In Danville, Va., a severely injured, neglected dog has been rescued from a miserable existence on the end of a short chain, and the dog's owner is facing numerous violations as a result, reported Thursday's WSET News.
Police issued the dog's owner, 43-year-old Paula Snipes Easley, with multiple misdemeanor neglect and cruelty charges after discovering that her female pit bull was living on the end of a one foot chain, which restricted the dog's movement.
The dog, "Dawn," was also suffering from a deeply embedded collar; the injuries to her neck are so severe that they will require several surgeries to repair. When officers arrived, the dog's wounded neck was covered in flies and crawling with maggots.
Dawn was taken to a veterinarian for care.
Dawn, the abused pit bull, is still at the veterinary hospital. The veterinarians and staff tell us she is a very sweet dog, and patiently endures the cleaning, bandage changes, poking, and prodding. There is good news -- she is heartworm negative!
According to the humane society, a custody hearing is scheduled for Sept. 11; the shelter will be petitioning the court for custody of Dawn.
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