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PETITION TARGET: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

In a heartbreaking case of animal cruelty, a gang of teens mercilessly tortured a tiny Chihuahua in Freedom Park, Las Vegas, inflicting severe burns over his back and torso.

A good Samaritan called the police, but it was too late to stop the gruesome damage.

The Animal Foundation raced to the scene, and reached out to Hearts Alive Village (who run the Chi of Hearts program to save local Chihuahuas) to find medical help. They rushed the dog — later named Roger — to Legacy Animal Hospital for emergency treatment. According to doctors, Roger’s extensive burns may come from fire, fireworks or chemicals.

Rescuers call this is the worst case of animal cruelty they’ve ever witnessed, with the initial injuries too graphic to share on social media.

Roger is receiving long-term treatment for his painful burns and has a very long road to recovery ahead of him. His attackers are still walking the streets, and must be caught before they harm any other animals or humans.

Sign this petition urging police to find and prosecute Roger’s attackers, and make it clear that such animal cruelty will not be tolerated.