Peoria Woman Facing Animal Cruelty Charge for Allowing Her Dog to Hobble on Bloody Stump for a Year

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Peoria Police Department
Michelle Busse is accused of animal cruelty.


Peoria police are filing animal cruelty charges against a Peoria woman who allowed her pit bull to walk around on a bloody stump for about a year without treating its injuries.

Cops contacted Michelle Busse, 22, on January 7, after someone complained that she had not gotten medical treatment for her dog, Carmela, hit by a car about a year earlier. As a result of that untreated injury, the dog chewed off the lower half of her front right leg and was hobbling on exposed bone and inflected flesh.

Photos of the injuries below.


The Peoria Police Department submitted charges to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office against Busse, now facing a class 6 felony.

Busse told police that while she consulted with a veterinarian and was offered a payment plan by the veterinarian, she did not have the partially severed leg treated.

Busse turned over her dog to Peoria's animal-control unit, which took Carmela to the Peoria Emergency Animal Clinic for treatment. She was later transferred to the Humane Society of Arizona, where a veterinarian amputated the remaining portion Carmela's injured leg.

Since Peoria police are pursuing restitution from Busse for the care provided for the dog by Sun Valley Animal Shelter and the Humane Society of Arizona, Busse would've been better off accepting the payment plan for Camela's care.

But now, she has to both pay for the treatment and face criminal prosecution.

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Peoria Police Department
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Peoria Police Department
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welchkaren3
welchkaren3

HERES HOPING THEY PUT YOU AWAY FOR A LONG TIME. YOU DON;T DESERVE TO HAVE AN ANIMAL, HOPE YOU DON;T HAVE ANY KIDS 

Clayton
Clayton

Stupid crack whore, I hope someone beats the shit out of her for this. 

AZ Rocks
AZ Rocks

she is a product of her environment - peoria group think

Marhed15
Marhed15

Well an eye for an eye would make the whole world blind, however I do agree that she should get some serious jail time, if not life in prison. Best wishes for the dog, it certainly deserves better.

Bobby
Bobby

Most of the people that have posted here, have expressed a righteous indignation towards this trash dog owner, and rightly so. But folks, I'm moved to ask you all something. Is it really such a surprise that some people would treat animals this way,

WHEN WE NOW LIVE IN A SOCIETY IN WHICH WE REGULARLY READ STORIES OF PEOPLE PUTTING THEIR NEWBORN INFANT IN THE LOCAL SUPERMARKET TRASH BIN AND OTHER SIMILAR CRAP, PROVING HOW UTTERLY LOW WE HAVE BECOME AS A SOCIETY? 

God, I hope the younger generation gets wise to all the ways they are being manipulated, by Hollywood, the progressive left, who would advocate for this trailer trash above, rather than the poor dog she allowed to exist in a tortured state,etc. and other organizations that keep people away from their natural good selves. Whenever you stray from most laws, be wary. Most people want good for themselves, and when certain people try to convince you of your freedom to basically skirt your duties, see what their agenda is, before you go for what they are trying to sell you. PEACE.

Bobby
Bobby

I have been a dog owner my whole life. I've owned six dogs and all of them lived out their lives naturally and in a happy state. I never let them languish in my backyard but took them for walks ever chance I got despite being on a tight secdule myself at times. I always made time for my dogs.

Now to get serious. The worthless girl in the picture above and others that I've read about for years that abused domestic animals, are worse than animals, far worse. They are the kind of people that cannot be wept for when trajedy strikes them. And when it comes to any intrinsic value, dogs have more. I'd prefer dogs and cats,etc. anytime to spending a moment with human garbage of the type that abuses animals, who are helpless, without a choice and having no voice, as a well known song went. In my opinion, based on my observation of "pet" owners , especially dogs, (cats can survive more easily alone) MOST AMERICANS ARE WORTHLESS. INHUMAN, IGNORANT, AND USELESS TO THEIR PETS AND SHOULDN'T OWN ANY.

