Some people don’t deserve to be humans.
A puppy was abandoned, tied up in a bed sheet and left to die at a busy intersection in Melbourne, Florida.
The poor pup was rescued, before sustaining injuries, by a parks and recreation employee who had been cleaning up near Wickham Park.
Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey posted a video on Facebook calling for a search for the person responsible for the heinous act.
Below is a clip from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office’s special episode from the “Wheel of Fugitive” series.
“I’m looking for the person that dropped this precious little puppy off, wrapped him up and tied him up in a sheet, dropped him off at a major intersection to let him just simply get hurt—let him die,” said Ivey, while holding the dog.
The culprit was seen driving a black sports car near the intersection of Park Way and Wickham Road around 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
I hope they find the person who did such a terrible thing.
— Sandra Marshall (@SandraM16064954) April 17, 2019
“Any person that would do this to an animal would certainly hurt a human, so we need to get him safely behind bars at the Brevard County jail.”
Animal lovers praised the officer’s concern for those who can’t speak for themselves and hoped justice is served.
According to the Humane Society, “violence against animals has been linked to a higher likelihood of criminal violence and domestic abuse.”
The American Humane Association reported that 13% of intentional animal abuse cases were linked to domestic violence, and as many as 71% of pet-owning women wound up seeking shelter at safe houses after reporting their partners caused harm or killed one or more of their pets.
Abusing animals is often used as an intimidation tactic in cases of domestic violence.
I hate people
— Mare 🐾💙🇺🇸☘️🏒👻 (@SteelCity_Burg) April 18, 2019
Maybe we need to tie up whoever did this in a bedsheet and leave them on an intersection and see if they like it… People that are cruel just to be cruel, are seriously some of the most pathetic people
— AwesomismMom 💙👩🏻💻🌷☕️ (@AwesomismMom) April 18, 2019
We’re glad the sweet little puppy survived and hope it will find a loving home.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-TIPS or the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Cruelty Unit 321-633-2024.