His name was Toby (AKA Aubrey). He was just 5 months old. Not yet housebroken, and still a chewer, two annoyed roommates took him out to the woods and shot him in the abdomen. They left him in the bushes to die. He was found, but after heroic efforts to save him by the Kitsap Humane Society in Washington state, he did not make it.
When police tracked the suspected killers down, one suspect asked "All this for a dog?"
The men have been charged. However, in most animal cruelty cases, laws and sentencing guidelines lack the teeth needed to take a bite out of this kind of crime.
We need laws that lesson the importance of compassion for all living things.
Newspaper article https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/2018/05/01/puppy-dog-shooting-abandoned-two-arrested-charged-animal-cruelty/570819002/
Thanks go out to Kitsap Humane Society who did everything possible to save this puppy. https://www.kitsap-humane.org/support-us/
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