Roger Dennis Owens

Roger Owens
Crime: Animal Abuse

I’ll start off by telling you that the dog lived. It’s a terrible, horrible story, and if you’re anything like me you want to know about the dog’s fate before you read all the terrible, horrible facts. She lives. The fact she lives is no thanks to Roger Dennis Owens of Marietta, South Carolina.

The dog is called Andra Grace. She was a young pit bull whose owners got tired of neighbours’ complaints that she was roaming around, begging for food.

Her owners could have tried to find her a new home, or they could have cared for her properly so she wasn’t roaming and begging for food. But no, they chose instead to ask Roger Dennis Owens to do them a favour and get rid of their dog.

Apparently those POS owners didn’t even care that Andra Grace had recently given birth to a litter of puppies, and that those puppies were much too young to be separated from her.

I can’t tell you how the POS owners knew Roger Dennis Owens, or why they trusted that asshole with their dog. He wasn’t exactly a solid citizen, what with his history of DUIs and driving on a suspended license.

Anyway, in late October 2013 Roger Dennis Owens agreed to do the favour. The price: booze and drugs. I guess the POS owners weren’t exactly solid citizens themselves.

Now Roger Dennis Owens could have taken Andra Grace to the dog pound or an animal shelter. The owners obviously didn’t care what happened to her. Tragically for the dog the nasty, evil bastard been drinking that day. I’m guessing he’s a really mean drunk. What he did to that poor dog ain’t nice at all.

Yuck alert! Nasty details of dog abuse coming up.

What Roger Dennis Owens did instead of turning the dog over to a shelter was to tie her to the back of his pickup truck. And we’re not just talking about tying the leash to the truck. Nope, this evil sadistic bastard tied her front legs to the truck. And then he drove off.

Because her front legs were tied, Andra Grace tried to run on her back legs to keep up. Of course that was impossible, and for 2 miles she was dragged. Dragged!

Mercifully for Andra Grace, 2 women driving in the opposite direction saw what was going on, called the police, and then followed the truck. Thank gawd there are caring people like that.

It’s almost a miracle that Andra Grace survived her injuries because they were so horrible and no doubt agonizing for her. Her rear toenails were gone, the paws were “degloved” and the tendons in her legs were exposed. Her undercarriage was torn to hell.

Andra GraceThe picture I’m showing here is of the dog mostly healed up. The photos of her injuries were ghastly.

Andra Grace’s injuries were so severe that the first responders didn’t believe she’d survive. She was taken right away for medical care. Her puppies were located by rescue workers and re-homed into good families.

The story of Andra Grace spawned a lot of attention plus a petition that thousands of people signed demanding that Roger Dennis Owens face felony charges. The petition worked and the charges were upgraded from a misdemeanor to a felony.

Because of the media interest, generous people from everywhere learned about Andra Grace and donated money to pay for the medical treatment she needed.

In July 2014, Roger Dennis Owens pled guilty to felony ill treatment of an animal. He told Circuit Court Judge Letitia Verdin that he’d recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia and was on medication. I don’t know if that’s true or if it was a story he told in a bid to lessen his sentence.

Roger Dennis Owens’ lawyer argued that the day he dragged the dog he’d been drinking and wasn’t “thinking straight”. That didn’t win much sympathy from Judge Verdin.

“This is one of the cruelest things that I’ve seen since I’ve been on the bench,” she said. She went on to sentence the dog abuser to 5 years in prison for felony ill treatment of an animal. That was the max! Yay Judge Verdin! And she still wasn’t finished with him.

Judge Verdin added on 5 years for being a habitual traffic offender, and another 6 months for driving under the influence on a suspended license.

Roger Dennis Owens’ total sentence was 10 years 6 months. Long may the nasty POS bastard rot in prison.

Hopefully the lengthy sentence will serve to deter other vicious assholes in South Carolina who want to abuse animals.

Andra Grace now has a new home in Florida where she’s much loved. She’s still got scars and hairless patches, but she looks to be a happy dog. Her 4 surviving puppies now live with good families in New York.

CBS News article
Care2.com article

11 Responses to Roger Dennis Owens

  1. awesomeblossom says:

    Thank god the poor dog survived and has a nice life now. I hope this beast and the former owners suffer every day for what they did.

  2. MoodyMagic says:

    The Judge was awesome. burn in Hell evil dog abuser. so glad Andra Grace is good

  3. AngryLittleMexican says:

    Fucking disgusting. My guy has a dog. I can’t stand this retarded dog of his, when he eats my shoes and bras out of the dirty laundry (out of love apparently – UGH) I get PISSED. I mumble some choice words and glare like a woman possessed.
    However I would never do such a horrific, evil, shitty, abusive thing to an animal, or anything else. This dog did nothing wrong and yet he was capable of this atrocity? SICKENING!

  4. Katie says:

    THAT – is a serial killer name. Good thing the judge gave him all she had. She probably wished she had more to give. Let’s hope he doesn’t fulfill the 3-name prophecy once he gets out.

  5. bulldoggy says:

    Bastard deserves being dragged behind a truck. Too bad life doesn’t work like that. Glad the dog has a loving family now, and her pups too.

  6. Avenk says:

    Thank you cleo for starting the post with the dog lived. I just couldn’t take another one with how cruel the barely human’s can be.
    Bless that Judge!! I hope someone in prison lets him feel the pain Andra Grace had inflicted on her.

  7. Lillith says:

    I’m glad that this sick piece of work got what he deserves for what he did to that poor animal. People like that make me sick. The only shame is that there are “people”, and I use this term loosely, who do almost as bad to other people and get off with lesser sentences.

  8. Bengalpuss says:

    What an evil cunt this piece of shit is. I always feel angrier when i read about cruelty to animals than people, i wonder why that is, anyway this lowlife piece of crap i hope he fucking suffers in the clink the sick twisted twat. I bet the bulldoggy was pissed off seeing that picture, its ok bulldoggy i was pissed off too.

  9. PJ says:

    Roger probably thought it was good for a laugh. Sadistic bastard. And I find myself wishing that karma would strike and he finds himself tethered to the bumper of a fast car.

  10. Bengalpuss says:

    I also think the owners of andra grace should have their worthless arse’s dragged to court for having this cunt do what he did to her. Why are these bastard’s not named and shamed for the cruel evil cunt’s they are? Anyone knows please divulege.

  11. Tony Lucco says:

    This prick has been ripping people off for years ! Hes nothing but a drunk and drug user always out looking for his next score at everyone elses expense. This act of cruelty to a poor innocent dog is beyond belief. Theres a special place in hell for people like this….

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