5 puppies lose fur and die after owner's brother-in-law allegedly attacked them with chemical, presumably caustic soda
The owner said she was sleeping this Sunday when she heard her six dogs whimpering. When she checked, she spotted white blotches under the cage believed to be floor cleaner liquid or caustic soda. All five puppies then started losing their fur and developed blisters all over their bodies
Five puppies have died after its owner's brother allegedly threw a liquid chemical on all of them, with their mother also sustaining serious injuries in the attack. The horrific incident, which unfolded in Jakarta, Indonesia, happened at the home of Andre and Jelli Weni, according to the Jakarta Post, with the primary suspect said to be the former's brother Haris.
Jelli said she was sleeping this past Sunday, November 3, when she heard her six dogs whimpering. When she went to check, she spotted white blotches under the cage believed to be floor cleaner liquid or caustic soda. All five puppies then started losing their fur and developed blisters all over their bodies. The mother developed blisters on her legs.
She took the puppies and their mom to a clinic with the help of the animal welfare group Natha Satwa Nusantara Foundation, and despite the best efforts of veterinarians, four of the puppies died shortly after.
The fifth puppy was reportedly named Deadpool in the hope that he would survive like the immortal and popular comic book character, but his condition was critical. He had been left blind by the attack and wouldn't stop vomiting, and succumbed to his injuries on November 5. The mother is still in intensive care.
Haris, who was spotted washing his hands just after Jelli reached her pups, is believed to be the culprit. She said there were indications he suffered from a mental disorder and that he is "grumpy" and "walks alone while talking to himself." She also said he seemed to have a dislike for animals.
While no charges have yet been filed in the case, Natha Satwa Nusantara Operations Director Anisa Ratna Kurnia has lodged an official police complaint about the deaths of the puppies.
Jelli said she is willing to provide testimony against her brother-in-law as his actions were "outrageous," stating, "Even netizens have commented as if they are the owners [of her dogs]. How can I do nothing? I won’t withdraw the [police] report."