A dog, whose back legs had exposed bone where paws should be, was euthanized in Missouri last weekend, and now, an animal cruelty task force is hoping to find the person who should have been responsible for the dog, reported Tuesday's KSDK News.
A $1,000 reward has been offered by the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force, for information leading the identity of the dog's owner.
The two-year-old Dalmation mix, dubbed "Pepper," by the humane society, was abandoned early on Saturday morning at the facility's headquarters on Macklind Avenue; the young dog was so grievously injured that veterinarians opted to humanely euthanize her.
It is unclear what happened to the dog's rear legs, but by the time she was found, gangrene, up to her ankles, had set in; the incredible pain left Pepper unable to walk. Abrasions on her knees indicated that she had been dragging herself, and the muscles in her rear legs had already atrophied from the lack of use.
Anyone who recognizes this dog, or who has information on this case of animal cruelty, is asked to call the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty hotline at 314-647-4400.
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