A viral video of a dog being beaten and dragged in Brevard County, Florida quickly captured the attention of animal advocates on Saturday, who immediately went to work to rescue the abused eight-year-old senior pup. The disturbing footage showed the dog being repeatedly slapped and beaten with her leather leash by a woman – allegedly because she defecated in the house.
According to Mutty Paws Rescue, who now has Mia safely in their care, were alerted earlier in the day about the incident:
“Today , we received word from Michelle Benoit of dog tiki rescue that this dog was being abused .. for pooping in the kids room. She is safe with us now thanks to Michelle , sue and Julie. This took place in Brevard county. This poor girl has bloody ears , scars on her back & a possibly mammary mas. She is a senior @ 8 years old & has suffered at the hands of a monster for years and years. Contact the Brevard county sheriffs office on fb , be her voice.”
Video: WARNING VERY DISTURBING AND GRAPHIC
The owner surrendered Mia to the rescue organization with a note written on the back of a receipt. She is currently receiving medical care for her injuries. The Brevard County Sherriff’s Department has spoken with all involved and has filed a report to seek justice for Mia.
From photos posted by the rescue organization, Mia has been a victim of animal cruelty for a long period of time. She wears the scars of abuse on her back, and also has several mammary masses. She will require wound care, bloodwork, mammary masses removed and biopsied to check for malignancies.
To make a donation towards her care, please click here.
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