Authorities in Missouri apprehended a cruel individual who tightly fastened electrical tape around a Dachshund’s mouth and feet before callously discarding the dog in a ditch during freezing weather.
The tiny canine was discovered trembling in the ditch approximately 12 hours later. The officer felt a profound sense of sadness upon witnessing the dog’s paws and muzzle entwined with both electrical and duct tape. The front and rear legs were constricted, rendering any movement impossible. Despite these circumstances, the dog miraculously managed to survive.
The perpetrator callously flung the dog from his vehicle window and into the nearby ditch after restraining the animal with tape. At the time of discovery, the temperature hovered just above zero.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement announcing the arrest and felony charges of animal abuse and armed criminal action against Paul Garcia. His bail was established at $50,000. The apprehension of the suspect was made possible through the efforts of the diligent patrol deputy, proficient crime scene technicians, fingerprint analysts, and detectives.
Jimmy, given the name to the dog afterwards, was taken to an animal clinic for medical care. “He was experiencing hypothermia, severe malnutrition, and potentially a head injury,” posted Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter.
The determined lad is making progress. A video posted on Facebook captured him joyfully wagging his tail and engaging in play with the medical personnel. “Here’s a glimpse of him at the veterinary clinic, where he is currently receiving treatment.”
Authorities utilized social media to issue an appeal in search of the dog’s rightful owner. Katie Kofron, recognizing the photograph, identified the dog as her missing companion named “Flick.” She informed the Sheriff’s office that her 13-year-old Dachshund had gone missing from her backyard.
Fingerprints found on the electrical tape were successfully linked to Garcia. The public is strongly urging that he receive the harshest possible penalty for his atrocious act.