Plea for Justice for Smokey and Charlie, Two Pit bull Puppies Doused
with Acid and Left to Die, $5K Reward! – VIDEO – PETITION
Sunday, October 25th, 2009 By Admin - Deanna
is a heartbreaking story out of Kern County, CA; two pitbull puppies
were found within two months of each other, doused with acid or some
acid-like chemical, abandoned and left to die suffering and in pain.
Found as strays, taken to the Kern County Shelter, their next stop was
the end of the line. It was through luck, chance and love that these
babies were rescued from their fate, not just once but twice; first
from cruel death on the streets then again from death row at the
Smokey – Look at this sweet face!
Smokey, a sweet, beautiful gray pittie puppy who is now just five
months old, was found on July 31 in east Bakersfield. His backwas
burned down to the muscle, injuries so severe that he could not even
have the surgeries he desperately needs until some healing takes
place. The rescuer received an urgent plea from Kern County Shelter
they had this puppy that needed urgent medical attention. Smokey did
not arrive to his rescue until August 5th due to the severity of his
burns and wanting to make sure he was stable enough for the trip down
to San Diego. He initially received vet care in Bakersfield, bandage
changes, pain medications and antibiotics.
Smokey days after he was found
The rescuer immediately took him to the hospital; Animal Medical
Center in El Cajon, CA. Smokey was hospitalized for close to three
weeks receiving treatments for his burns. As of now Smokey is still receiving bandage treatments, remains on
antibiotics to prevent infections and is scheduled for surgery on the
29th of October to repair the damage to the back of his neck. Smokey
will probably have nerve damage the remainder of his life.
Smokey is now 5 months old and although
he endured such torture remains to be very sweet, great temperament
& very loving. He absolutely loves people and loves other animals.
Smokey is a true testament of forgiveness, with such a wonderfully,
gentle spirit. Here is some background on this sweet boy from his
I had SMOKEY pulled on 7/31/09 just hours before he was
set to die on death row on August 1st. He stayed in Bakersfield until
8/5 and was seen by a vet a couple of times during that time for
bandage changes and medications, ointments & I wanted to be sure he
was stable enough to travel to San Diego…When SMOKEY got to me on 8/5,
I immediately took him into the hospital, he was in medical boarding
until August 22nd 2009 and is now staying with me and my crew here in
Smokey 2 months later
Charlie – Only a baby and he's gone through so much already!
Charlie, another little pitbull puppy was found on October 15 and
Kern County again contacted the rescuer who took in Smokey because
Charlie had the same heinous injuries, acid burns to his back and legs.
On Monday October 19th, Charlie underwent two intense surgeries to
remove infected skin in hopes that his wounds can be healed & sewed
together & pieced back together the remaining healthy skin. Charlie
also has 4 drains in him to help reduce any infection. Charlie is
believed to have been caged for an undetermined amount of time. His
back legs are weak, no muscle tone & he is severely malnourished
with protruding hip bones and all of his ribs show. He also has
problems with his front paws. When standing or walking all pads are on
the floor rather than just his front toes. Similar to being flat
footed. The doctors believe this will be able to be corrected with
proper nutrition and exercise.
Charlie Before Surgey
Charlie After Surgery – You can see how emaciated he is
Rescue supporters will be in Bakersfield Monday to distribute fliers and ask for the public’s help.
PETITIONThis kind of horrific cruelty cannot go unpunished! These sweet
innocent babies have suffered and suffered horribly at the hands of
some vicious monster for their thrills and pleasure. What are they
going to do when they get tired of torturing innocent little puppies?
I don’t even need to answer that question, you know! Please, help! Get the word out! Sign the petition!Below I will post links to the reward fund and vets if you’re so
inclined. These babies are going to need months and months of care and
more surgeries yet.
FOR PLEDGES/DONATIONS FOR VET CARE:
ACCT NAME: SMOKEY/CHARLIE
Animal Medical Center of El Cajon
600 Broadway Ave
El Cajon, CA 92021
CHIP In for Reward Fund: http://kerncountypups.chipin.com/smokeyandcharlie-reward-fund CHIPIN for Vet Care: http://kerncountypups.chipin.com/burnt-pitty-charlie
I can tell you, I have watched the progress with Smokey for weeks on
end now and was heartbroken when Charlie showed up with the same
injuries. The rescuer, who prefers to remain nameless because he wants
the spotlight on the crimes, on the puppies, has done an incredible job
with Smokey and is doing the same with Charlie. The time, effort and
devotion have been nothing short of amazing and these sweet babies are
getting the best care they possibly can. These puppies need all the
help they can get and so deserve justice, won’t you please help by
getting the word out and sharing this.