Wisconsin Woman Faces 5 Years in Prison for Poisoning Dog

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A woman in Wausau, Wisconsin was charged on Monday for slitting the throat of her boyfriend’s dog after poisoning her with bleach, Drano and pills.  Twenty-year-old Sean D. Janas was held on $2,500 cash bond and is charged with felony mistreatment of animals, giving poison to an animal, and obstructing an officer.  She is facing up to five years in prison and fines of $30,000 if convicted on all charges.

The four-year-old German Shepherd-Labrador mix named Mary suffered months of abuse at the hands of her owner’s girlfriend.   The most damning piece of evidence in the case comes from Janas herself.  She kept a diary with detailed narratives of her horrendous actions.  The following passages may be too disturbing for some readers.

“I need to find a way to kill her without it looking like I killed her,” Janas wrote.  “I’ve done lots of things already.  I’ve given her drano, bleach and a lot of pain pills lol one night she got all tweaked out because of it, it was so funny.”

Another despicable entry read:  “I have never hated an animal so much in my life, much less hate one or beat one.  But the pleasure I get from watching her whimper in pain and cry out for help as I shove drano and bleach down her throat is like no other.”

Sean D. Janas

Police believe Mary was killed on June 4, and had been sadistically abused for months.  She was brought in for treatment on April 11 after a neighbor found her in the street, bleeding from the head.  Neighbors heard Janas yelling at Mary, and saw her strike the dog with a leash.  They believe Mary was also stabbed.  Her owner, Steven Kuick, said she had been vomiting blood in the week leading to her death, but said he was unaware of the abuse.

Marathon County Humane officer Lisa Held said this was the worst case of animal cruelty she had ever seen, and urges people to take action.

“Speak up, whether by calling the police or the shelter,” Held said.  “Speak for those who can’t speak for themselves.”

A Facebook page, entitled For Mary, was created by Stacy Cole to commemorate Mary, and a petition begun to call for Janas to be punished to the fullest extent of the law.  Sidney Rose posted a link about the story on her Facebook page, and was motivated to start the petition after receiving many comments on the link.  Both women hope to encourage people to speak out against animal cruelty and report any suspicious activity, as well as see that there is justice for Mary.

It is unknown whether Janas will undergo psychological testing, but the repeated torture and murder of an animal is a clear indicator of mental illness.  She has a preliminary hearing scheduled for October 31.

0 thoughts on “Wisconsin Woman Faces 5 Years in Prison for Poisoning Dog”

  1. They should NOT let this woman skate on an insanity defense. She knew damn well what she was doing.

    Such sadism needs to be removed from the gene pool, what she did was evil. Straight, unadulterated evil.

  2. I have no doubt that this twisted idiot would hurt a child or anyone that she didn’t like. Shouldn’t see the light of day ever again. And the idiot boy friend didn’t have a clue??? All the symptoms that dog had to have – poor baby.

  3. if i find this woman, i will commint murder. I will keep her in my basement for a very long time, inflicting pain, hear her cry and whimp. I will torture her, feel blood running down her face. I will cut her up very slowly and see the look on her face when she begs for forgiveness. I will abuse her to the extent where she’d beg me to take her life. I will do this for months on end, waiting for the wounds toheal and do it all over again. I will pour boiling water on her face, acid, hot wax and inflict the most atrocious pain i could ever inflict on something. In the end i would just let her almost starve to death but feed her when shes almost dead. And start the cycle all over again. Yes, i’d love to do this to her. It’d give me so much pleasure seeing her eyes bloodshot begging me to stop.

    • Val, um….you frighten me. Your reaction just seems so severe, so…premeditated. It is exactly that kind of mind-set that brings people to commit the heinous acts that Ms. Janas did. Please, have a drink and calm down. I agree what she did was horrendous, but please try to get ahold of yourself.

      • Pattie,
        While I do think Val went a tad bit overboard expressing her anger I couldn’t agree more with her sentiment and reasons behind it. If this woman could do this to a helpless dog she could do it to a child or anyone else in her path. I think there is a very special place in Hell for animal abusers and that it’s right next to child abusers. I think this woman should be executed. I tend to lean towards non-violence when possible. But this, this woman needs her ass whopped. She needs someone to hog tie her naked to the back of a 4WD and take her out for a road trip.

    • Personally, I think she needs to have everything that was done to the dog done to her. Only don’t let her die. Bring her to the brink of death, save her, give her the care needed to make her fully healthy, and start all over again.
      If I saw someone doing this to an animal, much like a child, I would kill them. There would be no in between. No hurt them just enough to stop them. I’d be in jail but they’d be in the morgue.

  4. Horrible… Absolutely horrible. I’m so saddened to read this story. I say make an example out of this woman and do us all a favor and put her down in the least humane possible way. Unacceptable Janas… Rot in hell!


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