A humane officer is calling it the “most disturbing” case she’s ever had to deal with. Four teens stole a family’s Chihuahua and tortured him for hours. The poor pup was found days later, clinging to life!
“These youths admitted feeding Chunky drugs, kicking and punching him, and wringing and breaking his neck before dumping him. They also said they set fire to his face and eyes after lighting a deodorant aerosol can. The whole thing sends shivers down my spine,” said RSPCA Inspector Caroline Doe of Chunky’s case.
“I will never forget how terrified and depressed he was when I first saw him,” said Doe. “The injuries were so severe that despite the fantastic veterinary care and medication he was on, the medication was unable to numb all of the pain, and he suffered for at least six days according to veterinary experts.”
The boys, who could not be named because they are all minors, pleaded guilty to the crime. They are all not allowed to own a pet for five years and given fines. One of the youths was made to pay £1,000 and the other two £500 and the third £5,800.
“This was the most disturbing case I have ever dealt with – by an absolute mile,” said RSPCA Inspector Caroline Doe. “The defendants may have been young and confessed to being under the influence of drugs but the cruelty they inflicted on this poor dog was extreme, barbaric and inexcusable.”