Here's Sammy (R.I.P.). My family and I rescued him from someone that abused him. You could feel broke bones along his spine. A friend of mine from grade school (seems so long ago) called me one day and Sammy came to live with us from that point on. I don't know anyone can abuse any animal. It sickens me. Sammy was such a sweet, sweet boy. He lived 17 years. He was such a joy!