Angie, a young puppy, is a strong and courageous dog. Despite going through so much over the years, she still displays loving and hopeful behavior despite all of it. According to reports, Angie had suffered abuse from her human in January 2020. Officials took her away from the person because she looked as if she was about to die.
Angie was unable to obtain justice for over two years. Her abuser is now facing punishments, which are supposedly some of the harshest animal cruelty sentences in Quebec’s history. Dog lovers from all walks of the world agree that this individual deserves better consequences than he got.
Long Overdue Justice
Angie had several injuries when officials found her in 2020. She had a punctured cornea, broken teeth and a cut on her head. While her human was being investigated, she was taken to emergency veterinary care. During her recovery, the Montreal SPCA took care of her.
“The dog was found in a deplorable state in a blood-soaked apartment by animal protection officers,”SPCA. “When they arrived, the officers found a lethargic animal with a punctured eye, nearly half of her teeth broken, and an open wound on her skull.”
Angie underwent many medical treatments before she was able to leave for her forever home. She lives now with her loving family. They said she loves cuddling with them and playing in the snow, so she’s not letting her tragic past hold her back.
It wasn’t until December 7th, 2021, that Angie’s abuser pleaded guilty. He confessed to “willfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering, or injury to a dog.” His sentence is one of the most significant punishments on record for animal cruelty in Quebec, but many believe it’s not enough.
Dogs deserve better
Angie was abused by a man who received a seven-month sentence. For the next 15 years, he is not allowed to have a pet or live in the same place as one.
Canada’s animal cruelty laws are constantly improving, but Quebec is the province with the most lenient punishments. If the case occurred in Ontario, his sentence would’ve been closer to two years. Dog lovers think he should be sentenced to more time for his inexcusable actions.
Officials remind people that they must report any animal abuse they witness. Many dogs don’t get justice because no one witnesses or reports the abuse. Sadly, dogs can’t speak for themselves, so we need to speak up for them.
The punishment for Angie’s abuse might seem minor for what she went through, but it’s better than no consequences. Quebec considers this sentence a success in animal welfare. This case may encourage the enforcement of animal cruelty laws to be even more stringent in the future.
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