10 years for Assaulting 21 people.

Over and over again sentences like this boggle my mind. I am not excusing the fact what this douchebag was wrong but I’ve only seen and heard crimes again are not taken as harsh and criminals are sentenced to just a couple of years. Someone who’s actually did time with pedophiles ( a facility for addictions/anger/sex crimes) the cases heard were so despicable it makes you cringe and these predators were only sentenced for months to less than 2 years. The damage, scarring and impact these children deal with for the rest of their lives amounts to much greater than an adult who has been assaulted and the guy in this article is sentenced to 10 years for 21 victims, much deserved but in Canada he’ll be out way before that, but why aren’t sentences like this handed down to pedophiles? Who’s the victim here? Pedophiles get life sentences in the USA, Canada 2 years. Talk about miscarriage of the justice system.

Former North York General anesthesiologist Dr George Doodnaught was sentenced Tuesday to ten years imprisonment for sexually assaulting 21 of his patients.

Many of his victims, filling rows of the packed courtroom, shed tears as Superior Court Justice David McCombs read his decision.

As Doodnaught, 65, was handcuffed and taken into custody from court, a few of his victims clapped.

His “reprehensible conduct must be condemned in the strongest terms,” said McCombs.

In November, Doodnaught was found guilty of sexually assaulting 21 women between the ages of 25 and 75 while they were semi-conscious on the operating table.

All but one of the women were undergoing surgeries at North York General Hospital between 2006 and 2010. Doodnaught was a popular anesthesiologist at the hospital for 26 years.

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The Crown had asked for 12 to 15 years during the sentencing hearing earlier this month. The defence suggested eight to 10 years.

Doodnaught’s lawyer Brian Greenspan said that they are appealing the convictions but not the sentence. He would not comment on whether bail is being sought pending appeal.

In his lengthy judgment released in November following the 76-day trial, McCombs found that Doodnaught took advantage of his position in the operating room, concealed behind a sterile screen that separates patients’ upper and lower bodies.

Hidden from the doctors and nurses, Doodnaught fondled the breasts of sedated female patients, kissed their mouths and forced them to perform oral sex and masturbation, McCombs found.

In victim impact statements read to the court during the sentencing hearing, the women, whose names are protected by a publication ban, described how the assaults robbed them of the ability to trust anyone, particularly doctors.

Many of them have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety, some facing frequent panic attacks.

They struggle in relationships with their partners and children, have suffered financially due to difficulties working and fear undergoing any medical procedures or even being in a hospital.

Patients had made three formal sexual assault complaints to North York General Hospital about Doodnaught before a complaint in 2010 sparked a criminal investigation.

The hospital’s chief of anesthesiology was aware of the complaints but the senior hospital administration only learned of them after the 2010 complaint was made, McCombs found in his ruling.

Serious complaints about staff, including allegations of sexual assault, are now being reported directly to the hospital’s CEO.

Doodnaught may now face a disciplinary hearing with the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons that could result in the loss of his licence.

Mom charged with attempted murder after boy suffers life-threatening head injuries

Okay…I am not a parent but if anyone had the brains and common sense and were a good parent they’d know beating their child is outright stupid and irresponsible.

LISTEN UP!

Kids are NOT born bad, they’re raised that way due to poor parenting. Violence in the home, beating your child will make your child worse if not a monster when they’re older. They will be violent. This is how murderers are created. So this is what you do..to all stupid parents. GIVE up your children to a better home. To people who will actually discipline your kids the right way. Violence will not solve anything. You are not to have kids. You were not meant to have kids. Give them up for adoption! 

And then go castrate yourself to never have kids again!

 

The mother of an 11-year-old boy is facing three charges, including attempted murder, after an assault Friday morning in an Etobicoke apartment sent her son to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The 32-year-old woman also faces charges of aggravated assault and failure to provide the necessities of life, Toronto police Const. Victor Kwong said Friday, adding the boy’s condition had been downgraded to critical.

Police had to break the lobby doors to get into the building. In the apartment they found the boy with severe head injuries.

Two other children were removed from the apartment, where police believe the incident took place, and were placed in the care of Children’s Aid, said Kwong.

Emergency services were called to the Eva Rd. building, near Bloor St. W. and Highway 427, around 1:10 a.m.

