Two animal rescuers were found with over 100 animals stuffed into the back of a U-haul

If this isn’t cruel irony I don’t know what is.

Two animal rescuers-Bonnie Sheehan, 55, and Pamela A. King-McCracken, 59- who have their dog rescue operation, called Hearts for Hounds, in California, are “facing aggravated animal cruelty charges after cops caught them with more than 100 dogs and one cat stuffed in the back of a U-Haul truck without food, water, or adequate air, police said.” Sheehan and King-McCracken were busted in Fayette County, Tennessee.  According to their website, they were moving their operation to Roanoke, VA.

The dogs cages held four or five dogs, were stacked one on top of another and they were laying in their own feces.

“One dog was dead, police said.”

According to the article, one of the first thing one of the women said to an officer is “we love our animals.”

What a twisted version of love she has envisioned.

That is not love! That is cruel and unusual punishment to such innocent creatures who only want to be loved.

I am so sick and tired of people treating animals so cruelly.  Animals have feelings to- they cry when they are upset or someone mistreats them, they wag their tails when they are happy and they suffer when someone mistreats them.

The only difference is that they can’t fight for their rights.  So it is our duty and obligation to do it for them.  We must protect animals from these types of abuses because they are inhumane and intolerable.

They deserve to be treated with respect, dignity and love- nothing less.


About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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