Justice For London Promised as True Nature of His Abuse is Revealed

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London is the sweet pit bull pup brought to Humane Society of Del Norte’s shelter in Crescent City, CA with severe untreated injuries last month and turned over Panda Paws Rescue of Vancouver, WA. London had both front legs amputated two weeks ago, and is healing well and getting around beautifully as he flourishes in the happy, loving environment provided for him by his rescuers.

Though it was acknowledged that London’s former owners were neglectful and abusive, official details on London’s history and abuse remained vague as local California authorities pursued an investigation.

Amanda Geise wrote to us and posted at the Panda Paws Rescue and Team London Facebook pages yesterday with an update clarifying London’s history and the source of the injuries that led to the double amputation of his front legs. As the investigation was underway, the “fell from a 2nd or 3rd story window” story was maintained to explain the sweet young boy’s injuries. The version of the story given to London’s caregivers this week follow below in a statement made by Panda Paws yesterday.

The statement:

It is with great pleasure that we update the World on London’s story. If you had not previously heard, the truth behind his shattered elbows & vague history have come to light.

Early this morning Amanda Giese, Founder of Panda Paws Rescue, was provided with statements & evidence depicting brutal attacks on London that had occurred months ago. His legs were not in fact fractured as a result of a fall from a significant height. It is now known his legs were purposely & deliberately broken at the hands of his previous owners on two separate occasions. Witnesses were present during the attacks & have come forth with the facts, names of the abusers & are working with the Crescent City Police Department as well as Jon Alexander, District Attorney of Crescent City, CA.

We can tell you that multiple suspects HAVE been arrested, are in custody & are being formally charged with felonies in this case. I just got off the phone with the DA & he personally asked me to thank the community of supporters standing behind London & wanted to assure you justice will be served!

Team London would like to thank the CCPD & Jon Alexander for expediting this process & for all of their hard work they have put into this matter! Thank you from all of Team London & we will keep you all updated! – Amanda Giese, Team London

This video from August 6 consists of outtakes shot on day 5 following London’s surgery. As in all of the videos Panda Paws has made with him, London is completely sweet, adorable and trusting, and shows an inspiring spirit and joy in living.

The two videos in our post yesterday, London the Double Amputee Pit Bull Pup: Happy, Loving Dog at Play, show him in recent days playing and giving and getting love.

For more on London at LWD, click HERE.


Photo, Carli Davidson. Used with permission of Panda Paws Rescue

18 thoughts on “Justice For London Promised as True Nature of His Abuse is Revealed”

  1. Anyone who has read of the treatment of our Viet Nam POWs at the hands of the North Vietnamese can give you a lot of suggestions.

  2. I would have a hard time not beating the crap out of the people that did this. Thankfully London doesn’t seem to be holdin any grudges toward people. Keep up the good work getting better London you are a truly beautiful dog with a wonderful spirit.

  3. Wow, what a heartening
    Video of a pup full of life and love to give; beautifully ppl. Have given
    Him chance at a meaningful forever home; I hope he learns to move his front torso with help of set of wheels when
    Needed and he’s ready? Someone help him w/wheels; they have them for the rear, gotta have them for front! Keep us posted on London’s progress, PLEEEEEZE?

  4. There are no words for those —————s. Anyone who would do this to a sweet living being, should have it done to them. London is such a beautiful dog he deserves all the love in the world.

  5. Is there a judge we can write to who will be handling this case? These people need to go to jail for as long as possible and never be allowed to have animals ever again in their lives. Please respond with information if you have it.

    Thank you.

  6. There’s a special level of Hell for those that abuse animals.. I hope the DA follows thru and doesn’t reduce/plea bargain the charges down..Just bring London into court in front of a jury n watch how fast they get sent away..


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