Two teenagers have been accused of burglary and animal cruelty in Mesquite, Texas after allegedly throwing bleach on the homeowner’s dog while robbing the home. According to the Dallas News,, the disturbing incident was reported to police on Wednesday when the homeowners returned and found their residence trashed.
The burglars also poured bleach and other items on one of the family dog who had been in her crate.The dog, named Laila had swollen, red eyes and was rushed to a veterinarian for treatment. The family has created a GoFundMe page for Leila’s medical bills; the dog has lost 80% of her vision. The family’s second dog was not injured.
“The thiefs (sic) poured bleach, lighter fluid and other cleaning chemicals on our family dogs’ eyes and entire body. We took them to the vet our chihuahua was fine but our pitbull suffered the most damage in her eyes. The chemicals caused cornea ulcers that cover 80% of her eyes. They’re doing everything possible to save the little sight she has left. We have to continue her medical care so they can save the last 20% vision she has,” wrote Erika Parra on the family’s donation page.
Mesquite Police Department have been investigating the despicable crime and have so far arrested two men. It is believed another two suspects are involved. Arrested were Zavier Humphrey, 18, and Jacob Hernandez, 17, both of Dallas. The teens face two counts of burglary of a habitation. Humphrey also faces a cruelty to animals charge.
(Photos of teens alleged to have thrown bleach on family dog via Mesquite PD)
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mesquite Police Department. Anyone wanting to donate directly to the family’s vet: Town East- Galloway Animal Clinic 972-613-9871
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