One of the cases on Judge Judy today dealt with a young guy who left his 13-month old dog in the care of a friend while he looked for a new place to live. When he went to pick up the dog, he found that someone had severely beaten her. Her jaw was broken, she was bleeding from the mouth, and she was having seizures. The assholes who were responsible not only denied it, but they wanted compensation for the food they gave the dog while they had it.
Judge Judy nailed them to the wall. Called them drunks, made them pay up, and dismissed their counterclaim as bull. You go girl.
If anyone ever did anything like that to my dog I'd poke their f***ing eyes out with barbecue tongs.