Young puppy maimed with scissors

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A young pit bull puppy, fondly referred to as a “pitopotamus” was recently discovered with horribly maimed ears – ears which were presumably chopped off with scissors. According to Monday’s 12 News, the seven-week-old puppy was taken to Arizona’s Maricopa County Animal Care and Control on July 7 and promptly sent to a foster home to spend time recovering.

Despite the crude cropping attempt, the tiny pup appears to be in otherwise good health – followers of the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Facebook page are enamored by the cute pup and have been enjoying video clips posted to the shelter’s Facebook page.

The pup, dubbed “Pistol,” has garnered a lot of adoption interest. On Tuesday, the shelter addressed those who are interested in providing him with a new home:

As you can imagine, Pistol the Pitopatomus has generated a lot of interest from folks wanting to adopt. He’s currently in foster care and will most likely remain there for a couple more weeks.
In the meantime, if you or someone you know wants to adopt this adorable seven-week-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix, please send us a brief email explaining why YOU are the best family for Pistol. We will review the write-ups with Pistol’s foster mom to determine who is a good fit.
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(Photo Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Facebook page)

4 replies
  1. Linda Szymoniak says:

    Give me a pair of scissors and five minutes with the monster(s) who did this to this sweet puppy…..

  2. Penny's Dachshund says:

    What a Rotten and abusive thing to do to a helpless pup!!! Thankfully he wasn’t left with the Psycho that maimed him so horribly !!! The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department needs to file abuse charges against this individual and keep them from getting another dog and doing the same thing…. They must have been going to use him for fighting….


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