Details of this horrendous crime and a link to the petition are printed below. The petition will be forwarded to the Dallas County District Attorney's Office.
We would like to get as many signatures as possible from all around the world to convince the authorities to sentence the vicious animal killer to the maximum prison sentence. Please sign the petition and forward this to everyone you know.
Do it for Mercy.
Mercy, the name given the 10 month-old puppy by Operation Kindness volunteers was rescued Friday, April 14 by a Dallas man as she was huddled in a wooded area behind an apartment complex in North Dallas.
Mercy had been badly injured and was bleeding. Her injuries include being kicked and stabbed multiple times and left to die. The vet thinks she also has chemical burns and she may have been dragged behind a car.
Veterinarians later determined Mercy had been doused with gasoline and then lit on fire.
Mercy was given a plasma transfusion, and showed some improvement Saturday, but her condition started to deteriorate Sunday afternoon and her little heart -- weakened by burns to over 60% over her body -- stopped beating.
Mercy died Sunday evening, April 23rd at about 9:30 p.m. at the veterinary clinic where she was being treated.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested and is being charged with animal torture for stabbing Mercy, dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire. Animal torture carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison (as opposed to animal cruelty which only carries a 2 year maximum).
We are hopeful for swift justice and that he will get the maximum ten years. Please sign this petition and forward to others. It will be sent to the Dallas County District Attorney's Office.
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SIGN THE PETITION...
Mercy - the day she arrived at OK after being
stabbed and burned and left to die
Mercy - after first surgery last Tuesday
Mercy - last Friday after debriding procedure
Mercy's resting place in Operation Kindness' Memorial Garden
Special Thanks to everyone who helped with the memorial service:
The wonderful staff and volunteers of Operation Kindness
Bryan Mead and Brooke from Toothacres Pet Center
Bob Walton for providing PA system
David Wilde for providing Videography services
Melody from Starbucks
Music at the service: Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole's version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
For more information about Mercy, and media reports about this tragedy, please visit...