Monday, March 16, 2009

Pig rescued in the Keys

The Florida Key News reported that a man was arrested after police allegedly saw him dragging a pig down the street over broken glass. The pig, named Harriet, later died of internal injuries according to the article. The man faces a felony third-degree animal cruelty charge. Another injured pig living in deplorable conditions was found on the man's property. That pig, named Sunshine was removed and placed in the custody of Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Chuck Best, a spokesman for the Florida Keys SPCA is quoted as saying:
"I don't think I've ever seen a case like this. I don't think a pig could be treated any worse. No matter what kind of animal it is, it deserves to be treated with compassion. This animal had open wounds and was obviously in pain."

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