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|It never fails to amaze and disgust us when we hear about the way some humans treat dogs. It's not just the way their cruelty affects the dog victim, its the suffering it also causes to the humans that cared for that dog. It seems that some folk are weak, callous and generally nasty minded specimens and not really fit to be called human. Yet these humans have 'rights' and the dogs don't. Where's the justice.|
|Jess, the dog victim in this story, seems to have fallen foul of a real idiot. It makes you wonder why - was it some sort of entertainment for the youth involved or was it a a plan to make money that went wrong when the age of the dog was realised.|
|Read Jess's story and weep. Weep because she was the victim of a sicko. Weep for the loss her owners felt and the horror they must feel when they think about what happened to her. Weep for the world that we live in, a world where this can happen. Maybe spare a tear for the perpetrator who has got to be a pretty sorry specimen and a lost cause.|
|Information below reproduced by permission of reporter Margaret Heyward on behalf of the Spenborough guardian|
POLICE are hunting a cruel thief after a Border Collie snatched from outside Tesco was later found dead in a beck by Mann Dam.
Twelve-year-old Jess, who suffered
with arthritis, had been left tethered outside the Cleckheaton shop
while her 77-year-old owner was doing his shopping.
When he came out, Jess had vanished, and he alerted the police.
THE brutal killing of Jess has appalled Spen folk - and prompted one dog owner to set up a reward fund for the conviction of the youth responsible.
Businessman Francis Fawcett has
started it off with a donation himself, and is now inviting other
members of the public to add contributions. "I'm
a pretty hard bloke, but I was so upset when I heard what happened I
couldn't sleep," he said. "I used to see Jess and her owner on the
Greenway when I was walking my dogs, and you just can't believe someone
can do something like this. It's absolutely scandalous. "Everybody is
talking about it and they all think it's appalling - one woman I spoke
to was even crying. "If someone has the mentality to do such an horrific
thing, then you have to wonder if they will go on to do something even
STAGGERING - that's how the organiser of a reward fund set up to find the killer of Jess the dog summed up the reaction of Spen folk this week.
Horrified by the tragic tale of how
Jess was snatched from outside Tesco and then dumped in Spen Beck,
businessman Francis Fawcett set up the fund and invited others to
contribute. The Spenborough Guardian,
which ran the story last week, co-ordinated the appeal and by Wednesday
donations at our Market Street office had reached £620. Another £2,100
had been pledged by people from all over Yorkshire who had seen the
story on television.
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