Police in Brimfield, Ohio are seeking any information about the person who dumped a deaf white puppy in a box on the side of the road, as reported by the Akron Beacon Journal on Jan. 15, 2013. The dog, believed to be a Boxer, appears to be approximately eight weeks old.
A concerned citizen who found the puppy on Tallmadge Road turned her over to Brimfield Police, who have been actively searching for the owner, or any other information about the incident. According to posts on the Brimfield Police Facebook page, the person responsible for abandoning the puppy is asked to come in on his or her own, before facing more serious consequences. Chief Oliver:
If you are the person who dropped this puppy off, I am willing to speak with you about your error in judgement....if you call us first. If we have to find you, the time for talking will be with a judge......
Cared for this weekend by her friends in blue, the puppy has since been turned over to a local pet rescue, One of a Kind Pets in Akron, where she will remain until she is available for adoption.
Many white dogs are also deaf, due to a genetic fault where there is no pigment in the inner ear. Even though they cannot hear, dogs that are deaf can get along just as well as dogs with normal hearing. Being deaf is neither life threatening nor a sentence to poor quality of life for a dog any more than it is in a human. With a few adaptations, a deaf dog can live a normal, healthy life that poses no interference to their family.
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