I constantly find myself asking why and how anybody could be so cruel and inhumane when it comes to abandoning or abusing animals. I’ll never understand it, and take solace in the fact that there are decent people out there who care.
Pedro Dinis was out walking his dog when he discovered a French mastiff who had been buried alive. “Only her head was visible and it was difficult to see given the amount of earth covering her”, Pedro wrote on Facebook.
Not only was the poor French Mastiff found buried alive, but the dog’s leash was attached to a sack of gravel so that she couldn’t break free.
Pedro set to digging the dog out from the ground and his own dog even lent a helping paw.
After giving her water she was taken to an animal hospital where she is recovering from dehydration and shock.
Fortunately a tattoo was found on the dog, leading police investigators to find her owner. The owner claimed that the dog had run away, but given the fact that the dog was 10 years old and suffering from arthritis they found the owner's explaination “not every plausible”.
The owner was charged with animal cruelty and if convicted can face up to two years in prison and fines over $30,000.
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