Puppy With Ears Cut Off Found in Dumpster

December 3rd, 2010
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Animal Services is currently investigating a horrific case of animal cruelty.

In San Diego, a woman named Patricia Garcia found a one-month old puppy in a dumpster outside of a Target store. She and her family heard what sounded like whimpering coming from a nearby dumpster. The puppy’s ears had been cruelly cut off, and he was in need of urgent veterinary care. They rushed him to the San Diego Department of Animal Services.

Veterinarians suspect that his ears were probably cut off with scissors or a serrated knife.

The question everyone is asking is “Why would anyone do such a horrible thing?”

The puppy, named “Sunny” by the staff at the Department, needed a foster home before he could be adopted.

Candy Schumann, Volunteer Executive Director of Spay and Neuter Action Project (SNAP), is serving as Sunny’s foster mother. She says that the puppy is doing great. “The damage is mostly cosmetic,” according to Schumann.

“He is doing fantastically. He is very confident, healthy, active, loves to play, and can entertain himself,” she said.

A $3,000 reward is being offered by the San Diego Animal Advocates for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this abuse. If a suspect is identified, they will face felony animal abuse charges, which could carry prison time and fines.

“Whoever did this malicious act needs to be brought to justice,” said Dawn Danielson, Director of the Department of Animal Services.

The puppy will continue to receive veterinary care by the Department’s “Spirit Fund.” Anyone interested in donating to the fund can do so online at http://www.sddac.com/donations.asp.

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