It’s enough to make the hair on one’s arms stand erect; the day that animal rescue owner Deidra Lewis made the grisly discovery at a farm in the West Texas county of Ector late last week. Nineteen bags of dead dogs had been dumped – Deidra stated there were 21 dog bodies and some of the dead dogs still wore their collars.
According to NewWest9, Deidra who runs West Texas Diamonds in the Ruff, found the bodies of the dogs at Pleasant Farms after receiving a tip that the bones of nearly two dozen dogs had been scattered in the area. Deidra was so upset by the discovery, her Facebook post reflected her intense feelings of loss and horror:
“You thought you’ve seen the worse only to drive up on a dead animal dumping ground with carcasses all around you, a random paw scattered here or there. And you think to yourself, ‘what type of society do we live in?'”
Deidra notified police who are scheduled to clean up the area. It is not known if an investigation is underway.
Amidst the tragic findings however, Deidra looked for a bright star in that terrible dark sky of cruelty and inhumanity; the three surviving dogs who were rescued.
“We had opted to focus on what we knew would come out of the discovery and that is 3 very much alive, scared, and traumatized little girls.
I know these pictures don’t generate the shock and awww factor but they should be the focus in my opinion.
These girls need a foster or adopters, and they need vet care started. They are shy and it will take a little time for them to come around but through the cowering heads, their tails are wagging.”
Although there is no future nor explanation at this time for the 21 dogs who lost their lives, Deidra tries her best now to concentrate on the here and the now. Remember to spay and neuter your pets, have them micro chipped and don’t let them run freely without direct supervision – even if you live in the country or rural areas.
“So now I’m asking you this? Are you doing everything you can to help?,” posted Deidra. “Have you vaccinated your dogs to limit the spread of illness? Is your pet spayed or neutered to prevent unnecessary litters? Have you considered adopting a dog rather than buying from a breeder? Can you open your home to a foster dog? Sponsor a dog? Advocate and educate the public? Can you donate?
paypal.me/WestTexasDIRuFF. We need you now more than ever to help us get a handle on the madness. We can’t do it alone; rescues are full or filling up fast, and emergency cases have us all scrambling. We need you to do your part to help make our community a better place…”
(Photos of bags of dead dogs via Deidra Lewis)
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