Someone Sexually Abused a Dog With a Broom and Left Her to Die

Published by PETA.

This is Huggles.

shocking broom handle sexual abuse case, Huggles

This sweet, abandoned girl was found by a family on Tyler Drive in Windsor, Virginia, on April 29. She received veterinary treatment—including dental work, tumor removal, and spaying—but she continued to suffer from discharge, bleeding, and lethargy.

A follow-up surgery on June 14 revealed the full extent of the horrific abuse she had apparently endured before being found. X-rays showed that she had been sexually assaulted with a broom handle and that part of the handle was still inside her.

Huggles' xray and the broom handle that was inside her

Help us find whoever is responsible for this depraved act.

Someone knows who abused this dog, leaving her to suffer in pain for weeks. PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Huggles’ suffering and urges anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately, before the perpetrator acts again.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office’s Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or 757-357-2151.


Never be silent if you witness or hear about animal abuse. Remember: If you don’t speak up, who will?

You can help find Huggles’ abuser by sharing this story with anyone you know who lives near Isle of Wright County, Virginia. Together, we can help prevent other animals from enduring similar cruelty.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind