Terrible days for dogs.

I was shocked to see this violent crime on the new this morning, in a rather upscale part of Mount Airy. A man walking his dog was held at gunpoint. When he did not have any money to give the assailants, one of them shot the family dog in anger. Then he was pistol whipped and told to run. Carpenter’s Woods Town Watch posted a heart-breaking first-hand account from the victim’s wife.

Up at the other end of Wissahickon Park, a hiker found two dead pit bulls in the bushes in Chestnut Hill near Forbidden Drive and Bell’s Mill Road; two bullet shell casings were found nearby as well. These were obviously bodies dumped following dog fights in another location. The PSPCA is offering a monetary award for information leading to an arrest in this situation.

“Dog fighting is a heinous crime and it is our intention to have those responsible prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Howard Nelson, chief executive officer of the PSPCA.  “We need the public to help us with this case before more innocent dogs are harmed or killed.”

2 Comments so far

  1. Andrew King (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2007 @ 1:19 am

    I’m glad somebody outside the neighborhood noticed what happened on Sherman. I am one block away from there and take care of 4 different dogs weekly, and know the area well. All of us are so blown away and I can’t even imagine how much pain that guy must feel, having his dog murdered like that right in front of him.
    I doubt if these shitty little-kids will ever be caught, the descriptions are too vague and it’s not like they’ll be dumb enough (I think) to pull the same thing again very soon while everybody is still on high-alert.

    No real point to this comment. I’m just still in shock I guess and that’s probably why I’m up at 1:20 AM writing this after I’ve written to everyone else I know. Again, thanks for the posting.

  2. Meghan (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2007 @ 9:17 pm

    It’s pretty disgusting that these weak minded thugs feel as though they can continue to intimidate people via the use of firearms. What’s even more disturbing is the violent mistreatment of animals and callous disregard for canine life (canine and all other animal life). It’s an incredibly sad story.

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