Meet Andre -- A Dog Whose Eyes Were Gouged Out Before He Was Used For BB-Gun Target Practice

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Andre
There's a monster on the loose and he needs to be brought to justice.

The pooch to the right is Andre, a miniature pinscher who had his eyes gouged out of his head, likely by the same savage who used the little guy for BB-gun target practice.

We're told Andre was found in an empty lot near 67th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road in Phoenix about two weeks ago (the location of where the dog was found is unclear, though. More on that below). When he was found, he was tied in a plastic bag and left for dead.


Susy Hopkins, who rescued Andre from a County shelter, gives the following description of Andre's condition when she adopted him: "He [was] so thin and has multiple bb's lodged under his skin. His eye sockets [were] so filled with puss that they are draining out his nose and running down his face. He was severely dehydrated and looks like a skeleton.

"He must have been in so much pain. His eyes were hanging out of his head," she continues. "He's been so neglected and abused."

As Susy notes, though, Andre had "the will to live."

Susy brought Andre to Sonora Veterinary Specialists, where he received a blood transfusion on Saturday.

His eye sockets have since been stitched up, and he's starting to pack on pounds -- now that he's in the care of someone willing to feed him. Now, he's apparently in pretty good shape considering the abuse he suffered.

"He loves to be petted and has miraculously forgiven humans for their terrible abuse," Susy says.

Tracking down who did this to Andre might be tough -- it's unclear exactly where he was found.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says he was found near the aforementioned intersection -- 67th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road in Phoenix. However, Phoenix police tell New Times they've been told the dog was found in Prescott Valley.

In other words, it doesn't appear that any law enforcement agency currently is trying to find out who hurt the dog -- not because they don't care, but because it's unclear which agency has jurisdiction.

Dr. Deborah Wilson, a veterinarian with Circle L Ranch Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, says a form needs to be filled out in order for the shelter where Andre was first taken to release the identity of the person who brought him in -- which, obviously, would shed some light on where the dog was found.

Wilson says she just received the form last night, and that Hopkins is in the process of filling it out.

Phoenix Sergeant Tommy Thompson tells us he's looking into where the dog was found. He says he probably won't have any information until tomorrow.

Check back for updates.

Andre's expected to need additional surgery -- which doesn't come cheap. Click here to find out how you can help.

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35 comments
Allan Bartlett
Allan Bartlett

six pack and a potato? smart! witty! You roasted.

Allan Bartlett
Allan Bartlett

and you? Just a fool, teabagger. Slurp arpiaos shriveled dick.

Ricky123
Ricky123

I would be willing and able to add $10,000 to the reward to find and convict this coward animal abuser. No joke! I just want 10 minutes alone with him in the desert and no witnesses after he is convicted.

FoodieFighter
FoodieFighter

This is really fucking sick. I hope to God that karma gets this subpar son of a bitch and he dies a violent, horrible death. 

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

The sick mofo who gouged out Andre's eyes should get his eyes gouged out.

Hopefully, Andre can find a nice home with a caring family. That is what is needed.

Viewer Discretion Advised
Viewer Discretion Advised

 yea an eye for and eye is always the answer. yes sir your a real smart one.  violence solves everything right?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

Sad story. Only in a state as fucked up as Arizona do things like this happen. Whichever sick fucker in this state did that to an innocent animal deserves to have bb's shot into their eyes.

" I will give you three seconds, EXACTLY three seconds to wipe that stupid smirk off your face or I will gouge out your eyeballs and skull fuck you!!!!"
WE need some of that for the punk(s) that tortured that poor dog.

Debbie
Debbie

We have a home on 67th Avenue and Broadway Road and during the ten years we lived there we rescued - on average - a dog a week.  People would drive as far as they could, stop close to the river bottom and abandon their pets.  We frequently woke up to litters of puppies in our front yard, ravaged dogs cowering under our cars and terrified animals who had no idea how to survive out in the open. Once, somebody left two goats in our front yard.  Although we wanted to we simply could not keep every dog we found.  We would socialize them, clean them up, feed them and give them a chance for survival in the shelters.  We did what we could but it never seemed to be enough.  We kept three of the rescues; our neighbors all had rescue dogs too.  

