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A Victim of Senseless Violence

Who can resist a puppy?

Tragically, an adorable Labrador mix proved to be a temptation in the most twisted way. He inspired not love and affection, but the kind of brutality that gives caring donors like you nightmares.

Teenagers allegedly abducted the trusting little dog from his property, took him to an abandoned home and senselessly beat him. The case is pending, and they are charged with using a sledgehammer handle, a rock and a beer bottle to inflict as much pain as possible.

Miraculously, the puppy somehow survived -- even after suffering without medical treatment for 24 hours. He sustained skull fractures, numerous cuts, a broken leg and a terrible eye injury.

Unable to afford the puppy’s medical care, the owner finally surrendered him to a local animal shelter, where the puppy was renamed “Justice.”

A Just Outcome

Justice -- and the shelter where he had been taken -- still needed help. His ghastly injuries required medical care that went beyond what the shelter could afford on its shoestring budget.

That’s when American Humane stepped in. Thanks to donors like you, we provided vital support through our Second Chance® Fund to cover Justice’s medical expenses.

Although Justice’s eye was irreparably damaged, his spirit is as strong as ever. Amazingly, he did not lose his sweet temperament following the dreadful beating he took. He is now living with a loving family that recently adopted him.

Please give what you can to help other abused and neglected animals start the new lives they so justly deserve!