Presidente Figueiredo, Brazil: Sad story, no happy ending
The dog at the center of a heartbreaking abuse story received a small token of justice last week, when the garbageman who killed him was fired.
Jadson James Franca was driving his garbage truck in Presidente Figueiredo, Brazil, late last month when, according to bystanders, he ran the truck up onto the pavement to hit the gentle dog.
Pictures taken of the incident show the dog collapsed on the side of the road in obvious pain.
But that wasn’t enough. While his companions laughed, Franca wrapped a chain around the dog’s neck and dragged his broken body over the rough pavement to the back of his truck.
One arresting picture shows the terrified pup lying on the pavement, his legs apparently broken beneath him as Franca pulls on his chain.
Franca then threw the injured animal into the trash compactor before…
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