While perusing Bark-n-Blog, I came across the horrifying stories of Mercy and Mooie. Who, you ask.
Mercy - a 10 month old "pitbull mix girl who had apparently been beaten, dragged behind a car, stabbed, chemicals and gasoline poured on her and burned, then stuck in a tree left to die." A passerby found her and brought her to Operation Kindness (a non-profit organization dedicated to the care of homeless and unwanted dogs and cats in a no-kill environment). Mercy fought a seemingly loosing battle and her heart gave out on April 23, 2006. A memorial service was held for her on April 29, 2006. Mercy's tormentor - a 21-year-old was jailed on April 27, 2006 and charged with her torture and death. If you would like to read more about Mercy's tragic story please visit the Operation Kindness website.
Mooie - a four month old puppy - had enough acid poured on her that it burnt nearly 98% of her body. The poor thing tried to lick the acid off of her body and ended up burning the inside of her mouth. She was found by two children as she staggered on to the backyard of the house she was tortured in. (There are varying accounts of how she was found). The vets had to immediately euthanize her because it was the humane thing to do. Her tormentor is still at large. For details and more information please visit Pasado's SafeHaven website.
Why am I drawing your attention to such a disturbing story? Because it needs to be shared. What can I even say, except I'm so sorry Mercy & Mooie that you had meet such a horrible end at the hands of some humans. Larry Powell puts it into better words.
I hope Mercy and Mooie are happy at The Rainbow Bridge.
Thank you for reading.