From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
[July 20, 2013, Forest Hill, MD] — On Friday, July 19, 2013 shortly after 4pm, deputies from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office received call for animal cruelty at the Kohl’s Department Store, 50 Osborne Parkway, Forest Hill, Maryland. Upon arrival, deputies observed an Australian Cattle /Beagle mix dog locked in a 2005 Chevy passenger car.
Deputies observed that the vehicle was turned off and the windows were approximately 1 – 1 ½” cracked open. Deputies observed that the dog was panting profusely and foaming from the mouth. Deputies utilized their agency issued equipment to unlock the vehicle and to remove the dog from the vehicle. As a result of the animal’s poor health, deputies immediately called Harford County Animal Control.
While waiting for Animal Control to respond, deputies attempted to provide the dog with water, however the dog was too dehydrated to drink. The animal was later transported to Hickory Emergency Veterinary for emergency care. The animal has since been seized by Harford County Animal Control pending the owner’s petition to reclaim the dog. At the time of the call for service deputies were advised the ambient temperature was 92 degrees with a heat index of 108.
The dog’s owner, Daphne Lynn Luckhardt, 45, with a last known address of 954 Hillswood Road, Bel Air, was located in the store and made contact with deputies. She was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. After a hearing before a District Court Commissioner she was released on her own recognizance. Deputies estimate the temperature in the car was over 100 degrees and the dog was inside the vehicle for 90 minutes with no food or water.
Total POS! Lock her ass up with no food or water! Scum!!!
Good job to the deputies for saving this poor dog and arresting this piece of trash. Hopefully this will be an example to others thinking of leaving their pets in hot cars!
Dennis Booth says
I hope they ban this dirt bag from ever owning another pet
Love that they publish her name and address. Hopefully she won’t be sleeping soundly knowing that everyone knows what a disgrace she is!
Luther Lingus says
I say we all send her a bag of dog shit.
Thanks to the person who called! Poor dog. 🙁
I hope they lock her fat stupid hillbilly ass in a hot car for a couple of hours. No excuse for this kind of crap!!!
Brian please don’t disgrace hillbilly’s this way. They care way to much for their pets than to treat them like this. This kind of treatment to a pet comes from a special kind of POS poor excuse of a human being. I hope they send her to prison for a very long time.
What an idiot! What the hello is wrong with people?? And btw Brian… from a true Hillbilly – we don’t do stuff like that. Look again, that is NO Hillbilly! Please don’t insult us like that calling that piece of trash thing a Hillbilly! Thanks! 🙂 From a PROUD HILLBILLY who loves and cares for our animals! lol
Patricia Cantler says
This happens way more often then you may realize. Please remember that it is against the law to leave your dog in a vehicle when the temperature exceeds 80 degrees. If the police departments issue tickets it is $70.00. This is the first time someone has been arrested that I am aware of. Thank you Harford County Sheriff’s Department and thank you Harford Emergency Vet for your care of the dog.
Lock her up!!!! she should never be allowed to have another pet. Hope they dont allow her to have her dog back. Hope she doesnt have kids.
Todd Holden says
just no excuse for what this woman did…none…no matter if she was buying clothes for the homeless…no way to leave a pup in a car on a parking lot in the heat we’ve experienced recently…my pups always want to ride, most pups do…and if i’ve just got mail to pick up, or fill up the tank, sure…otherwise, they have to stay home, safe and sound…that’s just the credo for any pet owner…and for any pet.
More and more, I’m wondering if these incidents are ‘accidents’ This woman is old enough to know better. Wondering how she treats children…..
This is a situation where the application, “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” should be applied.
Debbie Patrick says
I am so happy the police arrested her-how horrible – poor dog. I sure hope they don’t give the dog back to her!! This thing happens all the time at Cracker Barrell in Belcamp off 95. Two times I have gone there to eat and noticed dogs locked in the cars while owner are inside eating. The first time I asked the CB manager to announce on loud speaker about the dog. He refused and said it was none of his business. Well I made it his business because I called 911- I also went around to the people eating until I found the people who left the dog locked in the car with windows up. Dog was vomiting and almost passed out. Police arrived and they talked to her but she was out of town. A week later- same thing – dark blue van with two dogs inside- with new jersey tags
I found the manager (different one from the week before) and told him and he announced right away but I also called the police. The couple- who were total jerks said oh we do it all the time- they are fine. Well one poodle was clearly in distress and the waitresses at CB gave us wet towels to cool the dogs down. Just total jerks. If you are ever near Cracker Barrel please ride thru the parking lot and check for poor dogs suffering in the heat. Breaks my heart.
Glad to hear she got arrested for doing this to a poor animal. My only regret is the laws aren’t tough enough or the punishment isn’t extensive enough to give these type of scumbags a good memory of why they shouldn’t do this to pets.
Luther Lingus says
She is lucky I didn’t see that dog in her car. I would have smashed all of the windows out of her car, taken the dog to the human society and flattened all of her tires.
Someone needs to lock her in her car for a few hours in this heat.
Keesha Jackson says
I appreciate the sentiment, Luther, but she would have been released on her own recognizance and you would have had to post bail. Such is life her in the People’s Republic.
Jaguar Judy says
Let’s take the dog shopping and lock her in the car.
Often in these ‘strange’ incidents, the photo speaks volumes. Kind of tells you all you need to know…
Keesha Jackson says
Let’s not judge her on her looks. She is not just another pretty face, you know.