Petside Digest: Tragedy, Cruelty Earmark Animal News This WeekPublished June 1, 2012
The Petside Digest promises to give a thorough round-up of animal news each week.
Cop Kills Family Dog: Petside
Unfortunately, it seems that this week as a whole in the animal news world has been marked by sadness and general cruelty. We'll start this week's edition of the Petside Digest with the sad story of a Fort Worth family dog that was tragically shot and killed by a police officer.
Fearing that an oncoming dog was a pit bull in attack mode, a police officer responding to a theft call pulled his pistol and killed Lillie, an innocent Border Collie mix. Read the full details of this sad story right here on Petside, and share your thoughts in a comment.
Man Gets 1 Year for Dog Beating: Chicago Tribune
According to the Chicago Tribune, a local man has received a sentence of one year in jail for a horrific dog beating that left his pet dog Magda with four fractured teeth. Happily, the dog recovered and was placed in a new home.
We're not sure what makes people tick when they do something like this. Honestly. Read the full details of this story here.
Bronx Vet Dumps Animals: Petside
In another story of horrific abuse, a vet was arrested in connection to an investigation involving the remains of roughly 25 animals being found buried on the side of the road in New York's Westchester County. People trusted a vet with the remains of their passing pets, but it seems that trust was violated. Read the full story here.
How would you react if you found your vet guilty of this? Share your reactions in a comment.
Dog Attacks Woman on Long Island: NBC New York
Another sad story: a dog on Long Island is being sought after apparently attacking a woman. The dog, unknown to the surrounding community, and owner are still trying to be identified. Read the full story here.
Adoptable Pet of the Week: Bean
Bean (pictured above) is an undeniably cute, currently adoptable cat hailing from Bethesda, MD. She's already house trained and is up to date on all of her routine shots. If you can, give this girl a chance at a forever-loving home! After all, it is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month!