Tell a story about someone dying, and you probably get a few gasps in the crowd.
Tell a story about a horrific death of a dog, and the entire audience gasps.
Add a first responder to the story, and the entire nation is horrified.
Such is the case in Georgia after a Sheriff's Deputy was indicted on charges of cruelty to animals in the death of three dogs in his care.
What Was He Thinking?
Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy Eric Tolbert is now facing charges of the death of his three dogs, Lala, Luke, and Storm.
Tolbert allegedly left the animals outside in 95-degree heat with nothing but a shed for shelter.
Tolbert was also responsible for a K-9 officer, Aegis, which was also found neglected in a disgusting pen with mold-covered feces.
PETA celebrated the indicted, being the organization that openly tried to get Tolbert charged with the crime.
PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch stated, "Nothing can bring these dogs back or make up for their suffering, but these charges send the message that there are consequences for anyone who causes dogs' agonizing deaths, including those charged with enforcing the law.
"PETA is calling for Deputy Eric Tolbert to be barred from owning animals for life so that no other dog dies slowly and painfully in his stifling shed as LaLa, Luke Cage, and Storm did."
I have never been a fan of "outside" animals as pets. If you are going to own a dog or cat, they should be inside the home as a member of the family.
To see an officer who was also responsible for a K-9 officer treating animals like this is just heartbreaking.
I know it will never happen, but I would love to see these people that abuse animals like this forced to endure the same conditions. Let Tolbert sit out there in that blazing heat all day with nothing but a hot shed for shelter.
I am sure that would change his mindset about how to treat these animals.
Source: Fox News