You don't need me to tell you that abusing defenseless animals is wrong. But in light of recent cases where dogs were tortured in Dallas and Fort Worth, I'm going to say it anyway.
It's well-documented that abusing animals is a sign of future aggression toward people, but even if animal torment never leads to the human kind, it's still terribly wrong. A pug mix named Hope is arguably the most heinous local example of animal torture.
Hope has since recovered and has been adopted, but no one has had to answer for the inexcusable torture she suffered.
In July, she was found stabbed with her mouth taped shut and her swollen tongue forced outside of her mouth. She has since recovered and has been adopted, but no one has had to answer for the inexcusable torture Hope suffered.
American Dog Rescue Foundation founder Arthur E. Benjamin has been advocating for Hope since she was discovered this summer. This week, he's posted a $40,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of her torturers. The deadline to present information and be eligible for the reward is Friday, October 5. Benjamin took out ads in all Parker County newspapers.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at 817-594-3213 or the Parker County Crime Stoppers Hotline at 817-599-5555.
To report a suspected case of animal cruelty in Dallas County, contact the city's Humane Society.