Puerto Rico probes case of puppy with legs cut off

May 28, 2013 Full story: The Charlotte Observer 14

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Authorities are investigating what they say is one of the worst cases of animal abuse they've seen in Puerto Rico: a puppy found alive with all four legs largely cut off, leaving exposed bone.

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Nancy

Barnesville, OH

#1 May 29, 2013
What is wrong with the people in Puerto Rico? They act like those people in the middle east, no mercy.

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Since: Apr 11

Wear fur and save the earth

#2 May 29, 2013
Probably a farming/mowing accident of some kind.
mojo karma cookie

Mountain View, CA

#3 May 29, 2013
Puerto Rico probes case of puppy with legs cut off

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Authorities are investigating what they say is one of the worst cases of animal abuse they've seen in Puerto Rico: a puppy found alive with all four legs largely cut off, leaving exposed bone.

Members of a group that feeds and tries to find homes for abandoned pets said Tuesday that they found the mutilated puppy over the weekend in a parking lot near a resort in the northern coastal town of Hatillo. They had seen the same puppy when they fed it Friday, and it had not been abused when they last saw it frolicking on the beach with its mother and siblings.

The black mongrel puppy was named "Ocean" by members of the Rabito Kontento animal rescue group. Mariel Rojas, who runs the group, said she rushed the dog to a veterinarian, but was told that its bones were rotting and the infection too severe to be treated. It was euthanized Sunday.

"Nobody has seen anything; nobody has said anything," Rojas said.

The case has sparked outrage on the U.S. mainland and revived calls to crack down on animal cruelty in Puerto Rico, which has been slowly recognizing animals' rights and prosecuting cases of abuse.

"No matter what this dog did, it doesn't deserve that," said Sperry Brown with Investigating Officers of Animal Cruelty, a nonprofit group in Puerto Rico that works with police to pursue such cases.

In another case that outraged people on and off the island, employees of a private animal control company were charged in 2007 with seizing dozens of pet dogs and some cats from public housing projects and hurling them off a bridge.

The three suspects were acquitted, but more than 50,000 people worldwide signed a petition threatening to boycott travel to the island, leading to an estimated $15 million revenue loss.

The outrage also prompted legislators to approve a tougher animal protection law in August 2008. Several people have been charged under the new law, including a man accused of dragging a stubborn horse next to his truck.

Still, Iris Quinones, president of Investigating Officers of Animal Cruelty, said most people convicted of harming animals are ordered to pay a minimum $500 fine, a punishment she argued "doesn't have much of an impact" on abusers.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#4 Jun 1, 2013
The lives of dogs are of more value than the lives of dirty Puerto Ricans. Hopefully, this amoral scumbag will be caught and summarily executed.

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#5 Jun 2, 2013
Faith wrote:
The lives of dogs are of more value than the lives of dirty Puerto Ricans. Hopefully, this amoral scumbag will be caught and summarily executed.
Racist much? I personally would drive over every single dog in the world knowing that they would die the slowest most agonizing death imaginable to save 1 Puerto Rican (or any other race of human) crack whore with AIDS. The difference between human life and dog life is that different.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#6 Jun 2, 2013
USA R0CKS wrote:
<quoted text>
Racist much? I personally would drive over every single dog in the world knowing that they would die the slowest most agonizing death imaginable to save 1 Puerto Rican (or any other race of human) crack whore with AIDS. The difference between human life and dog life is that different.
That's because you are a hateful little cumbucket that has never been with a woman. Now, you are taking out your frustration on animals. What a p**sy.
Meat Mallet

Gloucester, UK

#7 Jun 2, 2013
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>That's because you are a hateful little cumbucket that has never been with a woman. Now, you are taking out your frustration on animals. What a p**sy.
Try reading your own posts... the hate is all yours.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#8 Jun 2, 2013
Meat Beater wrote:
<quoted text>Try reading your own posts... the hate is all yours.
Oh look! Put on your camo panties and silly orange hats. The gang's all here!
Meat Mallet

Gloucester, UK

#9 Jun 2, 2013
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Oh look! Put on your camo panties and silly orange hats. The gang's all here!
Okay, just as soon as you're done making soup with my panties.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#10 Jun 2, 2013
Meat Mallet wrote:
<quoted text>Okay, just as soon as you're done making soup with my panties.
F/aggit.
Meat Mallet

Gloucester, UK

#11 Jun 2, 2013
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>F/aggit.
Brown-eye slurper.
Hunters are Cowards

Luxembourg

#13 Jun 2, 2013
Meat Mallet wrote:
<quoted text>Brown-eye slurper.
Fantasizing about your love life again, coward?? Keep making an a&& of yourself. It's obvious to all you are a witless, trifling TROLL
Meat Mallet

Gloucester, UK

#14 Jun 2, 2013
Hunters are Cowards wrote:
<quoted text>Fantasizing about your love life again, coward?? Keep making an a&& of yourself. It's obvious to all you are a witless, trifling TROLL
Are you still violating your goat with long pointed objects or has there been an intervention.

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Since: Apr 11

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#15 Jun 2, 2013
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>That's because you are a hateful little cumbucket that has never been with a woman. Now, you are taking out your frustration on animals. What a p**sy.
I have no idea what you are talking about. Why do you think bigotry is normal and acceptable?

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