Town horrified by animal cruelty
Posted on January 8, 2010 under Pet Health & Safety
In a horrifying story, a former animal control officer is accused of shooting and killing more than 100 dogs and cats and dumping their bodies in a creek in Canton, Mississippi.
Although Alonzo Esco has not been charged with any crime yet, officials are disgusted by the gruesome discovery and plan to cite Esco with multiple counts of misdemeanor in animal cruelty, according to ClarionLedger.com.
Canton Alderman Charles Weems expressed his dismay over the event, likening Esco to another well-known face of animal cruelty.
"It’s unbelievable someone could do something like that to these animals," Weems told the news provider. "This is worse than Michael Vick."
Some are hopeful that this devastating act will help improve the animal cruelty laws, which Senator Bob Dering has been trying to strengthen for the past five years, proposing requirements that individuals use proper pet care towards innocent animals.
To prevent another one of these cases, it may be a good idea for pet owners to install microchips in their animals to better their chances of being safely returned.