Abused Dog Gets His Own Stuff Toy Model To Raise Awareness About Neglected Animals

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Justice was found in a field bound with electrical tape. His muzzle is scarred from the tape. The sale of plush toys bearing the likeness of the little terrier will help other abused and neglected animals.Via Windsor/Essex County Humane Society/Facebook
John Virata

A small terrier that was found last year with his muzzle, neck and legs bound in electrical tape in a field in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, has become such a celebrity that a plush toy made in his likeness has been introduced in time for the holidays, with the proceeds going to support animal cruelty investigations and to help animals at the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society.

Last December, the owners of Justice paid a man to take the little terrier to an animal shelter. The man, however, apparently left the dog in a field with his muzzle and legs bound with electrical tape. Justice arrived at the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society in bad shape. He had trouble breathing and could barely walk due to being bound with the tape, according to The Dodo.

Posted by Windsor/Essex County Humane Society on Friday, December 18, 2015

It took Justice several months to heal, with a white scar around his snout the only physical attribute that shows the dog was abused. He was adopted by his foster family in June. The animal abuser was sentenced to two years in jail.

While at the shelter, Justice became the face of the shelter’s fight against animal cruelty, appearing at fundraisers to help raise money to support other abused and neglected animals. The shelter then decided to create replica plush toys of Justice, complete with the white scar around his nose, as a way to help raise money for the shelter.

The Justice Stuff Toys are available for $30. If you wish to buy a Justice stuff toy and help abused and neglected dogs in the process, you can purchase one from the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society’s website.

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