Cruelty period is unacceptable but for those animals that have done nothing to humans, yet they are tortured in ways so undeserving. Boggles my mind.
Calgary, AB -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/23/2014 -- Being a foster for a few dog rescue organizations, animal cruelty is something I can't tolerate. Cruelty period is unacceptable but for those animals that have done nothing to humans, yet they are tortured in ways so undeserving. Boggles my mind.
One in particular was a clip I saw on Calgary news yesterday on a horrific case involving an emanciated Siberian Husky and a cat found dead with it's mouth taped shut. It has created an uproar in the community.
In fact, a Calgary veterinary company, Vets To Go, pledges support to identify those responsible. They are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification and conviction of the offender.
According to Vets To Go founder and Chief Medical Director Dr. Wendy McClelland, “as veterinarians, we dedicate our working lives to helping improve the quality of life for animals, and when we see a situation like this, we are compelled to act”. She explains that the company was already in the process of developing a fund for lobbying for stricter and more serious animal abuse laws in Canada, “but this horrific story means we cannot wait any longer.”
The Calgary Humane Society is asking for help to identify those responsible for this disturbing abuse of the dog, and it is hoped that offering a reward will prompt someone to step forward with the information that investigators need to lay charges.
“Like many pet owners and animal lovers, we’re frustrated by watching these abuse cases end up with minor fines and rare jail sentences,” adds Greg Habstritt, President of Vets To Go. “It’s proven that someone who is vicious and troubled enough to do something like this will likely go on to commit more serious offences involving people. We have to stop animal abuse and it’s time for the laws to change.”
The company plans to undertake a fund raising effort to increase the reward offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case, as well as develop funds to lobby for stronger animal protection laws in Canada.
“It’s heartbreaking for us to be out in the community every day, helping animals, and to know that this kind of heartless abuse is happening, “added Dr. McClelland. “Our goal is to use our business to help further the interests of animals and their protection, and we want someone held accountable for this unacceptable abuse.”
For more information, contact Greg Habstritt, President of Vets To Go in Calgary at (403) 215-7510, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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