Two dogs died after being doused with sulfuric acid

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In the Philippines, two dogs died at the beginning of the month when a local man, Alfredo Alindao, soaked them with sulfuric acid.

According to the Sun Star, Alindao admitted throwing acid on both street dogs because he was angry at them. Allegedly, the dogs had chased Alindao’s aunt and hurt her in the process.

Dodong Perdido, president of Cebu South Dog Club (CSDC) of Talisay City, said the organization will seek justice for these canines. CSDC plans to work with the Philippine Animal Welfare Society and the Island Rescue Organization to build a strong case against Alindao.

“At the moment, we are tapping into different groups such as IRO (Island Rescue Organization) and PAWS (Philippine Animal Welfare Society) for assistance for taking legal actions against the person,” CSDC secretary Gerald Cabinatan told Cebu Daily News.

Eye-witnesses said the dogs had an owner but he was not caring for them. The animals were never kept on a leash and roamed the neighborhood with other local dogs. They usually protect the area against thieves and other suspicious people.

Other neighbors have been looking after the dogs, feeding them daily. In return, the animals do not act aggressively towards those they know.

When the caretakers saw the large wounds on the dogs’ legs and torsos they were alarmed. They treated the animals, but unfortunately they died.

Alindao signed an affidavit where he agreed never to harm dogs again. He is at home now, but neighbors believe Alindao is a threat to animals.

Local animal lovers are using social media platforms to voice their frustrations with this case and the justice systems.

“This man is sick and pure evil. How can you do something so cruel to these poor animals? Justice should be served!” read a comment on Cebu South Dog Club’s social media page.


20 thoughts on “Two dogs died after being doused with sulfuric acid”

  1. By the way some people eat dogs in Philippines. Dog ownership in Philippines is nothing like here in the U.S.

    • that is true that some people eat dogs, but it is secluded in a particular region of a country, much the same like Vietnam, China, etc. But it doesn’t mean that dog ownership is much better than in the USA than in the Philippines, there are a lot of responsible dog owners here and they love their pets just the same as other people of other countries love their pets.

      So you should refrain making generalized statements like that, and learn that even in the USA, a lot of pets are treated cruelly as sometimes reported in this website.

      • You are absolutely right about animals being abused in the US too. I think that persons rational was that in the USA we dont capture and steel dogs and cram them into tiny crates that they can not move or stand in and then sell them to restaurants for food, or skin them alive for fur. That is pure evil. Now Im not saying that evil doesn’t exist here in the states as well, but its evil of a different nature and here, IT IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE. What I mentioned above, seems to be allowed in foreign country’s, and is not recognized as animal abuse or evil, or cruelty. If Im wrong then please tell me what is being done about those horrific actions that Ive seen and mentioned. It haunts me……

        We in the states are working on the problems here and there are laws for animals. Its the actual keeping the LAWS WORKING THAT IS DIFFICULT and should be far more punishable, like with people, in my opinion.

        Across the board, if you can hurt and torcher an animal then you could do that to a person as well, a child, a grandma……..
        People should be called animals, not the other way around.
        On a personal note, my pets are my family and I love all animals♥

    • I have a dog that I love very much. And I’m from the Philippines. i am shocked by this. Yes, there are some cruel people here that treat animals like trash. But I am annoyed by your statement saying “Dog ownership in Philippines is nothing like here in the U.S” excuse me! Just because you heard that some people eat dogs doesn’t make the whole country eat them as well. Fyi, there are still more Filipinos that treat their dogs like family. That guy was just sick in the head. You sir, don’t know what you’re talking about.

    • sadly this is very true. if your dog gets lost and you live in a poor district or even middle class area, it is rare that you will find your dog again. it will either be cooked by the people from the slums or sold. i know because i’m from the philippines and have heard stories from people that i know. i have 4 dogs and we never let them out of our sights.

    • Operative word being “some.”
      Most people in the Philippines – regardless of religion, ethnicity, income bracket, etc – treat their pets like any other pet-loving society on the planet: with love and care.

  2. Alindao is a cruel man, he should be punished! He acted on anger and in doing so innocent animals died. The pain these dogs indured does not equal up to Alindao’s aunt’s, who supposedly was hurt by the dogs. His actions were cruel and something needs to be done to insure people(like Alindao) will recieve punishment for cruelty to animals!

  3. I shudder to think what a man who could do this in a fit of anger to defenseless animals would do to anything or anyone else that made him angry. Something needs to be done to show that this behavior is NOT okay.

  4. yes,you are right,its a very sad fact that some filipinos still eat dogs eventhough its againts the law here. As well as most filipino dog owners, so irresponsible, they let their dogs stray on the streets,eat trash, and wont even give them anti rabies vaccine eventhough its for free since the government is trying to lessen victims of rabies bites .

  5. but in this case, its the dog owner’s fault, how could he let his dog strayed, that dog couldve run down by cars or trucks, and the worst thing happened, its really sad 🙁


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