This is a very sad case of animal abuse and there may never be justice for this dog.
A dog was shot in January and his hind legs were paralyzed. He dragged and chewed off his legs over 4 months, until finally someone brought the dog to the Espanola Animal Shelter.
Public outcry over the guys who killed a dog with a chainsaw in front of children outside of Farmington helped to push the prosecuters to pursue the case.
A community can make a difference. Animal cruelty should be more than a misdeamor. Thankfully the woman eventually took the dog to get help, but to wait 4 months and watch this dog suffer is wrong.
Rio Arriba Sherrif: (505) 753-3329
Sherrif Thomas Rodella: TRodella@rio-arriba.org