Animal rescue group offers reward after dog dragged behind ATV

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GERMANTON, N.C. — An animal rescue group is offering a reward for the arrest of the person responsible for torturing and killing a dog in Germanton two weeks ago.

The Furever Friends Animal Adoption and Outreach organization is offering $3,600 for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

The dog, Scottie, was found dead in his family’s backyard. The family had been out of town.

The 4-year-old dog had been beaten, shot several times and dragged behind a possible ATV.

Anyone with any information can call the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department or Forsyth County Animal Control.


  • Melissa T.

    The reward will perhaps bring the cowardly thugs to accountability.
    If I were to ever witness abuse this severe I would be strongly tempted to shoot the perpetrator. I have the right to defend my family and that includes my domestic pets.
    If anyone knows whom is responsible please come forward.

  • Vasu Murti

    Abortion and war are the karma (God’s “punishment” if you will) for killing God’s animals. Pro-lifers who eat meat are thwarting their own cause!

    In a 1979 essay entitled “Abortion and the Language of the Unconscious,” contemporary Hindu spiritual master Ravindra-svarupa dasa (Dr. William Deadwyler) wrote in terms of a secular slippery slope argument familiar to pro-lifers:

    “A (spiritually) conscious person will not kill even animals (much less very young humans) for his pleasure or convenience. Certainly the unconsciousness and brutality that allows us to erect factories of death for animals lay the groundwork for our treating humans in the same way.”

    Vegan author John Robbins writes in his Pulitzer Prize nominated Diet for a New America (1987):

    “The way we treat animals is indicative of the way we treat our fellow humans. One Soviet study, published in Ogonyok, found that over 87% of a group of violent criminals has, as children, burned, hanged, or stabbed domestic animals. In our own country, a major study by Dr. Stephen Kellert of Yale University found that children who abuse animals have a much higher likelihood of becoming violent criminals.”

    A 1997 study by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) reported that children convicted of animal abuse are five times more likely to commit violence against other humans than are their peers, and four times more likely to be involved in acts against property.

    Russell Weston Jr., tortured and killed twelve cats: burned and cut off their tails, paws, ears; poured toxic chemicals in their eyes to blind them; forced them to ingest poison, hung them from trees (the noose loose enough to create a slow and painful death.) Later killed two officers at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Jeffery Dahmer staked cats to trees and decapitated dogs. Later he dissected boys, and kept their body parts in the refrigerator. Murdered seventeen men.

    Kip Kinkle shot 25 classmates and killed several in Springfield, Oregon. He killed his father and mother. Said he blew up a cow once. Set a live cat on fire and dragged the innocent creature through the main street of town. Classmates rated him as “Most Likely to Start World War Three.”

    As a child, Albert De Salvo, the “Boston Strangler,” placed a dog and cat in a crate with a partition between them. After starving the animals for days, he removed the partition to watch them kill each other. He raped and killed thirteen women by strangulation. He often posed bodies in a shocking manner after their murders.

    Richard Allen Davis set numerous cats on fire. He killed all of Polly Klaas’ animals before abducting and murdering Polly Klaas, aged twelve, from her bedroom.

    After 16-year-old Luke Woodham mortally stabbed his mother, killed two classmates and shot seven others, he confessed to bludgeoning his dog Sparkle with baseball bats and pouring liquid fuel down her throat and to set fire to her neck. “I made my first kill today,” he wrote in his court-subpoenaed journal. “It was a loved one…I’ll never forget the howl she made. It sounded almost human.”

    In June 1998, Woodham was found guilty of three murders and seven counts of aggravated assault. He was sentenced to three life sentences and an additional 20 years for each assault.

    Theodore Robert Bundy, executed in 1989 for at least fifty murders, was forced to witness a grandfather who tortured animals. Bundy later heaped graves with animal bones.

    David Berkowitz, “Son of Sam,” poisoned his mother’s parakeet out of jealousy. He later shot thirteen young men and women. Six people died and at least two suffered permanent disabilities.

    Keith Hunter Jesperson, “Happy Face Killer,” bashed gopher heads and beat, strangled and shot stray cats and dogs. He is known to have strangled eight women.

    He said: “You’re actually squeezing the life out of these animals…Choking a human being or a cat–it’s the same feeling…I’m the very end result of what happens when somebody kills an animal at an early age.”

    Carroll Edward Cole, executed in 1985 for an alleged 35 murders and reputed to be one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history, confessed that his first act of violence was to strangle a puppy under the porch of his house.

    Robert Alton Harris murdered two 16-year-old boys, doused a neighbor with lighter fluid and tossed matches at him. His initial run-in with police was for killing neighborhood cats.

    Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, which launched the modern day environmental movement, wrote:

    “Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is whether its victim is human or animal we cannot expect things to be much better in this world. We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity.”

    In a December 1990 letter to Eric Mills of Action For Animals, vegan labor leader Cesar Chavez similarly observed:

    “Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized society. Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community of people. Racism, economic deprival, dog fighting and cockfighting, bullfighting and rodeos are cut from the same fabric: violence. Only when we have become nonviolent towards all life will we have learned to live well ourselves.”

    Mother Teresa, honored for her service to the poor with the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, wrote in 1992 to Marlene Ryan, a former member of the National Alliance for Animals. Her letter reads:

    “I am praying for you that God’s blessing may be with you in all that you are doing to create concern for the animals which are often subjected to much cruelty. They, too, are created by the same loving Hand of God which created us. As we humans are gifted with intelligence which the animals lack, it is our duty to protect them and to promote their well being.

    “We also owe it to them as they serve us with such wonderful docility and loyalty. A person who shows cruelty to these creatures cannot be kind to other humans also. Let us do all we can to become instruments of peace—where we are—the true peace that comes from loving and caring and respecting each person as a child of God—my brother—my sister.”

    Again: abortion and war are the karma for killing animals. Once we’ve shut down the slaughterhouses, I promise I’ll talk to Ingrid Newkirk (co-founder, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) about outlawing abortion and war.

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