Animal cruelty is a big thing in my eyes. Blatant, torturous actions reveal the psychology of a person’s mind. Going further, and unchecked, it more times than not reveals a road map that leads to repeat offenses and eventually similar behavior being acted out on human beings. If you don’t think that this link is worth note, and worth taking extremely seriously, then there is something very much wrong.
Recently a young lady from Wausau, Wisconsin was arrested after she grotesquely and repeatedly tortured her boyfriend’s German Shepherd/Lab-mix, Mary, until she died on June 4th from having her throat slit. This woman, Sean Janas, even kept a diary detailing her twisted thought process and desire for Mary’s death.
Within the pages of the diary were these phrases…
“I need to find a way to kill her without it looking like I killed her.”
“I’ve done lots of things already. I’ve given her drano, bleach and a lot of pain pills. Lol. One night she got all tweaked out because of it, it was so funny.”
“I have never hated an animal so much in my life, much less hate one or beat one. But the pleasure I get from watching her whimper in pain and cry out for help as I shove drano and bleach down her throat is like no other.”
“I hate this dumb fucking dog. She keeps throwing up all over my floor and it’s getting on my nerves.”
“I beat the living shit out of her a few days ago and she’s got a huge sack on her head and won’t stop puking on everything.”
“I’m going to give her more pills and hopefully that dumb bitch dies. Steve thinks she ate something outside and that’s why she’s sick.”
“This fucking dog, I’m going to lose my fucking mind. I don’t care how long it takes, I’m just gonna keep feeding her pills and shit until she croaks.”
“We don’t have any money to take her to the vet so hopefully she just dies so I don’t have to ever see her dumb ass again.”
It’s pretty clear that she was deriving joy from the process.
This poor dog very likely suffered many months of consistent abuse, and the police complaint gives a small insight into numerous instances… Not only was the dog fed drano, bleach and loads of human pain pills, but it was constantly screamed at, beat with its leash, stabbed multiple times with knives, struck in the head with a glass bottle (requiring stitches), and ultimately had its throat slit. The neighbor once reported finding the dog wandering aimlessly with bloody wounds on its head. They also noted the constant yelling that they could hear through the walls. This is just a fraction of what this dog realistically endured. Even though the boyfriend, Steven Kuick, was upset and cooperated with police, he was very much aware of what was happening and by his inaction, in a way complicit with this insanity. Very sad.
Marathon County prosecutors have charged Janas with felony mistreatment of animals, giving poison to an animal and obstructing an officer. If convicted on all charges she’s facing more than 5 years in jail and a $30,000 fine. Janas is currently being held at the county jail on a mere $2,500 bond. Most importantly: The preliminary hearing is set for October 31, and it is here where a judge will decide if there is enough evidence to send her to trial.
Knowing this, it’s imperative that people contact the necessary individuals and voice their thoughts on wanting to see Janas held accountable. DO NOT call for her death or advocate an eye for an eye. You make yourself look just as diabolical as she clearly is. Be respectable, passionate, rational; and lay out the obvious case for why she should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. This not only honors Mary’s life, but sets precedent and gives stiff punishment to someone that would likely hurt more animals or people going forward.
To contact the Marathon County Circuit Judge, Michael Moran, please call 715-261-1381.
To contact the Marathon County Circuit Judge, Gregory Grau, please call 715-261-1370.
To contact the Marathon County Assistant District Attorney, Lamont Jacobson, please call 715-261-1111.
To contact the Marathon County Courthouse directly please call 715-261-1000. You can also send them a fax at 715-261-1515 or an email here.
A picture of what is believed to be Mary has been unearthed from Steven Kuick’s Facebook page. She looks more like a Rhodesian Ridgeback to me, but nevertheless, this is extraordinarily sad. RIP.