Named Lucy's Angel by a woman who found the three-month-old puppy behind the Swaim Veterinary Clinic in Oklahoma City on Monday, the tiny little canine's injuries were just too severe to afford her any quality of life.
Louann Ervin tried to help the adorable little pug and chihuahua mix, but when she saw the puppy scoot away on just her front legs, Ervin knew the injuries were severe. It appeared the dog may have been hit by a car and injured less than 24 hours before she was discovered.
According to kfor.com, both back paws were broken, bone was exposed, and it was feared Lucy's Angel also had a broken back. An unknown person had applied a purple solution to the pup's injured paws alerting the veterinarian and authorities that someone had likely tried to treat the dog and then decided to just abandon her.
Deliberately abandoning an animal is animal cruelty. Domestic cats and dogs are not equipped for life in the streets or in the wild. Much too often they die miserable deaths from injury, hunger or lack of veterinary care.
In Oklahoma, animal abandonment is a criminal misdemeanor.
Lucy's Angel was humanely euthanized, but that doesn't make her suffering any less tragic and criminal. If anyone has any information about the owner of this little puppy, please notify the authorities.
Rest in peace little precious one.
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