Back in April in Dallas, TX, a four-month-old Lab/terrier puppy was drenched with lighter fluid and set on fire in a shocking, unspeakable act of cruelty. The puppy, named Justice, passed away several days later. The four men involved in this heinous crime were arrested and were indicted on felony animal cruelty charges.
DFW Rescue Me wanted to do something to remember Justice; they didn’t want him to have died in vain. With donations from the public pouring in for Justice, they started a fund called “Justice for Justice.” The money is used to save other animals in the Dallas Animal Shelter that need medical care who are in danger of being euthanized simply because of a health issue.
So far, they’ve been able to help 20 dogs. Thunder, a 12-week-old Chihuahua, had his broken leg repaired. Wipeout, a 12-week-old Visla mix, had surgery on his broken leg, and Abram, a 2-year-old bulldog/pitbull with mange is now recovering thanks to the Justice for Justice fund.
“It’s a shame that a dog will get put down just for having something like mange or maybe broken legs, so they need an advocate and need a voice,” according to Jim Wenger, spokesman for the group. Jim now has a tattoo of Justice on his right arm, reminding him, and others, that something good can come out of something so evil.
However, the funds are running low and the group needs donations so they can continue to save animals. Donations can be made at www.dfwrescueme.org.