Monday, September 01, 2008

Argentina: Mutilated Dog in Cordoba

Source: Diario Popular
Date: Sunday, August 31 2008

Mutilated dog enigma is added to a series of similar phenomena throughout the country.
Commotion in Cordoba over mutilated dog.
“It is very important for mutilation witnesses to gather up the courage to report these episodes – it is the only way to get to the truth,” says researcher Andrea Pérez Simondini.

ARGENTINA: A Mutilated Dog in Cordoba
By Pachi LaFata

The case was qualified as a true “oddity” by the foremost experts in cattle mutilation cases, on account of the “neatness of the incision.” This is a case that occurred in late July, but which remained unknown until now, involving a dog from the locality of Villa Giardino, Cordoba. The animal’s carcass presented strange claw-marks and surgical manipulation. The mysterious event can be linked to dozens of similar situations recorded in several provinces over the past few months, resulting in a permanent state of alert within the UFO community.
The incident involving the mutilated dog became known through a report from residents of Villa Giardino itself, who went as far as to file a report with local police authorities in the light of the “exceptional” quality of the situation. This was followed by a court-ordered investigation that included detailed analysis by a team of local veterinarians. Furthermore, contact was made with the specialist from the Vision OVNI Group.

Andrea Pérez Simondini, a respected member of this organization formed by researchers of UFO-related phenomena and paranormal subjects, said “aside from UFO sightings, the trend in 2008 has clearly been the discovery of mutilated animals, mirroring the peak number of cases recorded in mid-2002. Fortunately, we have a large number of experts and scientists committed to studying mutilations. They even work with a fixed protocol that enables them to react swiftly and not lose valuable evidence, which is the only thing that can lead us to the truth.”

Regarding the case of Cordoban dog, Simondini wrote a detailed report to which Expedientes Secretos was given access: The animal was discovered on July 29, when the local police became involved in the matter, and the case was forwarded to the veterinarian clinic of Dr. Maria del Rosario Ahumada. According to Simondini, “veterinarians advised us of the events, clarifying certain points about the canine’s death. They told us that the animal died from natural causes. The dog’s owners had been aware of its death the day before, but there had been no incisions performed on the body. On the 29th, the animal was found with visible incisions, which left local residents bemused.”

As far as the details of the necropsy on the animal, Simondini pointed out that “the carcass presents an incision measuring 16 centimeters in diameter on the right rib cage with no extraction of organs,” adding that “the expert believes that it was done in a single act, causing a rupture of the diaphragm (in the separation of the abdominal cavity and the thorax) as though a socket punch had been used, and its action caused the aforementioned disruption of the diaphragm.”

The researcher also said that according to the operation’s results “the dog has an incision between its 6th and 9th ribs, whose ends appear as though filed down in the visible ends of each nail, while in turn leaving a square with regard to the incision. It should be noted that the incision on the rib did not occur at the joint.”

Adding further mystery to the case, Simondini stated that “the veterinarian believes that the absence of three ribs are due to the use of a small saw, with a technique that he classifies as very good and masterfully executed.”

The incisions “were flat, but when informed that serrated cuts had been observed in other cases, the veterinarian believed that he could identify similar cuts in the dog, undertaking to provide a more detailed report in this regard.”

As to what was described as perforations to the body, the expert explained, “these were drops and stains of blood on the fur. No perforations, hematomas or any alterations other than what was described in the cut, were present. He mentioned that there are no injuries to be found on the opposite side of the animal’s carcass, or on the face or muzzle.”

Concluding her report, Simondini maintains “the veterinarian did not seem to have a clear opinion on what caused the animal’s injury, but emphatically stated that he was unaware of any similar cases, and that he dismissed the possibility of involvement by carrion animals from the area. He was emphatic about the use of a cutting element that he could not define, as it was unknown to him.”

It would now seem that the mutilation enigma has extended down to dogs.

(Translation (c) 2008, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez, Planeta UFO)