As viewed on Facebook:
Begin: The abuses at Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC) in Phoenix have been going on long enough.
The abuse and murder of the chihuahua at MCACC yesterday has lit the fire under all the good people in this nation, to prompt them to speak out – to truly be a voice for the voiceless…
The chihuahua (little Angel) was one of the thousands of dogs that have been abused, subjected to cruelty that would’ve caused a regular citizen to have had charges filed against them; neglected; have gone mysteriously missing; been brutally murdered; and more.
The dog was choked and abused with this catchpole (wire noose attached to a pole), all because she was scared out of her mind. She lived her last hours in utter fear..Just hours after the photo was taken, she was dragged from her cell into the kill room, and brutally murdered by heart stick.
(KZ: Not familar with “heart stick” I looked it up: “Intracardial injections, commonly referred to as “heart sticks,” are considered inhumane and cruel when performed on animals that aren’t anesthetized or comatose. Using the “heart stick” method is painful because the needle containing sodium pentobarbital – a schedule II controlled substance used to euthanize animals – passes through the chest wall and several layers of muscle before puncturing the heart. If the euthanasia substance isn’t carefully and accurately administered, an animal’s lungs could be punctured, causing them to fill with fluid, a painful way to die.”)
Since I first saw her picture early yesterday morning, my life changed. I cannot let little Angel be forgotten…she is the face for all the other innocent dogs that have been subjected to this treatment, at the hands of Maricopa County Animal Care & Control.
She is the face of this movement. We have to turn her death into something that will give life to others…End of Facebook
(KZ: OMG! The photos here are beyond graphic; please click on the photo-stream. The bloody puppy (among the Facebook slideshow) came in with injuries and slept overnight in a hard box. The puppy was found dead the next day in the same box. MCACC needs an attitude adjustment or more likely a clean slate of new compassionate employees.)
MCACC EAST – 2630 West 8th Street
Mesa, AZ 85201
on Saturday, December 8th, 2012 - 1pm
Keep your eye on the protest page for updates and information.
According to Facebook, in the photo below this dog was considered an obvious “Urgent”, yet he was left sitting in his cell at MCACC with no treatment…no help whatsoever. He sat there for days with his eye like this. When one particular volunteer saw him, and finally got him help, his eye was starting to dry up/disintegrate. It is only when a rescue was notified, that he was given treatment.