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Another case of kids torturing dog in city

Another dog, tortured by children, has ended up at Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter —  this once so emaciated it appears that the abuse came after a long period of neglect.

TJ was brought into BARCS by a citizen who found him being tortured by children who had tied string around his neck and were dragging him down the street. The witness, according to BARCS staff, stopped the abuse and brought the dog — subsequently named TJ — to BARCS.

TJ is a male whippet/terrier mix, about two years old. He weighed in at only 13 pounds.

You can see more of TJ, and the kind of comments his case has led to on the Facebook page of Helene Scharf, who is associated with Charlietotherescue.org, which helps find foster care for dogs in need, and helps transport them to new locations.

TJ, like Jellybelly, who we showed you last week will likely be taken in by a rescue organization.


Comment from Anonymous
Time September 4, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Thank God for people who care enough to save these animals….you restore my faith in humanity!!

Comment from manuel
Time September 5, 2010 at 12:57 am

Children are a reflection of our society and that’s what’s so sad.

Comment from Patrizia Scally
Time September 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm

I ‘m glads someone intervene and help this puppy but I’m disgusted with society today more and more

Comment from Nikki Beeny
Time September 5, 2010 at 3:59 pm

How could anyone look into those eyes and do anything cruel and neglectful. How cold is the heart that can’t see this puppys heart and soul.

Comment from Miss Jan
Time September 8, 2010 at 7:39 pm

OK John HERE is your new project: you need to write a book investigating the why’s and wherefores of what in heaven’s name is going on with the exponentially increasing incidents of animal cruelty all over the world. What a great piece of journalism it would be – get to the root of this terrible and all-societies-encompassing horrific cruelty toward animals. I bet you could get some sponsors. Why not give it at least a passing thought! I’ve thought of setting up a blog on this but not sure I could stomach the daily (hourly) reports of what humans are doing to animals clearly sheerly for the sport of it.

Comment from Richelle
Time December 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Someone should have tried a rope around those kids necks and drug them down the street