The case of the mutilated dogs reveals to the residents of the department of San Martín, province of Mendoza. The animals appear with their nails ripped out and are abandoned in a channel. In two months, eight dogs were attacked and two died. There is no clue about the aggressor and they call him “the dog psychopath”.
This stranger attacks in the area of the microphone terminal, and acts so stealthily that so far it could not be captured by the security cameras that are in place. They assume it is one person because they always use the same modus operandi.
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The first case was a Labrador retriever who She was found with a rope around her neck and her fingernails ripped out.. It happened on May 21th. The second case occurred June 17 and the victim was a dog named Moon who was also found bloodied, with a rope around her neck and wet. Unfortunately did not survive.
Just 10 days later, on June 27, the third case appeared in the same conditions. The other attacks occurred: July 11 and 14; August 4, 16 and 20.
Estela, the dog that the attacker did not mutilate
Luciana told that two weeks ago his brother went to the park with his family and his pets. After staying there for a while, he noticed that Estela was not there and thought that she had gone back to the house. He went out looking for her but couldn’t find her. alerted by the mutilation cases of animals that are in the neighborhood, he went to a canal that is near the park and he found Estela wet and with bleeding legs.
At that moment he realized that his dog had become the seventh victim of the “dog psychopath”. He immediately took her to the vet where they treated her and told her that her aggressor had cut her nails too short and that was why she was bleeding. Now, Estela is recovering.
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The man also made the complaint in the Prosecutor’s Office Number 12. “It strikes me that this madman attacks at any time of the day. Luckily my brother noticed that her dog had escaped from her and he was able to find her alive. Luna did not have the same luck”, Luciana told TN and The People.
The intervention of justice to find the “dog psychopath”
Last week the residents of San Martín participated in the call “March of Lights”to request justice for mutilated animals and demand that the authorities find the culprit. The mobilization was carried out at the bus terminal, which is the area of the attacks, up to the Prosecutor’s Office.
That same day, the Public Prosecutor’s Office issued a statement to bring peace of mind and let the neighbors know that he is doing research the case.
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“Attentive to the well-known situation that involves repeated cases of animal abuse, all citizens of the department of San Martín are requested to communicate from Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 19:00 on the phone 02634420306 (Fiscal Correctional Unit of San Martin), or 911 anytime”, they expressed.
In turn, they reported that “through these channels they are receiving anonymously the complaints and relevant data for the investigation of these crimes, with the intention of bringing security to those who want to reveal clues that serve to find the perpetrator of the torture.”