In a scene taken straight out of a horror movie, a four-month-old puppy has been found dead, hanging from a tree. On top of that, this poor soul’s physical condition was absolutely appalling. According to the veterinarian who surveyed the body, the puppy endured unfathomable suffering as he had been beaten to the point that his liver looked like “hamburger meat.” He also suffered numerous fractures up and down his little body and was shot with a BB gun. The Care 2 Petition Team has put a petition in place to find the person responsible for this heinous crime so that they can be brought to justice.
What is going through someone’s mind to do this to such a small, innocent baby?! While this remains an impossible question to answer, what we do know is people who intentionally abuse animals are statistically likely to also harm people. Numerous studies have shown that an astonishing number of people that have committed violent crimes had a clear history of animal cruelty.
Whoever committed this heartbreaking act of cruelty to this puppy needs to be found and punished. For animal control to label this as the worst case of animal abuse they have ever seen indicates the seriousness of the crime. Signing the petition will encourage the Sacramento police to take this matter seriously before this person harms any more animals or potentially, people. If the responsible party is found, they can be charged with a felony and potentially taken off the streets for up to three years.
The abuse, neglect, or violence against any animal whether companion, wild or farmed is a tragedy and needs to treated as such. No animal deserves to suffer at the hands of humans. Simple actions like signing a petition or sharing a story CAN and HAS made a difference. Don’t allow heartless individuals to live comfortably without paying for their actions while innocent lives are at risk.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”-Martin Luther King
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