I heard a terrifying story today. My mom was visiting a friend of a friend today who is now on pedigree dog #3. #3 is a toy Yorkie, a tiny puppy whom she disciplines by choking it so it gasps for breath. She also whacks it with a towel, which doesn't sound like much but when you are as tiny as that dog, it probably feels like being hit with a cement mixer. This behavior in itself while horrid (the thing is barely 0.5 lbs in weight) is not in itself overt abuse. However, a few months ago her 6 months old French bulldog was found with a broken spine and had to be put down. So the story went. I believed it at the time but now that I hear how she treats her animals, I wonder what happened to that dog. Also, her son (about 7 or so) walked around with a shiner on his face that he said his mom gave him. Sounds like I know a female Michael Vick. What to do?