Dog Lovers Call for an End to Animal Cruelty

“Chessie” is the only one of 3 dogs to survive being tied to a railroad track last week.

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) August 17, 2012

Over $ 10,000 is being offered to anyone providing information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the man who tied three dogs to an Ohio CSX railroad track. Two of the dogs were killed by trains, but authorities said a small pup survived by hunching down when the train passed over.

ABC News Channel 5 in Clevaland, Ohio reports that a CSX employee watched from a distance as an unidentified man tied a dog to the railroad tracks and stood back to take photos of the animal. When the train passed, the man disappeared, so the employee was unable to stop or question him.

The surviving dog, named Chessie by shelter employees, was wearing a pink collar, leading authorities to believe she was once a pet. The 22-pound mixed breed dog is said to be gentle, friendly, happy and well-behaved. Chessie is currently being held and cared for by Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter in Valley View, Ohio.

Since news of the tragedy broke, several businesses and organizations have stepped forward to offer help in the form of reward money for information that will bring this animal abuser to justice.

Ed Kotecki, owner of Kotecki Family Memorials, and his son were so touched by the news they are offering $ 3,000 for information leading to an arrest. Additionally, PETA is offering up to a $ 5,000 reward and the Humane Society of the United States is offering a $ 2,500 reward.

Dogington Post has joined the effort to help find the man behind this act of animal cruelty. The online dog news site reaches over 1.7 million dog lovers each week, and published news about this case and a plea for help to all of its readers.

“Our readers are outraged by this story and sharing the news with their friends. Many of them told us they’d like to see the perpetrator tied to a railroad track in the same manner he tied up those dogs,” said Brandy Arnold, editor at Dogington Post.

“We hope that by sharing this story – and the many other cases of cruelty – we might reach someone who has information to catch this guy. The added bonus is that we are bringing light to just how rampant animal abuse is in this country. It needs to stop.”

The site has published articles about several cases of animal abuse and cruelty, including this Ohio railroad case; information about Michael Vick’s dogfighting ring; several cases of dogs being left in hot cars to die; an 11 year old girl who beat a puppy to death; an animal control officer who shot multiple dogs; and many more.

What will become of Chessie, the dog who survived being tied to the railroad track? The Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter is taking applications for her to ensure she ends up in a wonderful, loving home. She will be available for adoption this weekend.

For more information about Dogington Post and their effort to end animal cruelty, visit and check them out on YouTube.

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