S
Ryan S

tie her fat ass to a tree and feed her rocks and dirt.  eye for an eye is just barely good enough for this bitch

Donnie Johnson
Donnie Johnson

They should put her on bread & water for a week, just to show her what its like being HUNGRY!!

luvthepugs
luvthepugs

Stupid Witch!!!! I hate people that are cruel to animals!!!!

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

Take her to the river and dump her in. sooooooooooo glad she lost her job. what reason would you have to dump a dog leave it to die. save the taxpayers money just feed her to the dogs.

Rae
Rae

Hopefully the dog makes a full recovery and is adopted by a wonderful family. As far as the POS who did this to him....let's tie her up to a tree for 5 weeks without any food or water.

Arielle
Arielle

Punishment to animal absusers should be more severe. Plus, it's impossible for a dog to be in such a bad state after only 5 days. He must have been tied to a tree longer, or was starved beforhand as well.

dagobarbz
dagobarbz

Wherever she moves, her picture and story should be distributed to animal hospitals, shelters and humane societies to make sure she never, ever works with animals again.

Bobby
Bobby

It seems to me, that this woman has chosen the wrong profession. What else can one really say? But knowing dogs the way I do as an owner of many,(all of them died in peace of old age at my house) he would still forgive her.

Guest
Guest

She should be be headed.

ManIsSheHomely
ManIsSheHomely

Serve her probation. Shame they don't serve her to Courage!

ProChoiceGrandma
ProChoiceGrandma

You are far more generous that I would be.  I would suggest dirt and water for at least the same amount of days she made her dog suffer.  At only 37 pounds, that poor dog suffered much longer than just 5 days. 

949Girl
949Girl

Why does it have to be one over the other??? both are horrible! lame ass people that make such comments probably abuse animals themselves.  Both are horrible..it doesn't have to be either/or you stupid jackass!

Jake_V
Jake_V

people care more about this fucking dog then they do about the 3 year old who was murdered in remote Missouri earlier this week.

Fuck the animals.  What about the people?  We just accept that?

We should focus on fixing people problems before animal problems...

Scrappin_angie
Scrappin_angie

Yes thank you so much! the way the article and headline were worded, I was afraid the dog had died! What a nice dog! And they say only cats have 9 lives! I'm glad this boy got a second chance!

ProChoiceGrandma
ProChoiceGrandma

Thank you for posting that link!  So happy to see he is now having a wonderful life!  

949Girl
949Girl

Jake_V....aka "Kimberly Nizato" aka "animal abuser".... no compassionate person would make this statement, you, Jake_V are a vile piece of shit!

ProChoiceGrandma
ProChoiceGrandma

What kind of jackass are you to make such a statement??  People who care about animals also care about people.

On the other hand, there are the fundamentalist Christians like the couple who spanked their daughter to DEATH because God required them to.

http://www.rawstory.com/rawrep...

"They reportedly beat their nine children regularly because they thought God wanted them to. Both parents were jailed after pleading guilty to the crime and the surviving children are now in foster homes."

I'm sure those folks were "pro-life" because they had 9 children.

Donnie Johnson
Donnie Johnson

There is no excuse for either.Dont fuck the animals! FUCK YOU!!!!!

arlo
arlo

I don't get your reasoning... just because people care about dogs doesn't mean they don't care about people, the same or more. Anyway, some people like animals more than people.. people lie, cheat, steal etc.. are they so wonderful..

949Girl
949Girl

Why does it have to be one over the other??? both are horrible! lame ass people that make such comments probably abuse animals themselves.  Both are horrible..it doesn't have to be either/or you stupid jackass!

MrEFQ
MrEFQ

Every time a story about an animal pops up you get this same stupid ass response. Do they really believe people stop caring about everybody in the world and only care about the case they are commenting on?

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