In Ashford, Alabama neighbors contend a dog believed to have had a fatal head injury with a crushed skull oozing with infection was left to suffer for days before he died. Even though the dog’s owners were aware of the seriousness of the injury, which occurred on Sunday, for three days the dog wandered the neighborhood – crying and moaning in extreme agony.
According to DothamFirstNews, neighbors called authorities and the Houston County Humane Society, however no one responded.
The heartbreaking account of the situation and how this dog suffered was described by Brittany Paige Bramlett on her Facebook page:
“Someone should bring justice for this dog. This is a sad situation and just awful that this dog had to die such a painful and horrible death due to his owner not caring enough. My mother-in-law and I heard crying and moaning coming from the backyard. Instinctively we walked out thinking it was her cat. Instead we found a white and brown bull dog balled up suffering, crying in pain. Looks as if someone beat him of cracked his skull open, his head was swollen with fluids pouring out and maggots.”
As the details of the dog’s injuries became known, the situation became even more heartbreaking:
“Come to find out the owner knew he was hurt and possibly gonna (sic) die several days prior and he deliberately told us and others not to put it down. If you ask me it sounds like animal cruelty!! No dog should have to suffer.”
Animal Control refused to come out and help until the following day, even though the dog was in agony.
“Finally got the owner but dog was screaming in pain and yet again he said not put it down eventually we had to get someone else to put it down to haul it off. So sad … if you have animals you know all too well they aren’t just animals they are family and should be treated as so.”
The situation is now under investigation as well as why authorities who had been notified did not respond.
Rest in peace little guy.
CALL, EMAIL TO DEMAND INVESTIGATION AND CHARGES BEING PRESSED FOR NEGLECT AND ABUSE/TORTURE.
Ashford Police Dept.
Police Chief — Quinton Vann 334-899-1200
Remind the Chief….
ALA. CODE § 13A-11-14
(a) A person commits the crime of aggravated cruelty to animals if the person intentionally or knowingly violates Section 13A-11-14 and the act of cruelty or neglect involved the infliction of torture to the animal.
(b) The word torture as used in this section shall mean the act of doing physical injury to an animal by the infliction of inhumane treatment or gross physical abuse meant to cause the animal intensive or prolonged pain or serious physical injury, or by causing the death of the animal.
(d) Aggravated cruelty to animals is a Class C felony.
CALL, EMAIL AND ASK WHY THE WIREGRASS HUMANE SOCIETY FAILED TO HELP THIS DOG AND LET HIM SUFFER!
Address: 255 Jerry Dr, Dothan, AL 36303
Phone: (334) 792-6693 Monday-Sunday 12-4:30pm
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1045 – 36302
(Photos of dog with fatal head injuries via Brittany Paige Bramlett)
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