In an area of Miami-Dade County, known for being a dumping ground for unwanted dogs, the body of an abandoned dog was found tethered to a tree. According to Thursday’s NBC Miami, by the time the abandoned dog was discovered, his body was badly decomposed.
The dog, dubbed “Angel,” was found by a woman who volunteers her time feeding strays in the area – though she reported the dog’s death to county officials, it took over a week for anyone to come and pick up the body.
After the body was finally picked up and removed, a cruelty investigation was launched – but will anyone ever know who was cruel enough to tie a dog up in the middle of nowhere? To abandon a dog and leave him to suffer and die? A resident who learned about the tragic situation on Facebook hopes that investigators will find a clue to lead them to the person responsible – Virginia Dieppa told NBC Miami, “I hope that they can find whoever did this, I hope they can collect the evidence, hopefully they can pull some fingerprints off the collar of the dog.”
On Thursday, Redland Rock Pit Abandoned Dog Project Inc., stated:
Hoping “Angel” receives justice….he endured so much pain and the evil person that abused and killed him must be punished for this.
Officials in the area advise residents to call the County’s 311 service and speak to someone if they discover a concerning situation such as this.
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