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Star, The Horribly Abused Malta Dog Passes Away

Malta Dog Passes Away

For a few blissful days, this hideously abused dog received the care and affection she should have known her whole life.

Star, the dog found horribly abused and buried alive in Malta last week, has sadly died.

Maltese police found the poor dog buried in a shallow grave. She had been shot 40 times in the head with a pellet gun and her snout was tied to prevent her from barking in pain. Her paws were bound, too. Police discovered her when they heard a whimpering sound coming from under some planks of wood.

The fact that Star survived to be rescued was a miracle. The stray dog had been horribly abused by someone who still has yet to be apprehended.

Her caretakers were so sure that she would make a strong recovery that they began to let the sweet dog integrate with her new owners, who were the first of thousands to inquire at the shelter about taking her home. For a while it seemed as though this story would have a happy ending. There was no end to the amount of love given by Star’s new adopted family.

But shortly after going home with her new owners Star began to vomit and had to be operated on again. She died yesterday of acute inflammation of the pancreas. Her death was reported by her vet Trevor Zammit, who fought back tears at the announcement.

Star brought together Malta’s animal rights activists, who are vowing to continue to seek out her abusers and ensure that some small amount of justice is done in her name, and that no other animal has to suffer as terribly as she did.

Story by Elaine Furst for Dog Files

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Leslie
Leslie
10 years ago

This is so devastating.  Poor Star.  You did not deserve that.  Rest in God’s arms now honey.  For eternity, you will have the life that you deserve and that you should’ve gotten here on earth.  Whoever did that to you will also live the life they deserve for all of eternity too, and they will regret their actions then.  I wish I could hug you Star.

Holly Hutson Terry Mullikin

May the people who abused Star answer to God!!!  RIP Star!  Your pain has ended.

Labweimlover
Labweimlover
10 years ago

Star- what a pretty name for a wonderful furbaby!  I am so sorry some cruel and vicious person/persons did this to you!  I sure do hope they get what is coming to them.  You are now free to roam- the rainbow bridge has graciously accepted you.  Forget all the pain and torture.  Just remember the loving rescuers, doctors and family that attempted to bring you back to health!  You will furever be in my heart.  Your sweet face caught my heart in an instant.  I will think of you every night when the “STARS” come out-  their twinkling brilliance will remind me of you!  So many ear scratches and tummy rubbs are coming your way! 

Holly Hutson Terry Mullikin

May the people who abused Star answer to God!!!  RIP Star!  Your pain has ended.

Debbie Stone Elster
10 years ago

This is devastating and horribly sad. Just hope that Star has in some way raised the awareness of animal abuse worldwide.

L.G.
L.G.
10 years ago

I am just sick about this. I can’t stop thinking about that poor dog’s face and I was hoping that he would live and recover from the horrific abuse.  The only saving grace is that he isn’t suffering anymore. I really cried when I saw that you listed your comment. We think alike.
And, what about that poor dog that was hanged by that idiot the other day and then posted it on Facebook?  We can’t stop all these sick people but we can love our own pets and take care of them the best we can and give them the most love that we can.

Marie Rowland
10 years ago

I can’t believe people could treat an innocent animal this way. They deserve to be caught and if justice was served have the same thing done to them. God bless the family who adopted her and showrd her love for at least a couple of days. Star was a beautiful name for such a lovely dog. Now she will shine down from Heaven as a Star. RIP Star, you’re in God’s Hands now. There are some people out there who should never be allowed to know the companionship of our four legged friends when all they do is abuse them. All these great animals ask for is Love and to be treated the way God has wanted them to be treated. He put them on this Earth to keep us company and that’s how some people repay them? I hope they find them and make them pay for what they have done to Star.

Roselle Baker
10 years ago

I hope the mindless acts that these people have done
 to poor Star never sleep peacefully again.

Connie Fidlin
Connie Fidlin
10 years ago

Today is a very sad day for me and all the other ARA friends, our Miracle Dog Star has passed away. RIP SWEET ANGEL IN HEAVEN! XO  HOPE YOU ARE PLAYING AND RUNNING FREE WITH NO MORE PAIN AT THE RAINBOW BRIDGE WITH YOUR OTHER FUR FRIENDS!  Hope they find whoever did this so justice can be done and Star can rest in peace.

