JUSTICE FOR LUX
On January 6th we were contacted about a situation in which the Utica Police were called by a resident who noticed that a woman was attempting to throw her young dog into the freezing cold Clinton River. When police arrived, they noticed that the wet puppy had severe swelling around his head and that he was limping. The officers seized the dog and rushed him to an emergency veterinary hospital where a veterinarian determined that the puppy, named Lux, had chronic injuries which resulted from long term continued abuse. Lux had been beaten so badly by his owner that he had two broken legs, with both old and new fractures, as well as a fractured skull. Lux’s owner was arrested and charged with one count of felony animal torture.
As an organization that stands strong against animal abuse, we were happy to assist Utica PD by covering all of Lux’s continuing medical expenses, as well as agreeing to hold him in our protective custody as live evidence pending a trial. Due to the ongoing investigation and upcoming trial, Lux is not available for adoption at this time. He still has several medical procedures to go through and he needs to heal from the trauma he has suffered. We can let everyone know that he is in a nice warm foster home where he is getting lots of TLC and care.
It is heartbreaking for us to even imagine the torture Lux suffered at such a young age. We hope that Lux’s owner is not only convicted of animal torture but that she is given the maximum penalty allowed by law and that the Judge orders she will not be allowed to have any other animals.
For those that would like to donate towards Lux’s care please click on the link.