PETA calls for help in one of the most disturbing cases of animal abuse ever
Officials from the Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office are working with Animal Control Officers to find out who horribly abused an animal found a few weeks ago.
According to WTKR, a dog named Huggies was sexually abused with a broom handle.
She was found running loose on April 29 and brought to the Isle of Wight Animal Shelter.
Huggles was medically screened and seen by a local vet who determined the animal needed serious medical care. The vet was able to spay the dog without any complications.
A few days later, the dog's condition started to decline at a beagle rescue center. She became lethargic and experienced mysterious bleeding.
Vets thought she was experiencing complications from being spayed and treated her for an infection, but the condition only got worse.
During exploratory surgery, they found a 3-3.5 inch plastic end to a broom handle had been inserted into Huggles. The item was removed and the dog is now recovering from the disturbing abuse.
PETA has offered a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person responsible for the heinous act.
PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch released an official statement:
Someone knows the person or persons who sexually abused and tortured this dog with a broom handle, leaving her to suffer in pain for weeks. PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for this dog's suffering and urges anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately before the perpetrator acts again.