Commend PETA for Seeking Justice for Severely Abused German Shepherd

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Target: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Goal: Thank PETA for offering a $10,000 reward to help find the person who was responsible for abusing a German shepherd to the point of death.

Recently, a badly abused female German shepherd was left in her crate outside the Oakland Animal Shelter. The shelter staff named the dog Marlo, who was extremely emaciated. When they inspected her skin, they noticed that Marlo had a chain and cord wrapped around her neck and legs so tightly that the chain and the cord were implanted in her skin. This caused Marlo to have multiple wounds that were severely infected and infested with maggots.

Furthermore, she had exposed bones protruding through her skin. Sadly, her organs were beginning to shut down as well. As badly as people wanted Marlo to recover and experience a good life, they chose to euthanize her to prevent her from continuing to endure excruciating pain. After she was euthanized, a necropsy was performed, revealing that Marlo had been trying to keep herself alive by eating sticks and dirt. Without a doubt, Marlo was suffering from neglect and abuse for several months.

It is shocking that a human being can hurt a dog to the point of death and can potentially get away with it. Fortunately, the man who left Marlo to die in front of the shelter was recorded on surveillance video. Although investigators have the surveillance video, no arrests have been made. Hopefully, by offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of this man, PETA can encourage enough people to come forward and help catch Marlo’s abuser. Sign the petition to thank PETA for trying to find justice for Marlo.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear PETA,

The man who left Marlo, a beautiful German shepherd, to die in her crate outside an animal shelter is still out in the open. He abused Marlo so badly that she had to be euthanized to stop her from experiencing excruciating pain. Her organs were already failing, and she had multiple infected wounds. Her wounds were also infested with maggots. Unfortunately, even though police have the surveillance video, no arrests have been made.

Your decision to offer a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of this despicable man will convince people with knowledge of the abuse to come forward. I want to thank you for your efforts to seek justice for Marlo.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Daniela.Magallon via Flickr

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5 Comments

  1. OMG so heartbreaking, I hope they catch this guy. This poor dog, I just don’t understand why people do this he did not have to keep Marlo, if he didn’t want her. Why just bring her when this bad, it should have been months or years ago.
    What a beautiful dog to have to go through this, so disturbing, this is torture/neglect/abuse and cruelty. I hope this guy gets arrested and serves jail time and huge fines for this incident. Although it is way to late for Marlo.

  2. Glenna Braunberger says:

    I don’t care who doesn’t agree with me. BUT, this is so heartbreaking what Marlo had to go through, and for so long. The best thing that could happen is the piece of garbage that did this gets shot in the spine so he has to suck his food from a straw for the rest of his miserable life. That way every day he has to think about what he did. What he did to such an innocent little dog who just wanted love.

  3. Kimberly says:

    They still haven’t found the guy. Here’s a recent article, informing the public that oakland animal supporters have offered an reward up to 18,000.I can’t believe this person hasn’t been caught yet!

    http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_23388361/oakland-animal-supporters-offer-18-000-reward-horrific

  4. If this is the evil,sadistic sicko that did this to this poor dog he needs to be exposed to, not only the authorities but to all who have read or heard about this horrific act of cruelty. He HAS to be punished in the severest way possible. I do not advocate violence in any shape or form but I hope this vile monster really gets what he deserves and beyond…give him to me for a while and I will show him what being cruel to animals warrants. I hope you rot in hell, if there is such a place?

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