Oftentimes we hear stories on animal cruelty and chide ourselves when we wanted to stand up and help, wondering if one person can make a difference. As an animal lover I've come to realize that collective effort goes a long way in helping prevent animal abuse. All it takes is belief, and today I would like to call for everyone here to reach deep into the recesses of your animal lover's soul and believe.
Something is deeply wrong with our society if there are people who still think they can get away with animal abuse. People like Missouri State's quarterback for example. Breck Ruddick thinks he could get away with harming poor Luca, an Australian sheepdog sometimes nicknamed the happy pooch. Ruddick was entrusted with taking care of his friend Kaitlyn’s gentle furled, but he abused his authority when he abused Luca.
He had beaten the sheepdog to an inch of her life and left her to roam the streets in spite of her injuries. Luckily a kind soul spotted her and alerted Kaitlyn who promptly sent her to the vet. Luca the happy pooch survived, just barely, but was rendered handicapped and would not be able to chew solid food for as long as she lives.
Ruddick admitted to beating the dog and letting her out of the house. His parents paid the vet, but he has since recanted his words. He claimed he did not do it. Nonetheless he was slapped with animal cruelty charges.
As an animal lover I think the laws to protect our dear animals have to be tougher to punish perpetrators. Alone we can't change things but if we stand up together with organizations like the ASPCA, we can. Let's support the ASPCA and give a voice to the poor abused animals like Luca. Let's all stand up together and show that there is no place for animal cruelty in this world. Thank you for your support.