Animal Abuse Essay

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Robert Gonzales, from Bakersfield, seemed like an average, ordinary man. One night however, he was accused of splashing beach on a small dog, and wrapping the dog’s mouth with duct tape. His goal was to discipline the dog. Gonzales was caught and arrested for abusing the animal. Animal abuse is an occurring problem in the U.S. But can be prevented if we take action. Robert Gonzales is only one of many people to commit animal cruelty. Kevin Brunson was also accused of harming an animal. He starved his dog, Rambo, until he weighed only fifty-one pounds. A normal dog his size would weigh around one hundred and twenty-five pounds. Rambo was seventy-four pounds underweight. A dog named, Lacey had scabbing around the eyes and other injuries…show more content…
A tearful apology was given by Rapuano. The judge’s decision was that Rapuano didn’t purposefully harm the animal. (Beach 1-2) Cats and dogs have been caught on fire and left to die. “Tree-Climber, the cat, is now recovering from being set on fire, and having her tail cut-off.” (Editorial: Abuse alert 1) Coco, a one year old puppy was set on fire. “The dogs injuries were horrific he had his fur singed, was blinded by the fire, and couldn’t lie down. One year later he had to be euthanized. They still don’t know who set the dog on fire. Shortly after Coco’s death a horse was shot in the head and killed. In May, the police removed ninety cats and dogs from a home in Boiling Springs. ”(Cawthon 2) The animals that survived are scared for life but some must be euthanized. Some owners don’t even realize how they are punishing their animals. Many owners over populate their house with animals it just gets out of control. “In the house of mother Faith Ross and daughter Francesca-Marie Maselli 12 emaciated dogs were found. There was animal waste two feet deep, and twenty-six dead animals were found. Fourteen dogs and two cats were rescued from this household. Six Chihuahuas, three dachshunds, a Yorkshire Terrier, English bulldog, a shih tzu, and a boxer. A collie mix was taken to an animal hospital for emergency care. ” (Dooley 1-2) “In the Zebulon home more than one hundred dogs and cats were found, many of them dead of barely alive. Only twelve dogs deemed

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