27 July 2011

Dog survives trachea injury after being tied to tree and left for dead

Dogs are said to be “man’s best friend,” but in what may prove to be one of the worst animal cruelty cases recently, Monterion Dionte Davis, of Forsyth, Georgia (about 50 miles outside Atlanta) has shown that man can certainly be a dog’s worst nightmare.

Davis, 19, tied an electrical cord around the neck of his mixed breed dog and left it in the woods near his house to die. Thankfully, Save-a-Pet, an animal rescue group in the area found the dog and took it to a local veterinarian who then reported the abuse to the sheriff’s department.

Sheriff John Carey Bittick said it was “without a doubt” the worst case of animal cruelty he’s ever witnessed.

The injured dog required stitches to repair a severed trachea and other injuries but will survive the incident. Davis, who deserves to be tied up in the woods and left to languish, himself, was fined $15,000 and is awaiting trial. If justice prevails, and he is convicted, he could spend 10 years in jail. Our fingers are crossed.

Kathryn Lorusso
Kathryn is a former journalist and English teacher who now counsels and mediates teenage drama on a daily basis in the Dallas, Ft. Worth metroplex. Time away from school is spent cooking up new macrobiotic/vegan specialties, writing various blogs and newsletters and taking as many bikram yoga classes as possible.

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