According to Thursday's Metro News, an 18-month-old dog sustained severe injuries during a brutal attack in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, earlier this month.
Authorities arrested 24-year-old Steven Helfer, owner of the victimized dog, named "Breezy."
Helfer allegedly attacked the Labrador/shepherd mix with a shovel and a rake, and then threw her into a dumpster.
According to a petition, created to obtain justice for the injured dog, witnesses saw Helfer repeatedly kick the dog, and then beat her; they allege that the dog was then loaded into a wheelbarrow and dumped into a trash container.
Those who bore witness to the beating claim that the man threatened to attack anyone who tried to intervene on the dog's behalf.
Breezy, who is currently in the care of the Ottawa Humane Society, suffered a multitude of serious injuries in the attack.
On Friday, the Ottawa Humane Society posted the following information about Breezy's condition:
Breezy came through anesthesia well and is recovering in the care of the OHS. She was anesthetized Thursday to allow veterinarians to get a closer look at her head wounds with X-rays.
Vets were able to examine Breezy’s eye and found she may need to have it removed. A decision about her eye will be made in the coming days.
Vets also stitched up some deep lacerations on Breezy’s face and body. She will be anesthetized again next week to allow vets to remove teeth broken in the attack.
Helfer is facing several charges including: injuring or endangering animals, willfully causing unnecessary pain and suffering or injury to an animal, and intimidation, criminal harassment and assault with a weapon.
Click here to read/sign the petition for Breezy.
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