Oreo, a one year old Pit Bull mix, was put to death this afternoon at the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals. Oreo was the victim of serious abuse, having been thrown from the sixth floor of a Brooklyn roof top.
Oreo sustained two broken legs and a fractured rib in the horrific incident. She was nursed back to health. As part of her care she was "evaluated" by the ASPCA and deemed to be aggressive. Pets Alive, a Middletown, NY animal sanctuary, has spoken to volunteers and employees at the ASPCA and has questioned the methodology and results of those evaluations.
Pets Alive offered last night to accept responsibility for the rescue and rehabilitation of Oreo. Pets Alive has a thirty year history of rehabilitating animals deemed to be aggressive or unadoptable.
"This is absolutely disgusting," said Kerry Clair, Executive Co-Director of Pets Alive. "Animal organizations should not be adversaries, but when an organization that is chartered with protecting animals chooses to murder them when there are other options, they should lose the right to be called their protectors."
"We encourage supporters of the ASPCA to withhold financial support to a welfare organization that chooses murder over rehabilitation. They work for you, not the other way around," added Matt DeAngelis, Executive Co-Director of Pets Alive.
Oreo. Truly a miracle dog. Beat all the odds. Murdered at the hands of the ASPCA.