Ruth, latest victim found in Houston’s Corridor of Cruelty

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Dog abandonment, cruelty and dog fighting are all too common in the Houston, Texas area. One particularly bad area in northeast Houston is known as the “Corridor of Cruelty.”  This area is near a Home Depot on US-59 and Little York. The Corridor of Cruelty is basically a dumping ground for live and dead animals.

The most recent victim, a six-month-old black and white pit bull puppy was stabbed to death.  She was found still alive on March 25.  Whoever stabbed the dog also shaved her abdomen and attempted to disembowel her. She died from her injuries before ever making it to the vet.  When found, she was a wearing a black and white collar with skulls on it.

There was no name on the collar, and she so was given the name “Ruth” by the rescuer who found her. According to a recent news story on Fox26 Houston, the puppy was found among mounds of trash in a vacant lot by known dog rescuer Janell Mitchell.

Although stabbed multiple times and buried under trash, the puppy was still alive when Mitchell got to her. Ruth looked up at Mitchell until she took her last breath five minutes later. This is a clear-cut case of severe animal torture. The Houston Police Department’s Major Offenders Animal Cruelty Unit is investigating the puppy’s death.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 713-308-3100.

Another tragedy surrounding Ruth’s death, other than the horrific nature of it, is her poor little body was left out in the hot Texas sun for six days before anyone came to dispose of it.  The local government service number (311) was called by a concerned citizen.  She was placed on hold for 45 minutes before speaking to anyone. She was told, the police report did not indicate “malicious act” so the report had to be re-done.

BARC also sent an officer out to the dead dog but  were advised they could not pick up or dispose of Ruth’s body; that was the job of the Waste Management Division. More days passed, more phone calls were made. Two citizens offered to take Ruth and bury her but 311 told them they were not allowed to bury or cremate the dog, they would send someone out. Ruth’s decomposing body was still there more than 24-hours later.

For six days, Ruth’s body was left lying out there like trash. Finally, the body was picked up by a dump truck; only after multiple people made continuous phone calls. It’s a sad reality of our society a dog intentionally tortured and killed is then left out there to rot like trash – as if her life didn’t matter.

Then, people who want to do the right thing by this dog by burying her are told they are not allowed to do so. Instead, she is thrown into a dump truck with no more respect than an empty fast food bag.

In 2019, 17 dogs have been found dead in the Cruelty Corridor, Ruth is number 18. It has to stop.A peace walk for Ruth is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10 a.m. at The Home Depot at 10600 Eastex Freeway, in Houston.

For more information visit the Facebook posting

Another group has been active in helping dogs like Ruth, dumped alive in the Corridor of Cruelty. Their volunteers go out to the streets every day to feed neglected, discarded, sick and starving animals specifically in the Corridor. They care for them until they can get them off the streets.

Ruth’s Memorial Site

To learn more about them, visit their website

Or their Facebook page

A reward fund has been set up for anyone who gives information leading to the arrest of Ruth’s killer.

Someone somewhere must know something or recognize Ruth.  The dog was wearing a collar. She was obviously owned by someone.

Ruth deserved more than a senseless killing only to be left lying there for six days then disposed of like garbage.

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5 replies
  1. Gizmos Mommy says:

    Until our fucked-up judicial system realizes that savage maggots who do shit like this don’t deserve to live this is going to continue. That’s why I have no faith in the justice system anymore. I’m tired of America wanting to be mother to the world and coddling everybody except the victims.

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    This story makes me sick, even when someone wants to do the right thing, the officials in this area won’t allow it. What is wrong with the people in charge? “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi. I know all Texans aren’t cold hearted monsters, but it seems in this area they are in over abundance!

  3. Pennysdachshunds says:

    TEXAS(S) Is Just what the spelling indicates There is one Hell of a lot of total Criminal Minded, Demonic, No Accounts, Animal Mutilators That Continue to Roam the NO STAR -State :: This reminds me of the Walking Dead!!! And it continues to Grow Worse by the Hour!!! What a Sham

  4. Bunny Peters says:

    OMG!!! That poor furbaby!!! IMHO anyone who could murder a helpless, trusting furbaby could do the same to a human…… WTF is wrong with “the authorities”??? Clearly they have failed BIG TIME!!! This precious treasure should NEVER have been “treated like trash”…… Her life mattered and she deserved to be treated much better……
    The disgusting cruel POS who murdered this precious little treasure MUST be found and locked up forever (only way to keep all of the rest of us safe), only leaving prison in a pine box. This POS will burn in Hell forever for their cruelty…… hope they get there ASAP after dying a horrible death alone, afraid, in pain and (worst of all), unloved…..

    Someone knows the POS who did this……. that pure evil POS will burn in Hell forever for their cruelty…… Absolutely NO ?’s about their fate……

    Precious treasure your life was stolen from you (& your life mattered). You absolutely did NOT deserve to be treated so cruelly…… I am absolutely heartbroken for your trauma & death. I am thoroughly disgusted with the failure of “the authorities’ treatment of your “earthly remains””……

    Makes me sick inside to think of this precious furbaby suffering……

    Precious treasure please look for MacKitty in Heaven and he will welcome you into his snuggle buddies group. You can RIP amongst his loving friends……..


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