On August 31, 2013, a 1 to 2 year old female dog was found near death in Quincy, Mass. around Carrolls Lane, near the campus of Quincy Medical Center and Whitwell Street playground. Quincy Police Department, The Animal Rescue League of Boston and Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey are seeking help from the public in identifying the person or persons responsible for this horrific animal abuse.
The young female dog had injuries so extensive she had to be humanely euthanized, per the ARL. According to District Attorney Michael Morrissey, her injuries were “grotesque and indicate consistent starvation and abuse over an extended period of time.” Morrissey goes on to state further that “it is highly unlikely that this level of sadistic cruelty could be shown to one animal and not be part of a pattern involving other animals or perhaps vulnerable people. We need to find the person who did this and see what else they are doing.”
The tortured puppy weighed less than half of what she should, was beaten numerous times, had fractures to her head and body, was stabbed in the eye and had her tongue cut to resemble a “serpent-like split.”
“I spoke with Quincy Police Chief Paul Keenan and we share a sense of urgency here, as does the Animal Rescue League,” District Attorney Morrissey said.
Anyone in the area, extending to all of Eastern Massachusetts, is being asked to be on high alert to find the persons responsible. There is great concern that there could be other victims.
Anyone with any information, please contact Detective Thomas Pepdjonovich at the Quincy Police Department at (617) 745-5774 or the law enforcement agency at The Animal Rescue League of Boston at (617) 526-5610. It is of utmost importance that they are caught and justice be brought for the young puppy.
**As a side note, PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PETS AT ALL TIMES.**