An injured German shepherd dumped on the side of the road Monday afternoon in Harris County, Texas, was found with several serious open wounds and duct tape covering her eyes, reports AbcNews.
A Precinct 1 deputy found the dog lying near Rushcreek Drive and Spears Road. The Houston SPCA veterinary team determined the female, injured German shepherd suffered head trauma, had her muzzle taped shut and had multiple tumors that appeared to have been punctured.
“Dogs get dumped on the side of the road all the time. Unfortunately the duct tape issue isn’t a rare occurrence and it does happen. People sometimes will duct tape the dog because they bark too much and things like that but it really causes an extensive amount of damage to the skin and the tissue of the dog. So, it’s certainly nothing that’s acceptable,” stated Sgt. Christine Kendrick.
The Houston SPCA veterinary team worked hard to ease the female dog’s pain and ascertain her injuries. It was soon determined that she could not be saved as her skull had been crushed; she was humanely euthanized.
The Houston SPCA has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identity, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for such a cruel deed. Information can be reported at Houston SPCA at (713)869-7722 or Precinct 1 at (713)755-7628. Rest in peace sweet dog.
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