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OUTRAGEOUS ANIMAL CRUELTY: Hope The Dog Tortured With Blade, Had Mouth Taped Shut; Texas Police Seek Suspect (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)


Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Extreme Animal Cruelty, Hope the Dog Tortured in Texas, Officers Looking For Suspects, AN OUTRAGE! )

Michelle
- 644 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Hope's attacker purposefully pulled her tongue out & taped her mouth shut. Her tongue grew to such an enormous size & sustained so much damage vets almost had to amputate it. The torturer also left deep bloody gashes on her body with a blade. HELP POLICE!



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Michelle S. (460)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 8:13 pm
YOU CAN HELP!!!.

Cops haven't found a suspect yet.

Anyone with information should call the Parker County Sheriff's Office at (817) 596-8845 or the Parker County Crime Stoppers Hotline at (817) 599-5555. Callers can remain anonymous and receive a reward for tips leading to an arrest.

Anyone who wants to donate to Hope's reward fund can call Deputy Danie Huffman at (682) 229-2358

From the article:

"She was left on the side of the road with gashes up to five inches long covering her body. Her mouth was bound with electrical tape, causing her exposed tongue to swell. She was unable to eat, drink or pant for more than a day.

Miraculously, Hope the dog survived her horrific injuries and is recovering in a Texas veterinary clinic.

Now authorities need help finding her tormentor.

A compassionate citizen called Parker County Sheriff's deputies on Monday morning to report that an injured dog was wandering the streets near Weatherford, according to the sheriff's press release. Animal control workers arrived to find the 3-year-old pug-mix breed stumbling, frightened and severely wounded.

Upon further inspection, they found that Hope's attacker had purposefully pulled her tongue out and taped her mouth shut. Her tongue grew to such an enormous size and sustained so much damage, vets almost needed to amputate it. The torturer also left five deep, bloody gashes on her body with some kind of blade, KTBC reported. It took 100 stitches to close all her wounds.

On Tuesday, her outlook was bleak. She couldn't eat or drink on her own, and her temperature spiked. But a veterinary technician with the Bowie Drive Animal Hospital that's caring for her told The Huffington Post today that Hope is expected to survive.

"Hope's doing so much better," said Hope's technician, Rhonda Sears. "She's eating and drinking, she's happy, she's a sweet sweet dog.

"This is the first time I've ever seen animal cruelty this bad," Sears said. "It is just blatant cruelty -- and she's the sweetest, most trusting dog out there."

Workers treating her named her Hope, because of her remarkable turnaround.

You can help. Cops haven't found a suspect yet, and anyone with information should call the Parker County Sheriff's Office at (817) 596-8845 or the Parker County Crime Stoppers Hotline at (817) 599-5555. Callers can remain anonymous and receive a reward for tips leading to an arrest.

Anyone who wants to donate to Hope's reward fund can call Deputy Danie Huffman at (682) 229-2358."
 

Kim O. (404)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 8:42 pm
JHC!!!! Noted and very broke. Dammit!!!! I'm so glad she was found. Humans suck worse and worse every day. I hope whoever did this is caught pronto. I vote for a public flogging when he is. Thanks Michelle
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (710)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 8:51 pm
Posted this yesterday,up-date from today says Hope is doing better!! YAY! Hope they catch who did this,it is so very sad.TY-
 

Penelope R. (172)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 8:52 pm
In lennox name we have to stop these miserable pos! Bless this poor baby and I hope she finds love and kindness.
 

Michelle S. (460)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 8:55 pm
Kim: stars to you!

Dianne, thanks for the update. I looked for petitions on this but didn't see one. If you find petitions Hope, please post and share.

Thanks, Penny, for your support and dedication.

Hugs, >^..^< Michelle
 

Joan M. (811)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 9:00 pm
Poor little guy, who could do such a horrible thing. I hope they find the person responsible. Thanks Michelle
 

Shan D. (46)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 9:04 pm
This would have taken more than one person to inflict such horrible injuries. Unless they're panting or drinking, a dog's first instinct is to keep the tongue inside their mouth. I don't see how it's possible to force the dog's tongue out and tape the muzzle shut without somebody else holding the dog still.
 

