Police are investigating the horrible mutilation of a family’s dog using hedge clippers in Anderson, Indiana. Charlie, a 12-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, had been safely sleeping in his own backyard on Columbus Avenue when he was stolen on Tuesday.
According to WthrNews, the boards of the gate had been torn off and whoever took the dog forced him through the opening. Charlie’s owner, Chase Gale , whoever took their dog and subsequently tortured him, later forced the dog back into his yard. What the family saw was incomprehensible. As Chase opened the door, there was Charlie lying in a pool of blood; three of his feet had been hacked off with a pair of hedge clippers.
“They cut his paws off and brought him back. I’m just glad I didn’t get hold of them. He was a good dog,” stated the family’s neighbor, David Tierney.
Charlie’s torture hasn’t been the only horrible case of animal abuse in the area, and Chase thinks this is part of a bigger problem. Two other dogs have been reported to have been mutilated in the same area. One dog’s body was found along the railroad tracks – his front legs and head had been severed.
Local residents are urged to keep a close eye on their pets. Some sicko is out there – who else could do something like this?
Sadly, Charlie’s injuries were so severe, the family had no choice but to humanely euthanize him. Rest in peace sweet dog.
(Photo of dog mutilated by hedge clippers freezeshot via video WthrNews)
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