Here's a sad commentary on what some low-life will do to a FurKid...
Quoted from http://www.Firehouse.com
"Louisiana Station Mascot Nearly Killed
Smokey, a five-year-old Dalmatian and the mascot of the 9 Mile Point Fire Department, located near New Orleans, came home today after a violent brush with death, and a one-week stay in the hospital.
Firefighters returning from a training detail found Smokey missing from his fenced in yard at the fire station. Two days later Operator Keith Plaisance found him in a neighbor’s yard, badly beaten and near death.
Lt. Paul Jackson said that the dog splits his time between a fenced in area to the rear of the station and inside with the firefighters. When firefighters found the mascot they also found a trail of bricks used to bludgeon the dog. Lt. Jackson said, "You could see a trail where the dog tried to crawl to safety and they kept throwing bricks at him."
Smokey’s injuries required two surgeries including the amputation of his right rear leg. His other injuries include a fracture front leg, and multiple bruises, cuts, abrasions, and infections. He is expected to recover...
Firehouse.com photo of Smokey...
End Firehouse.com quote"
There is a little more info on the Firehouse.com page at:
Fire Mascot Story.
I can't find any links to the 9 Mile Point Fire Department or e-mails of members. I did locate a mailing address:
Nine Mile Point Vol. Fire Dept.
Chief Dennis M. Guidry
1024 Oak Avenue
Nine Mile Point, LA 70094
Phone#: (504) 349-5178
LISA, the League in Support of Animals, has posted a reward and may help with Smokey's Vet bills. Their web site is at:
Hug your FurKids tonight and say a Prayer for Fire Dog Smokey.