Berlin Heights woman accused of killing puppies

It's been about a year since she allegedly smothered a puppy to death, but a Berlin Heights woman could finally get her day in court.
Shawn Foucher
Dec 13, 2012

 

Leslie Holland, 26, of the 10000 block of Ohio 113 in Berlin Heights, is actually accused of smothering four puppies to death, although she's charged with just a single count of animal cruelty, Erie County dog warden Barb Knapp said.

The background story is about as long and convoluted as the misdemeanor case that's been inching its way through Vermilion Municipal Court since April.

Holland is currently being held in the Erie County jail on a probation violation for a theft case in Hardin County, Ky.

She pleaded guilty there in November 2007 to "theft by failure to make required disposition of property," a court clerk said.

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Comments

donutshopguy

She will probally do more time than other mothers who murder their children.

mrlizzzard

Don't put her in jail that costs money.Make her work for the county euthanizing dogs where the puppies would have ended up anyway.

nosey rosey

Sorry but she will not do time because the laws in this State are ridiculously lax. Animal abuse in this state is a misdemeanor and nothing more than a slap on wrist.

rickross2

Our prisons are stuffed full and people get murdered everyday in this state. We have bigger fish to fry.

SamAdams

Maybe so, but I'll refer you back to the overwhelming evidence that shows those who abuse animals often "graduate" to humans. That's another reason animal cruelty crimes should be taken far more seriously than they currently are, at least in the state of Ohio.

bondgirlM

yep Jeffrey Dahmer

BEHAPPY

So it's a helpless animals fault that our prisons our full. Just let all of the nuts do whatever they want to the helpless? How rediculous~

Randy_Marsh

Makes you wonder what is going through their minds as they do these things.

reporter54

She needs to get time and maybe several months at a shelter learning how to care for animals properly but never being able to have any again.

44846GWP

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Second Opinion

@ richross2. Couldn't agree more. These wacko posters act like a human was aborted or something. Sure, I don't like puppies to be smothered and it should be considered to be a crime, but these other posters would make EVERYTHING a felony!

People, if your going to get upset with something get upset with REAL ISSUES, like the murder of HUMAN BABIES IN THE WOMB, those who refuse to acknowledge that termination of a human is more important than a dog is a hypocrite.

Second Opinion

WAIT, why is it OK for Barb to choke them with car exhausts? Is it less offensive for her to turn them over to the dog warden and let her gas them? I like Barb and she does what needs to be done, what I'm trying to do is show the hypocrisy of most posters. This is what low life politically correct people do, they justify things by changing the way things are done. Its not ok for this woman to smother the dogs but its ok to let the government do it? Its not ok to murder your children but its ok to let a trained doctor do it and receive my tax dollars to perform the abortion? HYPOCRITES, the bunch of you!

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JMOP

Good point. I totally agree with you second opinion.

BEHAPPY

Why is it when people stand up to animals rights they get called all kinds of names? People who stand up for animals never said it is ok to kill/hurt anything or anyone. I would think animal lovers would not believe in killing period. People just get crazy when one asks for stiffer penalties for animal abuse. Strange

BEHAPPY

Why is it when people stand up to animals rights they get called all kinds of names? People who stand up for animals never said it is ok to kill/hurt anything or anyone. I would think animal lovers would not believe in killing period. People just get crazy when one asks for stiffer penalties for animal abuse. Strange

sanduskysteve

Being a hypocrite is worrying about them before they are born and then pushing them to the street after they are born and not worrying about them - for the most part - because they don't pay taxes. This is hypocritical if you ask me. And don't get me wrong - I am against abortion as birth control - which brings up another hypocritical situation.

onegirlarmy

lets hope she doesn't have any children.

whattheheckisth...

she is a good person and you shouldnt be slandering her name like that

Second Opinion

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totallyamazed

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She doesn't look like a bad person...too bad
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Ellis dee

Just dogs. People kill things everyday

SamAdams

Really? And where do you draw the line, then?

Right now, England has a program where parents can allow their babies to die because they're "just" disabled and would be difficult/expensive to take care of, and/or wouldn't ever "contribute" anything. (Actually, that's not quite true. The babies aren't "allowed" to die. They're deliberately dehydrated/starved to death. Nice, eh?)

You may think otherwise, but the truth is that putting the word "just" anywhere near the word "killing" usually doesn't bode well for the next step down the slippery slope...