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Jagruti Vyas, who lives a few doors down from the apartment, said she heard “some screaming noise before the police came. So much noise was going on.”

Esther Jeon, who lives on the same floor, was in the hallway with her mother and brother when police arrived.

Her brother said he heard a woman saying the Lord’s Prayer.

“She was reciting it,” said Samuel Jeon.

The ruckus two doors down from his apartment roused Kumar Ramachandran from his sleep. He said he was about to call 911 but police had already arrived.

He said he heard objects being thrown, screaming that went on for 10 to 15 minutes and one “big loud noise.”

Ramachandran said arguments and shouting are heard on a regular basis from the neighbours, but nothing like this.

“That was crazy,” he said.

Vyas, who works in the building’s management office, said she doesn’t know the family personally but they had been renting their unit for two or three years.

Ramachandran said his 10-year-old daughter played with the 11-year-old boy in the unit where the incident took place.

The boy, who he described as “very friendly,” had also been to Ramachandran’s home.

“Those kids are good,” he said of the 11-year-old boy and his siblings.

On the 11th floor — directly below the unit — resident Christopher Lee said he, too, heard loud noises coming from the unit late Thursday and early Friday, but that’s not unusual.

“But last night they were louder — like a thud, much louder than usual. It sounded like big objects were hitting the floor,” he said Friday morning.

Police are not releasing the names of family members to protect the boy’s identity.

Another woman was arrested at the scene, but has since been released with no charges.

With files from Arshy Mann and The Canadian Press

Couple murdered over “defriending” on Facebook

NASHVILLE—A Tennessee couple who “defriended” a woman on Facebook were murdered in their home by the jilted woman’s father and another man, police said on Thursday.

“It’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen,” said Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece, who has worked in local law enforcement for 27 years. “We’ve had murders, but nothing like this. This is just senseless.”

He said Billy Clay Payne, Jr. and Billie Jean Hayworth were killed last month after they deleted Jenelle Potter, the daughter of one of the suspects, from their “friends” list. Both were shot in the head and the man had his throat cut.

The couple’s 8-month-old baby was in the mother’s arms, unharmed, when the bodies were found.

Marvin Enoch “Buddy” Potter Jr., 60, and Jamie Lynn Curd, 38, were each charged on Wednesday in Mountain City in northeastern Tennessee with two counts of first-degree murder. The men were arrested on Tuesday.

The case was not the first involving violence linked to Facebook. Last year in Iowa, a woman was arrested on accusations of setting fire to a friend’s garage after she was defriended on the social network site, local media reported.

In Texas, a man was accused of hitting his wife after she failed to “like” a Facebook post he wrote about the anniversary of his mother’s death, according to media reports.

Curd’s attorney, R.O. Smith, an assistant public defender, said of the Tennessee case that it was “safe to say there’s more to it than the Facebook problem, it appears.”

U.S. teen sentenced to 21 years for killing gay classmate

If this were to happen in Canada, this teen would of been tried as a young offender and would be scott free because of time served for spending 4 years in pre-trial custody. It boggles my mind that the justice system gives an offender time served credit for murder. If anything to change about the justice system it should be that.

VENTURA, CALIF.—A U.S. teenager was sentenced on Monday to 21 years in state prison for killing shooting a gay student in the back of the head during a computer lab class three years ago.

Brandon McInerney, 17, didn’t speak at the hearing but his lawyer Scott Wippert said his client was sorry for killing 15-year-old Larry King.

“He feels deeply remorseful and stated repeatedly if he could go back and take back what he did he would do it in a heartbeat, Wippert said.

King’s family said they couldn’t forgive their son’s killer.

“You took upon yourself to be a bully and to hate a smaller kid, wanting to be the big man on campus,” King’s father, Greg King, said on behalf of his wife. “You have left a big hole in my heart where Larry was and it can never be filled.”

In a deal reached with Ventura County prosecutors last month, McInerney agreed to avoid a retrial and to plead guilty to second-degree murder, as well as one count each of voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm.

A mistrial was declared in September when jurors couldn’t reach a unanimous decision on the degree of guilt. Several jurors said after McInerney’s trial that he shouldn’t have been tried as an adult.

Leading up to the February 2008 killing, teachers and students saw a dispute growing between King and McInerney, who shot King twice in the head in a computer lab at E.O Green Junior High School.

