UPDATE: Ashley Boyles, Remmy’s owner, is now claiming that a house fire on Monday was the cause of Remmy’s injuries. Read the whole story here.
I keep thinking that the stories I read can’t get any worse; that the pictures I look at can’t get any more horrifying. But then a story like Remmy’s comes along.
At just seven months old, Remmy’s life so far has been absolutely traumatizing. His abusive owners wrapped his penis in gauze and secured it with electrical tape as a form of birth control, so he didn’t impregnate their female dog. It was wrapped so tightly around the poor dog’s genitals that it cut off his bladder and circulation. Remmy’s nose was also covered with a tight muzzle that clearly caused him pain and prevented him from eating or drinking.
Remmy was given to another caretaker just two days ago, with the intention of going back to his abusive owners. But when the caretaker noticed he was having trouble urinating, she cut off his bandages and saw what his owners had done to him. He was bleeding profusely and needed stitches and antibiotics. The caretaker paid over $150 at the vet’s office.
When the loving caretaker brought Remmy back home after his hospital visit, Altoona Police officers were there. They stated that she must return Remmy to his abusive owners or she would be arrested immediately and charged with theft. Remmy is now back in the home of the people who treated him so badly, and even worse, Remmy has canine siblings living in the abusive home with him.
Remmy’s temporary caretaker is going to fight for him to be removed from that home and placed back into hers, where she knows he will be kept safe and healthy. Can you help her fight for Remmy’s rights?
These are some contacts that you can politely get in touch with and ask them to give Remmy to the right home:
Central PA Humane Society: (814) 942-5402 / Fax: (814) 942-8505 and Email: [email protected]
Mike Daversa: 949-2499 (dog law officer)
Altoona Police Department: (814) 949-2489
Mayor William Schirf: (814) 946-4612
Altoona Mirror newspaper: (800) 222-1962
Altoona police chief: (814) 949-2492
Blair County Court House District Attorney: (814) 693-3010
News station: http://wearecentralpa.com/aboutus/contact WTAJ TV 10
Extremely graphic pictures of Remmy are located in the slideshow (left). View at your own discretion.
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