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Jerod Mayo calls trainer 'disgusting' and 'inhumane' after missing dog found dead in her apartment

Alex Reimer
August 07, 2018 - 9:34 am
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Ex-Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo has spent the last two months looking for his lost English bulldog. But as it turns out, the dog was found dead inside of his trainer’s apartment.

The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found the dead body of the dog, Knox, in the closet of Amelia Ferriera’s Cranston home. In June, Wrentham police reported Knox had gone missing during a walk with Ferriera, who’s being charged with one count of obstruction and could face charges of animal cruelty. Ferriera later said Knox had gone missing from his crate.

The RISPCA sats Ferriera knew about Knox’s whereabouts for some time, and hid them from Mayo and his wife. The couple posted an impassioned message on Instagram Monday, calling the trainer’s purported actions “inhumane.”

“Unfortunately, the answers we prayed for regarding Knox aren’t ones we were ready to face,” the post reads. “Knox has passed and his BODY WAS FOUND IN THE HOME OF THE OFFLEASH TRAINER. IT’s disgusting and inhumane that a company full of “dog lovers” would hide a family pet IN A CLOSET FOR TWO MONTHS and compulsively lie and send us on a wild goose hunt and our kids on an emotional rollercoaster.”

Unfortunately, the answers we prayed for regarding Knox aren’t ones we were ready to face. Knowing what we know now about @offleashk9trainingprov @offleashk9training we mentally explored every outcome possible and the reality is we were right. Knox has passed and his BODY WAS FOUND IN THE HOME OF THE OFFLEASH TRAINER. IT’s disgusting and inhumane that a company full of “dog lovers” would hide a family pet IN A CLOSET FOR TWO MONTHS and compulsively lie and send us on a wild goose hunt and our kids on an emotional rollercoaster. Staging him running away, him being stolen, even him drowning having us knocking on doors sending us false leads as we searched two states. We’ve hired scuba teams, private investigators, lawyers and more when they knew they HAD HIM IN THEIR HOME IN A TRASH BAG tucked away the whole two months. Yeah A TRASH BAG! We raised Knox like our child as you guys can see from our photos and those of you who know us. It hurts to have to accept that our beloved Knox was thought of as trash as they saw our family hurting. Currently all that these people are facing is obstruction. Not animal cruelty----‍♀️ or filing false police reports or for plain ole tossing someone’s family member in a trash bag and storing it! From the Mayo family, we want to thank all of the people who spent countless hours looking for Knox. To our social media family, thank you for posting every day. We still have work to do.....we need to bring awareness to this problem so it never happens again. This is just getting started #repost #justice4knox #knoxmayo #offleashk9training #olk9training #olk9ri #offleashk9 #ripknox #knoxslaw

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