ex-marine Tony Yeary received an education in purpose bred dogs when a pit bull escaped containment and went on a killing spree. APOLLO ripped Tony's 6 month old dachshund from his arms and killed him as well as another dog in the span of 5 minutes.
|Tony Yeary reliving his nightmare
“He dragged Junior to the side of the lake and mauled him relentlessly,” said Yeary. “(The dog was) shaking him and bitting him. Junior was looking at me and I could not help him.”
|owner of the rampaging killer
APOLLO'S owner gave the news crew the classic badrap misunderstood spiel. including “You can ask anybody around here, including my neighbor, wonderful dog.”
Apollo is a rescue dog adopted from The Humane Society for Hamilton County. The dog passed all of the shelter’s tests and was adopted. The north east side apartment complex does not allow pit bulls, but they made an exception.
how unfortunate that the management made this exception. of course i am always skeptical when shelters claim the dog was fine when it left their facility. not long ago, the shelter in neighboring marion county run by JOHN ALESHIRE tried to pull the same stunt after a mutant they recently adopted out, to a cop of all people, mauled the neighbor.
this ad was written up shortly after May 16, 2012.
About Apollookay cravenites. pop quiz. who believes:
Sometimes humankind baffles even the most jaded animal advocate.
Apollo and his sister Athena were found locked in a windowless storage unit with no food, water or ventilation on May 17, 2011. It is likely that they had been in there for up to one week. The police seized the dogs and brought them to HSHC for safekeeping. Understandably, Apollo was fearful of all the new people, noises and attention. But he was so grateful to be in a safe and caring place with food, water and an air-conditioned kennel. He weighs 52 lbs. now, but only weighed 45lbs when he arrived revealing every bone in his body. As you might expect, his medical exam showed him to be emaciated, dirty, dehydrated, his tail was broken and bleeding, his ears were infected and his tooth was broken. We estimate him to be about 4 years old, an American Pit Bull mix who we have had neutered. He has a perpetually worried brow, but we are seeing that improve each day.
It is one year later, and Apollo is still waiting for his forever home. It has been a long road to recovery for this sweet boy. He has gone from having to be carried in and out of the kennel because he was too scared to walk to being able to walk on leash with the encouragement of our dedicated staff and volunteers. He is finding his courage more and more every day through the power of love. He loves to have his belly rubbed and takes treats gently. Due to a lack of socialization, he is selective about other dogs and is not good with cats. He would be best suited in a home as the only dog and with children ages 13 and up due to his sometimes nervous nature.
We recently attended the trial of the person responsible for leaving Apollo and his sister Athena is such horrific conditions, and were pleased to report he was convicted of animal neglect and cruelty and ordered to pay restitution to the Humane Society.
Now the only unfinished business we have is to find the home for Apollo that he has always deserved. His owner needs to be patient and understanding of Apollos past, but the reward theyll receive with his undying love and loyalty will be well worth it. You must be 21 to adopt our sweet Greek god!
- in the healing power of belly rubs?
- an abused pit bull described as having a "nervous nature" and is best suited in a home with no other animals and kids over 13 passed all tests?
- an apartment complex is a suitable environment for a dog with those restrictions?
- that 7 lbs underweight for a pit bull equals "emaciation"?
nutters live a fairy tale life.
you can also find APOLLO'S sad tale on their SURVIVOR PROGRAM. cuz nothing brings in more donations and creates a greater sense of purpose and unity than the sob story of an abused pit bull.
December 2, 2011 We thought last Friday was pretty great...but today was pretty darn special. Not because of the number of animals adopted...but because of who went home: Dogs - Max, Nelson, Zeus, Moby.....and APOLLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cats: Anne, Quinn...and BEN!!!!!!!!!!! Found in a storage unit in the sweltering heat and starving....nursed back to health and shown love and kindness....to his forever home tonight. Have a wonderful life, Apollo. — with Damian Buchanan.
December 23, 2011 Our day started off right with a visit from one of our favorite former residents....APOLLO!! He was just hanging out with his Dad today, and they stopped by to say hi. Great way to start off the day! We are open from Noon to 5pm today and tomorrow...so many pets waiting for a forever home!
the nutter president of the board even chimed in to wish him well.
Ben Winecki So happy for that boy. Have a good Christmas Apollo, I am sure it is much better than your last.
at some point, this first adoption failed and APOLLO was returned to the shelter. i can't imagine why?
screenshot from the HAMILTON HUMANE'S pit bull PSA.
if pit bulls are just like any other dog, why do they require special educational materials?
May 16, 2012 We are so thankful to report that person responsible for keeping Apollo and Athena locked in a Carmel storage unit last May, was found guilty today on 2 charges of animal neglect, a Class A Misdemeanor. Sentencing is set for next month, but we hope this sends a loud and clear message about animal abusers in Hamilton County. Athena has been in a wonderful, loving home, but Apollo still waits for his forever home. Thanks to Lt. Amy Stein for her hardwork and dedication to making sure someone paid for this crime.
June 20, 2012 APOLLO is so fearful, rightfully so after everything he has been through. He needs an experienced owner who can help him overcome his fear. We recommend he go to a home with kids over 13. No cats in the home for Apollo, but he lived with his sister Athena all of his life so he does like other dogs. We would want to do a meet and greet with any other dogs in the home to make sure it's a good fit.
let's see, APOLLO has been receiving food, vet care, love and belly rubs for 13 months and he is still fearful and "rightfully so". no cats, no small kids but now they will make an exception with other dogs and they have added needs an "experienced" owner. sounds like they were getting desperate to get this dog out of their system, AGAIN. so desperate they apparently fudged just a wee bit on that statement about passing "all tests".
