Four puppies belonging to the dog who was dragged behind a pickup truck have now been found, Justice for Andra Grace's Facebook page reported December 9. The latest addition to this reunited family came only a few hours ago when Little Oliver was handed over to a SNARR representative.
SNARR has been told the remaining puppies have died, but believe that may or may not be fact. The rescue won't stop looking-and hoping-that Andra Grace's remaining pups will be found. It's their hope, and belief, that the other pups are being hidden away so as not to be evidence in the animal cruelty case against Roger Dennis Owens, who received a "ticket" for animal cruelty last week.
Here's an update on the puppies, who were all in serious condition when first seen by a vet following their rescue.
Little Oliver joined his siblings today and is being cared for by SNARR Northeast, the rescue that has stepped up to accept responsibility for their care.
Little Wyatt, who had rallied after being near death, has died. His tiny body simply couldn't fight off all of the neglect he suffered and he turned septic. The vet staff heard Wyatt make a little noise as he went into cardiac arrest. Neither CRP nor atropine could save the pup.
Little Suzie is out of the emergency vet and back with her foster family. Except Suzi has turned out to be a "he" instead of a "she." The people who returned Suzi to the rescue had already named the pup, and no one thought to check, despite being seen by two vets. So Suzy is now Sully.
Sully has a serious abscess on his leg and will have to be watched closely to prevent it from turning septic like his brother. Sully has been in foster care for several days now and is running around and playing. Hopefully the antibiotics he's being given will help him heal.
Little Maxwell had to receive IV fluids due to severe hydration. He and his sister Abigail are happy to be back together. Maxwell is home from the hospital after receiving IV fluids for dehydration. Him and Abigail seem happy to be together.
SNARR Northeast is working with local fosters in providing temporary care until the pups, along with mama Andra Grace, are well enough to travel to be adopted out to loving homes.
None of the pups will be going back to the families who had them. While SNARR recognizes these may be good people, the rescue is happy that the new owners did what was in the best interest of the puppies and turned them over to SNARR so they could receive the care they so desperately need.
SNARR is grateful that those who turned Andra Grace's puppies over to their rescue are now busy trying to help locate the other missing pups. Hopefully they are still in the community, and Marietta is a close knit country community.
As for Roger Owens, the man charged with dragging Andra Grace behind his pickup truck, his case is still being handled by Greenville County Animal Control. A representative with SNARR spoke with a Greenville County Sheriff's Department staff member today who informed the rescue their department was not yet in charge of the case. Owens has a court date set for December 20.
Greenville County Solicitor's office is still considering an upgrade on the animal cruelty charge, since Owens has a previous conviction of malicious cruelty.
This Examiner article covers how Owens has a criminal record dating back over 20 years. Some of the crimes he was convicted on, especially malicious cruelty to animals and assault on a police officer, are serious offenses. What does it take for a criminal in Greenville County to receive a just punishment?
If you would like to contribute to the fund set up to care for Andra Grace and her pups, a donation page has been set up at You Caring. Please help if you can. Not only does Andra Grace need the funds to cover her treatment, there are expensive treatments necessary to save the lives of her little family.
Andra Grace is doing well, considering the horrific cruelty inflicted upon her starving body. Be sure to stay up to date with this sweet girl via Facebook.
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