McInerney, then 14, had reached an emotional breaking point after King made repeated, unwanted sexual advances toward him and other boys, defence lawyers said. In the weeks leading up to the shooting, school administrators allowed King to wear heels and makeup because federal law provides the right of students to express their sexual orientation.

The case drew widespread attention because of its shocking premise and raised questions about how schools should deal with students and sexual identity issues. Comic Ellen DeGeneres, a lesbian, weighed in on her talk show shortly after the shooting and said gays shouldn’t be treated as second-class citizens.

Because of pretrial publicity, the trial was moved from Ventura County to Los Angeles.

Prosecutors said the shooting in front of stunned classmates was first-degree murder and that McInerney should be punished as an adult. They argued the shooting was a hate crime, an aspect jurors rejected, after authorities found white supremacist materials in his home.

Defence attorneys, who unsuccessfully argued to keep the case in juvenile court, said it was voluntary manslaughter because McInerney lost control of his emotions. They said the teen was beaten by his father and was described as a bright student who lost his motivation.

King’s father also blamed the school district for not doing more to address the brewing feud between the two teens and their son’s flamboyant behaviour.

“Instead of protecting him from himself and his poor impulse control, they enabled and encouraged him to become more and more provocative,” Greg King said.

King’s family and Deputy District Attorney Maeve Fox wore buttons with the teen’s face on it, while some of McInerney’s supporters wore powder blue wristbands that read “Save Brandon.”

After serving nearly four years since King’s slaying, with the additional 21 years McInerney will be released just before his 39th birthday.

His murder conviction will be stayed, and the plea deal calls for McInerney to be given the harshest sentence under California law for voluntary manslaughter — 11 years — and use of a firearm — 10 years, prosecutors said. McInerney is ineligible for time served or good behaviour because he pleaded guilty to murder.

Most stolen grocery item and dishonest employee’s

Well, it’s tough out there, but high theft in dairy products? Cheese could be expensive ya know, why don’t they just wait for sales or watch Extreme Couponing and learn how to get products free, the legal way.  Don’t go stealing those dairy products!!

Jean Valjean might have gone after a loaf of bread, but research reveals cheese is actually the food that’s most likely to disappear from grocery stores due to theft.

Worldwide, the dairy product has a 3.09% shrinkage rate, besting fresh meat (2.79%), and chocolate and confectionery candy (2.78%) globally, according to the U.K.-based Centre for Retail Research. The shrinkage rate measures the amount of products received that go missing from store inventories due to theft or errors.

Chocolate and confectionery candy, however, were more in demand in North America, with a shrinkage rate of 3.60%. In North America, cheese is actually much less in demand when compared with other parts of the world. Its 2.76% North American shrinkage rate also lags behind infant formula, luxury cooked meats and alcohol.

 

The data are part of a larger survey by the U.K. retail and consultancy organization that has found retail shrinkage rates are on the rise. So far, retailers have lost $119 billion to theft in 2011, up 6.6% since last year.

Additionally, the cost of retail crime plus loss prevention was $128 billion in 2011, equivalent to $199.89 per family or $66.27 per individual.

According to the survey’s findings, dishonest employees cause $41.7 billion or 35% of losses. Customer theft, including shoplifting and organized retail crime, cost retailers $51.5 billion in 2011 (43.2% of total shrinkage), compared with $45.4 billion last year. Post continues below.

 

Pot growers get more jail time than pedophiles in Canada

This just shows that the Conservative government priorities are screwed. Who are they trying to protect here? How is this tough on crime? Pot growers are a threat to society? I don’t smoke pot nor do drugs, but this compared to those committing crimes against children? Are you fuckin kidding me?

I am sorry, but sexually assaulting a toddler is far much worse then growing pot, you dumbtwats!!

Perhaps they were on pot when drafting the crime bill?

I don’t care what taxes the Provincial government added to Ontario (HST and Hydro), there will never be a time I will vote for Conservatives. In this upcoming election next week in Ontario ( who have nothing to do with the crime bill) Liberals will get my vote and I will make sure family votes for them too. I am not going to force them, but convince them, obviously.

Tough-on-crime Americans are shocked our new omnibus crime bill gives more jail time to pot growers than pedophiles.

