The public and online outcry continues after a dog was found severely abused and beaten in Boston last month.
Boston’s Animal Rescue League found a young female pit bull near a playground on August 31.
The dog, nicknamed “Puppy Doe,” had to be euthanized because of the extent of her injuries, a veterinarian told The Boston Herald.
The Herald reports the dog was found “beaten with a heavy object, stabbed in the eye, repeatedly burned over her body, and her tongue was sliced down the middle.”
The LA Times reports a woman claiming to be the original owner the dog came forward and said she put the dog on Craigslist. The owner her landlord would not allow pets in the building advertised the dog on craigslist. The owner “told the Herald that she gave the dog to a woman who “seemed wonderful.” The puppy’s new owner would send photos of the dog to Hankins but abruptly stopped in July,” according to the LA Times.
Vigils have been held in the Boston area for the dog. A Facebook page called “Justice For Puppy Doe” was created and a petition was started on the website Change.org to compel Craigslist to end its free pet adoption section.