Dog buried alive survives
Star, named by the animal welfare officers, a stray dog survived being shot in the head and buried alive in Malta.
According to the Times of Malta, police found a mixed – breed dog buried up to its face with its limbs bound and snout tied up near Ghar Hasan on 26th May. Star was operated and 40 gunshot pellets were removed from its head.
The news about Star has spread fast and there has been many people calling from all over the world wanting to adopt the pet. When the dog feels better and can leave hospital, the first person from the list will take Star to his home. The other callers are encouraged to adopt one of the other 110 dogs that are waiting for a new family.
There are more than 10,000 people who joined a Facebook page to show support towards the female mixed-breed and many of them is suggesting creating a trust fund to catch the perpetrator. Vascas Jewellers are offering a €250 gift voucher to anyone with information that could lead to an arrest.
The silent protest will take place on June 4 in Valletta at 5 p.m. The case is being investigated by the police. Anyone who has information can call the police on 2122 4001, the Animal Welfare Department on 2590 4132/2590 4113 or send an e-mail to [email protected].