Three brutally mutilated puppies were recently found in Oakland, California. The first two dogs were discovered over Memorial Day weekend, abandoned in a pile of trash and suffering from horrifying injuries, while the third dog was found soon after. All three appalling cases of animal cruelty are too similar to not be connected, and they are now under investigation.
The first two puppies, German Shepherds now named Frigg and Freya, were saved by Pali Boucher, a rescuer with Rocket Rescue. Boucher received a call from a person living on the streets who had stumbled across the dogs at the intersection of 89th and G, CBS SF Bay Area reports. After finding the animals, the rescuer was shocked by their injuries which she said were like nothing like she had ever seen before.
The dogs were discovered to be sisters. One had a missing paw, while the other’s jaw was completely mangled, so much so that the animal was not able to eat. The second puppy’s state was so gruesome her pictures could not even be shown on television.
The third puppy, found on her own, was discovered in the very same place as the other dogs, dumped among the garbage. Again, the puppy was found with a broken jaw.
All three puppies are now receiving medical help. Freya, whose future was at first very uncertain, has improved dramatically thanks to the comfort from her sister Frigg.
According to Boucher, this could be a serial animal torture case. Oakland police are now involved in the investigation. Bay Area-based Pet Food Express initially offered a $5,000 reward for information about the cases, and PETA has agreed to match that amount.
“To see these animals smashed and to not know how many more animals are going to be hurt before this person is found is just terrifying,” Boucher said.
The three cases are an especially atrocious example of senseless cruelty, and the person responsible has to be found and brought to justice before more living beings can become their target. Click here to sign a petition urging the Oakland Police Department to do everything in their power to identify and bring the abuser to justice.
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