Vigil Held In Quincy For Tortured Puppy Found At Playground

CBS Boston

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QUINCY (CBS) — A vigil was held Saturday for a pit bull-mix puppy that was euthanized after it was found malnourished, stabbed and burned in a Quincy playground.

The details of the torment that the dog now known as “Puppy Doe” endured spurred hundreds of people to attend Saturday’s demonstration outside Quincy City Hall.

“I need to be at this candle vigil to let Puppy Doe know how sorry I am that we humans let her down and that we failed to protect her,” said Diane Holler O’Meara.

The pit bull-mix was found badly injured on Aug. 31.

Mary Nee, president of the Animal League of Boston, said the treatment of the dog is among the worst cases of animal abuse the group has ever seen.

“I have spoken to many veteran staff and volunteers at the League about Puppy Doe. Never in our collective…

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