Brickie1971
Brickie1971
10 years ago

This is so sad! I’m so sorry that Star is gone. May she rest in pece & may the ones who did this to her be found & pay the penalty to the fullest extent.

Brickie1971
Brickie1971
10 years ago

This is so sad! I’m so sorry that Star is gone. May she rest in pece & may the ones who did this to her be found & pay the penalty to the fullest extent.

Haveaheart
Haveaheart
10 years ago

I cannot think of a penalty severe enough to punish the heartless animal(s) who did this to Star. I can only hope and pray that Karma makes them suffer as much as she suffered before her death. They do not deserve to continue living. RIP Star – you can finally rest now sweetheart.

Nyurka
Nyurka
10 years ago

I wish the people do this to Star get their pranceas explode themselves, and It will happens!!!!!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Hey Star, tell me, are there lots of balls to fetch where you are now? Please don’t think we are all bad people. There are many of us who grieve your transition into a better more deserved life. Not because we don’t want you to have a better life, but because we are sorry your life here on earth was so terrible. All of us wish we could have had you to love, and pet your belly. We are so sorry for your fear and the pain you experienced. Forgive us.

MCABELOVE
MCABELOVE
10 years ago

THIS BREAKS MY HEART THAT SOMEONE WOULD DO THIS.. I PRAY FOR GOD’S INTERCEPTION AND THAT HIS WILL BE DONE.. THIS IS A SICK PERSON THAT WILL DO IT TO A CHILD.. THESE ARE THRILL SEEKERS.. LORD EMBRACE THIS BUNDLE OF JOY..AND FORGIVE US WHO STILL HAVNT LEARNT THE WORD HUMANITY

Kim Bell49
Kim Bell49
10 years ago

lord give all the love you can  to this dog that was yours that you gave to someone you thought you could trust. I know your heart is broken now for the pain of your firend. that hurts all of us.

Www Westiechick2
Www Westiechick2
10 years ago

i dont know what to say iam weeping for u sweet star  all my love to you

Andrea Lichocki
10 years ago

Tons and tons of love for you Star. I hope you’re finally happy wherever you are.

Marianne Makrinos Lenz
10 years ago

Star what a beautiful dog you are it makes me sick to know their are such sick people in the world that could do this to any animal. I am so glad you are finally in a world with no more pain and bless you who ever took Star home and its short time left on earth a loved and happy one. You will always be a star in my heart God bless you.And i hope who ever did this to you gets what they deserve!!!!!

Melissha Southard
Melissha Southard
10 years ago

I just cried my heart out! How can anyone be so horrid? So evil? poor little baby!

SUSAN
SUSAN
10 years ago

What can I say but…Find them…and punish them….Don’t rest till you do….

michelle
michelle
10 years ago

when they find her abusers the same things they did to Star should be done to them two fold!!!

diane otoole
diane otoole
10 years ago

im sick to my stomach for star,if found i would gladly persecute these bastards,i hope they suffer in agony.

Cjustpeachie
Cjustpeachie
10 years ago

This is the first time I heard of you Star!!  I would have been praying for you had I know what horribleness you had gone through at the hands of such evil people!!  I know you are in Heaven with God now and you will always be happy for the rest of Eternity!!  Rest easy now little baby Star….run and play with all of your friends and lay in the shade of a beautiful tree at the end of the day and take your walks with Jesus.

diane otoole
diane otoole
10 years ago
Reply to  Cjustpeachie

what a beautiful thought.

Hdsusie17
Hdsusie17
10 years ago

This stoy has  broken my heart so sad that someone could do this to this very sweet animal. I am struggling to understand what makes these so called people act this way! Sweet dreams little Star x

Jean_J_J_Konings
Jean_J_J_Konings
9 years ago

I was very impressed reading about this story. It is practically impossible to imagine that there are people living on this planet capable of such cruelty.
Wat would be very appropriate for punishment for the person who did this, is to hang this person by his feet, and put a bag around his face with two or three rats in it. like the Japs did on certain prisonners during WW2.

Wiwing Aja
9 years ago

I WILL KILL PERSONALLY THAT BASTARD WITH MY OWN BARE HAND…LUCKY THAT I’M NOT THERE,I WILL MAKE YOU SUFFERING FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE,I WILL EAT YOU BRAIN AND REAP YOUR HEART OUT…SLICE YOU IN THOUSAND PIECES..!!!!!
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