A dog who was left in a box, and offered for free to any takers, was picked up by a man in Gladstone, Oregon, who later was observed kicking the dog to the point that it was left bleeding and grievously wounded.
A witness to the abuse called the authorities after observing Zachary Burkenbine kicking the white dog repeatedly. The concerned citizen stated, "We're watching a guy kicking a dog and the dog's tail end is all bloody."
Burkenbine and his girlfriend, Krystal Bohannon, proceed to get on a bus with the injured dog and the person who phoned 9-1-1 tailed them until the police arrived. According to the authorities, when they reached the couple and the injured dog, it was apparent that the dog was badly wounded; the police reported that the dog had “visible traumatic injuries to its rear end and there was blood dripping from its tail."
The wounded dog seemed to know that the responding deputies were there to help and it managed to escape from the couple and run to them before collapsing. Though the deputies rushed the dog to an emergency veterinarian, the injuries were so severe that humane euthanasia was deemed the best course of action.
Burkenbine was booked into jail on a felony charge of Aggravated Animal Abuse - his girlfriend will likely face a second-degree disorderly conduct charge because she allegedly made "obscene" gestures to the person who was trying to reach the authorities for help.
Demand the maximum penalty for these two sadistic abusers. If not stopped they will continue and escalate their savagery. Take animal abuse seriously!!