An emotional vigil held on Saturday at Pageant Field in Quincy, Mass advocating for tougher penalties and fines for animal abuse offenders was reported by the Boston Herald.
Over 700 people, many who donned Puppy Doe t shirts, signs, and their own dogs, continue to hope the person responsible for such a heinous crime of torture to a two-year-old pit bull will be arrested and punished for the egregious crime.
Candles were lit, balloons floated gently through the sky, as people cried for an innocent, defenseless dog who had been listed on Craigslist to be re-homed, but wound up in the evil hands of an abuser who tortured the dog and dropped her at a Quincy park to languish in pain. A good Samaritan found Puppy Doe, but her injuries were so severe, the dog was humanely euthanized to spare her from anymore misery and pain.
Massachusetts State Representative Bruce J. Ayers is sponsoring a bill to raise penalties and fines for animal abuse to show anyone involved in animal cruelty that such serious crimes will not be tolerated. Currently a prison term of five years in prison and a fine of $2,500 are the maximum penalties. And to an appreciative crowd, Rep. Ayers stated:
“The fact of the matter is the current laws in Massachusetts are not tough enough to protect our animals. By raising fines and penalties, it’s my hope to show animal abusers that these crimes will not be tolerated.”
The Justice for Puppy Doe Facebook page currently has over 54,000 "likes" and states:
"This is a place to come together, mourn and demand justice for this tortured & abused dog who deserved so much better from humans. We are sickened by this story & won't stop until the person(s) responsible are brought to justice!"
Over $40,000 has been offered to help solve this heinous case with a $20,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible. Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey is following up on all leads. Let's hope the culprit is found and Puppy Doe gets the justice she so deserves.
We are all thinking about you Puppy Doe. Rest in peace beautiful young dog.
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