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The cruelty of some people can be absolutely baffling sometimes. When I look at puppies, so full of energy and love, it shocks me to know that there are people capable of inflicting pain on something so innocent.
That’s why I was stunned when I heard the story of beautiful little Phoenix and his tremendous rescue.
On a subzero night in Minnesota, in a remote garbage dump, a passing truck driver made a gruesome discovery: at the bottom of a fire-consumed dumpster huddled an abandoned, five-month-old puppy — whimpering, starving, and charred black. The big-hearted truck driver, Clayton, wasted no time diving in and scooping up the crying pup, burning his hands, and singeing his hair in the process. Clayton rushed the injured pup to a rescue center, where veterinarians whisked him to emergency care.
It’s unknown who inflicted this cruelty upon the puppy. “He had to be put in there by a very, very sick person,” said Clayton. The father of three and longtime dog owner had difficulty choking back tears as he recounted Phoenix’s rescue.
Later, the wounded pup was moved to a different facility, where he was given the name Phoenix. In Greek mythology, the phoenix was a bird who was consumed by flames, but was reborn from its own ashes. Considering his amazing story, the name is very appropriate for this brave pup.
-- WAKE UP PEOPLE. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT ALREADY LAW MAKERS. WE LIVE IN THE 21ST CENTURY. WE MUST HELP CHANGE THE WORLD TO BECOME A BETTER PLACE NOT JUST FOR HUMANS BUT FOR ANIMALS AS WELL. AREN'T DOGS A MAN'S BEST FRIEND??
"As a society, we deliver harsh punishment to human-on-human contact with intent to kill. How is it different to that of human on domestic (or any animal) contact - these offenders should be tried as though these acts were against humans - their victims are helpless and have no voice. Who else will speak for them..." - Claire M.