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CHICAGO (CBS) — There is a heart-wrenching story Monday morning about a West Side family on-the-move, a pet dog abandoned in the cold, and some cruel kids.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, over the weekend, Lashon Johnson, and her son, Lorenzo, 18, moved into a new apartment, but the new landlord doesn’t allow pets, the Chicago Tribune reported.
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So, the Tribune reported, while the Johnsons moved their belongings by shopping cart two blocks to their new home, they tried to get Isis to leave them.
But of course, the dog followed, and began howling for hours outside the new home in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, the newspaper reported.
Then at some point, some children showed up just a few doors from the Johnsons’ new home, and began beating the dog with baseball bats and a broomstick, the Tribune reported. The dog left a trail of bloody paw prints as she returned to the Johnsons’ front door, the paper said.
Police were eventually called, and Johnson, 42, was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty for leaving the dog outside, the Tribune reported.
The shepherd terrier is expected to survive the attack, according to the Tribune.