Sarah Zimmerman, an ambulance rescue person for the Rural Metro Ambulance Service, may want to adopt the tiny eight-week-old black puppy that she and her partner rescued on Monday from being beaten on 28th Street in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
According to the BuffaloNews.com, Zimmerman heard the tiny pup yelp and when she went outside, saw Lee Jones holding the puppy by the scruff of her neck and beating her over the head with a plastic tube wrapped in a piece of cloth.
Jones, 23, then dropped the puppy to the ground, and the frightened little dog ran over to Zimmerman who immediately scooped the tiny bundle up into her arms. When Jones insisted he wanted the dog back, Zimmerman refused.
The SPCA of Niagara Falls stated Zimmerman asked Jones what could a tiny puppy like that possibly have done wrong to warrant such a cruel beating? Jones answered the puppy "needed to be disciplined."
Jones was arrested by the Niagara Falls Police Department and faces charges of aggravated animal cruelty. The puppy, now named Karma, shows evidence of physical abuse with abrasions on her head and back legs. She also suffers from urine burns on her belly. Even with the mistreatment however, the puppy is described as extremely sweet.
Jones has a past record of domestic violence and was questioned in a previous case of animal abuse earlier this year of another puppy. There was insufficient proof, and he and his girlfriend were not charged.
Neighbors told authorities they have heard the puppy crying for the last two weeks, but were afraid of Jones' temper and didn't come forward to report the animal abuse.
Sarah Zimmerman and her partner however, are definitely heroes to a defenseless little puppy who managed to scamper to safety. In fact, Zimmerman might very well be the adorable little canine cutie's new human.
We can be sure that Karma's life has now changed, and she will have a wonderful future to look forward to as she matures.
In order to prevent and stop the horrors of animal abuse, everyone must step forward and call authorities whenever they witness animal cruelty. These are the voices that can't be heard - that is unless people really listen just like Sarah Zimmerman.
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