Thursday, January 21, 2010

This just makes us sad

We heard very very sad news today.

A police officer, who lives about 30 minutes away from us, was arrested for animal cruelty. The police officer called the local animal shelter because her lab mix had died. When the people from the animal shelter got to the police officer's house they noticed that the lab had died of starvation because he was nothing but skin and bones. The police officer owned another dog, a boxer, and the animal shelter people noticed that the boxer was all skin and bones. So the animal shelter people took both dogs away. When the boxer was weighed they found out he was only about 35 pounds when he should weigh about 60 pounds. He also tested positive for heart worms and his gums were all infected. The lab puppy weighed 23 pounds when he died and should have weighed about 55 pounds. The police officer is being charged with one count of felony animal cruelty and one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty.

This makes us very sad and yet it makes us happy that we have warm beds to sleep in, crunchy kibble and lot of treats to eat and humans who love us. We know the lab is no longer in pain and no longer hungry since he has crossed the Rainbow Bridge and we wish the boxer all the best in his recovery.

Go give your human a big slobbery kiss

Sniff ya later
Droopy and Callie


  1. That is very sad and makes me appreciate my safe and loving home even more.


  2. It is an awful story and our mum always worries that the human needs help too - sometimes they get ill.
    We wish someone had noticed this poor dog in time to save it.
    We dogs completely depend on our humans to look after us.
    Martha & Bailey xx