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The story of the American Pit Bull that was found on September 24, 2017, in West Seattle by a Seattle Animal Shelter officer is unbelievable – and heartbreaking. A witness saw the dog being thrown from a purple Dodge minivan, after which the animal was simply abandoned to die. The dog was in distress, suffering, and in a desperate need of medical help. He was taken to an emergency vet clinic to receive life-saving care. Unfortunately, it was already too late to help him – and the dog did not survive.

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for abandoning the ailing dog on the street, which was a stark violation of animal cruelty laws. However, a Care2 petition has been launched to bring attention to the fact that the crime should be also examined by the Seattle police whose larger effort would certainly increase the chances that the person responsible for the dog’s death is finally brought to justice.

Abandoning an animal or not providing medical care are crimes punishable by up to five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both. It is for certain that whoever caused the immense suffering and the death of the dog should face this kind of punishment for their actions. Animal cruelty is a serious crime and treating it as such is essential in order to handle its cases with due justice, discourage similar cruel acts, and ensure a better future for animals.

Click here to sign a petition for Seattle Chief of Police Kathleen O’Toole and other city officials to do whatever it takes to find the person responsible for the death of the dog, charge them with animal cruelty, and prosecute them the fullest extent of the law.

Anyone with information about the individual responsible for the crime is asked to contact Don Baxter of the Seattle Animal Shelter at 206-386-4288 and reference case number C04542592. To find details more about the case, click here.

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john pasqua
9 Months Ago


9 Months Ago

This is how I acquired my cat Sampson. When I worked in Veterinary Emergency (9 years ago) Animal Services brought in a small kitten covered in dirt with maggots crawling all over him, and his one back leg facing the wrong direction. They let us know that he had been THROWN from a moving car on a busy road in Toronto. Unbelievable. He is the sweetest cat, I adopted him that night and assumed all medical costs (even though I was already living pay check to pay check). he\'s a great mouser, but other than that he has never bitten or scratched anyone. He loves to cuddle and is the ultimate lap cat. Everyday I am thankful he came into my life and hope karma comes around for whoever threw him away like garbage.

Janet Whitten
9 Months Ago

Its hard to come up with words to say about man\'s cruelty to animals. Its just disgusting to me and beyond my imagination, my morals, my inner being, my conscience, my soul, my fiber and who I am in Christ to ever think I could hurt something so life giving as an animal. They come to us to be nurtured and fed by us like the animals were in the original garden. Then in the wild they began to feed themselves but Dogs are domesticated. They depend on us. This human being that committed this act is evil I believe. And I haves I said enough about that. Yes I have 5 dogs and would adopt more if I could. I would change every law so I could protect them. I have done what I could. And I sign all petitions to gain their rights. And I believe in persecuting their abusers to the fullest. Should I say more. No. Activists and Lobbyists are working in their favor. But we can sign the petitions.

nancy rouse
14 Oct 2017

you said it all. i wish some one would treat the person the way they treat the animal. there was three men on here last wee that cut all 4 legs of a dog off. i had dreams about that poor dog. i wish i was in charge over men like that. i would do all four men the one that taped it the man that didnt try to stop it. he was walking beside the man. i like to cut all there arms and legs off so short they couldnt get a fake one to help them.

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