A dog is said to be “barely hanging on” after a severe beating by a man who has been identified as 22-year-old Mark Hurd. The dog, a pit bull named “Chance,” was coughing up blood and limping when police arrived to the Everett, Massachusetts home on Friday.
According to Fox 25 News, when officers arrived, Hurd was dragging the dog down the driveway of a house on Floyd Street. “It’s extremely disappointing to see this type of violence perpetrated on an animal especially a domesticated pet,” Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie said. “The Everett Police Department takes these cases seriously and would like to remind the public to report abuse of this type if they witness it.”
Chance was transported to an emergency veterinarian for care but his prognosis seems to be grim given the “barely hanging on” statement from the authorities. The dog’s alleged abuser is being held without bail – he is facing animal cruelty charges in addition to a probation violation.
(Screenshot via Fox 25)
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