Care2, a large online social action network with almost 17 million followers, posted a blog Thursday about one of the more peculiar elements of the legislation.

Writer Cathryn Wellner picked up on a story from the Vancouver Province that reported under the bill a person growing 201 pot plants in a rental unit would receive a longer mandatory sentence than someone who sexually assaults a toddler.

“If you’re contemplating a life of crime in Canada, now is the time to switch from growing marijuana plants to preying on children,” wrote Wellner.

“After years of having his crime bills defeated by the opposition, Stephen Harper is on the verge of getting his revenge. Never mind that the crime rate has been steadily dropping. Forget the failed experiment in tougher sentencing in the U.S., where the cost of incarceration is so great even conservatives are calling for reform.

“Harper promised to get tough on crime, and he plans to keep his word even if the social and economic costs far outweigh the benefits.”

Readers of the article were just as unkind to our prime minister as Wellner.

“That’s rediculously (sic) stupid. it proves how incompitent (sic) people can be. Raping someone is far worse than having a smoke,” commented Averie K. from Sioux City, Iowa.  “I’m not for marijuana, but I’m far more against rapists!”

“Learn from Amerika’s (sic) mistakes! Don’t do this! You will run your country into the ground!!!!!!!!” wrote Britin J. from Anchorage, Alaska.

And finally, Victoria M. from Poulsbo from Washington D.C., kept her comment simple and to the point.

“Idiocy,” she wrote.

Driver in fetal crash of 2, sentenced to just 9 months of house arrest

Two people die because of these two idiots reckless actions and one is sentenced to only 9 months of house arrest!!! 9 months of house arrest for killing 2 people because of road racing. Justice has left system. What now remains is a system, a slap on the wrist “Badboy you killed two people, now go to your room!”.

The Mississauga man whose role in a reckless driving incident caused the deaths of two women four years ago has been sentenced to 18 months.

Brian Machado, 30, had pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous driving causing death, related to the 2007 Brampton, Ont. collision that ripped apart Cynthia Dougherty’s 1995 Pontiac Grand-Am.

A number of vehicles were heavily damaged in the 2007 crash.  A number of vehicles were heavily damaged in the 2007 crash. CBC

He was sentenced on Wednesday to an 18-month conditional sentence, including nine months of house arrest, nine months under curfew, and a four-and-a-half-year driving ban, with the exception commuting to and from work, church or doctor’s appointments.

Machado and his younger brother, Steven, had been speeding in separate cars and weaving in and out of traffic when Steven’s Audi clipped the rear of Dougherty’s car, sending it into the path of an oncoming pickup truck on Highway 50 on Oct. 6, 2007. Both brothers had been driving 40 km/hr over the limit of 80 km/hr.

Dougherty, 39, of Beeton, Ont. was killed instantly along with her passenger and best friend, Mariarosa Dalsass, 44, of Palgrave, Ont.

The crash led to a seven-car pile-up.

The younger Machado brother was sentenced to 22 ½ months last March, after pleading guilty to two counts of criminal negligence causing death.

He is also banned from driving for 10 years.

500 dogs seized from Quebec puppy mill

This is why I refuse to buy a dog either from the internet or through a store (which are hard to come by anyway).  When you do, you’re supporting these mills and their functions.

There are really good dogs who need to be adopted from shelters. I adopted my 2 dogs 1.5 years ago and they ended up being the sweetest, mentally/emotionally balanced dogs, well-behaved, respected dogs. A dog owner’s dream.

And most of the times when you buy dogs you don’t get what you pay for. One of my dogs is a pure bred Lhasa Apso, I met someone at the park who thought hers was too, but hers wasn’t. Her dog was too big to be a Lhasa, it had to be a mix. So she took a pic of my dog to show her husband. She said she paid $700. I said I rescued mine for $225 from the shelter.

More than 500 dogs have been seized from a Quebec puppy mill in what could represent the largest animal cruelty case in the province’s history.

The dogs were found Friday on a property in a rural area west of Montreal. They were living in poor conditions without sufficient food and water.

‘It involves some of the worst conditions we have seen to date. I personally can say that I found it heartbreaking to see what these dogs have endured.’—Lauren Scott, Humane Society International

Guy Auclair, a spokesman for the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, said the scale of the seizure is without precedent in Quebec.

