Kentucky – The state of Kentucky holds the dubious title of being among the top five worst states to be an animal.
Now, one Kentucky dog owner is mourning the loss of her beloved companion who perished after encountering a trap which had been set out to kill wildlife.
Her story is nothing short of heart-wrenching.
On December 11, Billy Boy was enjoying a day out with his owner and her other dogs.
As is typical of most Labrador Retrievers, Billy Boy had his nose to the ground – running and exploring with unbridled joy.
His nose led him straight into the jaws of death.
Billy Boy’s guardian was close enough to her dog to hear his strangled scream – as she ran to his side, she saw the horror of what he had encountered…
Steel jaws snapped firmly around his neck. Her dog – a dog who just five minutes before had been running and enjoying the sheer bliss of being alive – was writhing on the ground in pain.
One minute later, his eyes glassed over and he was gone.
A three year-old, healthy, happy dog had encountered a contraption which brutally stole his life in an instant.
His guardian screamed for help-but there was literally nothing that could be done. No way to bring her dog back – no way to stop the hurt.
The deadly trap was located on the banks of a creek that adjoins personal property. It is an area where people (including children) and pets are known to frequent.
The deadly trap could have snared any one or anything – as Billy Boy’s guardian has stated, these traps do not discriminate.
Right now, those who have learned of this tragedy are calling for change. An end to these types of deadly traps and a push for stronger penalties to animal abusers in the state.
Click here for a link to the website for Kentucky officials.
Rest in Peace Billy Boy – my heart aches for the agony that you suffered. Condolences to your grieving guardian.
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