Preventing More Animal Cruelty In Magic Valley
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT) Most of us know how to take good care of our animals. But there are a few people for whatever reason who don't. That's when we hear about animal cruelty right here in our own backyards.
Kathleen Olmstead, Supervisor of the Twin Falls Animal Shelter, says, "A citizen actually brought us a cat that was thrown from a vehicle, it had a plastic bag tied tightly to its neck. It was injured severely."
Olmstead says another person found a chocolate Labrador tied to a fence post next to the river. Someone had left a bag of dog food nearby. The animal shelter found the dog's owner, but it wasn't clear how the dog ended up where it did.
Olmstead says, "We also had a border collie blue heeler that was seen being dragged behind a pickup on a long rope. And it had pad injury, it had some bruises and abrasions."
Olmstead says if you notice an animal being abused, call animal control, the police, or other law enforcement agency right away. She says get a license plate number if you can, and an address would also be helpful.
Olmstead says, "Because animal cruelty can lead to cruelty to human beings, abuse of human beings."
May 21, 2012.