“We have had this kind of situation before, but [with] a lower number of animals,” Auclair said in an interview Saturday.

Auclair said the dogs were different breeds and ranged in age from puppies to fully-grown.

Many were found suffering from skin and respiratory problems, he said.

They were placed under the care of Humane Society International, which had already transported several hundred dogs to a treatment centre Saturday.

Other dogs received treatment at the scene.

“This is definitely one the largest operations that we’ve ever come across in Canada,” said Lauren Scott, a spokeswoman for the organization who was at the site.

“It also involves some of the worst conditions we have seen to date. I personally can say that I found it heartbreaking to see what these dogs have endured.”

The investigation is ongoing and charges could be laid against the operators of the puppy mill, Auclair said.

It will be up to the courts to decide whether the dogs will be put for adoption or returned to their original owners, he said.

Scott said she’s hopeful that’s the case.

“They just so desperately need a second chance so we’ll be turning to the public for that,” she said.

Quebec reputed as puppy mill capital of North America

The incident is just the latest in a series of disturbing animal abuse cases in Quebec that have made headlines in recent years.

The province has long been considered the puppy mill capital of North America, with an estimated 800 unregulated breeding operations in Montreal alone.

Quebec was named “the best province to be an animal abuser” in the 2011 annual report prepared by the U.S.-based Animal Legal Defence Fund.

Last month, nearly 40 malnourished Huskies were found chained to trees on a property northwest of Montreal.

Reports of animal suffering at Montreal’s privately-held Berger Blanc pound that surfaced in May also shocked many across the country.

Videos of cats and dogs suffering, as well as images of questionable euthanasia practices documented in a Radio-Canada report prompted criticism from the city and the province.

The Quebec government is in the process of introducing new animal welfare regulations designed to crack down on puppy and kitten mills in the province.

The rules would include minimum standards of care and cleanliness and norms for euthanizing unwanted pets.

Missing B.C boy abduction, or was it really?

Something about this boy abduction and his return just doesn’t sound right. The house was a crime scene because someone abducted a boy from his home. So family stays with friends and they keep their doors unlocked?? The boy then suddenly returns to unlocked home, the abductor calls 911 to notify of safe return of the boy. Anyone heard of the story of the balloon boy?

SPARWOOD, B.C. – Just how three-year-old Kienan Hebert was brought back to his British Columbia home undetected in the dark of night may have a deceptively simple answer: the doors were unlocked.

Kienan was returned to his family home in Sparwood, B.C., early Sunday morning nearly a week after he disappeared from the very same two-storey house.

The house was unoccupied at the time, with Kienan’s large family staying a few doors down, and just hours earlier, the boy’s father made an emotional plea for whoever had his son to leave him in a safe location.

The sudden turn of events raised immediate questions about how a kidnapper could enter the home undetected for a second time, but on Monday, Kienan’s father Paul offered the explanation.

“We left the doors unlocked on purpose,” Paul Hebert, sounding exhausted but relieved, said in an interview.

“We asked him to bring him back to a safe place, and he brought him back to our house.”

Hebert declined to say whether he left the doors unlocked on the advice of police.

The sole suspect in Kienan’s disappearance remains convicted sex offender Randall Hopley, 46, who was still at large. Police and the Heberts have publicly urged Hopley to turn himself in.

Kienan hadn’t been seen since last Tuesday, when his parents put him to bed for the night. By Wednesday morning, he was gone, prompting a massive search of the surrounding area.

By the end of the day, the RCMP had determined Kienan may have been abducted and issued an Amber Alert, asking the public to be on the watch for Hopley’s car and a little boy wearing Scooby Doo shorts. The alert spanned several days and was eventually expanded into Alberta.

On Monday, Hebert said his son — one of eight children — was coping with the ordeal and appeared to be OK.

“Other than the personal invasion, being taken away in the middle of the night, nothing,” Hebert said when asked whether his son was harmed.

“Kienan’s still a little bit offset. If you’re a stranger, he won’t come and talk to you. But he’s doing really good; he’s happy to be home.”

The case has prompted public debate about two aspects of the police investigation: whether the Amber Alert was issued soon enough and how the abductor could have evaded police to return Kienan home.

