The dog you see buried in the ground is named Star – and she is not dead. She was shot 40 times and then buried alive. It was only by chance that some animal welfare officers saw her nose sticking out of the ground. They pulled her out of the ground and rushed her to the vet. As soon as she was free, Star began wagging her tail.
Can you imagine being in terrible pain after being shot 40 times and still wag your tail? Dogs are just amazing. Star’s former owner was found. His name is Alfred Vella. He confessed to animal cruelty. When he was asked why he shot star, he said she was old. Not that she was sick or mean – just old. Unbelievable.
Take a look at this video
Vella spent three months in jail and paid a $11,300 (€10,000) fine. I don’t know if that’s enough for what the poor dog went through, though…