A despicable man is accused of viciously beating his puppy and then setting up a GoFundMe fundraiser for the resulting veterinary expenses. According to NJ.com, the German shepherd puppy did not survive the injuries which were allegedly caused by his owner, identified as 24-year-old Reid M. Herjo of Medford.
The 14-week-old puppy, named Atlas, died from the multiple fractures and resulting hemorrhaging that the beating created – Herjo has claimed that Atlas suffered the horrific injuries because someone on an ATV hit him.
Herjo created a GoFundMe fundraiser which raised over $14,000 for Atlas’ veterinary care – the site was closed the day after the grievously injured puppy died. The puppy’s alleged killer is facing charges for animal cruelty and theft by deception – he is also banned from using GoFundMe in the future.
(Image via GoFundMe)
More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page.
Arrest made in puppy torture case – read the story here.
Outrage after guard caught beating a dog to death – the story at this link.
Story idea? Please email Eims1@live.com for consideration
Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you have to do more than just “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your favorites among those to “see first.”