Owner Charged With Trying To Crop Dog’s Ears

Warning: This story may disturb some readers.

A Delaware man is being charged with animal cruelty because he tried cropping his pit bull puppy’s ears by himself with a pair of scissors. The man said that he got instructions from someone on how to crop his dog’s ears, but since he didn’t know what he was doing, the wounds on his dog’s ears became infected. The man admitted to what he did and if he is convicted of the misdemeanor, he could be fined up to $2,300 and/or be sentenced to a year in jail. The dog has been treated by a vet and is staying at a shelter until the charges are resolved.

19 Responses to “Owner Charged With Trying To Crop Dog’s Ears”

  1. Trudy Jackson says:

    I hate hearing this. But this is very common here in N.C. someone needs to stop this from happening. I worked for a vet, and We saw it all the time. It’s a horrible thing to do.

  2. Pit Bull Lover says:

    I’m opposed to all ear-cropping, but *this* should be a felony animal cruelty offense nationwide as it amounts to performing veterinary surgery without a license, IMO. (And without anesthesia!!!!) Horrible. Poor puppy.

  3. Sky Eyes Woman says:

    Yet another horror that confirms my belief that Pit Bulls are the most abused dogs in the world. *sigh*

    I hope this guy gets the book thrown at him and his dog gets a new, better owner.

  4. Sandy says:

    WHAT AN IDIOT….I would love to circumcise the owner..I am sure I could find some dull scissors for the dimwit

  5. TEALCSMOMMY says:

    Sandy, I second that motion!

  6. kaefamily says:

    Educate me pls but what is with the ear and tail cropping? Is that for the health benefit of a dog or for owner’s pitiful vanity?

  7. loyaldog lover says:

    the cropping is for asthetic purposes and with certain purebred dogs it is what is looked for in dog shows. I have a boxer who is going to give birth to puppies and you better believe ears and tails are going to be cropped. yes it was wrong for this man to do it himself but if the dog is still a puppy they feel limited pain and it tends to heal rather quickly. on the other hand if the dog was fully grown then the owner was a moron.

  8. jay says:

    lol what an idiot… he is gonna serve time for croppin a dog!!!

  9. Krystle says:

    Does anyone know where to get your dogs ear cropped in delaware state? I can’t find any vet that does it.

  10. keith says:

    Animal cruelty? Why isn’t everyone talking about the thousands of pitbulls the animal shelters kill just because its a pitbull? Sounds like descrimination and animal cruelty to me. The gov. is always trying to control things. If this man doesn’t have the right to crop his dogs ears, then women shouldn’t be allowed to have their bodies cut on either. Its only cosmetic!

  11. Cowboy says:

    It is very hard to find a vet (in my area) that will crop ears. It used to be a very common and fairly inexpensive. But now days, if a vet is found, it is usually expensive. My schnauzer had puppies lastnight and I docked tails and dewclaws today, no problem. I am currently looking for a vet to crop the ears. But I am not finding anyone that wants to do it. I can understand what this guy is going through and I agree with Keith, I should have every right to crop my own dogs ears myself.

  12. rambler says:

    we do it to our male sons all the time any where from birth to 12 - who knows but you know what I am getting at, and women how about the extra stuffing after your body fail apart at 25 because of having children. self gradifacition!!!!! How ever he was wrong for the stupid way he did it. I say that you should be able to do as you please with your animal we did it with farn animals!

  13. boxerowner says:

    I do not have my boxers ears croped but i am currently buying a doveman pincher whos ears i want to get done and i have found that in Ill it is imposible to find a vet to do it and when i found one it was more then i payed for the dog. but i would never try it myself. i belive we have the right to decide weather to do it or not but not ourselves. I belive he should be punished for doing it his self and not takeing care of it after he botched itand letting it get infected.

  14. Amethyst says:

    All I have to say is would you circumcise you’re own son??

    It’s all aesthetics, but ear cropping and circumcisions should be left to the doctors and health professionals.

    I know dogs that live long lives w/ or w/o ear cropping, and the same goes for men with circumcisions.

  15. janet says:

    Hey out there. I own pitbulls and we take VERY good care of them. I would have to agree with a few other guys out there. I don’t think anything is wrong with cropping a dogs ears yourself. As long as you do it right and keep them clean with medication. As long as their small puppies the pain is very limited and ofcourse you have to keep an eye on them. We love our dogs and take VERY good care of them and I think nothing is wrong IF you know what you are doing. We have circumsized our babies for thousands of years. What is the difference with puppies ears??? What about focusing on abortion! Now that’s cruelty! And no-one is ever convicted of that and that’s a living baby!!! I think the Government is confused… Instead of focusing on people cropping ears they need to focus on abortion and the murder of our babies EVERYDAY!

  16. A says:

    Why do you think it’s so hard to find a vet to perform the procedure? Because most vets are against the procedure being performed, even by a trained medical professional (who, by the way, could be making a lot of money to do the surgery, and chooses not to for ethical reasons) — yet you home surgeons think it’s okay for you to do it yourselves? Organizations that promote the humane treatment of animals, including the ASPCA (http://www.aspca.org/about-us/policy-positions/elective-cosmetic-surgery.html) and the Humane Society of the United States (http://www.hsus.org/pets/pet_care/cat_care/declawing_cats_more_than_just_a_manicure/hsus_policy_cosmetic_surgery_on_animals.html), are specifically opposed to elective surgery performed purely for aesthetic reasons, and that’s what this is. Bringing plastic surgery on humans into the discussion (not to mention abortion, for pete’s sake — way to show your humanity) is utterly idiotic.

  17. Anonymous says:

    ok so no one answered the question — where can u get your dog’s ears cropped in delaware?

  18. ReaListiC says:

    Unless ur going to actively do something to make a diference in thounsands of dog’s lives, I think that u should shut up. There r ppl out here doing these things the right way n i dnt see anything wrong with ear cropping just like i dnt see anything wrong with curcumcisions. (when u think about the two, they r just a like…them getting this done have no say in it. Some disagree with the procedure all together, n at some point ppl have done it or attempted to do it themselves) Its not that bad ppl :)

  19. Pitt Owner/Luvr says:

    well i say yeah doing it yourself is cruelty to animal, but casturating on your own farm isn’t.If u want your dog to have cropped ears then do it the right way. Go see a vet.


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