How can one torture an animal? The thought is absolutely heartbreaking and disgusting. Hurting animals is possibly one of the most awful crimes anyone can commit. Animals are helpless; they cannot fend for themselves against human cruelty. So why do humans decide to torture and kill these poor creatures?
Although countless stories of animal cruelty are posted every day, there is no true understanding of this epidemic. Often times, dogs are victims of acts of abuse. Baiting is one of the most common types of dog abuse. The definition of this horrid reality is,
“the setting of game dogs against a chained or confined animal as a bloodsport. The dogs bite and tear to subdue the opposing animal by incapacitating or killing it.”
When Stormy, a dog living in an abusive household, was rescued by Animal Control, they knew something substantial had to be done. After taking a good look at the poor dog and his body, Animal Control insisted on taking him and his siblings. Once Animal Control gained custody of the three abused dogs they noticed all the bruises and cuts on their bodies.
Once the team of rescuers understood the condition of the pets, they took them to a no-kill shelter. The obvious signs of neglect and abuse covered the dogs’ bodies. The employees unanimously agreed that this was the worst case they had ever seen.
Now, these dogs are safe, thanks to the rescuers. Not all dogs are this lucky to be saved. Some live their entire lives in abusive houses. They never know anything but this awful cruelty. The photos below are troubling, but necessary to display how animal cruelty is not okay, and will not be tolerated.