On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, a pit bull puppy and two adult pit bulls were seized by police and brought to the SPCA of Westchester. It was suspected that the dogs had been abandoned in an apartment, living in filth and squalor.
The 5-month-old puppy suffered serious trauma to his head and face, crushing a part of his skull. Extensive facial wounds were infected and covered in dead tissue, impairing vision in the sunken remaining eye.
In the days ahead, "little puppy", as our staff has been calling him, will require pain management, antibiotics, daily anesthesia, wound management and bandage changes. Weeks ahead will mean many surgeries, removal of the right eye, facial reconstruction and skin grafts to cover the extensive facial wounds. The severe abuse and neglect this puppy endured caused him to suffer terribly; we can't imagine who would be so cruel.
Despite the severity of his injuries, "little puppy" is the sweetest thing, responding favorably to the loving attention he is receiving from our SPCA staff.
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An investigation into the cause of the puppy's injuries is underway and anyone with pertinent information about this case is asked to contact the SPCA's confidential animal abuse hotline at 914-941-7797.
FROM THE AUTHOR, LYNNE GOBIOFF:
Pit bulls are often the target of people's prejudices but these dogs are loyal, loving companions when raised in the proper homes and environment, however, so many of them are sold into fighting rings where they are abused, tortured, and killed. What you can do -
- Report suspected abuse to the authorities
- Vote for strict laws and even stricter punishments for those who participate in dog fighting
- Find it in your heart, no matter how small it is, to make a donation to the SPCA who takes care of dogs like little puppy and hundreds of others that have no homes. SPCA is a no kill shelter.