NBC: A Jamestown woman accused of leaving her dogs in a hot car, causing their deaths, appeared in Newport District Court on Friday. Supporters say 65-year-old Ann Garnett is a dedicated animal advocate and they feel this was a tragic accident. Garnett faces three counts of confinement of an animal to a motor vehicle and three counts of unnecessary cruelty an animal. The latter are felonies.
“The police department of Jamestown should’ve taken her and said this is a tragedy and supported her,” said Pebbles Wadsworth, a friend of Garnett’s.
Police said Garnett’s three dogs were left in her car in 90-degree weather Sunday while she went into McQuade’s Marketplace, a small grocery store. Friends claim Garnett left the air conditioning on, but police said it wasn’t working. In court, prosecutors said the dogs were in the car for about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Friends say she’s a longtime animal advocate.
“She has rescued hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of dogs that would have been put down,” Wadsworth said.
Many people came to Garnett’s arraignment in support, that the courtroom reached capacity, leaving some waiting outside. Among those who attended, former Jamestown animal control officer Cathy Gregory.
“She is not a villain,” Gregory said. “She’s already suffering enough. She has been brutalized on social media. She has been brutalized by total strangers.”
Garnett has been free since Sunday, and she walked back out of court into the arms of dozens of supporters. As part of her bail conditions she must surrender two dogs and three cats that she still owns while the case is pending.
“I don’t believe that this was intentional,” Gregory said. “It was a pure accident.”
UPDATE: after death of 3 dogs Jamestown police say were left in hot car last Sunday, 65y/o Ann Garnett appeared @ Newport District Court this AM for formal arraignment. So many people came to support her, courtroom reached capacity & some had to wait outside @NBC10 pic.twitter.com/U028CUPRCv
— Jared Pelletier (@NBC10_Jared) July 26, 2019
Anne Garnett was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail, charged with 6 counts related to the discovery of her 3 dogs found dead in her hot car Sunday. Dozens of her supporters were there and say this was a "terrible tragedy". @wpri12 pic.twitter.com/ag5UCQp1vy
— Kait Walsh (@KaitLouiseWalsh) July 26, 2019
LEAVE. YOUR. DOGS. AT. HOME.
There is absolutely no reason to ever bring your dog with you while you run errands. Ever. Enough of this bullshit. It is simply unforgivable to bring your dog in a car anywhere but directly to a lake on a day like that. I’ve had dogs my whole life. When I go to the store the dogs don’t come with me. I don’t give a shit if your car has automatic AC. Air conditioning breaks, and when it does time is precious. And even if it was working fine your dogs would much rather wander around your house for 3 hours than sit in a car while you shop! Hope your organic soy yogurt was worth it!
This wasn’t just some hot day either. It was the hottest day of the year by far. Temperatures were close to 100 all weekend. This woman left those poor dogs in her car for almost two freaking hours! So much could go wrong during that time. Would she be willing to sit in a car with the AC running for 2 hours, knowing that if the AC broke she would be unable to turn it back one or open a door?
And all this bullshit support she’s getting is what happens when your grandmother’s garden club goes full free muh boi. This is what happens when someone from a wealthy beach town dindu nuffin. For Christ sake, a woman named Pebbles, FUCKING PEBBLES, from the Jamestown Arts Center showed up at court to blame the police for doing their job.
Pebbles freaking Wadsworth! That sounds like a fictional WASPY villain from a Dickens novel.
Fuck all that jive. The fact that this woman worked with dogs for so long, and rescued many of them makes her crimes even more unacceptable. She should’ve known better.
Part of me feels kind of bad for this lady because she has to live with the guilt, but I feel worse for the dogs who suffered because of her idiotic decision making. Plus, when I saw some of her Facebook posts it’s pretty clear that she would judge me in a heartbeat if the shoe were on the other foot.
Anyone who has ever shared something from Occupy Democrats is an asshole. That page has nothing to do with traditional liberalism (which I have no issue with) and everything to do with being divisive, hateful, and smearing everyone who disagrees with you as a racist, so that the people who run the page can profit off of cheap clicks. This woman has the gall to sit here and cast judgement on Chik-Fil-A, and anyone who does business there, because the CEO gave money to a traditional marriage group 10 years ago. She has the audacity to complain that human beings are destroying the planet while killing three dogs. If you don’t think this woman would call you a bigot, or look down on you if you made such a “mistake,” you haven’t been paying attention.
