MIAMI – A Florida family’s missing dog was found dead, with a cruel handwritten note taped to its broken body, police said Tuesday.
“WE BEAT IT 2 Death lol! HAHAHA!” read the note, according to police in Pembroke Pines. A smiley face was drawn with the message, KTLA reported.
The 13-year-old Pomeranian, named Fox, went missing after he was let outside to a grassy area just outside his family’s back door on August 7, owner Verline Bartheleny told Miami television station WSVN.
A day later, Fox’s body was found left on the condominium’s back stoop, the note taped to his fur.
“I saw the note and it was just horrifying. I just started crying,” Bartheleny said. “I’ve had him for a long time. It hurts.”
The family took the dog to a veterinarian to find out what happened to their pet. The animal had a broken spine, broken jaw, cracked ribs and a ruptured stomach, WSVN reported.