Good Samaritan Saves Dog from Intentional Drowning

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Carlos Torres says he was horrified to witness a group of teenage boys trying to drown a a 3-year-old Shih Tzu in a canal in Miami Gardens, FL. last weekend. Torres was driving by the canal on Saturday morning when he saw the teens throw the canine into the water. The female dog was stuffed in a plastic bag and had bricks tied to her back legs.

Acting decisively, Torres jumped into the water and grabbed the dog before it went under. “That’s when I ran the light, stopped and noticed there was a dog inside the bag,” he said. “I couldn’t believe what they were doing, so I threw myself inside the canal, took the dog out, removed her out of the bag and removed the bricks from the dog.”

Torres called animal rescuer Josh Agostinie “She can’t walk on that leg. She actually does her business on herself, and I have to constantly be cleaning after her, because she can’t stand up,” said Agostinie. “It’s a shame they did this to this dog. She’s a sweetheart. Last night, she wouldn’t stop crying, even though she was on the pain medication.”

Carlos Torres

Agostinie took the battered pooch to Smiling Pets Vet Clinic in Miami. Dr. Avi Adulami examined the dog and said her left rear leg was nearly destroyed. “Part of the femur was completely disintegrated,” he said. “The lower part of the femur in the kneecap was completely shattered in pieces.”

A $1500 surgery will be required to repair that leg, and locals have already started a collection drive. Torres is hoping donations will add up quickly. “That is a sweet dog. I had her at my house the whole day before I took her to the doctor. It’s just horrible what kids are doing these days. Kids have nothing to do, and this is how they play, and they don’t realize they were trying to kill a creature that is doing absolutely nothing to them,” said Torres.

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137 thoughts on “Good Samaritan Saves Dog from Intentional Drowning”

  1. God bless you, Carlos. What a wonderful thing you did and I’m so thankful that your timing was so that you witnessed what was going on and that you could save this baby. Thank you for what you did.

  2. was just commenting earlier today about how kids are acting these days… what is the problem with them to be so mean and angry? wake up parents, this is what you are raising?

    • I know what you mean Cathy, but the whole problem today, is that the law doesn’t let parents correct kids, because they say that you are abusing them…..EXCUSE ME, if I would have done what these sick individules have done, I would have got my a$$ beat by my parents till I couldn’t sit for a week, and then been grounded and had to have done some community work. And my parents would never abuse any of us kids, but when we did something wrong, especially like these sick kids did, I would be the first to say that I deserved everything I got…and rightfully so. The laws need to be changed !!!! Maybe a little less of this crap would be happening then.

      • Too funny, Les. You must be somewhat of a senior citizen like I am. I remember exactly the same kinds of punishment, and to this day, I am SO GRATEFUL for them. By the time the switch was worn out on me, I had no thoughts of repeating that offense. It’s disgusting and disturbing how children are raised today (not all of them, but I’d say the majority.) Also, I’ll bet you didn’t get to put in your menu order for supper, did you? You ate what was served, period.

      • les the law today sux look what happen to caseu anthony a killer walking free soon , and that poor little girl gone to soon grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

  3. Has someone found these evil kids & punished them within the full extent of the law?? Let’s see if they like being thrown in the water with weights on their ankles after their legs are crushed. How could people do this to an innocent animal???

  4. Rotten little bastards!!! I would have handed the dog to another citizen and grabbed one of them and threw them in the canal!! More if I could have gotten my hands on them!!!!


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