Of all the horrific acts of animal cruelty, this must be one of the most shocking. Sissy was a loving and friendly black labrador mix. She had a loving family and a happy life. But she was senselessly killed recently.

In May 2019, Camden Animal Clinic in Tennessee announced the terrible news.

It began when the 29 year old Cody Shay Townsend broke in Sissy’s owners’ home. He was looking to steal as many items as he could.

But Sissy was alerted to Townsend’s illegal entry and became startled. Sissy had recently become a mother, and the puppies were in the house.

Faced with both an intruder and a danger to her puppies, Sissy bravely confronted the intruder.
She barked at Townsend and tried to warn him away.