Ironically this woman, and the people supporting her, are on the side of the aisle that believes there’s systemic racism in our judicial system. They bemoan the fact that black and brown people get locked up for crimes that white people don’t because white people can use their white privilege to get out of anything. And what do they do? They show up to court to support her, blame the police, and urge for the charges to be dropped. When’s the last time they did that for a black or brown defendant? Oh right, they live in Jamestown, where less than 1% of the population is black and almost everyone is wealthy. Hard to defend people you’ve intentionally isolated yourself from!
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The “dedicated foster in the past” claim she made I’ll bet I know what that is. She was involved with some fundraising at her country club so the beneficiary of the money some animal shelter put her on a call first list if any valuable small toy breed of dog came in. Rich people use there connections to avoid paying for shit more than poors do from my experience.
“She has been brutalized on social media. She has been brutalized by total strangers.” AS WELL SHE SHOULD BE! Welcome to being Turtleboy Famous! I hope word of this spreads far and wide in your fancy privileged world. As another commenter pointed out, there’s a difference between “accident” and “mistake.” And this was no accident. At this late time of posting, I just read the horrific report of the guy who “accidentally” (?!?!?!) left his twin 1-YO daughters in the car all day, EVEN AFTER dropping off a 4-YO Son at HIS day care. WTF IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?
As Gordon Gekko said about WASPS; “they love dogs, but they hate people.”
Except this one, who left three of them to die in her car while she bought organic free-range chicken breasts and coconut water…
She’s concerned about the environment yet she thinks it’s okay to leave her car idling for nearly 2 hours? In the winter weren’t police stations posting that its lllegal for people to leave their cars running to warm them up? I feel like this is the same situation. If it’s over or under a certain temperature outside LEAVE YOUR ANIMALS AT HOME!
I can guarantee this cunt has a ” hate has no home here ” sign of her front lawn All SJW assbags have them
Obama’s kids always look so happy when they are forced to pose for family photo-ops. They look like hostages.
This is a living, breathing example of why liberal over legislation is a serious issue. Just like UTBs article about “conrads law”, we need to focus on proper application of existing laws rather than writing entirely new and incredibly specific ones. Just as in michelle carters case there exists a law which makes her acts criminal, animal cruelty laws. Properly applied those can be used to jail the idiots who wantonly put an animal in danger but allows for a defense if an accident does truly occur. The second we signed a law making it criminal to leave a dog in a car on a hot day she lost any defense. She is guilty of breaking that moronically specific law and therefore should be punished accordingly. If she is not, well then you are setting precedents for alternate interpretations of yet another law gor the same criminal act and you will eventuallly need yet another law to adress the new loopholes. Utter idiocracy that this is not common sense.
easy…lock her in a hot ass car for the same time
yep. with the dead dogs.
i swear upper middle class, middle to old aged white women are the most insufferable american hating bombastic people in the ether.
Has any one of you been to McQuades Market? It’s 50 ft x 50 ft. No way she spent an hour and a half shopping. There are like 5 isles. It’s smaller than a large Cumberland Farms store. There is no way in hell you can shop that long in that place. Must of had a liberal party going on inside. Screw her.
Growing up my parents taught me the difference between “accidents” and “mistakes”. Accidents happen by chance, fate, and coincidence. Mistakes are avoidable accidents. You did it either knowing the effects on yourself or others. If this woman was such a dog activist, then why the fuck did she leave 3 fucking dogs in a car for almost 2 hours. Regardless of A.C that’s just fucked. She knew she didn’t just need one item, she knew she was going shopping and made the decision to leave her dogs in a condition that, if she herself was an onlooker to, would have probably not only destroyed on social media (fuck your social feelings) and probably used her influence in the community to encourage she never get more than 1 animal at a time since that is all she seems to be able to handle.
It was an accident! She is a strong environmentalist, yet left that car running for nearly 2 hours! A dog hit the button! You just don’t get it!
Uncle turtle turd she was busy organizing a trump 2020 rally , fuck the dogs anybody can replace them the kennels are fun of them ,, maga go trumper morons go
Her and her dusty friend look like vile cunts. These liberal elite assholes are what’s ruined the east coast and they should have their voting rights taken away for all their bad choices
Pebbles loves her cocktails.
Just give her a cpl. Gin and Tonics and she’ll leave the ‘back gate’ open for you if you know what I mean.
You haven’t partied til you’ve Pebble partied!
These are the worst people in the world. They live hollow lives of privilege, treat most people they encounter as “the help” and usually demand strict obedience from those who they consider their inferiors. I have dealt with these types many times- WASPy, tyrannical and boorish. They are usually arrogant, rude and demanding, so it makes sense that the old dyke would enjoy bossing around poor doggies and then killing them.
