“September 19th 2012 – I don’t believe in counter violence to settle old scores etc. But boy oh boy, what I wouldn’t give to spend 5 minutes alone with those that did this along; with half my followers! I just can’t imagine those that did it, blending in with a normal family life…they are EVIL; therefore should stick out like a bloody sore thumb! What is the world coming to when your own dog isn’t safe within your yard? These MF‘s must drive around looking for possible dogs, the gentle ones that will come a running with tail wagging…breaks my bloody heart to think of it! R.I.P Ridge, finally no more pain, just lots of lovely juicy bones & fields to run around; with all the other special ones that crossed Rainbow’s Bridge x”
“Please if you have any information which might help this case, no matter how small or insignificant. please contact the police; no other dog should have to die this way!”
The dog’s name was Ridge and he had a family.
A microchip embedded in the young dog’s body allowed the authorities to determine who that family was, and piece together what had happened prior to Ridge’s untimely death.
Until the day that he was stolen, Ridge was a beloved friend and playmate to his family’s two young children, ages 4 and 5.
But unscrupulous people stole Ridge from his gated, fenced yard and abused him until the day that he was dead and thrown away.
According to the NJ SPCA, Ridge was:
stolen as he played in a locked and gated back yard, used as bait, starved, neglected, abused, burned and tossed out of a moving car window
Along with the heart-wrenching description of the torture that Ridge was subjected to, is a dire warning to pet owners, “Protect Your Pets! Pet Theft is again on the rise.”
Dog fighters, searching for so-called “bait dogs,” do not follow rules. They do not respect boundaries, and last, but certainly not least, they do not care.
Protect your pets, help spare them from being tortured and killed like Ridge.
According to the NJSPCA, an investigation is underway into this innocent dog’s horrific death.