So, apparently the new way to get rid of an unwanted animal is by tying them on train tracks and leaving them to a horrific death. Well, according to new outlets that’s exactly what happened to a 10 month old poodle terrier mix (seen in the pic) recently. His former owner, who officials say suffers from dementia, got annoyed with the poor defenseless creature and left him for dead on the tracks in Riverside County, California. Fortunately, the railroad operator pressed the emergency brakes in time to save the poodle, who’s now nicknamed Banjo by animal control. So, what was the reason for wanting to get rid of Banjo, aside from the owner’s supposedly dementia, he simply had no better idea as to how he wanted to get rid of the dog. Like, seriously?
“It’s probably one of the worst things I’ve seen,” Union Pacific Special Agent Sal Pina, who untied the animal from the tracks after the close call on April 2, said in a statement released Tuesday.
“I’ve never seen something like this,” said Pina, who owns the same breed of dog.
Officials said the dog is in healthy conditions, other than the fact that he’s probably in a state of shock from his near death experience. Yes, dogs have feelings too. They’re living creatures that breathe just like human beings. Anyways, rants aside, Banjo’s been receiving plenty of offers from better pet lovers and I’m sure he’ll find the perfect family that will never leave him on train tracks or mishandle him in anyway.
What do you think about this case? Should the former owner be punished? I think so. But that’s my opinion. What’s yours?
Credit: Yahoo! News