Sandi C. (235)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 9:13 pm
Hope they catch that SOb !
 

Michael Carney (205)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 9:14 pm
God, I hate humans more and more every day...How can anyone do something like this? Whoever did this isn't a human being, and doesn't deserve to be treated like one...I wish the worst things possible on whoever did this to this dear sweet dog...God Bless you Hope, and I truly wish for you to recover completely from what you had to endure, and that you will find love, and compassion, and happiness for the rest of your life...God knows you deserve it...
 

Bianca D. (84)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 9:23 pm
Poor little gal. Thank goodness she was found and is getting care. I hope she heals well, can learn to trust humans again and gets a loving forever family.
As for the perpetrators, it's best I not speak my mind at the moment.
 

Carrie B. (279)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 9:37 pm
I can not understand this kind of cruelty.
 

Sue McGuey (99)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 9:50 pm
Noted!~ Posted to Facebook!! This is so sad & yet Hope still seems to have nothing but trust for humans.....unbelievable!!!! Her sweet face....she's a poppet! Hopefully she will make a full recovery & have all the luv & attention she deserves!:))))))))
 

Jerry B. (118)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 10:00 pm
Noted How can people be so cruel. I hope they get the person who did this and beat the hell out of them..then put the creep in jail and throw away the key..thanks Michelle!
 

Nancy Black (296)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 10:17 pm
Beyond sick, but whoever did this is proud of it and will probably share with others trying to make an impression of how tough he/she/they are. Whoever hears should call authorities immediately not just for the reward but to stop a sick, twisted, sadist who someday will harm humans. If he/she/ they are not reported, and you know who did it; you are guilty also, and will be guilty for the next crime.
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 10:25 pm
I hope they find whoever did this and do the same to him/her/them but that won't happen because psychopaths have more rights than their victims and people who are not psychopaths!
 

. (1)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 10:48 pm
Don't let ths happen again!! Anyone out there who knows who did this please please phone the cops. I want this person or people to suffer as Hope as done.
 

Gabriela C. (104)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 10:51 pm
Noted with utter disgust. :( I hope they get the person who did this.
Thanks Michelle for posting.
 

Marie Eve L. (61)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 10:57 pm
??? People like this should die. It's probably a child abuser also. Child or animal abusers.. For me it's all the same. They should all be killed.
 

Leslie G. (75)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 12:55 am
Noted, shared and tweeted. People really, really BITE the big one. This poor baby...I am so sad that she had to experience such torture from someone who should be wiped off the face of this earth. Poor baby. Who ever did this deserves to die an awful death. Hope, you are in my prayers. Thanks Michelle.
 

Shirley S. (171)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 2:12 am
I don't think I have ever read about so much INHUMANE cruelty to animals as I have read within the last couple of weeks. What is wrong with these people?
 

John S. (294)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 3:14 am
Noted.
 

paula eaton (30)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 3:28 am
Poor Hope. The person(s) who did this should have the same thi.g done to them. People (not all) disgust me. My these human waste products rot in hell.
 

Anne W. (10)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 3:51 am
Thank goodness that kind-hearted young woman found Hope, otherwise she wouldn't have survived and would have had a horrible, long and painful death. Let's hope and pray that her suffering is over and that she will find a wonderful forever home with someone who will love her as she deserves. Big kiss to you, Hope.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 4:07 am
noted with much disgust for the person who did this!!!
 

Rebecca F. (5)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 4:08 am
I have a two year old black lab and if anyone did anything to her like has happened to this poor girl it would be the very last thing they ever did.
 

caroline s. (80)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 4:10 am
What is wrong with these people ??? I can't understand.
But I'm so glad this sweet dog is doing better.
 

