BARC Handling String of Startingly Bad Animal Abuse Cases (With Graphic Photos)

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Cesar, in recovery mode
The world has completely gone to hell in the last 36 hours, based on the shocking display of animal cruelty cases that Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care is dealing with.

Authorities are investigating the following, according to BARC:

-- A man shot a Yorkshire terrier with a high-powered air rifle -- on a street, in front of children -- killing the animal.

-- A group of kids are suspected of beating a dog to death and burying it in a yard. BARC vets are conducting a necropsy to determine the cause of death.

-- A juvenile glued a kitten's mouth shut and then drowned it

-- A group of kids set a dachshund on fire. The dog survived. BARC vets stabilized the dog and placed him in foster care with Paws Haven Rescue. (The group has named the dog Cesar, and delivered him to Westheimer Animal Clinic in Bellaire for extensive care. The group is accepting donations).

Harris County Assistant District Attorney Belinda Smith, who prosecutes animal cruelty cases, says, "Prosecution of animal cruelty cases used to be challenging due to uncoordinated efforts between HPD, BARC and the D.A.'s Office. We've formed a new and strong relationship, and we are absolutely serious about prosecuting animal cruelty cases to the fullest extent of the law."

Noting the young age of those allegedly involved in the incidents, the HPD's Sgt. Virginia Brasher stated, "Too often, perpetrators of animal cruelty are young kids, and I just don't understand why. I do know this has gone on too long in our city, and it needs to stop. HPD is going to collaborate in every way it can to prove that a split-second decision to act out on an animal can impact your life in a negative way." (We hope that "in a negative way" means "your ass is gonna be set on fire.")

"BARC is going to support HPD and the District Attorney to put a stop to this despicable behavior," BARC General Manager David Atencio said. "We see too many of these cases; it absolutely breaks our heart."

It breaks ours, too. We'll keep you posted on these investigations.

Click through for more pictures of Cesar, but be warned they are graphic and disturbing.


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11 comments
Jamie
Jamie

this wasn't done by adults. It was done by kids. BTW BARC is useless when you have loose dog problems in your area.

Cora Shaw
Cora Shaw

Poor guy...What is going on in the world today? This is the second Dachshund that I am aware of being burned. Spartacus is healing and is already adopted. This so distressing!

4theanimals
4theanimals

Please pressure lawmakers to increase and enforce punishment for those guilty of animal abuse. People who commit these types of atrocities are a danger to all of society.

Kathy
Kathy

That poor baby.

Brewwench
Brewwench

This has just got to stop. If they can't try the juveniles as adults, fine the parents.

Dudley "Booger" Dawson
Dudley "Booger" Dawson

These motherfuckers need to be skinned alive and dipped in vats of salt and let loose in the desert. 

NTBrown
NTBrown

Citizens need a wake-up call about how often animal cruelty happens in Houston.  Can you imagine what kind of crimes kids like this will "graduate" to!  Paws Haven Rescue (in Houston) is a tax-exempt charity that could really use help paying for the special care that the burned dog needs. 

Cmom95
Cmom95

They need to address these perverted ppl regaudless of their age.When ppl start acting out @ such a young age inflicting such pain on the weak.Theres a real issue @ bay.They'll only grow up and start commimng worse acts such as this.Only to upgrade to ppl in time or children who are @ times just as weak/defenseless. 

Thejoy44
Thejoy44

Poor baby puppy! Those people should have their mouths glued shut and drowned!

Truth
Truth

I'm not usually supportive of the death penalty... but things like this persuade me to think otherwise.

Amanda
Amanda

Both of my babies are mini dachsunds (Duchess and Rocco) and I cannot even stomach the thought of anyone especially kids doing something so despicable like that to mine! Poor Cesar, I'm praying for your recovery little guy!

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