I know it's been a while since I posted anything (and a real post will be forthcoming, promise) but I'm using this one to advocate for yet another abused pit bull puppy. Even if this wasn't my favorite breed, I would be preaching about this relentlessly.
The upshot is that this guy may only have to pay a fine for what he did here. That's not right. That's about as far from right as you can get. Were it up to me, he would be drawn and quartered in the town square while we all cheer and eat popcorn. Alas, my wish will be unfulfilled. What we can do is start with the petitions to increase penalties for animal abuse so that bastards like this don't get off so lightly.
This puppy was terrified of him. This wasn't the first time he had hurt it. He needs to be stopped and so do all the people like him. Animal abuse needs to be a felony offense, plain and simple. Here is one petition to get the ball rolling for New York.
Make Penalties For Animal Abuse Stronger In NY
For those who have been watching Patrick, the pit who was starved and thrown in a garbage chute, he is doing much better. There are tons of links to him on Facebook and The Patrick Miracle Page updates on him constantly.
What warms my heart is that for the first time in human history, it is becoming more and more unacceptable in society to abuse animals, including pit bulls. Maybe as a species we are developing a conscience. It gives me hope. It's no longer seen as okay to do these horrible things. (Patrick's abuser has received death threats. Not that that's right, but I understand the urge. Just sayin'.)
And to Vicki O'Connor, thanks for rescuing a pit. That dog is going to love you for the rest of its life. Guaranteed. You are awesome. :D