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Case ID: 19494
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Thursday, Mar 22, 2012

County: El Paso

Disposition: Open
Case Images: 3 files available

Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

A small terrier was found stuck to a bush, with a chain wrapped around her neck in East El Paso on Thursday night.

On Friday morning, the man who found her brought the dog to Pet Guardian Angel where rescuers estimated that she was anywhere from 6 to 9 months old.

"The hook was buried so deep I never knew it was there last night," Johnson said while showing KFOX14 News crews the chain. "What you see on it is blood, skin and fur."

The wounds on the little dog's neck were deep and very graphic. It looked like someone tried to saw her head off with a large knife. The wounds came from a chain that animal rescuers say must have been put on months ago, when the dog was much smaller.

"The chain was embedded underneath here so bad that it was an inch deep," Johnson said.

Sheriff's deputies said even though the owner could face animal cruelty charges, proving who owns the dog could be difficult. Also, proving that this was no accident could also be a challenge.

Pet Guardian Angel needs help with medical bills for the dog. If you'd like to help, you can call them at (915) 598-0411.


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