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SPRINGFIELD – The muzzled black pit bull killed in 90 degree sun on a balcony in a Springfield apartment complex Wednesday June 21, was formerly the beloved animal of Illinois Humane, and the subject of a prior cruelty case.
Caleb, a pit bull with an exceptional happy, gentle, loving temperament, will be remembered at a memorial service conducted by Dr. Roger Rominger, senior pastor of the First Methodist Church of Springfield at the request of Illinois Humane, on Thursday, July 13, at 5:30 P.M. at the gazebo in Washington Park in Springfield.
“We invite the public, and we especially request the honor of the presence of all our colleagues in animal control, sheltering and rescue work, at this memorial service, held in part to celebrate the very being of Caleb, and in part to raise awareness of the plight of animal victims of cruelty and neglect.” Jane McBride, president of Illinois Humane, emphasized. “Caleb's story cries for an awareness of the very real tragedy of cruelty and neglect. All one can think is, how could this happen to this animal. And yet it did. Cruelty and neglect are an unfortunate realty in our society, and we must continue our daily mission to educate and enforce so as to minimize it.”
The news that Caleb was the dog suffocated by muzzling and exposure to sun and 90 degree heat dealt a very devastating blow to Illinois Humane’s volunteers. Caleb was an exceptional animal. He was a striking animal with an absolutely tremendous temperament. He won hearts wherever he went.
Caleb came to Illinois Humane as the subject of another cruelty case. At the age of 6 months, significantly underweight and suffering from a skin condition, Caleb was found with thirty pounds of free weights strapped to him. Caleb was immediately removed from the situation and impounded to Animal Control. Upon a single glance at the attached photos, and upon reading the vet's report, the Sangamon County State's Attorney's office charged Caleb's then owner with cruelty and retained the dog under impoundment. Illinois Humane took custody of the animal as soon as possible and held him through the pendency of the case. The owner pled to the cruelty charge.
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Caring for sick, injured, abandoned animals. Information about adoption, volunteering, community service.A local Springfield, IL based non for profit animal rescue organization. Not-for-profit, no-kill animal shelter in Benld, IL.Online home of adoptable pets.Located in Springfield,IL, SCAC is responsible for enforcing state, county and city ordinances pertaining to dogs and cats. They also take in relinquished animals and find them new homes with loving families.
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