Hebert said he was confident the RCMP did all they could and credited the force for Kienan’s safe return.

He saved his criticism for the courts, which he said failed to intervene as Hopley’s criminal record grew, including at least one case involving a child.

“The judicial system that didn’t correct Hopley to begin with, they invaded our rights,” said Hebert.

“The judge let him walk with no help. That’s what failed: The system. Mr. Hopley needs help and the judicial system failed him, and in doing so failed us, as well.”

Hebert didn’t specify which case he was referring to, but Hopley has numerous convictions spanning two decades.

In 2008, Hopley pleaded guilty to break-and-enter and was sentenced to 18 months in jail. A Crown spokesman has confirmed Hopley admitted in court that he attempted to take a 10-year-old boy from a home in Sparwood, although charges of unlawful confinement and attempted abduction were stayed.

In the 1980s, Hopley was convicted of sexual assault and sentenced to two years in federal prison.

Hopley hasn’t been charged in Kienan’s disappearance. Two of his recent defence lawyers have declined comment.

Shirley Bond, who is both the attorney general and solicitor general in B.C., wasn’t available for an interview. In a written statement, Bond said she couldn’t comment on an ongoing criminal case.

“I understand the RCMP is planning to review some of the questions at hand, such as the process around the issuing of the Amber Alert, which I fully support,” said the statement.

“At this time, we need to take care not to say anything that might compromise the ongoing police investigation or any future prosecution.”

An RCMP spokesman did not return a request for comment Monday.

Brad Bostock, executive director of Child Find Canada, said the criticism directed at the RCMP — for the Amber Alert and the circumstances surrounding Kienan’s return — may be misplaced.

Bostock noted there are specific criteria in place to determine when an Amber Alert should be issued.

Police must believe a child has been abducted and is in danger, and they must have information such as a vehicle description or license plate number to distribute.

“People question the Amber Alert system because, in a lot of the situations, they don’t have a full understanding of the criteria that needs to be met before it can be activated,” said Bostock.

“I think what would end up happening is that if we relaxed the criteria and we saw a greater number of Amber Alerts put out into the general public, we would see them lose their importance. People would become desensitized.”

Bostock said he’s never heard of another case in which an abductor returned a child home unnoticed, and there would have been little reason for police to be watching the family home.

“To have the child returned to the home at three o’clock in the morning, that’s really unprecedented,” said Bostock.

“A lot of people are being critical of law enforcement, but I don’t think anybody realistically thought, ‘He’s probably going to bring the kid right back home and put him on the couch,’ so we should have a law-enforcement officer sitting on that couch waiting.'”

— By James Keller in Vancouver

Man in jail for biting pet python

 

A python drinks water, Sept. 2, 2011 in Sacramento, Calif.  Police say the snake underwent emergency surgery after David Senk, 54, allegedly bit the creature twice.

A python drinks water, Sept. 2, 2011 in Sacramento, Calif. Police say the snake underwent emergency surgery after David Senk, 54, allegedly bit the creature twice.

 

So, I guess he beat the snake to it.

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — A snake bite left the victim seriously hurt, but the injured party isn’t whom you’d expect.

Police say a python underwent emergency surgery after a man allegedly bit the creature twice.

Officers were called to Del Paso Heights around 6:30 p.m. Thursday after a passerby reported that a man was lying on the ground and may have been assaulted, according to Sgt. Andrew Pettit. When they arrived, they found David Senk, 54, still lying there — but police say he wasn’t the one who was assaulted.

Another man approached officers and accused Senk of taking two bites out of his one-metre pet python, Pettit said.

Senk was arrested on suspicion of unlawfully maiming or mutilating a reptile and booked on $10,000 bail.

In a jailhouse interview with KXTL-TV on Friday, Senk said he had no memory of the incident and that he has a drinking problem.

“I did what?” Senk said. “If you find the owner, tell him I’m real sorry. … I’m willing to help pay for medical expenses.”

The snake was turned over to the city’s Animal Care Services, where it was recovering Friday after losing several ribs. The female python, about a couple years old, had extensive bite injuries, said Gina Knepp, acting animal care services manager.

“You could see the poor snake’s liver, all the way down the side,” Knepp said.

The snake’s owner has not yet come forward to claim the pet or file a report with animal care officials, Knepp said.