[tabi] Re: Scared Publix customer sprays seeing-eye dog with bleach

  • From: "Daniel Ben Moshe" <danielbenmoshe1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 16:01:42 -0400

Only in south florida.......  Now we see the truth...........  and why is
this not a federal crime??????????  


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Subject: [tabi] Scared Publix customer sprays seeing-eye dog with bleach

here is the full article.
Scared Publix customer sprays seeing-eye dog with bleach
Sunrise resident cited for animal cruelty
A seeing-eye dog had bleach squirted in its eyes at a Publix grocery store
when a
67-year-old woman intentionally sprayed the animal in an unprovoked attack,
a police
report says.
The 5-year-old yellow Labrador retriever appeared uninjured, the report
said, but
Patricia Lawler, of Sunrise, was cited for animal cruelty and given a notice
to appear
after the 4:15 p.m. Saturday incident at the store at 10155 W. Oakland Park
Lawler told police she "thought it was a vicious animal" and feared it would
be a
danger to other customers, so she grabbed a spray bottle of Clorox cleaner
off a
shelf and sprayed the animal in the eyes and back.
"I realize now it was a mistake," Lawler said when reached by telephone
Monday. "I
have a fear of dogs. It was just a big dog with a big head. I was just
Lawler said she takes medication for schizoaffective disorder, and paranoia
is one
the symptoms associated with her mental illness.
The dog's owner, Ronda Carin Shore, 45, also of Sunrise, told police she is
 and keeps the canine with her at all times. It was wearing a service-dog
vest, an
assist handle and a placard, the report said.
Shore declined to comment Monday.
Although the dog wasn't exhibiting aggressive behavior, Lawler said she got
when she saw it and asked Shore to leave the store with the dog. When that
produce results, she said she resorted to the spray bleach to get rid of the
"I was afraid the dog would go wild, or some small child would get bitten,
or somebody
would get hurt," Lawler said. "I guess I overreacted. But I still feel like
a dog
doesn't belong in a place like a grocery store."
If convicted of the first-degree misdemeanor, Lawler faces up to a year in
jail and/or
a $5,000 fine.

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