Washington State Woman Steps in to Save Puppy from Cruel Neighborhood Kids

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6.10.14 - Washington State Woman Steps in to Save Puppy from Cruel Neighborhood Kids

Brandi Luckey of Lacey, Washington may have saved the life of 9-pound German shepherd mix Bella when she witnessed her being horribly abused by three neighborhood kids, got the incident on film and stepped in to stop them.

“I’ve seen them beat her on the head and kick her,” Brandi said.

She says she witnessed the kids hit Bella with a broom, step on her, and throw her across the backyard.

“It makes me want to go down and strangle them, seriously,” she said in an interview given to KIRO 7 News.

Instead of throttling the hooligans herself, Brandi’s boyfriend shot a video of them doing this, while Brandi called Crime Stoppers, then animal services.  The video taken was shared with law enforcement and shown on KIRO 7 News.

Officers went and seized the puppy, and are demanding the mother of the three kids in the video answer for their misdeeds.  Brandi is convinced the mother knew what was going on.

“If I see this going on outside it makes me wonder what’s going on inside,” she said.

KIRO 7 News attempted to talk to the mother of the kids in question, but when they went to the woman’s door, no one would answer.

A vet taking care of Bella said x-rays were done and Bella is walking with a bit of a limp, but will ultimately by okay.

“They could have easily killed her, just stepping on her alone I’m surprised they didn’t break some ribs,” said Dr. Vicky Smith told KIRO 7 News, while holding Bella in an exam room.

Brandi is the hero here, and having stepped in, very well could have saved this puppy’s life.  Hearing that Bella will be okay is what Brandi was most concerned with, and hearing Dr. Smith’s general assessment, she feels a bit better.

“I can’t save them all but I can say I saved at least one and that makes me feel good,” said Brandi.

The video below is KIRO 7 News coverage of the ongoing investigation.


14 thoughts on “Washington State Woman Steps in to Save Puppy from Cruel Neighborhood Kids”

  1. This is ridiculous….that mom knew what was going on…you can hear the puppy in the video when the neighbors were taping it. Disgusting putrid people. What is going to happen to Bella…will she be put in a rescue so they can make sure she is OK? I hope they don’t put her in a shelter when she is well, please put her in a rescue so that she finds a safe home.

  2. I think these kids shd hv to work in rescue cleaning cages and doing poop patrol at some city parks…

    • These children need to be taught compassion….I do NOT condone their behavior..but teaching them a better way now as opposed to learning it in prison (which is highly in their future), they should be made to help at an animal shelter and/or a veternary clinic…and the parent or parents should be charged to the maximum for animal cruelty and child neglect!!!

  3. Oh please, it has absolutely nothing to do with movies, games or music. It’s bad freaking parenting plain and simple.


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