According to the Boston Herald on Wednesday, the news about Puppy Doe – a young pitbull – being tortured, then dumped off in a Quincy park in August, and ultimately euthanized, is causing reactions near and far.
A Facebook page called “Justice for Puppy Doe” has been set up and now has more than 29,000 “Likes”. Additionally, there is a vigil for Puppy Doe being set up which has a count of more than 900 people planning to attend. Finally, there is a reward being offered for information leading to the arrest of Puppy Doe’s abuser which has – thus far – accumulated about $35,000 in donations. The refund is being offered by the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
The vigil is to be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday at Quincy City Hall. The organizer of the vigil, Ally Baker says that the story about the ill-fate of abused Puppy Done hasn’t just touched animal activists but also everyday people who just love their dogs. She said that people feel like they failed Puppy Doe, and we want to see changes made – and we will do everything in our power to make the changes.
Baker also hopes that the Puppy Doe-abuse story will bring tougher punishment to people who abuse animals.