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Dog Dies From Teen’s Alleged Torture

Written by PETA | July 29, 2011

A sweet mixed-breed dog has lost her battle and passed away after being tortured and nearly decapitated with an electrical cord. Reportedly, the dog’s teenage owner, Monterion Davis, wrapped the cord around the dog’s neck and tied her to a tree in the woods, leaving her there to struggle and die alone. A rescue group in Forsyth, Georgia, found the dog on July 7 and rushed her to a veterinary hospital, where she underwent emergency surgery. She clung to life until yesterday, when she left this world, surrounded by people who cared about her.

Monroe Country Sherriff’s Office

Police arrested Davis on charges of aggravated cruelty to animals, and he faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. PETA has contacted the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office to call for vigorous prosecution for this heinous crime. You can send a very polite e-mail to prosecutor Richard Milam to ask him to consider the link between abusing animals and abusing people in formulating his case.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Barbara Borah says:

    Was Monterion Davis ever convicted for what he did to Hope?

  • SARA says:

    This is absolutely disgusting! This goes way beyond animal cruetly. This person has no respect for any life – animal or human. I hope that when he is in jail he gets a taste of his own medicine.

  • Rose Meurer says:

    This is one of the most heart wrenching things I have ever seen…what kind of dispicable person would do this to an innocent dog? I have lived in Forsyth in a wooded area and I have an idea of what this poor, innocent animal suffered being strapped in the woods with the wounds that she had and to be starved on top of all of that. This cold hearted monster deserves to receive the maximum penalty for this atrocious act. I still have a pain in my heart for this animal and I thank God that she was in good hands when she left this world. At least she got a taste of love and caring hands and passed with dignity. I hope Mr. Davis sees her beautiful face every day of his miserable life and is made to take responsibility for this heinous and cruel act. I commend Dr. Caldwell and his staff for trying to save Hope. My parents animals are cared for by Dr. Caldwell and they think very highly of him. Thank you so much for attempting to save Hope. She was beautiful and never could have done anything to deserve this cruelty that ultimately claimed her life. May she rest in peace…the peace she never had in life.

  • Lisa Miller says:

    This is horrendous, however, people learn that type of behavior from the adults who raise them. What abuse did this teen suffer from that created such a monster? Why are the parents not being charged for this crime too? Ten years isn’t enough and nothing will bring back the dog…so sad.

  • Lyndsay says:

    What? This wasn’t his dog? That makes this even more sick. He actually kidnapped a dog to torture. What a sicko. He needs 20 years but unfortunately no animal cruelty laws in Georgia allow for that. It needs to be changed.

  • gurbet says:

    what a waste, why would someone do something like that? The day will come when the universe will ask for ballance.

  • donna says:

    OMG look into his eyes this creature has no frightening

  • Summer says:

    The face of evil. May your karma be swift and as cruel as you were lowlife.

  • Emily says:

    I’m going to run for president one day when I’m older for one reason and one reason only . ANIMAL PROTECTION . I will make laws saying what you do to harm an animal will happen to you .

  • Kathy Kron says:

    This young man clearly is a danger to humanity. Any human being that can abuse, torture or kill another sentient being is in my opinion a sociopath. Studies have linked animal cruelty to future human predation. He really needs to be incarcerated and the key thrown away until we “discover” a “cure” for sadism and lack of empathy. Realistically that will not happen, perhaps when he kills his first human he will be sentenced to life. This man needs to be put away as long as possible – the message must be sent loud and clear to all who would abuse, that the public will not longer tolerate cruelty – ZERO TOLERANCE. Please make sure this message is heard! Thank you, Kathy

  • MT1985 says:

    This is sick I can’t believe anybody would do this to a poor dog. I hope he gets 20 years.

  • Renee Habart says:

    The dog was named Hope and she passed away from her injuries a few days ago. Here is what one of her rescuers wrote: We want to thank everyone for all the love and support you all have extended to Hope.She passed away today due to breathing complications.Shane was by her side holding her paw. Dr. Caldwell and staff were also by her side expressing their love and emotion for Hope.Shane gave her a kiss on her last breathe.She will be gravely missed as Hope has touched so many lives in such a short time.

  • VegetarianGurrl says:

    This guy should be ashamed of himself! But 10 years? Thats nothing in my book! And he might not even be convicted! You wont see someone getting 10 years for murdering a person, they get alot longer. Im sick of people treating animals as if they are toys. There is no difference between a dog and a human in terms of feelings,pain and emotions. Imagine the hurt and pain this dog was feeling? Its horrible. I hope the judge is a good person and I hope this guy rots in hell! Thank You 🙂

  • viki Eredia says:

    This kid should spen the rest of his life in jail, Period

  • reed robert says:

    I hope this guy does the complete 10 years if convicted. I dont care what he is going through, or how bad his life is, it gives him no excuse in the world to do what he did. My life is nothing to brag about, my wife cant work, I am the only one working to try and take care of all of us so we dont starve and thats including our Adopted Cat and our little outdoor foster Cat also.