An Arkansas shelter was been targeted again on Saturday night. Just a week ago, someone had broken into the Humane Society of the Delta and started a vicious dog fight after releasing eight dogs from their kennels. Five dogs were injured; none as severely as in the prior break in.
Luckily one of the workers had returned to the shelter to check on some injured puppies and was able to secure the dogs before any serious injuries occurred. The police have been notified and a report has been made.
“Since the attack last week we have had a half-dozen contractors come out and action plans have been made and work has been started but this is a huge undertaking. Things aren’t nearly finished. Our property had three buildings and another outside pavilion is on 5 acres of land. Securing this property is in the works but we need a few weeks to get things where we want them,” the organization posted on their social media page.
It is unknown who broke into the Arkansas shelter to purposely start a vicious dog fight. Shelter workers arrived that Wednesday morning to a “blood bath. It has been theorized the thugs who broke in may have brought their own “fighting dogs” to use the shelter dogs as bait.
One dog in particular took the brunt of the fighting violence last week; 10-year-old Rubio was left with life-threatening injuries. He has since been recovering and is expected to make a full recovery.
“And this message is to the people who did this. Once again, you knocked us down and took the wind out of us for a bit, but we are already back on our feet, and doing what the animals need us to do. We will pray for you because you obviously have no soul.”
As of this time, the shelter continues to ask for donations. Immediate needs are powerful flashlights for the patrols who are guarding the dogs at night. There is also a need for more heaters since volunteers are sleeping at the shelter until all security measures are in place to keep the animals safe.
In addition, checks can be made out to the Humane Society of the Delta, P.O. Box 3218, West Helena, AR 72390.
Yesterday in the news: Family left senior dog at shelter -told staff she’s “too old.” More here.
Additional News: Horrible! Men arrested for hanging dogs and beating them to death – more here.
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