Sugar Ray, a horribly neglected young dog, died Monday morning. Brought into the Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue less than 24 hours ago, after being found on 106th Street and Atlantic Ave. in Ozone Park, N.Y., a group of humane rescuers tried in vain to save this young life.
The shepherd mix was rushed to the Liberty Animal Clinic on Liberty Ave, but late in the morning Sugar Ray died from organ failure; his ravaged body was too emaciated and weak to fight.
The rescuers think Sugar Ray had been starved indoors, and then thrown out like yesterday's trash to die. A reward will be offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person involved in such a heinous crime.
Sugar Ray had once been someone's pet; he had been neutered, however he was not micro-chipped.
This is the face of animal abuse and neglect. This dog is one very important reason to get involved and fight for those who have no voice.
Don't just walk past animal abuse. Get involved. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), reminds us to call authorities or 911 if you see an animal in a life threatening position, severely injured or being abused. Be able to detail key points, and take photos with your phone or videos to provide authorities with evidence they will need to bring animal abusers to justice.
Make a record of everyone you speak with and contact. Become proactive, and remember this young dog with the soulful eyes, just lying on a towel in a cardboard box too weak to even lift up his head.
For more information about Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue and how you can help this organization, please click on their Facebook page.
If you recognize this dog, please call (347)-722-5939.
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