The Norfolk District Attorney, Michael Morrissey and the Animal Rescue League of Boston are seeking the public's help in finding the owner and abuser of a young, tortured, starved, and abandoned pit bull puppy.
Named Puppy Doe, the 18-pound dog was barely clinging to life when she was found on Aug. 31 near a playground and hospital in Quincy on Carrolls Lane. She weighed only half of what a dog her size should have weighed.
According to the Animal Rescue League of Boston's cruelty report posted on Thursday, due to the nature of Puppy Doe's injuries, she could not be saved.
A necropsy performed on Puppy Doe revealed the most heartbreaking short life of an innocent puppy who may not have ever had a happy day. She had been starved, repeatedly abused and tortured. There had been multiple broken bones by being pulled apart, stab wounds to her eyes, and a particularly disgusting serpent like split cut into the puppy's tongue.
Her bones were calloused from repeated blows to her head, and her back seemed to have been hit with a baseball bat.
“She was a rack of beaten bones. Her joints were pulled apart like Medieval times. She was beaten, stabbed, burned over weeks to months and maybe her whole life. And could not walk. When I saw how vulnerable she was and I understood immediately the duration of her suffering, my heart collapsed...The last thing we can give her is justice. We have to weep, because if we don’t weep we become numb.”
Authorities now believe this level of sadistic cruelty may be involving other animals and are pleading with the public to help find those responsible for such a reprehensible deed.
It's too late for Puppy Doe, but there might be other dogs suffering through this same horrible cruelty also.
The woman who found Puppy Doe thought the dog had been hit by a car, but once veterinarians began to examine the kind and submissive pup, the determination was made the puppy would never be pain free.
For her last few hours of her life, Dr. Smith said Puppy Doe was given pain medication, loved with kind caresses, and fed - just to show this poor dog that kindness really existed.
If you have any information, please help Puppy Doe find some justice. Please 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.
Run free of pain Puppy Doe.
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