Oceanside Resident Pleads Guilty to Animal Abuse Charges

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Twenty-two year old Abed Dubester has pled guilty to 597(a) P.C. charges of animal abuse for burning a six month old Bischon puppy, Stewie, with hot water. San Diego Humane Society Humane Officers seized Stewie on March 29, 2011, filed for protectivecustody and began an intensive investigation.

“Nearly half of Stewie’s body was covered in second and third degree burns. There was no doubt in my mind that this was an intentional act of animal abuse,” said Randy Lawrence, Director of Humane Law Enforcement for the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA.  “We take cases of animal cruelty and neglect very seriously so my team and I lead the investigation and saw to it that charges were filed.”

Today, Stewie is a happy and healthy puppy and he has been adopted into an extremely loving home

Dubester pled guilty to a misdemeanor, will have to pay full restitution   for Stewie’s medical care, and will be unable to own an animal for five years.

Upon arriving at the San Diego Humane Society, Stewie was not only covered in burns, but he also suffered from a resistant bacterial infection and his prognosis was poor. Stewie endured months of treatment and around-the-clock care from the San Diego Humane Society’s medical staff. To heal Stewie’s burns, the capable team from San Diego-based Perfusion Concepts, lead by perfusionst Angela Nava, treated Stewie using a vanguard platelet-rich plasma treatment consisting of his own blood. This complicated regenerative procedure involved carefully removing Stewie’s blood, spinning it down in a centrifuge, collecting the platelet rich portion of the blood and applying it to his wounds. Today, Stewie is a happy and healthy puppy and he has been adopted into an extremely loving home.

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