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|Please, never leave your pets alone and unattended!!
Truly tragic. R.I.P. Laddie.
Bremen, IN - A frightening trend appears to be taking place across the nation - dogs stolen from their yards, abused and then returned.
It has happened again to one little dog in Bremen.
According to WSBT News, 14 yr-old Laddie, a mini Sheltie, was stolen from his fenced yard on Wednesday.
Several hours later, the little dog, so broken from a beating that he could not walk, was placed back into his yard.
His family said that he was covered in mud and eggs - the veterinarian decided that Laddie was too grievously injured to be saved.
What type of person is capable of such heartless brutality?
Clues from a possible witness indicate that children could be to blame.
One neighbor claims to have seen children taunting the dog through the fence.
She claims to have seen a boy in a black sweatshirt who was poking sticks at the dog - that boy had a baseball with him at the time.
Whether a bat was the weapon of choice, or another implement - the end result was the same...Laddie, an innocent victim, was brutally beaten - to the point that he had to be humanely euthanized.
The police have opened an animal cruelty investigation in conjunction with Laddie's death.
Anyone with information should call Bremen Police at 574.546.3456 or Bremen CrimeStoppers at 574.546.5555.
Please keep a close eye on your dogs - do not allow them to remain unattended in the yard.
Rest in Peace Laddie.
Note: The dog featured in the photo which accompanies this story is not Laddie. This is Peanut Butter, a dog in need of a home in Indiana. Please click here to read his Petfinder profile.
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link to story: http://m.examiner.com/dogs-in-national/senior-dog-stolen-returned-be aten
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