There are a lot of warnings about giving dogs away for free. There are some things worse than euthanization. Such is the case of Puppy Doe. While this particular case occurred on the East Coast, it should serve as a warning to us all.
Puppy Doe had been starved down to a mere 18 pounds. She had been stabbed repeatedly in the eye. Her tongue had been spliced. She had been beaten with a heavy object. She was also burned over her body. The beatings broke the bones in her legs. She could not walk. Her limbs were pulled from the joint sockets causing the blood to pool in those empty sockets.
Puppy Doe was tortured for months and lived in incredible pain before she was dumped in a park in the city of Quincy. She was found on August 31 and euthanized.
The dog had known love during its lifetime. It’s original owner came forward with photos that show a dog with hopeful eyes. Her original owner, Laura Hankins, had adopted the puppy and named her Kiya, paying $200 in December for the puppy. However, as Kiya grew, she showed pronounced pitbull characteristics and Hankins’ landlord forced her to sell the puppy. Hankins searched for four months for someone to take her puppy, finally giving her to a woman in Grafton.
For those unfamiliar with Massachusetts geography, Quincy is about a half and hour south of Boston by car. Grafton is a city about one hour west of Quincy. Quincy is best known as the birthplace of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and is named after the maternal grandfather of Abigail Adams, the mother of John Quincy Adams.
Now Quincy is known as the site where this poor female dog was found. The woman who found her in woods near the Whitwell Street Playground mistakenly thought she had been hit by a car. The dog still was hopeful, attempting to wag her tail. The dog was euthanized at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth. She was given a full meal, pain medication and love prior to her death.
Puppy Doe has a Facebook page: Justice for Puppy Doe
The Animal Rescue League of Boston is raising money and offering a reward for information leading to the prosecution for this animal torture case. To donate, go to this page set up specifically for Puppy Doe donations. The Animal Rescue League of Boston is the group who rescued Puppy Doe and is the only rescue group involved with this case and on their Facebook page, disavows knowledge of any other organization raising money for Puppy Doe (Kiya).
There are several GoFundMe campaigns: Sam Hawkey, Hilary McMurray, Jim Russo, Robin Gorfine and perhaps more will spring up. There’s also a GiveForward campaign by Joyel Ennis. It would seem better to donate directly to the group that was involved in the actual rescue, Animal Rescue League of Boston.
Anyone with information about the dog is urged to call the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Law Enforcement Department at 617-226-5610, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Quincy Police Det. Thomas Pepdjonovich at 617-745-5774.