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Drowned Dog Facebook Photo Leads To Arrest

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A drowned dog’s Facebook photo may have led to the capture of the animal’s killer. I have posted the picture from the Facebook page down below, but be cautious before you scroll down.

You should be aware that it’s an upsetting image of a dog chained to a rock and left to drown in the ocean’s waves.

The photo was posted by Germa Marquez and also on the ¡Por Mi Perro Mato! Facebook pages.

Marquez encountered the sad sight when she was strolling in a park on the beach in Huelva, Spain at low tide. By then, it was too late to save the helpless animal.

However, she posted her photo of the drowned dog to Facebook and begged for help in finding the culprit. She was angry and said that it wasn’t the first time that she witnessed animal cruelty in the area.

A Spanish translation of one of her comments said: “Today we have many ways to make sure that things like this will not go unpunished. Technology can help in cases like this.”

Apparently, it did help. The Austrian Times reported Monday that someone had recognized the dog and tipped off the name of the owner to the police.

According to their report, a man decided to drown the dog because he couldn’t afford to have the animal euthanized humanely.

A police spokesman said, “Instead he tied the dog to a rock on the beach and left [it] there to drown when the tide came in.”

In a similar case in the United States, a dog in Texas was abandoned on the highway by being chained to a guardrail. Fortunately, that animal was rescued.

The suspect is now facing animal cruelty charges in the case of the Facebook drowned dog.

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The photo posted to Facebook

[drowned dog victim photo by Germa Marquez via Facebook]
[beach photo by Paulo Brandao via Flickr and Creative Commons]

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10 Responses to “Drowned Dog Facebook Photo Leads To Arrest”

  1. Heather Marie Kosur

    The monster that changed that poor dog to the rock should also be changed to the same rock and left to experience the same cruel ending.

  2. Heather Marie Kosur

    Yes, chained. I was upset and typing fast.

  3. Gina Cooke

    I kind of like the idea of the perpetrator being changed [in]to a rock.

  4. Germa Marquez

    Hello you all,
    In fact I posted the picture on my Facebook profile to denounce the horrible case. But there are some points in the news that I would like to clarify: I didn´t took the photo, It was a teenager relative who sent it to me and I decided to publish it inmediately, looking for help to identify the owner of the poor animal. I also wanted to keep the teenager away from the case, to protect her, because she suspected who was the owner of the dog and the guy is quite agressive.

    I asked the city council for help and they contacted the police, who found that the animal was registered with a chip so…Bingo! They found the guy.

    It was a collective and solidary work and thanks to Facebook justice will be served.

    Thanks to all the people who made it possible and greetings:

    Germa

  5. Germa Marquez

    Hello you all,
    In fact I posted the picture on my Facebook profile to denounce the horrible case. But there are some points in the news that I would like to clarify: I didn´t took the photo, It was a teenager relative who sent it to me and I decided to publish it inmediately, looking for help to identify the owner of the poor animal. I also wanted to keep the teenager away from the case, to protect her, because she suspected who was the owner of the dog and the guy is quite agressive.

    I asked the city council for help and they contacted the police, who found that the animal was registered with a chip so…Bingo! They found the guy.

    It was a collective and solidary work and thanks to Facebook justice will be served.

    Thanks to all the people who made it possible and greetings:

    Germa

  6. Thomas Skipper

    I almost cried when I saw that picture. How can anyone do that. If there is one thing that can get me worked up its animal cruelty. Sometimes I wonder about the people that are out there. Wow