In Lawton, Oklahoma, the Lawton Animal Welfare agency is recommending charges be pressed against the 8-year-old boy caught on surveillance video torturing a six-month-old dachshund puppy last week.
The puppy’s owner, David Winbush and his family had been out to dinner, and when they arrived home could not find their Dachshund pup named Sprocket in their backyard where he had been left. It was then Winbush checked his surveillance camera. Video showed the 8-year-old boy grabbing Sprocket and then carrying the four-pound puppy to the backyard hitting the defenseless animal repeatedly. He then threw the puppy around, beating and kicking it at the same time on four separate occasions.
“He comes back with a baseball bat for the final time and then just strolls out of the driveway like nothing ever happened,” Winbush told news media.
According to AbcNews, the child could be charged with animal cruelty. Russell Anderson, with Lawton Animal Welfare, was shocked at the repetitive beating the 8-year-old inflicted upon Sprocket; specifically punching, tossing into the air and then hiding the puppy under a shed with a piece of concrete over it so Sprocket couldn’t move or try to escape.
Will Sprocket ever recover from this kind of abuse and cruelty remains unknown. The puppy has already undergone one operation and is expected to have followup surgery early next week. The puppy’s owner, David Winbush feels his cherished puppy will always act like an abused child and become very passive. Sprocket’s physical repercussions of the abuse could be a painful factor later in life for the dog.
Many thanks to the Neel Veterinary Hospital, who is covering the puppy’s surgical expenses to repair his fractured femur, tibia and fibula; so much for a puppy just beginning his life.
“We wanted to give a quick update on Sprocket. He is doing very well! He had surgery to repair one of his back legs on Wednesday and is healing from that in our ICU. Since he is a curious puppy and likes to lick his incision area, he is now wearing a cute little cone to prevent him from licking it,” the hospital posted on their Facebook page.
Check out Sprocket’s video:
We wanted to give a quick update on Sprocket. He is doing very well! He had surgery to repair one of his back legs on Wednesday and is healing from that in our ICU. Since he is a curious puppy and likes to lick his incision area, he is now wearing a cute little cone to prevent him from licking it. He loves to get the attention of our staff by barking a few times until someone gives him a hug – then he gets comfy in his bed for nap time. He’ll have surgery on his other leg soon and after a few days of healing, he’ll be on his way back home! Thank you to everyone who has commented and messaged us wishing Sprocket well! We are excited to see his progress and we are all so glad to see his happy puppy attitude shine through!
Posted by Neel Veterinary Hospital on Friday, October 19, 2018
Yesterday in the news: Family left senior dog at shelter -told staff she’s “too old.” More here.
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