Harlingen, TX – Life has dealt a bad hand to a Pit bull named Champ.
He had the misfortune of being owned by a man who chose to abuse him, and now, as the fate of his owner is determined, his own future is in jeopardy.
What happened to land Champ in his current predicament?
This past weekend, neighbors heard owner, Jose Gonzales hurting Champ.
Police were called in and the man was arrested for animal cruelty – Champ was taken away to the Harlingen Humane Society where he is being held as part of the animal cruelty case.
But Champ is away from his abusive owner now – he should be “safe”, shouldn’t he?
After the 10-day holding period, if a judge decides that Gonzales cannot take Champ back into his custody, and if he cannot be adopted out – Champ may be killed.
What an incredibly cruel ending for a dog who was already in a bad situation.
Owned by an alleged animal abuser…saved by authorities…at risk of being killed at what should be a place of safety.
Could there be any greater injustice?
There is one ray of hope for this dog – people are aware of his plight.
Already, a Facebook page has been created in his honor. This page includes information on area rescues and contacts for the shelter.
Perhaps, with the support of thousands, this dog will be given a life-saving opportunity which he would not otherwise be afforded.
Those who are interested in contacting the shelter on behalf of Champ can do so by emailing the facility at:
Champ has missed out on the best of humanity thus-far in his life. It is time that strangers step in and offer him a helping hand.
At the very least, this dog deserves a chance.
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