This is the sort of bulls**t that makes me tear my hair out and want to punch humanity in the face. The incredible senselessness of this act of cruelty – where two young men strapped an M80 to the neck of this little dog, then lit it – just boggles the mind of most reasonable people (even those that aren’t big pet lovers).
An M80, of course, is not just a firecracker – it’s the equivalent of a 1/4 stick of dynamite. The explosion apparently sent the poor dog flying through the air and caused a 10 inch gash on his back and neck.
Considering that Rocket (as the news media dubbed him before his possible owner stepped forward) is a long haired dauschund mix, and only weighs around twelve pounds, that is a HUGE injury.
There are witnesses to this horrific act, but no one has yet been willing to come forward and name the two young men responsible, although with the fairly substantial reward being offered, there is hope that someone will cough up the names.
A woman claiming to be Rocket’s owner (she calls him Dexter) said he slipped out of her back gate and by the time she realized it, she thought he was gone, but he’d actually already been taken to the animal hospital for treatment. She’s got photos of him and hopes to have him returned to her next week.
For more about the story, watch the video below. And good luck, Rocket/Dexter! Feel better soon!