Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Help Find Two Boys Who Stomped Dog To Death in Nebraska

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.

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.
And this part - I'm not sure sure about:
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.