A 10-month-old puppy named Mercy was found in Dallas suffering from horrendous injuries that would indicate she had been tortured. Among other things, she had been doused with gasoline and set on fire. Despite the best efforts of her rescuers and veterinary staff, she lost her battle to live a week ago Sunday. A 21-year-old Dallas man is in custody and being charged with animal torture, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
(The site has one photo of a badly injured dog, and several sad and moving other pictures.)
If you believe the man responsible for torturing Mercy deserves the maximum sentence for his crime, please sign the petition
At the very least, it will serve as an example that such cruelty to our fellow beings will not be tolerated.