Michela m. (3401)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 4:18 am
Sadly noted
 

Nicole W. (619)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 4:31 am
only a human can act in this way towards another :-(
 

Leslene Dunn (64)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 4:46 am
I feel like I could run amok, round up all the animal abusers and just bash them to death. Cruelty from humans permeates this earth. Today in South Africa a man was caught hanging his dog up by barbed wire - someone took a photo and sent it to SPCA. If it was me, I would have taken the photo and then hung the man up, the savage barbarian. Animals give unconditional love and it is beyond my comprehension how anyone can be cruel to them. End world end.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 4:54 am
as long as any being lives in fear, hate, exploitation and death at the hands of man so shall all men live under this same threat, don't fool yourself no one is free as long as another is oppressed. withdraw your consent for as long as we agree to the small things we have agreed to the big ones, the pebble seems so small but its effects are far reaching
protect life, prosecute those that seek to destroy our shared home and our fellow beings
life has value beyond measure
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DEMAND FREEDOM, FOR ALL THE WORLD!!!!
 

Wendye Kolles (58)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 5:07 am
Darling Hope, my prayers for your speedy recovery. I also pray that you have a long, healthy, happy and SAFE life with a loving, caring family who will lavish you with the love, care, affection, attention and respect you so richly deserve! God bless you Hope! God bless ALL animals! xo xo xo xo xo xo
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 5:14 am
That's horrible but I think the puppy should have been put down.
 

L M. (1349)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 5:26 am
No shortage of sickos.
 

Jacky Reynolds (29)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 5:40 am
I actually feel physically sick!! These loving creatures put total trust in humans and this is what they get for it. :(
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 5:41 am
I am lost for words, I come on here to try and help animals, first I read that our Lennox is dead, then I come across this horror, I am signing off for a break from this continuous Evil committed by humans - I need it - I so wish I had the power to wipe away the human and its false gods from this planet earth, humans are abusing torturing killing all that is good.
 

Terri H. (0)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 5:45 am
Prayers for Hope for a speedy recovery and for jailhouse justice for the perpetrator!
 

Donna Hamilton (128)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 6:12 am
Sickening.

Noted. Thanks.
 

Lisa AWAY Neste (696)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 6:33 am
I am so glad that compassionate woman happened by & reported this abuse, kudos to her! Hope appears to be making a miraculous recovery & I wish all the love & comfort in the world to this poor sweet dog. As for the evil entity sub human that did this to her, I know Karma will catch up to you one way or another. A serial killer in the making is what this scum is!!!
 

Patrizia S. (315)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 6:45 am
noted and shared Michelle TY
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 7:11 am
I am praying whoever did this is caught and punished severely for it.
 

Yvonne F. (158)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 7:37 am
There are no words for people doing such horrific things to an innocent and defensless animal. I hope they catch this creeps. Thanks for posting
 

Ruth S. (379)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 7:37 am
May God bring to justice the monster that did this!!!
 

Patricia Cannell (756)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 7:53 am
I hope they catch this S.O.B. very very soon. Only an evil sick coward would do this. noted.
 

Dawn Mason (93)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 8:34 am
Noted!! If only I could my hands on these low life scumbags!!
 

LaurenHealing Kozen (165)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 8:56 am
Sadly Noted & Shared. Thanks Michelle.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 9:18 am
PEOPLE ARE INHUMANE, WHAT AN OXYMORONIC TRUTH.
SADLY NOTED.....WHAT SOCIOPATHIC ATROCITY IS STILL UNHEARD OF?
I am sure there are many we have not heard about.
SICKENING.
 

. (0)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 9:20 am
This cruelty towards animals grows worse with each passing day. I am so happy that Hope was found and that she is recovering, but I wonder if she will ever trust another human being again. I hope and pray with every fiber in my being that they catch this low life scum bastard, torture the shit out of him and throw away the key. .I am so tired and sick at heart at all I read about such cruelties inflicted by monsters on on our animals. Once again...time for frigging strong legislation to protect our animals once and for all. thanks Michelle..hopefully noted
 

Amanda Adams (201)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 9:25 am
What the he'll is wrong with this world. I don't know if my heart can take another story like this. I die a little inside every time. Prayers to this puppy will be sent.
 

