8-week-old pit bull beaten to death by kids
Officials say golfers saw three kids beating the puppy and chased them away.
The golfers tried rushing the animal to a vet, but it was too late. The puppy died on the way.
The golfers returned to the golf course where Animal Control was called to pick up the puppy, WJZ reported.
Officials say the dog, which was about eight weeks old, was beaten with a stick.
A necropsy was to be performed today. Anyone with any information is asked to call Animal Control at 410-0396-4688.
The incident is the latest in a series of cruel attacks on animals in Baltimore, and they come at a time when the city is cutting back funding to the Bureau of Animal Control and animal welfare organizations such as BARCS.
Last week, a family’s pit bull-shepherd mix was attacked by a neighbor wielding a machete, resulting in numerous injuries and the loss of an eye. On Easter Sunday, a pit bull was pelted with stones by a group of youths, and last summer a dog named Phoenix was set on fire, later dying from her injuries.
Posted by John Woestendiek May 17th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
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