tortured__dog_randolph_co1A female pitbull mix was the victim of horrific torture.  The young dog found by an animal rescuer, Dawn Moland, was tied to a tree at Skookumchuck and Johnson Creek Road in Thurston County. Moland videotaped the scene and called the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

The dog, found along a rural roadside had been choked with a bike chain, stabbed or shot, pummeled with rocks, sexually assaulted with a beer bottle and had rocks tied to it legs. It also appears she had recently given birth to a litter of puppies. The dog was described as a blond, female dog with medium-length hair, weighed about 30-35 pounds and appeared to be 1-2 years old.

Chief Deputy Steve Acree who said it’s the worst case of animal abuse they’ve ever seen added, “It’s a problem we haven’t faced, but if someone is going around killing animals, it has to be stopped.”

tortured__dog_randolph_coAuthorities are also trying to determine if this is connected to the discovery Monday in Logan County of the 14 dead dogs.

Dawn Moland is hoping someone knows something and makes a call to the sheriff’s office. Moland said, “We need to catch who did it. We want someone to rat them out and of course, money always talks.”

Authorities believe the dog was tortured somewhere else and dumped near the intersection of Randolph County Roads 300-S and 200-E. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating, but Major Todd Dunn said there are no suspects. Dunn said anyone responsible for the dog’s injuries or death could be charged with cruelty

The U.S. Humane Society is offering a reward of $2,500 to anyone who helps authorities find the person responsible. In a press release announcing the reward from the Humane Society, Indiana’s director Anne Sterling said, “Anyone capable of torturing an animal can be dangerous to people. Americans have no tolerance for violence against the creatures who share our world.”

You can call the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 765-584-1721.

I’m just heartsick.  The kind of depravity it would take for someone to do something like this, to get a sick thrill out of brutally torturing an innocent animal, is unbelievable.  Killing an animal, abusing an animal it horrible, but to take the time to torture, to inflict such pain and suffering on a defenseless creature, what is this person capable of?  God help any human beings in this person’s life!

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