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Neighbor Hears Dog Crying Outside, Then She Sees What Teen Put On His Head

A woman was left shocked and afraid after her neighbor's dog showed up on her doorstep with something horrible on its head.

The mother of three began fearing for her family’s life after her neighbor’s dog appeared at her house with a swastika painted in red nail polish on its forehead. The half Hispanic woman, with three children of mixed race, were terrified that the dog was left as a message towards her and her family. After the horrific outcome of the Charlottesville rally in Virginia, which left one woman dead and a number of other protestors injured, the unnamed woman grew increasingly concerned about the presence of neo-Nazi, white supremacist supporters in her home town of Phoenix, Arizona.

“She’s thinking, ‘What is this? Is this a message towards me?’,” Ms. Sally Andrade, the unknown woman’s cousin, commented. Upon discovering a Chihuahua embellished with a red swastika painted on its face, a woman was terrified and concerned for the safety of herself and her young family. However, after the Glendale Police Department was called to the scene, they ruled the incident as a “prank”.

While the homeowner’s eldest child understood the symbol, her youngest children were blissfully unaware and have asked what the symbol means. The mother has confessed that she has had a difficult time trying to describe to her children exactly what the symbol means, a prospect that is only adding to the tension caused by the recent Charlottesville racial tensions.

After careful investigation, police visited the home of the animal, particularly concerned with a potential case of animal neglect. Police were able to determine the culprits; two teenage boys with “poor judgement and poor timing.” Admitting that the swastika was meant to be a joke, Glendale Police Spokeswoman, Tiffany Smith stated that the two boys originally “started by painting the dog’s nails, then its ears and, finally, the swastika,” before the dog made its way to the woman’s house. The two young teens have offered to remove the markings from the dog.

The Glendale Police Department spokeswoman, Tiffany Smith, was quick to point out that the image of the poor dog appears to show the swastika in an even more unfavorable light than it is already in.

“In that photo, it looks as if it’s been shaved into its head and it hasn’t,” Ms. Smith pointed out, emphasizing the well-being of the dog. Carlos Galindo-Elvira, the regional director for the Anti-Defamation League, Arizona, condemned the teenage boys’ actions, reflecting that their actions are “cause for concern.” “This is a symbol used by neo-Nazis, by skinheads and by white supremacists,” he told the station. “To find a dog in your neighborhood with that symbol on its head could be scary,” Mr. Galindo-Elvira continued.

Mr. Galindo-Elvira went on to express his concerns regarding the prevalence of the swastika in today’s society and condemned the use of it in jovial circumstances, emphasizing that “it’s not a joke,” and that “it’s hurtful” and can become detrimental to the community: “We don’t know where this is headed. It could've been a joke to the kids. If it is, where is it going to lead next?"

Officers who responded to the incident did not find any indication of abuse on the dog or in the home.

Source: 12 News, HuffPost
Photo: YouTube

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