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Serial Killers Hunting Abandoned Pets

Serial Killers Hunting Abandoned Pets

Written by Rhonda Heffernan of Stop Crosby Puppy Massacres

There’s something sinister going on in the city of Houston, a crime even more deplorable than the widespread abandonment we have all come to know and dread. It seems that someone, or more likely, a group of people, have been targeting and torturing abandoned animals in a macabre game of cat and mouse.

“After hearing about a horrible puppy massacre on the banks of the San Jacinto river near Houston, I went to investigate,” explains volunteer Rhonda Heffernan. “Upon arriving I found the bodies of five tortured terrier/ chihuahaua mix puppies. Other terrified dogs were hiding in the woods.”

Though the local media is beginning to take an interest in what’s going on here, no one culprit has been identified. And worse yet, it’s suspected that there may be several.

“We have found dogs decapitated, hit by cars, shot with pellet guns and regular guns, dismembered and we have eye witness reports of people running dogs over with 4-wheelers,” Rhonda says with absolute heartbreak. “With the help of a few dedicated volunteers, we have rescued 45 dogs from the two dump sites, but official help is still needed.”

The goals of this volunteer group are to:

  • stop the abandonment with the help of law enforcment and public awareness campaigns
  • rescue any other unfortunate souls, both dogs and cats, that end up at these dump areas
  • establish an educational effort in the area

With very limited resources, Stop Crosby Puppy Massacres (Facebook group here) has placed a billboard near the dumping area and have also had a spay/neuter day with the help of SNAP Houston. Today they need financial help and are eager to accept any animal rescue/advocacy group support from elsewhere in the country.

They’ve turned to the Harmony Fund for help in raising funds to cover the costs of several recently abandoned dogs. Veterinary care is usually quite substantial and includes treatment for an array of injuries as well as common afflictions such as heartworm and mange. Tax deductible donations will go directly to the cost of additional rescues, veterinary care and educational campaigns to put a stop to these crimes.  All who wish to help may donate here.


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10:30AM PDT on May 24, 2013

The lowest life on earth are those who hurt, torture, and kill animals! I hope they are found, and sent to prison. I know gangs in prison will not tolerate animal abusers.

7:04AM PST on Jan 23, 2013

RESOLVE :-0 Thank-You !!!

9:42AM PST on Dec 1, 2012

hope they find these evil people

9:39AM PST on Dec 1, 2012

there are so many tears to be shed

4:59AM PST on Nov 16, 2012

More subhuman's walking and breathing among us. When is it ever going to end!! Happy to hear those beautiful dogs were rescued.

3:44PM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

Thank you Stop Crosby Puppy Massacres for trying to make a difference.

7:00AM PDT on Oct 4, 2012

People are sick. Just sick

4:13PM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

Very sad. A huge thank you to the people that rescued these poor animals!

11:48AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

Good sugestion, Bridget. I would love that!

11:14AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

That's disgusting. I would kill this person. They should make it so you can donate to this cause with your butterfly credits for those people who can't donate their money.

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