In a horrifying case of animal cruelty, a puppy was found on a roadside in China with both hind legs nearly completely torn from his body. The helpless dog was dragging himself along the road by his forearms.
“It seemed like someone had tried to rip off its legs deliberately using their hands," said Tong Tong, a spokesperson from Qiming Small Animal Protection Group.
It was a volunteer from that group that found the puppy, and rushed him to a local veterinarian’s office. Sadly, the puppy’s hind legs were dead, and worms had started to grow inside them. The vet had no choice but to amputate them both.
The puppy, now named Fu Rui, miraculously made it through the procedure despite the veterinarian’s grave concerns. But he will never be able to walk on his own again.
Now under 24-hour care, the puppy will need to be fitted with a wheelchair once he has recovered.
The person who ripped off tiny Fu Rui’s legs should be held accountable for their horrific crime, and never be allowed to own an animal. But under current Chinese law, this is impossible. China does not have a single law that protects dogs and other animals from abuse.
A draft animal welfare law has already been written, and it is imperative that this or similar legislation is enacted swiftly. Sign this petition to urge China to adopt a law that will punish cruel animal abusers -- so that no more puppies must suffer this terrible fate.