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2012 Year in Review: Crimes against animals

"OP" lost the use of his back legs after his owner Ron Jackson allegedly shot him 12 times, choked him with an electrical cord and threw him in a dumpster. A city employee discovered the abused dog in September and notified the Stray Rescue of St. Louis, which worked with the mayor's Animal Cruelty Task Force to identify a suspect and ultimately make an arrest on Nov. 19, 2012. OP reportedly remains in the care of the founder of Stray Rescue of St. Louis, and with the help of a donated, custom-built cart he can now walk. Stray Rescue of St. Louis

The owner of "OP" allegedly shot the dog 12 times, choked him with an electrical cord and threw him in a dumpster.
Stray Rescue of St. Louis
(CBS) -- From a dog shot and choked by his owner, to mutilated dolphins, to a monkey clubbed to death at an Idaho zoo, Crimesider looks at back at animal cruelty that made the news in 2012.

PICTURES: Crimes against animals (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
According to Pet-Abuse.org, a website that tracks animal abuse cases in several countries, including the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom, there have been more than 17,000 cases of animal abuse reported in the U.S. in 2012.
  • Crimesider Staff

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