The ASPCA took her and brought her back to health. 2 broken legs later she is euthanised. I believe she could of been saved and retrained to be a great pet. Michael Vick's dogs were this age and they were retrained. When I received the call saying it was confirmed she was put to death my stomach turned and I had to hold the tears back. People will always be cruel, who knows why, her owner was 19, Fabian Henderson. Because of his abuse to her, this beautiful loving dog, she became aggressive in order to defend herself. Neighbors reported they heard howls from her that would last 20 to 30 minutes. Why did they not intervene sooner! Why do people do this to helpless animals? And then when the animal finally gets into safe hands that human euthanises her!? I believe she could of been redeemed.
We need to protect and speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Because of Mr. Henderson's abuse she died! He is up for sentencing in December, he should suffer what she has suffered. A dog only wants to give their love and loyalty to us. My insides scream because of the anger I have towards these people. Many in the NYC community are quite upset. Many of us are rescuers and know the complications and realities which is why it is even more upsetting to know that she could have been redeemed.
What else can we do.
The below is from the NY Times.
Oreo Is DeadBy A. G. SULZBERGER
ASPCAOreo, a dog that was nursed back to health after surviving being thrown off the roof of a six-story building, was killed Friday by lethal injection.
A 2-year-old pit bull, Oreo was euthanized in the New York City headquarters of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, after the organization rebuffed last-minute pleas to spare her life. The organization called the dog a danger to the public.
On Friday morning, Oreo received a last meal of “premium quality” kibble and canned dog food. She was then given a sedative, though she appeared “content, alert and panting,” according to an organization spokesman. Oreo was injected in the leg with an overdose of sodium pentobarbital and was pronounced dead at 3 p.m.
The organization has euthanized 107 dogs so far this year, through October.
Oreo’s case came to public attention in June when her owner, Fabian Henderson, threw her off the roof of his apartment building at the Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn. Mr. Henderson was convicted of animal cruelty and was scheduled to be sentenced in December.
Oreo broke two legs in the fall. News reports of the incident, accompanied by photos of the brown and white dog with her front legs in casts, triggered a flood of adoption offers and financial donations to help pay for the medical care.
However, as Oreo recuperated from her injuries under the care of the A.S.P.C.A., she was increasingly viewed as a danger — difficult to control and “unpredictably aggressive,” according to an organization spokesman.
News of Oreo’s death provoked angry reactions among supporters who had been frantically lobbying the A.S.P.C.A. to delay the euthanization and allow time to negotiate a deal to transfer Oreo to an animal sanctuary in the Hudson Valley.
In one appeal, Camille Hankins, the director of Win Animal Rights, sent an e-mail message to the A.S.P.C.A. begging for clemency and accusing the organization of completing “what the animal abuser who threw her off that Brooklyn roof top set out to do.” Protesters also gathered briefly at the headquarters Friday morning.
The A.S.P.C.A. was unmoved, citing the evaluation of staff members and an outside veterinary behaviorist who said that Oreo could not be rehabilitated. “Animal cruelty isn’t pretty and doesn’t always have a happy ending,” said the society’s president and chief executive, Ed Sayres, “It is ugly and sad and, ultimately, tragic.”
Seven staff members were present during the euthanasia procedure. But the dog’s former owner, Mr. Henderson, was not on hand to witness his pet’s final moments.