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Prison for dog abuser from Tulcea

Demand the authorities to investigate horrific and unprovoked dog attack in Romania

Ask the Ministry of Justice and the General Prosecutor of Romania to control what went wrong with the investigation made by prosecutor against the dog abuser from Tulcea, who was declared not guilty for strangling and hanging a dog despite the CCTV recordings.

In May 2018, a member of the public ruthlessly and barbarically strangled, beat and tortured a female dog in Tulcea, Romania.
Dog abuser caught on surveillance cameras (warning: strong video content!)
The sickening act of violence was caught on surveillance cameras by a local store owner who promptly reported the savage attack to the relevant authorities in Romania.

The dog, who had ventured away from her 8 puppies where they were living under a construction site, sat watching the man as he petted his own dogs in his front garden. She then ventured towards him, wagging her tail when he reached out as if to pet her.

The man then unexpectedly and aggressively grabbed her and commenced a ferocious attack which lasted over 5 minutes. It included; strangling with his hands and a rope, crushing her neck with his knees and trying to remove her eye with his fingers. At the end of the footage, she lies motionless and appears dead as he drags her off by a rope around the neck.

By some miracle, the dog survived but she must have been unimaginably scared during the attack. Afterwards, she reportedly lay nursing her puppies for 4 days without eating. ROLDA, a Romanian dog rescue charity, undertook a 6 hour round trip to rescue both the mother dog and her pups. We have named her Hope and she is one of the most loving, beautiful dogs we have met. Our heart breaks to think that happened to her. Since the incident, ROLDA reported this atrocity to City Hall In Tulcea and also alerted the relevant authorities in the local town and the Romanian capital, Bucharest. We were met with silence, until Dec 2019, where we received the official document confirming the video footage had been viewed by the police, that no crime had been committed and the man had been ‘interacting’ with the dog, but not abusing her. We are absolutely disgusted by this response because the footage is very clear. This man barbarically attacked an innocent animal with no mercy. It is beyond belief that anyone would want to commit such an act of cruelty, let alone watch footage of it and decide to let him off. The message from authorities is clear; in Romania, the public are permitted to abuse innocent animals with no consequence. We at ROLDA say no, this is not acceptable and we will not rest until justice is served.

The law is very clear in this regard: any act of cruelty towards animals is punishable with a prison sentence between 3 months and 1 year. The evidence on the surveillance camera could not be more clear, this brutal man needs to be brought to justice. Please sign our petition to have this man arrested and charged.

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In attention of
Ministry of Justice and General
Prosecutor of Romania

I am shocked and appalled to read that the video evidence of the brutal abuse of a dog in Tulcea, Romania, has been investigated and rejected by…
The CCTV footage clearly shows the homeless dog peacefully approach the man who was playing with his own dogs on the lawn outside his house. He grabbed the dog and subjected her to a horrific and shocking attack, where he strangled her with both his hands and a rope, attempted to pull out one of her eyes and and eventually dragged her off by a rope round her neck and left her for dead. She managed to drag herself back to her puppies, where she nursed them for 4 days with terrible injuries, until the dog rescue charity, ROLDA, were alerted and came to their rescue. The police have watched the obscene footage and have deemed the despicable and unforgivable act as ‘interaction’ with the dog and have decided not to pursue the case. To add insult to injury, they have mentioned an attempt to find the man at his home, but have been unsuccessful. This is not acceptable.
The law in Romania is clear. Animal cruelty is punishable with a 3 months to 1 year prison sentence. What message are we sending to Romania’s when we allow an act with such clear, indisputable video evidence to go without punishment. Animals have no voice but I do. I demand this cruel, disgusting act is given the investigation it warrants and the dog gets the justice she deserves.

Kind regards

Below you can see Hope with her pups when they were saved

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