"On August 6, a pit bull was found abandoned in the Florence neighborhood of Los Angeles. Dianty Marquez, from the Ghetto Rescue FFoundation, with double 'F,' was the one who came to the dog's rescue. That happened three blocks away from where this photo was taken, on the 200 block of West 85th Street.
The female pit bull wouldn't move, so she was taken to the vet, naming her Precious Cargo. Sadly, Precious Cargo died the next day." - Comrade (the human)
"The only thing we can be thankful for is she did not die on the sidewalk alone." - @ghettorescue
"Since she was microchipped, they were able to trace her back to the Orange County Animal Care (@ocanimalcare
), where she was adopted through a free county program on July 23. Her name was Valerie, and she was five years old.
The circumstances surrounding her death sparked local, national, and international outrage. Rightly so, the Los Angeles Police Department (@lapdhq
) received many calls, urging them to do something. On August 7, the LAPD's Animal Cruelty Task Force started investigating the allegations of physical and sexual assault." - Comrade
"A crime report has been taken, and a search warrant has been served." - LAPD ACTF Det. Al Erkelens
"As instructed by you, little buddy, I have personally reached out to both the Ghetto Rescue FFoundation and the LAPD ACTF, to offer our help.
And just moments ago, I was informed of the LAPD ACTF investigation update. Here it is." - Comrade
"Rest in Peace, Valerie. 😪 Hoomans can be mean, but most of them are nice. My Comrade researched and told me that through your final hours, when you had friendly hoomans next to you, during one moment near the very end, you wagged your tail. 🌈" - Sinatra
LAPD ACTF Investigation Update on Pitbull Death.
📷: OC Shelter Dogs, @ghettorescue
📢: "Anyone with additional information is urged to call LAPD's Animal Cruelty Task Force at (213) 486-0450. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org." - @lapdhq
#️⃣: #CargoStrong #JusticeForValerie