Sometimes people find it hard to relate statistics and reports to needless pet suffering and killing but a photo of a single mistreated animal will stir their blood. In some cases, these photos are too disturbing to post on the blog. (Warning: all the links below contain disturbing images of a dog who appears to be deeply suffering and on the brink of death.)
Anna Nelson is the former ACO for Wareham, MA. An anonymous tip led the current ACO to her home and her senior dog:
The 10-year-old terrier mix could hardly stand and was diseased and jaundiced.
“It was incredibly malnourished, had parasites — internal and external — and in fact, too ill to be saved. It had to be euthanized,” said Rob Halpin of the MSPCA.
Ms. Nelson is facing a felony animal cruelty charge. She was a no show for her arraignment, forcing authorities to issue a warrant and send police to arrest her. Although she allegedly neglected her suffering pet for months, when her own ass was in hot water she promptly posted bail to get herself out of jail. Ms. Nelson is due in court today.