Dog Was Adopted And Dead A Day Later, Now The Devastated Rescue Group Wants Justice!

Published: August 29, 2021 at 07:09 PM Author: Penny Eims

Vernon, FL – In early August, a beautiful dog named Nala went home with a couple who intended to offer her a forever home. The pit bull with the huge smile had been with the Furever Bully Love Rescue for over two years, and those who knew her were excited for her future.

Excitement turned to dismay later the same month when the people hoping to adopt her stopped responding to the rescue organization’s requests for updates, and then, the rescue stated that the couple began to make up stories about what had happened to Nala.

The rescue explained:

In desperation, the rescue group offered a huge, $5,000 reward for Nala’s safe return. But there was no amount of money that was going to bring the dog with the “hippo smile” back. She was already dead.

The devastated rescue group shared the news on social media Friday afternoon:

Nala update- The dreaded post that no parent ever wants to make. Part of Nala’s body was recovered today. She’s been deceased since 8/6 (the day after the Malone’s started their adoption trial).
I’m so sorry we failed to do our job and keep you safe as we promised u 2.5 years ago when we rescued you. I’m sorry your last moments u felt scared instead of loved. I’m sorry we weren’t there to hold your paw as you crossed over this life. Most of all I’m sorry there is monsters in this world that have no regard for life. YOUR LIFE MATTERED. And your life will continue to matter to us.

The rescue agency tells followers that they did their part. They have stated that they had the couple complete an application and they performed a home check, veterinary check and background check. But they claim that there were no red flags to alert them to the danger that Nala would be in. Now the group wants justice for Nala.

Nearly every reputable rescue agency operates in the same way – if something isn’t working out with an adopter, they must contact the rescue group and either determine a way to remedy the situation, or return the dog to the rescue group. If something was not going well with Nala, the family should have contacted the rescue agency – not hidden the truth.

On Saturday night, the rescue agency posted an update about what is known, and what is still under investigation.

We have a solid civil case in which an attorney has already been retained for. We are in hopes of a criminal conviction for the Malone’s. In order for this to happen we NEED for the caller who gave me detailed information to come forward -or- any other witnesses. We are still offering the 5k reward.
We realize u want answers as much as we do but unfortunately we cant provide u with the answer to WHY bc we honestly don’t know why only that person knows why they do things. The Malone’s still stick w the lie that Nala ran away. The only thing we know for certain is that she was shot & remains were found on their property.

Furever Bully Love Rescue hopes to see this couple face charges, and if the investigation supports the rescue group’s allegations, then Animal Victory does too. Please add your name to this petition, which will be presented to the Washington County, Florida, law enforcement, and commissioners, with a request for charges as warranted by the results of a complete investigation.

There is strength in numbers and your support is needed today!

Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Petition Letter (Directed to Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Washington County Animal Control)

Dog Was Adopted And Dead A Day Later, Now The Devastated Rescue Group Wants Justice!

81,890 signatures = 102% of goal
81,890 mary beth first DEATH PENALTY ONLY!!! Nov 26, 2021
81,889 Yolanda Denisse Nov 26, 2021
81,888 Holly Rogers There needs to be justice for Nala and let people know this behavior will not be tolerated Nov 26, 2021
81,887 Laura Zavadil Nov 26, 2021
81,886 M G Nov 26, 2021
81,885 Rachel Ripley Hope she gets the justifie she so deserves, how anyone could be so cruel amazes me, may she RIEP beautiful girl Nov 26, 2021
81,884 Martha Davis Nov 26, 2021
81,883Anonymous You deserve to pay for what you did!!! Nov 25, 2021
81,882 Tania Camacho Poor Nala, I hope she gets the justice she deserves! Nov 25, 2021
81,881Anonymous Nov 25, 2021
81,880 AMY SCOTT Nov 25, 2021
81,879Anonymous Nov 25, 2021
81,878Anonymous Animals as pets are lives that NEED us to keep them safe like children. The Malones clearly didnt do this Nov 25, 2021
81,877 Misty Papa Nov 24, 2021
81,876Anonymous Absolutely disgusting!!….. find these people and arrest them! Nov 24, 2021
81,875 Keira Jones Nov 24, 2021
81,874 Megan Malone Nov 23, 2021
81,873 Daisy St Paul Nov 23, 2021
81,872 Renee Grooms This is way beyond sick. I hope they burn in hell for this! Nov 23, 2021
81,871Anonymous Nov 23, 2021
81,870 maisie round justice for nala Nov 23, 2021
81,869 Amy Norman These people need to be prosecuted further than the fullest extent of the law. This is beyond animal cruelty - this is the wilful and downright evil destruction of life. That beautiful animal, having been saved and cared for years at the rescue center, went off with a family, excited at the prospect of her forever home , only to be brutally murdered, probably tortured and dismembered. Evil. Nov 23, 2021
81,868 Lisa Bertrand Nov 23, 2021
81,867 Laura Reed Hope you get justice first poor Nala Nov 23, 2021
81,866Anonymous Rest in peace beautiful girl! We will get justice! Nov 23, 2021
81,865 Katie Finlay I hope she gets justice Nov 23, 2021
81,864 Andy Williams Animal cruelty and or death should be treated more seriously. Nov 23, 2021
81,863Anonymous Nov 23, 2021
81,862Anonymous Nov 23, 2021
81,861 Nikolai Jørgensen Solvang Justice for Nala all the way from Norway! Nov 23, 2021