Darla Taylor (110)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 9:34 am
Noted! How utterly horrible. I'm so glad that Hope was found and is doing better. I hope she recovers fully. I also hope the perpetrators of this injustice are found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
 

Myraida Diaz (127)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 9:36 am
Uhuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!! There is a video about Hope's recovery!!!!!!!!!!! yay!!! - I am dancing the song of life!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I need need it) Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Baby has a looong list of candidates for adoption!!!!!!!!!!

Not long ago I think, they found a dead dog trapped in a kennel on the side of a road too. Cruelty laws are not been applied as should and some are too weak......
Thank You Michelle. Noted
 

Milkah Savage (277)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 10:43 am
What the Hell!! This sick person needs to be found. If someone does this to a poor helpless dog, they're not a person society needs walking around!
 

Gudrun D. (389)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 11:16 am
Thanks for the update Myraida & thank you Michelle.
 

Sara P. (54)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 11:42 am
I'm literally going crazy, I should want to split the head of this bastard in two to see if there's something in it! That's all!!!!!!! Ah Michelle, what a horrible story!
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 11:58 am
Sadly noted
 

Mercedes P. (54)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 12:17 pm
OMG! Can't believe this! Get well soon! ♥
 

monka blanke (74)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 12:38 pm
I'm horrified, how can anybody do this ? I never let my dog out on his own, so nobody sick like this gets a chance. Hope they find this monster.
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (710)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 1:19 pm
The reward has been upped to $35,000 today and they have many people stepping forward to adopt Hope,thank God something good came from this.
 

Sarah G. (110)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 3:09 pm
What kind of monster would it take to do something like this to this sweet and lovable dog?
 

tracey p. (84)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 3:14 pm
Noted. She is such an innocent wee beauty.I hope that whoever did this is found and prosecuted severely.
 

Nimue P. (195)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 3:23 pm
People suck.
 

Marlene Dinkins (225)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 3:59 pm
people humanes are suck!!!! every day got wortse and worth!!!!! its imposible to believe!!!!! am glad he is being saved
 

Nancy Billings (121)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 5:21 pm
I am So Thankful this Precious Angel was Rescued and is doing good ~ As for the MONSTERS who did this and All of the HEARTLESS , EVIL SICKOS that Harm in any way Gods innocents I Pray that someday SOON they will ALL be taken from this Earth so they Cannot harm anymore . In the meantime if I ever come accross one I will probably be the one going to jail because I 100% believe in an eye for an eye when it comes to hurting Gods animals and children & elderly or sick !!!!
 

Rock H. (255)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 5:24 pm
Noted. Thanks Cher.
 

Rock H. (255)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 5:26 pm
Also thank you Michelle for posting this news link.
 

Jessica B. (2)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 6:06 pm
Noted. Whoever did this should have the same done to them, twice.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 6:23 pm
Terrible !!!!!
 

Julie P. (55)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 6:46 pm
I'm horrified. what kind of people are out there?
 

Elsie Au (274)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 6:51 pm
I want to give a big thank to all involved in saving Hope. And for the monsters who did this to her, I HOPE they will get the same thing done to them but without anyone come to help them at the end.
 

Ingrid A. (532)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 8:09 pm
That's just sick. Its noted.
 

kye j. (41)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 8:23 pm
Sick bastards.Make the penalty fit the crime.Kill them slowly by decapitation
 

Ann Sumpter (27)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 9:52 pm
noted with much disgust for the person who did this!!!
 

Veronica C. (42)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 10:42 pm
There HAS to be a hell.
 

Jaime A. (30)
Friday July 13, 2012, 12:25 am
Another sick human, hope they catch him and give him/her a 10 years jail.!!
 

Michelle S. (460)
Friday July 13, 2012, 2:03 am
My hope is that all of our friends in Texas will remain on high alert regarding Hope's torturers and help the police in any way they can. My hope is also that all of the members in the animal welfare community here at Care2 spread the word about what happened to hop, take it to other social media sites, and widen the net so we can find the monsters that did this to her and frickin' send them to hell where they came from.
 

leslie c. (18)
Friday July 13, 2012, 2:32 am
So happy to see Hope is doing better. Keep
up your spirits Hope. Wishing you well.
 

