This has been a bad week for animals, as is often the case in the week coming on Hallowe'en (aka Samhain, Third Harvest, Samana, Vigil of Saman, Shadowfest, All Hallows Eve). October is the month that you should keep your dogs and cats inside and hidden away from the nasty ghouls out there ...
Dog found hanged from tree East Finley, PA (US) Oct 26, 2008
Dog shot with shotgun Omemee, ON (CA) Oct 25, 2008
Horse stabbed to death Linwood, KS (US) Oct 26, 2008
Cat shot with arrow, dies Houston, PA (US) Oct 25, 2008
Dog found dead in oven after break-in Dillon, SC (US) Oct 22, 2008
Law Enforcement Officers Need Your Help. If you have any information about these cases, I strongly urge you to contact police. Let's hope the guys (or gals!) who did this are caught and thrown in jail.
I have never understood the mindset of animal abusers. Of course, abuse comes in all sorts of different forms and types from setting an animal on fire to simple neglect (forgetting to feed and water it).