Another unfortunate incident. Oh well.
In more importunate questions, has UTB done anymore vertical iPhone exposes?
Inquiring minds need to know.
If he’s back on his meds.
It was hotter and more humid than ever! Those animals were cooked alive. Do you think the smell of cooked dog shit has overtaken the old lady smell in her car or are they blended like the smell of the houses on hoarders. She’ll buy a new car if it gets in the way of her enjoying the smell of her own dusty farts.
I just googled the store. 1 hour 43 minutes in the store?
Jesus Christ. ALDI is bigger. Sounds like she lives alone.
What the fuck are you buying that takes so long?
Unless the store is a LGBTQZZ123 store and the butchers name is Samantha and wields a mean piece of salami out back and she was 5th in line.
In an 1 hour 43 minutes, minus the drive time, I could hit Stop + Shop, ALDI + Walmart. Get your shit and leave.
Because she had no clue what she is going to buy. She had no shopping list and has no idea where basic shit is located, so she ends up doing a long tedious examination of everything in the fucking store.
typical dims always unprepared.
lists are oppressive and patriarchal.
If she is an “animal advocate” as she claims, she should know better than to leave dogs in a hot car.
I’d double the sentence if I were the judge…….
ps. every Jamestown cop I’ve met is pretty cool and since I fly down RT 138 every day, I’ve met a few of them.
““Anne has been a trusted and dedicated foster in the past for Save a Lab for almost a decade,” according to the Save a Lab Rescue statement. “She truly lives for her pets and offers them a wonderful life complete with beach swims and play dates. Anne also provides excellent veterinary care, evidenced by her pets’ stellar medical history.””
If I call them up, do I ask them will they give me another if mine dies on medium low heat?
You know the answer would be “No”. Want to bet, they’d give her one in a heart beat?
Any idiot who regularly takes their dogs on car rides- but doesn’t ever take them with them once they park the car-should be forced to live in their car for three months out of the year. In the north; December, January and February would be perfect. Down south; June, July and August.
Obama looks so cool in his mom jeans and shades.
“Scandal free”= giving guns to the Sinaloa Cartel, trying to overthrow a duly elected president, locking children in cages, shipping billions of Euros to “kill the Yankee devil” Iran, photoshopping a “certificate of live birth” whatever the hell that is, having a social security number from Connecticut when you never lived there, lying about being a Christian, editing a law review that you wrote no articles for, lying about not being a foreign student at Harvard, entering the US illegally from Indonesia.
Don’t forget about siccing the IRS on your political enemies. Scandal free my ass. Trump could be scandal free to if the media just ignores everything like they did for Obama. POS all of em.
And please don’t forget one of the most egregious: RIP Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the entire Benghazi Charlie-Foxtrot.
On another note, as those perpetually-scowling unappreciative daughters are now of age, WOULD and WOULD. Admittedly, with bags.
I’m sad the dogs died, but i hope they died early and quickly in the heat and didn’t linger.
It would be super sad if they expected “Mommy” to save their asses.
I also hope their sphincters opened up in death and there’s dog shit all over the car.
Anyone who has ever shared something from Occupy Democrats is an asshole. Aint that the truth When I see twats like this i feel like putting a big Trump 2020 sign on her lawn in the middle of the night so when she wakes up and sees it maybe she will stroke out
Hussein’s State Dep’t.
This is an open and shut case….at least 3 years in prison is warranted
or lock her in a hot car for 2 hours
Given the conditions and a closed car, I’d take the 3 years in prison if given a choice. I doubt many people could have survived that. I doubt I would.
While wearing a fur coat. It’s only fair.
I’m with Pebbles Wadsworth and the rest of Anne’s supporters. Those jackbooted Jamestown cops should have hugged and consoled Anne, not arrested her! She is a Obama supporter for God sake! LET HER OFF!
The dog hit the button! It’s just a Godless tragedy!
Fuck this cunt. Who’s in a grocery store for an hour and 45 minutes? Dig killer bitch.
I was going to use “Fry this cunt”. Fuck will work.
You couldn’t move 20 feet on Sunday without becoming drenched in sweat.
There was (relatively) no cars on the road because what was the point in going anywhere?
But this animal lover, leaves 3 dogs in a car on a day where the authorities were saying lay low.
Shit for brains, but considering she diddles her little man in the boat for the Light Bringer and his family, I’m not surprised.