Sean Janas, Wisconsin resident, systematically tortured boyfriend's dog to death, charges say

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If the allegations are true, Janas makes Michael Vick look like a caring dog owner.
Sean Janas, a 20-year-old resident of Wausau, kept a diary about systematically torturing her boyfriend's dog to death, prosecutors say.

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She now faces felony animal cruelty charges that could land her in prison for five years, but many animal rights advocates think that isn't enough.

Janas made a court appearance yesterday and indicated she won't be challenging any of the charges. According to Wisconsin's CBS 6, Janas allegedly poured Drano and bleach down the throat of Mary, a 4-year-old Labrador/shepherd mix (pictured above) that finally died in June after months of torture. Janas also allegedly stabbed the dog with a knife.

The Associated Press, citing a criminal complaint, reports that "Janas kept a diary with entries describing her intense hatred for Mary... the diary also detailed the abuse Janas inflicted on the dog."

Wednesday's hearing brought out about 100 animal rights advocates who demonstrated outside the courtroom as part of a "March for Mary."

From the Wausau Daily Herald:
A line of protesters circled the courthouse before and after the court hearing in support of Mary, and drivers blew horns as cars passed the demonstrators. Some who marched carried signs, and many took their dogs to the demonstration. Kelli Obremski, 42, of Mosinee took her dog, a 1-year-old boxer named Parker. And Obremski's two sons, Ben, 13, and Tanner, 15, took the morning off school to participate.

"We don't have tough enough laws that protect animals, and I believe vets should have to report any suspected abuse, just like they would in a child," Obremski said. "If (Janas) killed man's best friend, she should get the maximum penalty possible. If the abuse had been reported, I have to wonder if that dog could have been saved."
Almost 50,000 people, inspired by Mary, have signed an online petition asking for tougher animal cruelty penalties, according to the Pierce County Herald.


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mugwhibaby1
mugwhibaby1

These officals just do not get it. The Judge and DA both used the phrase "it is disturbing". No that is not quite accurate, "disturbing" is what happens when a car alarm goes off at 3am this crap is pure insanity which makes this person a clear danger to evey living thing. When is our justice system going to stop seeing this as "just an animal thing" or "pets are property". What in the world could this dog have done that she hated it so much....jealousy maybe. People who can torture/kill a pet for no reason (except survival) are murderers and someones life will be next. Her boyfriend or anybody might have been next if they had made her mad good thing she was caught. Can anyone picture this beast having a baby of her own to care for, it would not live long and if it did I just cringe at the thought of the torture that child would have to endure from this nut job.

pmcomeau
pmcomeau

Ummm... Yeah she should be prosecuted but... That degree of hatred and keeling a diary? She needs to be evaluated by professionals and either get a lot of help or get sent somewhere that she won't be a danger to society. Put simply she is sick... We just don't know the degree and standard jail time ain't gonna help.

kewie23
kewie23

...I say she gets to drink Drano and Bleach. 

 

Candi Olson
Candi Olson

tell her to stop on by my place and i will let my 4 dogs systematiclly torture her.

Janeva Eickhoff
Janeva Eickhoff

This is disgusting! They need to return the crime favor back on these predators so they know how it feels. Wonder how she'd like Drano and Bleach for lunch.

Lisa Staplin
Lisa Staplin

It did piss me off. It also made me wonder where the boyfriend was during this.

Sallyjos
Sallyjos

What she did was awful. But the boyfriend never noticed? Horrible people.

Jessi Brennan
Jessi Brennan

Sick. Anyone that disgusting and disturbed should lose their right to engage in normal society. I don't care where they put the crazy bitch, but keep her off our streets.

Mark Michalski
Mark Michalski

Not gonna read it because it will just piss me off. I can gather from your responses that it was bad. Dispicable human being.

Melissa Mj
Melissa Mj

I believe this is a case where 'an eye for an eye' should be enforced.

meesh427
meesh427

Forget about jail time, I wish we could get together a mob of animal lovers and do to her what she did to the dog.  Why are there so many sick and twisted freaks out there?!!!  That poor dog!!  

Jim McFarlane
Jim McFarlane

Fair? Fair would be her being waterboarded with diarrhea.

Rick Jenkins
Rick Jenkins

5 years should be length of her torture, not her sentence.

Lisa Cooney Weimar
Lisa Cooney Weimar

OOOHHH RAGE! Two things I hate the most, Wisconsin and animal abuse. Bitch.

Jennifer Beth Mykleby
Jennifer Beth Mykleby

and yes i believe more can be done for our companion animals get vets to report and pay attention to the animals if they see anything suspicious or any animal caregiver or neighbors..wonder if anyone any neighbor saw anything or thought that dog was acting rather strange or yelping a lot in pain all that time..REPORT please if you think anything is wrong although responce maybe slow cause law eforcement just sometimes don't care but say to them if someone is hurting that little dog down the street they could be hurting there kids too.

Jennifer Beth Mykleby
Jennifer Beth Mykleby

possible future of her going to humans next..nearly all serial killers start with animalas so yes keep this bitch in prison for LIFE!!! and torturous death penalty as well,idc about humans if you intentionally harm an animal i believe you are the worst human being or kill anything that is valunerable and can not fight or stop you like a child elderly disabled and animals,people treat and love there pets now as if they are there children nowdays so this chick is should not be release to public again cause she'll do it again next she'll be your babysitter or work to care for your grandmother..throw away the key..

Ross Stangler
Ross Stangler

She needs to be force fed bleach... F that. She's not human.

Michelle Beuthling
Michelle Beuthling

Pretty sure something like this is a MAJOR red flag of a serial killer. But people are too stupid, and they will only pay attention when she is let out and starts doing it to children.

niboosmik
niboosmik

How are animal cruelty laws going to stop mentally ill folk? Seems a bit besides the point

 

Tanner Slade Olson
Tanner Slade Olson

thats just fucking strange, but more then five years in prison? Common people lets be serious! She needs help not to be sent to prison.

Jacques Laurencot
Jacques Laurencot

Never .is that Enough.. 20 ..year at Least ... And let all Non' Violent inmates out...Especially the Drug Offended [possession]r sale... OUT/Frre those Non Violent.

nrvsdrvr
nrvsdrvr

 @nathan.fantauzza Good point.  Then we should also legalize rape, incest, murder, et cetera since mentally ill people don't know the difference between right and wrong. 

niboosmik
niboosmik

 @nrvsdrvr You're being silly, stop. People reacting to the ignorance of a severe mental illness with "wow, somebody ELSE needs to do something about this." From a delusional perspective you think justice has any weight?

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