In France, a 10-year-old puppy was found buried alive and has been rescued and is recovering, thanks to a dog and his owner who happened to observe her head emerging from the ground. His former owner faces a prison sentence and a $30,000 fine.
Pedro Dinis was walking his dog in Carrieres-Sur-Seine, west of Paris. His dog began to behave strangely, and he noticed the Dogue de Bordeaux buried up to her head.
“Only her head was visible and it was difficult to see because of the amount of earth covering her," he posted on Facebook.
The dog was surrounded by rocks, which are believed to have been thrown on her after being buried. She was also tied to a large bag filled with gravel (to keep her from escaping). Dinis contacted the emergency services, who took the badly “traumatized and dehydrated “dog to the veterinarian.
The police found the dog owner, who denied his involvement in her abuse. He claimed that the dog ran away.
"The dog is over 10 years old and suffers from arthritis. It is difficult to imagine her running away, “
The man was arrested and will be put on trial for animal cruelty. He faces two years in a prison sentence and a fine of €30,000 ($ 32,327).
"It's terrible; there are no words to explain such actions. If you no longer want your pet, there are people who can put it in the centers... But this is pure sadism,” said Dominic Berger, the general secretary of the Animals Defense Association in France.
“How can someone do something like that?" It is impossible "One thing is certain, someone who is capable of doing something like this is a problem for our society." Unfortunately, it's not an uncommon incident; we found dogs that have been hung or buried half alive. "
A petition demanding that the abuser is sentenced to the maximum penalty has been issued. It has already received 350,000 signatures.
Fortunately, Dennis and his dog were in the area to save the poor girl, whose name might be Athena. A friend of his has even taken to comparing them to superheroes.