November 13, 2012 Today's adoptions: Cats - Jax, Jillie! Dogs - Mitzi, Java, and...APOLLO. Most of you know he has been in a wonderful foster home these past few months. Today, he was adopted. From a storage unit where he as kept in a cage, to a wonderful, loving home. We couldn't be happier for you sweet boy!
this appears to be nervous APOLLO'S second forever home, the "experienced" owner in the apartment complex that lead to the violent deaths of two dogs in 5 minutes.
MAY 14, 2013 one of the shelter supporters posts the story to the shelter's facebook page. they come to the defense of the shelter, except one woman who said it is too bad that the shelter staff did not follow up to make sure APOLLO was getting his required quota of belly rubs. the humane society jumps in with: "Lynette without getting into too much detail, please don't believe everything the media reports. There were quite a few incorrect facts reported, and his being tied to a tree is one of them."
it looks like Hamilton Humane might have killed their one and only alibi. lol, good job nutters!
two more supporters posted the link to the tragic killings.
May 14, 2013 Diana Ramello-Parrish wrote: Poor thing has been through so much in his life. I hate to hear he was tied to a tree. I know how hard you all worked to help him. My thoughts and prayers are going up to you all.
absolutely NO concern is expressed for the 2 dead dogs or their owners. beautiful.
May 15, 2013 Carla Shroyer Sanders wrote: You know, I think that some humans are sick, and that is why they do terrible things. Perhaps as a result of abuse or some genetic problem that makes them do those things. Maybe the same is true for animals? No matter what the reason, I am so very thankful that HCHS gives animals the chance at survival and finding homes. There are WAY more positive outcomes than negative. Unfortunately, the news will only focus on the negative.
yes carla, that genetic problem has a name. it is called Deoxyribonucleic acid.
as i read through the HAMILITON HUMANE'S facebook page and burrowed through their website and videos, it hit me. these organizations are emotional support groups for rescue angels. my advice - please seek professional help and leave the rest of society out of your mess.
Mr Yeary please get together with the other victim and file a lawsuit against the nutter pictured above, the owner of the apartment building for approving the mutant and most importantly, the HUMANE SOCIETY for HAMILTON COUNTY for falsely claiming APOLLO passed all of his tests. i have all of these saved as pdfs, in case REBECCA STEVENS wants to try and get cute by deleting the evidence.
meet some of the nutters
these quotes and screenshots were taken from their 27 minute mission statement.
"The humane society doesn't discriminate against any breeds. Because there is increased responsibility and public sensitivity that comes with certain breeds, additional restrictions for adoptions are followed. Adopters must be at least 21 years old and meet the requirements of a special adoption." NARRATOR
"We touch their feet, pull their ears, look at their teeth and we use the plastic hand to see if they are food aggressive."
"Rebecca spent a lot of time with us actually educating us about pit bulls because I had a lot of reservations. I didn't know anything about the breed when we went there. All I heard was the bad stuff that you hear on the news, about dogfighting or a pit bull attacking. So I had a lot of insecurities about this breed." KIM RODERER
interesting. in 2009 she had 3 pits (she only had 2 in the video) and was also pimping grippers for her buddy. since she is friends with REBECCA and past presidents, her presence in the video feels staged and artificial.
"Everybody has their own reason for wanting to come in and get a pet and we have to really understand what that is and we have to really get to know them and that's what I think ultimately really makes us good at matching them because we know the animals so well."
she did a fantastic job pairing up APOLLO, not just once but TWICE!
"We absolutely have the heart of the best interests for these animals. We definitely want them to have the best chance and a second chance at life."
emphasis is on THESE animals. they don't give a fuck about THOSE animals that will be stuck living next to the mutants they place in the community.
"I'll look at just one dog on any particular day and I'll think 'somebody really let you down.' You were a little puppy once. You were entrusted to some human some where and they betrayed you and that makes me sad, it makes me angry. You just want to make it up to them."
there ya go. these rescue angels are angry. in the process of making it up to APOLLO, two normal dogs are dead and their families are devastated.
"Making a good match is the most important thing in finding an animal a forever home."
in their short pit bull PSA, executive director REBECCA STEVENS and VP of operations DR TARA L HARRIS proclaim they are proud pit bull owners and provide the low down on the low cost services for pit bulls only and other pit only perks they offer.
* note the pit bull education section of their website has it's very own donate button. this page also links to a more in depth page of "facts" compliments of the usual suspects: badrap, PBRC, ATTS and of course the mother ship of lies - NCRC/animal farm foundation where they regurgitate the standard fare: ATTS, find the pit bull, loyal people pleasing, Helen Keller, Teddy Roosevelt, Lil Rascals, media bias yadda yadda yadda.
Humane Society for Hamilton County
one last note, HAMILTON HUMANE has a program that pairs qualified vets with pets throughout the state of indiana. isn't that sweet.
Ben Winecki One America
Vice President, Operations
Tara L. Harris, M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Vice President, Fundraising
Candace T. Graham
Alerding & Company, LLC
Rebecca M. Stevens
"aaah i just love pibbles. i can't believe they pay me $85K a year to play with pibbles and proselytize for them. i would have done it for free."
Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Kelly Faehr, CPA
Elizabeth G. Russell, Attorney
Carmel City Council
Kim F. Ebert
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.