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Abused puppy with cigar burns rescued from subzero conditions

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control via CBS Minneapolis

Two days ago, a pit bull puppy who was severely abused at the hand of a cruel person, was pulled from the Minneapolis Animal Care and Control facility by Saveabull Rescue.

The puppy, dubbed "Jarvis," was found roaming the streets when the outdoor temperature was a frigid 25 degrees below zero. Thanks to the efforts of an alert good Samaritan, animal control officers were alerted to the situation and the four-month-old pup was caught and taken out of the cold.

According to CBS Minnesota, an animal control officer with Minneapolis Animal Care and Control noted that Jarvis would not have survived more than a few more hours in the bitter cold.

Jarvis' problems went beyond his time in the cold - his body was also littered with cigar burns.

Animal control officer Jacob Young stated:

These are injuries that are not consistent with dog fighting,”

They’re injuries consistent with human abuse to a dog.

This week, Jarvis went to Saveabull Rescue, which stated:

Little Jarvis was just sprung from animal control! He's off to his first vet appointment then to his loving foster home. Get ready to be spoiled, little one.

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