Penny C. (78)
Friday July 13, 2012, 6:36 am
wish the same could be done to the evil devil who did this.
 

Jason Green (227)
Friday July 13, 2012, 6:45 am
:-(
 

Kathy P. (402)
Friday July 13, 2012, 7:29 am
Thank you for the post Michelle. God Bless you Hope. I pray you get better each day. Karma will find the person that did this. This trash will always be looking over their shoulder and never know when it will strike. May it be slow and painful.
 

Teresa Cowley (272)
Friday July 13, 2012, 7:34 am
Noted with deep disgust!
Thank you Michelle--shared on fb.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Friday July 13, 2012, 8:15 am
Noted. I pray for Hope's recovery and that she will find a home where her sweetness will be appreciated and loved. I wish there were a virus that would take out those who perpetrate animal cruelty so that our world would be free of such monsters.
 

Tanja Zilker (3)
Friday July 13, 2012, 9:45 am
noted
 

Lori Mabry (18)
Friday July 13, 2012, 10:05 am
My thoughts and prayers go out for this poor baby.God help the MONSTER that subjected Hope to these atrocities.
 

Ms Noting Commentator (20)
Friday July 13, 2012, 11:35 am
I sincerely do not understand the minds that commit these types of crimes, and I never want to understand them!!!
 

Ana F. (21)
Friday July 13, 2012, 1:57 pm
Oh, poor dog, this is unforgivable! My thoughts for him.
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday July 13, 2012, 3:55 pm
sadly noted!
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday July 13, 2012, 3:56 pm
sadly noted!
 

Jelca Bruigom (77)
Friday July 13, 2012, 4:10 pm
cruel, outraged idiot. Sure hope they'll get the monster an torture him/her for live. Poor poor dog. So sad.
 

Mariette AWAY (151)
Friday July 13, 2012, 4:33 pm
Oh my goodness! Has the world gone mad? What is happening with the human race? Poor Hope, I am so sorry - just look at that sad little face! How can anyone be so cruel to a defenceless animal? Thanks Michelle!
 

Gina P. (22)
Friday July 13, 2012, 5:00 pm
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE? Really, the human race has hit an all time low.
 

Kay M. (363)
Friday July 13, 2012, 5:19 pm
bless this poor guy.
 

Marianne G. (0)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 12:42 am
NOTED.
 

SANDRA R. (147)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 8:38 am
Horrible. Sadly noted. Thank you Michelle.
 

sean manzon (42)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 9:13 am
noted with sadness
I hope they catch this maniac
 

Genoveva M M. (323)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 1:17 pm
We need to make this of public as far as we can specially to people in Texas, eventually someone will come forward and say something to catch the bastards who did this.
Thank you Michelle I will share.
 

Cynthia B. (256)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 2:19 pm
Absoluetly sickening and horrifying I pray someone steps forward and helps catch these sickos STOP THE INSANITY
Be blessed Hope
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (710)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 3:00 pm
Hey good news!! He has been adopted to a forever home!!
Just did an up-date on this,Yes!! Love a happy ending!
 

Laura Campbell (2)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:48 pm
There's a petition that needs more signatures, but I think people are wanting the sadistic idiot caught before signing on and promoting this story to the general public too much:
http://www.change.org/petitions/parker-county-sheriff-s-office-please-sign-my-petition-so-the-cruel-people-will-get-a-heavy-sentence
 

Beth M. (249)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 12:23 pm
SHared on FB. So sad that the abuser(s) haven't been caught yet.
 

Debbie Crowe (79)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 8:24 am
I don't understand how anyone could hurt such a sweet dog!!

If I lived there and knew who did this, I'd report it in a heartbeat.
 

Beverly G. (132)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 6:52 am
Such eviness and cruelty, this sorta people are just sick and not right in the head or on something. My God what is this world coming to? More rules and Laws need to come into fiorce. ... People need to be shot or hung treating animals like this. this poor animal dont deserve this, nor any other animals.
 
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