Though not yet verified by animal cruelty investigators, it appears that the sadistically abused pit bull known as "Puppy Doe," was once a beloved pet who wound up in the wrong hands after being given away for free on Craigslist.
The woman who claims to have owned Kiya has stated that the dog was given away because she was not allowed, due to breed restrictions, where she lived. The dog appeared to have been loved and well cared for prior to falling into the wrong hands.
The following was shared from the person who rehomed Kiya (for free) on Craigslist:
Instead of seeing my dog burned, stabbed, beaten, & starving please remember her as this. Her best friends were a chihuahua, & a minpin.
She loved pig ears, tug of war, & playing fetch. She loved kids & was petrified of big dogs, vicious? Maybe if she attacked you with kisses.
I will never forgive myself for what has happened to you. I hate BSL & how hard it is for these guys to find homes. I hate myself for thinking you were happy in your forever home while you were shuttled back on craigslist again.
The severely abused dog was discovered in Quincy, Mass., on August 31; she had been beaten, starved, stabbed and her tongue had been sliced. Though "Puppy Doe," was alive when she was discovered, veterinarians humanely euthanized her due to the severity of her injuries.
Puppy Doe's heart-wrenching story has broken hearts across the nation and around the world. Knowing the extraordinary suffering that this dog endured is too almost too much to bear...
Anyone with information about Puppy Doe (described as a one to two-year-old female) should call the Animal Rescue League of Boston, Law Enforcement Department at 617-526-5610 or the Quincy police at 617-745-5774.
According to the Boston Herald, a $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this dog's horrific abuse.
A petition calling for an end to "free to good home" ads on Craigslist has been created in the wake of this dog's horrific abuse and untimely death. Click here to read and sign the petition.
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