Teen Boys Tried to Drown Shih Tzu in Canal By Tying Bricks to Its Legs

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A 3-year-old Shih Tzu survived a brutal attack on Saturday by a gang of teenage boys thanks to a vigilant passerby. According to WSVN, Carlos Torres witnessed a group of boys trying to drown the dog in a canal in Miami Lakes when he jumped in to save it. The dog required surgery that cost $1500 after the attack, and animal advocates are trying to raise the funds.

Torres told the news station that he witnessed the boys torturing the dog. They tied two bricks to its hind leg and stuffed it in a bag before throwing the pooch in a canal near  Northwest 183rd Street and 57th Avenue.

"That's when I ran the light, stopped and noticed there was a dog inside the bag," Torres said. "I couldn't believe what they were doing, so I threw myself inside the canal, took the dog out, removed her out of the bag and removed the bricks from the dog."

Torres took the dog to a veterinarian, who discovered that bones in one of the dog's hind legs had been completely shattered and would require surgery. Though, that surgery cost $1500, and until then the dog can't properly walk. Advocates are hoping to raise the money through Fur Angels Rescue

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Vmanning7579
Vmanning7579

Torres is a hero!  Blessings upon you, sir.

Ltfulmer
Ltfulmer

Carry the thugs to Judge Judy!! She would hang them by their hind legs!! And make them pay the surgery!!!

chrissy
chrissy

That is so disgusting! What horrible P.O.S horrible excuses for human beings. Thank goodness there are still decent people out there, THANK YOU CARLOS TORRES!

badgercorner
badgercorner

I feel this is just as bad a crime as if it were done against another human.These little maniacs should be prosecuted as adults - the problem in this country lately seems to be that people (especially kids/teens) do not think they are accountable for their own actions.It's always everyone elses fault why they are the way they are...  :(These teens are souless and evil and should be punished accordingly.As someone else mentioned - it won't be long before they're committing similar crimes against fellow human beings. :(

Hugh J.
Hugh J.

Those are pretty sick individuals who belong in a mental institution but it was miles north of Miami Lakes up in Carol City or Carol City West.  The areas north of the Palmetto Expressway at 167th Street are not in the Miami Lakes development or the Town of Miami Lakes so why is this article saying Miami Lakes?  Learn your county's geography!

Larae1028
Larae1028

I hope the community insists these kids are delt with as adults and their parents required to pay, and pay a large sum of money for the care of this dog.  This probably isn't the first time they have done this, they just got caught... they will go on to bigger crimes if they are not stopped. Animal Lover

Make the kids pay
Make the kids pay

Those kids should go to jail.

Kids who abuse animals often end up killing humans.

ThankGodSomeoneStillCares
ThankGodSomeoneStillCares

That good samaritan should be honored for his quick thinking and bravery. There are angels among us.

Thefreakinsideyou
Thefreakinsideyou

What about the kids who did this to the dog? They need to be prosecuted or at least have a few bones shattered.

Jmw
Jmw

What the heck is wrong with these people! Can't we just tie a couple bricks to these kids and throw THEM in the river? Please?

Tink
Tink

 These kids should go to jail!!

Cfred
Cfred

why arent these kids being forced to pay for the surgery?

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