Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The dog's name was Ridge and he had a family.

A dog located within the confines of his own family's fenced yard should be safe. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
Days ago in New Brunswick, N.J., the body of a tortured dog was found in a trash bag in an upscale neighborhood.
The dog's name was Ridge and he had a family.
A microchip embedded in the young dog's body allowed the authorities to determine who that family was, and piece together what had happened prior to Ridge's untimely death.
Until the day that he was stolen, Ridge was a beloved friend and playmate to his family's two young children, ages 4 and 5.
But unscrupulous people stole Ridge from his gated, fenced yard and abused him until the day that he was dead and thrown away.
According to the NJ SPCA, Ridge was:
stolen as he played in a locked and gated back yard, used as bait, starved, neglected, abused, burned and tossed out of a moving car window
Along with the heart-wrenching description of the torture that Ridge was subjected to, is a dire warning to pet owners, "Protect Your Pets! Pet Theft is again on the rise."
Dog fighters, searching for so-called "bait dogs," do not follow rules. They do not respect boundaries, and last, but certainly not least, they do not care.
Protect your pets, help spare them from being tortured and killed like Ridge.
According to the NJSPCA, an investigation is underway into this innocent dog's horrific death.
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