A one-year-old friendly Detroit puppy still wags her tail even though veterinarians say the dog chewed part of her rear leg off after getting a cord wrapped around it. According to the Detroit Pit Crew, a non-profit rescue organization, volunteers received a call from a neighbor concerned about the dog who appeared to have part of her leg missing.
“We responded and went to the location (on the city’s east side) and found this poor dog, now named August in poor condition, dragging a chain and with her back leg partially missing, ” wrote Teresa Sumter on the organization’s Facebook page. “We were unable to make contact with August’s owner and we found out that a cord had gotten wrapped around August’s leg. Her owners weren’t able to remove it, so they left it and eventually August chewed her own leg off.”
In a news report from NewsXyz, the owners surrendered the dog who lived in their garage and whom they had named Princess.
“And there was no emotion when we were taking the dog. It wasn’t like, ‘oh thank you for taking care of Princess. Thank you for coming here to help her.’ It’s just like, ‘here you go. I signed. Goodbye.'”
The rescue group rushed August to the veterinary hospital where she will need the rest of her leg amputated once she is in stable condition. Sadly, the young pup also suffers from tetanus and neglect and will need further treatment. Veterinarians at Center Line Veterinary Hospital stated the dog could have chewed off her leg because the wrapped cord was causing too much pain or because her leg began to rot.
When a member of the household where August lived, had been asked if they were aware that August must have been in excruciating pain to have actually chewed off her part of her limb, the resident stated the dog had already been living in the garage when they moved in, and they did not own the dog. It is not known if a criminal investigation into animal cruelty charges will be pursued. For now, the concern is helping August heal.
Donations to help can be made through PayPal at Detroitpitcrew@hotmail.com or they can be made by calling Center Line Veterinary Hospital at 586-758-5620. A YouCaring account can be found by clicking here.
Get well soon August.
(Photos of Detroit puppy via Faceboook)
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Check out the full interview when August was found:
Dog in Detroit chewed off his leg after a cord was wrapped around it. Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue talks with Syma Chowdhry about the pup.
Posted by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 on Thursday, August 3, 2017