Woman Who Rubber-Banded Pup’s Snout Convicted and Banned from Owning Dogs for Life

In December of 2011, a nine-month-old Yorkie-poodle mix named Sox was discovered locked in a bathroom with a rubber band around his muzzle.  He was starving, covered in fleas and surrounded by feces.  The SPCA learned of the dog and his condition after being contacted by a teacher who was told by two students that their dog was “dying slowly in the bathroom.”

The rubber band was so tight that it had begun cutting into the dog’s skin and jawbone.  It caused an infection that opened a hole on top of the snout that Sox could breathe through.  He was surrendered to the SPCA the next day after owner Tieesha Cogdell refused to take him to a veterinarian.

Tieesha Cogdell

The Largo, Florida woman claimed she didn’t know that her dog’s snout had been clamped shut with a rubber band, and only noticed when Sox started having trouble breathing.  His fur was so long that it hid the rubber band.  But it is doubtful that she was clueless to his condition considering the dog had also been trapped in the bathroom for weeks.  Also, wouldn’t she have noticed that he wasn’t eating?  That is, if she bothered to feed him in the first place.

The judge didn’t buy her story, and sentenced Cogdell to six months in jail for animal cruelty.  This may not seem like nearly long enough, but she will also receive one year of probation following her jail sentence, as well as a lifetime ban from ever owning dogs again.  In addition, she has been ordered to pay the $2,000 medical treatment for Sox.

Sox has since been adopted by a woman named Lori Chambers.

“The fact that there’s a human being out there that would do something like that to an animal makes me sad,” Chambers said.  “He wants to be loved.  He shows us that every day.”

 







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    January 23, 2013 6:45 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Bitch should have got the same done to her. I hope she loses her children. Who knows what she does to them… Just say’n

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    January 23, 2013 6:59 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Question: “What makes you think she was from the ghetto?”
    Answer: “The Largo, Florida woman . . “

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    January 23, 2013 7:17 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The children saved the dog’s life, bless their hearts. Parents should lead by example, but thank God, the children knew what was happening to their dog was darn wrong, and to know the mother stood in court and lied, made it even worse for her. The judge did the right thing, we need to have more laws in place, to protect the rights for animals who doesn’t have a voice, and we are suppose to be their advocates

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    January 23, 2013 7:28 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    SORRY TRAMP(hope she sees this)shouldn’t even have kids much less animals.It amazes me people like her walk around looking normal.LOOKING!!!!

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    January 23, 2013 7:47 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Dhedgecoke

    This has got to stop. Lets wire her jaw shut and make her live in her own hot mess

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      January 23, 2013 10:46 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I THOUGHT OF THAT. BUT YOU WOULD BE DOING THE FAT BITCH A FAVOR

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    January 23, 2013 7:53 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anne

    I live in Florida…anybody down for a road trip!

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    January 23, 2013 8:25 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Jackson

    These things happen in the ghetto far more than you’d think.

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    January 23, 2013 8:27 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What a complete fucking bitch, I hope someone knocks her for six, smug ugly cow! – oxygen thief!!!

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    January 23, 2013 8:38 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Ghetto bitch!

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    January 23, 2013 8:43 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    lying p.o.s. and if not, you still didn’t give two shits about that dog or you would have noticed by petting the g.d. dog. i officially hate ppl like you…but my question is who is going to ensure this trash doesn’t get another dog, cat, fucking gerbil for that matter….who!!!!

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    January 23, 2013 9:13 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Sandy

    I can’t think of anything else to say except that this woman needs the shit kicked out of her. Her kids need to be removed permanently. Poor little dog. I hope her new home is everything she deserves.

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      January 31, 2013 11:44 amPosted 1 year ago
      Gail

      This thing is NOT a woman!!! I hope and pray she’ll get her day.

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    January 24, 2013 12:24 amPosted 1 year ago
    Jenni

    Since it was her own children who told on her, I’d hate to think what punshment she will dish out to them. I hope the authorities keep a VERY close watch on her and her children’s welfare and safety

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      January 24, 2013 12:24 amPosted 1 year ago
      Jenni

      *punishment*

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    January 24, 2013 12:49 amPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I believe that justice was served as far as the dog is concerned(he has a new home. However the sentence is not enough. Someone needs to make sure she never has another pet period. I also think her kids shouldn’t be with her. This might sound like I am being nice but I am angry!

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    January 24, 2013 1:57 amPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Evil bitch

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    January 24, 2013 9:55 amPosted 1 year ago
    Louise

    Why would a person do this?Why would the kids not have help the dog? I agree, she should get the same treatment that she gave the dog. Making the punishment the same as the crime,is the best thing to do. If people REALY had to go through the pain they had caused, animals and kids, it might help.

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    January 24, 2013 11:52 amPosted 1 year ago
    Furkid Mom

    THis THING should not have animals or children. Logically since she was oblivious to the plight of the dog, how aware could she be of her childrens needs. Take the kids away and sterilize her! Too many people in the world anyway – dont need any from a skank like this!

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    January 24, 2013 1:53 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Monica

    Wow, put her and Patrick’s former owner in the same cell, tie them TIGHTLEY together face to face and don’t feed them.

    Wouldn’t that be a sight to see.

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    January 24, 2013 8:27 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    her brain in her ass or no brain at all …such an ugly bitch

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    January 24, 2013 8:29 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    what a sorry excuse for a human being ! are they sending women over to afganistan yet ??

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      February 2, 2013 9:53 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      What does afganistan have to do with any of this???

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    January 29, 2013 5:09 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Nic

    Seeing the genuine emotion from Sox’s new mum gives me hope in mankind.

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    January 30, 2013 3:09 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    That is soo cruel. Who would do this to such an Innocent little dog? What sort of example is that mother setting for her children? I’m glad Sox has a nicer home with nice people! xxx

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    January 31, 2013 4:20 amPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I have to give props to her kids. They were very brave.

    She should not have the right to keep them.

    There should be a point at which you have been so cruel that you are not allowed relationships with any dependents.

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    February 2, 2013 9:40 amPosted 1 year ago
    Gray

    go to hell Mother Fucka Nigga! may you die and reincarnate as a toilet bowl 100x!!! Human like you make hell in this world so again go to hell!

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    February 6, 2013 1:39 amPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Take a look at what she is, that should give you an idea of why she abuses animals. That smirk on her face needs to be beaten off.

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