Heather
Heather

What a terrible person she is for letting her dog suffer with this for so long!  A lot of vets don't take payment plans but this one did and she should have taken it!!!!  If she felt she couldn't, she should've called SPCA or The Humane Society or call Animal Control and give up the dog to a place that WILL care for it!  How would she feel if the situation were reversed?  She sure wouldn't like it and I can only imagine the pain the dog went through, physically and emotionally.  I hope they throw the book at her!!!  She is an uncaring, selfish, irresponsible excuse for a human being!

Unbelievable
Unbelievable

I have three Poodles that contracted Parvo. One was very bad off. I spent every cent I had including my rent money, to save them. This included a blood transfusion for one. They are not just pets, they are family! How anyone can do that to their dog just absolutely disgusts me. 

countrygal
countrygal

Sorry but all you people making comments are no better than the person that abused this dog!!  Read what you have written and think about it...your thoughts are the SAME...CRUEL...you paddle the same boat here :(

Katiecasey66
Katiecasey66

ppl like this should have the same thing done to them,but gagged!!!! these poor animals unlike humans,dont have a choice as to how their lifes will be lived,they have no voice 2 beg for the pain 2 stop,unconditional love is what dogs give,some ppl sure dont deserve that even from a dog.me well id rather a dogs love an loyalty anytime,hope this woman gets what she deserves

Beckysprince79
Beckysprince79

People who don't get help for there pet should have to pay for the pets pain

Gary Jennings
Gary Jennings

sick bitch   should let her walk around like that.

Satindoll_101
Satindoll_101

wish the woman had her leg cut off after what she let this baby go thru for so long!!!  that woman is disgusting and should never be around ANYanimal EVER!!!

Judyanddoug
Judyanddoug

Throw her in jail and throw away the key. Look at the smirk on her face. Bitch!

Davemeuse
Davemeuse

Hope the same thing happens to her. How couls she live 22 years and be such a bitch!!!

MARTHA CABALLERO
MARTHA CABALLERO

GOD'S WRATH WILL FALL UPON U
FOR YOUR DECEIT AND ARROGANCE.. THESE ARE HIS CREATURES AND HE LOVES
THEM AS HE LOVES US.. SHAME ON U TO BE SUCH A POOR EXCUSE OF WOMAN

Blase
Blase

why is what I want to know. If u don't care let someone care

Teiassignsnpies
Teiassignsnpies

When will officials wake up & realize that until animal abuse, neglect & cruelty have harsher punishment & stiffer fines, it will only continue to happen!!

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

On another article I read about this they said that Carmela had surgery and is ready to be adopted. Poor dog.

Ybbednedarblaen
Ybbednedarblaen

This woman needs her legs yes both cut off andd walk around on raw bleeding stubs. Shes sick insane. PUT HER AWAY!!!!!!!!!!

Mbcansino57
Mbcansino57

My only hope is she has the same thing done to her.  This is such cruelty, unspeakable.

Janisrobles
Janisrobles

Sorry Bitch!!!!! And I usually don't talk that way!

Loveallpets
Loveallpets

I hope the cruelty charges stick and she's in jail for years!

Jeanelleandalex
Jeanelleandalex

someone need to cut her leg off and let her walk around with it one year. People like that shouldnt breed!!!!! what an idiot

Brenda London-Thomas
Brenda London-Thomas

Oh what PWT / Trash this woman is. This poor poor dog has suffered unexplainable poain all this time in front of her! She needs to go to jail.  God forbid this woman has a child. I would so like to beat the shit out of her.

Carolelou2
Carolelou2

if i could get my hands on that sorry pos bitch, id beat her to within an inch of her life, shes a fucked up pycho inhumane evil not even worth a space on this earth. that beatiful pit had to suffer omg i cant believe that evil mental bitch could let her pit walk around like that in excruciating pain for a year, whoever lives near her should beat her so bad break her arms, legs, so shell feel some suffering. she needs to be in a straight jacket in a padded room for life. what she did to that baby pit, is unexcusable, i hope she goes to the depths of hell. it tears my soul out knowing the pain and suffering that baby pit had to go thru for a whole year, omg im in total rage over this. i would love to tear her head off. she better watch her back.

Deesimon
Deesimon

You've got to be a SICK SICK SICK B**** to do this to an innocent animal. She should be sterilized and thrown in jail. 

