About one and half million shelter animals are euthanized each year. Each shelter in different states must follow strict guidelines and protocols in practicing euthanasia. It is not something that can be done just because the owner no longer wants to keep the animal.

27-year old Sara Perry, a woman from Florida showed up at the Brevard County animal shelter who was desperately trying to get rid of her dog, named Neptune. She asked the shelter to either take the dog or euthanized it since she does not want to keep it any longer. However, the animal shelter was full at the time with 42 dogs, they are unable to take Neptune.

Source: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office

Brevard County animal shelter director, Theresa Clifton recounted that Perry got extremely angry after they told her that they cannot euthanize Neptune because of the illogical reason she provided. Instead, the shelter provided her information of another shelter that may be able to keep Neptune. She also mentioned in an interview that, “Had we known that she was doing that, we would have never allowed her to leave our facility.”

Perry left the shelter angrily and a bystander saw her violently dragging the dog by the leash as they walked towards the parked car. A concerned citizen filmed the incident and in the disturbing video, Perry was seen opening the trunk of the car and aggressively pushed the poor, helpless pup inside and shut the trunk close.

Source: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office

Luckily, one of the shelter workers took a photo of Perry’s license plate and reported her to the police. This helped the authorities identify and locate her. Neptune, who was obviously emaciated and neglected was taken to a health check-up where a vet confirmed that he is in “very poor health and was extremely malnourished.”

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested Perry who was charged with felony animal cruelty. The Sheriff’s Office Facebook page shared a video with the update of the case. Sheriff Wayne Ivey said, “The abuse of this innocent pet makes absolutely no sense and can only be attributed to someone who has zero compassion for animals, and, quite frankly, shouldn’t be allowed to even own a plant, much less a pet.”

And Sheriff Ivey added, “anyone who can do something like this to an innocent pet could just as easily do it to a human, so I have zero remorse about locking her up or sympathy for any excuse she may have for her actions.”


Posted by Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida (Official) on Thursday, August 22, 2019

Perry was released from the Brevard County jail after posting a $2000.00 bond. She still awaits her trial and is scheduled to have an arraignment with a judge on Friday, the 30th.

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