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Children pelt tied dog with rocks and bricks

christy1[1]On Easter Sunday, a bloodied 1-year-old dog who’d been pelted with rocks and bricks was brought into Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. Staff named her Christy.

Christy was treated for injuries that included several wounds on the top of her head, a swollen and bruised snout, a bloodied nose, hemorrhages in both eyes and a wound on the dorsal surface of a front paw.

The Baltimore Bureau of Animal Control is investigating the case, which was reported by a witness who saw a group of  youths — estimated to be 12 or 13 years old — throwing rocks and bricks at a dog who was tied up in the 3700 block of Greenspring Avenue near the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School.

When a concerned citizen went to rescue the dog, BARCS officials say, the youths began throwing rocks and bricks at him.

Animal enforcement officers are contacting the school to determine if the surveillance cameras captured the incident.

Jennifer Mead-Brause, BARCS executive director, appealed to any one with information about the case to step forward.

“This is another shocking incident of animal abuse. Once again the fact that perpetrators are so young … is very disturbing. These young people are in urgent need of help. Incidents of animal abuse are a key predictor of violent criminal behavior.”

Any one with information is asked to call the Baltimore city Bureau of Animal Control at (410) 396-4698.

Mead-Braus added, “I urge people living in the neighborhood to pay close attention to their companion animals. Animals who are allowed to roam at large are an easy target for this type of abuse.”


Comment from Gretchen
Time April 6, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Throw these kids in jail! I have no sympathy! Why are there not stricter laws in place? I would happily throw bricks at EACH one of those kids myself!

Comment from Tonya
Time April 7, 2010 at 11:59 am

Where are these kids parents, they need to be help accountable as well, for NOT teaching their children that ALL life is precious!

I sure hope the surveillance cameras captured the incident and these kids are corrected now, because if not you can bet they will do this again and then go on to hurt people as well!

Parents WAKE UP, YOU are responsible for this behaviour, YOU are responsible for teaching your children right from wrong and this is WRONG~!

Comment from Starla
Time April 7, 2010 at 1:59 pm

This just breaks my heart. The dog looks like a pit bull or a pit bull mix (supposedly the “monster dog breed”) who undoubtedly was sweet & trusting enough to go with the horrible kids who tied him or her up & then abused him/her so brutally. Now look at who the REAL Monsters are! I hope they catch these future serial killers & punish their evil asses! This has got to stop.

Comment from Erin
Time April 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I watched the Baltimore news and heard about this and it disturbs me how anyone, could do such a thing to an animal or any living thing…I have a pitbull and they aren’t as mean as people think, they are loving and trusting dogs with beautiful hearts. Christy was playing in the foster families yard in the interview…this animal was happy and bounced right back after being beaten like this. I hope that she finds a family that will love her as much as she will love them.

Comment from Michael W. Kohlman
Time April 12, 2010 at 10:41 pm

I was attending a Bacon and Beer, which is function from 98ROCK, Baltimore. An officer brought Christy around and went on the air looking for someone to adopt her. I took a photograph of the much improved Christy, which I would allow you to use. If you are interested, please Email me back so I can send the photo file to you. I also posted Christy on the site that I write at so the image may be used by my fellow writers. Sincerely, Mike

Comment from Tom Maxson
Time April 23, 2010 at 11:56 am

Another heartbreaking story in a long line of horrendous animal abuse sagas. It’s time for our legislators to redefine the legal status of our companion animals so that the penalties associated with abuse will truly fit the crime. Please support the Animal Rights Federation, a common-sense advocacy organization for our furry friends who cannot speak for themselves.

Comment from karrie
Time March 6, 2011 at 10:49 pm

What has happend to this dog??? it has almost been a year. did they find out bc i am still seeing her under the frankie fund.

Comment from chan
Time November 25, 2011 at 9:46 am

i stand by my thoughts that corporal punishment should be brought back for bastards who hurt animals there not animals there better there a different specious all together in my opinion these people are if there is a god created by satan and that’s who they will go to when they die