Thursday, November 29, 2007

Justice for Anne

Sorry, but this is not a happy story. This one is about the torture of a Beagle named Anne. A second Beagle, Buttercup, escaped with cuts to her neck and shoulder.

I read a news article earlier and then someone sent me an email with a link to photos.. I'm not going to try to write a story, just post part of the email and the link and let you be the judge of whether you want to click on it. The photos are graphic.

From: FoCAS Incorporated

We wanted to let you know about a horrible animal cruelty case in Cullman county. We're trying to get the word out and ask anyone who may have any information about this case to contact Sheriff Tyler Roden in Cullman county.

Also, CAAWA (Cullman Area Animal Welfare Association) has joined forces with us, and the two organizations have established a reward fund called 'Justice for Anne.' Donations can be sent to:

Justice For Anne Fund
C/O Merchants Bank
900 Second Avenue Southwest
Cullman, Alabama, 35055
Any amount, even $2 or $3 would help.

As we all know, a large reward fund is usually a great motivator and might be the one thing that convinces a knowing party to reveal important information.

We're confident the person or persons who did this will be caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Anne will not have died in vain...

We will keep you updated on the progress of the case.

Beagle skinned alive in Vinemont
By Noah Chandler
The Cullman Times

(NOTE TO READERS: To see a photo package about this story, click here. CAUTION: GRAPHIC CONTENT)

Fox 6 in Birmingham, AL carries a related video. Click here to view it. If you think animal cruelty is unimportant and has no bearing on your life or on any human life, think again, and listen to what is said on this video.

Unfortunately, this is not the first such case and it will not be the last. There are a lot of sadistic and sick individuals in this world. And the same people that committed this atrocious act of cruelty on this Beagle are capable of abusing/torturing you or your children.

Animal cruelty is wrong! Perpetrators should be punished to the full extent of the law! And in many areas, animal cruelty acts should be toughened to reflect the seriousness of the crime.
Since publishing this a few hours ago, I have heard from someone who posted the following story earlier this year in 4 parts on a blog called Forty Paws. This family became pro-active in investigating the death of their own cat, Davy, and worked to help pass "Loco's Law" in Texas. Three of the links are below. Be sure to read this story. Keep your cats indoors. Watch your dogs and other outdoor pets. Many have been abused/killed in their own yards.

Davy, Part 2

Davy, Part 3

Davy, The Conclusion

1 comment:

Forty Paws said...

Thanks for providing links to Davy's story. This year, the Texas Humane Legislation Network and the Texas Legislature worked toward toughening the laws even more. Finally, some of the loopholes are being closed.