Strangled Virginia Dog Rescued

October 2003

PETA’s Community Animal Project responded to an anonymous tip from a healthcare worker about a Virginia woman who confessed to abusing her dog. In accordance with doctor-patient confidentiality, the woman’s doctor did not have to report the fact that she was repeatedly strangling the dog until he began to lose consciousness and then releasing his throat so that he could revive. We visited the home and convinced the woman to relinquish custody of the dog, who has now been adopted into a loving home.

Read about the link between animal and human abuse.

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