An animal protection association has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those who taped a dog’s mouth shut, an act that probably led to the animal’s death.
The dog was already deceased when it was found. It’s body was transported to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal's care center in Dallas, where a veterinarian will perform a necropsy to determine the cause of death.
Kaufman County officials have initiated a criminal investigation in this case.
“There is a well-documented link between animal cruelty and human violence,” said SPCA of Texas President James Bias. “… Bringing the person or people who did this to justice will help stop the cycle of abuse,” he said.
The SPCA of Texas points out that animal cruelty is often an early warning sign of violent tendencies that will be acted out against people. Childhood cruelty to animals has been linked to later antisocial and aggressive behavior in several retrospective studies.
Details for this story were provided by the Athens Daily Review.
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