It is my wish to bring nothing but happy stories to you, but in this day and age it simply isn’t possible. Although, lucky for you this article will touch upon some very heartwarming moments about animals that were able to get their second chance in life. Unfortunately there are so many that are roaming, caged and virtually held prisoner in this world that do not get this chance. This is where you come in, yes you.
Not only will it touch upon success stories, it will also touch upon the God awful truth that no one seems to acknowledge, or should I say maybe most turn a blind eye because if they don’t see it or hear about it, it isn’t happening, am I right? Yes. Animal cruelty has its stories..the good, the bad, and the ugly side of it.
Recent Animal Abuse Case
Okay people, here is the ugly side of it and it is real! I’m sorry these stories need to be published and you, the public, concerned citizens can help. It isn’t easy, but this story is one that turns my stomach and the dogs involved as with any rely on their humans, their companions for everything in order to survive. Take the human out of the equation and the dogs will most certainly meet a long and painful death. Such as this human did, if that’s what you want to call her, (something else comes to my mind), but this recent animal abuse case comes to the top of my list.
On December 13, 2017, two process servers in Midland County, Texas were at home to serve foreclosure papers to a woman, she wasn’t home at the time but the servers noticed a pungent odor of urine and feces. It’s not clear, but somehow these two people gained entry to the home and discovered dog crates inside with bones and fur scattered about. Some bones were reported to have been in the crates and others were on the floor inside the home. Authorities believe the dogs may have cannibalized each other in a fight to stay alive as long as possible. Crates and bones images
Witnesses report that the last sighting of the homeowner was eight months previous to December, if my calculations are correct, that would be April. She abandoned her home and the dogs! No food, no water, nothing and it is unimaginable what these dogs suffered through. The sheriff stated it was the worst he’d ever seen in his “32 year career”. She is being charged with 16 counts of animal cruelty and is out on $80,000 bond. Get this, she was a former board member, volunteer at an animal shelter just a year or so earlier.
Dog Abuse Story – Let’s Talk
Please, let’s talk about this subject. It needs to get out there and the public needs to be aware. I commend the person in this story I’ll be talking about. The level of dog abuse and the way this “human” displayed no sense of sympathy is appalling. Abuse is horrible no matter how you look at it, but fortunately not all stories have the same ending, this is the bad part of my story.
This story comes from England. In a shocking video caught by a neighbor, a 41-year-old woman was caught slamming a 1-year-old Jack Russel Terrier down on her deck, from shoulder height. She did this 2 times in a row until the dog passed out. The reason she was upset, the dog knocked her cup of coffee over. Authorities were called and she lied about what happened, but the video prevailed, she eventually pleaded guilty to “causing unnecessary suffering to an animal” and served 4 1/2 months in jail for the offense.
The dog suffered injuries comparable to a car crash, he had a dislocated hip, suffered great pain which led to an operation. The awesome part of this story is that the dog survived and that this woman and her husband are not allowed to have or care for any animals for the rest of their lives. Don’t you think that law should be in effect in more places? I do!
Abused Animal Rescue Story
Now here comes the good. I bet these are the stories you are looking for, the ones who have been rescued from their abusers, and yes this happens. How does it happen? With the help of the public and with the help of advocates who work diligently, and do not stop until they reach all corners of the world to find the animals that so desperately need a helping hand. This is the part that makes all rescuers do what they do, and people like you read the stories like mine and want to help in any way you can.
Let’s talk about Willie’s story, a beautiful German Shepherd who lived in a dark, dank space. He was beaten about the head for barking and whining as a puppy, he was even struck with a metal pole causing a severe eye injury. Willie was saved! He was able to get a forever home with the aid of Animal Advocates Society one of the many that help our furry friends in need. To get a better look at Willie, click on the link and see his photos.
Here’s Julia a wolf hybrid being rescued, at first she was thought to be a wolf roaming the streets, but it was later confirmed she was a hybrid in poor condition. Hope For Paws, another awesome animal advocate group jumped in to save her. You can view her story here on this video link. It’s always great to see these stories and it warms my heart!
Now that you know the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of animal abuse. You are aware that it happens, you have to be. Would you report it if you witnessed it? Do you know how? You can report abuse and neglect anonymously to authorities. You can call your local animal shelter, the police, and if available call the ASPCA, in Michigan there is one office in Detroit. Like the neighbor in the article above, what a great piece of evidence for court proceedings, that was able to seal the fate for that couple being they can never have a pet, ever again.
April is Animal Cruelty Awareness Month, all I ask is to keep your eyes open, if you see it report it. If you are unsure ask me and I will do my best to give you an answer, if I do not know it, I will get it for you. We can all do our part to help, each little step we take is one big step for them. Please, all it takes is awareness.
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Have a blessed day.