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, 15 Feb 2020
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.
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.
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.