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Ex-KISS Guitarist

No Punishment

for Dog Corpses

5/24/2011 2:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former KISS guitarist Vincent Cusano will NOT face animal cruelty charges after officials found 4 dead dogs at the rocker's home in Tennessee this weekend ... TMZ has learned.

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A rep for the Pet Adoption Welfare Services (PAWS) tells TMZ ... Vinnie had kept all 4 animals in above-ground plastic storage bins, clearly marked as graves ... with little memorials written on them -- and even though it's really creepy ... it ain't illegal.

TMZ broke the story ... Vinnie was arrested for allegedly beating the crap out of his wife ... and while cops were at the home, they noticed the dead animals and called PAWS to investigate.

Vinnie's wife explained the dogs had been killed by ANOTHER one of the family's 9 still-living dogs. PAWS tells us they will test all of the living pets for rabies vaccinations.

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Gina    

lock up this trash

1194 days ago
2.

Harveys boyfriend    

KISS are demons(Jinn) corrupting the youth with symbols and song ..imo

K nights
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S atans
S ervice

1194 days ago
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phil    

sick ****er

1194 days ago
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Canadasux    

What? I thought an animal had to be decapitated to be tested for rabies.

1194 days ago
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Kiko    

I had no idea that Chrissie Hynde played guitar for KISS. Learn something new every day...

1194 days ago
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aquanet    

What a weird creepy guy. Let me guess, he'll want to go to rehab instead of jail. Test him for rabies too.

1194 days ago
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annie2    

He looks like one of those face transplant recipients.

1194 days ago
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So42gob4dawn    

@Canadasux - I think they mean that the dogs were quarantined to watch for signs of rabies.

1194 days ago
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Chai    

Vinnie Vincent looks like an 80-year-old woman with a shag! LOL

1194 days ago
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470f74    

If they use the quarantine and observation method of testing on any and all of the animals in question. Vinnie should have to take an IQ test and submit to a psychiatric evaluation before being considered eligible to have them returned. Should they choose the biopsy method then he shouldn't be allowed to own animals ever again. No matter what he should have the **** pounded out of him for smacking the wife around.

1194 days ago
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fromwayacrosstheoceanami    

WTF is it with all these damn men beating women around. How many real men are there in the world when all you seem to hear about are the PIG's who abuse women (and poor animals)

Send him to jail where he belongs!!

1194 days ago
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Stephanie    

Must mean they are being quarentined. To test for rabies, animal must be dead (brain is examined).

1194 days ago
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Krissy    

It's sad they killed the other dogs because there is only one way to test for rabies :(

1194 days ago
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bunny    

Have some compassion, bury the dogs. Don't keep them as a display in a rubbermaid.

1194 days ago
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Em    

I work in the veterinary field, and yes, animals have to be decapitated ( ie dead!) to be tested for rabies as only the brain tissue can be tested.

1194 days ago
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