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$1,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest and Conviction of Puppy Mutilator

June 5, 2013
Animal League Defense Fund

Animal League Defense Fund

Source ALDF

San Juan, Puerto Rico — The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) who savagely mutilated a puppy by chopping all four legs off. The black puppy was found alive in a parking lot with infected and rotting bones and was euthanized last Sunday.

According to media reports, a local animal rescue group called Rabito Kontento had seen the puppy, who they named “Ocean,” playing happily on the beach with his mother last Friday. Ocean was found mutilated on Sunday near a resort in the northern coastal town of Hatillo. The rescue group’s spokesperson, Mariel Rojas has said “Nobody has seen anything; nobody has said anything.”

Aggravated animal abuse is a second-degree felony in Puerto Rico. The penalty for felony aggravated animal abuse is a minimum of eight and maximum of 15 years in prison, under section 16-70 of the cruelty code. Puerto Rico now has some of the strongest anti-cruelty statutes that exist after sweeping legislation was passed in 2008 based on ALDF’s Model Animal Protection Laws.  That legislative victory came after some alarming animal cruelty cases in Puerto Rico prompted international petitions threatening to boycott the country unless it strengthened its animal cruelty laws. For example, in 2007 a private animal control company was accused of hurling companion animals from a bridge.

“Our hearts break for Ocean, and all the other animals like him who suffer from the sadistic cruelty of abusers” says Stephen Wells, ALDF executive director. “We call on anyone with knowledge of this horrific act to come forward for the safety of other animals. Abusers frequently repeat violent crimes against helpless animals, and often go on to victimize people as well.”

If you have information relating to the identity of the person or persons who mutilated this puppy, please contact the Animal Legal Defense Fund at 707-795-2533, x1010.

More Information

  • Additional photos of Ocean’s injuries taken by rescuer, Mariel Rojas of the nonprofit Rabito Kontento (click to enlarge)
  • Additional reward being offered by The Hachiko Animal Federation

Report cruelty to animals HERE

we sit in silence,
stunned and sad,
torn between anger
and raging mad.
whoever you are,
subhuman lowlife
we will find you,
and make the

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

33 Comments leave one →
  1. June 5, 2013 12:39 pm

    I would like to go with an axe and chop off the legs and arms of the mother-fucker who did this-I wish him (or her or them) ALL the worst suffering possible and more for what they did to this poor, beautiful dog-monsters like this should never be allowed to live-


    • June 5, 2013 12:56 pm

      Haunting, isn’t it? Thank you, Joyce.


    • June 5, 2013 1:01 pm

      To JOYCE Shulman, I agree with you 1000000 % wicked vile scum bags.. need to be caught & hung drawn & quartered… my God I hope this dear little soul did not suffer too much…


    • Karen permalink
      June 5, 2013 1:15 pm

      so with you Joyce…..wish I could be the one to dispense JUSTICE to all animal abusers. I do not have the words to express my hatred for any and all who would do this and other atrocities to innocent animals. I know what I would do to the monster who performed this unspeakable act…………it wouldn’t be pretty, and it wouldn’t be quick.


    • June 5, 2013 3:14 pm

      I agree with you all,how can anyone do this to a beautiful animal have they no compassion or heart,I wish we could find these who done this evil to this sweet pup,I would love to slash them and let each person do something horrible to this person or persons..I hope this lovely little baby never suffered to much,I hope they catch the bastards who done this,they had better punish them really bad otherwise someone had better do something..


      • June 10, 2013 4:27 pm

        Thank you for your comments, Marguerite. This is a future serial killer of both animals and humans. I hope the person is caught and punished asap.


    • Karina Kharazishvili permalink
      June 6, 2013 4:53 am

      Me too Joyce Shulman, very agree and wish do the same to all this crap, poor puppies. this people dangerouse for society too.


  2. bazin-deckmyn permalink
    June 5, 2013 12:41 pm

    Faut-il être lâche pour faire ce genre de chose, et en particulier sur des petits chiots sans défense. Vous êtes un homme “très courageux”, feriez-vous la même chose à un grand tigre ?
    Should it be cowardly to do this kind of thing, especially on defenseless puppies. You are a “very courageous” man, would you do the same thing to a large tiger?


    • June 5, 2013 12:55 pm

      No kidding, the person gets power from such. Evil bastard from hell.


  3. Maria O Donnell permalink
    June 5, 2013 12:42 pm

    lease catch this scum -of-the earth and bring him to justice. my heart goes out to the poor puppy who must have suffered terribly.


  4. June 5, 2013 12:46 pm

    Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog and commented:
    The perpetrator needs to be caught, before he/she inflicts further harm. Please help.


  5. June 5, 2013 1:45 pm

    This is HORRIBLE. That poor puppy! I cannot even imagine doing such a thing. And the poor dog was found alive. What the hell is wrong with people. This is sick.


  6. June 5, 2013 1:45 pm

    Reblogged this on Girl for Animal Liberation.


  7. Antonia Läubli permalink
    June 5, 2013 1:58 pm

    Sometimes I think the world is an devils place. How on earth can somebody do such a bestiality. Sometimes I am ashamed to call myself a human beeing. I hope from the bottom of my heart, that this person get caught.


  8. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    June 5, 2013 2:00 pm

    we sit in silence,
    stunned and sad,
    torn between anger
    and raging mad.
    whoever you are,
    subhuman lowlife
    we will find you,
    and make the


  9. June 5, 2013 2:54 pm

    I dont even have the words, im uttery speechless, for once! I pray they find who did this because whoever can do such a thing as cutting off a defenseles puppies legs and paws & mutilae a puppy is rtainly cuse for geat concern hey wil surly do somethinglike this again mybe nxt time a human! Sick POS!! I wont even say what i would do to a person who would do something like this!


    • June 5, 2013 2:55 pm

      Serial killers mostly begin their evil “careers” on animals. They get off on the power. Sick bastards. Thanks, Florence.


  10. justjems permalink
    June 6, 2013 9:50 am

    I cannot comment about this tragedy because the sickness of it has torn me apart. I have no words enough to explain how I feel about the atrocity, this degenerate, this projected human killer – how can anyone with 1% of a brain do this. God help us that they walk among us. I cannot look at more.


    • June 6, 2013 4:59 pm

      Thank you for your comments, JustJems, I understand how you feel.


  11. June 7, 2013 12:33 pm

    Reblogged this on Carinas space and commented:
    I’ve seen many cases of this kind of barbaric mutilations to dogs this past week, there is something very wrong with humanity and it seems to be spreading everywhere. I hope they catch all those who torture defenseless animals like the puppy in this case!!! Quid pro quo


  12. June 10, 2013 4:18 pm

    Reblogged this on Animals Deserve to Live and commented:
    There are way, way too many sick f***s in this world for my liking. What a horrible waste of a life. And for what? Pleasure? Seriously? WTF?


    • June 10, 2013 4:29 pm

      Thank you for sharing, Greg, I agree with your words. Some people are horrendously twisted, too much so for this world.


  13. debra young permalink
    June 11, 2013 11:42 am

    Once again I’d like to advise you that PETA Latino has added $5,000.00 to the reward fund.


  14. November 1, 2016 11:23 pm

    Just as I was having a good day…God fucking damnit humanity



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