~ In Memory of Valentina ~
On February 14th 2009, a man walking his dog discovered a blood soaked blanket on wasteland in Iron Acton – a village on the outskirts of Bristol.
Obviously alarmed, he investigated the contents and was horrified to find a dead black female greyhound.Her ears had been hacked off to prevent her from indentified by her tattoos and even more macabre – this poor girl was heavily pregnant with six puppies.
Unlike Rusty, who was dumped on a Welsh mountainside in similar circumstances and despite months of investigations – DNA profiling, leafleting campaigns and public appeals – her true identity has never been determined and her killer(s) walk amongst us today – unpunished for this atrocious and barbaric crime.
In memory of Valentina – Thomasz Adamski has captured her spirit in a restful pose and one which is befitting to remember her by.
Please click here to view Valentina’s remembrance page and view Thomasz’s beautiful portrait of her.