While walking down a Las Vegas street, a woman stumbled across a badly abused, dead dog locked in a metal crate. The woman who found this poor dog said, “It’s an image that I will never get out of my head,” described by news reports as “mutilated and murdered.” This dog is one of many animals included in a trend of cruelty sweeping Las Vegas. Another dog was recently discovered covered in severe chemical burns, another was hung from a fence, and numerous other animals have been abandoned in hot cars and garages in the oppressive Nevada summer heat.
If the person or persons responsible for this act can do this to a helpless dogs, what is stoppping them from doing it to other defenseless animals, or moving on to a human being? We know for a fact that abuse towards animals precedes abuse towards people — and this particularly gruesome case should be of the utmost concern to law enforcement. We must urge the Las Vegas Police Department to do everything they can to investigate this and the other instances of horrific animal abuse in the area and find the person or people who committed this crime! Add your voice by signing this petition.