IN FAMILY VIOLENCE INCIDENT
GUAM—Two dogs were found severely beaten with a hammer in Yigo, following an apparent family violence incident. Their bodies were hidden in piles of trash. One died yesterday morning, while the other was found breathing, but later succumbed to his injuries.
Guam Animals in Need employees responded yesterday to reports of a crying, injured dog in Yigo. The Guam Police Department also arrived at the scene, responding to a family violence incident.
Once the site was secured by police, the two dogs were found. “We’re told someone beat these pets with a hammer, then tossed their bodies into a pile of trash,” said GAIN board president Cyrus Luhr. “But it appears they were still alive after the attack. They suffered and cried all night.”
Luhr said that GAIN staff found one still breathing, but his eye had popped out. “He had been repeatedly, violently struck in the head,” said Luhr. “He still cried in pain after we found him.”
The dog was rushed to a nearby veterinary clinic, Animal Medical Clinic, where it was determined that he had extreme brain damage and needed to be euthanized.
After examining the bodies, it was estimated that both dogs survived the initial attack, and likely suffered through the night before dying in the morning.
Both dogs appear to have been well-fed, domesticated pets of medium size. At this time, their ownership is unclear.
An individual was apprehended at the scene and is currently being treated for injuries. It is unclear whether any arrest on charges of animal cruelty have been made. This story is developing, and GAIN will provide additional information as it becomes available.
If you have any information on this crime, call: Guam Crime Stoppers at 477-4357. (PR)