Five months ago we introduced you to Vanna and Lilly as victims of one of the most horrific cruelty cases the Humane Society of Southern Arizona has ever seen.
Vanna and Lily, 3-year-old white and brindle pit bulls were found tied to HSSA’s fencing mal-nourished, emaciated and covered in feces. The worst part was that Vanna’s entire ear was missing and scabbed over. This was one of the worst acts of cruelty witnessed by the HSSA.
Yet there is a silver lining to every horrible event. For Vanna her silver lining was Alexis Martinez. Looking to add to her pet family, Alexis stopped by one of HSSA’s offsite locations, PAWSH at La Encantada where she made an instant connection with Vanna.
“Most dogs don’t always take notice to people when they walk up to their kennel but for Vanna, when I walked up to her she automatically looked at me and instantly, I knew we had a connection,” said Alexis.
To say the least, Vanna, now Winry, hit the jackpot. She will be looked after, taken care of and loved. Lily, Vanna’s sister was also adopted out to an amazing home. We hear she is doing marvelously and is happier than ever.
As for the culprit who did this? Well, we may never know. What we do know is that horrific acts of animal cruelty can be stopped.
“If you see cruelty, report it. Reporting cruelty and stopping it in its tracks is the only way to save our pets from horrible crimes. Be their voice, stop cruelty in its tracks,” said Samantha Esquivel, spokeswoman for HSSA.
If you witness animal cruelty or need to anonymously report a cruelty crime you can do so at 88-CRIME. No pet deserves to be harmed.