Sunday, 22 November 2009

Dog starved to death in Barnstaple - again

One day i aim to write something nice, but today it's not. As some people know, i volunteer for the North Devon Animal Ambulance. Last week when we went in to do our usual Sunday shift, there was a little spaniel, named Sally, who was a dog skeleton with skin. She was a quarter of her normal body weight and the state of her when she was picked up loose in Fremington was such that she had certainly been shut in somewhere and was soaked and matted with her own urine. Sadly last night we learned that her internal organs had been damaged so much she could not recover. She was put down on Wednesday in Diana's arms, wagging her tail with her ball. The person responsible will never be caught. Serial killers often start with animals, so people who are capable of this type of intentional cruelty when caught should be locked up indefinitely or gassed because they are of no good use to society.

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