In 2016, Rob McCahan received an anonymous note that said, "Shut your dog up or we will."
A few days later, his brindle pitbull terrier mix, Annabelle, nearly died from kidney failure after eating wet dog food laced with Tylenol that someone had purposefully thrown into Rob's yard.
Just last month, Rob received a similar note, and a few days later, Annabelle fell ill again. This time, she didn't make it.Please join in demanding that the St. Petersburg Police Department do everything they can to find the sick animal abuser(s) who did this!
Annabelle wasn't the only victim in the neighborhood. A few houses down, a healthy 8-year-old golden retriever also died after eating a poisonous bag of food that had been thrown into the yard.Animal abuse is a huge indicator of future violence against other animals and humans. Whoever poisoned these dogs is a real threat, and needs to be stopped before they kill again.
According to HSUS
, numerous studies show a link between animal abuse and violent behavior towards other humans. A 2001-2004 study by the Chicago Police Department showed that 65% of those arrested for animal abuse had been arrested for battery against another person. When examining seven school shootings that took place across the country between 1997 and 2001, another study showed that all involved boys who had previously committed acts of animal cruelty.As long as this person is out there, human and animal lives remain at risk. Sign now to urge St. Petersburg police to find this animal serial killer now!