Sleeping soundly at 4am (the ER was slow), I was awoken by my technician informing me that there was a hysterical woman in the lobby, the police were here, and a dog was bleeding.
Sure enough, it was so. Why was the dog bleeding, you may ask? The male owner of the dog wanted to teach his toddler son a lesson about disobeying daddy. So he picked up his son's helpless, 5 month old puppy and STABBED it repeatedly. The dog suffered 14 stab wounds from nose to tail, most penetrating the thorax and abdomen.
The poor dog was in pain and shock, shivering but able to lick my hand while I examined her. Her wounds were grievous. She needed an exploratory surgery of her abdomen and possibly her chest. The woman that brought her in had no finances, so we had to euthanize the puppy.
I weep for humanity. I really weep for that little boy.