"Let's Put An End To Craigslist Community Pet Section Forever"

My goal here is to stop and remove ALL SECTIONS of Craigslist that post free or animals that are posted for sale.  Due to the fact that some of these animals are used for laboratory experiments, abused, tortured, used in dogfighting, and sometimes killed. There has also been animals placed in good, loving homes as well. Still, there are some high profile cases that are coming up more frequently now. With more television exposure, choices of media such as The Care2 Petitionsite, Face Book, Twitter, Causes, White House Petitions etc., awareness about the unnecessary abuse & cruelty of these animals needs to stop. Craigslist is a great forum for many other categories, but is not always a good place for animals.

This is an unpeakable crime against a Pit Bull puppy that was acquired on Craigslist. Known nationwide, it's one of the most savagely horrific animal crimes in recent memory and it will break your heart.

This sweet little brindle and white pit bull puppy once had a name. She’s known to the world now as “Puppy Doe,” but once upon a time she was Kiya, and she was loved. When her owner’s landlord decided she couldn’t keep a pit bull puppy, however, a Craigslist ad found Kiya a new home. That’s when the real tragedy began to unfold.

Kiya’s new owner got rid of her a few months later, apparently because she didn’t want her anymore or couldn’t care for her. Somehow, Kiya ended up in the hands of monsters.

On August 23, a passerby found Kiya abandoned near a playground in Quincy, Mass. She was barely alive and could not walk. Authorities named her “Puppy Doe.” She was a rack of beaten bones.

Puppy Doe had been tortured. She had been “drawn,” which is a medieval-style torture that stretches the limbs until the joints pull apart. Her wrist, ankle and elbow bones were separated from their joints, and a leg bone was almost broken in half.

“It’s a very intimate form of violence,” said Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore, who says Puppy Doe was drawn “over and over and over.”

“I don’t know how they did it, but the force was tremendous,” she added. Dr. Smith-Blackmore said she had to take a time out from the puppy’s post-mortem examination to pull herself together before she could complete it. It was that bad.

That’s not all Puppy Doe endured, though. Not by a longshot. In additional to extreme malnourishment, Puppy Doe’s tongue had been crudely sliced in order to create a snake-like split, she’d been stabbed in the right eye, burned on the nose and beaten. She had broken ribs, broken vertebrae and crushed cheekbones.

“She was a rack of beaten bones,” said Dr. Smith Blackmore.  ”When I saw how vulnerable she was and I understood immediately the duration of her suffering, my heart collapsed.”

This ruthless torture occurred over weeks or months, according to Dr. Smith-Blackmore. It’s a wonder this poor dog was still alive. Puppy Doe got a good meal and some loving care but it quickly became clear she had to be euthanized.


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