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Stamford Animal Control Officer Still on the Job After Admission of Inflicting Injuries That Killed Tiny Dog
Texas -- After learning that Stamford animal control officer Christopher Cerda
is still on the job despite his reported admission that he "spanked"
and "back hand[ed]" his then-girlfriend's 8-pound Yorkshire terrier
in a fit of rage before leaving the dog outside without water in temperatures
above 100 degrees, PETA has posted
an action alert on its website asking visitors to contact Stamford
officials and demand that Cerda be reassigned to non-animal duties. The
2-year-old dog, Alyssa, who had sustained traumatic injuries and was suffering from heat stress and dehydration, died as a result of her injuries, which were
allegedly inflicted by Cerda on August 3, 2012.
control officers are trusted to treat animals with compassion and enforce
animal protection laws—not violate them," says PETA Senior Vice President
of Cruelty Investigations Daphna Nachminovitch. "The fact that an admitted
animal abuser is still working with animals every day is as unfathomable as
hiring a child abuser to teach a kindergarten class."
was found drooling, bleeding from the rectum, lethargic, and disoriented and
was rushed to an animal hospital. She died within hours. After Cerda's
girlfriend, Alyssa's guardian and the only witness, backed out of testifying
against him, the prosecutor's office wrote in an official document that the
"[s]ubject probably did it but evidence is insufficient."
has also learned that Cerda failed a polygraph test conducted by the Texas
Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division.
more information, please visit PETA.org.
To view PETA's brand-new public service announcement featuring Olympic
boxer and Texas native Marlen Esparza urging people to "knock out cruelty
to animals," please click here.
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