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

I find it strange that the Flaccid Fucknut at the MCSO is quiet on this. Given to the fallacious belief that he supposedly loved animals.

Therestlesskind
Therestlesskind

 More over use of the word Flaccid. signs of an ignorant man with a limited insult word vocabulary.

I Hate The Hells Angels
I Hate The Hells Angels

I take it that you're an arpaio ass kisser. Granted. Call him whatever you choose to call him. I'm guessing words like hero, greatest shurf, or your personal POTUS.

MONGOLS MC MESA AZ
MONGOLS MC MESA AZ

 The Mongols MC are way tougher and meaner than the HAs and they are all over this dusty desert city. do you hate them to?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

well, I call him an asshat, and a douchebag, are those better?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

Boston is full of a bunch of has beens that think they are tough guys. FUCK off.

Viewer Discretion Advised
Viewer Discretion Advised

 These desert hicks out here are far from being as smart witty and clever as a Southey Boston Irishman. they are about 40 years behind Boston or the whole east coast in their thinking and intelligence.

Lee
Lee

 You ptcgaz also have a very limited insult vocabulary just like your friend Jason does. are you guys in 7th grade or something? if not you both sound like you both have a 7th grade immature mentality. or you ate paint chips as a small child or you were born in a banjo ditch.

Lee
Lee

 Cockbreath is better. its a Southy Irish Boston word.  and the Irish are the best after all.

Tmorgan
Tmorgan

I hope they find that punk-ass who tortured the dog.  What an asshole.  I can't for Joe Arpiao to find that punk-ass!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

And exactly what do you think the MCSO shurf would/could do that any other police agency would/could do?

You goobers who think that the MCSO shurf is some kind of panacea for law enforcement really need to get a grip with regard to his skills and abilities. He really is nothing more than one of the 15 county sheriffs in Arizona.

Evil666
Evil666

 When they do find him lets torture him to. that should stop all the evil in this godless world.

Lee
Lee

 Sounds like a good job for that atheist guy ptcgaz.

guest
guest

you know how much you guys hate sheriff joe? how he's such an asshole
and how he mistreats, maims and kills prisoners? let's find andre's tormentor and give
him to joe. we all have to swear that if he dies while in custody, even
if he's a mexican, we'll all just shrug our shoulders and look the other
way.

Margie
Margie

 How does a fat out of shape 74 year old sheriff do all those mean things to younger more stronger inmates in his jail? that just doesn't add up. its impossible for him to do at his age.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Margie, the shurf is 79, fat, and out of shape. He personally doesn't doe the misdeeds, but because he is elected to the office to manage the agency (MCSO) he is vicariously responsible for the actions of his employees, good or bad.

He only accepts responsibility for the things he thinks are good for him and his media machine and he blames anything bad on someone else, ANYONE else actually.

For instance he is known to routinely say, "I enforce all the laws", when in fact he personally doesn't enforce any laws. His employees enforce the laws and he is the root of cancer at the top who then trickles down to some of those employees and infests them with the corruption and criminal behavior he thinks voters want to see.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

no, but he's a dumb fuck that encourages the behavior and hostile atmosphere in his jails, see the difference?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol you are a bigger moron than I thought.

Margie
Margie

 It was a stupid joke my child. I have 2 young sons that are smarter than you.

Lee
Lee

 Atheist do that kind of stuff to. as they are Godless fools.

Longdongschlong
Longdongschlong

This sounds like something a drunk redneck blue eyed white trash Anglo Irish guy would do while drinking and playing around with a pellet gun.

KarenJ
KarenJ

This story makes me physically sick.  The monster who mutilated Andre is not human, although he probably walks around in a human body.

God, or karma if you'd rather, eventually metes out a deserved fate for inhuman monsters.  Sooner than later for this one, I hope.

Therestlesskind
Therestlesskind

GOD? there is alot of atheist on new times blogs.I dont know if they are gonna go for the GOD thing.

Jason Cox
Jason Cox

How dare you suggest that atheists are intolerant ass hats who are over opinionated and feel the need to force their opinions on the entire world around them... I'm un-believably offended by your terribly mean comment to atheists. 

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

BTW the trolls are getting worse and worse.

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