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Rescuers save Dachsie from terrible cruelty and reunite him with rightful owner

Dachshund dog in the care of Missouri police dog-angry
© Jefferson County Sheriff's Office – Facebook

Last year officers in Missouri, USA made a frightening discovery. A dog, its legs bound with duct tape, had been thrown into a roadside ditch to die. This is Jimmy's story.

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 15/02/2020, 19:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:32

The 13-year-old Dachshund was in a bad way. When police found him he was almost dead. His legs were bound with duct tape, as was his muzzle. He was unable to move from where he landed after being thrown from a car on a freezing winter evening. It had been 12 hours since Paul Garcia discarded the dog in an act too callous to comprehend.


WE NEED YOUR HELP! Do you recognize this dog? He was dumped in a ditch last weekend near Old Highway M and Schneider...

Posted by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, February 14, 2019

Police took Jimmy to the nearest vet to be checked over. Garcia was later arrested and charged with animal abuse. His bail was set at $50,000, according to The Animal Rescue Site

The little dog was treated for hypothermia, starvation and concussion. 

On Facebook, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office wrote, “We now have a subject in custody for this crime because of the patrol deputy, skilled crime scene technicians, fingerprint examiners, and detectives.”

A twist in the tale 

Shortly after rescuing Jimmy, the Sherriff’s Office posted a video of his recovery online. You can find the video at the foot of this article. 

In a startling development, police soon received a call from Katie Kofron, Jimmy’s rightful owner. Her Dachshund had gone missing several days earlier. After the necessary checks were carried out the two were finally reunited. Thereafter ‘Jimmy’ went by his given name of ‘Flick’ once more. 

The case against Garcia continues. 

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