Yet another horrific animal abuse story, this time from Sherman Oaks, California. Puppy now named Avery is recovering after a rescue group found her tied to a fence with an electrical cord around her neck, blunt head trauma from relentless beatings, and spray paint all over the body. Sadly, the other dog that was found did not survive this horrific environment.
“Her main problem was blunt head trauma from the beating, lack of oxygen to her brain, which is from the strangulation and those two things in combination cause your brain to swell,” said veterinarian Dr. Brian McGrath. ” And when your brain swells inside your skull, that’s called a concussion. Hopefully, Avery will be ready for adoption shortly after she recovers.
Animal Abusers Are Killers
Studies suggest that cruelty to animals is a precursor to a larger crime such as murder. Almost all serial killers begin torturing cats and puppies before they want a bigger rush. Animal abuse is often the first manifestation of serious emotional turmoil that may escalate into extreme violence, such as mass killing.
On January 1, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation began tracking crimes against animals via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Animal cruelty crimes are now listed in the database as Group (A) offenses, same category as arson, rape and murder. This is the first federal effort to track animal crimes, and it's a major step forward. The NIBRS database will now include all animal cruelty cases investigated by participating law enforcement, which will fall under four categories: gross neglect, torture, organized abuse (such as dogfighting and cockfighting), and sexual abuse.
Trauma That Always Lingers
Like humans, dogs suffer from PTSD from going to war or being victimized in their childhood. Avery has no idea what love feels like. If her entire life has revolved around torture and pain, it will be quite difficult to mend her mental wounds and find her a loving home. Putting on a collar might trigger flash backs of having that electrical cord around her neck. Being a pit bull just worsens the stigma that surrounds the breed and it's all because of the abuse she experienced and not her identity.
It’s extremely important that we the people help these animals get another shot at life. Often, these badly abused animals are put down due to medical expenses. Animal shelters are very scary environments that make it very difficult for the average person to realize that some of these animals are depressed. People tend to adopt a dog that is full of energy and “bonding” with them right away.
Report All Animal Abuse
If you hear or know of any abuse, reporting will not only save that animals life, but possibly take a serial killer off the streets. These monsters thrive off fear and strive to torture in the worst of ways. We often see what ISIS does to innocent people and animal abusers are no different. They tie them, beat them, and cut off ears and other body parts. They are left to starve or freeze to death in the winter months.
We should elect officials that stand behind our movement and pass laws that bury these monsters under the prison. Bullying people is one thing, but abusing an animal that can’t speak up and seek help, is simply terrorism and should be treated as such.
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