A vigil for Puppy Doe -- an severely abused and beaten Pit Bull who needed to be euthanized after her rescue -- will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 in Quincy, Mass. According to Boston Magazine, the city's mayor has requested that the vigil location be moved because of the incredible number of people and their pets expected to attend. The vigil will be held at 5 p.m. at Pageant Field on Merrymount Parkway. Over 1,000 people are expected to attend, many bringing their pets.
If you aren't familiar with the story, the female Pit Bull - who's real name is "Kiya" -- was re-homed after her owner could no longer care for her. Kiya's new owner abused her for months. She was tortured so badly that she could not be saved.
Puppy Doe's story has touched thousands of people who are determined to find justice for this innocent pup. The person or people responsible for her condition have not been found but several groups have been set up offering rewards if any one has any information on who is responsible for these terrible acts of animal abuse. Fundraisers have been set up to help in the case also.
"The Animal Rescue League of Boston is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Puppy Doe’s abuser. Misty’s Journey and Second Chance Rescue in New York City added an additional $10,000 in reward money over the weekend. Additional rewards have been offered as well, some as high as $2,000, from other animal rights organizations," Boston Magazine reported.
Anyone with information about Puppy Doe is urged to call the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Law Enforcement Department at 617-226-5610, email them at email@example.com, or call Quincy Police Det. Thomas Pepdjonovich at 617-745-5774.
© Effie Orfanides 2013