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$5,000 Reward Offered: Justice for victim of severe abuse

August 17, 2010
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From Pasado’s Safe Haven

Blazer the dog was a healthy, happy, and youthful seven-year-old Border Collie who was deeply devoted to his owners, the Roller family. Last week, Katie Roller was involved in a serious car accident that severed an artery in her right leg. Katie had to be transported to a trauma center and when she didn’t come home, loyal Blazer went looking for her – but he didn’t return. When Blazer had been missing for several days, 10-year-old Daniel Roller was mystified; and when he found Blazer near a Port Orchard elementary school, he was distraught.

The family had been putting up flyers when they were approached by a man who had seen Blazer and mentioned that the dog had been bound with wires. After the man pointed Katie to the area where he had seen Blazer, she was stunned by the condition of her dog: Blazer had zip-ties bound tightly around both of his left legs. “The zip-ties were so tight that his back left leg had to be amputated to save his life,” she said. “Someone intentionally tortured and mutilated him. His foot was black and the size of a softball.” Ten-year-old Daniel concurred. “His paws were spread out; it was all purple,” Daniel said. The cost of the life-saving surgery was a staggering $3,000, but the Roller family couldn’t afford the expensive procedure. The family pulled together to pay for their beloved dog’s operation. Daniel tried selling his video games to the neighbors. “The video games I have are really good, like Halo and Crackdown,” he explained. Katie sold her computer and her wedding ring to pay for the first half of the surgery.

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“The wedding band doesn’t meet me at home every day, waiting for me…it doesn’t swim with me, it doesn’t bark,” Katie stated. But Katie wasn’t sure how they would come up with the second half of the surgical fee, as her car had been totaled in her recent accident.

A local paper ran the tragic story, and thanks to the generosity of the community, $3,000 was donated to the Roller family. Calls and donations came in from across the country. The Roller family was stunned by such generosity, and late on Wednesday evening, Blazer was reunited with his loving family.

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s office is currently investigating the injuries that Blazer sustained and they are treating the incident as an animal abuse case. An account has also been set up at all Kistap Bank branches for Blazer’s rehabilitation costs.

Pasado’s Cruelty Investigator has been in contact with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s department regarding this case. They are welcoming any help that they can get to bring justice to this case.

  • If you have any information regarding this cowardly act, please call 1-800-222-8477.
  • ALL TIPS WILL REMAIN ANONYMOUS. NO NAMES WILL BE DIVULGED.
  • Donations are accepted HERE

From Port Orchard Independent: “Blazer” was reunited with his family on Wednesday after his leg had to be amputated due to a cruel act of violence. The family’s dog was found with zip ties around his legs causing its back left leg to have to be surgically removed. Dr. Dennis Christman at the Kitsap Veterinary Hospital in Port Orchard performed the surgery that saved Blazer’s life. Click on picture for story ...

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An account has been set up at all Kitsap Bank branches for Blazer’s rehab costs. It’s under the name: “David T. Roller Donation Account.”

Blazer’s owners touched by public support

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. carine rostoucher permalink
    August 18, 2010 12:26 pm

    STOP! THIS PROMOTION! OF BULL SUFFERING IN BOLLYWOOD FILM! VERY ! BAD! AND STUPID!! RESPECT PLEASE! ANIMALS!!!

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  2. MICHELLE MOREL permalink
    August 19, 2010 11:00 am

    I HOPE THEY GET THE BASTARDS THAT TORTURED THIS DOG MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE OWNERS ME TOO BEING A DOG LOVER I WELLED UP READING THIS TRAGIC STORY. I AM GLAD THE DOGS LIFE WAS SAVED POOR THING

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  3. Lesley Roesch permalink
    August 23, 2010 9:27 pm

    The barbarians that did this DESERVE a leg amputated in return!!! They are sick, sick people that deserve time in prison!!!!

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  4. August 23, 2010 9:31 pm

    I hope that abusers and tormentors of this poor dog will be found and sent to jail where their f….g hands will be cut off.

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  5. February 23, 2011 12:26 pm

    Why? What sick demented person would do such an atrocity? I love my dogs! They have no voice; they have no choice! We are supposed to protect them!

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