Last Updated on July 11, 2023 by Fumipets
Tragic Loss: Venice Dog’s Life Cut Short by Vicious Attack
Beloved Pet Dies After Brutal Attack in Venice, Stirs Community Emotion
In a heart-wrenching incident, a much-loved Yorkshire Terrier’s life was cruelly snuffed out almost a month following an aggressive attack in the serene, seaside neighborhood of Venice, Los Angeles. Named Bart, the 15-year-old furry companion was the heart and soul of his owner, Laura Rosenfeld.
On the afternoon of June 14, an unanticipated, unsolicited act of violence was perpetrated against Bart. The assailant, a homeless man allegedly under the influence of drugs, was caught on camera ruthlessly kicking Bart, causing him to land in the middle of the street. The video swiftly went viral, resulting in widespread community shock and outrage.
Bart’s Struggle and Heartbreaking Loss
The attack left Bart with a severe brain injury, rendering him incapable of standing. He fought bravely for two long weeks under veterinary care before succumbing to his injuries on a mournful Friday morning.
Laura Rosenfeld opened up about her painful loss, sharing with Eyewitness News, “He was absolutely my world and the best part of my whole life.” She had been Bart’s loving caretaker since he was just 2 months old, creating a bond that tragically ended too soon.
Justice for Bart: Assailant Arrested
In the face of such horror, the Venice community came together. Brave locals chased down the perpetrator post-attack, leading to his arrest. The man was later identified as 39-year-old Michael Langman, who now awaits his day in court, scheduled for July 17.
This harrowing incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of promoting and enforcing stricter laws and sterner penalties against animal cruelty.
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Original source: ABC7 News