Local police are hoping for the public’s help in finding the culprits who painted a stray dog pink. The pooch was discovered wandering the streets of Gagarina Street, located in the city of Izhevsk in central Russia’s Udmurt Republic by local residents who called the wildlife service for help.
According to the Mirror, the dog, whose coat is naturally white, had been frolicking with other dogs in the snow and approaching people as they walked near him. Dubbed by rescuers, Pink Elephant, the friendly little dog has been taken to a local shelter where he has been vomiting – likely a result of the toxic chemicals ingested as the dog licked himself and as the dye permeated his skin.
When brought to the shelter, volunteers and staff have been bathing the dog to get him back to his natural color; fortunately the dye is slowly fading away. Last year a cat died after being dyed bright pink. On social media, animal advocates have expressed their anger for the perpetrator. If found, the person could face animal cruelty charges.
“Looks like somebody is still a child and needs to color in everything around them,” one Facebook reader stated.
It’s as if animal abusers have no limit to their cruelty ever for their own sick amusement. Get well soon Pink Elephant. We hope you find a good home.
(Photos of pink pup via screenshot Facebook and the Mirror)
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