Some humans are capable of such monstrous acts that make the rest of us ashamed of belonging to the same species. Animals are so much better than people. In the wilderness, they attack because they are hungry or frightened – never kill or torture for pleasure.
Our heroin had the misfortune to be owned by a sadistic person how not only enjoyed torturing her but also buried her alive and left her to die. Athena is a French Mastiff (Dogue De Bordeaux). She was recently found buried alive by a good Samaritan who was walking his dog. He noticed something sticking out of the dirt. He realized that it was the dog’s head, and he knew he had to act immediately.
The authorities managed to find Athena’s owner thanks to the ID tag. It turned out that he lives near the vacant lot in Paris when Athena was found. He denied having anything to do with this event and claimed she had run away.
However, the evidence told a different story. It was apparent that the dog was suffering abuse over a long period of time and that she was suffering from osteoarthritis, which would make it pretty difficult for her to run away.
The 21-year-old owner was arrested Saturday afternoon, and he will be tried for cruelty to animals. The trial is scheduled for May. People started a petition demanding maximum sentencing, which would mean 2 years in prison and a $33,000 fine.
The petitioners also ask that he be denied bail because they believe that animal cruelty is just a step away from hurting a human being.