Emaciated and injured dog left tethered to a tree with no food or water

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In Pleasant Grove, Texas, an emaciated and injured dog had been left tethered to a tree with no access to either food or water. The dog’s owner, Trevor Deamon Kennedy, 48, was arrested on Thursday and charged with animal cruelty to a non-livestock animal.

According to the  Dallas News, Kennedy kept the three-year-old pit bull and boxer mix named Bella tied to a tree. The SPCA of Texas took custody of the dog after Kennedy surrendered her on September 28. Earlier that day, investigators found Bella noting her spine, hip bones and ribs prominently sticking out. The chain around her neck had seriously cut into her flesh.

Bella is currently in the care of the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center.

To help support the SPCA of Texas’ efforts to help abused, neglected and homeless animals and to support the SPCA of Texas’ other programs and services, please visit www.spca.org/helptheanimals. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, please visit their website at www.spca.org.

Get well soon Bella.

(Photo of suspect who left dog tethered to tree via Dallas Police and SPCA of Texas)

Read the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

Yesterday in the news: Over 50 dogs seized from rescue after reports of neglect – more here.

More news: Amazing shepherd at risk of being put down – read more about Krypto here.

Rescued pit bull becomes this man’s best friend

Heartwarming snuggles

10 replies
  1. KMR says:

    Why can’t we just beat some sense into these a$$h0les? Maybe if they were on the receiving end of some pain and suffering, they would learn a valuable lesson.

  2. Adrienne says:

    The same should be done to this vile monster until he begs for mercy and then give him a moldy piece of bread and a drop of water. How and why do these creatures do this to their so called pet? He looks like he ate ok.

  3. Dalma abugg says:

    Old sour face needs some serious jail time and never be allowed to have or work with animals again ever.
    I’m glad his dog will survive and sending Thoughts and Prayers for him to heal well and recover so thst he can start over with a family who will love and care for him, preferably not in Texas, though i guess there are a few good people there somewhere who actually respect living creatures.

  4. Bev Woodburn says:

    Live a long and happy life Bella with a forever loving Family.
    And the animal torturing monsters Trevor Deamon Kennedy should be strung up by his dick and balls until they fall off.See how this monster enjoys dying in agony.

  5. pennysdachshunds says:

    What Do YOU want to bet “THIS ETHNIC” Scum Bag is ONE of the first in line Complaining “His Life Matter’s ” apparently this Bastard Likes to Torture Helpless Animal’s & I would venture to say he possibly has a has Issues with the Authorities Numerous times in the Past… Too Bad they Can’t release his Previous Run-In’s with the Law Enforcement IN TEXAS … OH! OH! we Can’t violate HIS RIGHTS!!! WHY HE CHOSE to TOTALLY STARVE this poor Animal is beyond Me, and FOR ONCE there was A CARING TEXAS RESCUE ON HAND>>> THANK YOU ! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

  6. Debi Bel says:

    Sadly this dog’s future is not guaranteed. Texas like California and mist other states, is overflowing with bully breed dogs in shelters and on city streets as strays. Texas has the worst problem with overpopulation and inhumane treatment of comoanion animals. This.dog may get out of a shelter alive because of media attention to her story. But for every Bella test walks out of a shelter alive there are hundreds who leave in body bags or the back of rendering plant truck.


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