A Man's Best Friend left to Die
by TL13 on March 15, 2015 - 8:41pm
“Dog recovering after being shot, tied to train tracks in Florida” by The Associated Press published March 15, on CTV News.
You can probably already guess the issue that is going to be addressed in this news summary. In Florida, a dog shot and tied to train tracks left to die was found and rescued. The dog, Cabela, was released from the veterinary clinic to continue its recovery. The two main suspects, who are involved with dogfighting, had sold the dog to two 17 year-olds. They were all charged as adults for animal cruelty and one was charged for possession of a firearm without a permit. They were also denied bail and it was revealed that they had tied Cabela because he refused to fight. There were no witnesses to the incident; however, the four men were caught on camera walking to the railroads with the dog on March 4th. Click here for full story.
As you can see, animal cruelty is a big problem. To be honest, I’m glad to see that people are being punished for their actions. After reading this article, I came upon many non-profit animal organizations. One organization that stood out was the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). After reading this article, I knew I could and had to help make a difference. The SPCA is an organization that protects animals from all sorts of cruelty and their number one priority is the animal’s well-being. Donating can always help, or else, there are always volunteering opportunities. Help in anyway possible in any animal shelter near you. However, there are some requirements needed in order to volunteer. Click here for more information on volunteer requirements and opportunities.