It is an animal cruelty case which has rocked the nation…Cargo, aka Valerie, was adopted from the Orange county animal shelter on July 23 and this week, she was thrown out of a car in south Los Angeles, California, by two men and she died from injuries a short time later.
What is known about this horrible crime
Valerie was adopted from the animal shelter by a Hispanic male – she was spayed and microchipped, but the information on her chip led nowhere. Ghetto Rescue FFoundation (GRFF), the agency which tried to save Valerie, wrote:
We know she was spayed and microchipped to a male Hispanic who we tried to contact once we found out she was chipped. We were not successful.
An exam of Valerie’s body revealed vaginal trauma – she ultimately died from a ruptured aorta, believed to be the result of blunt force trauma.
Statement from the animal shelter
OC Animal Care has commented on the horrible situation:
Free adoption events
Valerie was one of many dogs adopted at a free adoption event. Many people are now calling for an end to the free adoptions because of what happened to Valerie/Cargo. Others, knowing that the animal shelters are over-crowded, believe that animal abusers will find victims regardless of the adoption events (many pets are given away free online) and they do not want to see the adoption events come to an end because of this week’s cruelty case.
What do you think should happen? Should free adoption events come to an end? Or will abusers find victims regardless? Should the adoption events continue but with better safeguards in place? Please feel free to weigh in with your comments and suggestions below.
(Valerie photo from OC Animal Care)
Find Ghetto Rescue FFoundation on Facebook here.
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