Friday, 30. January 2015
22. 08. 14. - 16:00
A sick brute who raped and then blinded a pet dog in Tizimin, a city in the Mexican state of Yucatan, is being hunted by police.
The tortured pooch - a cocker spaniel-dachshund cross called Max - was found by his horrified owners as he limped home after the attack.
"The poor animal was in appalling condition and in a lot of pain," said police spokesman Eneas Aguirre.
"His owners took him to the vet but he was too badly injured to save.
"The animal was put down by lethal injection," he added.
The 14-month-old dog's plight became known when the owner Albino Garcia Zaragoza, 35, launched a Twitter campaign to try and track down the culprit, or possibly gang of brutes, responsible for the abuse.
He said: "Max was just over a year old, and full of life. He escaped from his lead and ran off and I was not worried at first, as I was sure he would find his way home eventually. But when I saw what had happened to him I couldn't believe it, it's hard to believe that there are people around that could do something like that to an animal."
His sentiments were echoed by those who picked up the tweet and passed it on.
"Whoever did this does not deserve to live," said one tweeter, and another added: "Proof if proof was needed that there are some very sick people in the world."
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