BEHAPPY

YOU are just as SICK as she is~weirdos everywhere!

BEHAPPY

That was directed at ELLIS DEE BTW

bondgirlM

Sam you are correct and it's disgusting

24productions

To hold any living being (and I do feel it's anything besides insects), and asphyxiate until death, is, by my standards, the beginning of the end from the very first time it's carried through. The term "graduation", as it seems the only one, fits the bill. If you start skiing the bunny slope, eventually, you'll tackle the "mountain of balls out extreme"...just sayin'...

24productions

...and for the poke of her not looking like a bad person...her vanity reminds me of a story...Misery... a Stephen King classic

totallyamazed

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There was no poke involved. I'm completely serious. Most times (supposed) heartless folks have a look about them, she does not. Besides, unless you were there and witnessed her killing the pups, she is innocent until proven otherwise.

My popcorn statement was made in anticipation of someone making a crack concerning how good looking people commit crimes as well....thank you for your input, corn popping was justified ;-o
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koluke

Leslie did not kill any puppies. I watched her give oxygen and pedialyte to the puppies to try to help them live. She is inocent of this! This whole thing is being blown up by some woman who slandered leslie. She has never nor would ever hurt any animal. please dont believe everything you read.

whattheheckisth...

her puppies are her children and she loves them very much and would never harm any of them

mikeylikesit

what about the scamming? guilty? i followed the link in a previous post & thers's three complaints..

mikeylikesit

i dont believe she killed dogs because i dont believe she has any dogs. at least not ones she claimed to have for sale..

BEHAPPY

Just another reason why Nitros law needs to be passed
Some of our Ohio Senators think it's a joke!

BEHAPPY

http://www.nitrofoundation.com/

Contact this one http://www.ohiosenate.gov/senate...
He is one who thinks it's a joke

24productions

who accused her?...why?...and for what means?...enemies?and who found said puppies anyways?

starryeyes83

I wonder if anybody sticking up for her would trust this thing with their kids?

Hmmm.... what's that?

Thought so.

whattheheckisth...

yea i would she has baby sat for me before and my kids absolutely love her and dont even say anything about me or my kids this is false allegations and she can prove it and when she does the person who falsely accused her of this heinous crime will get the justice they deserve.

whattheheckisth...

and not to mention she was great with my kids i would trust leslie with my life maybe you should get to know her before you judge her. but then again thats whats wrong with people now adays to much time on there hands and no common sense

mikeylikesit

hopefully, she will get what she deserves too for scamming people.

whattheheckisth...

she has already dealt with that so do me a favor why dont you research everything before you open your mouth. she knows what she did was wrong and accepted her responsibility for her actions. she is a good person and would never hurt innocent puppies they are her furry children. i have gotten a puppy from her before and she was healthy and in good shape when she was given to me. so she made bad choices that doesnt make her a bad person she has learned from the mistakes shes made and has made herself a better person so that is all that counts.

mikeylikesit

thats what they ALL say..

starryeyes83

@ what the ...

I don't really care about you, what's your point again? You're the one who babbled about you and your kids, babbling brook. YOu just contradicted yourself Twice.

I'm more concerned with the puppies she killed.

For the record I have NO desire to get to know a puppy killer!!!

whattheheckisth...

she didnt kill any puppies and you asked if any defending her would trust her with their children and i said i would so tell me how did i contradict myself

Kottage Kat

I worked for Leslie's mother for 4 years. Leslie has a disabled brother whom she loves dearly, and is excellent in the care of. I have seen her with animals, and she is caring and loving. I have seen her spend hours nursing a cat that was in a fight, she saved it's life and worked diligently to do so.
Have seen her through 3 litters of puppies, all thrived under her care. She is a compassionate person who has made some bad choices in life, NONE of which involve hurting a living being.
God Bless you Lelly, I am praying for you, and love you
Kat

Dont Worry Be Happy

Is she a breeder? There are just way to many dogs in the world people need to get there pets fixed we wouldn't have these problems of so many stray or unwanted dogs if people would be smart and stop trying to make a buck on selling dogs. Go on Petfinders and look at the population of dogs that need homes it's horrible to see the numbers.

whattheheckisth...

no she isnt a breeder she takes in unwanted animals and keeps them until they find a good home she is very picky on where she lets them go.