Madison Young
Madison Young

Give me 5 minutes with this bitch....5 minutes is all I need. I will show this woman in 5 minutes how much that dog suffered, and when shes pleading for help, ill say sorry bitch, turn off the light lock the door and walk away...and of course it will be in a place where no one will find her. :)

JAI
JAI

burn in hell

VickyBiggar
VickyBiggar

YOU WASTE OF SKIN!
YOU SHOULD ROT IN JAIL, BUT ONLY AFTER SUFFERING THE SAME(IF NOT MORE) INJURIES THIS POOR SWEET BABY HAD TO ENDURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suesquires
Suesquires

NO WORDS TO SAY ABOUT SUCH A EVIL HUMAN. !! MAY SHE ROT IN HELL AND NEVER HAVE CHILDREN. I ASK , WHY DIDN;T ANYBODY NOTICE THIS POOR DOG WITH A BLOODY LEG FOR A YEAR ?? WAS SHE LIVING IN A CAVE ??

Linda Somers
Linda Somers

She ought to have her leg cut off. What a monster  Michelle Busse is! Please charge her and send her to prison for a LONG LONG time!

I <3 dogs
I <3 dogs

Ger Well soon Carmela, a good family will find you &love u forever! <3 put that B@*%H in jail!

Beckywalters78
Beckywalters78

The more I read these stories the more I see that an EYE FOR AN EYE is so much cheaper and fair

Cheryl Fischer
Cheryl Fischer

someone needs to cut off part of HER leg and not treat it.  The bitch needs to suffer!

jillian pancione
jillian pancione

OMG this revolting woman makes my blood boil, that poor dog how cruel. I just hope Karma really bites her hard on the bum.....Let her be tortured in body and mind for ever..

KIMBERLY OVERLAND
KIMBERLY OVERLAND

this woman should have the death penalty . animals r just like kids ... they r ur family

Grigssalsa11
Grigssalsa11

Puppy :(

Why. Didn't you. Just do the payment plan I'm poor and I can still afford to take my dog to vet why have a animal if you can't take care of it! !!

Praying for you puppy

Amanda Woodall
Amanda Woodall

This Skank Needs a High Five in the Face with a Fist a Few Times!!!  And then Break her Ankles and Let her Walk Around on it...............I Hate People Like this!   I hope she never has a Kid b/c she Will Neglect and even Possibly abuse him/her...

Ywesley42
Ywesley42

I say this about every stupid, ignorant person that hurts or neglects their animals.  If it had been a child they would be in jail and until the law changes they won't get half the punishment they deserve.  I have no use for people like this in our world.  If it was up to me I would tie a block on their feet and through them over the side of my boat and drive away.  They are completely useless human beings in my book!  There is no excuse in the world for this stupid f****n ignorance.

Flirtyfloridain
Flirtyfloridain

There should be laws against a vet allowing people to leave with a injured animal! WTF? If a person believes they can seek a more affordable treatment elsewhere, the vet should have to be in contact with the next caregiver to make sure the animal is treated!

Guess79652
Guess79652

I hope this poor animal gets a loving home which it soooo deserves. And for the woman, may she receive the harshest punishment available for this horrendous display of animal abuse.

Freaky_angel89
Freaky_angel89

her picture is pure evil,my guess white trash heroin addict,hell i wouldn't be surprised if she ran the dog over herself for attention.people like her make me lose faith in humanity 

Ranirogers
Ranirogers

Hope she gets maximum penalty & THAT IT'S ENFORCED & NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE ANY PETS until her sick ass can PROVE she's 'normal.'

Beakerj
Beakerj

Seriously? You awful awful lazy cow. I bet this dog was nice to you the whole blinking year too.

Cheryl Mavrikos
Cheryl Mavrikos

This disgusting creature isn't fit to own a dog - or any other animal. May she be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and may her wages - assuming this thing on two legs has a job - be garnished to pay ALL expenses. Let her be made an example of and a lesson to anyone who would neglect an animal.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 it will never end due to stiffer sentences. It's the same with murder. People still murder other people because it's human nature. The death penalty is not a valid deterrent.

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