A man whose beloved husky was attacked with battery acid is campaigning for Michigan state to create a registry of animal abusers.
***Warning. Graphic images below may be disturbing to some readers.****
Matt Falk went to let his Husky, Logan, out of his outdoor kennel where he regularly slept on the morning of March 13, 2012 only to discover an unknown assailant had attacked Logan sometime during the night.
Logan had been sprayed with battery acid, which blinded him and burned his snout and face severely. The acid burned away at Logan's face for several days. "Every night had to have his face scrubbed to remove dead burnt skin. He never cried once," wrote Matt.
The 11-year-old dog received medications to combat the chemical burns, but the drugs and chemicals were hard on the older dog's internal organs and a few months later Logan died.
Matt wrote on his Logan's Law Facebook page, "'On July 9 Logan curled up at my feet as he always did while I worked on his page and went to sleep. When it was his supper time I placed his food in front of him but got no reaction..... He had passed away very peacefully in his sleep with his head resting on my foot."
Logan with Nancy and Matt
Logan's assailant was never found. Since Logan's senseless attack, Matt and his wife Nancy has been honoring Logan's memory by petitioning for Michigan state to create a registry of animal abusers. The two bills, called "Logan's Law" propose that people convicted of animal abuse sign up with a state-wide registry and would remain on the registry for 5 years.
The House bills (Bill 4534 and 4535) were introduced by Republican Rep. Paul Muxlow of Brown City and Democratic Rep. Harvey Santana of Detroit. The bills have been introduced to the state's judiciary committee to be voted upon.
Matt said, "Even though Logans attack was a terrible thing, we have a chance to turn this into something positive for animals all over the state, maybe even the country. Every fire starts from a single spark."
If you are in Michigan State and wish to support Logan's Law, contact your local legislators to let them know how you feel. You can find the names of who represent you at: house.mi.gov and senate.mi.gov.
Logan on the day he died