In Sacramento, a 4-month-old puppy was found
hanging from a tree after being beaten and shot with a BB gun. Animal control officers are calling it the worst case of animal abuse they have ever seen. Please sign this petition urging Sacramento police to find the sick person who did this and charge them with animal cruelty.
When the dog was found by a local resident, it was clear that the dog had suffered a serious beating before being shot and hanged. He had fractures "from nose to tail,"
and when veterinarians checked his body out, they said that his liver looked "like hamburger meat."
Animal abuse is not something to be taken lightly. 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.The torture committed against this poor puppy can be prosecuted as a felony, with the possibility of three years in jail or a $20,000 fine. Please sign now to make sure that the person(s) who did this is found and prosecuted.