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Affectionate and sweet, Bryn is slowly recovering after her owners allegedly attacked and seriously injured her.
Affectionate and sweet, Bryn is slowly recovering after her owners allegedly attacked and seriously injured her.
BC SPCA

Bryn, a friendly, female, pit bull mix is slowly recuperating in a foster home in Vancouver after her owners allegedly beat her in a blunt force trauma attack causing serious injuries reported GlobalNews.ca. The owners were charged with animal cruelty on Wednesday after a lengthy BC SPCA investigation.

Joseph White and Elizabeth Johnston face jail time, fines, and an extended ban on owning animals if found guilty of the vicious attack. In April, BC SPCA Constable Erika Paul rushed the dog to an emergency veterinarian after becoming aware that the owners didn't seek out medical care for the seriously injured animal. Paul states:

“When she came into our care Bryn had extensive injuries to her head, torso, legs and teeth. Her skin was split open on the top of her head and she had bruising around the right side of that injury, as well as a swelling and broken front leg, lacerations under her left armpit and abrasions on her front right leg. Bryn also had significant bruising to the right side of her torso, a broken canine tooth and was experiencing neurological deficits that impacted her back legs, making it hard for her to stand or move around.”

According to ctv news.ca, it took weeks for Bryn to become strong enough to even stand.

Bryn has become a favorite at the SPCA, and will not be returned to her owners. When she is well enough, the adorable pooch will be available for adoption.

White and Johnston are scheduled to appear in Western Communities Courthouse on June 26.

The BC SPCA has been seeking donations to help with the rising cost of Bryn's medical care. If you would like to donate, please click here.

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