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Couple Arrested In Charge With Killing their 2-Year-Old Pup

12 Sep 2016 | by Deepshikha Tahiliani | Posted in: Wag News

It breaks heart to see something like this happening to someone who can’t even defend oneself. Recently, a couple, Shelby Lujan and her boyfriend, Paul Souter were arrested for brutally beating their 2-year-old dog and not seeking treatment for the pup for more than a week. They are charged under the act of cruelty to animals. Sprocket, a poodle and Maltese mix took his last breath at the vet’s clinic as soon as he was brought there for the treatment. According to the officials investigating the case, the poor dog suffered third-degree burns on about 40% of his entire body. This entire incident took place in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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The officials who are investigating the case include the police, the San Mateo District Attorney’s office, SPCA and the Peninsula Humane Society. The couple explained the police saying that the apparently spilled a cup of boiling water on Sprocket’s crate and brought him to the veterinarian. But, as per the doctor, the pup was injured for over a week.

A forensic expert involved in the investigation also mentioned that there was a pattern and brutality of injuries showcase that the pup was harassed intentionally and consistently. The president of Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, Ken White says, “The details of this case are horrific. After the scalding, the poor dog endured days of horrendous suffering. We hope our investigation will provide the evidence needed to bring Sprocket justice, and ensure that his owners are unable to hurt any other animals.”

Lujan is currently out on bail; however, Souter is still in police custody. We hope the pooch gets justice and the couple gets the due punishment that they deserve.

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