Good Samaritan Saves Tortured Dog

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*1-23-10:  See an important update at the end of this article.

Lansing, MI. — Capital Area Humane Society workers say they can’t believe their eyes. A dog bound with duct tape was thrown in a ditch and left to die in freezing temperatures. Thanks to a Good Samaritan, the dog survived.

The humane society says it got the call Wednesday afternoon. The dog’s legs were taped together, her muzzle was bound shut and she showed signs of severe beatings. The (anonymous) Good Samaritan had to physically pry the dog from the ground because she was frozen to it.

Julia Palmer, Capital Area Humane Society CEO: “She was in shock and she obviously needed care. So for us, I think we do this enough to respond first to her physical needs, but I think it really affects us. You walk away from a situation like this with a lot of questions unanswered. It’s unimaginable, it’s truly unimaginable.”

The dog appears to be a pit bull or boxer mix of around 2 years, and is currently being treated for severe head trauma. The humane society and Ingham County Animal Control have opened a cruelty investigation.

*Update:   Lansing, MI–Animal control officers investigating the beating of a dog found hog-tied and left for dead in a frozen lot in Lansing say they have some promising leads in the animal-cruelty case. Ingham County Animal Control Director Jamie McAloon Lampman tells the Lansing State Journal the agency is now hopeful about solving the case.

Capital Area Humane Society official Julia Palmer said the female pit bull mix found with severe head injuries and her four legs bound together with heavy-duty electrical tape continues to improve. But she said the 50-pound female faces a long recovery.

An unemployed man found the injured dog Wednesday while walking his own dog. But Ernie Moss isn’t jobless any more. He’s been hired part-time by the owner of a home-remodeling company who read about the case.

source:  wfrv

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37 thoughts on “Good Samaritan Saves Tortured Dog”

  1. So terrible…. Like wow… I can’t even believe this… I have 5 dogs and i couldn’t imagine losing either of them…. How can someone be so cruel and heartless… this just makes me want to cry!!!

    • Judy, you are absolutely right! The Humane Society should offer a reward to anyone who knows this dog or who owns this dog. They should plaster her picture on the local news. You know someone has seen this dog before. For once I would like to get satisfaction seeing those responsible publicly humiliated and scorned and then thrown in jail with a big fat fine to pay. Maybe that will finally hit home with this loser. There is nothing that this poor dog could possibly do that would justify such cruel and inhumane treatment. I think this dog’s abuser should be ducked taped and thrown in a ditch and a bucket of water thrown on them (on a below zero night) so they stick to the ground too. The treatment of this dog infuriates me, and to think this is in addition to her apparent trauma from beatings! Grrrrrrrrrr!

    • I have an update for all dedicated ‘Life with Dogs’ bloggers: I was so mad at the treatment of this dog I went to the Capital Area Humane Society website and found that Tatiana (the name of this poor dog) is showing signs of improvement (she is a beautiful dog; they posted her picture) and that they are offering a $500 reward for any information on her abuser. I hope this helps in finding the person responsible and results in a conviction!

      • Someone this terrible needs to be found. What if, after the dog gets well, investigators take her for a drive, and when she gets anxious, they just might be close to their suspect.

  2. Thank God for Good Samaritans…<3 Blessings to the sweet four legger may he be warm and loved for the rest of his life.

  3. May Karma prevail and wipe the creep who did this off the face of our earth. They are a threat to society – human & animal alike! We’re sending lots of prayers and positive energy to this pour pup and hope she finds comfort and peace!

  4. the good news is…there are many people like the ones reading this article, out there on the front lines and those who recognize something.. just ain’t right. God put us here to clean up after the brazen walking demons and hopefully educate others.

    I truly hope this sweet baby makes a full recovery. Thank you good samaritan and Capital Area Humane Society,

    ..thank you


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