Indie, free from his abuser in the care of spcaLA
Since 1877, spcaLA has prevented cruelty to animals through Education, Law Enforcement, Intervention, and Advocacy. Today, I share with you the story of Indie - a sweet Doberman puppy and a victim of animal cruelty.
In December 2016, spcaLA Humane Officers responded to an animal cruelty tip. Indie was being terribly treated - witnesses heard Indie yelping and crying, others saw him being dragged on concrete (forceably enough for his feet to bleed), and being yanked so hard with the leash that he flipped in the air. Personal videos along with surveillance camera footage presented a case for animal cruelty: Indie was seized for his protection and is in the care of spcaLA.
I can share with you that Indie's abuser was arrested and has been formally charged with felony animal cruelty, due to our investigation. If the abuser is convicted as charged, he faces a possible maximum sentence of three years in jail.
spcaLA is the only private animal welfare organization in the city of Los Angeles that is also Law Enforcement. spcaLA Humane Officers hold the same powers of Peace Officers in the state of California when investigating animal cruelty. spcaLA is a non-profit agency that relies on donations for its programs and services, including animal cruelty investigations.
Whether one incident of animal cruelty or one hundred, spcaLA believes all animals deserve equal protection under the law. Violence begets violence; preventing cruelty to animals benefits all living beings in our community.
Thank you for your ongoing support.