BOOTHWYN, PA - Unconscionable is one of the first words that comes to mind upon viewing the photos and hearing the story of this 3-week old puppy.
Two pit bull puppies were brought to Conchester Animal Hospital on December 21, one with a bad cut on his back, by a man and woman wearing surgical gloves.
The cut on the 3-week-old puppy was described as a deep, thin slice down to the chest cavity.
After a number of conflicting stories about how the dog ended up in this condition, the couple admitted they'd done it as part of a pain-conditioning ritual to prepare the puppy for dog fighting.
They were told it would cost $350 for the dog's stitches. The couple claimed to only have $20 and refused to allow the receptionist to adopt them.
Michele Lord, who was at the clinic at the time, followed them out and asked what they were planning to do with the puppies. She was told that they were just planning to "throw them somewhere."
She pleaded with the couple to let her adopt the puppies, and luckily they agreed to give her the injured male. Michelle, and her mother Dolly, had the puppy treated for his injuries and have been nursing him back to health ever since. Sadly, we have no information about the other puppy.
Justice Rescue of Havertown, with their zero tolerance for animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect, has stepped up to help authorities search for this couple, reportedly from Chester. Justice Rescue is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/persons responsible.
If you have any information about this inhumane crime, please call 215-942-6363.
Our thanks to Michele and Dolly Lord for getting involved and coming to the rescue of this severely injured puppy.
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