Peanut, Used For Dog Revenge Against An Ex Girl Friend
Peanut didn't even belong to them yet two men from Australia kidnapped Peanut from his home. But as an act of revenge against his ex-girl friend, a man and his friend took Peanut to a park and while recording everything that they did, they slashed him with a knife and garden shears. Then they amputated two of his legs, severed his nose and then decapitated him.
Often times, we find cases similar to this but not as horrific and heinous, where an animal has been stolen from someone and used as a target for their revenge.
"HIS name was Peanut and he was cute, cuddly, loyal, loveable, and a member of the Neilsen family at Moranbah.
His tragic death by cruel torture has touched the nation and the RSPCA has described his loss as one of the worst animal cruelty cases in Australian history.
To his owner and best friend, Danielle Neilsen, he will never be forgotten.
"His name was Peanut and I bought him about 10 months ago," Ms Neilsen said yesterday.
"He was born on January 28, 2008.
"I went to the pet store and saw a lot of cute puppies but Peanut was the only one annoying all the other dogs in his cage.
"He had attitude. That is why I knew I had to have him.
"I brought him home when my mum was on a cruise so I wouldn't get in trouble.
"So my dad rang mum and told her and she said: Take him back. She is not allowed a dog.
"But dad said we can't take him back because he had named him Peanut and my mum laughed and said: 'Oh well, he is attached now'.
"Mum walked in the door a few days later and she was attached.
"I moved out of home with him for three months and every second week until I moved back home he used to have weekend stays at mum and dad's place.
"Peanut was not so much our pet as he was a family member, treated like my son, never my dog.
"We realise that you must put the details in the paper, but my wishes are that the details now please be put to rest.
"Everyone now knows what has been done to him, apart from my family, and we are happier not knowing.
"Peanut loved everything.
"He had this weird habit of: When my father would come home from work dad would take his shoes off and Peanut would bolt down the hallway to dad and take off with his socks. He did it every day.
"I don't know what more to say but we all miss him dearly and we love him. "We would just like to say that Peanut is home now and we are happy that he is with us.
"And I would personally like to thank all the people who are supporting us."
Peanut was laid to rest this week.