Authorities Looking For Abusers Who Taped Firework To Dog's Mouth, Lit It

| by Jonathan Wolfe

Veterinarians in Torreon, Mexico reported an absolutely sick case of animal abuse this week.

The vets told media outlets that someone taped a firework inside a dog’s mouth and ignited it. The dog, who is pregnant, suffered a broken jaw and a horrifically burned mouth from the cruel act. She also lost many teeth.

What would the drive the abusers to do such a thing to the dog? The answer is just as bad as the act. The dog was allegedly used as a bait dog to train other dogs in a fighting ring. When she became pregnant, she was no longer of any use to the torturers. This looks to have been their twisted attempt to kill her.

Here, courtesy of MailOnline, are a few pictures of the abused dog:

Veterinarian Miguel Davila says the dog very well may lose her litter.

“She was very badly hurt,” Davila says. “It looks as if she may survive now but will no longer be able to have a life on the street and may well still lose the puppies. Many of her injuries such as torn ear are old ones. We believe she was used as bait in dogfights but then became no use when she got pregnant.”

The dog is terrified of humans now and won’t let anyone near her.

“We have given her a name, called Chola, but to be honest we are avoiding as much contact with her as possible as she is extremely nervous of anybody that she doesn't know well,” said Animal Protection Association director Rebecca Reyes. “She cannot swallow any food because her palate was burnt badly together with her tongue and so we have to feed her baby food liquidized. She also needs painkillers constantly and unless is tranquillized does not allow herself to be examined.”

The Animal Protection Association is offering a reward to anyone who can lead them to the abusers. 

Source: MailOnline / Photo Credit: MailOnline