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CLEVELAND: Puppy shot in face
On Feb 21, a 3-month-old pit bull-mix puppy was found near the street in the 12700 block of Gay Avenue near East 127th Street in Cleveland. (See a photo of the puppy in the list.)
"The dog appeared to have been shot at least four times in the face," Chief Animal Control Officer John Baird said. "Some pellets were visible."
The brown and white puppy underwent surgery at the Family Pet Clinic and was transferred to the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter. The veterinarian removed more than 30 birdshot pellets from the puppy. Several pellets were too deep to be removed and the injuries may leave her blind, PAWS director Amy Beichler said.
Anyone with information on who owned or shot the puppy is asked to call ChiefHumane Officer Jed Mignano, 216-377-1630, at the Cleveland Animal Protective League, or Crime Stoppers, 216-252-7463. Reward money is available from Crime Stoppers and the Humane Society of the United States, which is offering up to $5,000 for information that leads to a cruelty conviction.
CLEVELAND: Mutilated dog found at Edgewater Park
Around January 30, a person walking their dog at Edgewater Park happened upon the remains of a small dog that had been mutilated. The dog’s body was in pieces and all of its paws were wrapped in gauze and tape.
The Cleveland Animal Protective League was called out to investigate. Sharon Harvey, Executive Director of the APL, said it is difficult to determine what exactly happened to the little disfigured dog.
Reportedly, this is not the first time a mutilated dog has been found at the park.
The APL does not know if the dog was buried there and dug up and dismembered by a predator, or if it is the work of a sick and cruel individual.
If you have any information on this or have seen any other dead dogs at the park, please contact the Cleveland APL Humane Hotline at 216-277-1630.
BRIMFIELD: Deaf puppy dumped along road
Brimfield Police are looking for leads as to who dumped a deaf puppy inside of a box on the side of Tallmadge Rd. near the Rootstown line on January 12. (See a photo of the puppy in the list).
The white female boxer puppy, deaf, and estimated to be 8 weeks old, was found by a passerby.
“We figured the puppy was not ‘lost’ simply because ‘lost’ dogs are not left in a cardboard box on the side of a busy highway. To say I am aggravated about this would be a greatly minimizing,” Police Chief David Oliver wrote on the Department’s Facebook page.
“I would imagine that someone either bought the puppy or was given the puppy and after realizing the puppy is deaf, did a thing which lacks extreme character: they put the puppy in a box and dropped it off.”
If you have information about the person who abandoned this puppy, please contact Brimfield Police at: 330-673-7716
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