The Nebraska Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward to help find two boys suspected of stomping a small dog in a family’s yard last week in south Omaha.
The dog, a Chihuahua mix named Barbie, died Aug. 4, two days after being stomped by the boys. The dog’s owner, LeVar Higgins, heard the dog yelping and looked out the window to see two boys, believed to be between 10 and 12 years old, kicking and stomping the little dog in the family’s yard near 22nd and N Streets.And this part - I'm not sure sure about:
Mark Langan, vice president of field operations for the humane society, said Tuesday that so far, the reward offer has yielded no tips. Langan said he hopes the boys are found so they can’t hurt any other animals and can get counseling.
On a happier note, the family received a donation of a new pure breed toy poodle on Sunday. The family’s 3-year-old daughter was surprised and excited to get the new dog, Coco, which her mother, Katie Higgins said has helped her get over the loss of Barbie.I have no idea if this dog was bought at a pet store, which means there is near 100% certainty of it being a puppy mill dog, but I surely hope not. That would add injury on top of injury in this case. It was a wonderful gesture to get the family a new dog, though.
Please keep in mind this little one, who died at the hands of two emerging sociopaths. By 10 and 12, you know better. Want them as neighbors? And keep in mind the little girl, who lost her companion. She'll never forget it and I wish she didn't have to face this kind of behavior so young.